Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 1

“The Pilot” Doctor Who begins the final season for current Doctor Peter Capaldi and current showrunner Steven Moffat with the introduction of a new companion and a mysterious creature to be dealt with. New companion episodes are always interesting on a conceptual level. In each case it provides a jumping on point for new fans…

Doctor Who – 2016 Christmas Special

“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” I’m writing this on Christmas Day which means that the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special is there to be talked about. For this episode, Doctor Who jumps on the superhero bandwagon when a young child swallows a gem that grants him his deepest wish. That wish is to have superpowers…

Doctor Who – 2015 Christmas Special

“The Husbands of River Song” Merry Christmas everyone. Christmas Day means many things to people and one of those is the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special. This episode marks the Peter Capaldi incarnation meeting recurring character River Song (Alex Kingston) for the very first time. I mentioned in my review of the special from last…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 11

“Heaven Sent” Doctor Who¬†approaches the finale of season 9 with an episode entirely focused on the Doctor as he navigates a maze of his own fears. I have criticised Steven Moffat in the past for weighing Doctor Who down with unrealistic stakes that are completely detached from the emotional core of the story. He is…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 10

“Face the Raven” Doctor Who takes the story back to modern day London with a hidden street and the culmination of events that have been set up all season. As episodes go it starts out seeming fairly average. The Doctor and Clara are summoned by someone who needs their help and subsequently get to work…

Doctor Who Season 9 Episode 9

“Sleep No More” Doctor Who does found footage as the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a dark, desolate space station with a missing crew and a mysterious menace stalking them. It took a while but Doctor Who finally gives audiences a found footage episode long after the bandwagon has left and the style is…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 8

“The Zygon Inversion” Doctor Who rounds off the two part Zygon story with an episode that has some great moments but overall comes across as uneven. Much of the episode is saved by the excellent performance by Capaldi in his big scene towards the end of the episode but I’ll get back to that later…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 7

“The Zygon Invasion” Doctor Who brings back the Zygons who were reintroduced in 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” and reveals the result of the forced peace talks. It turns out that a treaty was formed allowing 20 million Zygons to take human form and live peacefully within society. According to the Osgoods…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 6

“The Woman Who Lived” There’s a proverb that most of you will be familiar with – “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. It normally means that some of the worst acts are committed through a desire to do good but Doctor Who brings an alternative meaning in this episode. The “good intentions”…

Doctor Who – Season 9 Episode 5

“The Girl Who Died” Doctor Who attempts to have some fun after the emotional intensity of the previous 4 episodes with a story that has the Doctor help a bunch of Vikings fend off aliens. The opening of the episode really sets the tone for a high octane adventure with Clara drifting out in space…