More Musings on the Timeless Children

It’s nearly the end of series 12 of Doctor Who so plenty of speculation required. I’ve already put together some Thoughts ahead of the Timeless Children and there’s so much at play here I need to record some more. I’ve also speculated on the fate of the companions. Now I’ve rewatched the (short) YouTube trailer,…

Doctor Who series 12: an arc of triumph? Or not?

We are on the cusp of the reveal for the Doctor Who series 12 arc. It’s looking like Chris Chibnall’s answer to the Cartmel Masterplan. Will it be clever, self-indulgent or just plain dull? I’ve given many thoughts on the upcoming Timeless Children elsewhere (here and here to be exact) but wanted here to consider…

Other views on Ascension of the Cybermen

I have to say many of the mainstream reviewers are not only positive about Ascension of the Cybermen, but unequivocally so. I do wonder how many have seen the finale! There’s some good ideas in some of them and heaps of praise (update 26 Feb – except for one). Are you ready? Let’s dive in…

Ascension of the Cybermen review

In many ways this review is a cheat. It’s not a real review and it’s conclusions are very much subject to change. In fact, as was made clear at the end, everything will change. The truth is Ascension of the Cybermen was intriguing and tantalising, but in the end incomplete. Everything pivots on The Timeless…

Doctor Who: The Fate of Cyberium

With apologies for the title to Yes fans (see Gates of Delerium), I want to speculate about something bothering me. I really enjoyed Haunting of Villa Diodati but one thing I’m not sure of – why did the story happen? Why was the Doctor there on the Lake Genva shoreline (apologies to Smoke on the…

Ascension of the Cybermen gallery

The BBC has released a decent sized gallery for Ascension of the Cybermen and in my eyes it has a steampunk aesthetic. I’ve seen comments about Ryan in a strange alien machine looking like he’s strapped in for cyber-conversion. Given someone else is also shown in a similar (the same?) device, I think it might…

Creating the Lone Cyberman

For a change the BBC has put a longer video on YouTube for Haunting of Villa Diodati – it’s about the Lone Cyberman: Creating the Lone Cyberman | The Haunting of Villa Diodati | Doctor Who: Series 12 it’s not up to Behind the Scenes length, but worth a watch if you’ve 5 minutes and…