Tag Archives: Martha

Martha: Superior Second Best

Companion Tropes 29 Martha Jones becomes the Doctor’s new companion at a particularly difficult time.  There had been gentle hints at romances for the Doctor in the past, including a one-off kiss with Grace, but something very different had just … 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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Last of the Time Lords

This article covers the episodes The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords, which together form a single Doctor Who story.  These are often considered to be part of a trilogy of episodes beginning with Utopia, but we … Continue reading

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Utopia

The word “utopia” was coined by Sir Thomas More in 1516, but the concept goes right back to Plato’s Republic.  The likelihood is that the idea existed long before that, as it would seem to be basic human nature to … Continue reading

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Smith and Jones

Smith and Jones is a better start to a series than New Earth.  Although there is a lot in the mix the plotting is much tighter and more accessible to new viewers.  The Judoon continue the trend for making aliens … 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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Daleks in Manhattan

This article covers the episodes Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks, which together form a single Doctor Who story, and one that was not especially well-received at the time.  Few David Tennant episodes were particularly slated, but this … Continue reading

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Human Nature

This article covers the episodes Human Nature and The Family of Blood, which together form a single Doctor Who story. When Doctor Who came back to television, Russell T Davies could have made his job a lot easier by plundering … Continue reading

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42

I love it when Doctor Who leans on the fourth wall a bit, and the plot of 42 is gloriously self-aware.  The idea of a story taking place in real-time is a good one, because it adds to the excitement … Continue reading

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