Tag Archive | David Tennant

The temptation of Mr Smith

“Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” (Matthew 4) In “School Reunion” (series 2/3) Tennant’s Doctor Who certainly meets a devil of a temptation! […]

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 […]

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. There were endless games and unhurried walks on the beach. He would give […]

An Ode to the Universe

This comes from Doctor Who at the Proms 2009. Lovely! Everyone has music inside of them, and a soul, according to the Doctor. How’s yours going?

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 […]

Consumed by the WiFi

Doctor: There’s something in the WiFi . . . this whole world is swimming in WiFi . . . we’re living in a WiFi soup! Suppose something got inside it, suppose there was something living in the WiFi, harvesting human minds, extracting. . . imagine that! Human souls trapped like flies in the world wide […]

What is that ‘something special’ about Doctor Who?

Though it whizzed past me pretty quickly on Facebook, I found a really profound comment/question in an interview with David Tennant the other day. There he discusses the reasons for Doctor Who‘s popularity.  He says the show is ubiquitous (nice word) and “probably means more to people than it necessarily should. . . It touches people’s […]

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