Articles by Greig Byrne


Time Lords to Win GWS?

Today’s opener in the Gallifreyan Worlds Series saw a debacle in sport that left many questioning whether Time Lords should to be allowed to play competitive sport at all. Each time the Mondasian Silverskins struck a home run a Type-60 TARDIS conspicuously appeared at the exact boundary whereupon points would have been scored. A player…

The Silence of the Weeping Angels

Moffat’s crowning achievement to date was arguably Blink, the Tennant-era standalone that introduced us to some of the most terrifying and inventive modern-day baddies of our age; The Weeping Angels. The genius of the premise, that they are quantum-locked when looked-upon (i.e. statues) meant somewhere in our imaginations we could see our way clear to…

Faith in the Doctor

Having recently subjected myself to the Smallville finale, a cathartic exercise to ensure that it was actually finishing, it struck me that despite the overwhelming influx of American TV to these shores we need not feel that British television is automatically inferior. GeekDad, a column on the widely-read Wired.com, recently addressed this very point with…

The Curse of the Black Spot

After the high-octane drama of the trail-blazing opener, Whovians will bring a weight of expectation to the first standalone episode of the series, Pirate’s tale “The Curse of the Black Spot”. The story makes a break from the events of The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon to send the TARDIS, investigating a distress…

Dr Who and the Gingers

When our latest Doctor was rebirthed amidst the fire and brimstone of an apparently doomed TARDIS one of his first concerns, whilst facing death as quickly as he’d just arrived, was if he was at long last one of a dying breed. A breed common, one must therefore infer, to both Time Lord and Human….

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