DOCTOR WHO Series 9 Episode 12 [Review]

[WARNING: The Following Review Contains SPOILERS!] There was a prophecy among the Time Lords of Gallifrey. Indeed, it was more warning than prophecy. It said that one day there would be a hybrid of two great warrior races and that this hybrid would go on to conquer Gallifrey and stand in its ruins at the end […]

DOCTOR WHO Series 9 Episode 10 [Review]

[WARNING: The Following Review Contains SPOILERS!] The Doctor is not in the habit of giving out his private phone number. So it comes as something of a shock when the phone rings as he and Clara Oswald are freshly returned from their latest adventure. It’s even more of a shock when the call turns out to […]

DOCTOR WHO Series 9 Episode 9 [Review]

[WARNING: The Following Review Contains SPOILERS!] Sleep No More is the first stand-alone episode of Doctor Who’s 9th Series. It is also one of the most paradoxical episodes in the show’s history. Writer Mark Gatiss tries to do too much with this script and yet does not do enough. There is no easy way to summarize Sleep […]

DOCTOR WHO Series 9 Episode 8 [Review]

[WARNING: The Following Review Contains SPOILERS!] The Zygon Invasion has begun! A militant group of the shape-shifting alien race have taken over UNIT and replaced certain key figures. Among these are Clara Oswald – The Doctor’s most recent companion – whose form has been taken on by the Zygon rebel leader, “Bonnie”. The rebels’ goal is […]

DOCTOR WHO Series 9 Episode 7 [Review]

[WARNING: The Following Review Contains SPOILERS!] Over its fifty-plus years on the telly, Doctor Who has never truly been a political show. At the very least, it would be fair to say that it rarely attempted direct commentary on current events. Like most science fiction, the show examined serious issues through allegory and metaphor. And while […]

DOCTOR WHO Series 9 Episode 6 [Review]

[WARNING: The Following Review Contains SPOILERS!] It was a typical day’s work for The Doctor, even though it was – at the moment – night. He was using his new curio detector (a device named such, because it detected curios) to locate alien technology that was on Earth in times and places where it shouldn’t be. […]

DOCTOR WHO Series 9 Episode 5 [Review]

[WARNING: The Following Review Contains SPOILERS!] It was a fairly typical day for The Doctor. Four spaceships trying to kill him. His companion Clara trapped in the cold void of outer space with no oxygen and a nasty bit of brain-sucking vermin crawling around in her space-suit. But it was nothing The Doctor couldn’t handle. A band […]

DOCTOR WHO Series 9 Episode 4 [Review]

The Drum: Underwater Mining Facility. Caithness Scotland. 2119. Under siege by a trio of ghosts (well, they’re incorporeal beings who disappear whenever the lights come on – what else can you call them?!) the crew of The Drum were quite glad to have the assistance of The Doctor and his assistant, school-teacher Clara Oswald. But […]