Doctor Who, S8 Ep10 — Flatline

Doctor Who, S8 Ep10 — Flatline

The Doctor Who body count continues to rise with the 9th episode of the season, “Flatline.” People are mysteriously disappearing in Bristol, so naturally the TARDIS takes it upon herself to reroute the Doctor and Clara, to Clara’s disappointment.

Right off things are different. The TARDIS is suddenly about 1/4 of its regular size on the outside. It’s still the same size on the inside, but the…

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Doctor Who, S8 Ep8 — Mummy on the Orient Express

Doctor Who, S8 Ep8 — Mummy on the Orient Express

“Mummy on the Orient Express,” Doctors Whos 8th (already?!) episode of the 8th Season, is one of those “in Space” episodes — you know, there was The Titanic in Space, Big Brother in Space, and on and on. They’re usually not top-flight episodes you remember when you think of Doctor Who, like Blink or Midnight or Closing Time. “Mummy” is, as you might expect, a murder mystery episode, but the…

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Doctor Who, S8 Ep7 — Kill the Moon

Doctor Who, S8 Ep7 — Kill the Moon

Say what you will about the 8th series of Doctor Who, it’s unusually self-aware. Maybe it’s because of the backlash the Moffat era has received, but the 12th Doctor is done being cute, done massaging people’s feelings, and maybe done being the savior hero — at least for a while. (Which is nothing new in terms of Doctor Who; it’s always been clear that 12 is a Classic-style Doctor, with hat tips…

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Doctor Who, S8 Ep6 — The Caretaker

Doctor Who, S8 Ep6 — The Caretaker

There comes a time in every Doctor Whocompanion’s journey when real life collides with life with The Doctor. If there is a significant other on the outside of the TARDIS, he (and in New Who, it’s always a he) is inevitably looked down on by The Doctor as not nearly good enough. Poor Rory suffered an unreasonable amount to prove his love for Amy; Mickey was replaced — ultimately replaced by a…

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Doctor Who, S8 Ep5 — Time Heist

Doctor Who, S8 Ep5 — Time Heist

There was something familiar about last week’s Doctor Whoepisode, “Listen,” but I didn’t mention it because it wasn’t that much of a big deal. Now, with 8.5, “Time Heist,” I’m getting a similar familiar feeling — and the familiarity goes back to the exact same Series 7 episode, “Hide.” With “Hide,” there was a mysterious character from the distant future who turned out to be the descendant of…

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Doctor Who, S8 Ep 4 - Listen

Doctor Who, S8 Ep 4 – Listen

“Listen” is the fourth episode of Doctor Who Series 8, and, with a singular Steven Moffat writing credit, I can’t say I wasn’t nervous going into it. The last two episodes were written by Phil Ford with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, respectively, and each was a breath of fresh air after a relatively overdone series opener and an exhausting Series 7.

I’ve been mulling this episode over for nearly…

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Doctor Who, S8 Ep 3 — Robots of Sherwood

Doctor Who, S8 Ep 3 — Robots of Sherwood

When the teasers for Doctor Who’s third episode of Series 8 were released, most fans, I imagine, blinked and said, “but how can The Doctor meet Robin Hood?” It’s a question even the Doctor himself asked throughout “Robots of Sherwood,” as he finds himself face-to-face with Robin and his Merry Men.

After all, Robin Hood is a fictional character, or so we think. Clara, given the choice of any time,…

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Doctor Who S8 Ep 2 - Into the Dalek

Doctor Who S8 Ep 2 – Into the Dalek

Now that the big, high-pressure 12th Doctor intro episode of Doctor Who is out of the way, it’s time to see what the new Doctor is really about. If “Into the Dalek” is a good representation (and, of course, that remains to be seen), the era of 12 is all about going back to basics.

Journey Blue

Journey Blue

It seems funny to say that “Dalek” is a “back to basics” episode – it opens with flashy outer space…

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Radio 1’s ‘Britpop at the BBC’ Disc includes previously unreleased performances by Blur, Ash, Pulp and more

Radio 1′s ‘Britpop at the BBC’ Disc includes previously unreleased performances by Blur, Ash, Pulp and more

BritpopCelebrating 20 years of Britpop, on 14th July BBC’s Radio 1 will release a new disc entitled “Britpop at the BBC” with one disc dedicated to performances from their Evening Session program. The disc will include previously unreleased performances from such notable Britpop icons such as Blur, Suede, Pulp, Ash, and the Manic Street Preachers.

Accompanying The Evening Sessionwill be a disc of 44…

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Doctor Who Returns August 23, Kicks off World Tour

Doctor Who Returns August 23, Kicks off World Tour

Series 8 of Doctor Who, starring Peter Capaldi as the much-anticipated 12th Doctor, returns to the small screen on August 23 on BBC One and BBC America.

In a 20-second teaser trailer for the episode, titled “Deep Breath,” The Doctor asks Clara “Am I a good man?”

Before the premiere, Capaldi and Jenna Coleman (Clara) will will appear…

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