Classic Doctor Who: The Timey-Wimiest Episodes

“Timey-Wimey” is a phrase that Steven Moffat made up in the Doctor Who episode Blink, to describe the sort of playful time travel mechanics that he particularly loved to fill his scripts with. You know the sort of thing…stable time loops, temporal paradoxes, non-linear storytelling, and the like. But Steven Moffat didn’t introduce these ideas into Doctor Who, he is just the one who ran with them the most. It was a lot rarer, but you can find this sort of thing in the classic era of Doctor Who as well.

(Daily Doctor Who #168)

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The Time Meddler: My Sixth Doctors Wish-list

If I was an unscrupulous Time Lord with the ability to travel through the fourth dimension and to try to affect changes that I thought would make things better, there’s probably a bunch of stuff I’d do with my favorite TV series, Doctor Who.  Like many-a-fan (I assume), I’ve thought of these things from time to time, and I now I’m going to list them over a series of posts. 

(Daily Doctor Who #144)

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The Clockwork Droids vs. The Atraxi [Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Monster Tournament – 2.7]

Doctor Who has generated lots of frightening monsters and creatures over its many years of existence. But out of all the writers who have ever contributed to the series, no one has invented quite so many such baddies as Steven Moffat…for the simple reason that nobody else has written as many stories (although to be fair, other writers have written more episodes).

(Daily Doctor Who #134)

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The Snowmen vs. The Whisper Men [Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Monster Tournament – 2.5]

Doctor Who has generated lots of frightening monsters and creatures over its many years of existence. But out of all the writers who have ever contributed to the series, no one has invented quite so many such baddies as Steven Moffat…for the simple reason that nobody else has written as many stories (although to be fair, other writers have written more episodes).

(Daily Doctor Who #116)

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Quantum Leap – Runaway [3.11]

As a thirteen year old on a road trip with his family, Sam realizes he must prevent his “mother,” Emma, from leaving his family without a trace. Initially suspecting that the unhappy woman ran away with a former romantic interest, Sam desperately tries to keep his mother away from her old friend, but to no avail. He also tries to persuade his “father”, Hank to recognize his wife’s need to have a life outside of her home. It all seems destined to ail until it is revealed that in the original history, Emma did not run away with another man but rather slipped over a cliff and died while on the vacation. Using this knowledge, Sam is able to get Hank to help him save her life, which brings Hank and Emma back together again.

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Quantum Leap – Rebel Without a Clue [3.9]

Sam leaps into a biker who is new to a gang in the 1950’s. He becomes aware that Becky, the girlfriend of the gang leader, is due to be murdered in the next day. His attempts to look after Becky leads him into conflict with his fellow gang members, especially when he finds out that the gang leader, Dillon, is responsible for her death. With the help of the elderly owner of a small roadhouse, Sam is able to fight off his fellow gang members. And with the help of the real-life writer Jack Kerouac, Sam is able to convince Becky to give up her dangerous life on the road and to settle down.

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The Silence vs. Prisoner Zero [Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Monster Tournament – 2.2]

Doctor Who has generated lots of frightening monsters and creatures over its many years of existence. But out of all the writers who have ever contributed to the series, no one has invented quite so many such baddies as Steven Moffat…for the simple reason that nobody else has written as many stories (although to be fair, other writers have written more episodes).

(Daily Doctor Who #96)

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On Golden Pond [50 New-Old Movies for the 51st Year #34]

Mid-last year, I turned 50 years old!  And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of my life (thus the “Old-New” terminology), and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #34.  Spoilers ahead.  

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Inferno [Classic Doctor Who]

Doctor Who has long been my favorite show, but in recent years rewatchings of old episodes have been few and far between.  But lately I decided to spend both some of my 50th birthday spending money and my Christmas spending money on some of these adventures, and enjoy them with one or two of my nerdier daughters.

(Daily Doctor Who #77)

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Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done #19 – February 7, 2021

Well, it’s been 39 days or so since I penned one of these “log” posts…so in general I’ve done quite a bit–including a little bonus lockdown that the city of Perth just experienced.

My cat is looking a bit like a ghoul, don’t you think?

I don’t know that I can remember everything, but let’s see if I can’t come up with ten things.

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