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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It has taken me a really long time to get this post out. I am pretty sure at have been in denial about the end of the season and finally writing this post…. Yet, there are decades of Classic Who to watch, and 8 years New Who to re-watch, and Christmas is a mere 6 […]
Read more "Dark Heaven: A Mash-up"
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!"
Did you feel as satisfied and validated I as did when Clara told off the Doctor? He has been mean and grumpy, often, this season. There is a point to this madness, and I believe the production team and Peter Capaldi know exactly what they are doing. This Doctor is mad (mad as in angry, not mad as in crazy.)
Read more "This Doctor is an Angry Doctor: Kill The Moon"
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?
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Here we go! Finally, the Doctor being The Doctor! With this light hearted, feel-good romp, the Doctor’s intelligence and leadership are finally coming into play. The Doctor IS The Architect, both in the episode and in his character development. As I wrote in my previous blog, I am waiting for that most definitive Doctor Who […]
Read more "The Doctor’s Deepest Longing"