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Time seems to be moving at a snail's pace while we wait for the next Doctor Who series to begin in October. However, the BBC has given us a sneak peak at what's to come, with the reveal of the new Doctor Who logo! It's a bold break from the past, although the new color scheme feels like the Doctor will still be bringing both the calm and the fury when needed. The dash through the letters is intriguing. Of course, we have the sun rising to signify the start of a new day. This simple and reserved layout gives... Read more →

It's been almost six months, but the 12th Doctor is finally back for one last adventure, as he tries to fight off another regeneration. The TARDIS has brought him to the South Pole, where he runs into the 1st Doctor, who is also resisting his own change. The two of them must postpone their decisions, because someone is interacting with the nearly-dead and periodically freezing time along the way. Is this a proper send-off for Peter Capaldi? Let's discuss! One last adventure. (pic via Observations (Warning: Spoilers ahead.) We're starting on a positive note, because Twice Upon a Time... Read more →

2017 was a terrific year for the Clearing out the Clutter staff (the current erosion of democracy notwithstanding.) We continue to look for new stories to tell, and we are grateful as always for those of you who take the time to stop by and hang out with us. Clutter had visitors from all 50 states and 80 other countries this year. Some came by for the news, some were Doctor Who fans, others wanted to talk about the Boston Red Sox, mental health, or other subjects, and everyone enjoyed the coffee! As 2017 winds down, we debated whether or... Read more →

We must have been good this year, because the BBC has released another clip from the upcoming Christmas Special, "Twice Upon a Time!" This preview features Doctors #1 and #12, Bill Potts, and currently unnamed military character watching a spaceship hijack #12's TARDIS. (You can almost hear the TARDIS thinking, "Good lord, what has he gotten me into this time?") That was apparently the desired move by the bad guys, and our group runs to the original TARDIS (who is clearly wondering what adventures she'll be getting into in the future), which gives us a chance to admire the classic... Read more →

Titan Comics is kind enough to once again entertain Doctor Who fans while we wait for this year's Christmas Special. This week, it's a trip back to the "classic" era! That's right, we revisit the world of the Third Doctor, Jo Grant, U.N.I.T., and the Master for a holiday treat. Heralds of Destruction takes place after the events of The Three Doctors. The Doctor has regained the ability to travel through time and space, but he doesn't appear to have done so yet, so we're looking at somewhere around early 1973. The story starts off with Mike Yates and Jo... Read more →

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Doctor Who fans get another early present with the release of the latest Twice Upon a Time trailer! It's a shorter clip than the last one, but it's still fun. Viewers get another peek at the first Doctor (played by David Bradley) trying to process the idea that he eventually turns into #12, sonic sunglasses and all. Bill Potts makes another appearance in this video as well. (We're still hoping that Clara Oswald returns to say goodbye.) It's funny to be this excited about a story when you already know the ending,... Read more →

This year's Doctor Who Christmas Special is now less than three weeks away! Titan Comics can help you pass the time with their latest adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor, which is now on sale. When we last saw the Doctor, Bill Potts, and Nardole, they were trying to fix an issue with Missy's vault. That required a trip to an intergalactic supermarket, where Bill got lost for a bit. However, the Doctor and Nardole found her, and then off they went to fix the vault, right? Nothing's ever that simple, especially when the Doctor finds a ship that appears to... Read more →

If you're looking for a holiday gift for the Doctor Who fan in your life, consider Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Complete Year One (CYO), just released by Titan Comics. Number 12 is in peak Scottish behavior, and Clara Oswald matches him every step of the way. This book takes place in season 8, sometime after "The Caretaker," and it runs through the 2014 Christmas Special. Before we go any further, your humble reviewer has to admit a strong preference for the Doctor of seasons 9 and 10, longer hair, hoodie, and all. Season 8 never completely clicked for us... Read more →

If you're missing the Tenth Doctor, Titan Comics has just what you need with the new release of "Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Complete Year One." Allons-y! We join the Doctor shortly after he's erased Donna Noble's memories of their adventures together. He seems lonely again and determined not to put any humans at risk by allowing them to travel with him. Of course, we know how long that will last. He comes across a young woman named Gabby Gonzalez, an aspiring artist who is being held back by family demands. There a sense of dread to the first adventure.... Read more →

The Doctor Who Christmas Special is still about a month away, but in the meantime, Titan Comics just released "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Complete Year One." Check out the adventures of the Doctor and companions Alice Obiefune, John Jones, and the fantastic ARC while we all wait for Peter Capaldi's final episode. This graphic novel is a story about loss, family, and our deepest desires. We begin with the introduction of Alice Obiefune, and library assistant who has just lost her mother. Her world is full of sadness and greys...until she sees an odd man wearing a bow tie... Read more →