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By Shiny Shelf on 25 December 2010 Comments Off

One late Christmas Ever Ebenezeer Scrooge was visited by three spirits who showed him the past, the present and the Yet To Come. This is like that, but with three reviewers & Shiny’s usual pop culture nonsense. Merry Christmas.

By Eddie Robson on 25 December 2010 Comments Off

Note: Eddie wrote this in 2006, as part of Shiny Advent, but it got lost in an email thread for four years. So here, at last, it is:
The ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special appears to be establishing itself as a tradition, so ingénues into the world of Who may be surprised to discover that, until [...]

By Shiny Shelf on 29 June 2010 11 COMMENTS

So, ‘The Big Bang’ went off and there’s no more ‘Doctor Who’ until Christmas. Luckily, we’re here with a recommendation list of ten old ‘Who’ stories (well, not exactly ten, but we’ll get to that later) that are worth watching to help the next six months pass a bit quicker.

By Eddie Robson on 12 February 2008 Comments Off

A different kind of ‘Doctor Who’ story, from the days before the idea of what a ‘Doctor Who’ story was like became so set in stone…

By Jim Smith on 28 February 2006 Comments Off

Between them these two CDs release into the wild the last episodes of twentieth century ‘Doctor Who’ never made available to the general public in a mass market edition.

By Jim Smith on 27 February 2006 Comments Off

‘The Beginning’ is a handy box set which contains the first thirteen episodes of ‘Doctor Who’ plus two separate versions of the series unbroadcast (indeed judged ‘unboradcastable’) pilot episode and assorted extras.

By Jim Smith on 18 October 2005 Comments Off

The six episodes of ‘Doctor Who’ that are normally grouped under the title of ‘The Web Planet’ achieved viewing figures that remain among the series’ highest.

By Eddie Robson on 02 October 2005 Comments Off

Once lauded as one of the greatest achievements of 1960s ‘Doctor Who’, ‘The Web Planet’ is now better known for being precisely the story Russell T Davies says he doesn’t want to do…

By Eddie Robson on 14 February 2005 Comments Off

Since the Doctor Who DVD releases are aimed largely at the 1970s nostalgia brigade, I probably shouldn’t be surprised that it’s taken BBC Worldwide two years to get around to putting out one of William Hartnell’s stories. It’s still a disgrace though.

By Mark Clapham on 14 February 2005 Comments Off

Could there be anything more 60s than pop culture horrors the Daleks rolling through Swinging London?

By Eddie Robson on 09 February 2005 Comments Off

I’m not going to pretend that viewing old William Hartnell ‘Doctor Who’ stories is going to place you in good stead for the new series…

By Eddie Robson on 29 October 2004 Comments Off

1960s ‘Doctor Who’ is the bomb. ‘Lost in Time’ is therefore to be welcomed with open arms, a pleasant smile, and a round of drinks…