Tag: Chris Chibnall

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • S11E04 – Arachnids in the UK

    S11E04 – Arachnids in the UK

    Reading Time Approx: 7 minutes Yes, I know, there’s really only one thing anyone wants to talk about when it comes to this episode and we will get to both of them in due course, because what I have to say about it seems a little different to most of the criticism I’ve read. But…

  • Review S11E03 – Rosa

    Review S11E03 – Rosa

    Reading Time Approx: 6 minutes I was looking forward to rewatching this one because the historical episodes are generally the ones held in highest regard in the Chris Chibnall era. Tackling a subject like Rosa Parks, a central figure in the history of US Civil Rights, is dangerous ground for a British show that generally…

  • Review: S11E01 – The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    Review: S11E01 – The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    Reading Time Approx: 8 minutes A lot of weight falls on this episode being the beginning of both Chris Chibnall’s run and Jodie Whittaker’s first appearance as the Doctor. Not only should it set the tone and the standard for the show going forward, but obviously it would hope to capitalize on the publicity to…