Tag Archives: Ninth Doctor

Doctor Who: Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways (2005) Review

While they’ve both had their lighter and darker moments as showrunners, one key difference between Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat’s writing style is that Russell’s stories can get very cynical, while Steven has a more optimistic approach to Doctor … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Boom Town (2005) Review

Doctor Who has been on a really hot, consistent streak of episodes ever since “Dalek“, so it’s completely understandable if your first reaction is to groan when Margaret Blaine’s appearance makes it clear that Russell T. Davies is already bringing … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances (2005) Review

“The Empty Child” is one of the shining gems of Doctor Who’s first season. “The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances” is the writing debut of Steven Moffat, a guest writer who later became Doctor Who’s second showrunner after Russell … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Father’s Day (2005) Review

There are a few episodes of “Doctor Who” that I don’t rewatch all that often. Not because they’re bad (quite the opposite), but because I know they’ll leave me feeling depressed for quite some time afterwards. I save those episodes … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Long Game (2005) Review

If the early episodes have done their job of easing you into “Doctor Who” and getting you hooked on the show, I generally find the sixth and seventh installments are when you’ve fully gotten into the swing of the series’ … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Dalek (2005) Review

Series 1 of Doctor Who reaches an important turning point with “Dalek”, an episode that has a pretty spoilery title. Any newcomers to the franchise probably wouldn’t know what a Dalek is going in to it, so the title would … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Aliens Of London / World War Three (2005) Review

In “Doctor Who”, a couple of early trips in the TARDIS are usually followed by a quick pop back home, so the companion can regain their bearings and establish a home base. And in Rose’s case, “Aliens Of London” tackles … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead (2005) Review

Your average season of “Doctor Who” usually kicks off with a loose trilogy of episodes set in the past, present and future to ease the audience into the show’s time travel premise. It’s a pretty simple and effective formula that … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The End Of The World (2005) Review

Having a strong series opener is really important in “Doctor Who”, and in many ways, the second episode is just as important. The second episode is usually a character-building adventure that helps to cement the dynamic the Doctor and his … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Rose (2005) Review

“Doctor Who” is a popular and long-running British sci-fi series, and a personal favorite of mine, about a time traveler and his friends knocking about history and solving problems every week. The show is called ‘Doctor Who’ because no one … Continue reading

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