Revolution of the Daleks review on Cultbox

I reviewed Revolution of the Daleks on Cultbox. I broadly enjoyed it even if it felt more like a big end of series wrap-up than a special seasonal tale. Loose ends tidied up (a bit), colour-by-numbers Dalek story and a reduction in numbers on board the TARDIS (immediately changed by John Bishop!) I may have…

A new look for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor?

Apologies for the trivial nature of this post, but it was bugging me. I like the new poster for Revolution of the Daleks, but something was different. Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor looks different (and in my mind more imposing). I figured it out — hair brushed back behind the ears! New head shape and a…

Fugitive of the Judoon reviewed

I’ve taken my time over Fugitive of the Judoon. I’m still struck by how good I thought it was and have rewatched both to make sure and pick some details for this review. Lots and lots to talk about, all well spoilered elsewhere so I will cover everything that occurs to me. Doctor Who at…

The Thirteenth Doctor will do series 13!

It’s been reported (thanks to a Jodie Whittaker reveal) we will get series 13 of Doctor Who and she will continue in the rule for the foreseeable. Chris Chibnall is already planning (I’m waiting my call, Chris!) Will she do more than three seasons? I have a theory… Until then check out the Radio Times…

Spyfall Part 2 review

One word review – good. Two words – very good. More words – read on past the break. Suffice it to say with Spyfall Part 2 Chris Chibnall seems to have taken his foot off the brakes, kept a lot of elements in play and set a direction on his era of Doctor Who. Let’s…

Jodie Whittaker talks Christmas to the Radio Times

In the UK there’s a tradition of buying the massive double edition Radio Times for all Christmas TV listings. The 2019 issue features a two page interview with Jodie Whittaker in which she talks about filming Doctor Who, Stephen Fry, St Trinians and how she spends Christmas. No big revelations but a decent read as…

All smiles in Gloucester

Following on from the news of Judoon in series 12, the film of Doctor Who in Gloucester continued apace and thanks to Gloucestershire Live we have lots of reports and collected photos (including one left from Theo Hogben). It’s good to see people enjoying their work, and Jodie Whittaker seems very pleased (and in her…

Kerblam! review

As far as Series 11 goes, Kerblam! may just be my favourite episode so far. Other’s have had plenty of great plot / scenes/ intent/ passion/ style but for me Kerblam! could sit comfortably in any series of the show as a decent episode, ticking all the boxes big and small and providing a piece of sci-fi…

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…

Arachnids in the UK review

Arachnids in the UK, felt to me like a more traditional (ie since 2005) episode of Doctor Who, with some horror, some silliness, conflict, coincidence and a bit of gimmickry. I enjoyed it, despite feeling it had many flaws some of which I’ll talk about here. I note the episode did better in the overnights than Rosa,…