Doctor Who Recaps/Reviews Feed

The last thing we want to do around here is rush summer in any way. The sun is shining, the plants are growing, and any day we can wear shorts is a good day. However, the most appealing aspect of the fall is the return of Doctor Who. It seems like it has been several lifetimes since Peter Capaldi said goodbye last Christmas. We've tried not to think about it, because the new season is still a few months away. However, now comes news that new star Jodie Whittaker and several of her co-stars, along with new showrunner Chris Chibnall,... Read more →

How are you doing, Doctor Who fans? It's been five months since Peter Capaldi said goodbye, and we've got about that long to go before Jodie Whittaker starts her run as #13. How are we supposed to pass the time? It's as if the BBC heard us ask, because we just got an email announcing the arrival of a seven-week classic Doctor Who marathon on the Twitch service! We have to admit that we haven't used this platform before, but we expect to become familiar with it quickly for the chance to see our childhood Doctors again. The fun starts... Read more →

After being tight-lipped about the issue for years, former Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston recently discussed the circumstances around his departure from Doctor Who, after only one season, in 2005. In an interview with the Radio Times, Eccleston referred to a complete loss of trust, early in the filming, in both directions, between himself and the show's bosses (Russell T. Davies, Phil Collinson, and Julie Gardner.) Eccleston went on to talk about how uncomfortable he was out of his element, which may have increased the problems on the set. It also doesn't sound like the star will ever work with Davies... Read more →

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 →