Monthly Archives: May 2017

Blink

“Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t…”             This is it. Blink is the alpha and omega for most modern TV fans and Doctor Who lovers alike. It contains most of the things the show is best known … Continue reading

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Human Nature/The Family Of Blood

“I sometimes think how magical life would be if stories like this were true” “Why can’t I be John Smith? Isn’t he a good man?”            Single-episode characters in Doctor Who are, for the most part, useless cannon fodder. They … Continue reading

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Smith And Jones

“Real proper aliens”         On the flip side, season openers of Doctor Who can sometimes gain a sense of auspiciousness, especially when they introduce a new Doctor, companion or showrunner. Though it only faces one of those obstacles, … Continue reading

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Doomsday

“This is the last story I’ll ever tell”             Doctor Who is influential because it was both a genre show and an anthology show, before that combination was popular. With such a long lifespan and endless canvas for experimentation, it … Continue reading

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The Girl In the Fireplace

“…take the slower path”             After a tentative season one two-parter, Steven Moffat burst onto the Doctor Who scene with this instant classic which established his keen eye for sci-fi story concepts, demonstrated the excellent … Continue reading

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Dalek

“EX-TER-MIN-AAAAATE!!”             My leadoff choice is from the first season of the revamped series, where the show truly begins for most mainstream viewers. It functions as a reboot of sorts, while still continuing some mythology and in-jokes from before. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Getting To Know An Impossible Astronaut

            I’ll keep this brief. Doctor Who is not always great, but it’s frequently very good. It’s certainly not the polished, auteur-driven prestige show that critics reward (at least not usually), and it is fair to say it’s inconsistent. But … Continue reading

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