Doctor Who – All The Years is a quick examination of what was happening in the world of Doctor Who over all its years of existence. I’m not attempting to create a thorough history–just brief look back at the real-life timeline of my favorite TV show. Go back to the beginning and read about 1963 here.
(Daily Doctor Who #317)
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Master was the 49th entry in Big Finish’s “Main Range” or “Monthly Range” of Doctor Who audios (released back in 2003), that were part of a run of four stories which starred the four Doctors that Big Finish had access to at the time, and which were each named after one of the franchise’s major villains: Omega, Davros, Master and (original to audio) Zagreus. The releases were part of the celebrations for the show’s 40th anniversary. This time around Sylvester McCoy stars as the Seventh Doctor, traveling without a companion, and Geoffrey Beevers co-stars as the Master, a role he had played on TV in The Keeper of Traken and then at least in one audio story before this one (Dust Breeding).
(Daily Doctor Who #289)
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And so, we now live in a world where Peter Capaldi’s first season as the Doctor is behind us. What’s our response? Well, like all seasons of all TV shows (pretty much), there are good episodes and bad episodes, things to celebrate and things to hopefully avoid in the future. Overall, though – it was a pretty good run of episodes. Better, I’d say, than the year or year and a half prior. And so as a fan, I’m pretty happy.
What made me happy? Here are some of the reasons. 12 reasons, in fact. Because it’s the 12th Doctor, there were 12 episodes, and it’s the show’s 12th season. Continue reading Peter Capaldi’s First Season in Doctor Who – 12 Highlights
So, I was in Indonesia, getting ready to fly home. The Bali airport has good free wi-fi (even better than the Nethersphere, apparently), so I had a quick look and found that the first part of the two-part finale – Dark Water – was expiring from the ABC website in 46 minutes! And, international restrictions meant that I couldn’t watch it right then and there. So…I bought it off iTunes, and watched it on the plane. Then I came home to Australia, and that night, I caught Death in Heaven on the ABC’s site. (I’m a big believer in watching the show legally – amongst other reasons so that in whatever small way, my vote “counts” toward keeping my favorite programs alive.) Continue reading Doctor Who Season 8 Finale – Thoughts and Reactions (and Spoilers, if that’s still a thing)