Category: Doctor Who

  • Doctor Who: The Star Beast – A Return To The Future of 2008

    Doctor Who: The Star Beast – A Return To The Future of 2008

    Reading Time Approx: 6 minutes If I were to sum up my reactions to the Star Beast, then I would simply say it’s a Doctor Who Special written by Russell T Davies. You can see in it all of his qualities as a writer, both good and bad. The immediate comparison that springs to mind…

  • Doctor Who: A Personal Journey Through 60 Years of Time and Space

    Doctor Who: A Personal Journey Through 60 Years of Time and Space

    Reading Time Approx: 14 minutes Introduction Many millions of words have been written on the subject of Doctor Who which raises the question what is there really left to say. However, as we approach the 60th anniversary of the show, I feel compelled to write about my own connection with the show, a connection that…

  • A… Defense… of Orphan 55??

    A… Defense… of Orphan 55??

    Reading Time Approx: 5 minutes Orphan 55 seems to be pretty unanimously derided as one of the worst Doctor Who stories of the modern show and certainly there’s a fair few flaws to point to. If you have some meticulous, thoroughly artificial, point scoring system that ranks things to the 100th degree, I don’t think…

  • S11E06 – Demons of the Punjab

    S11E06 – Demons of the Punjab

    Reading Time Approx: 6 minutes This is probably one of the best received stories of the Chibnall/Whittaker era and for me at least it is easy to see why it might appeal to so many people. At its heart is is a very simple story, but one that I think any viewer could relate to…

  • City of Death – More Adams Than Who?

    City of Death – More Adams Than Who?

    Reading Time Approx: 5 minutes For the majority of its running time there is remarkably little death in City of Death, that does leave me wondering if there’s a deeper meaning I missed or they just thought it was a cool title. There is some eventually, but for the majority of its running time this…

  • S11E05 – The Tsuranga Conundrum

    S11E05 – The Tsuranga Conundrum

    Reading Time Approx: 5 minutes With this episode we’re already halfway through Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker’s first season and this will be the fourth writing credit for Chibnall, which does raise the obvious question “did he take on too much this season”? There have been some signs already of stories that maybe needed a…

  • Weighted Continuity in Doctor Who: Part 2 – Canon vs. Continuity

    Weighted Continuity in Doctor Who: Part 2 – Canon vs. Continuity

    Reading Time Approx: 9 minutes It has become increasingly common to use the words canon and continuity interchangeably but they’re not the same thing. That might seem like an unimportant technicality but it’s not, because Doctor Who categorically does not have a canon for example, but it clearly does have a continuity, if a rather…

  • Weighted Continuity in Doctor Who: Part 1 – Why Everything and Nothing is True

    Weighted Continuity in Doctor Who: Part 1 – Why Everything and Nothing is True

    Reading Time Approx: 6 minutes Warning, this is going to be long and I don’t expect many people will have the patience and/or interest to read all of it. At first, I thought I would streamline it, but some things can’t be accurately conveyed in a soundbite, so I’m just leaning into it. The short…

  • Terror of the Zygons Review

    Terror of the Zygons Review

    Reading Time Approx: 4 minutes Terror of the Zygons is a significant story for a number of reasons, not least of which being it was the last regular appearance of both the Brigadier and Harry Sullivan. Personally I consider it the send off for UNIT as a whole, although I suppose you could argue for…

  • Matrix Data Node: The First Cyberman

    Matrix Data Node: The First Cyberman

    Reading Time Approx: 4 minutes Orbit 802, Phase 3 Archived Data of First Cyberman Appearance in Public This image pulled from Mondas’ archived news coverage shows the first public appearance of the CBE Suit. Developed by Professor Lucius Koren and his team developed the Cybernetic Biological Enhancement Suit with a goal of improving the quality…