The Doctor on “Alternative Facts”

IO9 drew attention to the fact that today marks the 40th anniversary of the first airing of the Doctor Who episode “The Face of Evil,” which I blogged about back in 2012. The above quote seems particularly relevant to the present day, when many prefer to seek to alter the facts rather than alter their views [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

The 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special opens with the Doctor being mistaken for Santa by a boy named Grant. When he introduces himself as the Doctor and Grant asks which one, and he says the original, Grant says that he ought to be called Doctor Mysterio, which the Doctor likes. The Doctor gives Grant a [Read More…]

Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer

Courtesy of IO9, here’s the trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, which we fans have been eagerly looking forward to… [Read more…]

Excommunicate! Excommunicate!

It was IO9 which drew my attention to the fact that an artist had created a digital replica of a stained-glass Dalek for use on the cover of the Doctor Who audiobook, Order of the Daleks. The artist talks more about the project on his website. You may not be surprised to learn that other artists have [Read More…]

The Return of Doctor Misterio

We’ve been given the first glimpses of the Doctor Who Christmas Special. It will be called “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.” In other news, Peter Capaldi apparently wants there to be an episode in which the Doctor awakes to find himself the star of Doctor Who… [Read more…]

Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation

The first episode of the Key to Time series of episodes, “The Ribos Operation,” introduces a deity, as well as another time lord as the Doctor’s travel companion for the first time (unless I am mistaken) since his granddaughter Susan was traveling with him. The Doctor tells K-9 that they will go on holiday, when [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Invasion of Time

The Invasion of Time is a true classic of the Tom Baker era. It is one of many episodes in which the Doctor seems to be behaving erratically, and we the viewer are made to wonder how he can be doing some of the things that we see him doing. At the beginning, we see the [Read More…]

Preservation through Quotation: From Q to Doctor Who

When a clickbait title says that there are 30 things I never knew about The Force Awakens, or 9 outrageously awesome Doctor Who facts, I tend to be skeptical, but may well click through nonetheless. It was genuinely new information for me that the footage of the Beatles appearing on Top of the Pops has been lost, [Read More…]

Doctor Doctor

David Tennant has been awarded an honorary doctorate. Steven Moffat has been awarded an honorary doctorate, too, and had an interesting guest turn up at the ceremony… [Read more…]

Doctor Who vs. the Brexit

Via The Daily Kos. Given that it connects Doctor Who and current events, I had to share it. [Read more…]