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)…

Four ways to save Bill Potts

So, if you didn’t watch World Enough and Time, please don’t read on. This has at least one serious, grade A spoiler. Don’t even look at the picture. Damn! I did warn you. Let’s face it, Bill had a bad day, but knowing Steven Moffat, the chances are it all gets fixed in The Fall of the…

The Energy of Doctor Who (a rant)

One thing that bothers me about Doctor Who is deciding if the show is science fiction or fantasy. If pushed I know it’s really a fantasy, but I’d like it to be science fiction; it’s the physicist in me wanting it all to make sense in something close to our universe. Back in the  day, in…

Bill Potts: Hello, Goodbye?

No sooner have we had a splurge of publicity around Bill Pott’s sexuality (Pearl Mackie’s Bill Potts will be Doctor Who’s first openly gay companionPearl Mackie’s Bill Potts will be Doctor Who’s first openly gay companion) than we have speculation she may not survive Peter Capaldi’s departure from the series. If true (and it may…

The one with the Conglomerate

Frequently voted one of if not the best Doctor Who story of all time, The Caves of Androzani is again one of those stories that I must have watched but have little memory of. As I mention elsewhere (here) I drifted away from Who in the 1980s so it is about time I re-visited this story…