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Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Christopher Eccleston (video doc).

April 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Christopher Eccleston (video doc).

In this free sixty-minute-long retrospective video documentary on the splendid science fiction show that is Doctor Who, Clever Dick (indeed, the cleverest Dick in this, or any other dimension) sets us up to consider Christopher Eccleston’s time as the Doctor. In this part, C.D. ponders how the fortieth anniversary of Doctor Who was marked by […]

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Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Peter Davison (video doc).

April 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Peter Davison (video doc).

In this free sixty-minute-long retrospective video documentary on the splendid science fiction show that is Doctor Who, Clever Dick (indeed, the cleverest Dick in this, or any other dimension) sets us up to consider the fifth Doctor, aka Peter Davison. C.D. explores how the television landscape changed as the show entered the eighties and how […]

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Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Tom Baker (video doc).

April 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Tom Baker (video doc).

In this free sixty-minute-long retrospective video documentary on the splendid science fiction show that is Doctor Who, Clever Dick (indeed, the cleverest Dick in this, or any other dimension) sets us up to consider the Fourth Doctor, aka Tom Baker. CD explores how the show developed into a far darker and scarier version, influenced by […]

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Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Jon Pertwee (video doc).

April 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Jon Pertwee (video doc).

In this free forty-minute-long retrospective video documentary on the splendid science fiction show that is Doctor Who, Clever Dick (indeed, the cleverest Dick in this, or any other universe) sets us up to consider the Third Doctor, aka Jon Pertwee. CD goes on to explore how Doctor Who needed to change to meet the strange […]

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Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 10: The Timeless Children by Chris Chibnall.

March 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 10: The Timeless Children by Chris Chibnall.

Onboard the trooper carrier, Graham gets them all to disguise themselves under cyber-armour to get out of their spaceship. The Master invites the Cybermen to the ruins of Gallifrey having imprisoned the Doctor in the Matrix. As you all know, the Matrix is the depository of Time Lord knowledge where she is shown the first-ever […]

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Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 9: Ascension Of The Cybermen by Chris Chibnall.

February 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 9: Ascension Of The Cybermen by Chris Chibnall.

Be warned, with three story strands spread throughout the story much if not all is SPOILER and I’m looking at them as sub-plots than jumping from one to the other. As the first of a two-parter, there’s no resolution and I’m minimising guesswork. I’m calling the last humans ‘humans’ as much of the time that’s […]

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Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 8: The Haunting Of Villa Diodati by Maxine Alderton.

February 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 8: The Haunting Of Villa Diodati by Maxine Alderton.

As revealed in the end of last week’s episode, the Doctor and friends are going to gatecrash the Byron/Shelley party in June 1816 at Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva where Mary Shelley wrote ‘The Modern Prometheus’. Will it be re-written or will they contribute to the plot? Tales Of The Dead is Lord Byron’s contribution to […]

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Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 6: Praxeus by Peter McTighe and Chris Chibnall.

February 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 6: Praxeus by Peter McTighe and Chris Chibnall.

Just a few thoughts about last week’s episode. Showrunner Chris Chibnall says the Martin Doctor is not from another dimension but an actual regeneration of the Doctor. Speculation on the Net thinks she belongs to the previous 13 regenerations as she didn’t recognise the sonic screwdriver. Apart from the 13 regenerations is sacrosanct to Time […]

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Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 4: Nikola Tesla’s Night Of Terror by Nina Metivier (TV review).

January 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 4: Nikola Tesla’s Night Of Terror by Nina Metivier (TV review).

With a name like ‘Nikola Tesla’s Night Of Terror’, you know this has to be a historical setting and the feud between Tesla (actor Goran Visnjic) and Thomas Edison (actor Robert Glenister) is rampant. Please, not another alien menace. Science Fiction doesn’t depend on an alien menace, just the presence of time travellers is enough […]

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Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 1: Spyfall – Part One by Chris Chibnall (TV review).

January 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count): Episode 1: Spyfall – Part One by Chris Chibnall (TV review).

I doubt if anyone in the UK could have avoided seeing the ever-growing promo for the latest season of ‘Doctor Who’ in December. The most significant point being she wasn’t a doctor but ‘THE’ Doctor. Whether that means she has developed a forename will have to be wait to be seen in context over the […]

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