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Guide to Doctor Who “Part 4: Eccleston, Tennant and Smith”

In Part 4 of our five-part Guide to Doctor Who we enter the modern Whoniverse, which rebooted 15 years after the original cancellation. So far we’ve had three men in the role, taking us from the Ninth Doctor to the Eleventh Doctor, with Number Twelve waiting in the wings. Plus, the recent 50th Anniversary special added an extra Doctor to the mix and screwed up the numbering. More on that below.

Left to right: David Tennant; Matt Smith; Christopher Eccleston.
Left to right: David Tennant; Matt Smith; Christopher Eccleston.

Now, the easiest thing for fans coming to the series for the first time is to just watch episodes from the Eleventh Doctor onward. Or, if you’re a completionist, but not that much of a completionist, you can start at the beginning of the reboot with Nine. But which episodes are the ones to watch? Which episodes should you skip? Here’s the list. Continue reading Guide to Doctor Who “Part 4: Eccleston, Tennant and Smith”

Everything Wrong with Moffat’s Tenure on Doctor Who In One Chart

Actually, there are several charts of percentage breakdowns that you should look at from this fine study on Sexism in Doctor Who.

But this one sums it up:

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Note how far the numbers fall the moment the show turns over from Davies to Moffat. (Clara was not included in this study as it started before she was introduced.)

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John Barrowman Fantasizes About His Own Doctor Who Spin Off

Funny, it’s almost like I remember John Barrowman being in a Doctor Who spin off not that long ago. Wasn’t he in one? And wasn’t it a bit like watching an episode of Doctor Who were you kept waiting for the Doctor to show up, but he never did? (Though Martha did show up once, and that was awesome. Too bad she didn’t stay.)

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Ah, but now Barrowman has a new idea for a spin off, and it includes River Song. That I wouldn’t object to. Considering how thoroughly her original character concept was ruined by Steve Moffat by tying her into companions and some timey wimey stuff, not to mention completely throwing the “she’s going backwards from him” out the window, I think a spin off where Alex Kingston reminds us why we all thought this was the best character ever in Doctor Who when she first stepped on the screen.

Barrowman’s fantasy show, after the jump.

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Doctor Who: The Name of The Doctor

After a long season, one with a huge gap in the middle and many ups and down, we have reached the end of Series Seven.

Gallifreyan: It’s the repair shop. What kind of idiot would steal a faulty TARDIS?

It was a proper ending. All our answers were wrapped up in a package, tied up with a ribbon and presented with a box of chocolates on the side to help us overlook the rougher parts. We were given a generous dose of the Paternoser Gang, who once again reminded us that it is seriously unfair they do not as yet have their own spin off for 2014. The most surprising was the River thread. Since somewhere along the way it got all tangled up in string and her life no longer ran backwards from The Doctor’s, like the show originally claimed it would, and our hello to her was no longer our goodbye, Moffat managed to twist time up just a little more so that the character got a proper send off.

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Do you hear the Whisper Men?
The Whisper Men are near
If you hear the Whisper Men
Then turn away your ear
Do not hear the Whisper Men
Whatever else you do
For once you’ve heard the Whisper Men,
They’ll stop and look at you.

Then we got the twist.

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