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: 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

Doctor Who season 8: The Cybermen invade Cardiff and new casting news

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photo copyright Wales Online So massive news today. Michelle Gomez has joined the cast of the latest series in a battle against the Cybermen. Filming in the Friary in Cardiff today saw the metal monsters face off against the Doctor and UNIT led by Jemma Redgrave. Jemma of course plays … Continue reading