Tag Archives: Rose Tyler

Doctor Who: The Girl In The Fireplace (2006) Review

“The Girl In The Fireplace” starts in media res: the palace of Versailles is under attack by an unstoppable alien force, so a French noblewoman, Madam De Pompadour, calls into her fireplace for the Doctor, a man she’s known for … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: School Reunion (2006) Review

“School Reunion” is something of an unprecedented Classic Who reunion. When Doctor Who returned to television in 2005, with Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper leading it, it blindsided Britain and was an unexpected hit. But for a long while, people … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Tooth And Claw (2006) Review

Series 2 of Doctor Who is a season with a good amount of highs and lows, particularly in the second half, so “Tooth And Claw” has always stood out to me as one of the highlights: the one where the … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: New Earth (2006) Review

Much like “The Long Game“, “New Earth” is an episode I think I enjoy a bit more than a good chunk of the Doctor Who fandom. Mind you, I am always surprised that “New Earth” was actually the Series 2 … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion (2005) Review

After the explosive drama of the Series 1 finale, “The Christmas Invasion” serves as a cool-down episode for Doctor Who, where Harriet Jones’ short-lived tenure as Britain’s prime minister comes to an abrupt end. Mainly though, fans remember this special … Continue reading

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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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