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Nobody Shouldn't Know Better

Some stories have very clever plots but have no depth, some stories have depth without especially clever plots. A Death in the Family, the October 2010 Seventh Doctor Doctor Who audio play, is one of those rare stories that excels on both counts. It’s not only one of the best Doctor Who audio plays, it’s one of the…

The Vampires of Time Travel

Last night I listened to Project: Destiny, a 2010 Seventh Doctor Doctor Who audio play that functions as a sequel to the 2001 and 2003 Sixth Doctor stories Project: Twilight and Project: Lazarus (the latter also featuring Seven) about vampires. Project: Destiny is an entertaining story about an alien epidemic in…

Where are the Robots of Life?

This past week I’ve been re-watching the 1977 Fourth Doctor Doctor Who serial Robots of Death, widely considered one of the best Fourth Doctor serials with good reason. I love how quickly and naturally it accomplishes its world building while the Doctor (Tom Baker) and his companion Leela (Louise Jameson) are trapped…

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John Hurt

Where to begin with John Hurt, the great actor whose death was announced yesterday? Here’s an actor who enjoyed an extraordinary and long career who was active right to the end. Next month sees the release of three new Doctor Who audio plays starring Hurt as the War Doctor; in all he recorded twelve Doctor Who audio…