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

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘The End of Time’

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It’s the final story of the David Tennant era of ‘Doctor Who’ and it’s a two-parter. This story features David Tennant’s Doctor who faces John Simm’s Master. The Doctor is accompanied by Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott and they have to face the menace of the Master and the Time Lords led by Timothy Dalton. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘The Stolen Earth’/’Journey’s End’

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It’s the epic finale to Series 4 of ‘Doctor Who’! This is ‘The Stolen Earth’/’Journey’s End’ where David Tennant’s Doctor, Donna, Rose, Martha, Captain Jack, Sarah Jane, Mickey and Jackie team up to face the Daleks with the return of Davros! This is a two-part ‘Doctor Who’ adventure I got really excited about! Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘The Doctor’s Daughter’

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In this ‘Doctor Who’ episode I’m sharing my review on today, David Tennant’s Doctor, Catherine Tate’s Donna and Freema Agyeman’s Martha meet Georgia Moffett as Jenny, the Doctor’s daughter. Georgia is in real-life Fifth Doctor Peter Davison’s daughter and she would later go on to marry David Tennant. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘The Sontaran Strategem’/’The Poison Sky’

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It’s a two-part ‘Doctor Who’ adventure today and we have the Doctor and Donna reunite with Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones; helping U.N.I.T. and facing the return of the potato-head like Sontarans. This two-part story features the first appearance of the Sontarans in new series ‘Doctor Who’ with their “Sonta-Ha!” chant. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘Utopia’/’The Sound of Drums’/’Last of the Time Lords’

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We’ve come to the end of Series 3 of ‘Doctor Who’ and it’s an epic three-part adventure. The Doctor reunites with John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness and the Doctor, Martha and Jack confront the menace of the Master who first returns as Sir Derek Jacobi before regenerating into John Simm. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘Blink’

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Here we are on what is arguably Steven Moffat’s best episode of ‘Doctor Who’ in the entire TV series. This is ‘Blink’ and we meet Carey Mulligan as Sally Sparrow who helps David Tennant’s Doctor and Freema Agyeman’s Martha out of a tricky situation involving time and stone statues called Weeping Angels. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘Human Nature’/’The Family of Blood’

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David Tennant’s Doctor becomes human in this ‘Doctor Who’ story. This two-part story by Paul Cornell takes place at a school in 1913, a year before the First World War. Can Martha keep John Smith safe when the alien Family of Blood is out looking for a Time Lord? Will John Smith fall in love with a woman? Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ’42’

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This is the first ‘Doctor Who’ episode to be written by Chris Chibnall. This episode sees the Doctor and Martha on a spaceship in the future that is heading towards the sun and the crew have 42 minutes to escape. ’42’ features special guest star Michelle Collins. Will the Doctor learn the truth about the sun? Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ Marathon – ‘The Lazarus Experiment’

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It’s time for a Marvel superhero movie episode of ‘Doctor Who’ from the new series! πŸ˜€ Today, the Doctor returns Martha to her home time where she reunites with her family and they attend a special scientific experiment by Mark Gatiss as Professor Lazarus where he becomes younger and it goes horribly wrong. Continue reading