Wibbly Wobbly Gendery Bendery

With the announcement that a woman will be playing the Doctor, it occurred to me that “Wibbly Wobbly Gendery Bendery” would be a great title for a blog post. I began typing¬†it in on Google, to see if anyone had already used the phrase, and it autocompleted it for me. The quote from “Blink” from [Read More…]

Presenting the 13th Doctor!

The news broke early – because the tennis finished early – that the next Doctor will pe played by… Jodie Whittaker. I can totally see it, can’t you? I am really liking this new way the BBC has been approaching the announcements of new Doctors starting with Capaldi. There is a little bit more information [Read More…]

The Thirteenth Doctor Will Be Announced Tomorrow

For those who may have missed the news, the BBC will be announcing tomorrow who the actor or actress will be who will next play the Doctor on Doctor Who. Any guesses? [Read more…]

Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls

After starting with a reminder of what happened in the last episode, we are shown life in one of the giant ship’s solar farm levels, where people are trying to defend themselves against the scarecrows/cybermen. The Master and Missy ask the Doctor how many different ways he has died and whether he has any requests. [Read More…]

Regenerating Doctor Who Times Two

I just had a wild thought about the final part of the season finale of Doctor Who.¬†Some have speculated that the Doctor is dying, given that he couldn’t use regeneration energy to cure his own blindness. Perhaps he used his own regeneration energy to save Missy from the execution machine. And so he may believe [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Eaters of Light

The story begins at Devil’s Cairn in Scotland, with a girl who wants to listen for music, and a boy who says it is ghosts who may drag her to hell. On a stone cairn nearby, we see the TARDIS carved. The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole go back to the 2nd century looking for the [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Empress of Mars

The episode begins with a countdown at NASA, at which the Doctor shows up. The Valkyrie probe is just sending back images from underneath the Martian polar ice cap – and they see the words “God Save the Queen.” So the Doctor, Bill, and Nardole take the TARDIS back to Mars in the year 1881. [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Lie of the Land

The episode begins with a commercial featuring the Doctor speaking of the monks’ benevolent role throughout history, asking for nothing in return except our obedience. We find out what the latter means when a family of three hears a knock on the door and the mother is arrested for having propaganda that defies the official [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World

The episode begins with the Secretary General of the UN coming to Bill Potts looking for the president, to which Bill responds that she doesn’t know the president and wouldn’t have voted for him, because he’s orange. On the one hand, I wonder whether future generations will get the reference, while on the other, I [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Extremis

The story begins with the Doctor at an execution for Missy, a long time ago, at which he is supposed to pull the lever, but apparently finds a way to save her. And so we find that she is the one in the vault. It is a planet and order of people dedicated to ending [Read More…]