Tag Archives: Rose

Rose the Friend Influence

Companion Tropes 39 When you look at the Doctor Who companions who were present for a regeneration, an interesting pattern emerges. In the company of Ben and Polly, the Doctor becomes much younger and more energetic, with a Sixties mop … Continue reading

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Turn Left

We have had an interesting eleven years since Doctor Who came to a premature end with The Runaway Bride.  Big Finish have of course gone from strength to strength, but we have also had the very successful range of New … Continue reading

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On Target: Rose

When I reviewed City of Death by James Goss, one thing that jumped out at me was how accurate the book was.  It was lifted right out of the television story adding very little beyond slight blips of internal thought … 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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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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Dalek

We have already seen elements of Big Finish stories reflected in the new series at this point, and why not? Their productions have been of such a high standard over the years that it would almost seem like a waste … Continue reading

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Boom Town

Sandwiched between two exciting two-part stories, Boom Town is a chance to pause for breath and tie up a few loose ends.  Necessity is the mother of invention, and this is the cheap episode, utilising an existing monster costume and … Continue reading

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The Empty Child

This review covers the Doctor Who episodes The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances, which together form a single story. Mauve Alert!  Mauve Alert!  This is an important one, and for reasons we had no idea about at the time.  … 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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The Long Game

At the heart of Russell T. Davies’s approach to Doctor Who in 2005 was a radical departure from the Classic series.  He planned that most of the Doctor’s victories would be the result of the Doctor inspiring ordinary people to … Continue reading

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