The Ambassadors of Death

A review of the DVD for Doctor Who Magazine, from 2012 ______________________________________________________________________________________ ‘Exile’ is too grand a description for the sentence handed down to the Doctor at the end of his original trial. Aside from changing his face – which admittedly could be argued to be a form of capital punishment – all the TimeContinue reading “The Ambassadors of Death”

The Daemons

A review of the DVD for Doctor Who Magazine, from 2012. (Sadly, there was no room for my theory that Bok is the Master’s Tardis. A glow-eyed, peripatetic statue, like a mini Melkur. At the the end of this story, it sits there, cross-legged, in the churchyard, waiting for the Master to escape from prison.)Continue reading “The Daemons”

Day of the Daleks

A review of the DVD for Doctor Who Magazine, from 2011 ____________________________________________________________________________ It’s the night of 11 September, Nineteen Seventy-*cough*, and our world teeters on the brink of World War Three. The Chinese are massing on the Russian border, and they’re not there for the duty-free vodka. Fingers are itchy on nuclear triggers, and theContinue reading “Day of the Daleks”

Planet of the Spiders

A review of the DVD for Doctor Who Magazine, from 2011 _________________________________________________________________________________ For Doctor Who, the ‘season finale’ seems a new idea – an American import that came packaged with the ‘story arcs’ we admired back when our own playground was closed and we were left peering through the fence at Buffy Summers, Fox MulderContinue reading “Planet of the Spiders”