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Cliffhangers: Moffat Era

DOCTOR: Oh, big mistake. Huge. Didn’t anyone every tell you there’s one thing you never put in a trap?  If you’re smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there is one thing … Continue reading

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The Day of the Doctor

When we started this blog we decided not to write about the stories in order.  It has been done before, many times, and we wanted to have something for fans of every era right from the start, so we went … Continue reading

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The Power of Three

Back in May I wrote an article about the significance of the number three in Doctor Who, and came to a conclusion that stated three reasons why the number three was important, one of which focussed on the Doctor, the … Continue reading

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A Town Called Mercy

Doctor Who crashing into other genres can be a lot of fun, but every so often it crashes into a genre that is so vastly inferior that it runs the risk of being diminished by the effort.  This happened with … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

The last time the word “dinosaurs” appeared in the title of a Doctor Who story things went awry, but special effects have moved on to an extent that dinosaurs can now be the selling point of an episode without embarrassment.  … Continue reading

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The Name of the Doctor

Our last finale to a split season, The Wedding of River Song, was something of a box-checking exercise, wrapping up all the loose ends.  This time around Steven Moffat focusses the two halves of the season much more tightly, so … Continue reading

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The Wedding of River Song

Russell T. Davies used to wrap up a season with a two-parter.  Here Steven Moffat wraps up two seasons with a one-parter.  The resulting episode is a bit of a muddle, and reprises a lot of things in slightly less … Continue reading

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Let’s Kill Hitler

Any article written about Let’s Kill Hitler is always going to end up not being about Hitler, as the episode has very little to do with him, so let’s at least give that part of the episode a passing mention … Continue reading

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A Good Man Goes to War

This is something new: a mid-season finale.  It functions in a very different way to a season finale because instead of bringing all the plot strands together and resolving them, it instead resolves some while creating others, but leaving the … Continue reading

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The Rebel Flesh

This article covers the episodes The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People, which together form a single story.  Your appreciation of this one will probably depend on what it is that you want from a Doctor Who story.  If you … Continue reading

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