Category Archives: Top of the Docs

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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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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Top of the Docs: Season 25

Finally, we are getting into the stronger stuff.  This is what would keep Doctor Who in the minds of fans in the coming years, when the series was no longer in production.  Let’s see if Roger and I are in … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Season 24

I remember Sylvester McCoy’s premiere like it was yesterday.  I sat in my room so excited to see the first brand new episode.  And it began with a new opening, modernized… ah, those were glorious days.  Nothing would derail my … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Season 23

I remember the announcement of a season-long story arc and how interesting that seemed.  And putting the Doctor on trial… that was going to be amazing.  I remember watching this one and all the feelings I had with it but … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Season 22

By Baker’s era, things had started to deteriorate for the show.  I had gotten caught up with the show enough to know its history and coming into this era would be an experience.  But a good one or a bad … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Season 21

My return to Doctor Who after a long hiatus, due to the US networks, was with Mawdryn Undead, so understand, this season was still very exciting to me, even though it started with that atrocity and a karate kick.  The … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Season 20

We come at last to the season of the 20th anniversary special.  This season was legendary for me, growing up in the US.  Doctor Who had been off the air for a long time for me, and Mawdryn Undead was … Continue reading

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