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A Special Look at: The Stones of Blood

A Special Look at: The Stones of Blood

The Stones of Blood, taking place during the Key to Time story-arc comprising the entire 16th Season, is a slight mess, but not entirely horrible. I much preferred the back-half with the ship in hyperspace, compared to the Cornwall scenes. The story takes place during the fifteenth anniversary of the series, and is also the … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Under the Lake

A Special Look at: Under the Lake

Certainly, one of my favorite episodes, and the first of which this season, Under the Lake was a brilliant piece right up until the end, leading to Before the Flood. I mean the end scene, as once we get to that part, I wasn’t so pleased. Still over all, this episode was fantastic! According to … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Pyramids of Mars

A Special Look at: Pyramids of Mars

Pyramids of Mars is a stellar Gothic classic. I remember the first time I ever watched it, with the floating head of Sutekh appearing inside the TARDIS, when I must have been 4, 5, or 6. It was legitimately terrifying. According to the io9 article, “Old-School Doctor Who Episodes That Everyone Should Watch“: This is just … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Before the Flood

A Special Look at: Before the Flood

The opening was a bit jarring and I didn’t appreciate that much, especially  as according to TV.com‘s article, “Doctor Who “Before the Flood” Review: Why So Explain-y?“: Do you have a friend who constantly ruins jokes and stories by telling the punchline or ending too early? I knew a guy like that once. He always started at … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Tomb of the Cybermen

A Special Look at: The Tomb of the Cybermen

Continuing on classic Doctor Who serials, like The War Machines, is The Tomb of the Cybermen, the earliest surviving complete Cyberman story. Considering the elements of the expedition in the story, and the first appearance of the Cyber Controller and the Cybermats, it has always ranked high after I first watched it. But I wouldn’t say … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Time Warrior

A Special Look at: The Time Warrior

The Time Warrior essentially begins the 11th season of the original Who, which would serve as the final season for the Third Doctor, played by John Pertwee, and it also introduces the companion Sarah Jane Smith, and the villains Sontarans. Gallifrey is also mentioned by name for the first time. The Sontarans would later appear … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Sleep No More

A Special Look at: Sleep No More

Sleep No More, written by Mark Gatiss (Robot of Sherwood, The Crimson Horror, Victory of the Daleks, The Idiot’s Lantern, The Unquiet Dead) was a rather bold episode in format, willing to try a new form of storytelling – found-footage, POV-cam episode. I was not much into the different format, though I think it was … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Angels Take Manhattan

A Special Look at: The Angels Take Manhattan

The Angels Take Manhattan, seemingly getting it’s title from The Muppets Take Manhattan, is yet another great example of a Moffat mess. Think The Time of the Doctor, A Good Man Goes to War, Let’s Kill Hitler, and Sherlock‘s The Final Problem for other examples of Moffat incoherent storytelling. Sure, it’s dramatic storytelling, with a … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The War Machines

A Special Look at: The War Machines

This post begins a series based upon classic Doctor Who serials, and what better way to begin than with one of my favorite of the earliest serials: The First Doctor’s story, The War Machines. It’s a wonderful story with a classic science fiction trope: Computers taking over the world, which, though seems silly now, was … Continue reading

A Special Look at: A Christmas Carol

A Special Look at: A Christmas Carol

What would Christmas be without Doctor Who? Since 2005, it simply wouldn’t be, so in appreciation of this, and the relative theme of the day, we’re taking a look at the first Christmas Special featuring Matt Smith (and without David Tennant), and written by Steven Moffat (not written by Russell T Davies): A Christmas Carol. … Continue reading