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…

Thoughts ahead of World Enough and Time

So, the finale of Peter Capaldi’s final season begins with World Enough and Time, and we have a couple of short preview clips to tease apart. In a story with a massive spaceship trapped orbiting a black hole, Mondas and its cybermen and Missy having a chance at redemption, this episode is doomed to be known for…

Is the Doctor already on Mondas?

We know the current season ends with Mondasian Cybermen, but what if the Doctor is already on Mondas, before their creation? A bit of Friday nonsense, or just possible (not that others agree — I had a chat with JR Southall over on FaceBook, who feels it’s one mad idea too far)?

The Return of the Mondas Cybermen

I wasn’t going to join the throng of people posting about the news of Peter Capaldi’s swan-song encounter with the Mondas Cybermen (Original Mondasian Cybermen return to Doctor Who!) then noticed most commentators were only covering the Capaldi angle. I think there is more to say.

Attack of the Cybermen reviewed

To call Attack of the Cybermen a confused collage of tropes and ideas might be easy and justified but misses the point. In many ways less than the sum of its parts, it is not without some merits, even if it needed trimming back and reshaping. Whence does this confusion arise? Well the clue may be in…