Goodbye Clara Oswin Oswald

Human attachment is amazing. Our hearts send out tendrils of connection to anything moves us, be that other people, animals, objects, even fictional characters. I am surprised to be this sad about Clara’s death. I shouldn’t be. I understand how we attach, how it works and why. Doctor Who fits in my mind and heart […]

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The Doctor’s Heart

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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Magician and Witch

If these first two episodes are reflective of the rest of the Series 9 stories, then am I excited for what the next 10 weeks will bring.  On the whole, I found The Witch’s Familiar as satisfying as The Magician’s Apprentice. The various pop culture media spheres seem to agree that Clara is Missy’s familiar. […]

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Coffee and Continuity

I am approaching the half-way point (Meglos….wow.) in my “Watching Doctor Who all the way through, from the beginning, in order” Project (which I am now officially designating The 1963 Project). As the 50% milestone looms, I’ve noticed that my perspective of the show is changing…significantly.

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At Last! Last Christmas

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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