What they say in fandom is that the first Doctor you see, the one who is in place when you first start watching, is your Doctor; the one that all other Doctors are judged by...
Hello everyone! Perhaps you've noticed, there is this thing out there called the "Internet" and its become quite popular with the kids these days. If you haven't heard of it I would first like to ask, how are you reading this? Well anyway the Internet, if you don't know, can do all sorts of interesting [...]
A bank robbery with a time travel twist. That’s new. Doctor Who has always been about crashing into different genres. The Doctor meets Shakespeare, the Doctor meets Frankenstein, the Doctor meets James Bond. The show is specifically built to be a different category of story each week; it could be a mystery or an action [...]
My goodness Mr. Gatiss loves his references and callbacks doesn’t he? He name drops the Ice Warriors and having met Richard the Lionheart (The Crusade), mentions the miniscope (Carnivale of Monsters) and even has the Doctor pull off a man’s shoe to inspect it (à la Patrick Troughton in Moonbase). There were several Jon Pertwee-esque [...]
The trouble with writing a review immediately after an episode airs is there is no time to reflect. There is no time to see the episode from a historical sense; you can’t put it into the perspective of an entire season or even better, an era. No, the only thing you have after an initial [...]
Okay, this is a bit of a late post. From here on in all Doctor Who episode recaps will appear on Mondays, but this week was a little different. See, I didn’t watch the premiere on Saturday night with the rest of the world; I waited till Monday night to see it with my daughter [...]
Tonight the greatest television ever created and broadcast will return for its 8th or 34th season (depending on how you reckon such things). A new actor (Peter Capaldi) will be taking over the role of the Doctor and by all accounts there will be a new tone and feel to the show as well. This [...]
It was a Saturday afternoon when I first met the Doctor, completely by accident. There was a Barbeque at my aunt’s house; I was dragged there by my mother. I was the only kid there. All the adults huddled together talking about politics and Carter and taxes and Iran and gas prices. All of which [...]
The second half of series 7 starts tomorrow so to get ready we shall watch the now legendary cold open from the Late, Late show. No matter how many time I watch this it just keeps getting more and more awesome. Its all about the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism.
Frequent readers of this blog know that I'm a sucker for the Doctor. Who can do no wrong. Okay, there was this time in the mid-eighties with a guy in a colorful jacket, oh and the TV movie, but other than that.. Anyway, check out this complete timeline of Doctor Who from 1963 to present, [...]