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10 Reasons to Love Christmas Who!

The Christmas Season and Doctor Who are possibly the two greatest things to ever come together. How brilliant it is to have presents, a good meal and a festive edition of our favourite television show and all on the same day? In the festive mood, I’ve decided to list together 10 reasons why Doctor Who is best…

H.G. Wells and Doctor Who

A Gentleman, dressed appropriately for his title, walks back to his magnificent machine. A machine which at his very will can take him to any point in our civilisation’s past, present or future. This aged man, turn of the century coat hanging just above his knees, bears more than a passing resemblance to another gentleman…

Operation Platinum Age: The Final Word

Recently, I wrote a two-part observation of Matt Smith and Steven Moffat’s first eight episodes of Doctor Who (entitled Operation Platinum Age Part 1 and Operation Platinum Age Part 2).  The purpose of the article was to evaluate the season so far, compare it to previous seasons and speculate upon its story arc. I concluded…

The Doctor Loses?

Den of Geek has run an article regarding the 2010 series finale of Doctor Who, The Big Bang. Louisa Mellor has written that the finale was full of themes of loss and revival and was not for kids. The focus point of the piece is that: “The series was all about death. Or to be…

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…

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