Category Archives: TV Reviews

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Era (1970-1974)

When the seventh season of Doctor Who began on 3rd January 1970, there were notable differences from what had come just six months earlier. First, following Patrick Troughton’s departure, there was a new Doctor, played by 50-year-old Jon Pertwee. Second, … Continue reading

Posted in TV Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Doctor Who: The Second Doctor Era (1966 – 1969)

“There’s only one man in England who can take over, and that’s Patrick Troughton,” is what William Hartnell reportedly said with regards to his successor as the Doctor. 46 years old when he started in the role, Troughton was known … Continue reading

Posted in TV Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Doctor Who: The First Doctor Era (1963-1966)

A few years since I began, I am still gradually working my way through all the episodes of classic Doctor Who. For the most part, I’ve been watching them out of order, partly basing my choices on recommendations from the … Continue reading

Posted in TV Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Looking Back at 2017

2017 started off with some big changes for me personally, besides turning 30. I moved into a new house; I got a new, more satisfying job; and I started driving again after six years of relying on public transport. Overall, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Film Reviews, Miscellaneous, TV Reviews | Tagged | 2 Comments

Doctor Who – 2017 Christmas Special: “Twice Upon A Time”

I hope you had a happy Christmas, wherever you are! Yesterday was definitely one of the best Christmases I can remember. Having moved into a new house this year, I thought it would be nice to have my immediate family … Continue reading

Posted in TV Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Companions for the Thirteenth Doctor

Today I woke up to some big news about Series 11 of Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor is going to have no less than three companions, played by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. (At least the assumption … Continue reading

Posted in TV Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Thirteenth Doctor Is Here

“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” – Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park Ladies and gentlemen, after a very, very long wait, we finally know who the Thirteenth Doctor … Continue reading

Posted in TV Reviews | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Doctor Who – Series 10: Final Thoughts

“I really love the fact that we’re still getting this level of quality from Doctor Who, nine series and more than ten years since its revival. Hopefully this shows that it still has plenty of momentum and will just keep … Continue reading

Posted in TV Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 12: “The Doctor Falls”

The beginning of this episode left me thinking wistfully of a time when Doctor Who cliffhangers actually followed directly on from when the previous episode ended. We finally get the Two Masters concept used in full, and it’s really great. … Continue reading

Posted in TV Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 11: “World Enough and Time”

The problem with starting off your story with a flash-forward that shows the Doctor regenerating is that if you know Steven Moffat well enough, you immediately think “I bet it’s a fake-out.” I know the Doctor is supposed to regenerate … Continue reading

Posted in TV Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment