Other views on The Timeless Children

It’s fair to say you can find any opinion you want on The Timeless Children. I think it has lots of problems. Despite some bits working well, a more focussed story (and spreading the Chibnall Masterplan across several episodes) would have worked better for me. Here’s a selection of other opinions.

The Timeless Children review

I find myself in a strange place. I quite enjoyed The Timeless Children as an entertainment, yet found it badly flawed, clunky and a bit disappointing. I also found the massive re-engineering of the show’s mythos a bit unnecessary (and it had been leaked). Here I will focus on the core elements that (kind of)…

What do we know about Revolution of the Daleks?

While I let my review for The Timeless Children simmer, I’m turning my attention to the 2020 Christmas / New Year special Revolution of the Daleks. Brownie points for both a Dalek title beginning with R (there’s a list) and the possibility of evolution hidden inside (well we’ve just had an ascension!)

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…