Time Dilation 101

Thanks to Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula, we have a view on the time dilation as presented in World Enough and Time. Bottom line is yes, it’s not ridiculous (though the material stresses aren’t discussed), but Simon also mentions some other aspects of the situation worth reading. It’s a post on the Radio Times site: The mind-blowing real…

Four ways to save Bill Potts

So, if you didn’t watch World Enough and Time, please don’t read on. This has at least one serious, grade A spoiler. Don’t even look at the picture. Damn! I did warn you. Let’s face it, Bill had a bad day, but knowing Steven Moffat, the chances are it all gets fixed in The Fall of the…

World Enough and Time artwork now available

Following the normal patter, the rest of the galleries for World Enough and Time are now available, including the production artwork. I’m a big fan of this, even more so than the behind the scenes photos. I have to say the quality of model building and everything else visual never ceases to amaze me. Long gone…

The Energy of Doctor Who

One thing that bothers me about Doctor Who is deciding if the show is science fiction or fantasy. If pushed I know it’s really a fantasy, but I’d like it to be science fiction; it’s the physicist in me wanting it all to make sense in something close to our universe. Back in the  day, in…

The Lives of Captain Jack review

In The Lives of Captain Jack, we get to see glimpses of what Jack Harkness did after he first died (and even before) and before he joined Torchwood. In this boxset, we have four stories by two great, and very different writers, Guy Adams and James Goss. In four adventures they take us across a small…

World Enough and Time review

So, part one of the season finalé, the return of John Simms, that moment, that other moment and really a hell of a lot to chew over. Widely lauded as among the best of all ten series of modern Doctor Who, arguably so too, it was damn fine even though (you know me so well) I…