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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Psycholgical Scare Tactics-Zygon Style

This week’s episode, The Zygon Invasion, wasn’t about our beloved characters, nor did it seem to make much of a contribution to the Series’ story arcs. It did however, explore some real-world themes, unusual for Doctor Who. Immigration and terrorism seem to be the topics du jour. What interested me most about this episode was […]

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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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Old Friends, Old Enemies: The Magician’s Apprentice

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 […]

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The Doctor and Clara, In The TARDIS

In approximately 24’ish hours, the first episode of Series 9 of will air. I. Can’t. Wait. I am having a hard time being patient, not only because, well new Doctor Who!, but also because I was so happy and satisfied with where and how we left the Doctor and Clara at the end of Last […]

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Go Ahead…Squee. It’s Good For You

Finding something to love, purely, completely, unabashedly, a thing that just makes you smile for no reason at all other than it exists…and then giving yourself permission to love it….and the loving it…this changes us. It settles us. It counteracts the obsessive, frantic, guilt/shame/desperation inducing energy of modern life.

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