Opinion

Opinion

The Trouble with River Song…

Something is definitely up with River Song. Having recently found out where she came from we still know very little about this enigmatic character. Her parents are Amy and Rory apparently but that still doesn’t give us that much to go on. Who is this “best man” that she killed? The Doctor? Rory? We’re going…

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…

When the Going Gets Dark

Correlate a Venn diagram between Doctor Who and ‘Scary Goings On’ and sitting pretty in the middle of the twin circles of terror and television would be Season 6/32, the perfect combination of all the traits of Who tinged with the futile, melancholy sadness of a Burns unit on bonfire night. Darkness and television have…

America: Miracle Date

As you’ve hopefully all seen by now, there’s a lovely new trailer doing the rounds on the old interweb for Torchwood: Miracle Day. If you haven’t seen it yet then stop what you’re doing right now and watch the quite frankly brilliant trailer until you’ve memorised every bit. …Done? Good, because now that your appetite…

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…

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