Tag Archives: Chris Chibnall

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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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 2: “The Ghost Monument”

I like the setup in this episode – the idea of a rally across planets – and how the Doctor and co are motivated to stick with the competitors by having the Ghost Monument actually be the TARDIS. Hey, Ilin … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 1: “The Woman Who Fell To Earth”

Finally, finally, Doctor Who is back! New showrunner, new Doctor, new gender. So, what’s the verdict? Big Things To my relief and pleasure, I really, really like Jodie Whittaker here. After all that concern, it’s no trouble at all to … Continue reading

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