Category Archives: 4th Doctor

WHAT I LEARNED FROM: TALES FROM THE VAULT

‘Tales From The Vault’, written by Jonathan Morris, is unusual for a Companion Chronicle in that it is pretty much a full production with 6 voice actors. The main actors are Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso, not reprising their … Continue reading

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The 50th Anniversary Trailer: Part 2

We continue our look at the 50th Anniversary trailer and already the many options available to us present a way to tie everything together. The 3rd Doctor Here we have the 3rd Doctor in a sword fight with the Master … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO MEETS SCRATCHMAN

In 1974 Tom Baker and Ian Marter began writing a script off and on for their own Doctor Who story, which they hoped to eventually turn into a movie. As we know now this didn’t materialise. It wasn’t until 2007 … Continue reading

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“They’ve forgiven me. They’ve given me back my freedom.”

At the end of ‘The Three Doctors’ the Time Lords provide the Doctor with a new dematerialisation circuit and restore his knowledge of time travel. Once again the Doctor is free to explore space and time. How would things change … Continue reading

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Drax!

Doctor Who Magazine (Issue 448) has an interesting piece of trivia about Drax in the ‘Fact of Fiction’ coverage of ‘The Armageddon Factor’. Writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin had hoped that the character would have been popular enough to … Continue reading

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“Do I have the right?”

The third Doctor had no sooner been exiled to Earth when he began working alongside the military organisation, UNIT. Robbed of the use of the TARDIS this Doctor was no longer able to explore. Instead he effectively had a job. … Continue reading

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“History is people.”

Short stories are excellent places to find new ideas. They provide little slices of Doctor Who that you can’t find in the television series or the audios. While there are plenty of adventures in the Big Finish Short Trip collections … Continue reading

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“I was with the Filipino army at the final advance of Reykjavik.”

When the Doctor confronts Magnus Greel in his lair we get a lot of background about the 51st century and seems a much grimmer era than you might have thought from ‘The Girl in the fireplace’ and tales told by … Continue reading

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“Have I ever, in my thirty years in the halls, seen such a dazzling display of lustrous legerdemain?

To make your adventures come alive, so they aren’t just backdrops for the action scenes, you need engaging characters that the players will remember. Long after they’ve forgotten which adventure they were fighting Cybermen or Daleks they’ll remember their encounter … Continue reading

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“There’s nothing unnatural about the holograph technique.”

‘Talons of Weng-Chiang,’ as befitting a Sherlock Holmes inspired story, has an emphasis on clues. The tattoo worn by the captured assassin informs the Doctor that he is a member of the Tong of the Black Scorpion, worshipers of Weng-Chiang. … Continue reading

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