Saturday, 9 December 2017

Pertwee Gold Key Dr Who Comics...

In the absence of a decent Dr WHO calendar this year, I've plummed for that rather nice retro Star Trek one which reprints the gaudy covers of the franchise's first foray into comic books courtesy of the US publisher Gold Key


Here's a few Gold Key inspired Dr WHO covers for the third Doctor.




Sunday, 3 December 2017

The Official Steven Moffat Cuckoo Clock Experience!

That gawd-awful Dr WHO Cuckoo Clock is on sale again. You know the one. Shaped a bit like a Police Box and (due no doubt to a licencing issue regarding the DW theme music) plays Mars The Bringer Of War on the hour whilst the Dalek Supreme from nearly ten years ago pops out of a little window. 

And as such,my Twitter timeline is full of tweets from folk who seem to think I had something to do with its production... 

I wasn't. It's not one of mine.

But THIS IS...



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Timelord Special - 100% Unofficial and Independent!!!

There's a publication out there - on the streets of Britain. A magazine apparently a souvenir of the BBCtv series Doctor Who. But it's cover suggests that it's 100% independent and unofficial - which kind of rules out the official Doctor Who magazine. 

Needless to say the care taken with it's production is evidently clear on its cover which features a carefully crafted montage of all of the Doctors - including Richard Hurndall taking his rightful place as the first Doctor.

I've yet to see the actual magazine in question - other than a photo of its cover gleaned from the Instagram account of a fellow Dr Who fan who goes by the unlikely name of Russell T Davies (!). 

For that reason, I've delved into my grimey subconscious and imagined its horrifying contents... 

Read on if you dare, faithful viewer.  

READ ON! 








Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A Selection of Classic Christmas Radio and TVTimes!

It's nearly that time of the year when newsagents and corner shops have to clear out that spare room and make space under the stairs to store their vast deliveries of festive TV guides. 

Mammoth double issues with mammoth double prices will soon be weighing down the dump bins just inside the doors of local supermarkets. Some of the dumpbins may also be still standing by the end of their first day on the job.

So to celebrate and in anticipation of the mad rush to see what five year old movie we'll be sleeping through on Christmas Day, here's a stocking full of seasonal Radio and TVTimes for your amusing...



Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Doctor Who Quiz Books Of...

There were a series of largely educational quiz books published back in the early 80s. Written by Michael Holt, they featured the fifth Dr WHO and his assistants facing perplexing problems based around such themes as 'Space', 'Dinosaurs' and 'Magic'. Most of them ended up in remainded book shops as we Dr WHO fans didn't buy them much. 

Here's some modern versions that are themed around more relevant 21st century subjects...