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)"
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)"
Another Doctor Who treat, this time by one of my fav DW writers, Jamie Mathieson. This is an awesome roller coaster of an episode! I counted no less than three heart stopping moments in the first 10 minutes of Oxygen. My love for Doctor Who is unrelated to the fact that it rarely scares me […]Read more "In-2-3-4 and Out-2-3-4 (Oxygen 10E5)"
Knock Knock, the fourth story of Series 10, takes us to a proper haunted house and (while it could be argued that the BBC tried a little too hard with the binaural thing) I enjoyed it. There is no missing the definition this episode brings to the relationship between Bill and the Doctor. Bill is […]Read more "Family First* (Knock Knock S10E4)"
I’ve been thinking about the title of this episode. Most obviously, it refers to …well…ice. Yet, the ice isn’t thin at all, is it? In fact, it is so sturdy that a several ton elephant can take a stroll without it even cracking. If we think of “thin ice” as a metaphor for the potential […]Read more "Walking with the Doctor (Thin Ice S10E3)"