Category Archives: Thirteenth Doctor

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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Ascension of the Cybermen

This article covers the episodes Ascension of the Cybermen  and The Timeless Children, which together form a single Doctor Who story. “That which is dead can live again, in the hands of a believer.” This one is going to divide … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley (well, she will be), John Polidori. All great writers, and fascinating human beings. It’s a job to get a sense of that from this episode, which just packs so much in. It’s difficult enough … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me?

“This whole section’s covered in fingers.” Only on Doctor Who. I don’t think any other series would be crazy enough to show the villain’s fingers flying off and attacking people on their own. That’s a good thing, though. The one … Continue reading

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Praxeus

“Three years ago this was paradise.” Oh, dear. What have us naughty little humans been up to now? An alien has brought an alien virus to the Earth to use us as a petri dish, but this is Chris Chibnall’s … 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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Fugitive of the Judoon

Wow, what is that feeling? That tingle down the spine? Can it be… I’m actually excited about watching Doctor Who again? It’s been a long time. In fact, my viewing last night had me buzzing because I watched the first … Continue reading

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Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

“Did Tesla have the idea for Wi-Fi?” Yes he did. It might sound like an unlikely exaggeration, but it’s true. If you are unfamiliar with Tesla and this episode has sparked your interest, then I would recommend joining the doubtless … Continue reading

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Orphan 55

Why do I watch Doctor Who? What is it about it that makes me keep watching? Why has it been my favourite television show for the vast majority of my life? It’s a very hard question to answer, because there … Continue reading

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Spyfall

The most important question a writer should ask himself is “why?” That needs to be asked throughout a story. Why am I doing this as a writer? Why is this character there? Why is this happening? If a writer fails … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Edge of Time

When it was announced that the Doctor Who VR game was being released on November 12th, I couldn’t have been happier. So much so, that on the 11th, I set my clock ahead hoping to spoof the system.  I’d never … 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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Fallout: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

As I come to the final examination in my Fallout series, I look back on the season with a bit of sadness.  I love good stories and I’ve been a fan of The Doctor for nearly 40 years!  (40 years!!) … Continue reading

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Fallout: The Ghost Monument

Nearly at the beginning of this season, having worked my way backwards, I ask: was there any fallout from the events of The Ghost Monument?  Stunningly, the answer is no.  And I don’t mean that in jest.  The events surround … Continue reading

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Fallout: Rosa

In yet another magnificently boneheaded maneuver, Chris Chibnall decides “the hell with being responsible for ones actions; here’s a story!”  Now, Rosa is a damned good episode.  Like any solid allegory, it makes us uncomfortable at the right moments.  I … Continue reading

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Fallout: Arachnids in the UK

Picking up from the slightly delayed post from two weeks ago… I’ve been waiting for this.  Going backwards was an odd choice, I admit, especially considering how this season worked with the Tim Shaw bookends, but to a certain extent, … Continue reading

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Fallout: The Tsuranga Conundrum

We’ve come to a point in our series about fallout from season 11 episodes that I have to say, I’ve got nothing.  This episode, while not well loved, did get one thing right: it gave us an episode that is … Continue reading

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Fallout: Demons of the Punjab

When looking at the repercussions  of season 11, episodes like Kerblam! and Resolution, make it easy from the point of view of finding a flaw in the story.  And by flaw, let me explain that I don’t mean the story … Continue reading

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Fallout: It Takes You Away

I’ve been taking a look at Doctor Who from a slightly different perspective lately.  After Resolution, it dawned on me that the fallout from these stories should be bigger; there should be a greater impact.  So It Takes You Away … Continue reading

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Fallout: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

Fallout: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos is proof that the writers of Doctor Who do not know how to work with consequences.  Maybe it’s the danger of having a 55 year old show but right down to the title, … Continue reading

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