Opinion

Opinion

Reviewer’s Roundtable

New series, new Doctor, new production team. Following Matt Nida’s 2010 series critique (Geroni-Meh!), the reviewers of the individual episodes got together to provide their own thoughts on season 31 (aka Series 5 and Series Fnarg) as a whole. (We really did get together. There was cake.) Christian Time… time…TIME? Future jackets vs continuity errors,…

Geroni-meh…!

Matt Nida looks back at Series 5… It all started so well. Expectations – fan and public alike – were high for Doctor Who’s return in 2010. With The Eleventh Hour, the new team confidently delivered the best season opener since the show was revived in 2005. Better still, the opening twenty minutes – where…

The Triumph of Doctor Smith

Following his bravura performance in The Lodger, and in the dying moments before the Pandorica opens, it’s time to take an overdue look at Matt Smith’s Doctor. The casting of the Eleventh Doctor caused a bit of a stir back in 2009; it seemed possible that we might get David Morrissey (so keen was the…

The BBC Exterminates the World!

Chances are you know by now that the official release of City of the Daleks, the first installment of the planned series of interactive episodes entitled Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, was last Saturday, but only for the Windows-using population of the United Kingdom.  Since then, all across the web, both Whovians from the not-UK…

Operation: Platinum Age, Part 2

Continuing Elton Townend Jones’ appraisal of Series 5/Season 31… Fortunately, The Hungry Earth has put things back on track. It’s been clear throughout the season that Moffat has been the strongest writer for the new regulars, but he also seemed to lack the equivalent of himself that Russell T Davies had. Perhaps Chris Chibnall will…

Operation: Platinum Age, Part 1

New contributor Elton Townend Jones surveys Doctor Who, Series 5/Season 31… At the close of The Hungry Earth, the Eleventh Doctor is peering down on the deliciously volcanic subterranean metropolis of Homo Reptilia. What happens next won’t be known for another week, but with five episodes to go before we can safely get back on…

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