Tag Archives: Doctor Who

“Nothings sad ‘til it’s over. Then everything is.” – Hell Bent (Doctor Who)

“Hey Cian, what’d you think of the Doctor Who finale?” Em, well mostly I was just surprised that Clara’s not dead after all. Or she’s alive again. Either way, false alarm everybody! Woof, this is a dense hour of television. … Continue reading

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“I will never, ever stop.” – Heaven Sent (Doctor Who)

Two things were highlighted in the run-up/buzz/promotion for Series 9 of Doctor Who: the first was that Game of Thrones’ Maise Williams would be guest-starring in a run of episodes, and the second was that there would be an episode … Continue reading

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“There’s no nice way to say you’re about to die.” – Face the Raven (Doctor Who)

(Full spoilers) (….) Oh wow, they killed off Clara two episodes before the season finale. Wasn’t expecting that… A mysterious death sentence connected to a shadowy raven draws the Doctor and Clara to a kind of alien Diagon Alley hidden … Continue reading

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“None of this makes any sense.” – Sleep No More (Doctor Who)

Someone on the Doctor Who writing staff has obviously been paying attention to all those recent internet thinkpieces about the value of sleep, how modern life is degrading our sleep, and the stories of people trying to “hack their sleep … Continue reading

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“Who says I am alone?” – The Woman Who Lived (Doctor Who)

After a stretch of episodes brooding over death and mortality, Doctor Who takes a break this week to remind us that living forever is also pretty hard… Wandering around the 18-somethings England, the Doctor bumps into Maise William’s Ashildr, who … Continue reading

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“A good death is the best anyone can hope for.” – The Girl Who Died (Doctor Who)

There’s a character in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comics named Hob Gadling. He meets the titular Sandman (who’s something like a God of Dreams) in a pub in Shakespearean England, and they strike up a conversation about life and death and … Continue reading

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“You’ve been here before.” – Under the Lake/ Before the Flood (Doctor Who)

So there’s a long established, frequently recurring type of Doctor Who story that sometimes gets called a “base under siege” episode. They’re the bread-and-butter entries that usually show up once or twice a season: the Doctor and his companion wander … Continue reading

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