Doctor Who–Early Births & Deaths – Part 2

From time to time I’ve been writing up posts covering the activity of Doctor Who during particular calendar years. So far there are posts up for every year from 1963 to 1978.

Only in the last couple of these–1977 & 1978–have I started including notes about significant births and deaths of real-life people related to the series. That means there are fourteen years which I have covered in general, but not in this area.

(Daily Doctor Who #244)

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The Time Meddler: My Tenth Doctor 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 #210)

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Doctor Who: Looking Back at 47 Days #17 – Shocking Reveals / Plot Twists

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 – Lambert Conference – Round Two

We are voting 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, at the time we took these votes) 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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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.

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Doctor Who: Thirteen Things I’d Like to See Before I See the Thirteenth Doctor

As pretty much all Doctor Who fans know, the 10th season of the modernized show begins in just a few days.  And we also know that this is the last season to feature Peter Capaldi in the title role, the so-called “Twelfth” Doctor.  Word on the internet is that he will regenerate into his successor at the end of this year’s Christmas episode.  So, that’s a 12 regular episodes and 1 Christmas episode before we say goodbye to Capaldi’s version of the character.

So that’s led me to ponder 13 things I’d like to see in this next year of Doctor Who, before we are introduced to the 13th Doctor.

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47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #47: 47 More Memorable Moments

Welcome to Day 47 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 #47: 47 More Memorable Moments