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‘Extremis’ (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Extremis’

In “Extremis” we find out a few unknown biological facts about the Doctor and Time Lords in general. We discover they have (or can have) multiple brain stems, that they can borrow physical qualities from future regenerations, with potentially catastrophic results, and that it takes one to kill one. Here are a few things to […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: A Breath of Fresh Air

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a galaxy-wide trawl through the asteroid belt of social media, searching for nuggets of Whovian treasure. And we’d be entirely remiss not to begin this week with “Oxygen,” the fifth episode of Season 10, and the one in which both Bill and the Doctor experience real physical […]

‘Oxygen’ (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Oxygen’

“Oxygen” takes one of Doctor Who‘s best-loved story formats — the space station siege — and introduces very real jeopardy for everyone concerned. We see the Doctor struggling to protect his companion, and in the end making a very physical sacrifice in order to keep her safe, while traumatizing the rest of the crew he […]

‘Knock Knock’ fan art (Photos: Twitter/Tumblr)

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Who’s There?

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day, a universal search for nuggets of Whovian delight from the last week in social media. And we start this week with “Knock Knock,” the story of a creepy house, disturbing insects and a dark secret: • It’s the first Doctor Who episode to feature binaural sound: • David Suchet […]

‘Knock Knock’ (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Knock Knock’

There are precedents for “Knock Knock” in Doctor Who, the domesticity of “The Sign of Three,” and the creeping unease of old buildings in “Blink” in particular. But this is a new sort of story, one which emphasizes both the side of a companion’s life that is not concerned with the Doctor, and the emotions […]

‘Thin Ice’ fan art (Photos: Twitter/Tumblr)

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Ice Ice Baby

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a cosmic gumbo of Whovian ingredients selected from a week’s worth of social media and internet stuff and nonsense. And we begin this week with “Thin Ice,” the latest of the Doctor’s adventures, and the one in which he and Bill start to get to know each […]

‘Thin Ice’ (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Thin Ice’

“Thin Ice” allows Bill Potts to see back into her own planet’s past, but it also reveals some upsetting truths about the Doctor and the kind of events at which he tends to appear. It also echoes the events in “The Beast Below”, albeit hundreds of years into the past. This suggests that any lessons […]

‘Smile’ (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Smile’

In “Smile”, the Doctor and Bill travel to a beautiful new world in the far future of mankind, marveling at its wonders and possibilities, and then discover something deeply disturbing at its core. It has echoes of a few previous Doctor Who adventures – not least “The Robots of Death”, “The Ark” and “The Doctor […]

@marshcaps’ fan art (Photo: Twitter)

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: ‘The Pilot’ Has Landed

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a skybound firework rocket stuffed with a week’s worth of Time Lord stuff and nonsense collated from social media and fandom in general. And this week, there’s really only one thing on our minds, the triumphant return of Doctor Who to our screens! Let’s start with an […]

‘The Pilot’ (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘The Pilot’

The first episode of Doctor Who—”An Unearthly Child”—was the story of a misfit pupil in an educational establishment, and her unlikely relationship with a charismatic old man. “The Pilot” (working title: “A Star In Her Eye”) follows a similar arc in places, with nods to the Doctor’s past, while showing a new side of his […]

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