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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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Dr Who season 12 goes back to scifi and classic monsters (trailer).

November 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dr Who season 12 goes back to scifi and classic monsters (trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the next season of Doctor Who (season 12), and it looks like it’s going back to the tried and tested formula of science fiction and classic monsters … well, at least, Cybermen, Judoon and the Racnoss. Who’da thunk it!

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Time And The Doctor: an article of temporal delicacy, by GF Willmetts.

June 2, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Time And The Doctor: an article of temporal delicacy, by GF Willmetts.

There is always something odd about the travels of the Gallifreyan called the Doctor. Although in the early days, the TARDIS travelled apparently randomly in time and space and even appeared in different time periods of the Daleks own history and seemingly annihilating them completely repeatedly amongst other things. We were after all following the […]

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Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count) Episode 11: Resolution by Chris Chibnall.

January 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count) Episode 11: Resolution by Chris Chibnall.

After the announcement that they had run out of ideas for Christmas episodes, ‘Doctor Who’ moves to the New Year. I always felt it far too much of a coincidence when the Doctor continually bumps into something yuletide this time of year. It isn’t like she has other planets in time and space to be […]

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