Category Archives: Doctor Who

The Axis of Insanity

Fans of Doctor Who are used to the versatile nature of the show.  If there’s one thing Doctor Who has always been good at, it’s mixing and matching different formulae to create something that works.  Oh, that’s not to say … Continue reading

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The Twilight Kingdom

If you are unfamiliar with Big Finish, you’re doing yourself a disservice.  Big Finish has a motto: “we love stories”.  It’s simple but extremely evident.  When you love something, you take care of it.  Two stories back, with The Creed … Continue reading

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The Natural History of Fear

If you remember last week, I was complaining about Charley and the weakness of The Creed of the Kromon in general.  You’ll be pleased to know that I was singing a different tune when The Natural History of Fear finished.  … Continue reading

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The Creed of the Kromon

If I’m being honest, I am upset.  I think what I liked about the original range of Doctor Who releases from Big Finish is that if you disliked a Doctor/companion combo, you only had one story to sit through before … Continue reading

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Scherzo

Returning to Big Finish after a bit of a gap has been a mixed bag and I’m desperately torn on my feelings about Scherzo.  Having left our universe at the end of Zagreus, Charley and the Doctor are in a … Continue reading

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The Wormery

It’s been a while, but with life returning to normal, my job has us back in the office, so it’s time I go back to Big Finish for some more Doctor Who audio adventures. “The audio medium can be so … Continue reading

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Doctor Who at the Proms

Continuing still further on from our recent examination of Doctor Who extras, I have to take us through David Tennant and Matt Smith’s eras to some very special events: Doctor Who at the Proms.  There were three times the Doctor … Continue reading

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Pond Life

Continuing on from last week’s examination of Doctor Who extras (in the form of Tardisodes during David Tennant’s run), we have to jump over to Matt Smith’s era for another appetizer with Pond Life.  Released over a 5 day span … Continue reading

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Tardisodes

Roger and I recently completed the Top of the Docs review of all the televised Doctor Who episodes, but did you know that during the early years of the Doctor’s return, there were a number of special releases to fan … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series Averages

We’ve come to the end of the line with these articles.  Eventually there will be new episodes to review, but for now, Roger and I have given a rating to every episode televised.  Since my real life is all about … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 12 (2020)

Jodie’s first season was not exactly what I’d call a resounding success.  In fact, for the first time in my life, having watched the show for nearly 4 decades, I wasn’t particularly excited to see it return.  Could it bring … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 11 (2018)

Capaldi’s last season ended on such a high note, I couldn’t have been happier.  There was some trepidation about how the new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, was going to work out but, like a certain ant, I had high hopes.  Was … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 10 (2017)

Peter Capaldi’s final season saw both characterization and story come together to give us one of my favorite seasons of Doctor Who since the classic era, rising Capaldi to one of my all time favorite Doctors.  It’s not perfect, but … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 9 (2015)

Peter Capaldi’s first season left something to be desired but for me, it was in the characterization that was truly off.  The stories were, by and large, good, but written for a non-Doctor.  For some strange reason, as if to … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 8 (2014)

I was in Ireland when the announcement came that The Thick of It star, Peter Capaldi, would be playing the 12th Doctor.  I had just seen him as a WHO doctor in Brad Pitt’s World War Z only to find … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 7 (2012-2013)

This was a strange season seemingly made up of 2 parts.  There was the first half that premiered in September of 2012, paused until Christmas, then leapt over to April and May to give us a cliffhanger that would have … Continue reading

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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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