Kasterborous has launched Doctor Who@50, a series of reviews leading up to the big fiftieth anniversary of BBCOne’s flagship programme in November 2013. And I’m proud to say that I’m involved in this extensive project.
Christian Cawley, Kasterborous’ editor, has planned the reviews to be published about twice (or thrice)-a-week, running from An Unearthly Child/ 100,000BC to 1989’s Survival, which saw the show bow out with the brilliant Sylvester McCoy and the ‘Ace’ Sophie Aldred at the helm of the TARDIS. K contributors from all of time and space will be reviewing serials of the ‘classic’ series; Christian explains:
“These new reviews will offer a new look at the classic episodes, unspoiled by the reputations that many had earned since the 1980s… By collecting together a range of interesting voices, however, we hope to present a unique look at the history of Doctor Who as a celebration of this wonderful, crazy, mad, mad show.”
You can check out the introduction here, and the first review here. The Daleks review can be read here, and The Edge of Destruction here – but look out for more every single week. I can’t reveal which stories I’ll be tackling, but I’m very excited to be involved in such a memorable project about the best show on television.
And to get you warmed up…
I wish autumn would hurry up.