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Vampires Of Venice

Monsters and Doctor Who are inseparable. They rely on each other for existence both in the real life of the television series, where the monsters are certainly one of the reasons viewers tune in every week, and in the fiction itself, where a Doctor who did not meet and battle monsters would hardly seem like…

The Runaway Train

When your fictional series uses time travel as one of it’s plot devices, it allows you to draw from exciting moments in history to make adventures that are packed with both action and terrifying danger and as moments in world history go, few eras have as much opportunity for dangerous moments and excitement as the…

Flesh and Stone Review

Last week’s fantastic opener to this two-parter brought us an even scarier interpretation of the Weeping Angels (if that’s possible!) and more layers of mystery to the story of River Song’s relationship with the Doctor. Who or WHAT is River Song? Can The Doctor trust her? How the heck will they escape from certain death…

The Time Of Angels

“Time is not the boss of me!” The Weeping Angels are probably the most interesting and scary monsters to evolve from the new era of Doctor Who. Their appearance in the Doctor-lite episode Blink returned the series to its darker roots and was a triumph of writing from Steven Moffat. Being a pessimist I expected…

Victory of the Daleks

Let’s not beat around the bush. Yes, Victory of the Daleks features an entirely successful redesign of the Daleks. Unfortunately, it’s the khaki versions which are so effective – and who ever thought green Daleks would work?! Though unchanging in essence, the Daleks, like the series itself, have undergone numerous changes. Here though, they have…

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