Previously on Doctor Who: The Witch’s Familiar. In this two-parter opened by Toby Whithouse, we see a bit of a reset — this is, in essence, the first proper adventure after everything that’s happened. After Clara said goodbye for the first time, after Danny’s first death and then his second. Being abducted to Skaro doesn’t really […]Read More Throwback Thursday — Doctor Who: Under the Lake + Before the Flood
Previously on Doctor Who: Last Christmas. Missy’s back, Clara’s a Dalek, and the Doctor’s got a case of mercy. Welcome to Skaro.Read More Throwback Thursday—Doctor Who Series 9: The Magician’s Apprentice + The Witch’s Familiar
Previously on Doctor Who: Death in Heaven. Life — you know, that thing that happens when the Doctor’s not there to fix it. I had my own bit of Life in 2015, and it wasn’t going so well. Hence, I scaled back my usual blogging activity and treaded the Whoniverse more or less incognito. But now, […]Read More Throwback Thursday—Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014)
Previously on Doctor Who: Flatline. Prologue Due to Comic Con and work stuff, my viewing schedule has been messed about a little — and although Doctor Who is obviously coded for weekly viewing including seven days of dread before the next episode comes along, I’ll be binge-watching and reviewing the last three episodes of Series 8 in […]Read More Doctor Who: the Complete Series 8 Finale.
Previously on Doctor Who: The Mummy on the Orient Express. What I like about this series of Doctor Who is that it doesn’t make everything alright. Things are allowed to not be ok, people are allowed to not be ok. “It’s ok,” could so often have been the tagline to the denouement of the week, but not […]Read More “Goodness had nothing to do with it.” — Doctor Who: Flatline.
Previously on Doctor Who: Kill the Moon. This episode affords us one of the luxuries of time travel: the recreation of period dress, set, and costume design — in the future, in space, making it feel endearingly fallen out of time. Donna went ‘flapper or slapper’ in Agatha Christie’s own time, now Clara is stepping onto the […]Read More Doctor Who: The Mummy on the Orient Express.
Previously on Doctor Who: The Caretaker. A moral dilemma, an absent Doctor, and a bit of cardboard cut-out ending. That was Kill the Moon. Jump the cut for the ins and outs of it.Read More The Moon’s an Egg — Doctor Who: Kill the Moon
Previously on Doctor Who: Time Heist. Really, Doctor Who, really? There’s a fine line between the Doctor acting as gatekeeper to Clara’s love life and just being concerned for her wellfare and Clara herself wanting the Doctor to like her boyfriend simply because people like it when their friends and their significant others get along. This […]Read More Doctor Who: The Caretaker.
Previously on Doctor Who: Listen. The Doctor goes classic hustle in this outer space adventure. Doctor Who has always brushed up against other genres and subgenres, and there’s been plenty of breaking and entering, but in new-Who, this is a first, and it’s clear that writers, directors, and costume and set designers alike relished the opportunity to […]Read More “There you go. Thing time.” — Doctor Who: Time Heist.
Previously on Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood. Of creatures under the bed, fear in the dark, and the Doctor’s constant companion.Read More “Fear makes companions of us all.” — Doctor Who: Listen.
Previously on Doctor Who: Into the Dalek. Robot of Sherwood is a romp, a sassfest, and in the line-up of recent new-Who episodes, perhaps a bit of an odd duck reaching back to the Doctor meeting funny folk from history and fiction in the olden days. The only thing we’re missing, perhaps, is the lizard. […]Read More Impossible Heroes — Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood
Previously on Doctor Who: Deep Breath. And down the rabbit hole we go — or, rather, down the eyestalk. This is a game of Alice in Wonderland that even the Doctor hasn’t played before. Spoilers ahead.Read More “I need you.” — Doctor Who: Into the Dalek.