Heroes of Doctor Who: Vicki

By Owen Quinn author of thee Time Warriors and Zombie Blues Once again we look back at the long history of Doctor Who – coming up on 50 years young – and celebrate the characters, big and small, who have helped create the man and the myth. This week we go right back to the startContinue reading “Heroes of Doctor Who: Vicki”

Heroes of Doctor Who: Nyssa of Traken

By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues Once again Owen looks at the long history of Doctor Who and picks a character that was instrumental in the creation of the Timelord we know and love. This week… Nyssa. Hailing from the peaceful union of Traken, Nyssa’s father Tremas was taken overContinue reading “Heroes of Doctor Who: Nyssa of Traken”

Why doesn’t the Doctor believe in ghosts?

By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues Doctor Who is widely regarded as the best and longest running sci fi show in the world, encapsulating everything from alien monsters, time travel, parallel worlds and virtually every sci fi idea in the universe including landing in a Land of Fiction in theContinue reading “Why doesn’t the Doctor believe in ghosts?”

Heroes of Doctor Who: Victoria

By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues In this series we look at the cast of thousands who helped make Doctor the man, em, Timelord, he is today. Of all the Doctor’s travelling companions, Victoria was the most vulnerable and delicate and bears a very special first for a companion. SheContinue reading “Heroes of Doctor Who: Victoria”

Heroes of Doctor Who: Jackie Tyler

By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues The mother of Rose Tyler, Jackie is the first example of a companion’s parent taking centre stage in the show. Russell T Davies wanted to encapsulate how life with the Doctor affects those left behind and Jackie was our door to it. It wasContinue reading “Heroes of Doctor Who: Jackie Tyler”

TW looks at the Ice Warriors

By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues First introduced in the third story of the fifth season of the show, it has been years since the Doctor faced the Martian Ice Warriors. Fans have asked for their return for a long time and they almost had it several times. Of allContinue reading “TW looks at the Ice Warriors”

Heroes of Doctor Who: Sylvia Noble

By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues Once again we stroll through the history of Doctor Who and look at some of the characters who helped create one of the most popular characters on TV. Donna’s mother, like every other character in the new era of Doctor Who, went through herContinue reading “Heroes of Doctor Who: Sylvia Noble”

Heroes of Doctor Who: Romana

By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues Once again we comb the massive history of Doctor Who and focus not on the man himself but one of the massive support chacracters who’ve made him the Timelord he is today… Romana, full name Romanadventrulaundar, was the first Time Lady we ever encounteredContinue reading “Heroes of Doctor Who: Romana”

Heroes of Doctor Who: Turlough

By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues We once again look through the back catalogue of characters who helped make The Doctor the Timelord she is today… Never before has a companion come aboard the Tardis with the express purpose of murdering the Doctor in order to secure passage home. RevealedContinue reading “Heroes of Doctor Who: Turlough”

Heroes of Doctor Who: Mel Bush

By Owen Quinn author of the Time Warriors and Zombie Blues First up I like Bonnie Langford who played the controversial sixth Doctor companion Melanie Bush from Pease Pottage. There. I said it. She was unfairly dissed by fandom at the time as another example of John Nathan Turner’s predilection for star names in theContinue reading “Heroes of Doctor Who: Mel Bush”