Category Archives: Ninth Doctor

Cliffhangers: Davies Era 2

The Pit is open. And I am free. Bwahahahahahaha! That’s very Classic Who, isn’t it: a cliffhanger ending on the villain’s maniacal laugh.  And it’s a Classic throwback in more ways than one, because it is also a particular kind … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Davies Era 1

The Seventh Doctor stories were ahead of their time in many ways, and when we looked at the McCoy era cliffhangers we noticed something that foreshadowed the return of Doctor Who in 2005: the multiple-jeopardy cliffhanger.  When Doctor Who returned … Continue reading

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On Target: Rose

When I reviewed City of Death by James Goss, one thing that jumped out at me was how accurate the book was.  It was lifted right out of the television story adding very little beyond slight blips of internal thought … Continue reading

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The Parting of the Ways

This article covers the episodes Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways, which together form a single Doctor Who story.  Having said that, this is the least straightforward two-parter of the 2005 series, with two tonally different episodes.  First … Continue reading

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Dalek

We have already seen elements of Big Finish stories reflected in the new series at this point, and why not? Their productions have been of such a high standard over the years that it would almost seem like a waste … Continue reading

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Boom Town

Sandwiched between two exciting two-part stories, Boom Town is a chance to pause for breath and tie up a few loose ends.  Necessity is the mother of invention, and this is the cheap episode, utilising an existing monster costume and … Continue reading

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The Empty Child

This review covers the Doctor Who episodes The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances, which together form a single story. Mauve Alert!  Mauve Alert!  This is an important one, and for reasons we had no idea about at the time.  … Continue reading

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