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Doctor Who: What the Doctors did next

Matt Smith moves on to American Psycho but what did the other Doctors get up to after Who?

Doctor Who: The Space Race

Behind enemy lines, The Sixth Doctor and Peri go cold as the Russians gear up for The Space Race!

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

More goodies from the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who

Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos: Special Edition

Doctor Six and Peri feature in this 1985 adventure, given a new lick of paint in this Special Edition DVD.

The Twin Dilemma

Mike Sutton reviews this week's release of Colin Baker's controversial debut as the Sixth Doctor, and wonders whether its appalling reputation is just a little bit unfair...

Patient Zero

Who is Patient Zero? What do the Daleks want with them? What connection is there with the Doctor and Charley? And, most importantly, has the Doctor finally discovered Charley's secret? James finds out as he reviews this month's Big Finish audio.

Big Finish - The Best and Worst of the Sixth Doctor

It's Week Two in our month-long celebration of the ten year anniversary of Big Finish's Doctor Who audios. This time it's time to look at the best and worst of Colin Baker's audio adventures, as he battles terrors as diverse as the Daleks, singing pirates and Christopher Biggins...

Attack of the Cybermen

<img src="http://dev.strangememories.com/protectedimage.php?image=Colin/attackcybermen.jpg_03062009&height=150" align=left>Since his departure from the role of the Doctor in 1986, the fan community seems to have taken Colin Baker to its collective heart due to his unbridled enthusiasm for the show and his appearances in some excellent Big Finish audio productions. But at the time, things weren't nearly so clean cut. Some fans (including myself) loved his spiky and unpredictable take on the role, largely derived from the original performance by William Hartnell, but many others found him alienating, over-the-top and too much of a contrast to Peter Davison's more relaxed approach. Unfortunately, the general public, and more importantly the BBC hierarchy, seemed to agree with the latter view and Colin was unceremoniously replaced after two full seasons. It's true that his debut story, <i>The Twin Dilemma</i>, was something of a disaster and it's hard to entirely erase memories of <i>Timelash</i> or the campier aspects of Season 23. But I think time has been kind to Colin Baker's time in the role, and many of his shows, criticised as excessively violent and cynical at the time, look remarkably ambitious and unusual after the passage of two decades.

Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen in March

Full details have now been released for March's Classic Doctor Who release...