Blogging the Seventh Doctor

Here’s a round-up of all my posts about the episodes from Sylvester McCoy’s tenure as the Seventh Doctor: Time and the Rani Paradise Towers Delta and the Bannermen Dragonfire Remembrance of the Daleks The Happiness Patrol Silver Nemesis The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Battlefield The Curse of Fenric Ghost Light Survival [Read more…]

Doctor Who vs. Gangnam Style

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The Doctor’s Faith

I said in my previous post that it was not clear who or what the Doctor’s faith was in when he muttered or recited something in “The Curse of Fenric” that overcame the vampires. A commenter pointed out that I was wrong, and encouraged me to go back and listen carefully. It is very moving [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric

I was sure that I had already blogged about this episode, The Curse of Fenric. But if I did, the post seems to have been lost. Does anyone remember reading a post by me about this episode? Or did I gather my thoughts but never share them? The episode “The Curse of Fenric” is considered [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Survival

There is something striking about the fact that the last episode of Doctor Who before its long period of non-production was called “Survival“. The DVD release of the episode includes a second disc with extras, one of which is a documentary “Endgame” about the show’s cancellation, about which I’ll say more after discussing the episode [Read More…]

Who Is Your Savior?

Phil Plait shared several links related to Doctor Who and religion – from this video on the PBS Idea Channel, asking “Is Doctor Who a Religion?”… …to this comic at Home on the Strange about a Whovian responding to a door-to-door evangelist: [Read more…]

Happy 90th Birthday, Dudley Simpson!

Dudley Simpson, who composed music for decades of Doctor Who episodes, turns 90 years old today. Here is a sample – there is more of his music on YouTube.   [Read more…]

Doctor Who: Shada

I recently finished reading Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams which was turned into a novel by Gareth Roberts. The novel has all the comedy you would expect from a Doctor Who episode written by Adams and starring Tom Baker – as well as a fitting hommage to Adams. For those who [Read More…]

Somewhere Even the Doctor Won’t Go (Angels Take Manhattan SPOILERS)

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Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan

Steven Moffatt promised a moving and fitting farewell to Rory and Amy. I think he pulled it off in the end, although in many ways, the episode faces the problem that “The Caves of Androzani” faces: we knew when watching it that the Doctor would regenerate, and there were so many perilous moments that at [Read More…]