So, I was reading some Doctor Who fanfic today, for purposes of research (I’m on a panel at NineWorlds about the intersection of fanfic and licenced material.)
Well, I wasn’t reading the fanfic, so much as I was taxonomising it. I’m surprised by the lack of intersection.
So, what do people…
Out in shops now, the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine includes Steven Moffat’s preview of the new series - naming all the writers. There’s an interview with Terrance Dicks, while Andrew Cartmel speaks to the writers of Season 26 - Ben Aaronovitch, Ian Briggs, Marc Platt and Rona Munro.
Plus, I got to interview the show’s current production designer, Michael Pickwoad, who told me all about the four TARDISes he supplied for The Day of the Doctor (yes, four!) plus lots of other cool stuff.
Ten years ago today - 18 July 2004 - recording began on “new” Doctor Who. The first scene shot was of Christopher Eccleston chasing a pig in a space suit.
The above is a feature I wrote for Doctor Who Adventures issue 277. And I wrote a bit more about this as part of my thing choosing one image from each calendar year of Doctor Who.
Dinosaurs: Terrible Lizards is a nicely stupid short by Joel Vietch (Rathergood) and my chum Alex Mallinson.
The video turns out to be the work of a clever fellow called Joshua Kahan.
A selection of art from Stewart Cowley’s Spacecraft, 2000-2100 A.D.: Terran Trade Authority Handbook, 1978. Artists featured include Angus McKie, Jim Burns, and Colin Hay.
I’m sure I have this in a box somewhere….