The Old Young Doctor

“I always think that the clown and hero are different levels in the Doctor – there is no completely straight Doctor. The folk memory of Hartnell is he’s a cranky old man, but when you watch him he plays the Doctor as a stroppy child. Very twinkly and he’s not crotchety, he’s sulky, the way [Read More...]

And the Next Doctor Is…

For those without access to the BBC, the next Doctor after Matt Smith will be… Peter Capaldi More about Capaldi on the BBC Doctor Who blog and IO9. There were some wonderful moments on the show. I particularly liked Colin Baker saying that his idea for his costume was what Christopher Eccleston ended up wearing. [Read More...]

Gods Aspiring to be Human, Humans Aspiring to be Gods

This post will focus more on Fringe than Doctor Who or Sherlock Holmes, but this quote that came to my attention is relevant to a key element in the show. The original words of the quote in their exact form are: Sherlock Holmes is a human being who aspires to be a god and the [Read More...]


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