So, what happened was that Series 10 so far has been really solid mystery storytelling, and I’ve been enjoying it a lot. And then, apparently, Steven Moffat had an idea for a blockbuster. Continue reading →
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Doctor Who: Knock Knock + Oxygen (S10E04+05)
Doctor Who Series 10 is shaping up to be a true mystery series — rather than the only challenge being to outsmart an obvious villain, a lot of work is being done by Bill and the Doctor to figure out what they’re even fighting and/or running away from. In these two episodes from early May, that set of challenges comes in the shape of a haunted house and murderous capitalist spacesuits, respectively. Continue reading →
Doctor Who: Smile (S10E02)
In this episode, the Doctor breaks his vow: he goes off-world, taking Bill into the future — into a brave new world in which everyone must be happy. Or else. Continue reading →
Doctor Who: The Pilot (S10E01)
So here we are, back for some proper Sci-Fi after a long, long time of living the slow path. I was skeptical after Series 9, but: I really liked it? I think it’s gonna be a good final series for Peter Capaldi? And Bill — oh, Bill. She’s the best. Continue reading →
“I’m the nanny!” — Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio
Oh, I have missed this. So, so much. I found some of Moffat’s Christmas Specials a little bumpy, but I really had fun watching this. The story was well-paced enough, the nefarious plan was engaging rather than entirely foreseeable, and the script combined fun and suspense as well as a few wistful moments following on the heels of the previous episode, The Husbands of River Song. Continue reading →
Doctor Who — The Husbands of River Song
Previously on Doctor Who: Heaven Sent + Hell Bent.
Guys — we’re going to need a bigger flowchart. It’s the year 5343, humans are, for some reason, still really, really obsessed with Christmas (decorations), and the Doctor picked the prime spot to hide from, well, Christmas. You can imagine why he might not take to the TARDIS’ attempts at cheering him up very kindly.
Doctor Who’s Coming Back for Christmas — and Series 10
With Series 10 coming up in 2017, and the Christmas Special 2016 before that, we’re actually back to regular scheduled Who programming (after big international sports events like the Euro ’16 and the Rio Olympics so cruelly robbed us of our aliens of the week and p(l)othole-y plots)!!! Continue reading →
Doctor Who: Heaven Sent + Hell Bent
Written by Steven Moffat
Is that the…? Yes, it is. The Doctor’s back in the Utah diner where he met with Rory, Amy, and River in The Impossible Astronaut — except this isn’t quite Utah, because Clara did something clever and they’re actually in Nevada. Oh, who cares. Continue reading →
Doctor Who: Sleep No More + Face the Raven
Previously on Doctor Who: The Zygon Invasion + The Zygon Inversion
The filler before the series finale, Sleep No More is truly a standalone, whilst Face the Raven connects to the series finale, Heaven Sent/Hell Bent. Since I don’t fancy writing a three-episode review next week, I’m keeping with the two-episode scheme today.
Doctor Who: The Zygon Invasion + Inversion
Previously on Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died + The Woman Who Lived
This is finally it: the fallout from The Day of the Doctor — and, if the Doctor is to be believed, the 15th version of it: of the Nightmare Scenario. Continue reading →
Throwback Thursday — Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died + The Woman Who Lived
Previously on Doctor Who: Before the Flood.
In the first two-parter guest starring Maisie Williams, we’re visiting first the Vikings, and then the (I’m guessing) late 18th century. With war-thirsty aliens projecting a false god Odin into the skies (very Monty Python’s Holy Grail, by the way), the mere fact that we’re visiting the Vikings is not so much the point, except perhaps for the idea of a death in battle being a good way to go. Since the whole episode is set within one tiny village and, intermittently, on one pretty small spaceship, the world-building isn’t as extensive as we’ve known it to be. Continue reading →
Chris Chibnall is the new Doctor Who showrunner — a retrospective
Big news have broken in the world of Doctor Who this past week. Let’s summarise: Continue reading →