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2 items from 2011

Pic: Sylvester McCoy playing The Doctor last week

16 March 2011 10:20 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Here's a bit of fun to warm the hearts of Doctor Who fans. Having read last week's interview with Sylvester McCoy, Rob Ritchie was kind enough to send us this pic of the great man recreating his most famous role (at least until the first Hobbit movie comes out) for a new imagining of the 1995 straight-to-video release Downtime...

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Original director Christopher Barry could not include The Doctor as a character for the original release due to rights issues, but this seems to be getting remedied now for a revised version of the tale, which featured the late Nicholas Courtney as The Brig, Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield.

We're assured by Sylvester McCoy that the rather scruffy-looking table in the picture will end up CGI'd into the Tardis centre console, with suitable background dropped into where the green screen currently is. »

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Doctor Who complete reviews: Mindwarp

28 February 2011 2:27 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

So it's parte The Seconde of the dreaded Trial Of A Time Lord, and matters are not improving. In fact, the chances of The Doctor getting off scott free with just a slap on the wrist are about as strong as a train timetable running on time in the middle of a snow storm.

The Valeyard's decided to up his game considerably with his most damning evidence yet. In other words, it's Philip Martin's second contribution to the show, which also goes by the name of Mindwarp. The story's a sort of loose sequel to his Vengeance On Varos – not only does it boast the return of slimy Sil, the action takes place on the gurgling one's home planet of Thoros Beta.

So having got back from my local optician with a complementary supply of eye drops, how does Mindwarp fare in the much debated season 23? It's a story »

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