Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders

This episode is of great interest, not only because it marks the end of the Jon Pertwee era, but also because of the strong elements related to Buddhism. Not only broad themes but specific plot elements from this episode are echoed in the later Peter Davison episode with a Buddhist focus, Kinda and Snakedance. The chanting [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Deep Breath

Doctor Who is back, and I'm going to be discussing the details of the first episode of the new season, “Deep Breath,” with Peter Capaldi taking over as the Doctor. Spoilers ahead! In the new episode, many things that are familiar to viewers – from a dinosaur in London to Vashtra, Jenny, and Strax – [Read More...]

Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor

There has been a lot of confusion about how to refer to the various Doctors, as a result of the surprises thrown our way in connection with the 50th anniversary. Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is the Twelfth Doctor, but the thirteenth regeneration. I’m not sure why adding the term “incarnation” helps in the chart above, since [Read More...]

He Said If I Liked My Doctor I Could Keep Him…Thanks Obama!

Via David Monroe on Facebook. You will have to be aware of both Doctor Who and the recent discussions about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) for this to make you chuckle, but I suspect that is enough readers of this blog to make it worth sharing.   [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor

SPOILER ALERT  The final episode with Matt Smith in the leading role, “The Time of the Doctor,” is the first time that the entire run of a particular actor as the Doctor has had such a unified arc, with elements that came into view in the first episode (“The Eleventh Hour”) being finally brought to [Read More...]

New Doctor Who Christmas Trailer

Lots of intriguing details – the Silence, Trenzalore, the time war, and perhaps most interesting of all, the Doctor’s door from “The God Complex.” It looks like dangling loose ends from the past will be tied together in a nice little Christmas present for us all! HT IO9 [Read more...]

Regeneration Carol

Via IO9, here’s a Whovian version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” [Read more...]

Time of the Doctor Trailer

The first proper trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special, “The Time of the Doctor,” has been released. They seriously need to give the “X of the Doctor” titles a rest after this, and leave some for the 100th anniversary specials… [Read more...]

The Canon of Whovian Scripture

As some fans of Doctor Who have already noted, the inclusion of mention of companions of the Eight Doctor's from audiobooks in the prequel minisode “The Night of the Doctor” seems to give the stamp of canonicity to those stories. Of course, that conclusion perhaps needs to be tempered by the fact that even the [Read More...]

Change

Via The High Council of Time Lords on Facebook. I can't believe that no one thought of this sooner!   [Read more...]

The Whovian Clock Strikes Twelve

Before… …and after: Or should it be thirteen? Better enjoy these gifs before we find out where John Hurt’s “Doctor” fits into the picture. Via BuzzFeed [Read more...]


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