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What Is Who?: Other Great Episodes

“Hello, sweetie.”  If you liked Dalek, other notable villain episodes: Rise Of the Cybermen The Age Of Steel             This two-parter reestablishes the Doctor’s second most iconic foe, also mechanical and bent on totalitarianism. Rose is initially dating a sheepish … Continue reading

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Heaven Sent

“I can’t always do this. Why can’t I just lose?” Who is the Doctor from Gallifrey?             Heaven Sent has more answers to that than almost any Doctor Who story, revealed bit by bit as the Time Lord bares his … Continue reading

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Mummy On the Orient Express

“Shut up and give me some planets”            We jump into season eight with a semi-serialized, but fabulously creative monster of the week episode. In and of itself, that tentative mix of continuity and standalone was … Continue reading

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The Day Of the Doctor

“A man who regrets, and the man who forgets”            Being one of the longest-running TV shows in history, Doctor Who has an insane amount of continuity and mythology to build off of. Even with the new series being a … Continue reading

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The Snowmen

“He is not your salvation, nor your protector”            In its kid-friendly, old-fashioned ways, Doctor Who has long had a tradition of producing holiday or Christmas-themed episodes to air every December 25th. I would be remiss to not include one … Continue reading

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The Doctor’s Wife

“I always took you where you needed to go”             Other than the vague notion of his inner decency, the TARDIS (and the untamed adventure it hurtles him toward) is the only constant in the Doctor’s life and the one … Continue reading

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The Lodger

“Now, football’s the one with the sticks, isn’t it?”             Moffat’s scheming and Davies’ heartbreaking aside, the tone of Doctor Who is very whimsical. Its sense of humor is naturally quite British, alternating between withering deadpan and overt wackiness. That’s … Continue reading

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