Category Archives: Tenth Doctor

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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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: 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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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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The Target Storybook

When I was a kid, nothing was more exciting than getting a new Doctor Who book from the TARGET book range.  I utterly adored them.  Then, one day, I finished the collection and there were none left to collect.  When … Continue reading

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The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith

Gareth Roberts does it again with another winning story for The Sarah Jane Adventures!  The story starts off easily enough.  Luke, Clyde, and Rani all notice some unusual behavior with Sarah Jane and they want to know what’s going on.  … Continue reading

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On Target: The Christmas Invasion

The first thing you notice reading Jenny T. Colgan’s The Christmas Invasion is the table of contents.  Jenny could teach the BBC a lesson on how to use titles.  Every chapter is the title of a Christmas song.  And that’s both charming and brilliant for The Christmas … Continue reading

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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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Time Crash

This was quite a treat for the fans.  Any connection to the Classic series is always welcome, but bringing back one of the original Doctors is a big moment and this was the first time it had happened since Doctor … Continue reading

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The Waters of Mars

Base under siege?  Check.  Creepy monsters?  Check.  Something normal and everyday made frightening?  Check.  Cute robot?  Check.  As Doctor Who fans these are some of the things we love most, so it goes without saying that this is a very … Continue reading

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Turn Left

We have had an interesting eleven years since Doctor Who came to a premature end with The Runaway Bride.  Big Finish have of course gone from strength to strength, but we have also had the very successful range of New … Continue reading

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Planet of the Dead

Hello, I’m the Doctor. Happy Easter. This is an oddity: an Easter Special.  But it’s really not even that.  This was the year where they only made a few episodes of Doctor Who, so each one was spread through the … Continue reading

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The Sontaran Stratagem

This article covers the episodes The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky, which together form a single Doctor Who story.  When bringing back old monsters, the Russell T. Davies era tends to look to their earliest appearances for inspiration, and … Continue reading

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The Doctor’s Daughter

We have not really seen the Doctor as a family man since he left his granddaughter behind at the end of The Dalek Invasion of Earth.  He is a lonely adventurer so to see him playing happy families would detract … Continue reading

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Partners in Crime

As we have come to expect, the 30th series of Doctor Who opens with a light-hearted, comedy episode.  Why mess with a winning formula?  The reintroduction of Catherine Tate as Donna makes this kind of episode especially effective, as she … Continue reading

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