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The PodKast with a James

What do three Doctor Who fans do when the series ends? Well, two of them take the day off… This week’s Kasterborous podKast with a “K” features James McLean in a specially recorded interview with the writer and Doctor Who fan John Kenneth Muir, who discusses the series, related matters and his various books. John…

Eleventh Heaven

“Can I have an apple?” From the second he asked the young Amelia Pond that question, Matt Smith was the Doctor. No, forget that. He was even brilliant when trying to dodge Big Ben too. I presume Moffat asked himself, ‘how do you show the audience that this is the Doctor?’ And immediately got the…

From Nurse to Centurion to Beyond

When asking: “What does the future hold for Rory Pond?” the person to ask is not Rory himself, but Amy. That’s not disrespectful; there now exists an easy chemistry between the two, a push/pull relationship where there never feels anything sentimental or forced about each of them (sentimentalism is different from romanticism and Moffat certainly…

Is Doctor Who Confidential Worth Saving?

Like 30,000 other like-minded people, I’m in favour of the efforts to save Doctor Who Confidential. It’s a piece of quality programming that is loved by many people and, according to the party line of Twitter campaigner @SaveDWC, “it’s educational, informative entertainment”. Of course, being a media student I’m inclined to agree with him. But at…

Pond Life

With all the wibbly wobbly elements that Steven Moffat has injected into the last few years of Doctor Who, we’ve had a few mad situations offered up to us. The endless deaths of Rory Williams, the rebooting of the Universe, The cracks in time and the fall of the (fake) Doctor at Lake Silencio. And…

Dear Steven Moffat…

Dear Steven “The Grand Moff” Moffat, @steven_moffat I like you, really I do, and I’m so delighted that you are the current Doctor Who showrunner. I’ve been enjoying your work since I was at school with Press Gang, since my late teens/early twenties with Joking Apart (one of the few shows I could enjoy with…

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