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New Doctor Who episode The Day of the Moon

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The new Doctor Who episode, The Day of the Moon, is Doctor Who thinking and writ LARGE. Part of the scale comes from the great use of locations.  The wide open spaces of Utah.  Iconic locations like: Apollo 11.  The Oval office.  Area 51.  The dark and spooky orphanage is a beautiful contrast with the […]

New Dr Who episode The Impossible Astronaut

Monday, April 25th, 2011

The first, new episode of the 2011 run of Dr Who The Impossible Astronaut is a joy. If you’re going to do a Doctor Who in America why not go for it. Using the vast scale of the wide open spaces and light gives grandeur to the scene that chalk pits never could. Later the […]

Doctor Who: The Big Bang

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Tonight’s Doctor Who, The Big Bang, was farce.  Not quite pure farce.  More like 90% farce.  Not bad farce.  Proper farce.  Farce in a good way.  In a The Importance of Being Earnest or Noises Off kind of way. It could take its spiritual importance from the second half of The Importance of Being Earnest’s […]

The Pandorica Opening

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

So here are my random thoughts on tonigh’s Doctor Who episode The Pandorica Opening but first a little sillyness… This week’s episode could have been titled: How do you solve a problem like the Doctor?  Now I know my theory about Graham Norton as the series bad guy and the crack being the gap under […]

Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

So we got jammy dodgers, Where Eagle Dare, Asimov, Troughton and Daleks references for fun. Nice Dalek model on the plotting table to set them up and I thought the olive drab Daleks looked really good with the little Union Jack.  The new look Daleks don’t look quite so good.  I wonder if the main […]

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

So one episode and he fixed it.  Fixed the big problem I had with the RTD Doctor Who.  RTD can do fun.  RTD can do pulp.  RTD can do adventure.  RTD’s plots sometimes relied on an unforshadowed solution at the end. Steven Moffat shows you don’t have to throw logic out the window to do […]

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