Bayban the Butcher from Big Finish; Hammer House of Podcast Christmas Special

A couple of lovely things have been released over the past few days. First up, the Blake's 7 Bayban the Butcher set from Big Finish (that's a lot of bs....by which I mean b plural, not an abbreviation of bullshit) is out! Three stories featuring the very best of Blake's 7 guest characters, Bayban, played…

Top 5 Underrated Doctor Who Companions

With so many Doctor Who companions, some are bound to be given more love and attention than others. Sometimes this occurs correctly because, yes, they are that awesome (*cough*Barbara*cough*) and sometimes it makes you tut your head sadly (...I shall be diplomatic and name no-one). And sometimes you're simply overcome with woe that truly great…

Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema

Last week I popped up to Edinburgh to see the Ray Harryhausen exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. This was an exceptionally good decision of mine. It was magnificent; a gorgeous exploration of his work, and a visual delight of storyboards and models. Lots of lovely pictures were taken, and I thought…

The Best of the TARDIS console rooms

There was a lovely discussion on my Twitter yesterday about TARDIS consoles rooms. It's the sort of Doctor Who chat I love, for people have strong opinions, but it's too trivial a matter to really get worked up about (in my experience; perhaps there are some v angry people out there, who can't let go…

Oh No December

I intended to make another attempt to do a post a day in December. Last year was unsuccessful but, hey, I tried. ALAS, it is 2020, so I missed the fact that December started yesterday. Well done me. This year, well, everyone knows about this year. It started in March, lasted approximately three decades, and…