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Reverse Storytelling

For someone who does not care for fiction (made-up stuff about things that didn’t really happen), I have an unusual admiration for Doctor Who. I have a special reverence for Russell T Davies, the creative storytelling genius who revived, updated and played with an old story, and for Christopher Eccleston, a serious actor who took [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 19 December 2013 at 6:11 pm

Doctor Who – ‘The Time of the Doctor’ trailer, Arts

Doctor Who – ‘The Time of the Doctor’ trailer

Following on from the short trail at the end of The Day of the Doctor back in November, we have finally been given a longer trailer of the Doctor Who Christmas special and it’s all getting pretty tense. There are Weeping Angels, Daleks and Cybermen and lots of explosions (naturally).

By | Arts | Wednesday, 11 December 2013 at 11:32 pm

Doctor Who 50th anniversary: The Day of the Doctor, Arts

Doctor Who 50th anniversary: The Day of the Doctor

Let’s get one thing straight before we go any further, John Hurt is not the name of the Doctor. I’m referring to all those people who tweeted that John Hurt was the Doctor’s name at the end of The Name of the Doctor. Phew, now we’ve got that out of the way we can carry on.

By | Arts | Saturday, 23 November 2013 at 9:40 pm

Let the countdown commence – BBC releases Doctor Who: 50 years trailer, Arts

Let the countdown commence – BBC releases Doctor Who: 50 years trailer

After waiting nearly six months since the last instalment of Doctor Who, the BBC has released a trailer marking 50 years of the show.

By | Arts | Sunday, 20 October 2013 at 4:35 pm

Trailers for recovered Doctor Who episodes: ‘The Web of Fear’ and ‘The Enemy of the World’, Arts

Trailers for recovered Doctor Who episodes: ‘The Web of Fear’ and ‘The Enemy of the World’

So hurrah! Several more lost episodes of Doctor Who have been recovered, this time from a disused television relay station in Nigeria. It hasn’t come a moment too soon considering the 50th anniversary is only around the corner.

By | Arts | Friday, 11 October 2013 at 1:16 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Eleventh Hour’ (Series 31), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Eleventh Hour’ (Series 31)

Between 2008-2009 Doctor Who had a hiatus of sorts. Instead of a full series there were several specials that saw the Doctor (David Tennant) travelling without a regular companion.

By | Arts | Saturday, 5 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Fires of Pompeii’ (Series 30), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘The Fires of Pompeii’ (Series 30)

This is David Tennant’s last full series as the Doctor before he decided to leave and become a hard-bitten cop on Broadchurch and play Hamlet alongside Patrick Stewart a.ka. Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘Blink’ (Series 29), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘Blink’ (Series 29)

‘Don’t blink. Blink and you’re dead. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. Good Luck.’ Those are the most chilling words ever to be said on Doctor Who.

By | Arts | Saturday, 28 September 2013 at 8:00 pm

Review of Doctor Who ‘School Reunion’ (Series 28), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘School Reunion’ (Series 28)

Another year and another Doctor, Christopher Eccleston only stayed for one series before moving on to other projects. The ninth Doctor regenerated after kissing Rose and absorbing all the power from the time vortex at the end of The Parting of Ways. And so the era of David Tennant’s tenth incarnation commenced.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at 4:00 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘Rose’ (Series 27), Arts

Review of Doctor Who ‘Rose’ (Series 27)

It all started at a party. Writer Russell T. Davies had a brief conversation with television executive Jane Tranter about resurrecting Doctor Who. Davies had been campaigning for years to get Doctor Who back on the box and finally here was his chance.

By | Arts | Saturday, 21 September 2013 at 6:00 pm

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