Doctor Who scene of the day

Who can forget this immortal scene? Just magical. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo2RKAHu-kI

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Thoughts on: The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang

There's a reason Pandorica is my favourite finale. I was vividly reminded of this upon this rewatch. Apart from being astoundingly well-written and well-made, it's also profoundly different from anything that's come before. In Pandorica, Steven Moffat emphatically distinguishes his style and vision for Doctor Who from Russell T Davies'. This is Steven Moffat with the stabilisers off,… Continue reading Thoughts on: The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang

Thoughts on: Vincent and the Doctor

I have to admit, I don't know the first thing about Vincent van Gogh. I've never been particularly interested in art, although I appreciate beauty, and know shite, when I see it. Likewise, I think, for many laypeople watching this episode. Vincent and the Doctor, to this end, does a wonderful job of portraying the story… Continue reading Thoughts on: Vincent and the Doctor

Thoughts on: The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood

The Silurians are the latest classic monster to be brought back in this gripping two-parter. Although it was in many ways a rehash of the same themes featured in previous Silurian stories, I think this story stands in its own right and does a fantastic job of re-introducing this classic villain to a modern audience,… Continue reading Thoughts on: The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood

Thoughts on: Amy’s Choice

Witnessing the Doctor's dark side is always confronting. That was the compelling conceit at the heart of this episode's "monster". Although it doesn't become clear until the very end of the story that the sinister and unsettling Dream Lord is an animated manifestation of the Doctor's inner darkness, this understated but startling revelation is an "Oh!" moment that… Continue reading Thoughts on: Amy’s Choice

Thoughts on: The Vampires of Venice

This could easily have been the kind of throwaway filler that usually follows one of the walloping centrepieces in a series, and, admittedly, this was filler, but it's easily some of the best filler I've ever watched. Vampires in 16th Century Venice. Sounds eye-rollingly dumb, but this episode was a quality work of writing and production.… Continue reading Thoughts on: The Vampires of Venice