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Doctor Who - Destiny of the Daleks

There may be a few production missteps (tatty looking Daleks, David Gooderson squeezed into Michael Wisher’s old mask) and scenes which should have gone to a second take (“spack off!”)  but the positives far outweigh the negatives. 478 more words

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The Mechanical Planet (audio) review

Free with Vworp, Vworp 3 on CD is a 16 minute version of The Mechanical Planet. Originally a comic strip written by Terry Nation and David Whitaker from 1965, this audio version is a delight. 171 more words

Novels / Books

The Name of the Daleks [April Fool]

When I grew up, it was common knowledge (and an urban myth) that Terry Nation got the name Dalek from the spine of an encyclopedia (DAL-EK or DAL-LEK). 236 more words

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Book Review: Survivors by Terry Nation

This is the original book on which two BBC TV series were based. The first ran for three seasons between 1975-77. The second ran for two seasons between 2008-10 before being killed on a cliffhanger. 516 more words

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Terry Nation, 1930-1997

It’s the twentieth anniversary of Terry Nation’s death today. I remember reading about it in my college computer room, where I think the news was broken over rec.arts.drwho… 215 more words

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A1 THE WAY BACK (and a bit about the title sequence.)

‘I want you to do everything you can to help the man.  Our first concern must be to see that he has justice.’

So how do you open a show? 2,058 more words

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Doctor Who Season 1, Episode 8: "The Reign of Terror" Review

Reviewed by John Hussey

We’ve come to the end of the very first season of Doctor Who and it was a good first outing, demonstrating a huge gamble on the BBC’s part as Head of Drama… 2,055 more words