The story of Doctor Who missing episodes is almost as gripping as the series itself! In the late 1960s, the BBC began a systematic extermination of its entire archive, junking "worthless" films and videotapes that no longer had any commercial value. This was in the days before home video was really a thing, and the rights restrictions of the day meant the BBC was unable to make … [Read more...] about Doctor Who missing episodes: Can we find ‘The Power of the Daleks’?
'Revenge of the Cybermen' holds a special place in my heart. Actually, I think it does for many Doctor Who fans. It was one of the very first stories I saw, when it was repeated on UK Gold in the late 90s. And it was also the first story to be released on VHS by the BBC - albeit with slightly unusual artwork, and in edited form! … [Read more...] about 5 reasons to re-watch ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’
Evolution of Cybermen - have you read that right?! No, it's not the name of an upcoming episode, but these metal cyborgs from Mondas have changed considerably over the years, ever since they first left their twin planet Mondas in 1986 (or, 1966 in British TV terms!) … [Read more...] about Evolution of Cybermen: The classic years
Forgotten Doctor Who outfits?! There must be a crack in his wardrobe! In Classic Who, the memory can cheat; it's tempting to think that the incumbent Doctor always donned the same clothes in every story. Well this is a true to a degree, particularly if you're Peter Davison... … [Read more...] about Top 3 forgotten Doctor Who outfits
The Power of the Daleks is coming to DVD - again! July 2020 marks the re-release of one of the most beloved (and missing!) Doctor Who stories. Having first been released in animated form in 2016, a brand new special edition is about to materialise on DVD and Blu-Ray, chock-full of exciting extras. It's been renewed, you might say... … [Read more...] about The Power of the Daleks: Everything you need to know