Defence of the Skittle Daleks & other news

Sadly I'm not actually going to be defending the Skittle Daleks in this post, but I will be doing so this Saturday. So if you too are heading to Gallifrey One (that whacking great Doctor Who convention in LA) this week then you can mock me in person. Hurrah! This'll be my, er, sixth Gallifrey,…

Alternate Doctor Who Casting

The thing that I most love about this Alternate History of Doctor Who, where all the incarnations are played by women, is how immediately visceral my reactions are to the castings: "Brilliant!" Ugh, no!" "Interesting." "Wtf? Quit casting comedy actors, goodness sake."For real casting, I try to wait until I actually see the person in…

Top Five Underrated Doctor Who Monsters

There was a shiny new addition to my Very Grown-Up action figure collection a few days ago. Actually, there were several. But although I'm delighted I now have a bookshelf resplendent with Jo Grant and the Brig, my heart belongs to the third figure in The Three Doctor themed trio: a Gel Guard. This dude…

CITV’s 30 Years of Kids’ Telly

This weekend I have the Most Exciting Plans: scheduling everything around ITV's celebration of 30 Years of Children's Television. When I first heard they were doing this, I was sceptical ("ITV?! I never even *watched* CITV. Or at least just enough to know I *hated* Children's Ward." No reflection on the quality of Children's Ward…