Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Free the First Doctor!

The 2019 Doctor Who Appreciation Society annual is out, this time with a First Doctor theme! Fiona Moore and Alan Stevens have two articles in this excellent publication, one on "The Web Planet" and the other concerning Terry Nation's remarkable and much superior original first draft of "The Chase".

Download your free copy here. A limited run of print copies will be sold for charity, and can be obtained from the Doctor Who Appreciation Society.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Foundation and Empire

The new issue of the academic journal Foundation, a literary journal focusing on SF, contains an article by Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore on postcolonial themes in "Remembrance of the Daleks". It's available for purchase at this link.

Friday, 4 January 2019

A writer writes!

Alan Stevens got a very Cool e-mail recently, reproduced here with permission:


 Just found this on the net and enjoyed it.

No idea when it was posted but I just hope that no.32 about the Whizzkid is one of the three silly things. When asked, I've always explained that originally Greatest Show was much more about computer games and there was a character called the Whizzkid because he was a brilliant games player. Then we dropped the computer stuff (thank God) and had a character left called the Whizzkid whom I unilaterally decided to turn into a nerdy fan of the Circus.

 Build High for Happiness.

Stephen Wyatt

So, for your perusal, here is the article again with the new Item 32:

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Last-minute Christmas shopping time!

Stuck for a present for the Battlestar Galactica fan on your list! Just released from Sequart Publishing,  Somewhere Beyond the Heavens is a comprehensive and entertaining book of articles about old and new series, and one of those is by Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore! Click the link for details.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Wait, Anthony Ainley is dressed up as *what* now?

Christmas is time for panto, and you don't get much more panto than Time-Flight. The latest 50 Things... takes you through the tinsel, the glitter, the borderline-dodgy humour, the people dressing up and the topical references, to explore the strangest Doctor Who story ever to be set in an airport. Climb aboard the Concorde!

The Black Archive on The Robots of Death

It's official! Obverse Books' The Black Archive series, which is a collection of book-length in-depth examinations of every Doctor Who story from 1963 to the present, has announced that their volume on The Robots of Death will be coming out in 2020, and will be written by Magic Bullet's own Fiona Moore, scriptwriter on Hidden Persuaders and extensive contributor to the Articles page. More details closer to the time!