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Having successfully vanquished the Maestro (for now), the Doctor and Ruby Sunday find themselves on a war-ravaged planet, and the stakes are high as soon as they step outside of the TARDIS. The Doctor must find a way to save everyone without moving an inch. "Boom" sees the return of former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, who wrote the script. It's an interesting break in approach from the first two episodes of this season. The planet looks bleak, and the tension is higher than usual, with frequent tight close-ups on the Doctor and Ruby. There's also a touch of claustrophobia,... Read more →

 

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It's finally here! The first full season of Doctor Who featuring the 15th Doctor and new companion Ruby Sunday has arrived! Not only that, it starts with a double-feature! Hold on, we're going to need a minute to regain our composure. This is the start of a new era for the Doctor. The Time Lord who seemed plagued by PTSD relating to the Time War has retired to work on self-healing. The latest incarnation is determined to seek out the joy in life, and his new companion appears to be a terrific match. (However, there is clearly much more to... Read more →

 

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The Doctor Who 60th anniversary celebrations are now behind us. It was a blast to see David Tennant and Catherine Tate reunite, as the curtain came down (for the moment) on the story of the 14th Doctor. Now it's time for the Ncuti Gatwa era to begin, as the series largely wipes the slate clean for a new Doctor and new adventures. This year's Christmas special (and how great is it to say that again?), The Church on Ruby Road, makes it clear that our favorite Time Lord is starting a new chapter. It also hammers home that Gatwa was... Read more →

 

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Hi friends, Thank you. Thank you for hanging out with us for another year. We once again had visitors over the past 12 months from every country on Earth. (Hello, Vanuatu!) That's amazing, and it's something we never take for granted. The staff has been pouring through the archives, and they've chosen ten posts to highlight 2023. Mind you, we take great pride in everything we produce here, 5-6 days a week, 52 weeks a year. However, we couldn't list all of it, so feel free to scroll through the back pages and catch up on anything you might have... Read more →

 

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After over a year of waiting, the Doctor Who 60th anniversary celebration is complete, and it was marvelous. Seeing the Doctor and Donna Noble reunite after 15 years was moving right from start, largely because David Tennant and Catherine Tate have incredible chemistry. The specials had several objectives: 1) Pay tribute to our favorite Time Lord and to say thank you for everything so far. 2) Explain why the 10th Doctor's face returned. 3) Launch the Ncuti Gatwa era. "The Giggle" accomplishes all three in a breathtaking fashion. Warning: Major spoilers ahead. The story picks up right where "Wild Blue... Read more →

 

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Doctor Who's 60th anniversary celebration continues with the second adventure, "Wild Blue Yonder." When last we left the 14th Doctor and Donna Noble, the TARDIS was having a meltdown because Donna accidentally spilled coffee on the console. Perhaps adding a coffee maker to the newest interior wasn't the greatest idea if a small mishap could cause such damage, but we digress. In any case, the out of control TARDIS drops the duo off on a seemingly deserted spaceship and then disappears. That's when the weirdness begins. Warning: There are a few spoilers ahead. "Wild Blue Yonder" begins with our crew... Read more →

 

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He's finally here! It's been 13 months since Jodie Whittaker regenerated into the returning David Tennant and left Doctor Who fans wondering why the 10th Doctor's face had returned. We recently caught a quick glimpse of the new 14th Doctor in action as part of the annual Children in Need telethon, which was a terrific tease. However, it's now time for a proper full-length adventure with, "The Star Beast." It's clear that Russell T. Davies has set his sights high for the Time Lord's next era. Warning: Spoilers Ahead "The Star Beast" hits the ground running right out of the... Read more →

 

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Five years after it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would replace Peter Capaldi, the 13th Doctor's time has come to an end. We recently shared some thoughts about this incarnation of the Time Lord but the short version is this: Whittaker's Doctor was a welcome reset from her immediate predecessors, injecting a new surge of light and optimism into the series. The actress was also a terrific brand ambassador who made the best of the material she was given. Our biggest question about her final adventure was, could showrunner Chris Chibnall give her a proper/coherent send-off? Let's discuss, "The Power... Read more →

 

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It's been a seemingly eternal wait, but the first season of the Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic The Sandman comic is finally here. Originally announced in 2019, all 10 episodes have now been released. Does this version live up to the hype? Our initial reaction after watching Episode 1 is that our patience has been rewarded. The first chapter of this adventure is faithful to the comics: Dream, lord of the realm of dreaming, is mistakenly captured by a cult looking to imprison Death instead. After being imprisoned for over a century, Dream (also known as Morpheus) finally escapes... Read more →

 

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The Doctor, Yaz, and Dan rang in the new year by successfully defeating a group of Daleks. Now they're off to start a new adventure, but of course things don't go as planned. They run into an old school enemy of the Time Lord, and the Doctor and Yaz have to work out their relationship, while Dan does his best to stay out of the way. We also know time is running out for #13, and there's still the lingering issue of the Flux having destroyed a good part of the universe. Can the Doctor take care of all of... Read more →

 

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