The talk of this hidden planet which was supposed to collide with us and end the world on Saturday bought to mind the 1966 Doctor Who story "The Tenth Planet". This story is notable for two reasons: 1. It introduces the second most iconic Doctor Who monster: the Cybermen, and 2. It features the first change of … Continue reading Mondas Returns (we apologise but the Tenth Planet is delayed again due to bridge maintenance in Alpha Centurai)
Visceral That is a term often banded about when talking about the Doctor Who screenplays written and/or script edited by Robert Holmes. Often his stories would involve some kind of body horror inflicted upon a character. The Ark in Space (1975) has the character of Lazar (nicknamed Noah) infected by the larvee of a alien … Continue reading The Holmes House of Horror
Well that is Upton Jazz Festival done and dusted for another year and it was a significant improvement upon last year with a much more positive vibe throughout, I'm guessing the heavy shadow of Brexit loomed over the place, plus no real headliner act put the dampeners on that festival. But with the Temperance Seven … Continue reading Back in Town
How has life in the world of the Sandman been this week? Well it has been a mixed bag, reasonably busy week at work... well aside from Tuesday night which wss f***ing manic. The sunny weather bought the population of Shropshire out in force to the Plume of Feathers and we have a large number … Continue reading Flight Through Infinity
In a previous post I mentioned I would have a muse on the last two classic series Doctor Who stories I watched, namely The Rescue and The Romans, so here we go.The Rescue In ways this story is a new beginning for the series: it was the first story to be made as the … Continue reading Vision On (1)
It's been a few weeks since I last updated properly, simply because I haven't had very much to say which I suppose you could take as a good sign or as a bad sign of things. For one week only we were blessed with glorious summer weather her in Shropshire with one particular day getting … Continue reading The British Summer- Nice Wasn’t It?
Time and tide melt the snowman- The 7th Doctor, Time and the Rani In the series 6 finale of (new) Doctor Who, which went under the title of The Wedding of River Song, the plot revolves around time having fallen apart and all of history was happening at the same time so we have some wonderfully surreal … Continue reading Tick rock goes the clock.
The sun has got his hat on once again, hip hip hooray and I have a iced glass of root beer to hand and I have my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist running, so far it there had been Nightmare by Arte Shaw and In the Mood by Glenn Miller and currently Edith Piaf is playing. … Continue reading Dead on Target
Dr Who: The Aztec Written by John Lucarotti Directed by John Crockett 4 episodes After the dramatic dip in quality of The Keys of Marinus, one could be forgiven for approaching the next story, The Aztecs, with caution. Luckily these fears can be swept aside a good ten minutes into episode one, despite the B Movie episode title … Continue reading Mexican Wave