The Doctor has returned and (far less exciting) so have I. Everything about this Series of Doctor Who feels different. The new show runner, writers, directors, composers and costumer designer, even the lens and film, tell the story of the Doctor and her companions differently than it has been told before. In all ways possible, […]Read more "Families Lost and Found"
I haven’t written in awhile. To be more precise, I haven’t written here for awhile. I didn’t even write a post about Twice Upon A Time, which is embarrassing. However, I have been writing. For the last three years, I’ve been writing a science fiction trilogy of novels. This past year, I decided it was […]Read more "Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going…"
Lots of people fall in the final episode of Series 10: Missy falls to the ground and presumably dies; the Master falls as the elevator plunges down to the lower levels of the colony ship; Bill’s Cyberman body falls as Heather rescues her. In fact, the only person who doesn’t fall, in fact fights falling […]Read more "The Doctor Falls…Not (S10E12)"
And so we come to a story about beginnings as we are faced with sad endings. Here, finally, Mr. Moffat gives us the origin story of the Cybermen, his gift to fandom. As usual, the craft involved in both the plot and the words that tell it are brilliant and emotional. I love Steven Moffat’s […]Read more "Beginnings, Endings and In-Betweens (World Enough and Time S10E11)"
What a gorgeous female character Rona Munro created in this week’s lead guest character, Kar. Physically strong, emotionally brave, stubborn and fierce, Kar would have made an excellent companion for the Doctor. Too bad she must sacrifice herself to save the world (has there been an episode this series NOT about self-sacrifice?) I found the […]Read more "Light Shining From Her Eyes (The Eaters of Light S10E10)"
Wow. Moffat and Whithouse deal up a plateful of drama for our ninth episode of the series, starting with the Doctor delivering fake news so well, even Trump would have approved. However, hidden in in the nooks and crannies of this confusing crisis, we find the much subtler ongoing drama of Bill and the Doctor […]Read more "The Doctor’s (Fake) News Network (The Lie of the Land S10E9)"
At last! Bill in action! It’s about time Bill had some responsibility and agency. In this episode she does it all with a vengeance. Bill’s choice to put the Doctor’s needs over conventional wisdom (though she rightly planned on the Doctor eventually saving the world, as one does), reveals the powerful familial relationship between them. […]Read more "Careful What You Fear (The Pyramid at the End of the World S10E8)"