Quantum Leap – Glitter Rock [3.17]

Sam leaps into Geoffrey “Tonic” Mole, the lead singer of a 1970’s hard rock band, who is fated to be murdered by an unknown assailant in a couple of days. Al has several competing theories about the guilty party. A suspicious fan turns out to be Tonic’s illegitimate son, and a conflict with a bandmate winds up being a red herring. The real culprit is revealed to be the band’s producer, Dwayne, who was worried about being caught embezzling the band’s money. Before he leaps, Sam helps Tonic establish a new relationship with his son, and help kick off his son’s own musical career.

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Say Something Nice – Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks

In an effort to find something quick that can be written as part of Daily Doctor Who, we are continuing with Say Something Nice, where I look back at each of the Doctor Who stories and pull out one or two cool things about it.

(Daily Doctor Who #248)

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The Weeping Angels vs. The Empty Child [Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Monster Tournament – Final]

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 #230)

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Doctor Who: The War Master–Beneath the Viscoid [A Big Finish sampler]

Big Finish is a company that has produced hours and hours of original audio drama, largely built on the universe of Doctor Who. Not content with stories about the Doctor, the company has also looked around in every corner of the franchise for other possible focuses for its production. Not surprisingly, that has included the Doctor’s most popular enemies, including the Master.

(Daily Doctor Who #178)

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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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