Tag Archives: Karen Gillan

The Angels Take Manhattan

Companion departures have been a tricky business since Doctor Who came back in 2005.  It wasn’t quite so much of a problem for the classic run because we had limited expectations of the character development and story arcs that the … Continue reading

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The Beast Below

Back in Planet of the Ood the Doctor made a comment to Donna that I didn’t mention in my review, because I wanted to address it here instead.  Donna makes a moral judgement about humanity turning a blind eye to … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour

When a new Doctor takes over he nearly always inherits companions from his predecessor.  It is a useful way for the viewers to feel comfortable that this is still the series they know and love, and also provides an identification … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Waited

At the risk of stating the obvious, this is Karen Gillan’s finest moment in Doctor Who.  It deserves to be said and said again, because she is stunningly good here.  Playing a character significantly older or younger than yourself has … Continue reading

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