URP! was founded in 2010, in advance of the first Steven Moffat/Matt Smith series of Doctor Who, as a place for its writers to post reviews of the show following the closure of Noise to Signal. For its first year or so it also functioned as an all-purpose Who blog, but we weren’t doing a very good job of keeping it up, so as of our 2012 relaunch we’ve closed down and archived that part of the site and will be concentrating on maintaining a reviews archive for the foreseeable future.
The site is largely concerned with newer episodes of the series – however, when we feel like it, we also discuss the classic show. Yes, we do like the Sylvester McCoy era. Deal with it.
Please note that this site is not affiliated with Ash “Fatso the Wombat” Stewart’s unlimitedricepudding.com, nor is it intended to create any confusion – it’s just a coincidence. Besides, we’ve got an exclamation mark, and he hasn’t.
Jonathan Capps‘ name translates in the old Draconian tongue as “The Oncoming Storm”. Curiously enough, when spelled out backwards, it translates in Kaled as “Gobby Northerner Who Likes Sandwiches”.
Seb Patrick was found outside the Dapol factory in Llangollen aged four, swaddled in a question mark pullover. Since then, most of his time has been spent figuring out whether it should say “Officer” or “Officers”, and “Urgent Calls” or “All Calls”.
The Flatmate Of The Site was slightly surprised to find a battered Type 40 Doctor Who blog in his living room one morning, but has vowed to make the best of the situation by occasionally posting his trademark over-analytical rambling.
John Hoare deals with Digibetas by day, and dreams of 2″ quad masters by night. He occasionally posts drivel on his blog Transistorized and was once a Dental Lab Assistant, which qualifies as his standard wacky job on author blurbs. When he says run, run. Run.
Ben Paddon certainly isn’t here to help a malevolent entity to bring down the website. Heavens, no. Ben’s central focus is writing Jump Leads, a webcomic which shamelessly rips off both Doctor Who and Red Dwarf in one go. His favourite colour is mope.
Christopher Laird was killed by Cybermen in 2005. Various Doctor Who articles have been found among his personal belongings and are being published posthumously. He has no idea whether he was killed by ‘Cybermen’ or ‘Cybusmen’ because it DOESN’T MATTER.
Alex “VS” Newsome comes equipped with the seal of Rassilon. Much like every other bloody thing on Gallifrey really. He pretends to be a musician in Venture South and will carry on until someone gets the reference. He doesn’t own a multicoloured coat but does wear some far worse crimes against taste.
Dewi Evans is a part-time university tutor, librarian and PhD student who hopes one day to devlelop into something resembling the bastard hybrid offspring of Russell T Davies, Benny Summerfield and Evelyn Smythe. Despite living in the Brecon Beacons and working in Cardiff, he has never been a) a cannibal or b) a member of Torchwood (to the best of his knowledge anyway).