Doctor Who: Hell Bent

After a disappointing season 8, Doctor Who season 9 was fairly impressive. Though still held together with the same flawed logic and last minute cop-outs that acted as the adhesive for Doctor Who plotlines since Hartnell’s slapdash episodes, season 9’s Hell Bent refrains from dressing up the Doctor’s revenge in action and adventure–something that brought down previous finales–and instead…

The League of Gentlemen in Doctor Who

If The League of Gentlemen had been born a person, rather than a sketch show, it would be a college graduate by now. You may remember the rumors last year that The League of Gentlemen would return for its twentieth anniversary, but while a return of the show someday isn’t out of the question, co-creator Reece Shearsmith put the kibosh…

Doctor Who Guide to Comedians

While Doctor Who is famous for inviting comedian guest stars onto the show (i.e. Mitchell and Webb playing the voices of the robots on Dinosaurs on the Spaceship), how many of the comedians are actually standup comics? Let’s have a look at some of our favorite standups who’ve appeared in recent years of Doctor Who.  Rufus Hound Did you…

Doctor Who: Last Christmas

The Christmas Invasion 2.1 Penelope Wilton makes an epic return to Doctor Who as no-longer likable politician Harriet Jones. You will know Wilton from her roles in Downton Abbey and Shaun of the Dead. After a cliffhanger from last season where #9 (Eccleston) regenerated into #10 (Tennant), Rose Tyler (along with her mother and boyfriend) must help the new Doctor feel…

Doctor Who: Dark Water / Death in Heaven

Army of Ghosts / Doomsday 2.12, 2.13 The Doctor (#10, Tennant) and Rose Tyler return to London to discover a shift of blurry ghost-like creatures popping in and out of existence. Upon further investigation and the fracturing of reality at the Torchwood Institute, the man-shaped ghosts turn out to be something entirely different: Cybermen. Mistaking…

Doctor Who: In the Forests of the Night / Fear Her

  Fear Her 2.11 Something mysterious is afoot in London. On the eve of the Olympic torch handoff, the neighborhood is ruffled by the mysterious disappearance of local children and regular automobile malfunctions. What’s going on? Enter the Doctor (#10, Tennant) and Rose Tyler in the TARDIS. Everything seems to center around a family-scarred little…

Doctor Who: Flatline / The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour 5.1 There’s something in the wall. Little Amelia Pond, who mysteriously seems to have no family watching after her, is afraid of the crack in her bedroom wall, and little Amelia Pond is not afraid of much, least of all the man in the blue box who crashes in her back garden. This…

Casting Canton on Doctor Who

We all remember the season 6 opener of Doctor Who, The Impossible Astronaut. An older version of the Doctor (who looks exactly the same as the younger version) invites Amy, Rory, and River to the American Southwest for a picnic only to get himself shot by “the impossible astronaut.” Then enter from the hills an…

Doctor Who: Kill the Moon / The Runaway Bride

The Runaway Bride 3.1 The Earth did not form in the way you think it did. You see, there was this alien species called Racnoss, and the Earth formed around their dying spaceship after the Timelords had destroyed them, but there is one left: The Empress. The Doctor (#10, Tennant) meets Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) when…

Doctor Who: Time Heist / Hide

Hide 7.10 Hide was a little new for Doctor Who, written by newbie Neil Cross. At its surface, it’s the Doctor (#11, Smith) and Clara dropped into a genre story–a ghost story. Underneath, it’s still a genre story, but it’s a love story. Finding themselves in a (beautifully designed and shot) haunted house, the Doctor and Clara meet ghost…

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood

The Unquiet Dead 1.3 Without fail, every season of Doctor Who features one famous person from history. In season 1, the Doctor (#9, Eccleston) and Rose find Charles Dickins haunted by blue ghosts who turn out to be specters from another dimension trying to break into this dimension and take over. They also meet Gwenyth (Eve Myles)…

Interview: Paterson Joseph Inside the TARDIS

Paterson Joseph played Rodrick in the two Bad Wolf episodes of Doctor Who. I was not a massive Doctor Who fan. I always found the Doctor quite a scary character, not a friendly character, and I rather liked that about him, that he was a bit ambiguous, that he was like your older uncle but actually a…

Doctor Who: Into the Dalek / Dalek

Dalek 1.5 Five episodes into the Doctor Who reboot, we are (re)introduced to the scariest villain of all time, classically speaking. The Doctor (#9, Eccleston) and Rose land the TARDIS in a bunker in Utah. Although somewhat hostile, the soldiers manning the base are impressed by the Doctor’s credentials and take him to their prisoner, a Dalek. We…

Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book

Below the review, a chance to win your very own copy of Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book.  You probably know that Torchwood was the label the production office used to label the Doctor Who preview prints with, but do you know which episode was originally titled “Torchwood Falls”? You surely know that Peter Capaldi guest starred in…