Today’s Reviews: Know your exterminating enemy

In combat, it’s very important to know your enemy’s strengths and weaknesses. Particularly if they happen to hail from Skaro… As a primer it’s essential, and it’s different enough to other variations on the same topic to justify the purchase Click here to read Nick Joy’s full review, and for our previous Dalek coverage, click…

River Song gets a solo novel, by Alex Kingston

This stylish sci-fi noir adventure is written by River Song actress Alex Kingston, and features not one but two characters: private detective Melody Malone and legendary time-travelling archaeologist River Song.

New Doctor Who Targets confirmed

BBC Books has announced seven new titles in the Doctor Who Target range, all publishing on 11th March 2021, each with newly commissioned cover artwork by Anthony Dry. These latest novelisations, almost all by the original writers of the TV episodes, will help Target fans finally complete their classic-era collection, and take the Target range…

Jodie Whittaker Could Exit ‘Doctor Who’ After Next Season (Report)

Jodie Whittaker could depart iconic BBC science fiction series “Doctor Who,” according to a report in U.K. tabloid Daily Mirror. The Mirror reports that the actor’s departure is b…

Today’s Reviews: A Haunting Conclusion

The final story in the first set of the 10th Doctor and River Song adventures sees them travel to the most haunted planet anywhere… Jonathan Morris’ closing story in this set of adventures for David Tennant and Alex Kingston is a spooky tale that wraps the listener in the mysteries it creates – and don’t…

Today’s Reviews: Dalek vs Dalek vs Dalek (vs Doctor)

There’s a lot of internecine conflict for the Daleks in the concluding part of Big Finish’s Time Lord Victorious trilogy Lizzie Hopley’s battle of cat and mouse is a strong end to the Big Finish trilogy of Eighth Doctor adventures. Click here to read our full review Check out our Time Lord Victorious coverage: Click…

Today’s Reviews: The Time Lord Victorious overview

The two BBC Books novels by Steve Cole and Una McCormack have been the backbone of the Time Lord Victorious project, with Una’s out today There’s a lovely camaraderie and banter between the Doctors, and Brian the Odd (and Mr Ball) lights up the pages like a glowing orb whenever taking centre stage. Click here…

The Science of Doctor Who: The Scientific Facts Behind the Time Warps and Space Travels of the Doctor

Geek out over the TARDIS, aliens, alternate timelines, parallel worlds, and all your favorite characters from the Doctor Who Universe!

Doctor Who arrived with the Space Age, when the Doctor first began exploring the universe in a time-traveling spaceship. Over half a century since, the Doctor has gone global. Millions of people across this planet enjoy Doctor Who in worldwide simulcast and cinema extravaganzas. Doctor Who has infused our minds and our language and made it much richer.

What a fantastic world we inhabit through the Doctor. The program boils over withballsy women, bisexual companions, scientific passion, and a billion weird and wonderful alien worlds beyond our own. The show represents almost sixty years’ worth of magical science-fiction storytelling. And Doctor Who is, despite being about a thousands-of-years-old alien with two hearts and a spacetime taxi made of wood, still one of our very best role models of what it is to be human in the twenty-first century.

In The Science of Doctor Who, we take a peek under the hood of the TARDIS and explore the science behind questions such as:

  • What does Doctor Who tell us about space travel?
  • Could the TARDIS really be bigger on the inside?
  • In what ways does the Doctor view the end of our world?
  • Is the Doctor right about alternate timelines and parallel worlds?
  • Will intelligent machines ever rule the earth?
  • Is the earth becoming more like Doctor Who‘s matrix?
  • Is the Doctor a superhero?
  • How do daleks defecate?

So welcome to The Science of Doctor Who, where the Doctor steps smoothly in and out of different realities, faces earthly and unearthly threats with innovation and unpredictability, and successfully uses science in the pay of pacifist resistance!

A reprint for Hinton’s lost Who tale

Craig Hinton’s last novel, Time’s Champion, is set for a reprint, distributed through Telos Publishing. David J. Howe confirmed that a new run would be prepared to benefit the British Heart Foundation: TIME’S CHAMPION is somewhat special to my heart. The original idea for it came from the author Craig Hinton, and it was to…