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Review: Doctor Who, Series Eleven, Episode Six, ‘The Demons of Punjab’

Another beautifully written historical episode. I think the fact that showrunner Chris Chibnall has ensured that people of colour are hired to write historically sensitive episodes like this, and ‘Rosa’, is making a palpable difference. Writer Vinay Patel‘s grandparents were … Continue reading

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Micro Review: Doctor Who, Season Eleven, Episode 5 ‘The Tsuranga Conundrum’

I have a blinding headache, so this is just a quick note to say I thought this episode was a lot of fun. Loved the Space General with her robot consort. Loved the multiple explorations of family dynamics. Loved the … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: season eleven, episode 4, ‘Arachnids in the UK’

This was a solid episode. It didn’t blow me away the way that the previous three episodes did, but it didn’t have to. Not every episode has to deal with issues as prescient and historically significant as ‘Rosa’, and we … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: series eleven, episode two, ‘Rosa’

This week Doctor Who tackled a pivotal moment in American history with heartbreaking resonance for current events. With white supremacy on the rise again, choosing to have the first historical episode in this season focus on Rosa Parks is bold … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: series eleven, episode two, ‘The Ghost Monument’

I am so freakin’ EXCITE about the new Doctor Who. The writers seem to be going out of their way to establish both their sci-fi and Whovian credentials, and I don’t mind one bit. This week was a fast-packed action … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: series eleven, episode one, ‘The Woman who Fell to Earth’

Yup. That’ll do. The first episode of series eleven of new Doctor Who  (New Who) just aired. Theoretically controversial, but actually massively supported, the most striking feature of this episode is that it marks the debut of the first female … Continue reading

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The Third Annual Serene Wombles

Sorry this is so late. I had, like, three significant life crises happen all at once, and I only had this half finished by 3rd October, which was my blog’s birthday. I really wanted to get this out on the … Continue reading

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Review: Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Well, that was the best episode of Doctor Who we have seen in a very long time. It was near perfect in execution, nodded to a past that charts back before 2005, and had some deep, troubling and interestingly explored … Continue reading

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Review: Doctor Who, ‘The Bells of Saint John’

I rather enjoyed this episode. Have I surprised you? I’ve seen a lot of disappointment on Twitter, contrasted with a bunch of other people shouting about how it was PERFECT and haters are gonna hate. Given my feelings about recent … Continue reading

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Review: Doctor Who, ‘A Town Called Mercy’

OK, when Doctor Who wins its obligatory Hugo next year, I vote we give it to this episode. I thought that was stonking. That said, I can see my Twitter feed is already a flutter with voices of dissent. I … Continue reading

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