Doctor Who – The Legend Of Ruby Sunday

Doctor Who – The Legend Of Ruby Sunday

Quite a few things are afoot in The Legend Of Ruby Sunday The Legend Of Ruby Sunday brings us a masterclass in Russell T “I want to give new fans a fresh jumping on point but can’t resist making big swing deep cut callbacks to the series’ lore” Davies’ contrarian, madcap writing which has both ..

Doctor Who – Empire Of Death

Doctor Who – Empire Of Death

And Su could have it all, my empire of dust Previously on Doctor Who… The Doctor and Mel were trapped with a zombified Susan Twist! Kate and the rest of UNIT were trapped with a TARDIS-clutching Sutekh and Ruby was trapped in The Volume…er, I mean the Time Window. The Legend Of Ruby Sunday sure ..

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Doctor Review

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Doctor Review

The Power Of The Doctor sees the Chibnall Era end as it lived: messily. ***SPOILERS*** There’s a fascinating dichotomy at the heart of Chris Chibnall’s time at the helm of DOCTOR WHO, an irreconcilable, Jekyll and Hyde-style division between who he is and what he can do. On the one hand, he’s still that pedantic ..

Doctor Who – 73 Yards

Doctor Who – 73 Yards

It follows that I have a theory about Doctor Who’s supernatural sidestep 73 Yards Folk horror and DOCTOR WHO is a match made in TV heaven and, of course, it’s something the series has dabbled with across the years, most recently in THE WITCHFINDERS and more classically in the likes of THE CURSE OF FENRIC, ..

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 6: The Vanquishers (S13E06) Review

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 6: The Vanquishers (S13E06) Review

*SPOILERS* And so, with THE VANQUISHERS, THE FLUX ends as it was always likely to – with a whimper, not with a bang. Chibnall’s proclivity for starting things he can’t finish returns in full force as he doesn’t so much stick the landing as throws everything at a wall and sees what sticks. There’s spectacle, ..

Doctor Who gave us more of a trick than a treat with The Zygon Invasion (S9E07)

Doctor Who gave us more of a trick than a treat with The Zygon Invasion (S9E07)

*SPOILERS* For me, this is the first time this series that a first episode of a two-parter hasn’t set the bar particularly high for the conclusion to come. In fact, I really hope this turns the whole convention on its head and next week’s “The Zygon Inversion” retrospectively manages to salvage something from this dull, ..

The Beekeeper (2024) Review

The Beekeeper (2024) Review

The Beekeeper – is it buzzworthy? The patient, methodical science of apiculture isn’t something you’d normally association with high-concept, high-stakes, high-octane action but you’d better believe THE BEEKEEPER is going to push the metaphor to breaking point and beyond as it looks to bend it into serving this kinetic revenge thriller by sheer brute force, ..

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 5: Survivors Of The Flux (S13E05) Review

Doctor Who – Flux Chapter 5: Survivors Of The Flux (S13E05) Review

*SPOILERS* Like an unwelcome Gandalf The White, many of Chibnall’s follies return to us now, at the turning of the tide in SURVIVORS OF THE FLUX, an episode title which feels more like a writer’s note placeholder than something which can stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of THE HALLOWEEN APOCALYPSE, WAR OF THE ..

The Zygon Inversion was an expectation subversion. Doctor Who (S9E08) Review

The Zygon Inversion was an expectation subversion. Doctor Who (S9E08) Review

*SPOILERS* Oh me of little faith. After lambasting the overstuffed and eventless “The Zygon Invasion” last week, my expectations for this week were rock bottom. Even with such an easy hurdle to clear, “The Zygon Inversion” soared way, way above my expectations and fully restored my faith in series 9. Opening, as is now par ..

Doctor Who – The Giggle

Doctor Who – The Giggle

Once again, David Tennant and Catherine Tate come together to bring us much ado about nothing in The Giggle. Nothing so far in Davies, Tennant and Tate’s return has flattered to deceive as much as THE GIGGLE does. It starts full of promise, trips itself up over its own overabundance of underdeveloped ideas and ends ..

Guess Who’s back? Doctor Who: The Magician’s Apprentice (S9E01) Review

Guess Who’s back? Doctor Who: The Magician’s Apprentice (S9E01) Review

*SPOILERS* So…he’s back – and he’s not hiding from his enemies. If anything, he’s doing the exact opposite and trying to provoke them: cavorting around the universe like his own private playground, having a blast and taking on his fiercest foes with a brash confidence and an almost complete absence of f**ks to give. I ..