Doctor Who

Doctor Who Series 9 Trailer

by Alan Rapp on July 11, 2015

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Check out the official trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who.

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  • Title: Doctor Who – Series 9
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  • Title: LEGO Dimensions
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Check out this San Diego Comic-Con trailer for the upcoming LEGO Dimensions video game which proves that when The Doctor needs help he calls Batman!

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Doctor Who – Last Christmas

by Alan Rapp on December 28, 2014

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Doctor Who - Last Christmas

With more than a passing resemblance to “For the Man Who Has Everything,” the latest Doctor Who Christmas special reunites The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) at the North Pole to deal with Dream Crabs which have infested a small arctic science station and have begun to feed on their hosts while offering each of them dreams of better lives while slowly digesting their brains. Oh, and did I mention Santa Claus (Nick Frost) and his Elves are there, too?

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Doctor Who – Death in Heaven

by Alan Rapp on November 11, 2014

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Doctor Who - Death in Heaven

The end of Peter Capaldi‘s first season as The Doctor ends not with a bang but a whimper. In a storyline that puts the entire world at risk from a resurrected Master and an army of Cybermen rising from the dead writer Steven Moffat constantly cheats the audience with a story that never sums up the courage to sacrifice what’s required to make the finale work. The Doctor being made President of Earth against his will caps off a season of bizarre plot points that sound like fun ideas until you put them into practice. The reveal of Missy’s (Michelle Gomez) plan, which is a special kind of torture specifically designed for her lifetime frenemy, works well, but the show’s ending refuses to let there be any real cost to the entire affair undercutting the finale from the get-go.

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Doctor Who – Dark Water

by Alan Rapp on November 3, 2014

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Doctor Who - Dark Water

The first-half of Doctor Who‘s two-part season finale begins with the death of a major character and ends with the return of a familiar foe (although not the one I was hoping for). Despite the mysterious set-up of 3W, a company providing afterlife for the recently deceased, “Dark Water” doesn’t work as well for me as it should since it relies so heavily on a relationship the season has never quite sold me on especially given the amount of foreshadowing about how important Danny Pink would be to Clara’s travels with The Doctor coming to an end.

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  • Title: Doctor Who – In the Forest of the Night
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Doctor Who - In the Forest of the Night

Magic trees. In the latest episode of Doctor Who a new forest has sprung up across the world much to the surprise and consternation of the local populace. Arriving in London, The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) begins to investigate the phenomena which one of Clara‘s (Jenna Coleman) students brings to his attention. Initially ignoring the girl’s insight, the Time Lord discovers that Maebh (Abigail Eames) is unusually tuned to the odd happenstance and may be the key to understanding what is going on. The show has certainly gotten its money’s worth of introducing Clara first as a nanny and now as a schoolteacher allowing children to become involved in multiple episodes which it uses again as a strength with talented child acting.

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Doctor Who – Flatline

by Alan Rapp on October 21, 2014

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Doctor Who - Flatline

In an episode that could have easily been entitled “Honey, I Shrunk the TARDIS,” roles are reversed when The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) becomes trapped in an increasingly shrinking time machine whose energies are somehow being absorbed by two-dimensional beings who have already killed several locals while learning about three-dimensional beings. Taking zombie-like control of their victims, the two-dimensional beings (named the Boneless by The Doctor) begin chasing Clara (Jenna Coleman) while hunting for their next victim.

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  • Title: Doctor Who – Mummy on the Orient Express
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Doctor Who - Mummy on the Orient Express

Although it’s been mentioned on the show previously, this is the first time we’ve actually seen The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) take a companion to the space-traveling Orient Express carefully recreated to resemble the Earth locomotive of the same name (although no one stops to explain why that is). On what we’re told will be Clara’s final journey with The Doctor, the pair walk into an unusual situation where members of the train begins dying, being slowly murdered by a mummy who only they can see in the 66 seconds leading up to their deaths.

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Doctor Who – Kill the Moon

by Alan Rapp on October 6, 2014

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  • Title: Doctor Who – Kill the Moon
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“You want today to be the day that life on Earth stopped because you couldn’t make an unfair decision?”

Doctor Who - Kill the Moon

From the looks of things Clara‘s (Jenna Coleman) days as The Doctor‘s (Peter Capaldi) companion are coming to an end. Although I think it’s more than a little cheap to fracture the relationship in the very next episode after Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson) warns Clara about The Doctor, the situation the Time Lord puts his companion in makes sense… at least from his point of view. Attempting to appease Clara, The Doctor takes his companion and Courtney (Ellis George) to the moon during a pivotal moment in human history to make young Courtney into the special young girl that Clara insists she is.

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