The Chibnall Masterplan and series 13

As I write this today is Friday 13th. I’m not overly superstitious, but I suspect there’s a pun to be made around series 13 and being lucky for the show. Be that as it may, the new world of the Chibnall Masterplan means changes for Doctor Who. It might be nice to take the Jason Bourne…

Series 12 reviewers wanted!

If you’re interested in reviewing Doctor Who series 12, you might like to check out Chromakey Magazine. They’ve put out a request for submissions: WANTED: DOCTOR WHO SERIES 12 EPISODE REVIEWS. In case the site confuses, Chromakey is a PencilTip Publishing title and full submission details are under the menu on the left. +++ Message…

Why does Doctor Who need a masterplan?

With the reveal of the Chibnall Masterplan for Doctor Who in The Timeless Children and in light of the furore over what it means (including several posts of my own), I thought it worth reflecting on if / why the show needs a reset. In a nutshell I believe these things are both inevitable and…

Andrew Ellard’s Doctor Who tweetnotes

I’ve only recently discovered script writer Andrew Ellard and his tweetnotes project, but I have to say I won’t be overlooking it in future. He tweet well thought out and perceptive comments on Doctor Who (and other stuff). He’s worked in The IT Crowd, Detectorists, and Red Dwarf amongst others.

Other views on The Timeless Children

It’s fair to say you can find any opinion you want on The Timeless Children. I think it has lots of problems. Despite some bits working well, a more focussed story (and spreading the Chibnall Masterplan across several episodes) would have worked better for me. Here’s a selection of other opinions.

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)…

What do we know about Revolution of the Daleks?

While I let my review for The Timeless Children simmer, I’m turning my attention to the 2020 Christmas / New Year special Revolution of the Daleks. Brownie points for both a Dalek title beginning with R (there’s a list) and the possibility of evolution hidden inside (well we’ve just had an ascension!)

More Musings on the Timeless Children

It’s nearly the end of series 12 of Doctor Who so plenty of speculation required. I’ve already put together some Thoughts ahead of the Timeless Children and there’s so much at play here I need to record some more. I’ve also speculated on the fate of the companions. Now I’ve rewatched the (short) YouTube trailer,…

Stuart Manning Thirteenth Doctor poster

Here’s one I missed last year (Stuart posted it on FaceBook in May 2019). It’s Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor and the inspired catchphrase 13 lives young. Obviously the number might need a revisit once we understand just what’s happened in series 12! Enjoy! +++ Message Ends +++