My thoughts on the announced Doctor Who movie

The best two paths this could take : 1) The Time Wars – what formed the reboot Doctor? 2) the start of the Doctor as we know him – as a young Gallifreyan, with Rassilon. What made him a renegade Timelord? Epic coolness there with both. Basically, lets see what forms our doctor, hmm? If the […]

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November 16th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Sarah Jane Smith, Best Friend to us all

You know i said before i probably would always be reduced to tears about Sarah Jane…well, watch the final bit of the last of her series. No wonder i am weeping. We already said goodbye to Elisabeth Sladen, one of Doctor Who’s greatest stars, back in April. But with today’s final episode of the Sarah […]

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October 19th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Some say Farewell, Sarah Jane Smith – I say Thanks.

It’s the final episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures today. via Farewell, Sarah Jane Smith – Den of Geek.   Not in my heart. In timelines, Sarah Jane roams still. Thanks, Liz…

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October 19th, 2011 by Romana Challans

How sugar molecules secretly shaped human evolution

Sugar. How it has changed us. There is a speech i cherish from the seventh Doctor Who, storyline Remembrance of the Daleks, (the anniversary episode) which goes : JOHN: Hmm? Your tea. Sugar? DOCTOR: Ah. A decision. Would it make any difference? JOHN: It would make your tea sweet. DOCTOR: Yes, but beyond the confines […]

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October 11th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Perfect tv finales

As pointed out in the comments of this article, Sylvester McCoy‘s*  classic speech to Ace in the seventh Dr Who episode Survival, which becam the final (until new Who), was a surprisingly apt choice (noone at the time knew it was the end) – and it has long been a favourite of mine: “There are […]

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October 7th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Doctor Who tribute to Brigadier

There are some actors who affect you profoundly with their character. For many other people besides myself, Nicholas Courtney provided one of those characters. Like the radiantly special Elisabeth Sladen, his Doctor Who character, The Brigadier, Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, provided a sparkling human counterpoint to the Doctor. Strong but flexible, this actor played the character […]

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October 1st, 2011 by Romana Challans

Tom Baker on the death of Elizabeth (Lis) Sladen

“I heard the news today, oh boy…” Elizabeth Sladen – THE Doctor Who companion of my generation, has died far too young, too vibrant, still being our companion in The Sarah Jane Adventures. Tom Baker talks about working with, being friends with, and losing Lis Sladen Related articles R.I.P. Sarah Jane Smith (Lis Sladen (preternaturalpost.wordpress.com) […]

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April 20th, 2011 by Romana Challans

Colour me wildly not panicked!

Doctor Who vs Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “Andrew Orton’s “Doctor Who: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Daleks (The Peter Jones-y Edit)” mashes up the BBC Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy classic TV series with a Tom “the best Doctor Who” Baker encounter with the Daleks. Mike Richards adds, “An utterly magnificent addition to the […]

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June 23rd, 2010 by Romana Challans

Sweet dreams are made of these….

Image via Wikipedia “I don't know what it's like to be God – obviously,” Gaiman told the BBC. “Until that very first moment when you get to sit down and type the words in your script: INTERIOR. TARDIS.” He said: “Suddenly I got a very good idea of what it must feel like. I went: […]

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May 25th, 2010 by Romana Challans