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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 6: “Demons of the Punjab”

I did mention last week that Series 11 as a whole is being a bit preachy – and having an episode focussed on the partition of India, and the accompanying issue of religious division, certainly doesn’t deviate from that theme. … 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.┬áMy 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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