REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode 6: Extremis

REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode 6: Extremis

A good word to describe “Extremis,” the latest episode of Doctor Who, would be cryptic. As the first instalment of multi-episode arc, there is much that is left deliberately vague and mysterious in the episode. Breaking the pattern set by the previous episodes of this series, “Extremis” isn’t a standalone adventure with a refreshingly classic vibe. Written by show runner Steven Moffat, the episode is far more evocative of his most recent efforts on the…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 5: “Oxygen”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 5: “Oxygen”

I’ve been genuinely loving this series of Doctor Who thus far. It’s almost as if Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi, both in their final full series, are taking the approach that this last hurrah is going to be a greatest hits tour, crafting stories that feel as archetypal as possible. “Oxygen” is no different in this ambition from the previous episodes of the series; it’s clearly tapping into the scarier side of Doctor Who, exemplified…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode 4: “Knock Knock”

REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 10, Episode 4: “Knock Knock”

One of the great qualities of Doctor Who has always been its willingness to embrace a variety of other genres beyond simple space opera. Throughout its over 50 year history, the series has never been afraid to expand its reach, easily shifting from science fiction to simple adventure then to fantasy, or from comedy to drama. But, since its beginning, Doctor Who may have been most comfortable exploring the genre of horror. This is a…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 3: “Thin Ice”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 3: “Thin Ice”

“Thin Ice” continues the trend of this 10th season of New Doctor Who embracing the best qualities of what makes the show¬†such effervescent fun when it’s at its best, even as Sarah Dollard‘s script improves upon the first two episodes of the season in how it manages to weave in some weightier themes and character moments along with the fun. I really enjoyed the first two episodes of this season, but “Thin Ice” might be…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 – An Ordinary Diversion

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 – An Ordinary Diversion

The third year of Titan’s series depicting the adventures of the Twelfth Doctor kicked off with a first issue that was a fun mash-up of iconography from the classic TV series with the fast-paced character-based storytelling approach of the modern series. It boasted a promising start for the third volume of this series. And that’s why it’s undeniably a bummer to see Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #2 be basically a fill-in,…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 2: “Smile”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 2: “Smile”

“Smile”, like “The Pilot” before it, represents a return to a classic approach to this season of Doctor Who, and just like the premiere episode, this instalment is refreshingly fun, engaging and tremendously enjoyable. Its structure in many ways is a modern interpretation of the archetypal Doctor Who story; the Doctor and his companion arrive at a ¬†otherworldly locale, wander around for a bit, then get sucked into a conflict due either to the Doctor’s…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 1 – “The Pilot”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 1 – “The Pilot”

Doctor Who returns for its first full season of adventures in over a year. True, we got a solid Christmas Special and the spin-off show “Class,” but in actuality it’s been far too long since the Doctor graced our screens for a run of stories through all of time and space. The first episode of the 10th series, the last series to star Peter Capaldi in the title role, is a fun and engaging story…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1: From Under the Sea…

ADVANCE REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1: From Under the Sea…

We’re only a few days from the premiere of Peter Capaldi‘s final full series of “Doctor Who”, and those fans who are lamenting losing their prickly, complicated Twelfth Doctor (like yours truly) can take comfort in the face that, with Titan’s Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor Year Three #1, there are still opportunities to enjoy this current Time Lord’s regeneration in all his glory. With a spooky and atmospheric opening issue by writer George…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories #1 – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a TARDIS!

REVIEW: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories #1 – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a TARDIS!

For the uninitiated, each Christmas day since 2006 “Doctor Who” has aired a television special. These specials are typically light on continuity, big on spectacle and designed to bring in the casual viewers and entertain the whole family. Last year’s edition, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” was a fun look at the world of superheroes through the lens of “Doctor Who.” Given the subject matter it was pretty much a no-brainer that the special’s superhero,…

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Titan Comics Sets Date for 2017 Doctor Who Day, Announces Four-Doctor Crossover

Titan Comics Sets Date for 2017 Doctor Who Day, Announces Four-Doctor Crossover

Titan Comics, the publisher responsible for releasing the officially licensed Doctor Who comics, has announced the date for the fourth annual Doctor Who Day. Set for September 2nd, 2017, the event will feature the launch of new comics as well as merchandise and a series of variant covers for the various ongoing series. In honor of the event, Titan is launching a crossover among all four ongoing series. The event will bring together the Ninth,…

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