Doctor Who

  • Title: Doctor Who – Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead
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“Hey! Who turned out the lights?”

Doctor Who - Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who we continue to look back at some old episodes of the series. The current series has done well in mixing in both old Doctor Who aliends and monsters while providing several interesting new ones. Of those created for the current series there are two that stand-out. Since I’ve already discussed the Weeping Angels, I’ll turn my attention here to my other favorite new Who alien: the Vashta Nerada.

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The Night of The Doctor

by Alan Rapp on November 14, 2013

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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Night of The Doctor
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This mini-episode sets up events for Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary Special as Paul McGann returns to give us the Eighth Doctor‘s final moments and the rise of “The War Doctor.”

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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Girl in the Fireplace
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“The Doctor is worth the monsters. One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.”

Doctor Who - The Girl in the Fireplace

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who we continue to look back at some old episodes of the series. If I had to choose my favorite episode of the Doctor Who relaunch it would be “Blink,” but a very close second would be “The Girl in the Fireplace.” From the show’s Second Season, the TARDIS lands in the year 5,000 on an abandoned space station populated by clockwork automatons whose soul purpose seems to be using the ship to punch a hole through time and opening windows into 18th Century France along the lifeline of a single woman.

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As the countdown to Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary Special continues, here are six former Doctor Who companions discussing their days traveling through space and time with a mad man in his blue box.

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Doctor Who – The Key to Time

by Alan Rapp on September 1, 2013

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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Key to Time
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Doctor Who - The Key to TimeIn honor of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who we continue to look back at some old episodes of the series. While preparing a vacation for himself and K-9, The Doctor (Tom Baker) is approached by the White Guardian (Cyril Luckham), the physical representation of order in the universe, who requests the Time Lord’s help in recovering the six pieces of the Key to Time (a cube that maintains the equilibrium of time itself). Split into six segments and hidden around the universe, the Guardian tasks The Doctor with recovering each piece of the cube while warning to watch out for the Black Guardian who wants the cube for his own nefarious purposes.

To assist The Doctor in his quest the White Guardian gives The Time Lord a device to track the location of each segment as well as the arrogant Romana (Mary Tamm), a capbable but inexperienced Time Lord. Over six separate serials the two Time Lords and K-9 search for each disguised piece of the fractured Key to Time.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on August 4, 2013

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Here’s a look at the introduction of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. Capaldi will take over the role of The Doctor for the departing Matt Smith at the end of this year’s Christmas special.

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Doctor Who – Series 7 (Part Two)

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 2013

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  • Title: Doctor Who – Series Seven (Part One)
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Doctor Who - Series 7 (Part Two)After starring as different versions of the character in “Asylum of the Daleks” and “The Snowmen,” Jenna-Louise Coleman is properly introduced as The Doctor‘s (Matt Smith) new companion Clara, the impossible girl. Over the second-half of Series 7 The Doctor and Clara will travel to the planet Akhaten, fight a Martian Ice Warrior on a nuclear submarine in the middle of the Cold War, journey to the center of the TARDIS, battle WiFi created to steal peoples’ souls, go hunting for ghosts, and take on a new race of Cybermen in the universe’s greatest theme park.

In both “The Crimson Horror” and the finale “The Name of The Doctor” the show brings back the characters of Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart), and their Sontaran butler Strax (Dan Starkey) as The Doctor returns to Victorian England and makes a trip to the one place no time traveler should ever go – his grave on the fields of Trenzalore.

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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Name of The Doctor
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“When you are a time traveler there is one place you must never go. One place in all of space and time you must never, ever find yourself… It wasn’t talking about my secret. No, no, no. That’s not what’s been found. It was talking about my grave.”

Doctor Who - The Name of The Doctor

It’s been 26-and-a-half years since the name The Valeyard has been mentioned on and episode of Doctor Who. Not only does the final episode of the 50th Anniversary season mention him by name, but it strongly foreshadows his imminent return. Of course that’s far from all “The Name of The Doctor” offers. We finally learn the secret of Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), see The Doctor‘s (Matt Smith) final battle with The Great Intelligence (Richard E. Grant), and take a trip to the one place no Time Lord should ever go – his grave. The second-half of Series Seven has been high on concept, if a little shaky at times in execution, but the season finale sets up some huge stories for the show’s 50th Anniversary Special and beyond.

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  • Title: Doctor Who – Nightmare in Silver
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Doctor Who - Nightmare in Silver

Blackmailed by her two young charges, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) gets The Doctor (Matt Smith) to take Angie (Eve De Leon Allen) and Artie (Kassius Carey Johnson) to Hedgewick’s World of Wonders, the universe’s greatest amusement park which spans the breadth of an entire planet. There are only two problems with the trip. First, on arriving the travelers learn the park is closed. And second, with the arrival of fresh young minds, a small group of Cybermen begin to awaken after being dormant for 10,000 years. Things get even more complicated with the leader of a group of soldiers has standing orders to blow up the planet if the Cybermen ever reappear and The Doctor runs off to get himself assimilated leaving Clara in charge.

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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Crimson Horror
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Doctor Who - The Crimson Horror

Presented mostly from the perspective of Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart), “The Crimson Horror” follows the Silurian detective and her companion, along with their (always amusing) Sontaran butler Strax (Dan Starkey), on their investigation of a number of glowing red-skinned corpses in Sweetville, the private community of self-professed savior Winifred Gillyflower (Diana Rigg). Given an image captured in the latest victim’s eyes at the time of his death, Vastra believes The Doctor (Matt Smith) may be connected somehow to the troubling events and sends Jenny in undercover to find him.

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