Tag Archives: Chris Chibnall

Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 7: “Can You Hear Me?”

Watching the opening scene in Aleppo, I thought the dialogue was a little too modern – but apparently there really was such a thing as recognition and treatment of mental illness in that time and place. A lot of different … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 6: “Praxeus”

What with kicking off in a bunch of different locations, and it not being at all clear what’s going on, this episode’s opening feels reminiscent of some Steven Moffat episodes where he would try to be too clever and just … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 5: “Fugitive of the Judoon”

For one horrible moment in the opening, before we found out Ruth’s name, I thought that joke on social media that Chloe Weber was coming back was actually true. Don’t scare me like that again, Doctor Who! The Judoon are … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 1: “Spyfall, Part One”

After a year’s wait, and a second Christmas with no special, Doctor Who is finally back on our screens. Such a long hiatus did make me worry a bit about the show’s long-term future, as did (unfounded) rumours partway through … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11: Final Thoughts

In July 2017, it was announced that Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor would be regenerating into a woman, played by Jodie Whittaker. At the time, I wrote a blog post expressing my concerns about changing the gender of a character who … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – New Year’s Day Special 2019: “Resolution”

Following our expository introduction, we open in the middle of a ‘romantic comedy’ moment between Lin and Mitch, which makes it pretty obvious that something bad’s about to happen to one or both of them. At least they’re both still … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 10: “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”

I was expecting it to either be the Doctor or a companion teleporting in front of the Ux at the beginning, and the story then rewinding to tell us how they got there, rather than jumping forward 3407 years. But … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 5: “The Tsuranga Conundrum”

Thirteen has been a pretty friendly, cheerful and purely heroic Doctor thus far, but it’s good how this episode shows she’s still not perfect, with Astos pointing out how selfish she’s being for wanting to turn the hospital ship around. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 4: “Arachnids in the UK”

According to Wikipedia, there’s only four episodes this season that aren’t written or co-written by Chris Chibnall. Fortunately, he’s been producing good work so far. So there’s more focus on Yasmin this episode – we’re introduced to her family and … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 3: “Rosa”

When I saw the preview for this week’s episode at the end of last week’s, my first thought was whether the promotion of diversity this series was going a bit overboard. My second thought was, “Can we honestly say the world … Continue reading

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