Doctor Who and the Myth of the Psuedo-historical

Not long to go until series 12 opens with Spyfall and we’ve had little bits of noise in the media getting public interest warmed up. This includes Chris Chibnall talking about pure historicals (eg Radio Times Doctor Who boss Chris Chibnall is open to bringing back “pure historical” stories). Like missing episodes, pure historicals are…

Woman Who Fell to Earth script available

Joining the throng of Doctor Who scripts available free on the BBC Writers’ Room is The Woman Who Fell to Earth. The link is: Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 1 ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’ – Chris Chibnall. <-> Message Ends <->

Resolution reviewed

So, that was Resolution [of the Dalek / Doctor]. I’ve mulled it over and while I believe it isn’t perfect it is a good story and if treated as part of series 11 definitely one of the best. Lots of elements come together and I have to echo the it felt like real Doctor Who comments seen…

Thoughts ahead of Resolution

With New Year’s Day approaching, it’s time to pen some thoughts ahead of the only episode of Doctor Who planned for 2019. Yes, another Chris Chibnall script and it’s Resolution [of the Dalek]. I want this to be good, I want this to make me readdress series 11 itself, most of all I want this to…

Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos review

I’ve mulled over The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos for a few days in the hope I might conjure some enthusiasm for it. Sadly no such luck. In the main it felt ordinary and while the idea of a big season ending episode may be a modern-Who contrivance, I’m hoping New Year’s Day brings something more…

Does New Year bring the Resolution… of the Dalek?

Lots of fandom are assuming Resolution will bring a Dalek into play. I’m not so sure, though I very much want it to happen. It’s a bit of a Catch-22 for Chris Chibnall: damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. I’ll explain my thoughts…

Nick Briggs tipped for showrunner

Following recent rumours about Doctor Who, the Express newspaper is tipping Nick Briggs (and others including Mark Gatiss and Toby Whitehouse) for a new showrunner should Chris Chibnall leave. The article is Doctor Who: Who will be the new showrunner if Chris Chibnall leaves? As I’m sure Nick would say Just Imagine! +++ Message Ends +++

Doctor series 12 update, but…

Over on Starburst Magazine there’s a new piece of news appeared today (Sunday 18 November, 2018) and it’s all about series 12. At first glance it looks like good news (see DOCTOR WHO: BBC Confirm Series 12 to Broadcast in 2019), but read to the end…

The Tsuranga Conundrum review

More miss than hit for me, the latest Chris Chibnall Thirteenth Doctor story The Tsuranga Conundrum vexed me a lot when I watched it. I’ve calmed down a bit, but this won’t be the most positive of reviews. I’ll try and keep perspective though…

Thoughts ahead of the Tsuranga Conundrum

There’s already a few spoiler-free reviews for The Tsuranga Conundrum, and I will try not to just repeat them. I do have a couple of thoughts I’ll share here. Let me know if you disagree or if I’ve missed anything.

Segun Akinola and the new Series 11 theme tune

New on the BBC Doctor Who site is a video on how Segun Akinola created the music for series 11. It’s not just one for the musos! There’s also contributions from Chris Chibnall. Check it out: Making The Theme Tune. &&& Message Ends &&&

The Ghost Monument review

So, series 11 is well under way now, and with the finding of the TARDIS, it’s all go for another set of adventures in space and time. There’s plenty to talk about and overall I didn’t like The Ghost Monument as much as the The Woman Who Fell to Earth, but still plenty to enjoy and talk about…