A Thing Will Probably Happen Quite Soon: Doctor Who Series 8: Time Heist

A bank robbery with a time travel twist. That’s new. Doctor Who has always been about crashing into different genres. The Doctor meets Shakespeare, the Doctor meets Frankenstein, the Doctor meets James Bond. The show is specifically built to be a different category of story each week; it could be a mystery or an action

By |2021-01-25T10:40:55-07:00September 24th, 2014|Doctor Who, Ideas & Opinions|0 Comments

No Damsels in Distress, No Pretty Castles: Doctor Who Series 8: Robots of Sherwood

My goodness Mr. Gatiss loves his references and callbacks doesn’t he? He name drops the Ice Warriors and having met Richard the Lionheart (The Crusade), mentions the miniscope (Carnivale of Monsters) and even has the Doctor pull off a man’s shoe to inspect it (à la Patrick Troughton in Moonbase). There were several Jon Pertwee-esque

By |2021-01-25T10:41:08-07:00September 8th, 2014|Doctor Who, Ideas & Opinions|0 Comments

She Cares So I Don’t Have To: Doctor Who Series 8: Into the Dalek

The trouble with writing a review immediately after an episode airs is there is no time to reflect. There is no time to see the episode from a historical sense; you can’t put it into the perspective of an entire season or even better, an era. No, the only thing you have after an initial

By |2021-01-25T10:41:21-07:00September 1st, 2014|Doctor Who, Ideas & Opinions|0 Comments
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