Tag Archives: Matt Smith

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 … Continue reading Doctor Who Re-Review: S07E07 — The Bells of Saint John

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 … Continue reading Doctor Who Re-Review: S07E06 — The Snowmen

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 … Continue reading Doctor Who Re-Review: Season 7 Episode 1 — Asylum of The Daleks

Doctor Who Review — The Day of the Doctor

Writing an anniver­sary special is some­thing of a poison chalice at the best of times. Writing a 50th Anniver­sary special for a show that has to appeal to all ages in prime time and has a rabid fan base who have memo­rised every detail of the shows incon­sis­tent conti­nuity and will pick it to death is and all of … Continue reading Doctor Who Review — The Day of the Doctor

Graphic Novel Review: Judge Dredd: Year One

In some ways the name of this story Year One is misleading. The story is set during Dredd’s first year as a Judge, but there’s really nothing about it that actu­ally has to be. Yes some of the char­acter refer­ence Dredd’s rookie status. But he doesn’t act like a rookie. He’s Judge Dredd! Writer Matt Smith is the … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Judge Dredd: Year One

Eleventh Doctor Potato Head

Because let’s be honest, a big plastic simu­lacrum of a potato done up to look like  Matt Smith’s Doctor is what has been missing from your life. Potato Heads are cool now. http://​amzn​.to/​1​c​y​I​snh Eoghann Irving Overly opin­ion­ated owner and author of eoghann​.com. You can get updated on his posts directly on the blog here or through the usual social … Continue reading Eleventh Doctor Potato Head

Why Peter Capaldi Was The Perfect Choice For Doctor Who

Let’s start with the surface stuff. Age At 55 Capaldi is one of the oldest actors to play the part (up there with Hart­nell)  which gives us a great contrast from Matt Smith who was the youngest. And change has always been a good thing for Doctor Who. An older Doctor almost certainly changes the rela­tion­ships inside … Continue reading Why Peter Capaldi Was The Perfect Choice For Doctor Who

Graphic Novel Review: Doctor Who — Winter’s Dawn, Season’s End

Since I was working from a partial review copy, I didn’t have the full volume to read, just the first 4 issues (2 stories). Specif­i­cally The Hypo­thet­ical Gentleman by Andy Diggle and Mark Buck­ingham and The Doctor and the Nurse by Brandon Seifer and Philip Bond. This should be fairly repre­sen­ta­tive of the mate­rial avail­able in the full volume … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Doctor Who — Winter’s Dawn, Season’s End

The 11th Doctor Plays The Cheshire Cat

In this delight­fully styled illus­tra­tion. Clearly Amy Pond is Alice and if there was ever an incar­na­tion of the Doctor that suited the role of Cheshire Cat it’s Matt Smith’s. Great work by James Hance and appar­ently you can buy a print if you like it. http://​jame​shance​.tumblr​.com/​p​o​s​t​/​5​2​5​4​6​2​8​3​2​8​8​/​l​a​t​e​s​t​-​p​r​i​n​t​-​l​i​k​e​-​a​-​n​a​m​e​-​i​n​-​a​-​f​a​i​r​y​-​t​ale Eoghann Irving Overly opin­ion­ated owner and author of eoghann​.com. You … Continue reading The 11th Doctor Plays The Cheshire Cat

The 9th  and 11th Doctor Crossover You Wanted Comes In Puppet Form!

So a lot of Doctor Who fans were sad to hear that Christo­pher Eccle­ston wasn’t going to reprise his role as the 9th Doctor and meet with Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor.Fortunately Doctor Puppet comes to the rescue with the Doctor Who crossover you’ve all been clam­oring for. http://​youtu​.be/​i​u​A​A​E​X​e​u​NkU Eoghann Irving Overly opin­ion­ated owner and author … Continue reading The 9th  and 11th Doctor Crossover You Wanted Comes In Puppet Form!

TV Review: Doctor Who S07E13 — The Name Of The Doctor

So the episode that has been hype for months. Could it possibly live to that? Could it even live up to its name? Yes. I think it could and did. It’s not perfect, but I came away over­whelm­ingly satis­fied on multiple levels. And that’s all I ever ask from a TV show. In a sense the ques­tion in the title was answered, if … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who S07E13 — The Name Of The Doctor

TV Review: Doctor Who S07E12 — Nightmare In Silver

So here’s an episode that had built up expec­ta­tions to an almost impos­sible level. It was Neil Gaiman’s second Doctor Who episode with the first (The Doctor’s Wife) being consid­ered one of the best the show has produced since it was revived. And if that wasn’t enough pres­sure the stated goal of this episode was to … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who S07E12 — Night­mare In Silver