The Ark in Space [Classic Doctor Who]

Doctor Who has long been my favorite show, but in recent years rewatchings of old episodes have been few and far between.  But recently I decided to spend some of my 50th birthday spending money on some of these adventures, and enjoy them with one or two of my nerdier daughters.

(Daily Doctor Who #27)

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang [Classic Doctor Who]

I’ve written a few of these posts lately, which have mostly come about because of spending money I received for my 50th birthday.  In this case, however, I bought the DVD for The Talons of Weng-Chiang a long time ago.  I’d made a couple of false starts on it, but only now have gotten round to finishing it–motivated in part by my desire to show it to one of my nerdier daughters.

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12 Times Doctor Who has Reinvented Itself

Very soon, on October 7 2018, Doctor Who will make its way back to our TV screens for the 11th season of the modern TV series.  And when it does, it will in many ways be a whole new program, compared to what we saw last:  a new Doctor (with a new gender), new companions, new showrunner.  Probably a new version of the theme song and a new opening title sequence, a new TARDIS set and a new sonic screwdriver. And certainly a new story direction, with plot-lines like redeeming the Master or identifying the Hybrid a thing of the past.

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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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