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Mama Bear Jackie

Companion Tropes 14 If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.  But it probably won’t be a teddy bear’s picnic, or a bear attack, for that matter.  Bears rarely attack humans, and the number … 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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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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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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Doomsday

This article covers the episodes Army of Ghosts and Doomsday, which together form a single Doctor Who story. The idea of an encounter between Cybermen and Daleks is one that has lived in the minds of fans for a very … Continue reading

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Rise of the Cybermen

This article covers the episodes Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel, which together form a single Doctor Who story. Bringing back the Cybermen was a tricky business, simply because they have been done badly so many times.  … Continue reading

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The Christmas Invasion

What happens when the Doctor isn’t around to save the Earth?  This will become a running theme of the David Tennant era, most notably in Turn Left, but it is an odd theme to explore in an episode that actually … Continue reading

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