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"
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)"
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)"
No surprise. Missy is in the vault. From Moffat’s interview with DWM, it sounds like we were all supposed to guess she was in there. And, again unsurprisingly, the vault serves as a device to thrust us into the Doctor’s and Bill’s next series of adventures. I so rarely guess correctly that I am happy […]Read more "And She’s Back! (Extremis S10:E6)"
“A magic haddock,” the Doctor mentiond three times during Smile, the second episode of Series 10. He waits until the final five minutes to let Bill and the wayward colonists in on the reference. A scared and unhappy fisherman, upon catching a wish-granting fish, impulsively seeks relief from his fear by taking shortcuts. He wishes […]Read more "Shortcuts to Happiness Via Magic Fish 🐟 (Smile S10E2)"
First, before I make an attempt to write something interesting and psychologically enlightening, may I have a moment of squee? (Please brace yourself for far too many exclamation points.) It is awesomely cool when a main character in an episode of Doctor Who has your name! I know that Heather was most likely named after […]Read more "The Families We Make (The Pilot S10E1)"
If you are reading this blog post, you don’t need to be reminded that Series 10, premiering April 15, 2017, will be Peter Capaldi’s final one as The Doctor. Many people in fandom have described how fully and authentically P-Cap has embodied this role, bringing a depth and complexity to the character not seen in […]Read more "Just Jump…We’ll Catch You"