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Time Lord Victorious: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead by Steve Cole

The Time Lord Victorious series is an interesting project: it’s a multi-media Doctor Who story arc which encompasses multiple incarnations of the Doctor and is told through books, comics, audio dramas and, probably, other formats as well. It’s really intriguing. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: At Childhood’s End by Sophie Aldred

If I had to choose a favourite companion from the classic era of Doctor Who, there’s a good chance that I would choose Ace. Sophie Aldred did a brilliant job of bringing to life a wonderfully nuanced character, and tonnes … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Transit by Ben Aaronovitch

Virgin’s Doctor Who New Adventures have a reputation for being too dark and edgy. Transit, the tenth book in the series, is perhaps the most infamous for this reason. In fact, it is generally regarded as being quite bad because … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Love and War by Paul Cornell

In order to stop the Doctor Who series of novels from stagnating, the writers decided that it was time to mix up the cast of characters a little, just as would happen every few years or so in the TV … Continue reading

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Christopher Eccleston returns to Doctor Who (via Big Finish)

As anyone who knows me or reads this blog will know, I am a pretty big Doctor Who fan. Though I had seen the classic series as a young child, I think it’s safe to say that it was Christopher … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Nightshade by Mark Gatiss

Continuing my journey through the Doctor Who New Adventures series of books, I came to Mark Gatiss’s Nightshade – a book which, as well as being a new adventure for the Seventh Doctor and Ace, also serves as a pleasant … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Cat’s Cradle: Witch Mark by Andrew Hunt

The Cat’s Cradle story arc in the Doctor Who New Adventures is nowhere near as cohesive as the Timewrym one. They all deal with the TARDIS being damaged (which happens in Time’s Crucible) but are otherwise not connected – so … Continue reading

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Female Versions of Male Characters

A common trope in fiction is for male characters to be re-imagined as female characters. To be honest, I think this is a fairly lazy approach to writing female characters. It feels as though writers who employee this too liberally … Continue reading

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Spans of Times from Different Perspectives

Fourteen years ago, Doctor Who came back on TV and my eleven year-old self loved it. Thanks to my Dad, I had seen a few episodes of classic Doctor Who and I quite liked them, but the new, modern version … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension by George Mann and Cavan Scott

I love Doctor Who comics because they have the capacity to bring together lots of different characters in ways which would never work on television and for fast-paced stories which would never work in novels. It’s an excellent formula which … Continue reading

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