Jul 22, 2008
Doctor Who is always pushing the boundaries creatively of what science-fiction television can be, and occasionally this can cause problems. It's fine to push boundaries, don't get me wrong. However, sometimes the writer's on Doctor Who get a little carried away--or think that by going in a particular direction, they've done something that is clever and edgy when the viewer is simply going, "Huh?"--or, worse--"What the heck was that?"
This latest episode, for me, seemed to be a proverbial head-scratcher. While rooted in the tradition of the show, ... Read More
Jul 13, 2008
Midnight began as a welcomed departure from the previous two episodes, which were both super-packed with drama and intensity. However, Donna was right to be concerned about The Doctor's latest adventure; heading off on a space-truck across the vast poisoned landscape of the planet Midnight to see some waterfalls made of sapphires turned out to be much more dangerous than anyone could have imagined, including The Doctor.
The plot line of Midnight, though, besides turning much darker than expected, had one intriguing flaw; ... Read More
Jul 13, 2008
The Doctor and what's left of the exploration team escape into a well-lit room, away from the Vashta Nerada that now inhabits pilot Dave's space suit--hmm...a skeleton in a space suit, yep, definitely creepy. But, even more creepy and messed up was Dave's voice repeating over and over again--his consciousness trapped inside his suit's communicator. It was a relief when the Vashta Nerada finally let him go and his voice faded out.
Now, the biggest question The Doctor had on his mind about now was: ... Read More
Jul 13, 2008
The Doctor's "psychic paper" receives an urgent request for help, which leads The Doctor and Donna to the 51st century where they arrive at a planet-sized book repository known simply as "The Library". It's a massive, impressive place to be sure, but one ominous thing The Doctor notices straightaway is that they--he and Donna--are alone. The Library seems completely devoid of human life. And after checking the computer, it confirms that there is no "human" life. Naturally, The Doctor checks for non-humanoid ... Read More
Jun 15, 2008
Stepping out of the TARDIS, the Doctor and Donna arrive in 1920s England. And it isn't long before we find out that they've dropped right smack dab into the middle of a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery--including the "Queen of Crime" herself. A Lady Edison has invited the famous writer--known at that time for her Hercule Poirot detective series--to a dinner party at her country estate. Of course, our two party crashers, the Doctor and Donna fit right in without any questions ... Read More
Jun 8, 2008
Once again, The Doctor and his companions (Donna and Martha) are thrust into the middle of a war zone. This time between a group of Human settlers and their ex-comrades, the fish-like Hath. To get out alive and to stop a glory-seeking military general from fulfilling his promise of genocide against the Hath, The Doctor must utilize the skills and knowledge of himself, his friends and his... daughter?
That's right, The Doctor now has a daughter--Jenny. Created from a piece of his DNA, ... Read More