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Two Natures, One Heart

‘I don’t think scare crows knock!’ The episodes ‘Human Nature’ and ‘The Family of Blood’ (3:8, 9) are my favourites. David Tennant won the Constellation Award for Best Male Performance in a 2007 Science Fiction Television Episode for the two-part story and I won’t argue with that. Tempting as it is to retell the entire story […]

The power of a name

The Shakespeare Code (3/2) is Martha’s first time-travelling adventure with the Doctor. She’s already tried space travel, not by choice but because the hospital she worked in was plucked from earth and dumped on the moon. (You see, the Judoon were seeking justice against a blood sucking alien disguised as an old woman. A classic […]

‘I lost her…’

This Christmas (2006) episode introduced series three with the appearance of Catherine Tate as Donna Noble.   After surviving Doomsday and the Doctor’s pathetic goodbye to Rose on the shores of Bad Wolf Bay.2 (talk about breaking up by email, text or even tweet; is a hologram for better or worse?) the Runaway Bride was […]

Hymn to the god of Akhaten

While we are all waiting for that man in the blue box to return for his 50th anniversary, and his impending regeneration, perhaps we can spend some time contemplating an episode where the god-theme is very prominent. I’m borrowing an interesting commentary from another blog which explores the religious themes developed in The Rings of […]

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