After virtually blowing up my bathroom (read the instructions on compressed-gas sink plungers CAREFULLY) it took me a while to catch up and review the series finale. I try to answer the two questions that MUST be answered: how about that Clara resolution, and how about that Greatest Secret?
Neil Gaiman's second episode of Doctor Who isn't quite as strong as his first, but it's still darn good. Could it be that this time the writer was working in a traditional Doctor Who playground rather than "The Doctor's Wife"'s bubble universe?
Check out Ryan Britt and Chris Lough's article, "Neil Gaiman Can't Help Creating [...]
So we finally got to see more of the TARDIS, and I'm wondering if that's a good thing.
I guess it's possible that I'm simply a Bad Fan (™ Warren Frey), but I can't say that I was excited about the return of the Ice Warriors. Admit it: didn't the old ones look kind of — silly? Turns out the monster itself was mostly a triumph in "Cold War," but oddly this episode [...]
Doctor Who as written and directed by Jack Kirby? To this comics reader this certainly LOOKED like an episode that belonged in DC Comics's world of mad gods and flying supercycles. But did "The Rings of Akhaten" belong in Doctor Who's world?
"The Snowmen": high AI, laudatory fan reactions, fair-to-strong reviews from the critics. But while I was being bedazzled by Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman and the hat-tips to 50 years of history, my brother was sitting at the screen only faintly impressed. "It was better than the one you showed me with the plastic mannequins," he [...]
So this is Christmas, or it will be in a couple of weeks, and while we have visions of killer Snowmen dancing in our heads for this year's Christmas special, why don't we look back on modern Doctor Who's first? Yep, it's time to resume our "Throwback" reviews with "The Christmas Invasion."
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