Book Reviews – ‘The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who’

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We continue this year’s ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini review season by looking into another collection of ‘Doctor Who’ short stories. Today, we look at ‘The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who’. This is a collection of 15 short stories as well as 15 essays looking into the scientific aspects of the ‘Doctor Who’ TV series. Continue reading

New Anthology Release – ‘The Paul Spragg ReCollections’

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I didn’t expect this to come out so soon! There’s a new anthology release by the Divergent Wordsmiths called ‘The Paul Spragg ReCollections’! This is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’ @ Big Finish and honour the memory of the dear Paul Spragg, who was the producer’s assistant at Big Finish. Continue reading

‘The Prime Factor’

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At last! I’ve added my brand-new ‘Fifth Doctor’ story to my blog called ‘The Prime Factor’. I’m glad I’ve been able to release this story in November before the Christmas season in December. I wrote this story in the months of June and July 2019. It has been a pretty exciting story to write and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘Twice Upon A Time’

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This is the last episode of the Peter Capaldi era and the Steven Moffat era of ‘Doctor Who’. In this episode, which is the 2017 Christmas Special called ‘Twice Upon A Time’, Peter Capaldi’s Doctor meets up with David Bradley as the First Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and Mark Gatiss as the Captain. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘Hell Bent’

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It’s the season finale of Series 9 and the last episode of the three-episode story arc in ‘Doctor Who’. It’s time for ‘Hell Bent’ and it features the Doctor’s return back to Gallifrey? But was the Doctor’s return to Gallifrey worthwhile? Did Clara really die? Is Ashildr the so-called hybrid? My review details the confusion I have. πŸ˜€ Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘Heaven Sent’

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Today it’s the second episode of the three-episode finale of Series 9 in ‘Doctor Who’. This is ‘Heaven Sent’ and it’s probably the best episode ever written by Steven Moffat in the entirety of the Peter Capaldi era. Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is now alone without Clara and he has to work out how to get out of a trap he’s in. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘Face The Raven’

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This is the beginning of the end for Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald in ‘Doctor Who’. ‘Face The Raven’ is the first episode of a three-episode story arc to conclude Series 9. Find out what happens as Clara makes a dramatic departure from the series. This episode also features the return of Maisie Williams as Ashildr. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘Sleep No More’

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Here we come to what I consider to be a low-point in Series 9 of ‘Doctor Who’. This is ‘Sleep No More’ by Mark Gatiss. This is an interesting if unusual experiment of a ‘Doctor Who’ episode based on the concept of found footage. This episode doesn’t work for me to my tastes. My review explains why that is. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘The Zygon Invasion’/’The Zygon Inversion’

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It’s time for Zygons today in this two-part ‘Doctor Who’ story. This is ‘The Zygon Invasion’/’The Zygon Inversion’ by Peter Harness and Steven Moffat. It features the return of U.N.I.T., Kate Stewart and Osgood somehow. It also features the best performance of Jenna Coleman as a Zygon leader as well as Clara. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘The Woman Who Lived’

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Today it’s time for a follow-up to the ‘Doctor Who’ episode ‘The Girl Who Died’. In this episode, Peter Capadi’s Doctor reunites with Maisie Williams as Ashildr who has become immortal since the Viking days. How has she changed since he last met her? Has she become cold-hearted in the years she’s spent? Continue reading