An overview of Giant Monsters in Doctor Who – part two

8 10 2009

The New Series (2005 – present)

The Daddy Dalek from Parting of the Ways

The Daddy Dalek from Parting of the Ways

Nick Walters continues his look at Doctor Who’s biggest enemies!

Part one here.

Doctor Who returned to our screens in 2005, and is now more popular than ever before. Its special effects are, as I said before, fantastic – but, as I hinted before, this hasn’t meant that they are completely flawless. So, focusing on the remit of this article, what has this meant for the Chimerae, Dinomads, Xenopods and Megabots?
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An overview of Giant Monsters in Doctor Who – part one

5 10 2009
Giant ants vs giant butterflies in The Web Planet

Giant ants vs giant butterflies in The Web Planet

Doctor Who author and writer Nick Walters writes on the show’s obsession with BIG creatures!

SUPER SIZE WHO! or “Not so little, Peri!”

Introduction

Doctor Who has always been about the monsters, right from the very start. Well, almost. The programme began with an unearthly child, a couple of teachers and some cavemen, of course, and it was only in the second story that monsters trundled into view in the sinister shape of the Daleks, and history was made. Sydney Newman’s loathing of BEMs turned out to pissing in the wind as the Doctor’s first encounter with the evil pepperpots set in motion a battle which still rages now; new Who Matt Smith is, and this is hardly a spoiler, set to face the Daleks when the series returns full-time in 2010.
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Here be monsters!

15 09 2009
Godzilla!

Godzilla!

Welcome to GODZILLA EATS DISS! a new blog devoted to monster movies, creature features and giant things attacking cities. There have been thousands of column inches dedicated to monsters so I guess it’s important to talk about what we’re not. We’re not about vampires and we’re not about zombies. Though these are fine genre institutions they’re pretty well covered off on a variety of different places online. Read the rest of this entry »