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Gary Dorr

The TARDIS Cabinet Maker

From Eugene, Oregon


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Time For The Upgrade

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Who Reviews: The Ark in Space

Reviewed by Tom J Toaduff
Broadcast 25th January 1975

Good old classic Who, from the days where people didn’t complain about silly monsters or plotlines. Anyway, this episode features the 4th Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry Sullivan visiting an old Space 

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Who Reviews - The Romans

Written by Dennis Spooner
Broadcast 16 January – 6 February 1965
Reviewed by Simon Mallinson


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Who Review: Robots of Death


Written by Chris Boucher
Broadcast 29th January – 19th February 1977
Reviewed by Tony J Fyler


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Target Zone March 2015

010 Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit

ISBN 0 426 20123 X
Reviewed by Simon Mallinson


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Who Reviews: Kinda


By Christopher Bailey
Reviewed by Jeff Zyra
Broadcast 1st February 1982

“You can't mend people, can you!? You can't mend people!”

The TARDIS materializes on the planet Deva Loka where there is a small human expedition that is based in a dome and investigating if the lush jungle planet is suitable for colonization.   The Doctor 


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Who Review: The Snowmen


By Steven Moffat
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“It's Smaller On The Outside."



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Who Review: Last Christmas


By Steven Moffat
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“Santa Claus does not do the scientific explanation.”



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Who Book Review: Engines of War

By George Mann
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra
ISBN 978-1849908481



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Book Review: The Silent Stars Go By

Written by Dan Abnett
ISBN 978-1-849-90243-4
Reviewed by Tony Fyler


‘Life is Hard, Death is Easy, Nothing is What it Seems’


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Who Reviews: The Sun Makers

Written by Robert Holmes
Reviewed by Tony J Fyler

There can be little doubt that Robert Holmes was one of the great writers of the Classic era of Doctor Who. Some people would even argue that he was the great writer of the Classic era. When Holmes got 



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Who Reviews: The Invasion

Written by Derrick Sherwin,
From a Kit Pedlar story
Reviewed by Tony J Fyler


In the fifty-one years of Doctor Who history, there is no shortage of iconic imagery and scenes:
The Dalek emerges from the river Thames; the Cybermen emerge from their gigantic tombs on Telos; the giant maggots writhe; the Sea Devils rise out of the water; ‘Do I have the right?’; the suave aristocrat 

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Who Reviews: The Five Doctors

By Terrance Dicks
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“I am being diminished. Whittled away, piece by piece. A man is the sum of his memories, you know. A Time Lord even more so.”

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Who Reviews: State of Decay

By Terrance Dicks
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“Hence it is the directive of Rassilon that any Time Lord who comes upon this enemy of our people and of all living things, shall use all his efforts to destroy him, even at the cost of his own life.”



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Master Class Part 4 – The Queen of Evil

By Tony J Fyler

We've looked at the evolution of the Master in three previous features, charting the change from the Anti-Pertwee of Roger Delgado's incarnation, through the Naked Evil years of Peter Pratt and Geoffrey Beevers, to the Playful Obsessive of Anthony Ainley, through the brief and blood-curdling Derek Jacobi 



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Who Reviews: Death in Heaven

By Steven Moffat
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“You Win.”


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Who Reviews: Dark Water


By Steven Moffat
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“Upload the mind. Upgrade the body.”


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Who Reviews: In the Forest of the Night


By Frank Cottrell Boyce
Reviewed by “Creeper” Zyra



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Who Reviews: The Mind Robber


By Peter Ling
Reviewed by “Creeper” Zyra


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Target Zone October 2014

009 Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos




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Big Finish Review: The Scarifyers


Reviewed by: “Green Tentacles of Death”

This month we venture into another series of audios, The Scarifyers, a Cosmic Hobo production, but happily enough Big Finish has took them under their umbrella.



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Lynda Bellingham
(31st May 1948 - 19th October 2014) 
By DJ Forrest




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Who Reviews: The Wedding of River Song


Written by Steven Moffat
Reviewed by “Doctor Boo” Toaduff


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Who Reviews:  Domain of the Voord


Big Finish – Early Adventures
By Andrew Smith
Reviewed by “Creeper” Zyra


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Who Reviews:  City of Death


Reviewed by “Razorglove” Fyler


When Doctor Who came back in 2005, many people asked many of the same questions. Would the sets be wobbly? No. Would the companions still be screaming girls? Not unless the situation really called for it. Would the Tardis still be a police box? Yes of course. What story from the past would be the keynote for the future? Well, City of Death, obviously.


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Who Reviews: Flatline



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Who Reviews: Mummy on the Orient Express



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Who Reviews: Kill the Moon
By Peter Harness


Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra



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Who Reviews: The Caretaker


By Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra


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Big Finish Tribute

Maggie Stables (Evelyn Smythe)

By Simon Mallinson



We at Project Torchwood, would like to send condolences to the family of Maggie Stables, who after a long illness, finally embarked on the long journey into the unknown.


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Who Reviews: The Tomb of the Cybermen


By Kit Pedler and
Gerry Davis
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra


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Who Reviews: The God Complex


Written by Toby Whithouse
Reviewed by Tony J Fyler




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Who Reviews: Terror of the Zygons


By Robert Banks Stewart
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra



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Target Zone October 2014


009 Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters
ISBN 0 426 11471 X
Reviewed by Simon Mallinson

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Who Reviews: The Angels Take Manhattan
By DJ Forrest

Doctor Who: Series 7
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Nick Hurran
Broadcast: 29 September 2012

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Who Review: Night Terrors


Series 6 Episode 9.
Written by Mark Gatiss
Reviewed by Tom J Toaduff

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Who Reviews: Destiny of the Daleks

Written by Terry Nation
Script Editor: Douglas Adams
Reviewed byTony Fyler
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Who Reviews: Time Heist

By Steven Moffat and
Steve Thompson
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

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Doctor Who:
Listen
By Steven Moffat

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Doctor Who:
Robot of Sherwood


By Mark Gatiss
Series 8
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra


“Shut it, Hoody!”


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Master Class Part 3 -The Master Reborn
By Tony J Fyler

We’ve seen that there are essentially two types of Master: the natural Master, who comes by his body by the normal process of regeneration, and the unnatural Master, either disembodied or forced to steal an existence in order to survive. The first tends to play the role for character, the second, mostly for plot.



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Doctor Who: Into The Dalek



By Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra


“I am not a good Dalek. You are a good Dalek.”

The 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi has his first encounter with the Daleks.  Well it was inevitable that he would as every Doctor has faced the blobs encased in Dalekanium.  We didn’t have to wait long as in the second outing for the 12th Doctor we get to see that meeting in the little bit different type of story and I do mean little as Into the Dalek actually takes us inside a Dalek.


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Hawk Major – The Valiant
By DJ Forrest

UNIT’s greatest weapon designed by an evil genius!


I wanted to be able to lift the lid on the Valiant and peer into the various rooms and corridors, right down to the engine room, weapons rooms, open the casings and peer inside, twiddle a few levers and get a feel for the entire ship as a whole.  Alas, there isn’t a Haynes manual for the Valiant, as there is for the TARDIS, Millennium Falcon and Death Star.  So I had to come up with an alternative. 
Searching for data on the Valiant is extremely difficult as little is known about this warship of the skies, aside from a few small paragraphs in various encyclopaedias and DVD files along with a few photographs.




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Doctor Who: The Gemini Contagion

Written by Jason Arnopp
Read by Meera Syal
Produced by BBC
Published by AudioGo Ltd 2011
ISBN: 978 1471 312083
Reviewed by DJ Forrest


“LISTEN TO ME!  LISTEN TO ME!”


If you follow Jason Arnopp on Twitter you’ll know just how scary some of his tweets can be, especially as he’s about to log out of Twitterland for the evening. Those freakishly ‘Beware of what lies beneath the surface’ kind of tweets, some of which really do make you turn around and stare at the empty space behind you, while you’re at the computer - alone!!!


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Taking a Deep Breath
By DJ Forrest


I know that a lot of people are not fond of Steven Moffat as a writer, and during the Matt Smith era there were a lot of negative comments regarding the stories for each episode.  I have to admit also that there are some stories that still don’t make much sense to me but no doubt at some point, when I re-watch them they will eventually make some kind of sense.  I hope!


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The Devil in Ms Wildthyme


Written by Stephen Cole
Released December 2005
Reviewed by Simon Mallinson

Katy Manning (Iris Wildthyme); Ortis Deley (Tom); David Benson (Panda); Michael Hobbs(Doctor Marwick); Lizzie Hopley (Alice Elbaum); Simon Guerrier (Spectres)



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Target Zone September 2014

008 Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters


Published by Target
ISBN 0 426 11025 0
Reviewed by Simon Mallinson



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Doctor Who – Series 3 – Episode 13 
The Last of the Time Lords


Warning: May contain minor spoilers.
By Tom Toaduff



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Doctor Who: Deep Breath
By Steven Moffat


Directed by Ben Wheatley
Broadcast 23rd August 2014
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra


“We will reach the promise land.”


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Master Class, Part 2 – Rogue’s Gallery

By Tony Fyler


By the time Doctor Who decided the time was right for the return of the Master, a lot had changed in the show. Roger Delgado, who had so emphatically stamped his performance on the role, had been killed in a road accident. Jon Pertwee’s Doctor had bowed out at the end of the following season. Tom Baker’s Doctor had two highly memorable seasons in the role behind him and had just said goodbye to the last on-screen link to the Pertwee years – Sarah-Jane Smith had been summarily shoved out of the Tardis because the Doctor had to go home.

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When Peter Became Colin:

Celebrating Peter Davison’s Last Season
By Jeffrey Zyra


Has it been 30 years already since Peter Davison hung up that Cricket style costume with the stick of celery on it?  Yes it has and if you remember watching the Fifth Doctor during the 80’s then you must be feeling pretty old.  Well maybe not as old as the ones who watched Jon Pertwee turn into Tom Baker 40 years ago this May.   Even still I cannot believe it has been 30 years since Peter Davison regenerated into the robust and blond haired Colin Baker to the amazement of Peri inside the TARDIS console room.  It just ‘Feels different this time.’

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Doctor Who: The Gunfighters


Written by Donald Cotton
Directed by Rex Cotton
Broadcast 30th April – 21st May 1966
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“So fill up your glasses and join in the song. The law’s right behind you and it won’t take long. So come, you coyotes and howl at the moon, Till there’s blood upon the sawdust, In The Last Chance Saloon.”

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Doctor Who: The Chase
  
Written by Terry Nation
Directed by Richard Martin
Broadcast 22nd May – 26th June 1965
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“I shall miss them. Yes, I shall miss them, silly old fusspots.”

Imagine being chased through space and time.  Imagine the ones chasing you are your most hated enemies The Daleks.   The Daleks have discovered time travel and are now hunting The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki 

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Doctor Who: The Ark


Written by Paul Erickson & Lesley Scott
Directed by Michael Imison
Broadcast 5th – 26th March 1966
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“The success of all we stand for, everything aboard this spaceship is suddenly endangered by the strange fever. A fever brought by these strangers in our midst!”

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Target Zone August 2014

007 Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius

ISBN 0 426 11674 7
Reviewed by Simon Mallinson

Why do so many spaceships crash land on Karn, a bleak, lonely and seemingly deserted planet?

Are they doomed by the mysterious powers of the strange, black-robed Sisterhood, jealously guarding their secret of eternal life? Or does the mad Dr Solon, for some evil purpose of his own, need the bodies of the victims?

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Big Finish: Sirens of Time

Reviewed by Simon Mallinson

This is a new area where we look at stories from the Big Finish range.  I have to admit I came late into listening to these audios, this was radically changed when I went to my first Dimension’s Convention.  I was mugged yes mugged by various people lurking in the Big Finish room, reducing my wallet by a few pound.  I have to give a mention to Jason Haigh-Ellery, David Richardson (shy but very friendly), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek Face), Paul Dinnick (the mugger, but lovely man), the lovely and gorgeous Lisa Bowerman, Alex Mallinson (no relation but a treat to talk to), Rob Shearman and Toby Hadoke.

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Target Zone July 2014

Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion  006

Reviewed by Simon Mallinson
ISBN 0 426 11295 4

In this first adventure of this third ‘incarnation’, Doctor Who, Liz Shaw and the Brigadier grapple with the nightmarish invasion of the Autons – living, giant sized, plastic modelled ‘humans’ with no hair and sightless eyes; waxwork replicas and tailor’s dummies whose murderous behaviour is directed by the Nestine Consciousness – a malignant, squid like monster of cosmic proportions and indescribable hideous appearance.  Welcome to Jon Pertwee’s first story. 

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Master Class – Part 1: A Villain For All Seasons
By Tony Fyler

“Who the heck are you? Well?”

“I am usually referred to as the Master.”

“Oh, is that so?”

“Universally.”

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The  Rescue

Writer – David Whitaker
Reviewed by Jeff Zyra
Broadcast 2nd – 9th January 1965
Season 2

  
“You're sorry for me aren't you? I'm perfectly all right, you know. I don't care if nobody ever comes. I'm fine. I'm perfectly all right!”



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The Time Meddler


Writer Dennis Spooner
Reviewed by Jeff Zyra
Broadcast 3rd – 24th July 1965
Season 2

“That is the dematerializing control, and that over yonder is the horizontal hold, up there is the scanner, those are the doors, and that is a chair with a panda on it. Sheer poetry, dear boy. Now please stop bothering me.”

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The War Machines

Written by Ian Stuart Black
Reviewed by Jeff Zyra
Broadcast 25th June – 16th July 1966
Season 3

“DOCTOR….WHO…. Is …. REQUIRED”

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Father's Day 15th June 2014

As with Mother's Day which we featured back in March this year, it seemed only right and fitting that we celebrate Father's Day also.  So here for you all, are the candidates for Father's Day.  See how many you remember!

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Genesis of the Daleks
A Review by
Mickie Newton

Writer     Terry Nation
Director  David Maloney
Music      Dudley Simpson
Starring Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor
Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith
Ian Master as Harry Sullivan
Also
Michael Wisher as Davros
Roy Skelton as the voice of the Dalek

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Tribute to Paul Spragg
By Simon Mallinson


After the untimely and heart wrenching death of Big Finish’s Paul Spragg, a fellow fan and one of the voices on Big Finish Podcasts as well as his many and valued duties.  I would like to say a few words.

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Target Zone June 2014

Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor 005


Writer Terrance Dicks
ISBN 0 426 20103 5
Reviewed by Simon Mallinson
@mallyman72 

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Doctor Who:
The Talons of Weng-Chiang


Writer Robert Holmes
Reviewed by Jeff Zyra
Director David Maloney
Broadcast  26 Feb-2 April 1977

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The Rings of Akhaten


Written by Neil Cross
Directed by Farren Blackburn
Reviewed by Steve Taylor-Bryant
Broadcast 6 April 2013

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Doctor Who:
The Infinite Quest


Written By Alan Barnes
Directed by Gary Russell
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

Broadcast 2 Apr – 29 Jun 2007



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Doctor Who Legacy Torchwood Exclusive
By Jess Griffin

Love Doctor Who and puzzle games? Try Doctor Who Legacy the new free to play game app available on iOS, Google Play and Kindle.

Game Description
Team up with your favourite Doctor and head back through time – revisit your favourite episodes from the TV series and build a team of your favourite companions and allies including Clara, Rory, Amy, River, Sarah Jane, K-9 and dozens more, each of which has their own abilities to help you solve the infinite number of puzzles you’ll face.



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Remembering Kate

By
Carol Drinkwater


My shock at hearing of the death of Kate O’Mara was really quite physical. It hit me like a bullet to the stomach. Kate was an eternal beauty. She was a woman that one might have described as ‘forever young’.  She was born with fine bones and eyes that made you want to swoon but she worked very hard to maintain her beauty. 



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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS


Written by Steve Thompson
Directed by Mat King
Broadcast: 27th April 2013
Reviewed by Steve Taylor-Bryant


Due to the TARDIS’ reluctance to get on with Clara, the Doctor sets the controls to basic and decides to teach Clara how to fly when they get caught by a salvage ship. The Doctor awakes to see a crew of brothers and a crashed TARDIS but no Clara. The Doctor convinces the crew to help rescue Clara and,



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Tooth and Claw

Written by Russell T Davies
Directed by James Hawes
Broadcast 22nd April 2006
Starring David Tennant
Billie Piper
Reviewed by DJ Forrest


“...every full moon the howling rings through the valley.  The next morning livestock would be reported ripped apart, devoured.... Sometimes a child goes missing.  Once in a generation a boy will vanish from his homestead.... 
   Drawings and wood carvings...it’s not a wolf, it’s more than that, this is a man who becomes an animal.”




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The Shakespeare Code

Written by Gareth Roberts
Directed by Charles Palmer
Broadcast 7 April 2007
Reviewed by DJ Forrest


It’s 1599 and the Doctor takes Martha for her first trip in the TARDIS, by way of saying thank you.  Martha is taken to see the greatest man that ever lived, the genius – the most human human there’s ever been.’ William Shakespeare.
However, despite the big build up by the Doctor, Shakespeare’s first words are not quite how he was portrayed in English literature.



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The Dalek Invasion of Earth


Writer Terry Nation
Director Richard Martin
Broadcast 21st November 1964
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

“During all the years I've been taking care of you, you in return have been taking care of me. You are still my grandchild and always will be. But now, you're a woman too. I want you to belong somewhere, to have roots of your own. With David you will be able to find those roots and live normally like any woman should do. Believe me my dear, your future lies with David and not with a silly old buffer like 


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The Aztecs

Writer John Lucarotti
Director John Crockett
Broadcast 23rd May 1964
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

"But you can't rewrite history! Not one line!"

The Aztecs is the second trip to the past for the TARDIS crew and this time it is to one of the more hostile or maybe barbaric in Earth’s history.  The TARDIS lands in 15th century Mexico at the height of The Aztec society.  Barbara is mistaken for the Priestess Yetaxa who the Aztecs believe has returned from the dead and thus is a god.  Barbara sees her chance to try and save the Aztec people by trying to get rid of sacrifices 



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Target Zone May 2014

Doctor Who and the Ark in Space


Writer Ian Marter
Cover Artist Chris Achilleos
ISBN 0-426-11631-3
Release date 10th May 1977
Reviewed by Simon Mallinson



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Hide


Writer Neil Cross
Director Jamie Payne
Broadcast 20 April 2013
Reviewed by Steve Taylor-Bryant

Professor Palmer and his assistant Emma Grayling are ghost hunting at Caliburn House, where Emma's 

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Cold War

Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Broadcast 13 April 2013
Series 7
Reviewed by Steve Taylor-Bryant

A Soviet submarine in the early 80's begins to defrost an ice block it believes contains a Mammoth but it contains something much more evil. The submarine starts to sink and the defrosted creature escapes as 

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The Passing of a Time Lord –
Kate O’Mara Obituary
By Patricia Carline

‘Kate O’Mara dies at the age of 74...
Not an earth-shattering news item in the grand order of things but for those of us who remember the Doctor Who of the 1980s, March 30th 2014 marks the passing of a Time Lord, The Rani – twice a visitor to Earth and protagonist of two Doctors, Colin Baker – the 6th Incarnation and Sylvester McCoy, the 7th Incarnation.

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Happy Mother's Day to the Mother's of Who!

As I'm sure you're aware, Mother's Day falls on different months in different countries.  In the UK it was celebrated on 30th March this year and we thought, what better way than to give thanks to the Mothers of Who.

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William Hartnell
(8th January 1908 – 23rd April 1975)



William Henry Hartnell was born on 8th January 1908 in the slums of London.  He was an only child to Lucy Hartnell who was an unmarried mother.  His father was never mentioned on his birth certificate and although steps were taken to locate him, he was never found. 

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The Target Zone


003 Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara


Written by Terrance Dicks
ISBN 0-426-20108-6
Release date: 24th April 1980

Reviewed by Simon Mallinson @mallyman72

On a peaceful rural planet, where the colourful pageantry of old Ruritania mingles with the ultra-modern android technology, the Doctor becomes a King-maker in spite of himself.

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The Keys of Marinus

“I don't believe that man was made to be controlled by machines. Machines can make laws but they cannot preserve justice. Only human beings can do that.”

Written by Terry Nation
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

Terry Nation the creator of the Daleks is, well, best known to Doctor Who fans for his Dalek stories.  But he has also written a couple of non Dalek stories for Doctor Who and The Keys of Marinus were one of those stories.   It’s not a bad story at all but his later 4th Doctor story “The Android Invasion” is far and away much better than Keys of Marinus.

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Smith and Jones



Episode 1, Series 3
By DJ Forrest
Writer Russell T Davies
Director Charles Palmer
Broadcast 31st March 2007


It’s a busy day and Dr. Martha Jones is on her way to work at the Royal Hope Hospital, the sun is shining.  She receives a phone call from various family members about her brother’s 21st birthday party that’s planned for the evening, and then a phone call from her dad about the same.  Just then a man steps from the crowd, and 

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'Rose'


Written by Russell T Davies
Reviewed by Reece Morris Jones

I should probably add a caveat before I get down to writing about this. I am hugely, massively biased when it comes to Christopher Eccleston's Doctor. Whilst he does tend to appear in roles that are pretty forgettable these days (Thor 2, G.I. Joe-anyone remember his parts?), there was a time that he was THAT actor, in part 

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Remembrance of the Daleks


By Ben Aaronovitch
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

DAVROS: The Daleks shall become Lords of Time! We shall become all..
DOCTOR: Powerful. Crush the lesser races. Conquer the galaxy. Unimaginable power. Unlimited rice pudding, et cetera, et cetera.

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The Mind of Evil

“The mind of evil, Jo. I should have realized. That creature feeds on the evil impulses of the brain.”


By Don Houghton
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

Three situations that are linked together and it is nothing to do with the involvement of UNIT with all these scenarios or is it.  In fact while he is trapped on Earth due to the fact of The Doctor stealing his 

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Logopolis

“It's the end. But the moment has been prepared for.”

By Christopher H. Bidmead
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

The Doctor wants to fix the chameleon circuit and proceeds to head to Earth after much debate with himself.  He explains to Adric what the chameleon circuit can do when working properly and also adds that it was the reason The Master hid from them on Traken.   What he wants to do is go to Earth and measure a Police Box and then go to Logopolis and get a block transfer and hopefully that will fix the chameleon circuit.

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Earthshock


By Eric Saward
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

DOCTOR: Emotions have their uses.
CYBERLEADER: They restrict and curtail the intellect and logic of the mind.
DOCTOR: They also enhance life! When did you last have the pleasure of smelling a flower, watching a sunset, eating a well-prepared meal?
CYBERLEADER: These things are irrelevant.
DOCTOR: For some people, small, beautiful events is what life is all about!

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The Caves of Androzani



By Robert Holmes
Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra

STOTZ: All right, snoop. Hands in the air and over here.
DOCTOR: Why?
STOTZ: Because I'll kill you if you don't.
DOCTOR: Not a very persuasive argument actually, Stotz, because I'm going to die soon anyway. Unless, of course
STOTZ: I'll give you to a count of three.
DOCTOR: Unless, of course, I can find the antidote. I owe it to my friend to try because I got her into this. So you see, I'm not going to let you stop me now!

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Who’s For Cake?
By DJ Forrest


"Have you ever had those little cakes, with the crunchy ball bearings on top... ever had those... those things? Nobody else in the entire galaxy has ever even bothered to make edible ball bearings! Genius!"  



Cakes come in all shapes and sizes, can come traditional or moulded into whatever theme you fancy, can be more than the traditional colour of sponge, with layers and layers of coloured icing, toppings and fillings.  Cakes are wonderful, mouth watering delights which us at Project: Torchwood love more than anything else, well other 

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The Official 50th Anniversary Annual


BBC Books
ISBN 978-1-40591-179-5
Written by Moray Laing
Reviewed by DJ Forrest

The Official 50th Anniversary Annual is jam packed full of exciting pages full of facts, fiction, quizzes and games.  There’s enough to keep any Time Lord in the making amused for hours.  It already had me at the front cover, and the story The 50 Year Delay had me captivated till the last word. 

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The Edge of Destruction

By Jeffrey Zyra

“Accuse us? You ought to go down on your hands and knees and thank us. But gratitude's the last thing you'll ever have, or any sort of common sense either.”

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The Daleks

Reviewed by Jeffrey Zyra



“Your legs are paralyzed. You will recover shortly, unless you force us to use our weapons again. In that case, the condition will be permanent. You two, help him.”

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An Unearthly Child

By Jeffrey Zyra



50 years ago on November 23 a great television phenomenon was born and when two school teachers entered a junkyard and confronted an old man about to enter an out of place Police Box.   What Ian and Barbara, and the people watching on TV, did not know what was in store for them. An Unearthly Child was the beginning of the ride of a lifetime and it all started with a mysterious girl who was, well, a bit alien.

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Malcolm Tierney
(Feb 25, 1938 – Feb 18, 2014)


Malcolm Tierney was born on 25th February 1938 in Manchester.  He was a British actor whose career began in film and television in 1964 where he played the photographer in one episode of No Hiding Place, a tv series that also featured several Doctor Who actors including William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton. 

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Obituary
Roger Lloyd-Pack
Feb 8th 1944-15th Jan 2014
By Mickie Newton


Roger was born on February 8th 1944 in Islington, England to actor Charles Lloyd-Pack, well known for his roles in the famous Hammer House of Horror films and Ulrike Elizabeth Pulay.

Given some of his best known roles it would be easy to think that Roger was not a brilliant man. But he was fluent in German, Italian and French as well as being able to play the piano, and they were just some of his talents.

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Matt Smith Tribute
By Jeffrey Zyra


As the 50th Anniversary year comes to an end we come to the traditional Christmas special.  This year it is a special one as we bid farewell to the 11th Doctor Matt Smith.  Matt Smith was The Doctor for three series spanning four years.  Has it been that long since he took over for David Tennant and will be handing over the baton to Peter Capaldi.  Seems like yesterday when we saw him eat fish fingers and custard and declared ‘Who has the Pandorica.”  It all ends on Christmas day when The Doctor returns to Trenzalore.

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Top 10 Matt Smith Stories
By Jeff Zyra

Now that the Matt Smith era is over we can do a top ten list of his best stories.  There were a lot to choose from and I’m sure some of your favorites did not make the list but hey somebody’s favorite is someone’s least favorite.  So here are the stories that I thought were best stories of the three Series of the Matt Smith era.

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The End of the Eleventh Hour
By Mickie Newton

It is almost a week since I had the joy of seeing not 11, not 12, but 13 Doctors save the day. The Day of the Doctor was the day he finally accepted the self that was the War Doctor, and who is now really the 9th Doctor, making his present incarnation the 12th. But we shall not worry ourselves about that latest wondrous turn of events. I wish to think more about the Doctor who loves fish fingers and custard.

A few days after watching the Day of The Doctor I was chatting with a friend via text messaging and of 

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Daleks Pt 4

The Paradigm Daleks


In Victory of the Daleks we were introduced to a newer breed of Dalek, newer and far glossier than their predecessors.  They had thicker fenders, pretty much reminiscent of those from the 1965 movie ‘Dr Who & The Daleks, by Amicus Productions.  These Daleks were also coloured and varied in rank.

The new Daleks were also taller and slimmer at the sides but held a rather large rear, which was explained as the place for the new Daleks to store further weapons, as of yet still to be seen in an episode.


Their eye sockets are far larger and instead of the smooth orb this new eye socket has eight fins around the outer edges.  There are also five black disks along the stalk.  The lights on the dome are as tall as Time War Daleks and those of the Superior Dalek of Classic Who.

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50 Years of Doctor Who


William Hartnell – “One day, I shall come back.  Yes, I shall come back.  Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties.  Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.”

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Favourite Doctors
By
Steve Taylor-Bryant



6,11,8,9,2,4,5,1,7,3,10

No it's not a code to hack the CIA, nor is it my bank account details and even if it was would you really want my overdraft? Nope it's my Doctors in preference order.

I somehow get involved a lot on Twitter with debate on favourite Doctors, and very often those I am debating with get nasty with their incessant view that I am not entitled to my opinion. It is also quite difficult to get your point across in 140 characters. Don't get me wrong I love my Doctor Who but someone has to be the best and someone has to be the one I enjoy the least. So here we have it, my Doctors in order, my reasons why, and my favourite episode from each incarnation.

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Who is your favourite Time Lord?






  

We all have our favourite Time Lord, some have possibly a couple, from their first ever encounter with the Doctor as a child to who they admire now.  I have my favourites from the 3rd who was my first, to the 4th, to the 9th, 10th and 11th, but it was the 10th that fired up my imagination to return to writing and to alter the way I looked at the universe and all that dwelt within it and also gave me some choice quotes while 

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‘A new Doctor for a new era: Why the 9th Doctor deserves some respect’-
By Reece Morris-Jones

Preamble



2005 was an important year for Doctor Who and it was an important year me too. Though no doubt many Whovians associate it with the start of a new glorious (to some hated) era of Doctor Who, to me it was more personal. It was when I found ‘My Doctor’ in Christopher Eccleston.

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My Top 11 Doctor Who TV Stories
By Simon Mallinson


This is a very hard piece to write as there are so many I love from all Doctors, so here goes.

Doctor No.1 William Hartnell

As I wasn't born when Bill was blazing a trail with The Doctor, this choice is from what I’ve seen.

Tenth Planet


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Colin Baker 
by
Steve Taylor-Bryant




Colin Baker had the role of Doctor Who at a point in time when the British Broadcasting Corporation was experiencing what can only be described as an explosion of internal politics. Producer fighting executive, new talented writers being stifled, little or no budgets for shows. After a brief 18 month hiatus the 6th Doctor returned with the warning of then General Director of the BBC Greg Dyke still ringing in its ears, "succeed or you will be cancelled", a threat that one Doctor and a couple of years later would become a reality.

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The Daleks Pt 3

The Great (and final) Time War

A long time ago, in a universe so far away from our own, a war existed between two mighty forces, the Daleks from Skaro and the Time Lords from Gallifrey.  As we’ve already discovered in Genesis of the Daleks, the 4th Doctor was sent to Skaro to destroy the Daleks before they were created, because this way they could stop the terror before it began.  Although the Doctor failed in his mission, he knew that future races would become allies in the war against the Daleks and together they would join forces with the Time Lords.  But as the Dalek Empire grew in strength they became aware of the Time Lords plans and retaliated, negotiations broke down and a full scale war erupted within the Time Vortex and beyond that in the Ultimate Void.  The Time Lords with their ability to reach into history for the ultimate deadly weapons, deployed a fleet of Bowships, Black Hole Carriers and N-Forms gathered from their own history and fired the first shot.  The Daleks unleashed the Deathsmiths of Goth with a weapon called the Apocalypse device and the War began.

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Daleks Pt 2



In 1972 we saw another change in the Daleks, and thanks to colour television much in the way we saw Genesis of the Daleks with Tom Baker, we were able to view the new Dalek in the way it was intended.  In ‘Day of the Daleks and ‘Frontier in Space we were introduced to the Gold version. This Dalek had definitely been resprayed, even the ray gun had been sprayed gold, and the grill behind the eye stalk, was blue, whereas others were white. And the balls around the skirt were black.
  

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Dalek Debate


I thought I'd gauge some public responses over the times when the Daleks have 'killed' or attempted to kill our favourite Time Agents and Time Lords and thought I'd ask:

What were your thoughts when Captain Jack Harkness was zapped by the Dalek in "The Parting of the Ways" (before he was brought back) because to me I'd never heard of John Barrowman before this time.  So to me he was another character who would invariably be bumped off somewhere along the line, so it didn't faze me as much as perhaps say losing Rose Tyler or the Doctor.


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What is your favourite Cyberman episode or book?


With the lead up to the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who there are many wonderful and strange creatures that we've experienced in the episodes over the years, but as we're focusing mainly on Cybermen and their existence in various forms throughout the years, and because we're also covering Cyberwoman in this month's feature, we thought we'd ask you guys what your favourite Doctor Who episode was regarding the Cybermen, or what book you'd read involving these metal creatures from Mondas that was your particular favourite, and why was it your favourite?

Pauline Howard Loved the Episode where Jackie thinks her father has come back but they are cyberman. Waiting to return and the Daleks are back too Episode army of Ghosts Pete Tyler is back Jackie Tyler gets turned into a cyberman has to be the saddest thing

Caroline Stolze Mine too!!! My favourite episode is that in the parallel world with the Rose doggie! Haha^^ The 10th laughter was contagious!

Project: Torchwood My favourite Cyberman episode were the ones during the 10th Doctor, on the parallel planet while they were at Pete's place, and Mickie stayed in the parallel world. Then the battle of Canary Wharf much later ~Jack~

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Daleks


In order for me to give a good and proper account of the Dalek race I’ll have to take it right back to its very beginning, to the first ever appearance on our TV screens way back in December 1963 with William Hartnell, and in the second serial The Daleks.  Back then their appearance was pretty basic.  They had the familiar eye stalk and the sink plunger and also a ray gun which looked like a cylindrical metal tube with outer metal narrow pipes that often reminded me of a basic whisk. 


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