Category Archives: Doctor Who

Top of the Docs: Series 6 (2011)

Smith’s first season as the Doctor had some strong episodes, but only one or two genuinely memorable ones.  That didn’t stop me from heading out to NYC to the Ziegfield theater with a young friend who was allowed to miss … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 5 (2010)

With David Tennant gone and no established companion for a new series, the future of Doctor Who was in as mysterious a place as any TARDIS landing.  But Stephen Moffat was taking over as showrunner so there was hope.  Smith … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: The Specials (2009)

Donna is gone.  David Tennant’s Doctor is coming to the end of his run.  2009 was a heartbreaking year for fans and we didn’t know what was to come next.  Join us in revisiting the last 4 stories of the … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 4 (2008)

Oh lord, that nails-on-chalkboard companion was coming back!  Would we be able to stomach a whole season of Donna Noble after that performance as a one-off companion in The Runaway Bride?  And how could this companion compare to Martha Jones, who … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 3 (2007)

Rose’s departure looms large over the new season and Donna did not exactly warm the heart with her first outing.  Could a new companion keep the flame of new Who alive for a 3rd season?  Let’s see… Smith and Jones … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 2 (2006)

After that first year, I was desperate to find every scrap of Doctor Who footage I could find.  A 2 minute interview was gold!  The series came back with all the wonder and excitement of my youth.  But that didn’t … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 1 (2005)

Well look on the bright side: we didn’t make you wait as long as the show itself after that interminable hiatus between 1989 and 2005! 2005 was when Doctor Who did the decent thing and came back to our screens.  … Continue reading

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On Target: The Crusades

This Christmas, my wife surprised me with a Doctor Who book that I’d never seen before.  Or, to be more precise, I’d never seen it like this before.  Many, many years ago, I’d read The Crusades in what I believed … Continue reading

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The Doctor and the Enterprise

Let me start this article by saying that I don’t usually do a lot of research for what I write.  I write from the hip, or from the heart, and it’s based on how I feel about a given subject.  … Continue reading

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Class: The Lost

Perhaps it makes sense but all the episodes seem to lead very smoothly to this moment.  The relationships had to go through the first few episodes to establish their bonds, the last few have focused on the paranoia and insecurities … Continue reading

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Class: The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did

One of the advantages of being a science fiction fan is that we tend to develop active imaginations.  I imagine the call between Patrick Ness and the “governors” of the BBC when this show was being produced. BBC: Pat, sorry … Continue reading

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Class: Detained

It looks like episode 6 might be another unofficial two part story.  Detained separates Ms. Quill from the rest of the class but based on the final scene of this story, it looks like episode 7 will reveal what she … Continue reading

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Class: Brave-ish Heart

Episode 5 picks up where 4 left off creating the first unofficial two-parter of the series.   I say unofficial because it’s not considered a two-part story, but that doesn’t change the basic premise that this episode is directly connected to … Continue reading

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Class: Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart

Episode 4 of Class looks like we’re going to be getting to know April a bit better.  April is conflicted; her heart is in two places.  I mean that literally.  The Shadow King and April share a heart.  But that’s not … Continue reading

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Class: Nightvisiting

Class resumes and this week looks like we’re going to get some backstory around Tanya.  Tanya is missing her dad.  He died 2 years ago.  She’s sad and just before going to bed, gives his picture a little kiss.  When … Continue reading

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Class: The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo

Class is back in session, this time focusing largely on Ram, the school sports king.  I haven’t warmed to the characters yet, but I think that was the point: introduce us to some that are hard to like and slowly … Continue reading

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Class: For Tonight We Might Die

If you ask me, the Brits are superb storytellers.  They have an idea, and they tell it, length be damned.  If that means 8 episodes will tell the story, that’s what they  will do.  No need to drag an 8-episode … Continue reading

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Revolution of the Daleks

I have a question. Let’s suppose you own a company which has invented the most amazing 3D printers. These things are basically magical, capable of mass producing complex robots with a level of interaction that puts any other AI system … Continue reading

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Dreamland

Wrapping up the year with a little animated Doctor Who fun, I wanted to go back and discuss one other special that came out back in 2009: Dreamland.  This came out two years after The Infinite Quest and showed some … Continue reading

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The Infinite Quest

Before we start the final spinoff series of Doctor Who, there were a few noteworthy contributions to the last decade that warranted mention.  The first was the animated adventure The Infinite Quest.  Back in 2007, when Doctor Who was still … Continue reading

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