Donna & Ten

‘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 […]

The enduring power of the written word

Continuing my rerun adventures through David Tennant’s Doctor Who, I was delighted to be impressed all over again with the Agatha Christie episode, The Unicorn and the Wasp (4/7). Having grown up in a house where Agatha’s adventures lined several bookshelves I enjoyed all the references to her book titles that were so cleverly woven […]

Wilfred at the heart of coincidence: The end of time!

I had a grandad called Willfred. He was lots of silly fun. He let you mess up his hair, and punch him in the stomach, and laugh at his silly sayings and doings. But he would also give you lots of attention, playing a game, going for a walk on the beach. He would give […]

Something’s inhibiting my enzymes

With the breaking news today that Matt Smith will be leaving Doctor Who (via a regeneration in the upcoming Christmas episode) comes a shocked response from many Whovians! But really I wonder why. Afterall we are following the story of a time lord who regenerates. That’s the story! Yes, Matt has been a fun doctor […]

It takes the Doctor to show you how brilliant you are

What would happen if Donna never met the Doctor? How would Earth handle the Racnoss, the falling Titanic or the Sontarans? In this episode Turn Left (Series 4/11), the question is answered. Aided by a familiar blonde time traveller back from a parallel universe (Rose), Donna travels through time to stop the alternate time line […]

How much does the Doctor love his daughter?

The Doctor had been a parent before. He lost all that a long time ago. On the planet Messaline he was forced to become a parent again, this time to a generated anomaly, “Jenny”. But she was more than a daughter of the machine, bred as a soldier, to fight in a war. She really […]

Seeking a partner in crime . . . and adventure!

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7-8) . . . even the Tardis door! Donna’s second meeting with the Doctor bears testimony to her persistence. In this her second adventure with Tennant’s Doctor, we are introduced to the […]

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