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”

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”

The War Games

A review of the DVD for Doctor Who Magazine, from 2009.  _____________________________________________________________ The War Games is an exceptional Doctor Who story, with an outstanding opening episode. It certainly doesn’t hang about. The TARDIS arrives in the midst of the First World War, and the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe are immediately swept into the maelstrom. DodgingContinue reading “The War Games”