Posted in February 2013

The Next Doctor

The Next Doctor

Welcome to the Doctor Who specials! This was a series of episodes between season 4 and season 5, during a long hiatus where Russell Davies stepped down as show runner and Steven Moffat took over. It could be considered a series of its own, but a very short series of only 5 episodes (as compared … Continue reading

Journey’s End

Journey’s End

In the last episode, we left everyone in the TARDIS with the Doctor regenerating.  That’s right, regenerating!  Except this time, it stops about halfway through and all the regenerating power goes to the hand.  In the world of the Doctor, there’s always an exception to every rule… Anyway, we don’t lose Ten quite yet, so … Continue reading

Historical Accuracy in Doctor Who

Today I was reading this article about (misused) historical vocabulary and it really hit a chord with me, especially in terms of how Doctor Who gets around it.  They very nicely explain why the TARDIS is forever a policebox even though they no longer populate the UK (damn chameleon circuit!) and how everyone seems to … Continue reading

The Stolen Earth

The Stolen Earth

This episode is really the beginning of the end for the Doctor and Donna, as well as the Doctor Donna. But I’ll get into that later… First, following Rose’s warning about Bad Wolf in Turn Left, they return to Earth because “the darkness is coming.” Donna reminds the Doctor that her gramps said the stars … Continue reading

Turn Left

Turn Left

Ok, we’ve made it, to Turn Left! This is basically a what-if episode, detailing the one decision Donna made that ended in her meeting and ultimately joining the Doctor on his adventures. Of course, this was the decision to turn right instead of left one day when she was deciding between her job as a … Continue reading

Midnight

Midnight

I’m considering this a Donna Noble episode, but that’s really only in name, since the great majority of the episode, and the entire adventure part of the episode, are the Doctor alone. See, they go to a planet called Midnight and while the Doctor wants to go see the Sapphire Falls, Donna stays for some … Continue reading

Forest of the Dead

Forest of the Dead

When we left the action, the Doctor tried to save Donna by putting her on the TARDIS, but she ends up in the same fake world the little girl is in. See, the little girl/floating copper orb CAL can interact with both worlds: her own and the library, but as soon as Donna ends up … Continue reading

Silence in the Library

Silence in the Library

Today is an exciting day, because it’s the day we meet the famous River Song! River, as we find out, already knows the Doctor, and as we get to know her more, we find out that her timeline and the Doctor’s is basically backwards. And, other than Donna, she’s really the only one who constantly … Continue reading

The Unicorn and the Wasp

The Unicorn and the Wasp

We left Martha at the end of the last episode, so it’s just the Doctor and Donna now.  And guess who we get to meet in this episode?  Agatha Christie!  I’m a total classic mysteries nerd (and if Sherlock ever shows up, I’ll love it), so I have to say I was super excited that … Continue reading

The International Doctor

So…  This isn’t an episode of Doctor Who (although, wouldn’t that be a great title for it?), but I found this on the internet and thought it was pretty cool. You should all know by now about the TARDIS’s awesome translation abilities.  But for us humans living in a time and place where the TARDIS … Continue reading