Andrew Blair

Revisiting Terry Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell books

Andrew Blair Feature Sep 17, 2015

A fond look-back at Sir Terry Pratchett's underappreciated Johnny Maxwell children's trilogy...

The Doctor and the Master: the history of a friendship

Andrew Blair Feature Sep 11, 2015

As the Doctor Who series 9 premiere approaches, we look back on the complex lifelong friendship between the Doctor and the Master...

Doctor Who series 9: latest trailer breakdown

Andrew Blair Feature Aug 13, 2015

There's a second full trailer for Doctor Who series 9, and here's what we unpacked inside it...

Doctor Who series 9: first trailer breakdown

Andrew Blair Feature Jul 10, 2015

Doctor Who series 9 with Peter Capaldi arrives in September, which gives us plenty of time to speculate over this first trailer...

What next for Saturday night UK family drama?

Andrew Blair Feature May 5, 2015

From Primeval to Merlin and Atlantis, Doctor Who's return spawned a host of Saturday teatime dramas that have since disappeared. What next?

The Golden Compass: what went wrong?

Andrew Blair Feature Apr 21, 2015

With fantasy franchises having been so popular in recent years, why did Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series stop before it got going?

10 years of new Doctor Who: a fan's look-back at Rose

Andrew Blair Feature Mar 26, 2015

On the 10th anniversary of Rose's first broadcast, here's how one Classic Who fan felt watching Doctor Who's comeback episode...

Doctor Who series 9: what next for Gallifrey?

Andrew Blair Feature May 27, 2015

We look ahead to Doctor Who series 9 and ask what the future holds for Peter Capaldi's Doctor and the home planet of the Time Lords?

Doctor Who: a brief history of story pilfering

Andrew Blair Feature Jan 27, 2015

Doctor Who's Last Christmas was by no means the first adventure to pay homage to other stories in and outside the show...

Doctor Who: what can a Cyberman story do?

Andrew Blair Feature Dec 4, 2014

Following their most recent appearance in series 8 finale Death In Heaven, Andrew ponders the role of the Cybermen in Doctor Who...