TW watch Doctor Who S09E05 The Girl Who Died

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It seems that series 9 of Doctor Who is able to deliver two-parters even when it isn’t.  Bear with me; The Girl Who Died seems to strike a compromise on Steven Moffat’s new format by being simultaneously a self-contained adventure, wrapped up in forty-five minutes as is New Who’s tradition, yet … Continue reading

TW watch Doctor Who S09E3/4 Under The Lake/Before The Flood

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If the sequence of words ‘Two-part base-under-siege story with ghosts’ doesn’t ring any sort of alarm bells then you probably haven’t seen enough Doctor Who.  To say the format has been done to death would be a disservice to the concept of death itself.  But New Who veteran Toby Whithouse seems fully … Continue reading

TW watch Doctor Who Review SO9E02 The Witch’s Familiar

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Throughout the history of popular culture, the most cherishable aspect of any hero/villain dynamic is the opportunity for a chin wag.  Those quieter moments when two foes put down their swords and have a chat.  True of Holmes and Moriarty and Batman and The Joker across all incarnations, Steven Moffat … Continue reading

TW watches Doctor Who The Magician’s Apprentice S09E01

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By Joe Gardner Doctor Who has finally recovered from its hitherto vow to contain all stories to a single, forty-five minute block with this week’s series opener The Magician’s Apprentice; first of a two-part story starring the Twelfth Doctor and companion Clara Oswald which announces the rebooted show’s revamped mission … Continue reading

TW TV flashback Doctor Who Last Christmas: A cracker or a turkey?

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By Owen Quinn With such a dour Doctor, could this even begin to be a happy Christmas? Add to that the entrance of Santa Claus himself, I was wondering how exactly they would keep every child’s belief alive in the jolly man that makes their wishes come true every year … Continue reading