“Destiny of the Daleks” – reappraisal

(The Doctor, Romana, random Movellan soldier, and various humans catching the bus together. How deceptively innocent ...) I have already written on this story (Destiny of the Daleks - retrospective) but felt it deserved a revisit ... sadly because I was way too generous to it. While one would often prefer to be generous when... Continue Reading →

“Destiny of the Daleks” – retrospective

Having just finished my first ever foray into fanfic - a trilogy of Doctor Who novellas all based on one largely ill-remembered late-1970s serial - now seems like an opportune moment to look back on it ... Doctor Who, in its classic years (1963-89), tended to be at its best the closer it stuck to... Continue Reading →

‘Fearfully Made’ (DWU fanfic)

Another little item to tick off my bucket list: I have, at long last, completed a fanfic / novella set within the Doctor Who universe. I present to you ... Thank you, by the way, to Pixlr for your lovely free web editor, without which my eerie if amateurish graphics would have been altogether impossible.... Continue Reading →

Dalek Psychology

Nearly fifty-two years, several hundred episodes, and ten regenerations later, my favourite "Doctor Who" story still remains the 1963-1964 classic "The Daleks" by Terry Nation, which (obviously) introduced the show's now iconic monsters. Whilst I would not expect every member of a modern audience to grasp why this monochromatic, low-budgeted serial appeals to me so... Continue Reading →

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