Posted in July 2017

A Special Look at: The Leisure Hive

A Special Look at: The Leisure Hive

The Leisure Hive is the story of Season 18, the final season to feature Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, as well as the first season with John Nathan-Turner as the new showrunner who instituted many changes to the show, including the title sequence, new TARDIS interior, and new attire for the Doctor. Nathan-Turner would … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Doctor Who – The Movie

A Special Look at: Doctor Who – The Movie

Doctor Who: The Movie is a 1996 made-for-TV film created as an attempt to relaunch and continue the Doctor Who television franchise in the UK and abroad. It is controversial for many reasons, including the Doctor calling the chameleon circuit a ‘cloaking device,’ the Doctor’s first kiss, as well as the reveal that the Doctor is half-human on his … Continue reading

Reflections On: Meeting Dennis Ross, 2016

Reflections On: Meeting Dennis Ross, 2016

On April 14th, 2016, I had the opportunity to meeting Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has a very long and distinguished career working in diplomatic relations, particularly with the Middle East, and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. These include: During President Jimmy Carter’s administration, Ross worked under Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz in the Pentagon, co-authoring a … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Genesis of the Daleks

A Special Look at: Genesis of the Daleks

Genesis of the Daleks is an iconic story, featuring the first appearance of Davros, the creator of the Daleks, as well as the origins of the Daleks. Davros would appear throughout every Dalek story until the classic series ending in 1989. The reasons for why Davros was created are made clear in The A.V. Club … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Death in Heaven

A Special Look at: Death in Heaven

Following the reveal that Missy, the mysterious woman who had appearances in Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, The Caretaker, Flatline, and In the Forest of the Night, was, in fact, in Dark Water the latest incarnation of The Master, is the Series 8 finale, Death in Heaven. This episode revealed that Missy had been the “woman in the shop” who … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Black Orchid

A Special Look at: Black Orchid

Black Orchid is the notably the first two-part story since The Sontaran Experiment, as well as the last purely historical story since 1966-67’s The Highlanders. Also notably, it featured a rare instance of a duplicate, in this case of Nyssa, with Lady Anne Talbot (later Lady Cranleigh), though this would uptick in the revival with Jouney’s End, … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Smith and Jones

A Special Look at: Smith and Jones

Smith & Jones is considered still a pretty damn awesome episode. Following Doomsday (with the loss of Rose Tyler) and The Runaway Bride (with Donna Noble returning home), the Doctor still doesn’t have a full-time companion, until this episode, introducing Martha Jones, the first woman of color to be as such until Bill Potts’ arrival during … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Curse of Fenric

A Special Look at: The Curse of Fenric

Taking place after Ghost Light is The Curse of Fenric, which revealed that the events of Ace’s arrival in the Doctor’s life as seen in Dragonfire, as well as the uncanny chance of meeting Lady Peinforte during Silver Nemesis using proper time travel, were all part of Fenric’s plan to release himself and gain revenge on the Doctor for imprisoning him. … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Attack of the Cybermen

A Special Look at: Attack of the Cybermen

Arttack of the Cybermen is the premiere story of Season 22, the first full season to feature Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor. It also is the first episode to be presented in a 45-minute format, that would be seen throughout this season, and return in the revival series’ premiere Rose, as well as continue forward. According … Continue reading