Quite some time ago, I posted a video about the 51 episodes of Doctor Who that I love the most. I’ve always had it in the back of my mind to do a quick analysis of my choices. Today, that idea has gone from the back of my mind to the front of my mind to my fingers to this blogpost and now soon, into your brain. After that, who knows?
(Daily Doctor Who #359)
Continue reading Doctor Who: The 51 Episodes I Love the Most – Analysis
I’ve been thinking about dystopian societies recently, and what they potentially look like.
(Daily Doctor Who #339)
Continue reading Doctor Who: Dystopian Visions
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)
Continue reading Doctor Who–Early Births & Deaths – Part 2
“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 #29 – Alien Species
Well, things got busy. I can’t believe that it’s been four episodes since I commented on the current season of Doctor Who. What have I been doing all this time? Just sitting around and feeding my cat and working on my movie and playing with the kids, I guess. And work. And watching TV.
Actually, there’s a lot of TV I’m watching, compared to normal. Not only am I creeping forward on my Star Trek viewing, but also I downloaded the first episode of Supergirl (free on iTunes!), and I’ve also been checking out (finally!) Daredevil and the last season of Falling Skies (thanks, free month on Netflix!). There’s a bunch more that I’m not watching but would like to, because it’s not available in Australia anywhere that’s free and easy (and legal – I like to vote with my legitimate viewing, when I can). So I haven’t seen any of the current season of Flash or Agents of SHIELD, yet.
But I have been watching Doctor Who. Because that show is a bit of an Australian phenomenon, so it comes out pretty much right when it airs in the UK. And I am enjoying this season. It’s not perfect, I guess – most stories have got something in it that falls short of ideal. But, every story has still been solid and enjoyable–something that’s grabbed my attention and kept me coming back for more, even if I wasn’t already pretty much committed to watching this show every week already.
Now, I’ve already talked about The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar and Under the Lake. Let’s pick things up with Before the Flood. Continue reading Catching up on Doctor Who – Episodes 4, 5 & 6