Doctor Who

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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Doctor Who – Series 7 (Part Two)

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 2013

in DVD Reviews 

  • 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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  • Title: Doctor Who – Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
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“Don’t get into a spaceship with a mad man. Didn’t anyone ever teach you that?”

Doctor Who - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

While letting Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) fly the TARDIS something goes terribly wrong when the Time Lord’s craft is caught in a Magno-Grab by a salvage ship looking for scrap. With Clara still trapped onboard, lost in the maze-like bowels of the ship, The Doctor (Matt Smith) convinces the two brothers (Mark OliverAshley Walters) and their android (Jahvel Hall) to help save Clara by offering them “the salvage of a lifetime” in exchange. After boarding with the salvagers, The Doctor activates the TARDIS self-destruct and locks them all aboard, giving them a half-hour to rescue Clara before they all die.

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Doctor Who – Hide

by Alan Rapp on April 22, 2013

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“Don’t trust him. There’s a sliver of ice in his heart.”

Doctor Who - Hide

The Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) arrive at Caliburn House where a former spy turned ghost hunter (Dougray Scott) and an emphatic psychic (Jessica Raine) are hunting the legendary Witch of the Well who has haunted the area even longer than the 400 years Caliburn House has stood. Intrigued, The Doctor and Clara begin their own search of the house which gives them their first glimpse of the apparition who The Doctor doesn’t believe is a ghost at all.

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K-9 Bobblehead

by Alan Rapp on April 20, 2013

in Toys & Collectibles

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The Doctor’s most loyal companion in bobblhead form can be yours for the low, low price of $18.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on April 19, 2013

in Nework & Cable TV News 

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BBC has announced the ominous title for the Series Seven finale written by Steven Moffat. “The Name of the Doctor” will feature Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, and a returning Alex Kingston and promises to reveal a secret most fans don’t want to see told – The Doctor’s name.

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Doctor Who – Cold War

by Alan Rapp on April 15, 2013

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Doctor Who - Cold War

After a bit of a miscalculation The Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) materialize on a sinking Russian nuclear submarine near the North Pole in 1983 which has just picked up a rather unusual passenger in the form of a Martian Ice Warrior whose mere presence on the sub puts the entire crew, and perhaps even the entire world, in danger. While the ships first officer (Tobias Menzies) dismisses The Doctor’s explanation of events as pure rubbish, the ship’s Captain (Liam Cunningham) and scientist (David Warner) try to keep an open mind.

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