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Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 8: “The Haunting of Villa Diodati”

This episode had a particularly good atmosphere, with the eerily lit house and the stormy weather. (I think it helped that it was very windy outside as I watched it.) Obviously Doctor Who has done haunted-house episodes before, but this … Continue reading

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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 4: “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror”

This episode gets into the action very quickly, and generally keeps up the pace throughout – though it does have time for some nice conversations, particularly between the Doctor and Tesla on their shared passion for inventing. I like seeing … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 3: “Orphan 55”

When the Doctor mentions how she didn’t know it was the space squids’ mating season, one really hopes that’s actually a tentacle on the floor… Hyph3n is definitely not a high point for Doctor Who‘s costume/makeup department; she looks like … Continue reading

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Doctor Who – Series 12, Episode 2: “Spyfall, Part Two”

The instructions that the Doctor leaves for Ryan – “How To Land A Plane Without A Cockpit” – and her recording are pretty funny, and so is Graham during this scene. Indeed, Graham continues to provide a lot of the … 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 Capaldiā€™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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