Twice Upon a Time review

So, the end of several eras and lots of nostalgia in a Christmas special combining multiple Doctors, plenty of reflection and the thinnest of stories supporting some great performances. Twice Upon a Time delivered what it promised, no less and perhaps no more. There are many spoilers to follow; you’ve been warned!

Christmas Day of the Doctors

So, this year (2017) our Christmas Day Doctor Who treat is a multi-Doctor regeneration story and we have (so far) Peter Capaldi and David Bradley as the Twelfth and First Doctors respectively. We also have the (as yet unannounced) Thirteenth Doctor, and Clara Oswald probably. Is that it? I wonder…

The Pilot – review

So, that’s season 10 underway with The Pilot, and I’ve been surprised at how the feedback has been largely positive (maybe I don’t frequent the more extreme parts of the web;-) and how few negative comments there have been. I liked a lot of it, but there are elements that didn’t work for me. Does…

Doctor Who Experience

Doctor Who Experience – March 2017

So, I topped off my visit to Cardiff (after seeing Ianto’s Shrine) with a visit to the Doctor Who Experience. It would have been rude not to! Why now when it’s been open so many years? Well the weather was nice, I fancied a break and it’s meant to be closing soon! Was it worth it?…

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.

Who will play the new Missy?

All the talk of Peter Capaldi leaving and Chris Chibnall taking over Doctor Who has overlooked something. What about Missy? The Master has had any number of incarnations and already sneaked past the limit of twelve without half the fuss the Doctor endured. We know change is inevitable, and while I’ve enjoyed Michelle Gomez, I predict she…

Billie Piper will not play the next Doctor shock

Quick off the mark, following the announcement of Peter Capaldi’s departure, Billie Piper has been asked if she will be playing the next incarnation of the Doctor. More interestingly she has come down firmly on the side of having a female Doctor next time round. Her thoughts are on the BBC: Doctor Who: Billie Piper says…

Farewell Capaldi!

So, as we suspected, Peter Capaldi will step down as the Doctor at the end of the next series (starting Easter). It’s a clean sweep for Moffat and Capaldi, and quite possibly for Nardole (Matt Lucas). Cue lots of XXX to play the Thirteenth Doctor posts. Will Bill survive as the continuity across Doctors (like Clara,…

Hell Bent reviewed

So, Hell Bent. If you haven’t seen it, click away now. This review of the Steven Moffat Twelfth Doctor story is littered with spoilers. What the Hell! If you’re just passing, I liked this (in the main) though wish it had tried a bit less and achieved a lot more. Not to say it didn’t achieve a…

Heaven Sent in review

So, Heaven Sent by Steven Moffat. Clearly brilliant, clearly a bravura performance from Peter Capaldi. Blending Groundhog Day with a powerful, scary stalker in the form of the Veil, we even end up on Gallifrey. What’s not to like?! Perhaps not very accessible to younger viewers and very dark, but already widely regarded as a classic. NB – some…