After finding his footing in the previous series, Peter Capaldi returns to the role of the Doctor with a slightly different approach. The grumpy, harsh Scottish man has gone, and we’re left with a Time Lord who’s more akin to a fun, spacefaring uncle. He’s a bit wackier, his outfits reflect this, and he seems to be having more fun.
Jenna Coleman’s Clara is also back for the ride, though she is destined not to survive the series.
Read More Doctor Who – Series 9 Rewatch and Review
So Matt Smith is gone and in his place we have an old, angry Scottish bloke. It’s a real heel turn for the character of the Doctor and really helps to keep things fresh, and it doesn’t hurt that Peter Capaldi appears to have been born to play this role.
Still travelling with Clara, the Doctor spends much of this series coming to terms with the man he is.
Read More Doctor Who – Series 8 Rewatch and Review
Series 7 of Doctor Who is often considered to be a bit messy. Like the previous series, it’s once again quite literally a series of two halves – with the first half following the Amy and Rory and the second half picking up with new companion Clara, played by Jenna Coleman. Because of this, the series often feels like two separate seasons, and not one consistent thing. And with Amy and Rory’s tragic exit at the halfway mark, combined with The Doctor’s own departure at the end of the two specials, this is a series of goodbyes. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still incredibly entertaining.
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Never be cruel, and never be cowardly, and if you are, always make amends. In this episode the Doctor makes a joke after shooting someone, stating ‘We’re on Gallifrey! “Death” is Time Lord for “man flu”.’ Well it seems this is the thinking of Steven Moffat when it comes to his characters too. We all […]
Read More Doctor Who ‘Hell Bent’ Review
“Clara said; don’t take revenge. You should know I don’t always listen.” Well as experimental episodes go, this was certainly a step up from Sleep No More, and I was one of the rare few who liked that episode. Capaldi’s Doctor all by himself, alone in a big spooky castle with only a monster for company. You’d […]
Read More Doctor Who ‘Heaven Sent’ Review
“You’ll find that it’s a very small universe when I’m angry with you” And with that we say goodbye to another companion of The Doctor. Clara has gone and The Doctor is all alone, but was it a fitting goodbye? This episode also saw the return of Rigsy from ‘Flatline’ which could very well have […]
Read More Doctor Who ‘Face the Raven’ Review
“You can’t fight them Doctor. There’s no point. They’re the future. A new life form. A better life form. It’s very clear to me now, they made me understand. And we’re to be their food.” Doctor Who tried something different this week, it went all Cloverfield on us. Upon hearing this you’d be forgiven if you were a […]
Read More Doctor Who ‘Sleep No More’ Review
“I fought in a bigger war than you will ever know. I did worse things than you could ever imagine, and when I close my eyes I hear more screams than anyone could ever be able to count!” Phew. That’s a relief. The second half of a very mixed Zygon story is thankfully much better. […]
Read More Doctor Who ‘The Zygon Inversion’ Review
“Did you just call yourself Doctor Disco?” I’m not sure if you caught it. In this past episode there was the faintest hint of the very subtlest of symbolism. It probably went over most people’s heads. But guys I think the Doctor Who team is trying to say something on immigration and extremism. Perhaps. This episode […]
Read More Doctor Who ‘The Zygon Invasion’ Review
“She’ll die on you, you know. She’ll blow away like smoke.” Another week, another great episode of Doctor Who, which is a streak almost unprecedented in the show (and might be at an end with the return of the unbearable Osgood next week). This week’s episode wasn’t as good as the Under The Lake/Before The Flood but it […]
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