For the series ten finale of Doctor Who, things are looking rather grim. The Doctor is surrounded by old enemies, The Master and Mondasian Cybermen, and to make matters worse, not only has companion Bill Potts been transformed into a Cyberman (woman?), but Missy, the version of The Master that The Doctor has been trying to reform, has joined her previous regeneration against her old enemy. Can things get worse? Is this The Doctor’s last stand? Will he regenerate? Check out my thoughts on “The Doctor Falls” after the jump.
The Doctor’s archenemy, Missy AKA The Master, wants to become one of the good guys, so he sets her, along with his companions Bill and Nardole, on a mission, and things just get worse as they go, as they stumble upon the Mondasian Cybermen in this very offbeat and landmark episode of Doctor Who. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “World Enough and Time.”
This week’s episode of Doctor Who is written by Mike Bartlett, one of the UK’s hottest telewriters and playwrights, and with a chance to take a shot at his favorite TV show, he wants to shine. Bartlett determines to out-scare the traditional haunted house story, with a house that eats people… Meet me after the time jump for my thoughts on “Knock Knock.”
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.”
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.”
When details and titles of the current season of “Doctor Who were announced, most of the buzz was about an episode or two featuring actress Maisie Williams, better known as Arya Stark from “Game of Thrones.” Over the past five seasons of the HBO fantasy series, she has given standout performances and has been one of the best things about the show. Now Ms. Williams brings her brilliance over to The Doctor’s corner of the multiverse. Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “The Girl Who Died.”
It’s been ten months since The Doctor and The Master/Missy/Mistress crossed swords last, and other than a few minutes last night, and a holiday adventure with Santa Claus, we “Doctor Who” fans have been waiting for the new season, series nine, to begin. Finally here, meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “The Magician’s Apprentice.”
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.
Tomorrow night marks the world premiere of series eight of “Doctor Who.” It’s the show everyone is talking about, it’s purportedly the most watched television program on Earth, it’s cool to watch “Doctor Who.” But if you’re already a fan, you know all that. But what if you aren’t? If you are new to Who, #NewtoWHO as the hashtag for The Nerdist goes, here’s a handy guide to what you need to know to enjoy the big premiere tomorrow, after the jump.
Now that the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who” is over, there’s something we need to talk about. Peter Capaldi. It’s been several months since the announcement, and now the world knows the man’s name. He’s the actor who will be portraying The Doctor on the longest running scifi series in history, BBC’s “Doctor Who.” We all know the name now, but who is he really? Let’s find out, after the jump.