Doctor Who Re-Review: S07E07 - The Bells of Saint John

 When reviewing The Bells of Saint John for the first time my takeaway was that this was a solid but unexceptional episode that used a lot of familiar elements. After a re-watch I think that's still broadly true. It's certainly not the strongest episode of the season and the Spoonheads with their revolving head gimmick are clearly very similar to The Winders in The Beast Below, only not quite as effective. There's not a lot of depth to the story either. It's very much a… Continue reading...

Doctor Who Re-Review: S07E06 - The Snowmen

Season 7's Christmas special was the official introduction of the new companion Clara as played by Jenna Coleman. Of course she had appeared previously in the show but this is where her story really begins. And her interaction here with Matt Smith's 11th Doctor, just like the previous verbal sparring in Asylum of the Daleks is the high point of the episode. The core of this particular story is the Doctor finding himself again. He's essentially moping after what happened with the… Continue reading...

Doctor Who Re-Review: The Power Of Three

When I posted my original review of The Power Of Three I called it "almost a great Doctor Who story." Has my opinion changed with a fresh watch? It certainly starts strong with a very distinctive hook. The mysterious cubes raise lots of questions and there's no immediate answers. And then we get some solid character building scenes between Amy and Rory. There's been a running theme this season about the Pond's slow departure from the Doctor's life. The introduction of Kate Stewart… Continue reading...

Doctor Who Re-Review: Season 7 Episode 1 - Asylum of The Daleks

When Season 7 of Doctor Who aired, I posted (generally short) reviews of the episodes which made up my initial impressions. Now that the season is available in its entirety on Hulu+ I thought it might be interesting to do a re-watch and see how my opinions have changed or not. I'm also interested to see how well the season progresses thematically and otherwise given the criticism it's received. My original review of Asylum of the Daleks can be found here and I was a bit negative… Continue reading...

Doctor Who Cosplay : Silurian Warrior

The Silurians first appeared in Doctor Who back in 1972 in a face off with the Third Doctor. They came back a couple of times in Classic Who before their appearance against the 11th Doctor, for which they got a pretty major redesign. And it's that redesign that this cosplay is based on. It's a pretty impressive recreation too. the face makeup alone is very complex. You can see more photos at the… Continue reading...