Tagged Cold Blood

Killed in Action? (Spoiler)

Oh Rory. You soared and then you were gone. Wiped so cruelly from history after being gunned down by Restac and absorbed into the crack in time in Cold Blood last night. Of course, if you’re an ardent Doctor Who fan (or, indeed fan of any twisty fantasy show) you probably know that this is…

Cold Blood

Phew! What a relief! I was getting myself into a right state there for a while. Not because it looked like the Silurians were about to start a deadly war on us apes. No, my serious case of the jitters came about because, unlike most people I know, I really didn’t like The Hungry Earth,…

Darvill: “I feel privileged”

How could anyone hate Arthur Darvill? Not only does he play the completely besotted Rory with brilliant panache but he also feels ‘privileged’ to do so. Speaking to TV Choice, Darvill explained that he is pleased with the storyline he’s been given. “I feel privileged every day,” he said. “I think Steven Moffat has written…

Writing DW “an honour”

Meera Syal, star of comedy series Goodness Gracious me, has praised both the “classic” and “new” series of Doctor Who. It seems that Meera, currently playing Nasreen Chaudhry in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood, has a fondness for how the show used to be made: “Part of its quaintness was that it was sometimes slightly amateur……

Cold Blood Trailer

Things are looking set to hot up in Doctor Who tonight in the conversely-titled Cold Blood – we’ve got a clip for you below, so if you don’t want to know in advance, look away now! Featured in this clip are Neve McIntosh as Restac, Arthur Darvill as Rory, Robert Pugh as Tony Mack, Nia…

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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