The Two-minute Time Lord Podcast will have no truck with the "so bad it's good" notion. Instead, we celebrate the notion of "cleverdumb" storytelling: meticulous in certain aspects, and gleefully and purposefully washing its hands of others. Exhibit A: the US series Leverage. Exhibits that follow: certain episodes of our favorite family sci-fi drama–but why [...]
Two thousand years! That's how old The Doctor is now, as stated by the Twelfth in the latest trailer and as implied in his predecessor's swan song, "The Time of the Doctor." That's a pretty huge leap from roughly 900 years old at the start of Steven Moffat's showrunnership. Is it a fair leap when [...]
Mirroring Doctor Who's enormous popularity, the Doctor himself has become a bigger and bigger deal in his own fictional universe, and the axis around which most of his stories have rotated in recent years. Is it time to dial things back? Maybe even go back to the old, formulaic days of having random adventures and [...]
An awful moment at the BFI premiere of the latest Sherlock series made me think about how much more broad and welcoming Doctor Who fandom should be of its creative communities and other "outsiders."
Once upon a time, I had a TON of Star Trek reference books. Today, I have a teetering stack of Doctor Who Magazines. I've been dipping back into Star Trek recently, wondering why it no longer scratches the itch Doctor Who does.
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