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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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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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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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Father’s Day

Instances of the Doctor or his companions crossing their own time-streams are very rare in Doctor Who up to this point. The First Doctor and his companions encountered themselves in glass cases in a museum, the Third Doctor and Jo … Continue reading

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The Long Game

At the heart of Russell T. Davies’s approach to Doctor Who in 2005 was a radical departure from the Classic series.  He planned that most of the Doctor’s victories would be the result of the Doctor inspiring ordinary people to … Continue reading

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Aliens of London

This articles covers the Doctor Who episodes Aliens of London and World War Three, which together form a single story. In Classic Doctor Who alien invasions were nearly always the result of whole races of aliens being evil, or having … Continue reading

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The Unquiet Dead

When a new television series launches there is often an episode early in the run that subsequently seems a bit odd.  While the writers find their feet and the series settles into a house style, one or two approaches are … Continue reading

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The End of the World

So many strange delegates: Trantis and Malpha, Celation and Beaus, Arcturus and Alpha, Jabe and the Moxx are brilliant too, though The greatest of all is The Face of (Jack) Boe. Like Rose, The End of the World draws inspiration … Continue reading

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