Ah, Gridlock. The one with the sneaky Bad Wolf reference that threw folks into a tizzy. The one that not many folks liked, but contains so many bits that get referenced often…
I really enjoy this episode of Doctor Who, and I would gladly watch it several times in a row. Perhaps this has something to do with my Shakespeare obsession. Who can say? This episode even has a fellow playing a lute in it. I’ve always wanted to play the lute. Maybe I should have kept up with those guitar lessons all of those years ago. Sigh. All right, enough with my fixation on things Renaissance. (Did I mention that I was once a Medieval Studies major?) This episode is fun and full of pop culture references. What do you think of it?
No, it is not that dreaded “The Doctor as a young boy going to the Academy” series idea, but a series of mini episodes to be shown on the official website. These mini episodes will be prequels to the new series 6. You can read the official news story about the prequel here.
As luck would have it, both the prequel video and the new teaser trailer are viewable from the US. I guess perhaps this is because the new series starts on the same day in both markets? For whatever the reason for our good fortune, here are the new videos for your enjoyment.
All hail punkocarp for making this Buffy-style opening credit sequence for season 5 of Doctor Who. It certainly works for me. What do you folks think?
They even have a nod to the Buffy intro at the end, did you notice?
At last, here is my review of Smith and Jones. Would you believe it took me four tries to finish this for some reason? In any case, this episode contains the introduction of Martha Jones to Doctor Who. Knowing what we do now about Martha’s future, it’s interesting to look back at the beginning.
This is (finally) my review of the second Doctor Who Christmas Special. Like The Christmas Invasion, it is a bit longer than a normal episode, and it is also a bit of a departure from the normal course of things. There’s a lot to talk about, so if you would like to know what I think (and see why it generally takes me 2 hours to do one of these) click on through to the other side.
Friday was this year’s Comic Relief event in the UK. This year’s Doctor Who shorts are below. Both are by Steven Moffat. Enjoy! (…and be sure to watch them in order!)
So…what did you think?
We’re counting down the the start of this season of Doctor Who with lots of random Who goodness. It’s Day 37, and today we’re offering a review that is a look back at the last episode of season two. Interesting to note that as shown in the USA, there were a few tiny pieces missing. Seconds and interesting lines were shaved off of scenes. Luckily, the DVD set, with the British version intact, is readily available. I love this episode, and wow did it hurt me the first time through. (Okay, it actually hurts me every time.) All hail Russell T. Davies for the script and Murray Gold for the incredible music.