On The Beatles in Doctor Who

I was browsing the forums at Outpost Gallifrey the other day and came across a thread that asked, “Should Doctor Who do a Beatles episode?” That caught my attention. 🙂 A clip of the Beatles appears in “The Chase” — and had the scheduling worked out the Beatles might’ve appeared in the story. Ian’s familiarContinue reading “On The Beatles in Doctor Who”

On Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer

My friend Todd “Scavenger” Kogutt keeps telling me about the Doctor Who spin-off he’d love to see: Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer, starring Bruce Campbell. The first time he told me this I must confess that I snarfed coffee on my monitor–I just didn’t see it. But after the recent Dalek two-parter Todd brought the ideaContinue reading “On Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer”

On Nerdish Insights

From an IM conversation today: mknzyCalhn: I’m racking my brain here — I’m trying to think if Doctor Who has ever done a story about cloning Scavgraphics: new earth mknzyCalhn: you’re right Scavgraphics: also, daleks Scavgraphics: aren’t the mutants clones? mknzyCalhn: well, the mutants are grown in vats, but we don’t know if they’re clonedContinue reading “On Nerdish Insights”

On Abducted by the Daleks

Abducted by the Daleks. I can’t believe I’m about to attempt a serious review of this. We’ll start with a summary. Spoilers ahead. On some deserted road in the middle of a forest four eastern European women are driving through the night, through a stretch of woods that one of the women claims is theContinue reading “On Abducted by the Daleks”

On Dalek Naughtiness

Had I known about this, I’d probably have wanted to see it: Abducted by the Daleks, a pornographic film in which women are abducted by the Daleks for use as sex slaves. The Sun, a London tabloid, described the film thusly: Dr Who’s foes capture three naked “disco babes” in the 18-rated DVD. They chaseContinue reading “On Dalek Naughtiness”

On the Doctor's Greatest Foes

There’s a rumor that in the upcoming season of Doctor Who there may be a story pitting the Doctor’s two greatest foes against one another–the Daleks and the Cybermen. Sure, it’s a fanwanky concept. That’s the appeal. So, if I were writing a Dalek vs. Cybermen story, this is what I’d do…. Set it duringContinue reading “On the Doctor's Greatest Foes”

December’s Greatest Hits

The top fifteen reasons people checked out allyngibson.com in the month of December. 15. “John Lennon atheist.” I wouldn’t call Lennon an atheist, per se, but he certainly had his issues with organized religion. Witness this quote–“Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I am right, and have been proven right. We’re bigger thanContinue reading “December’s Greatest Hits”