Who has two thumbs and is 18 months late with this update? You guessed it. In mid-2018 John S. Drew of the Chronic Rift was kind enough to have me as a guest to discuss Sylvester McCoy's tenure on Doctor Who. Have a listen!
Moffat had once said his approach to Doctor Who after taking over would be "dark fairy tales". It was apparent early on with the Eleventh Doctor ("The Beast Below", "The Vampires of Venice") but got drowned out with the ongoing Silence arc. After establishing the Twelfth Doctor and the season's mystery, Moffat takes us back... Continue Reading →
Last week we had "Doctor Who meets The Fantastic Voyage", and now we have "The Doctor meets Robin Hood". While on the surface it may look like showrunner Steven Moffat was throwing darts at a board with plot ideas when mapping out the eighth series of the show, Mark Gatiss deftly turns in a witty... Continue Reading →
"Into the Dalek" gives us our first full look at the new Doctor without the trappings of regeneration shenanigans and Clara's meta-doubt about him. We're also given a twist on the Dalek story (which, at this point, it really needs, since there's only so many ways the Daleks can lose, right?), as well as the... Continue Reading →
After what felt like forever for Doctor Who fans, the new season and Doctor are finally here. "Deep Breath", at a running time of 80 minutes, provides an ample canvas to showcase Capaldi's talents in his new role. There are a lot of interesting ideas here, and Capaldi is brilliant. Unfortunately the script is a bit... Continue Reading →
Years ago, I used to be a huge Doctor Who novel reader; namely, of the then-current Eighth Doctor range of novels. I never read the Past Doctor Adventures, featuring Doctors 1 through 7. I wanted forward-looking, "current" adventures where the characters could grow and things could really change, as opposed to everything needing to be... Continue Reading →
In this age of the new television series (okay, not so new, since it started six... six... years ago already), it's easy for the kids these days to forget that, a long time ago, there was another series of Doctor Who, and when that series was over there was a period of almost 15 years where... Continue Reading →