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)"
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"
This week in The Caretaker we are provided with the Doctor’s version of care taking…calculated, overly confident, risky, intense, and very much The Doctor.Read more "Taking Care of Clara"
Oh, the deep cleverness of the original minds behind Doctor Who. We talk all the time about the ways in which the companion embodies the experience of the viewing audience. However, have you ever noticed how the viewer shares the experience of the Doctor?Read more "Standing in the Shoes (Boots…Sandshoes…) of the Time Lord"
Why do we fall in love with OUR Doctor? Why do we disagree so vehemently about episodes? These profoundly important questions are explored in Why the Plethora of Opinion?Read more "Why the Plethora of Opinion?"
What is Moffat’s plan this time around. Here, Dr. Berberet theorizes about Moffat’s psychological plan as he introduces The Doctor’s latest incarnation.Read more "Moffat’s Grand Plan? (This Time Around)"