Thoughts on: The Ghost Monument

Now this is more like it. I was worried, for a moment, that The Woman Who Fell to Earth was going to set the tone for the rest of the series. It’s not that that episode was rubbish – it was okay, as far as openers go – it’s just that it didn’t do anything… Continue reading Thoughts on: The Ghost Monument

Quickie review: Rose

"It's a disguise!" the Doctor exclaims gleefully, without a hint of irony, as he looks affectionately upon his spaceship disguised as 1950s police box. Rose suppresses an amused snort. Rose was the first taste of Doctor Who that a generation of Whovians would experience. It was a high-stakes enterprise, rebooting the dusty old cult show for… Continue reading Quickie review: Rose

Doctor Who headcanon #2

Time Lord regeneration is both the secret to the continuing success of Doctor Who, and one of the great mysteries of Doctor Who mythos. It's easy to forget that the Doctor isn't human, but each time the Doctor regenerates, losing his old face and persona and gaining new, we are reminded of the alienness of… Continue reading Doctor Who headcanon #2

Latest Big Finish listens #3 [SPOILERS]

Question Marks -- A fast-paced little story with gripping atmosphere and a small cast of great, well-written characters. Colin Baker is in great form here, as is Nicola Bryant. The story features an ingenious plot twist with a somewhat poignant ending. Unfortunately, I found Question Marks didn't make as effective use of the 30-minute form… Continue reading Latest Big Finish listens #3 [SPOILERS]

Classic Who marathon: impressions

My recent watching of the Doctor Who TV Movie completes the "Classic Who" segment of my 50-year marathon, having watched all of the classic Doctors in order from Hartnell to McGann for the first time. It's taken me the better part of a year, and I'm pleased to have, er, "caught up" with the first 33 years of Who… Continue reading Classic Who marathon: impressions

Quickie reviews of Series 8 episodes

Deep Breath An engaging introductory episode to Peter Capaldi's era. Capaldi's Doctor was established well, and there were some great scenes portraying Twelve's post-regeneration disorientation (the scene with the tramp in a back alley). It seemed to drag a bit, and much of the first half was unnecessary padding. There was some quite cringeworthy infantile… Continue reading Quickie reviews of Series 8 episodes