Tag Archives: Donna

Donna the Conscience

Companion Tropes 12 The Doctor is a hero, and sometimes a hero can be too busy fighting the monsters and being generally magnificent to stop and think about the moral implications of his actions.  He can start thinking he knows … 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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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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Journey’s End

This article covers the episodes The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End, which together form a single Doctor Who story, and a story that arguably represents the peak of Doctor Who’s popularity.  It captured 45% of the viewing audience, received an … Continue reading

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Silence in the Library

This article covers the Doctor Who episodes Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead, which together form a single story.  Doctor Who is often scariest when it makes monsters out of everyday things. At one time it used … Continue reading

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The Unicorn and the Wasp

After Dickens plus ghosts, Queen Victoria plus werewolves and Shakespeare plus witches, our celebrity historical goes a bit left-field here with Agatha Christie plus a giant wasp.  It is a choice that allows Graeme Harper to employ some classic murder … Continue reading

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Tsundere

A useful word has sprung out of Japanese culture in recent years. Originating in the murky world (from a Western perspective) of bishojo games, which we could charitably call dating simulators, the concept has spread to anime and manga. The … Continue reading

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The End of Time

“Ladies and Gentlemen, Christmas is cancelled. Prepare the Gate!”  Christmas is indeed cancelled for this Christmas special, which is actually a two-parter so is only 50% Christmas special anyway.  Apart from a few irrelevant references thrown in there is not … Continue reading

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