Tag: Doctor Who

A Sampling of Internet Comments: Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who Casting is Just as Polarizing as Expected 

So, Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker is officially the first female Doctor in Doctor Who history and the internet doesn’t know how to feel about that. The above comes from the comments section of a Metro.co.uk interview with […]

Doctor Who’s “World Enough and Time”: We’ve Been Waiting for This

This is it. In the blink of an eye, the entire season has flown by, and we’ve now arrived at the two-part finale. Pretty soon we will see that last scenes Steven Moffat ever writes […]

Doctor Who’s “The Eaters of Light”: Outlander Did It

Well, that was a waste of time. After “Empress of Mars” ended with a tantalizing and hotly debated final exchange between The Doctor and Missy, “The Eaters of Light” saw fit to ignore all of […]

Doctor Who’s “The Empress of Mars”: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

I’ve been accused (and perhaps fairly so) of reading too much into Doctor Who’s recent episodes, seeing social commentary where I wanted to. As such, I hesitate to share my views on “The Empress of […]

“The Lie of the Land” Finds Doctor Who At Its Most Political Since “The Happiness Patrol”

Doctor Who’s now-concluded three-parter confirmed what we might already have guessed: Steven Moffat is going out swinging. This is his final ride as Doctor Who head honcho, and after putting in the requisite work to […]

Doctor Who’s “The Pyramid at the End of the World”: It’s In Our Nature to Destroy Ourselves

Steven Moffat announced his impending departure from Doctor Who on January 23, 2016. Since then, the whole damn world has seemingly lost its mind in a myriad of ways. The UK is leaving the European […]

Doctor Who’s “Extremis”: Do Artificial Doctors Dream of Electric Sheep?

Some people believe we’re all living in The Matrix, and Steven Moffat just delivered a wonderfully clever and so very Doctor Who spin on that modern paranoia in “Extremis,” the first installment in a promised […]

Doctor Who’s “Oxygen”: Attack of the Space Suits

The last time Charlie Palmer wrote for Doctor Who he produced two of the show’s best all-time episodes, the season 3 two-parter “Human Nature”/ “The Family of Blood.” It’s seven seasons later, and he’s finally […]

Doctor Who Slips Into Horror Movie Mode in “Knock Knock”

“Knock Knock” finds Doctor Who in horror-movie mode, with naïve twentysomethings trapped in a building which is somehow alive and knocking them off one by one. Then [spoiler alert] it turns out alien wood bugs […]

TV Review: The World Still Needs Doctor Who

One of the most brilliant, self-sustaining parts of Doctor Who is its built-in capacity for rebirth. Every couple of seasons we get a new Doctor and/or companion, and the show itself inevitably takes on a […]