Guide to Watching Classic Doctor Who . . .
Wednesday, 1 June 2022
I originally wrote this for a friend of mine, Katie, and I've edited here to help as a guide to getting into Classic Doctor Who if you've never dipped in before. I have put them in order of Doctor and broadcast. You do not have to watch them in that order.
As you almost certainly know Classic Doctor Who stories usually consist of multiple 25-minute episodes. There is a bit of a blip during the…
Flux: Once, Upon Time (A Sort of Update)
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Thank you for the continued support.
I've attached a video of Mr. TARDIS's Doctor Who podcast on which I appear talling about Once, Upon Time and other Doctor Who related issues, including this book. I appear from about 37 minutes but listen to the whole thing if you're in the mood.
Flux: War of the Sontarans
Tuesday, 9 November 2021
Another highly entertaining episode in Part 2 of Doctor Who: Flux aka War of the Sontarans.
This episode has slightly less threads to it as the focus is on the battle with the Sontarans it still has more to it than just one simple storyline. The story starts with a black and white 'dream' sequence where we see an enormous, wooden wreck of a house and the Doctor reaching up to it. This is a beautiful…
Flux: The Halloween Apocalypse
Monday, 1 November 2021
Today is the morning after the first new Doctor Who for some time. The first part of a six part story: Flux. As you're all supporting this project I thought I'd put my first thoughts here. Now, my blogs are usual my instant reactions to stories. I'll try to avoid spoilers but if you haven't already seen this. Stop reading now.
I enjoyed this a lot. Chris Chibnall packed a lot in…
Read DAN NERDCUBED's introduction plus new SIGNED LEVEL
Friday, 8 October 2021
Hi everyone, we thought you might enjoy reading Dan's wonderful (and very funny) introduction to the book. Dan has also agreed to a joint signed book level with Tony. If you felt like sharing details of this project on your social media that would be ace.
Have a great weekend.
Mathew (Across Time and Space editor)
INTRODUCTION TO ACROSS TIME AND SPACE
Doctor Who is my absolute…
Ushering in a new(ish) era of Doctor Who: RTD2
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
- A note from Tony Cross -
So, last week the BBC announced that Russell T. Davies (hereafter RTD) would be returning to Doctor Who as showrunner. To quote the official Press Release: "Russell T. Davies will make an explosive return to screens to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who in 2023, and series beyond." This deal isn't just RTD. The BBC are working with Bad Wolf to produce these…
Choosing the title "Across Time and Space"...
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
When we were thinking of a title for the book Across Time and Space we loved it not just because it is a play on Tony’s name (Anthony Cross = A Cross) but also because Time and Space is a phrase forever linked to the show. And this got me wondering about when the association started. This in turn led me to the Radio Times (a weekly TV listings magazine that was part of everyone’s childhood…
Tony's Top Ten New Doctor Who Stories
Monday, 20 September 2021
Tony chose his Top Ten New Doctor Who Stories and featured them on his blog, and we thought you'd enjoy having a read here too...
This was an interesting exercise. Partly because I realised that it screwed with my perceptions. I often think that the David Tennant era is my least favourite of New Doctor Who and yet three of my Top Ten come from that era.
I'm not sure my choices here as…
Who fancies a Classic Doctor Who watchalong?
Thursday, 16 September 2021
-An update from Tony Cross-
Hello, thanks everyone who has already signed up to support 'Across Time and Space'. There's a long way to go yet, but it is lovely to see how much interest there is out there.
I've been thinking of re-watching all of Classic Doctor Who between 23rd November 2021 and 22nd November 2023. Even though I have done it before - hence the book. That sets us all up nicely…