Author Archives: The Ginger Cat
There have been Doctor Who fans for as long as there has been Doctor Who. And like the show itself, fandom has spent decades evolving into a global phenomenon, with enthusiasts in such far-flung territories as the United States, China … Continue reading
Eric has a nasty fall after unaccountably finding himself at the top of a very large radio telescope. As it’s curtains for him, Mike and Richard make the best of things and have a chat about the recent Doctor Who trailers, the … Continue reading
In the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, showrunner Chris Chibnall describes the meticulous preparations to reveal Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor in the original trailer. Despite all the secret plotting, the plan nearly came off the tracks when … Continue reading
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The Grumpcasters conclude their discussion about the Omnirumour and reasons to be optimistic about our prospects for the return of more missing Doctor Who. Servo also froths about Australia, Richard is oddly pink and Eric can’t stop saying verisimilitude when … Continue reading
DOCTOR WHO STARS WENDY PADBURY, CAROLE ANN FORD AND SOPHIE ALDRED TALK EXCLUSIVELY IN DWM! Wendy Padbury, who played Second Doctor companion Zoe, recalls how the part she played in Doctor Who was ahead of its time: “She was a … Continue reading
Eric’s having bad dreams again, but Mike and Richard are on hand to distract him by chatting about the history of Missing Episodes. The Grumpcasters then tackle the Omnirumour and the prospects of getting more material back from Mr Morris, … Continue reading
The Essential Doctor Who: Adventures in the Future Doctor Who’s predictions of the future have depicted the destruction of planet Earth and the ultimate collapse of the universe. Alien superpowers have subjugated star systems and galactic empires have fallen, leaving … Continue reading
TOM BAKER REVISITS HIS FIRST SERIES AS THE DOCTOR IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! As part of DWM’s detailed preview of the forthcoming Season 12 Blu-ray set, Tom Baker reflects on the role that changed his life. “You know, Doctor Who … Continue reading
Despite the original episode 3 being stolen to order, Eric, Servo and Richard re-record and review the entire Moffat era in a distinctly low brow and shallow way. They’re even nice about bits of it… bits.
From scenes which didn’t make the final cut to characters who were completely edited out… Issue 525 of Doctor Who Magazine brings you the best bits of Doctor Who you never got to see! Doctor Who Magazine 525 also includes: … Continue reading
In 1963 Sydney Newman and Donald Wilson devised an ambitious concept that would stretch the BBC’s technical resources to the limit. In its earliest days Doctor Who was jeopardised by a fierce dispute over facilities. The programme survived, but never … Continue reading
RUSSELL T DAVIES, STEVEN MOFFAT, PAUL CORNELL AND JENNY T COLGAN DISCUSS THEIR NEW TARGET BOOKS IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE Steven Moffat tells DWM: “I asked [Russell] why he was doing a novelisation, and he said, … Continue reading
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NEW EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MATT STREVENS IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE Matt Strevens – who also produced An Adventure in Space and Time – is working alongside Chris Chibnall to bring the 2018 series of Doctor … Continue reading
After a failed interview with the super special guest, Eric, Richard and Servo play Parse the Parcel, take a look at The Enemy of the World Special Edition and have a few titters along the way.
Eric and Servo take an often cheesed-off look at TUAT (however that’s pronounced), the politics of Moffat, the next Doctor, collecting the Target books and upcoming releases then take a deep dive into the dreaded Omnirumour… and all in under … Continue reading
The Essential Doctor Who: Science and Technology Ever since the TARDIS was first revealed in 1963, Doctor Who has presented a bewildering array of alien technology and gadgetry. Human scientific knowledge can do nothing to explain the mysteries of the astonishing devices … Continue reading
PETER CAPALDI, SUSAN CALMAN AND COSPLAY IN THE NEW ISSUE OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE! Issue 522 also sheds new light on the Dalek craze of the 1960s, as agent Beryl Vertue and writer Brad Ashton remember the roles they played. … Continue reading
At the end of 2017 a remarkable chapter in the history of Doctor Who draw to a close. Two incarnations of the Time Lord overcame an existential threat… before the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor heralded a bold new era for the … Continue reading