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.
Continue reading Doctor Who: Thirteen Things I’d Like to See Before I See the Thirteenth Doctor
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)
OK, first things first: I am writing this in Indonesia, and I have not seen either part of the season ending two-parter of Doctor Who – neither Dark Waters nor Death in Heaven. So I’m aware that probably the question I’m pondering has already been answered, or is on the verge of being so. But for me, it’ll probably be another week at least before I can check it out. But until then, for me, it hasn’t happened yet. Quantum uncertainty and all that.
So, Missy…the mysterious woman that we’ve seen in roughly half of the episodes of Season Eight of Doctor Who, played by Michelle Gomez. Who is she? What’s her story? What secrets does she hold? Continue reading Doctor Who : Who is Missy?