Category: Doctor Who

Doctor Who Flux: The Sontaran War

“War of the Sontarans” Feels Like The Best Of Old And New “Who”

“Doctor Who: Flux” manages something we haven’t seen for a while on the show. The pacing is tight, and the cliffhangers are genuine shockers that leave the audience wanting more. That isn’t a complaint about the quality of the last few seasons. It’s just the difference between self-contained, for the most part, episodes and an […]

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Doctor Who The Halloween Apocalypse

“The Halloween Apocalypse” Is A Mostly Strong Launch For “Doctor Who”

“The Halloween Apocalypse” manages, mainly, to deliver what you want from an opening episode of “Doctor Who.” Part one of a six-part serialized season, “The Halloween Apocalypse” lays out what we can expect coming up. However, attention to our main characters seems to be missing still, a criticism often lobbed at the Chibnall years of […]

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“Revolution of the Daleks” Doesn’t Provide Much Of An Uprising

Our time with the Doctor (Jodie Whitaker) was short this holiday season, and we have no idea when she’ll return, only that she will eventually. Oddly, that seemed to be a message “Revolution of the Daleks” was trying to communicate. The BBC’s subtle way of telling us to get used to a year or longer […]

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The Hand Of Fear

Classic Doctor Who – Now With 70% Less Filler

These shortened episodes make a great introduction to the Classic era of “Doctor Who.” I’ve been a fan since the mid-’70s when the show found its way to the US via PBS. The pacing of classic-era serials can be tedious, especially considering that modern stories take 45 minutes or less.

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