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Doctor Who: ‘The Pilot,’ S10 E01

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The eras of Doctor Who‘s 50-plus year history are not so much measured by who was The Doctor, as much as who was the companion, especially during the new series. As the tenth season begins, The Doctor takes on a new companion, Bill, for a brand new adventure that may have you steering clear of puddles for a while. Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “The Pilot.”

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Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

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We have been bereft of new Doctor Who for an entire year (“The Power of the Daleks” doesn’t count), since the last Christmas special, “The Husbands of River Song,” a madcap and bittersweet conclusion to the River Song saga. To trump that adventure, showrunner Steven Moffat pulls a new rabbit from his hat – Doctor Who does superheroes. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.”

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Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

The Doctor Who Christmas Special has become tradition on Christmas Day evenings and this year, showrunner Steven Moffat has given us a very special present – the return of a favorite recurring character. Professor River Song, the daughter of companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, and The Doctor’s wife, is back! Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “The Husbands of River Song.”

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Doctor Who S09 E12: Hell Bent

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Remember that old rule? You know the one. “The Doctor lies.” It’s not just him. It’s his heritage. It’s his people. Just because The Doctor comes from the Time Lords of Gallifrey, some new schoolers might guess that the Time Lords are the good guys. Not true. The Time Lords are among The Doctor’s greatest enemies. They lie, don’t forget this. They fear him. Proof positive, meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Hell Bent.”

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Doctor Who S09 E11: Heaven Sent

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With Clara Oswald presumed dead (don’t count your chickens, or ravens, and all that), and The Doctor captured and sold to a mysterious enemy, then teleported away, things are not looking good for the multi-part end of a “Doctor Who” season that has been almost all cliffhangers. With this episode, we may be looking at the biggest one yet. Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “Heaven Sent.”

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Doctor Who S09 E10: Face the Raven

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You wake up and you don’t remember anything at all from the last twenty-four hours. All you have is a countdown number tattoo on the back of your neck, and it’s ticking away. Somebody call The Doctor! Pulling together several of the themes of “Doctor Who” this season, this one may break some of your hearts, so bring tissues. Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “Face the Raven.”

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Doctor Who S09 E09: Sleep No More

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“You must not watch this. I’m warning you. You can never un-see it, but remember if you do watch…” With that, one of the more intriguing and unusual “Doctor Who” episodes begins. Whovian adventure meets the found footage genre, and a new monster is introduced. Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “Sleep No More!”

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Doctor Who S09 E08: The Zygon Inversion

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Things looked quite grim at the end of last week’s episode of “Doctor Who.” An insurgency in the 20 million Zygons living in hiding among the human race has endangered all involved, be they human, Zygon, or Time Lord. Clara and Kate Lethbridge-Stewart are possibly dead, with the evil Bonnie blowing up The Doctor’s plane with a rocket launcher – what next? Find out after the time and space jump, in my review of “The Zygon Inversion.”

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Doctor Who S09 E07: The Zygon Invasion

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The Zygons are back, terrible whispering and shape-shifting “Doctor Who” monsters who make Whovians new and old hide behind their sofas, and this time, they’re playing for keeps. What can The Doctor and Clara, and the returning Osgood (!) do to stop them from destroying the human race this time? Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “The Zygon Invasion!”

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31 Days of Horror 2015: The Weeping Angels

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Any good Whovian can rattle off a list of newly acquired fears after watching “Doctor Who.” Snowmen, shadows, fat, plungers, and many more depending on the viewers’ propensity to scare. For me, a fear of statues is the most constant and pervasive.

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