My first review of contemporary Doctor Who for DWM was The Waters of Mars, in DWM #417. One hundred and four issues later…
(From DWM #521)
Tom is the person who invited me to become the magazine’s ‘new series’ reviewer. I can’t remember why. I can just recall being at a press screening for ‘The Waters of Mars‘ and he asking me if I’d enjoyed it. I think I’d been gently pestering him for a while whenever I saw him at events. Either dropping hints or asking outright if I could do ‘something’. Suddenly, I was through the door, and completely thrilled about it.
I still am.
Along the way, he proved hands off in terms of moderating what I wrote, but a brilliant sounding board whenever I needed it. We spoke a lot about ‘The Caretaker‘ review, for example, and he helped me find a way to say what I wanted to.
Thanks again, Tom – you were my Doctor Who Magazine editor.
This is from DWM #515.
From DWM #515.
Last one from DWM #514.
Another from DWM #514.
Here is the first of my reviews from DWM #514.
My last one from DWM #513.
Another from DWM #513.
Oh dear. That plot point where the Doctor turns blind. I have a real problem with storytelling based around arbitrary obstacles, like this. Because you just know the character will be blind, until the show requires him not to be again.
Anyway: Another from DWM #513.
Here is the first of my reviews from DWM #513.