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The Minister of Chance Review







Tuning into Day of the Moon, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’d missed Episode 2 and gone straight into Episode 3. Three months have elapsed for our heroes - the Doctor is trapped within the perfect prison, and his companions are on the run from Canton and the American government. It’s an exhilarating opening sequence, showcasing some beautiful cinematography, but it’s aggravating...









Day of the Moon is a little more businesslike than its predecessor, but no less enjoyable for it. Whereas The Imposs-ible Astronaut was a creeping tale structured around a handful of impossibly-staggering set pieces, Day of the Moon is con-sistently fast, loud and plausibly dramatic. This is perhaps best exemplified by the episodes’ respective pre-title sequences: while director Toby Haynes’ gentle cinematography...








So, after weeks of speculation, I finally discovered who was destined to die in this year’s opening episode, when The Sun decided to ruin the surprise for everyone by printing a big picture of the Doctor being shot in its TV section on Saturday morning. I only read the bloody thing at work - if I’d had the day off, I could have watched it on broadcast...






Do you remember a couple of years ago, when the bizarre rumour that Richard Hammond was going to be taking over as the Doctor was doing the rounds? This seems to have been based entirely on the fact that he looks - very vaguely - like David Tennant. Quite why this rumour was ever lent any...





The final volume of IDW’s tenth Doctor adventures is concerned with tying up loose ends and bringing some closure to this incarnation’s adventures. Final Sacrifice itself makes up the entire final run of Ten’s Doctor Who Ongoing series...








Doctor Who’s good at impossible things; always has been. In fact, so superlative is the series when it comes to the impossible, with enough exposure to it one starts to think in degrees of impossibility - which is, of course, impossible. We can all accept the everyday impossibility of the TARDIS, and of the Doctor himself, but every so often the show will hit us with something even more impossible...






When most of us think of Planet of the Spiders, we think of what might have been. The untimely death of Roger Delgado effectively put paid to the production team’s planned Jon Per-twee finale, which would have seen Delgado’s Master lose his life in a Reichenbach Falls-style battle with the Doctor in a way that would suggest, at the last minute, he chose to save...





It’s remarkable, really, that it’s taken over a decade for the Sontarans to make their first Big Finish appearance. Robert Holmes’ race of fanatical clone warriors have long been rega-rded as being up there amongst the Doctor’s most reputable recurring rivals, and whats more they have a sound to them that’s as every bit as short and as distinctive as their potato...





I first got to know Sarah Jane Smith in the early 90s by way of UK Gold’s copious Doctor Who repeats. Like many fans, I was instantly taken with her loyalty and tenacity – traits that, as the years went by, I would see the actress who played her shared. Lis Sladen’s love for the series that she helped to make such a scorching success in the mid-1970s has shone through in every interview that she’s ever given, and it’s been borne out by her returning to the character again and again, culminating in Sarah’s own acclaimed spin-off series. Her loss is one that will be keenly felt by not only those who knew her, but those who knew her work. And now I’ve got the unenviable task of breaking the news to my forty-something sister, who’s just lost her biggest childhood hero.


As a mark of respect, the site will be offline for the next few days - a digital moments silence. Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith.                                  EGW





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