Doctor Who

  • Title: Doctor Who – The Sounds of Drums / Last of the Time Lords
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“Martha Jones, you saved the world.”

Doctor Who - The Sounds of Drums / Last of the Time Lords tv review

For Throwback Thursday we turn our attention back to the two-part finale of the Third Season of Doctor Who. Reintroducing one of The Doctor‘s (David Tennant) most feared enemies in the previous episode, “The Sound of Drums” and “Last of the Time Lords” focus on The Master (John Simm) biggest victory over The Doctor. Having just been elected Great Britain’s new Prime Minister, The Master uses the stolen TARDIS to create a paradox machine which allows him to turn over the Earth to the Toclafane, steal The Doctor’s regenerative energy, cage his rival, and bask in the knowledge of his victory and mastery (so to speak) over the Earth. The only thing he didn’t count on was Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman).

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  • Title: Doctor Who – Series 10
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Seems The Doctor has picked up a new companion. Here’s the first look at Pearl Mackie as Bill.

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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Husbands of River Song
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Doctor Who - The Husbands of River Song

River Song (Alex Kingston) returns for the latest Doctor Who Christmas special in a story than connects to the events of “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead” (her character’s first appearance) with what is likely the character’s final appearance on the show. The set-up of River having not yet met the The Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) allows “The Husbands of River Song” to use a running gag of allowing the pair to travel together without River knowing the identity of the man she’s mistaken for a surgeon whose help she needs to remove a diamond from the head of her cyborg husband (Greg Davies). Allowing The Doctor to see his wife in an entirely new light, the episode stretches the gag well past its breaking point but does allow for an enjoyable payoff before all is said and done.

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Doctor Who – Hell Bent

by Alan Rapp on December 7, 2015

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  • Title: Doctor Who – Hell Bent
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Doctor Who - Hell Bent

The final episode of Series Nine returns The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) to Gallifrey, although the episode turns out to be more about Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) than the Time Lords. I had a very mixed reaction to “Hell Bent” which immediately undercuts the emotion of Clara’s death, and the power of her sacrifice, by The Doctor using his return to Gallifrey to find a way to cheat death and bring her back. Using the Time Lord’s technology to pull Clara out of the final moment of her timeline, The Doctor saves his companion one last time.

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  • Title: Doctor Who – Face the Raven / Heaven Sent
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Doctor Who - Face the Raven

It had been 33 years since the death of an ongoing companion (not counting Peri‘s death which was retconned out of the series almost immediately). That streak is over. “Face the Raven” says a final goodbye to the Impossible Girl (well, except for a dreamlike cameo in “Heaven Sent”). Like it or not, Clara Oswald‘s (Jenna Coleman) time of traveling through space and time have come to an end. I’ll give writer Sarah Dollard credit for making Clara’s exit mean something and propelling the season in an unexpected direction. I’ll also take a moment to mourn the show’s loss of Clara who leaves big shoes to fill for whomever steps in as the next companion. You will be missed Jenna Coleman.

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