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The Eighth Doctor
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 15th, 2014
As the new season of Doctor Who approaches, fans are wondering what kind of Doctor will emerge from the TARDIS. We’re being promised a darker, less chummy Doctor, but also a hugely enthusiastic and energetic one.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 30th, 2013
Yesterday, as part of the DVD package for the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie, a section of Paul McGann’s audition tape for the role of the Eighth Doctor was put online. It’s a fascinating video for lots of reasons, not the least ...
Assuming we can only take what happens on the TV screen as canon, the Eighth Doctor is defined as much by his absence as his presence. He only appears once, in the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie, the script of which takes a few liberties with ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 28th, 2013
Here’s a story that, while not part of Doctor Who canon, introduces a bizarre possibility to a fictional realm that is already well served with bizarre possibilities. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin:
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 8th, 2013
Note: some of these characters do appear in subsequent novelizations, comic books and audiobooks, but there is debate about whether they are part of the canon of Doctor Who fact, so we’ll stick to the TV stories to confirm whether ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 4th, 2013
We left off yesterday with the arrival of the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, in 1987, and then, just as things were looking promising, we went mysteriously quiet. It just seemed like the right thing to do.