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100th Post: Reflecting on Nearly 3 Years

It’s really surprising to see that I started this blog nearly three years ago. And to find that this is my 100th post. Have I really had that many interesting things to say?! Excuse the self-indulgence here, then, as I look back at what’s changed since my very first blog post on 30th April 2010. (In no particular order…)

1. I’m now a freelance writer.
2. I’ve interviewed Matt Smith. (I know; I haven’t said anything about this massive event on this blog yet. But stay tuned!)

Matt and Moffat

3. I launched the Make Mine A Marvel Omnibus site in October 2010.
4. I had my first article printed in Real Travel magazine.
5. I work for the Doctor Who site, Kasterborous.
6. Amy and Rory left the TARDIS last year. (Don’t press me on the matter; I’m still a bit teary.)
7. I have an FdA in Professional Writing. (You can read more about that course here.)
8. Spooks has finished. (Thank God for DVDs!)
9. I’ve started my first novel.
10. I’ve written for the Weston College Higher Education Prospectus.
11. I did the web copy for Lovarzi’s Fourth Doctor Scarf for both their own website and Amazon.

doctor-who-scarf-4

12. As well as doing the official press release!
13. I’ve started my first children’s book.
14. The Amazing Spider-Man reached #700.
15. I’ve worked for Kasterborous’ sister site, CultBritannia (and you can read my first article here.)
16. I’ve learnt how to add videos to my blog!
17. I wrote The British Comedy Guide’s 10th anniversary celebratory article of The Office.
18. I’ve started a few scripts…
19. … And am searching for an agent.

Armstrong and Miller Guide2Bristol review

Armstrong and Miller Guide2Bristol review

20. I reviewed the Armstrong and Miller Tour for Bristol247
21. … And for Guide2Bristol.
22. The latter of which has been quoted on the official A&M website!
23. I copy-edit regularly for Kasterborous.
24. I reviewed the Day of the Daleks: Special Edition DVD for Kasterborous in two parts (here and here).
25. Then reviewed it for ItchyBristol here.
26. I’ve ran two blog advents across December 2011 and 2012.
27. I’ve worked on four Doctor Who ReKapped articles (learn more about that here), with another one in the works.

A Town Called Mercy 3

28. Clara Oswin Oswald has joined the TARDIS (sort of).
29. Neil Armstrong has passed away.
30. And so has Sir Patrick Moore.
31. The Killers have released a new album, Battle Born (and you can read a review of their single, Runaways here).
32. Avengers Assemble! has been released.
33. My review of the Doctor Who graphic novel, The Dalek Project went online here.
34. I’ve contributed two features to the upcoming Kasterborous Magazine (stay tuned for that).
35. Ray Bradbury has died.

The Illustrated Man

36. I’ve joined Twitter!
37. I’ve reviewed the last episode of Sherlock, The Reichenbach Fall, for Cult Britannia.
38. I have worked in a shop, Giggs, during the Christmas 2011 period – a shop which has since gone bust! (Nothing to do with me, I might add.)
39. I’ve read countless books – and you can see my top 10 reads of 2012 here.
40. Two episodes of 1960s Doctor Who have been found!
41. I reviewed Mission to the Unknown for Kasterborous’ Doctor Who@50.
42. The Gunfighters too! (And that’s certainly not the last of my involvement in the project.)
43. I created the Introducing: Doctor Who series for Kasterborous.

The Gunfighters 4

44. Doctor Who Confidential has been axed. (And was voted the best show ever on BBC3. Typical.)
45. I previewed Forbidden Planet’s Doctor Who Fun Day for ItchyBristol.
46. And in a short piece for The Mercury.
47. And finally for Bristol 247.
48. … For whom I also reviewed it.
49. The price of a 1st class stamp has increased to 60p.
50. I reviewed Lovarzi’s Fourth Doctor Scarf.
51. I write a regular column, Bristol Comics Corner, for Guide2Bristol.
52. Death in Paradise debuted on BBCOne.
53. Tuition fees increased, with a cap at £9,000.
54. … Something which I argued against in this Bristol247 article.
55. Brandon Flowers released his first solo album, Flamingo, and I reviewed it here.
56. I was thanked for my article about Jack Vettriano’s Bristol exhibition.

Vettriano on the Bristol247 homepage

Vettriano on the Bristol247 homepage

57. I previewed the Slapstick Festival in 2011.
58. I created my own website, using Moonfruit…
59. Then deleted it, as I wasn’t happy with the inability to update.
60. The Dandy ceased publication. (Read my article on that here.)
61. I’ve submitted an article to the Doctor Who book, Celebrate, Regenerate.
62. The Doctor Who Experience opened in London –
63. – Then moved to Cardiff.

JLC dress and Dalek

64. I reviewed Mack the Life, Lee Mack’s autobiography, for The British Comedy Guide.
65. I interviewed comic writer and artist, Jerry Holliday.
66. The Ice Warriors have been confirmed to return in the second half of Doctor Who, Series 7.
67. The world didn’t end on 21st December 2012. (Always a good thing, I find.)
68. The Bristol Comic Expo returned to Brunel’s Old Station.
69. I previewed the 2012 Expo here.
70. And reviewed it here.
71. The James Bond film franchise hit the big 5-0.
72. My former tutor, Marc Leverton, who’s a freelance writer, has written a guest blog post about his experience of publishers.

How To - Journalism

73. A review of his book, How to work as a Freelance Journalist, can be read here.
74. Steven Moffat has left Twitter. (Again, nothing to do with me!)
75. I’ve seen Steven Moffat at the Doctor Who Experience!
76. Sherlock burst onto television in July 2010.
77. I’ve helped Kasterborous begin their 50th anniversary celebrations with monthly Introduction articles.
78. January’s was Frontier in Space.
79. And this month’s is Vengeance on Varos.

Frontier 3

80. Tying into this, my editor called a second Frontier in Space piece I wrote one of the best articles the site has ever published. A massive compliment. You can read The World Behind: Frontier in Space here.
81. I reviewed Lee Mack’s Going Out live tour for Guide2Bristol
82. … And Bristol247!
83. I’ve visited the National History Museum for the first time.
84. Colin Baker appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
85. My article, Room with a View?, was the most-viewed article on Kasterborous in 2012!
86. I’ve begun work on a number of non-fiction books – but researching is a long task!
87. I reminisced on the anniversary of Matt Smith’s debut as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy and Arthur Darvill as Rory here.
88. And celebrated Matt’s Doctor here.

The 11th Doctor

89. I’ve started a short story collection.
90. My jewellery article, With This (Time) Ring…, was surprisingly popular, making the Kasterborous top 10 list of the most-viewed articles of 2012.
91. I looked at the top 10 guest stars in the Tenth Doctor era here and here.
92. I’ve started reading the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
93. T4 On The Beach (held in my hometown) has been cancelled.

David Tennant

94. I’m working on a particularly-exciting documentary idea – though it’s only in development in my head at the minute!
95. I’ve seen Peter Kay live at Manchester’s M.E.N. Arena.
96. Parts of Doctor Who: The Snowmen were filmed in Bristol, as were bits of Night Terrors.
97. I previewed tours by Micky Flanagan, Ed Byrne and Stewart Francis for my local newspaper, The Weston and Worle Mercury.

Micky Flanagan Mercury preview

Micky Flanagan Mercury preview

98. I’ve seen the asteroid, 2012 DA14!
99. I’ve added a new section to my blog: Testimonials.
100. I’ve written 100 posts!

But don’t go anywhere. This is just the start.

Thanks for sticking with me this long.

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Happy Birthday to ‘The Office’!

Keith: I watched that ‘Peak Practice.’

Tim: Yeah, I’ve never seen it.

Keith: Bloody repeat.

Tim: That’s annoying, isn’t it?

Keith: Not for me. I hadn’t seen it…  Boring, isn’t it? Just staying in watching
‘Peak Practice’ with your life.

Tim: Mmm, yeah.

Keith: Not for me. I like it.

–         Episode 1.5: New Girl.

It’s been ten years today since ‘The Office’ was first broadcast. The ‘mockumentary’ show introduced us to David Brent and his employees at paper merchants, Wernham Hogg. Furthermore, it also introduced us to Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook and Lucy Davis – and many more.

I admit that I didn’t watch it when it was first aired, although- like everyone else, right? – I knew about the dance fusion of Flashdance and MC Hammer. A further admission: I only started to like Gervais and Merchant – and obviously Karl Pilkington! – when I stumbled upon ‘An Idiot Abroad.’ Since then, I have been an avid fan of all their stuff.

For anyone who’s interested, I have a feature about ‘The Office’ on ‘The British Comedy Guide’:

http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/the_office/special/10_years_of_the_office/

It feels great to work for BCG. Let me know what you think of the article, and let me know what your favourite bit is. Like the show’s creators, my favourite scene isn’t funny; just very, very sad and directed brilliantly. At the end of the second series, Tim takes the girl he loves, Dawn, aside, takes off their microphones and there’s a long silence for the viewer. They hug and Tim goes back to his desk. Putting his mic back on, he looks at us, and says: “she said ‘no,’ by the way.”

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2011 in Published work

 

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Doctor Who Fun Day Round-up (2011)

Doctor Who is back.

I’m a big fan of the Time Lord, and so, as part of the build-up to the new series, I headed over to Forbidden Planet in Bristol on their Doctor Who Fun Day.

http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/what-s-on/exterminate_1_855825

http://www.bristol247.com/2011/04/06/bristol-fans-expected-to-converge-on-doctor-who-fun-day/

Like anything with the TARDIS stamp of approval, the day was great… but then, I always enjoy a trip to Forbidden Planet!

Exterminate!

It was the perfect subject for a review.

http://www.bristol247.com/2011/04/11/doctor-who-fun-day-packs-out-bristol-forbidden-planet/

… Or two…

http://www.itchybristol.co.uk/article.cfm/4/9059/Bristol-City-Guide/article/Doctor-Who-Fun-Day–Forbidden-Planet

Oh, and it’s great to be quoted by a site I visit frequently:

http://www.kasterborous.com/2011/04/events-galore-2/

Thank you, Kasterborous!

So far, the series has been excellent; Steven Moffat didn’t need to prove himself to anyone, and yet he has, again and again. His wibbly-wobbly plots, tiny-but-important character pieces and incredible epic scale show how much he loves the show.

Stay tuned for more Who-goodness!

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2011 in Published work

 

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Mack A-Mania

Well, it’s been a while. But I have been busy. Promise.

I went to see my favourite comedian, Lee Mack, in November, and loved every second. So I quickly knocked out a couple of reviews and the kind folks at Bristol247 and Guide2Bristol deemed them suitable for publication! You can find them here:

http://www.bristol247.com/2010/11/23/lee-mack-full-of-enthusiasm-energy-and-cheeky-charm/

Lee Mack Bristol247 Review

And here:

http://www.guide2bristol.com/news/1028/Bristol-comedy-review-Lee-Mack-Going-Out-Tour-Colston-Hall

Lee Mack Guide2Bristol Review

But that’s not all. I seem to have fallen into a comedy niche; quite accidental, but very enjoyable anyway. I found myself previewing the Slapstick Festival in Bristol, which can be found at:

http://www.bristol247.com/2011/01/24/bristol-slapstick-festival-returns-with-tribute-to-chaplin/

Slapstick Festival Bristol247 preview

Plus, I’ve been lucky enough to have a preview of Micky Flanagan’s new tour – ‘Out Out’ – printed in last week’s Weston Mercury (dated 10th February 2011). Here’s a photocopy of the article, which can be found on page 47:

Micky Flanagan Mercury preview

I have a couple of other comedy-related articles in the mix at the minute, so I’ll keep you updated on that.

Come back soon for more updates on a few websites and a bit of social networking!

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in Published work

 

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P-P-P-Published pieces

These last three months have flown by.

The much-anticipated Professional Writing has returned for a second year, and I’m finding it as fun as the last (but don’t tell anyone). The enthusiasm from my class has prompted more pitches, and a brand new blog. A niche, a flight of fancy, an indulgence; call it what you will, but do take a look:

http://marvelomnibus.wordpress.com/

I’ll be posting news and info up as much as possible, so don’t get rid of your internet connection, will you?

Isn’t technology wonderful? Mmmm, but who can beat a good ol’ magazine? So why not pick up Real Travel magazine this month (issue 57; dated December 2010) to see an article I wrote in the Summer? The piece is ‘Have you ever… had a failed plane landing?’ and can be found on page 22. Go on; take a look!

In September, I went to the opening night of The Armstrong and Miller Show Tour – my favourite double act – and loved every second. Well… almost every second; I sank into my chair when the two picked on the audience. The pair still deserved the massive applause (and then some) so I swiftly knocked out some reviews, which can be found here:

http://www.guide2bristol.com/news/955/Comedy-review-The-Armstrong-and-Miller-Show-at-the-Bristol-Hippodrome-theatre

Armstrong and Miller Guide2Bristol review

Armstrong and Miller Guide2Bristol review

And here:

http://www.bristol247.com/2010/09/25/armstrong-and-miller-double-act-deserve-ongoing-popularity/

Armstrong and Miller Bristol247 review

Armstrong and Miller Bristol247 review

And you think that’s it, don’t you? I can tell by the look in your eye. Well, you’d be wrong, my friend. On Monday (22nd November), my absolute favourite comedian, Lee Mack, returns to Bristol, this time to the Colston Hall. And guess who’ll be there…

I went to see Messer Mack in February and begged for an action replay. He (happily, I assume) obliged. So here we come. And what, you may ask, has this got anything to do with p-p-p-published pieces? Well…

http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/what-s-on/lee_mack_in_bristol_1_729707

Lee Mack: Going Out Mercury preview

Lee Mack: Going Out Mercury preview

I know I’m gonna love his show – and accompanying DVD – and can’t wait ‘til Not Going Out returns. Now if I could just get to work for his PR team and slowly rise through the ranks…

In other news:

  • Kudos to the brilliant Karl Pilkington, who has – and will continue to – entertain me with An Idiot Abroad, and his exceptional books. Long will I remain a fan.
  • I’m obviously looking forward to the next Doctor Who, A Christmas Carol, which looks to be just mind-blowing. The Sarah Jane Adventures have fed my obsession, with some fantastic storylines and acting, as have Classic Who DVDs and a convention that came to Weston. I met Sarah Sutton and saw Wendy Padbury again; really lovely people, who I’d love to interview someday (if you’re reading this…?).
  • But not all is well. I’ve just seen a Dolmio advert that rips off the “intruder window” joke from Doctor Who and has taken all of the credit. Feel free to form a protest. I’m trying, y’know.

Well, that’s all for now, but come back soon, won’t you…?

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2010 in Published work, Unpublished work

 

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Ten Tips for Editing Text

Whether you need to adhere to a word count, or just want to sharpen your piece, here are ten tips for editing.

1.       Cutting.

I know it hurts, but that bit you’re looking at? The paragraph you love? Well, it doesn’t really fit, does it? Sure, it’s good. But far from perfect.

To create an effective piece of text, you must, as William Faulkner put it, “kill your darlings.” However much you may love it, if it doesn’t fit, then it must go. Don’t be afraid: if you don’t cut it, somebody else will.

2.       Read it aloud.

The only way to find out if it sounds right is… well, if you read it out. It’s okay, you don’t have to make a speech to hundreds of people. Just read it to yourself. You’ll know which bits sound clumpy, or awkward. You’ll know which bits sound great (“Mental note: never, ever delete that bit”). Cut as appropriate. Remember not to be too critical though!

3.       Avoid repetition.

You’ll normally find repetition when reading the text aloud. Unless it’s for a particular purpose, try to get rid of it; replace it, or re-arrange the sentences.

4.       Think about your audience.

What is the purpose of your text? Is it to inform, entertain, or persuade? Read your text through. What will your audience think and feel? Will they be informed, entertained or persuaded? What will keep their interest and what will they skip over?

5.       Get someone else to read it.

Sometimes you’ll miss something. A tiny little error – a misplaced colon, perhaps – or something a bit bigger – “What does that mean?” Your critical eye might be blind to something, so why not test it on a member of your audience? Someone you trust will critique your work sensitively, while also pointing out flaws, is invaluable.

6.       Use the active voice.

Typically, it’s best to use the active voice. That means the subject is doing something to the object. For example:

Active: The cat chased a mouse.

Passive: A mouse was chased by the cat.

Very similar, but there is a difference, I promise. We do this naturally, but occasionally a bit of the passive voice can sneak in. The active voice tends to be more concise, and easier to read, so it’s in your best interests to check each sentence. However tedious.

7.       Keep tenses the same.

Past, present, future; clearly all very different. But in a text, we can easily flit between them, particularly the former two. Sometimes it’s really hard to find these little mistakes, but try reading it out to yourself, or ask someone else to read it. It may seem like an amateur mistake, but everyone does it.

8.       Check spelling and grammar.

A great tip I’ve recently picked up is to read a sentence backwards. You won’t focus on the actual sentence; instead you’ll see the words themselves, and pick up anything that doesn’t adhere to the rule, “’i’ before ‘e’, except after ‘c’”… unless of course, if it’s the exception that proves the rule. After reading it backwards (surprisingly tough), it’ll be such a relief to read it normally again, and pick up on any grammatical errors.

9.       Avoid repetition.

Sorry. It’s a cheap joke.

10.   Come back to it tomorrow.

The most important tip? Don’t try to edit the text straight after you’ve written it. Put it in a drawer somewhere, and come back to it sometime later. It’ll seem fresh to your relaxed brain, and you’ll be able to edit much easier.

FURTHER READING: How to work as a Freelance Journalist by Marc Leverton.

http://www.bubblecow.co.uk/2009/07/top-ten-tips-for-editing-your-own-book/ by Gary Smailes.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2010 in Unpublished work

 

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The Bluffer’s Guide to the Doctor

(An informative guide on the eleven Doctors, produced for my Professional Writing course.)

First Doctor (1963- 66.)

Actor: William Hartnell.

First full appearance: An Unearthly Child.

Last regular appearance: The Tenth Planet.

TV Companions: Susan; Ian Chesterton; Barbara Wright; Vicki Pallister; Steven Taylor; Katarina; Dodo Chaplet; Polly Wright; Ben Jackson.

In 1963, two schoolteachers, Ian and Barbara, followed their mysterious student, Susan to a junkyard, where they met her grandfather, the irritable Doctor, who – against their wills – whisked them away through time and space, firstly to 100,000BC then to the planet Skaro, where they encountered the Daleks. The first Doctor seemed bad-tempered and churlish at the thought of travelling with the humans, but soon warmed to his companions. Despite his frail appearance, the Doctor was strong and wilful, confronting the Zarbi , Cybermen, and fellow Time Lords, the Meddling Monk and Celestial Toymaker. He collapsed in the TARDIS, in front of then-companions, Polly and Ben, and regenerated, his body giving in to old age.

Second Doctor (1966- 69.)

Actor: Patrick Troughton.

First full appearance: Power of the Daleks.

Last regular appearance: The War Games.

TV Companions: Polly Wright; Ben Jackson; Jamie McCrimmon; Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart;  Victoria Waterfield; Zoe Heriot.

Behind his childish exterior, the second Doctor was dark, manipulative and calculating, but had a stronger moral sense than his previous incarnation. After defeating the Daleks, he arrived in Scotland, where he met Jamie McCrimmon, who continued to travel with him until the Doctor was put on trial for altering the course of history by the Time Lords. With his companions sent back to their own time periods, their memories of him wiped, the Doctor faced his peers alone. He was forced to regenerate, and exiled to Earth.

Third Doctor (1970 74.)

Actor: Jon Pertwee.

First full appearance: Spearhead from Space.

Last regular appearance: Planet of the Spiders.

TV Companions: Elizabeth Shaw; Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart; Jo Grant; Sarah Jane Smith.

After defeating the Autons and the Nestene Consciousness, the third Doctor was employed by UNIT as their scientific advisor. This Doctor was often described as a “dandy,” but was also a man-of-action, defeating the Silurians, the Axons, and, most frequently, fellow Time Lord, the Master. After saving his own race from the omnipotent Omega, the Doctor was allowed to travel the universe in his TARDIS once more, but was affected by radiation on Metebelis 3 and regenerated.

Fourth Doctor (1974- 81.)

Actor: Tom Baker.

First full appearance: Robot.

Last regular appearance: Logopolis.

TV Companions: Sarah Jane Smith; Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart; Harry Sullivan; Leela; K9 (Mk 1 and 2); Romana (1 and 2); Adric; Nyssa; Tegan Jovanka.

Memorable for his long scarf, big teeth, curls, eccentricity, and love of jelly babies, the fourth Doctor was sent by the Time Lords to stop the creation of the Daleks, but was forced to question whether he had the right to wipe out an entire race. His unpredictability proved useful when confronting Zygons, the Mandragora Helix, and Sontarans, and locating the six segments of the universe-shaping Key to Time. After confronting the Master and saving the universe, the Doctor fell from the Pharos Project control tower and regenerated.

Fifth Doctor (1982- 84.)

Actor: Peter Davison.

First full appearance: Castrovalva.

Last regular appearance: The Caves of Androvani.

TV Companions: Tegan Jovanka; Adric; Nyssa; Vislor Turlough; Kamelion; Peri Brown.

Most notable for wearing a stick of celery on an Edwardian cricket uniform, the fifth Doctor’s youthful charm and sensitivity hid a pained heroism as the man who abhors violence realised the weight of his actions after his companion, Adric, sacrificed himself in order to defeat the Cybermen. Mouthy Australian companion, Tegan, also left the TARDIS after witnessing a group of humans being massacred by the Daleks. On the planet Androvani Minor, the Doctor and companion, Peri were poisoned, and, with only one antidote, he sacrificed his life, and regenerated.

Sixth Doctor (1984- 86.)

Actor: Colin Baker.

First full appearance: The Twin Dilemma.

Last regular appearance: The Trial of a Time Lord.

TV Companions: Peri Brown; Melanie Bush.

Loud and argumentative, the sixth Doctor was confident of his abilities, battling Daleks, Cybermen, and peer, the Rani. He also encountered his second incarnation in Spain when confronting the Sontarans. Though he may have seemed brash and egotistical, this Doctor was witty and compassionate, freeing the oppressed and standing up for what was right. A further attack by the Rani forced him to regenerate.

Seventh Doctor (197- 89.)

Actor: Sylvester McCoy.

First full appearance: Time and the Rani.

Last regular appearance: Survival/ Doctor Who: the TV Movie.

TV Companions: Melanie Bush; Ace.

The seventh Doctor hid great master plans behind his mysterious, comical exterior, manipulating both complete strangers and his companions in accordance with ‘the bigger picture.’ He distanced himself from violence, and encouraged his companion, Ace, to question everything, while slowly feeding her clues. After a forced landing, the Doctor was caught in the crossfire between two gangs in 1999 San Francisco, resulting in his regeneration.

Eighth Doctor (1996.)

Actor: Paul McGann.

First full appearance: Doctor Who: the TV Movie.

Last regular appearance: Doctor Who: the TV Movie.

TV Companions: Grace Holloway.

The eighth Doctor encouraged all those around him to make the best of life, occasionally hinting towards their futures. This Doctor was youthful and full of energy and enthusiasm, despite having to save the universe from the Master, who opened up the heart of his TARDIS, and threatened to suck the whole of existence into it. He was prone to amnesia and improvised more than his previous counter-part.

Ninth Doctor (2005.)

Actor: Christopher Eccleston.

First full appearance: Rose.

Last regular appearance: The Parting of the Ways.

TV Companions: Rose Tyler; Adam Mitchell; Captain Jack Harkness.

Ravaged by war, the ninth Doctor was a very dark man when he met Rose Tyler in department store, Henriks. She slowly reminded him of all the good in the universe, despite battles with Slitheen, Autons, and nanogenes that wanted to ‘cure’ the world. He finally sacrificed his life by absorbing the Time Vortex from Rose when she defeated the Daleks once more, forcing him to regenerate.

Tenth Doctor (2005- 10.)

Actor: David Tennant.

First full appearance: The Christmas Invasion.

Last regular appearance: The End of Time.

TV Companions: Rose Tyler; Sarah Jane Smith; K9 (Mk 3); Mickey Smith; Donna Noble; Martha Jones; Captain Jack Harkness; Astrid Perth; Jackson Lake; Rosita Farisi; Lady Christina de Souza; Adelaide Brooke; Wilfred Mott.

This Doctor was – seemingly – more cheerful and outgoing than his former incarnation; talkative and cheeky, hiding a darker core, as he showed little mercy to those who persisted in their sinister endeavours. After defeating Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, Krillitane, and Vashta Nerada, the Doctor was forced to battle his own people, sending his home planet, Gallifrey, back into the Time War. He saved the life of his companion, Wilfred Mott, by absorbing deadly radiation, and succumbed to the regeneration process.

Eleventh Doctor (2010- .)

Actor: Matt Smith.

First full appearance: The Eleventh Hour.

Last regular appearance: N/A.

TV Companions: Amy Pond; Rory Williams.

Crashing into the garden of young Amelia Pond, the eleventh Doctor is lively and questioning, with confidence in his abilities and those around him. After saving the world from Prisoner Zero and the Atraxi, the Doctor rushes an older Amelia – now Amy – into space, encountering Daleks, Weeping Angels, Vampires, Cybermen and Silurians.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2010 in Unpublished work

 

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