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 asks: Why did Clara not recognize Missy?

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By Owen Quinn So the woman in the shop gave Clara the Doctor’s direct phone number to ensure they ended up together. Many speculated it was either River Song or another version of Clara herself but as we discover in Dark Water/Death n Heaven, it was Missy otherwise known as … Continue reading

TW asks: How could the 12th Doctor be in Day of the Doctor?

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By Owen Quinn There is no doubt in the universe that the climax of the 50th anniversary with the multitude of Tardises converging to save Gallifrey from destruction was thrilling.  All the Doctors coming together to change history and right a galactic wrong, saving the Time Lords to give them … 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 asks: If the 11th Doctor was the final incarnation, why did he regenerate in The Impossible Astronaut?

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By Owen Quinn There are things I really shouldn’t think about but I can’t help it. Maybe it’s because I’m a writer who is always trying to keep a story loop hole free. Add to that I have been such a long term fan of Doctor Who, blips in logic … Continue reading

TW asks: Is Doctor Who Threatened By Its Own Past?

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By Joe Gardner For a programme with the concept of ‘change’ a core value in its heart, it would seem strange that Doctor Who could be beset from fulfilling its potential by being reined in by its own history.  But, even at what is arguably its creative peak, could the BBC’s … Continue reading

TW asks: Why was the 12th Doctor obsessed with was he a good man?

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By Owen Quinn The word was they wanted to make the new Capaldi Doctor a darker, more unfriendly incarnation of our favourite Time Lord. They did indeed succeed in doing that. I wasn’t comfortable with it because the Doctor has to be someone you would drop everything to fly off … Continue reading