This week the Campervan time travels back to 1967 to take a look at the classic story, The Ice Warriors. The story has recently been released on two brand new shiny DVDs and the two missing episodes have been animated, allowing fans to experience the story in a way that simply hasn’t been possible until now.
Discussing rumours of newly discovered missing episodes is a prerequisite of being a Doctor Who fan. Where would be all be if we didn’t allow ourselves the secret hope that one day, someone will find the 106 episodes missing from the BBC archives in a box in someone’s loft or in the bowels of an overseas Broadcaster’s Headquarters?!
Well, as pretty much every fan knows, the latest sets of rumours gained some serious traction and have been bouncing around fandom for the last 18 months or so. What does the DWP team make of them? Yes, join Stephen, James and Leeson as they discuss what they’ve heard and allow themselves to dream……
Stephen and Michele share similar cultural and Doctor Who histories. They’ll agree on everything, right? Judge for yourself as they discuss a recent Big Finish main range trilogy – The Burning Prince, The Acheron Pulse and The Shadow Heart. But it isn’t until they turn their thoughts to the casting of Peter Capaldi that things get really … uh … “hot.”
We also offer a calmer, more refined Big Finish review from Ian and Michele. This week they conclude their look at the second series of Fourth Doctor and first Romana stories with a review of the two-part finale, The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase.
Join Stephen, Leeson and James in the second of our newest series of Burning Issues episodes. The Sonic Screwdriver. Love it or hate it, it’s become a fundamental part of the show in much the same way as the TARDIS is. But has it’s continual presence in the series since 2005 done the show any favours? Do writers rely on it too much now as a magic wand that can resolve plot points? Join us in the campervan to find out what we think.