Classic Doctor Who reached an abrupt end in 1989. But a brand new story was planned for the 30th anniversary, only to be cancelled at the last minute. Just what happened to 1993's 'The Dark Dimension'? To say that classic Doctor Who was axed in 1989 is not entirely true. Certainly the brakes were applied, but it was always hoped that the show would continue in another … [Read more...] about What happened to the classic Doctor Who story The Dark Dimension?
Doctor Who Season 27 was already in the planning stages when the show was axed in 1989. But what, exactly, would it have been like? It's fair to say that when the final episode of 'Survival' was broadcast in the late 80s, few people knew that this would be the last Doctor Who for several years. The Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy was gearing up for another series alongside … [Read more...] about What would Doctor Who Season 27 have been like?
Missing Doctor Who episodes are always a hot topic. And even to this day, people are out there searching. But what about the ones that have been over-looked? What are they, and will we ever see them again? The reason some of these missing Doctor Who episodes don't make the official lists is understandable. They were never meant to be broadcast, and to some people their … [Read more...] about The missing Doctor Who episodes that no one talks about
The Virgin New Adventures arrived during Doctor Who's darkest hour, and are perhaps the most 'adult' stories in the whole franchise. But are they worth reading? Doctor Who was not a popular show in the late 1980s. At least, not at the BBC. After being cancelled in 1989, Peter Darvill-Evans at Virgin Publishing asked the corporation for permission to produce an ongoing … [Read more...] about Doctor Who: Should you read the Virgin New Adventures?
I'm quite fascinated by Doctor Who titles. They're the things we see when searching our shelves for which DVD to play next. They're nostalgic yet exciting. I've been focusing quite heavily on titles because I've written a lengthy chapter on them for my book, 100 Objects of Doctor Who, out now from Candy Jar Books. I've been looking at how many Doctor Who adventures have … [Read more...] about Could we re-name the Doctor Who adventures?