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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…

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…

Size Does Matter

After the events of The Doctor’s Wife, some younger viewers of Doctor Who may have been surprised to learn just how impossibly big the TARDIS really is. For years and years it’s been something of a mystery as to the actual size of the ship. We don’t know all that much about it either, only…

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