Tag Archives: River Song

The Time-Travelling Antiquarian

All this week we have been looking at River Song episodes of Doctor Who.  She is notable for being the companion who the Doctor keeps meeting out of order, and time travel is therefore a very important part of their … 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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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 Impossible Astronaut

Don’t you just love a season finale?  The epic storytelling, the payoff for everything that has gone before, the big bad monster, the ensemble cast, the complex plot threads coming together as a satisfying resolution.  This article covers the episodes … Continue reading

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The Pandorica Opens

This article covers the episodes The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang, which together form a single Doctor Who story, albeit one with very different individual episodes, but this is the Moffat way with two-parters.  The first thing to notice … Continue reading

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Closing Time

So it’s 2011 and we still haven’t had a Doctor Who story where the Cybermen have really been used in an effective way since 1969.  We had a couple of decades of stomping robots with bad attitudes, and then the … Continue reading

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The Husbands of River Song

Christmas Day is an opportunity for Doctor Who.  It always pulls in a significantly greater amount of viewers than a standard episode, usually good for an extra couple of million and sometimes as much as five or six million more … Continue reading

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