The 400th episode of 2MTL coincides with the swan song of one Clara Oswald (and Chip is blissfully unaware of spoilers or synopses for the next two episodes, so he's going to hold to that position for now). And as modern companion departures go, there's been no equal.
Check out Chip on The Incomparable Network's […]
From Professor Rasmussen speaking to camera and the complete lack of opening titles to a barely present score and unusual "resolution" to the episode, "Sleep No More" broke all the rules of Doctor Who. Now I'm afraid it'll be harder to break them again.
I really enjoyed "Before the Flood"–except for one thing that seems to be coming dangerously close to a trend in Doctor Who. And in this episode, as the Radio Times revealed, it was no accident.
Far beyond wishing everyone at home a Merry Christmas, Toby Whithouse's "Before the Flood" opens with the show's most Fourth Wall-breaking moment yet, revealing once again how subversive the Moffat Era really is.
Archetype, trope or formula? As we return to the "base under siege" style of Doctor Who storytelling, does writer Toby Whithouse do something fresh with it? And is it time for a serious talk about Clara?
Tags2MTL updates appreciation BBC America casting Christmas specials Clara classic series comics companions conventions culture Doctor Who abroad DWO WhoCast Eleventh Doctor fandom Gallifrey One guest appearance guest commentary Hurricane Who interview Matt Smith new series online Peter Capaldi pontification regeneration review romance in the TARDIS Russell T. Davies Series 1 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Steven Moffat Tenth Doctor Throwback Toby Hadoke Tony Lee Torchwood Torchwood: Miracle Day TV biz Twelfth Doctor U.K. guest reviews