Category Archives: Doctor Who

The Flanderized Brigadier

Companion Tropes 40 I’m not a huge fan of The Simpsons, but I could probably have a good stab at naming most of the characters and listing their defining traits. When it comes to Homer’s neighbour Ned Flanders, I would … Continue reading

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The Maltese Penguin

Story 33½ … yeah, it’s a real thing.  Big Finish released a bonus disk: The Maltese Penguin for those who subscribed to the monthy range, which I had for a long while, until it became a bit too costly.  I think … Continue reading

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Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (8)

Episode 8: Prophets Don’t Know Everything As the series approaches its climax, a lot is happening.  Aughra opens the episode with a lot of wisdom; I am beginning to realize how wise this old woman is!  She speaks of the … Continue reading

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Regeneration Influences

The talk of companions influencing how a regeneration turns out in Rose the Friend Influence has sparked off some interesting discussions in the Junkyard, behind the scenes.  Here’s Mike’s fascinating take on the subject, where he has taken my spark … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Man

We’re back with season 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures and I’m reminded what an odd show this is.  We start off with Luke recording himself on a video camera to let the audience know about The Nightmare Man.  While … Continue reading

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Rose the Friend Influence

Companion Tropes 39 When you look at the Doctor Who companions who were present for a regeneration, an interesting pattern emerges. In the company of Ben and Polly, the Doctor becomes much younger and more energetic, with a Sixties mop … Continue reading

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Neverland

“I… am become…” Wait just a damned minute.  “I am become”?  You mean, “I have become”?  Robert Oppenheimer made this quote popular with his feeling about the nuclear bomb: “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds” but he was … Continue reading

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