Book Review: Doctor Who – The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson

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Doctor Who book cover.

The TARDIS lands in the Lancashire village of Bilehurst Cragg in the 17th century, and the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz soon become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. Fear stalks the land, and the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But the Doctor soon…

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Book Review: Doctor Who – Scratchman

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The Doctor stands beneath a ragged sign saying Scratchman.

In his first-ever Doctor Who novel, Tom Baker’s incredible imagination is given free rein. A story so epic it was originally intended for the big screen, Scratchman is a gripping, white-knuckle thriller almost forty years in the making. The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is…

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Mobile Phones of Doctor Who – BONUS ENTRY!

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The Doctor holding a bomb and saying "Run for your life!"

Hello gang! I’ve identified all of the mobile phones used in every single episode of Doctor Who! This bonus post looks at a very special entry from s01e01 – but feel free to rummage in the archives. A Rose By Any Other Name… The very first episode of New-Who has some lovely zeitgeisty phones. But…

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WOTAN – the Font of Doctor Who and the War Machines

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The War Machines title card.

As part of my silly floppy artwork, I wanted to find a retro computer font. Then I remembered that there’s a 1960s Doctor Who serial with this beauty. The War Machines is a cracking slice of 60s sci-fi. It’s very groovy. But what font is it? It isn’t Westminster. The W is completely wrong. And…

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Review: Doctor Who – The Web Planet

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Doctor Who DVD.

The Web Planet puts the first Doctor and his companions in the middle of a war between two alien races – the moth-like Menoptra and a hostile race of ant creatures known as Zarbi – for possession of the planet Vortis. With the help of a grub-esque people called the Optera, the Doctor discovers the…

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Doctor Who and Red Dwarf are part of the same universe. PROOF!

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Tardis and starbug.

This is a minor obsession of mine. The crew of JMC Red Dwarf are familiar with 20th Century pop-culture – but they never mention Doctor Who. Why? In various episodes they talk about The Flintstones, Casablanca, Marilyn Monroe, Laurel & Hardy, and all sorts of TV shows. But Doctor Who is strangely absent. There can…

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Creating Animated Gifs from 3D Movies (HSBS to Gif)

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A few days ago, I posted this animated gif that I’d created from the 3D Doctor Who Special. I created that gif manually, but I wondered if it was possible to create such an animation in an automated fashion. Turns out, it’s pretty easy! This relies on ImageMagick – which is a powerful image manipulation…

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Brightening Up The Office – TARDIS Lanyards

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The only jewellery it seems acceptable for a modern man to wear is a discreet wedding ring, and a corporate necklace. I’ve long since given up wearing a tie – why trust a man who voluntarily wraps a noose around his neck? – but as a sop to modern work-wear I have a security badge…

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HOWTO: Make a Doctor Who "Bells of St John" Style WiFi Name

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No spoilers, sweetie 🙂 This evening’s Doctor Who – The Bells of St John – revolves around mysterious WiFi signals. Alien SSIDs which, if you connect to them…. well, watch the episode to find out! In the show, they look like these: So, can we do the same thing for our home WiFi network? Yup!…

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TARDIS

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Having moaned that my TARDIS was too full, I set on a quest to find another. The cardboard one I had appears to be the last of its kind – but I did manage to snag this beauty on eBay. It’s a Panopticon ’93 Officially licensed TARDIS – similar to this one on RetroTrader. Click…

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