Thoughts on: Smith and Jones

I really enjoyed that. It was a fun romp of a series opener, introducing us to a promising new companion, showing us how the Doctor is faring without Rose, portraying an impressive new alien species, at the same time as telling a ripping yarn to usher in the third series of the revival. Martha, I… Continue reading Thoughts on: Smith and Jones

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Thoughts on: The Girl in the Fireplace

Moffat, you genius. You brilliant, brilliant man. The Girl in the Fireplace is Steven Moffat's second Doctor Who script, and he's gone and done it again and given us an absolute belter of a story. This was a really masterfully crafted script---in terms of character writing and drama, it's even superior to the masterpiece of The Empty Child/The… Continue reading Thoughts on: The Girl in the Fireplace

Thoughts on: School Reunion

The highlight of this episode was its character focus. School Reunion brought back iconic Classic Who companion Sarah-Jane Smith and explored the dynamics of the Doctor-Companion relationship. The heartwarming reunion of the Doctor with Sarah-Jane (and K9) ought to have brought a broad smile to any Classic fan's face. As should the very entertaining and telling interplay between… Continue reading Thoughts on: School Reunion

Susan should be the next companion

Susan Foreman, the Doctor's granddaughter, was left by the First Doctor on Earth in the 22nd Century at the close of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Susan having fallen in love with David Campbell, a London freedom fighter, during that serial. It was the Doctor's first goodbye, and his goodbye to the only member of… Continue reading Susan should be the next companion