47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #13: Best Patch for a Continuity Gap

Welcome to Day 13 of my 47-day series about the revival version of Doctor Who (2005-present).  I’ve come up with  47 topics / questions to answer, all of them basically positive and upbeat about the program.  Each day (or as often as I can actually write these–so far so good!) I’ll pick one of them at random (using this convenient random number generator) and then write up an answer. Continue reading 47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #13: Best Patch for a Continuity Gap

Doctor Who’s 50th Birthday – How did I do?

Over a year ago, I wrote about fifty different things that I wanted to see in Doctor Who‘s 50th year.  Well, with The Time of the Doctor behind us, that year is now officially over.  And so of course, I wanted to look back at my wish list and see how well the show met my hopes and dreams for the year. Continue reading Doctor Who’s 50th Birthday – How did I do?

Raggedy Man, Good Night (Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor)

A short while ago I wrote a post in which I reflected philosophically about the then-upcoming Christmas special of Doctor Who, and the changes that were imminent within it.  I talked about how even saying goodbye to one’s favorite Doctor revealed something positive about the program – its capacity for growth and reinvention.  But now The Time of the Doctor has come, and gone, and I’m left to deal with the sad reality that Matt Smith has indeed left the building. Continue reading Raggedy Man, Good Night (Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor)

An Adventure in Space and Time (Doctor Who)

Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary continues with An Adventure in Space and Time, which I got around to watching last night.  If you are not familiar, this is a feature length film about the early days of Doctor Who.  Written by Doctor Who and Sherlock writer & actor Mark Gatiss, the film tells the story of a number of the key personalities who were responsible for breathing life into the series back in 1963.  Primarily, the focus is on Verity Lambert, the program’s original producer, and William Hartnell, who created the role of the Doctor back in 1963.  Also featuring heavily are Sydney Newman, who was the original visionary behind the show, and Waris Hussein, who directed several of the early serials, including the first one.  But it’s Hartnell and Lambert who really carry the lion’s share of the story. Continue reading An Adventure in Space and Time (Doctor Who)

Doctor Who: The Five (ish) Doctors Reboot

Are you a fan of classic Doctor Who?  Do you still want more of the program for the 50th Anniversary, even after watching Day of the Doctor?  Have you seen this thing yet?

If not, for goodness’ sake, go watch it somewhere, because it is certainly the show for you.  Just as it was for me. Continue reading Doctor Who: The Five (ish) Doctors Reboot

Evaluation: Day of the Doctor Predictions

A while before I saw the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, the Day of the Doctor, I posted a list of “expectations” for the story. (See the original post here). This wasn’t my wishlist – it was just my predictions, based on advanced press and previews, etc. Now the episode is history. How did I do at predicting what we’d see? (Spoilers, for sure)

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Doctor Who – 50 Timey Wimey Years

A while ago I wrote up a list of 50 things I’d like to see during Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary – a few have come to pass while most have not (but the year isn’t over yet).  But for today, the actual 50th anniversary, I’m going to quickly ponder on 50 things – episodes, moments, characters, concepts – that I love about the show.  (Actually, I think the phrase “timey-wimey” is overused and silly, but there you go, I went there.)

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