Category Archives: Talons of Weng-Chang

“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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“I say, I may have had a bang on the head but this is a dashed queer story.”

The Victorian era is a perfect match for Doctor Who. It is often said that the Doctor dresses in clothes that are reminiscent of that era, at least he did until his 9th incarnation (but even he dressed for the … 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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“Man who goes too quickly step in bear trap.”

After our jaunt to the 51st century we now travel back to Victorian London to follow a refugee from that time zone in ‘The Talons of Weng-Chang’. Written by Robert Holmes it is a good illustration of changing the format … Continue reading

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