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.
The end of last episode saw Clara ditching Danny and throwing herself back into the Vortex with the Doctor — after spending the episode explaining to him and others why she couldn’t travel with him anymore. How do you feel about that last-minute development?Read More Reader poll: how do you feel about Clara’s change of heart?
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.
Previously on Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor. The Doctor has landed, the Doctor is in. Doctor Who has returned, clockwork dancing to a darker tune, in sync with a Scottish heartbeat and an erratic consciousness. Welcome to the Untempered Schism that is Peter Capaldi’s ferocious first performance as the Twelfth Doctor.Read More “He needs you.” — Doctor Who: Deep Breath, series return review
Now, pretty much the best thing for any fan is to create a thing, have the creators and/or show runners come across it, and have them love it, perhaps give you a retweet or a shout-out. What’s even better than that — well, to have it integrated into the actual show. It’s happened to Will […]Read More Freelance artist Billy Hanshaw’s title sequence idea will become part of Doctor Who’s new signature opening