“Timey-Wimey” is a phrase that Steven Moffat made up in the Doctor Who episode Blink, to describe the sort of playful time travel mechanics that he particularly loved to fill his scripts with. You know the sort of thing…stable time loops, temporal paradoxes, non-linear storytelling, and the like.
(Daily Doctor Who #188)
Continue reading Modern Doctor Who: The Timey-Wimiest Episodes that Steven Moffat did not Write
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.
Continue reading Doctor Who: Looking Back at 47 Days #7 – Historical Characters
Yesterday is an interesting little romantic fantasy written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle, about a struggling musician Jack Malik (Himish Patel) suddenly becoming the only person on earth to remember the Beatles and their music. This shift in the status quo is courtesy of some barely explained blah-di-blah-blah-fantasy-blackout-head-injury-thing, but it scarcely matters. The emphasis isn’t on the mechanics of it, but how Jack responds, and what it does to him and his relationships.
Mild spoilers ahead.
Continue reading Yesterday (All my troubles seemed so…well, you know)