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Doctor Who: Last Christmas

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Since Christopher Eccleston regenerated for the first time in the new “Doctor Who” series, and David Tennant re-emerged as The Doctor to fight a duel for the Earth against the Sycorax – the Doctor Who Christmas Special has become a world wide holiday tradition. Every year since, The Doctor fights for all of us to have a safe Christmas, and this year is no different, even with Peter Capaldi still adjusting to the role. In “Last Christmas” by showrunner Steven Moffat, The Doctor reteams with Clara, along with Nick Frost as Santa to save us all. Meet me after the jump for my review.

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Doctor Who S08 E12: Death in Heaven

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The eighth season finale of “Doctor Who” is here, continued from last week. The Master is back, and the dead outnumber the living – which is really bad, because the dead are being turned into Cybermen. Did Danny delete himself? Will Clara ever forgive herself if he did? And how will The Doctor ever stop this evil new regeneration of The Master? Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Death in Heaven.”

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Doctor Who S08 E11: Dark Water

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We have been wonder, theorizing, and arguing internet style since the beginning of the eighth season “Doctor Who” about who the mysterious Missy is. Answers range from a female regeneration of The Master, my favorite The Rani, Romana, River Song, Clara herself, or a completely new menace. Now, in the penultimate chapter of this season, we may well discover the answer. Watch out for Cybermen, and meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the first part of the season finale, “Dark Water!”

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Doctor Who S08 E09: Flatline

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Writer Jamie Mathieson (“Being Human,” “Dirk Gently,” and Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel) takes his second shot at “Doctor Who” after last week’s episode “Mummy on the Orient Express.” Rather than time or space, Jamie takes aim at dimension here in this week’s episode, for what may be one of the better stories of the season so far. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Flatline.”

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Doctor Who S08 E07: Kill the Moon

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This week’s episode of “Doctor Who” was originally written and intended for our last Doctor, Matt Smith, but it just never made the cut for whatever reason. The story has been reworked and made scarier for the Peter Capaldi Doctor and is now presented thus. Maybe when they thought controversial would be more scary… Meet me after the jump for “Kill the Moon.”

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Doctor Who S08 E06: The Caretaker

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What’s that? There is fan buzz? People are starting to talk? Are we finally excited about “Doctor Who” again? Has Peter Capaldi finally hit his groove as The Doctor? It seems as though the last two episodes “Listen” and “Time Heist” may have turned some heads finally in regards to Mr. Capaldi. Let’s see if the trend is indeed turning, join me after the jump for my thoughts on “The Caretaker.”

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Doctor Who S08 E05: Time Heist

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Reaction to the first four episodes of the new Peter Capaldi Doctor has been lukewarm to say the least. While he has been fun, and vastly different from recent Doctors, other factors have been less than stellar. And the mysteries of Missy and Danny Pink have been generating much discussion, but there’s also the question of last week’s “Listen.” Some folks have been saying it’s one of the best episodes of “Doctor Who” in years, and others believe it’s just one more reason to lynch showrunner Steven Moffat up in the street. No matter what you thought of it, you can check out my thoughts on this week’s “Time Heist,” after the jump.

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Doctor Who S08 E04: Listen

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Imagine a creature whose major adaptive skill is the art of hiding, a creature so good at its talent that its prey don’t even know it’s there until it’s too late. Now imagine if that same creature is the one that’s under your bed at night, you know, the one that grabs your ankle as you dangle it toward the floor. Oh yes, this is going to be a good one on this episode of “Doctor Who.” Hold on tight to the covers, and stay on the bed as you check out my thoughts on “Listen,” after the jump.

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Doctor Who S08 E02: Into the Dalek

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Last time, we met The Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, but as with most regeneration episodes of “Doctor Who,” they’re all about getting back on their feet. You usually don’t see what the new Doctor is all about until his second episode – and this one is a doozy! Right out of the box, The Doctor and Clara run up against his archenemies – The Daleks! Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Into the Dalek.”

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