Doctor Who Review: S09E02 - The Witch's Familiar

Episode 2 is even better than episode 1 (which I enjoyed a lot). I'm pretty sure a lot of the people who haven't liked the direction Who has gone in for the last few seasons still won't like it though. The show isn't offering methodical, fill in all the gaps type of stories. It takes jumps and expects you to accept it (like the cuppa). Nor is it offering up sciencey science fiction. In all honesty it rarely did, but it has fully embraced bombastic movie blockbuster fantasy in stylings in recent years.

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Doctor Who Review: S09E01 - The Magician's Apprentice

Don't spend too long thinking about the title, its significance is likely not that great and besides you'll need to concentrate to catch everything that's going on in this episode. Despite being the return of two-parters (something I am terribly happy about)  there is no noticeable slowing of Doctor Who's break-neck pace here. If anything Moffat goes overboard in scattering ideas that could probably have sustained an entire episode in their own right only to sweep them aside and move… Continue reading...

Doctor Who Review: S08E02 Into The Dalek

I was really looking forward to this episode. We’re now free of the encumbrance of regeneration and able to see the 12th Doctor in his own environment. Plus a return of the Daleks. Granted Dalek stories have always been hit and miss affairs, but when they work they can be really good.
The episode opened strong with CGI that seemed noticeably better than the giant dinosaur from last week and I loved Peter Capaldi’s delivery of the Doctor’s lines as he insisted on a “please” from…
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Doctor Who Silicone Ice/Chocolate Mold Gives You Your Own Dalek Army To Eat!

This Doctor Who themed Silicon Ice Tray and Chocolate mold lets you create your own army of Daleks or populate your table with a thousand (if you're very, very, very, very, very patient) TARDISes. Plus if you use it as an ice mold the TARDIS has a realistic dematerialzation effect! Okay, I may have made that bit up and since this only makes 6 ice cubes I guess its usefulness is somewhat limited. But you know you want and army of ice daleks. Plus... chocolate! Source: Amazon.com - Doctor… Continue reading...

Doctor Who Review: The Power Of The Daleks

Unfortunately despite being the first story for the Second Doctor and thus a rather pivotal moment in Doctor Who history, The Power of the Daleks is a story which is almost entirely missing from the BBC archives. Which does make it rather difficult to watch, never mind review. Some years ago (okay it was probably more like a couple of decades) I listened to the audio version which was a combination of the tv episode sound track and narrated by Tom Baker and it seemed to be to be a really… Continue reading...