In the Woman Who Lived, Catherine Tregenna invites us to enter the Doctor’s experience of immortality. Ashildre is gone, replaced with a beyond world-weary, complicated, and practically hopeless Lady Me. She has lived for almost as long so the Doctor had when the re-boot began in 2005. Her “mayfly” perspective on humanity sounds familiar to […]
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Honestly, I ask you, can it get any better than this? In The Magician’s Apprentice, we get to hang-out with the Doctor, Missy, and Clara, teasing poking, and threatening each other, as they are wont to do, while working towards a common goal. Well, Missy and Clara seem to be working together, trying to prevent […]
Read more "Old Friends, Old Enemies: The Magician’s Apprentice"
Last Christmas tied up the major Series 8 arcs (aka relationship dramas) beautifully. The use of the very psychological dream within a dream trop (technically called false awakening) resolved the story-lines quite cleverly and effectively. Ya da, ya da, ya da….
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*MAJOR SPOILING SPOILERS follows. Don’t read if you haven’t seen Dark Water*
Read more "A Great Love Story: Dark Water"
Despite the LOL moments of this episode, of which there are many, we are treated to a darker side of Clara. As she becomes more Doctorish, is she losing her humanity?
Read more "DUIT (Driving Under the Influence of TARDIS)"
Yes! The moment I have been waiting for…the Doctor claimed his title and told the bad guys to skedaddle. However, we find the Doctor taking on his mantle somewhat reluctantly. Does the Doctor really want to be the Doctor any more?
Read more "The Doctor Is In The House!"
From Asylum of Daleks until today, there have always been (at least) two Clara’s. How deep does this story go? Is Clara Oswin Oswald more than she seems?
Read more "The Duplicity of Clara"
Talk about an emotional roller coaster! On or off the Tardis, Clara?
Read more "Don’t Stop Me Now- Mummy On The Orient Express"
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"