Doctor Who

Doctor Who – The Time of The Doctor

by Alan Rapp on December 26, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Doctor Who – The Time of The Doctor
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“Raggedy Man, good night.”

Doctor Who - The Time of The Doctor

Matt Smith‘s final adventure in Doctor Who gets The Doctor trapped in Christmas for centuries, sees the return of several old villains (and one former companion), and offers The Eleventh Doctor’s final moments on the plains of Trenzalore. The Christmas episode feels a little too big at times, like an event careening a bit out of control, and relies far too heavily on narration, but Steven Moffat wraps up Smith’s run with a nod to the very first episode of his three-and-a-half year run with the return of the Crack in space and time. And before the end, as prophesized, silence will indeed fall.

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The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

by Alan Rapp on November 27, 2013

in Short Films

  • Title: Doctor Who – The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
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Colin Baker, Peter Davison, and Sylvester McCoy (along with a few other recognizable faces) reunite for their own 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. One might argue it’s actually more satisfying than “The Day of The Doctor.” For the fans!

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Doctor Who – The Day of The Doctor

by Alan Rapp on November 25, 2013

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Doctor Who – The Day of The Doctor
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“Anything could happen. For instance, a Fez.”

Doctor Who - The Day of The Doctor

Fifty years in the making, “The Day of The Doctor” offers surprises not only for what it chooses to show but also for what it doesn’t. It offers three Doctors in an adventure spanning three time periods, several nods to the classic series (including the return of the original design of the TARDIS, a classic villain in the Zygons, and the extremely well-kept secret of one very special cameo) and our first real look at the final day of the Time War. Those tuning in for Matt Smith‘s final episode as The Doctor certainly got more than they expected, and although the episode does offer us one regeneration sequence it is not the regeneration of The Eleventh Doctor into The Twelfth (Peter Capaldi) as Smith’s Doctor survives to adventure on.

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The Last Day (Doctor Who Minisode)

by Alan Rapp on November 21, 2013

in Found on the Net

  • Title: Doctor Who – The Last Day
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We now have a second mini-episode penned by Steven Moffat leading into the events of this weekend’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special “Day of the Doctor.” No big surprise performance or cameo this time, but it does seem to confirm the Time War will be the focus of the special.

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  • 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

in Found on the Net

  • 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

in DVD Reviews 

  • 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

in Nework & Cable TV News 

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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