Doctor Who: Looking Back at 47 Days #7 – Historical Characters

A few years ago, I did a series of 47 daily posts which all looked at different questions related to the revival series of Doctor Who, focusing on stuff I like about the show. I worked out a series of questions in advance and then picked one randomly for each day. I’ve decided to revisit the series to see how my opinions may or may not have changed, and to bring two of my daughters into the discussion, since they are both big fans and have recently finished watching the revival series.

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Tournament – Newman Conference – Round Two

After a long long absence, we are finally voting again on Tenth Doctor Doctor Who stories starring David Tennant, pitting them against each other in an elimination tournament, with whichever story gets at least two out of three votes from our judges will move on to the next round. The judges will be myself and two of my daughters–Johanna (14-15 when we took these votes) and Laurelle (13-14).  The stories have been seeded according ratings on IMDb, and randomly broken up into two conferences–the Newman Conference and the Lambert Conference.

Doctor Who - David Tennant

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Tournament – Newman Conference – Round One, Part Two

We are ranking Tenth Doctor Doctor Who stories starring David Tennant, pitting them against each other in an elimination tournament, with whichever story gets at least two out of three votes from our judges will move on to the next round. The judges will be myself and two of my daughters–Johanna (14) and Laurelle (13).  The stories have been seeded according ratings on IMDb, and randomly broken up into two conferences–the Newman Conference and the Lambert Conference.

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100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 1

Over a few posts, I’m going to choose a different creator or creative team–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who has influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

This idea came to when when I saw a similar list recently, on another blog, identifying 25 creators who had inspired or influenced the writer.  It made me think about who would be on my list.  But I felt like I had more than 25 that I wanted to talk about, and so I came upon this idea.

Father Brown

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