Opinion

Opinion

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…

Writers We Want For Doctor Who

It’s incredible how much high-calibre writing talent Doctor Who can attract. Douglas Adams, who would go on to write The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Terry Nation, who would go on to engineer Survivors and Blake’s 7, and Dennis Spooner all have their names stamped on multiple opening vortex sequences, as well as not-quite-as-famous-but-fairly-well-known personalities…

Time Lord Spam

If The Doctor’s Wife confirmed anything its that the Time Lords are such a ponderous, pious race that even their transport wants to flee from them. However this didn’t stop the Doctor from throwing himself and the Ponds into mortal danger at the merest hint of their continued existence. It seems loneliness clouds even a…

They Keep Killing Rory

“Oh my God!  They killed Rory!  You b******!” My friends, those are the words you would hear if South Park ever made a spoof of the Matt Smith era of Doctor Who.  But some would argue that Doctor Who is beginning to turn into a slight parody of South Park, with the aforementioned Rory Pond…

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