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."
As we prepare to say goodbye to Amy and Rory, we get an episode that's — a love letter to Amy and Rory. Chris Chibnall's second Series 7 story works, but what's weird about it?
See also your host's turn as a podicidal maniac in The Ood Cast, Series 5, Episode 4.
"You have the guts to do what's right when everyone else just runs away!" That's what the Doctor's taught Rose, she tells Mickey and Jackie during the most important scene in "The Parting of the Ways." But is this story about the triumph of the human spirit, or something much more bleak? And, oh yeah, [...]
The Bluetooth earpiece gag in "Rise of the Cybermen" was kind of obvious — it was made in 2005, after all — but Google's Project Glass plans revealed last month made me think that we're much closer to our impending cyber-conversions than previously anticipated!
RTD's interview with Laurence Watts shed a sad light on the immediate future of his writing projects, as he takes on a more important role as caregiver.
The Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust is the U.K.'s largest funder of brain tumor research. If you would like to join me in supporting them, you [...]
Thanks to a blogger conference call hosted by Starz and BBC Worldwide Productions, I had the chance to ask Russell T. Davies why he thinks Torchwood caught fire in the United States. Earlier, Jef Burnham from filmmonthly.com raised a question I also asked in 2MTL 219: what's the future relationship between Doctor Who and [...]
Think of "The Long Game" as the mirror-universe version of "Torchwood: Children of Earth." Many of the same attitudes and philosophies Russell T. Davies portrayed in that later, much better work are present in "The Long Game." But in a cheap-sets far-future playground, it's much harder to muster finesse…
Shannon Patrick Sullivan's excellent A Brief [...]
"Rose, I'm trying to resonate concrete." Sometimes, the Doctor is tinkering with something he can't take his attention from, which traps him in a revealing conversation. It's a scripting strategy that RTD and Steven Moffat have used since 2005, most recently in "Death of the Doctor," and it's worked to great effect in revealing [...]
BBC Week continues, with five-year expatriate professor Mark Goodacre, the Resident Alien, talking about his concern over the BBC and drawing a parallel with those dark Doctor Who years that began in 1989. PLUS: A bonus spoiler section at the end, regarding certain revelations from the "Death of the Doctor" Sarah Jane Adventures screening!
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