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A Special Look at: Ghost Light

A Special Look at: Ghost Light

Ghost Light reminds me somewhat of a certain Moffat companion, Clara Oswald. If you swap Ace with Clara, there can be found this similarity, but that is where the similarities seem to end. Clara’s backstory was never fleshed out to begin with, and come Series 8 it’d be all about Danny Pink, yet Series 9 would … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Arc of Infinity

A Special Look at: Arc of Infinity

Arc of Infinity effectively kicks of the 20th anniversary season, which features a returning foe from the Doctor’s past in every serial. This time it is Omega, who appeared in the 10th anniversary special, The Three Doctors. Notably, Commander Maxil is played by Colin Baker, who would later become the Sixth Incarnation of the Doctor. … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Magician’s Apprentice

A Special Look at: The Magician’s Apprentice

The Magician’s Apprentice follows up after Death in Heaven with the death of Missy the Master, and  Last Christmas where Clara and the Doctor worked on their relationship, and Clara got to say goodbye to Danny Pink. More importantly though, the episode features an array of returning characters, including Kate Stewart and UNIT, the Shadow … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Keeper of Traken

A Special Look at: The Keeper of Traken

The Keeper of Traken has been a personal favorite for years. It features the return of the Master since The Deadly Assassin, the first of a three-part trilogy, introduces the later-companion Nyssa, and is the second to last episode to feature the Fourth Doctor. Although this story suggests his regeneration is near, the first episode cliffhanger … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Witch’s Familiar

A Special Look at: The Witch’s Familiar

After last week’s rip-roaring adventure, it was probably inevitable that the conclusion to this two-parter would be a bit of a letdown. What IGN‘s review of this reveals is certainly akin to my own sentimentality.  As the TV.com review continues: There’s no way around this one: this climax was dumb. Daleks turning on one another is … Continue reading

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