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The Eleventh Doctor
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 15th, 2014
As the new season of Doctor Who approaches, fans are wondering what kind of Doctor will emerge from the TARDIS. We’re being promised a darker, less chummy Doctor, but also a hugely enthusiastic and energetic one.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on December 23rd, 2013
Over the past few days we’ve been pulling together clips devoted to Matt Smith’s portrayal of the Doctor, and having a think about his performances and his ability to inhabit that role as if born to do it. We’ve ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on December 21st, 2013
We could fill many, many posts with the eternal daftness of the Eleventh Doctor, and still never quite manage to pull an entirely comprehensive list together. Simply put, he’s a very, very funny character, played by a very, very ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on December 20th, 2013
The story of the Doctor’s character is the story of a sometimes prickly, usually charming man who, in the normal run of things, is incredibly reluctant to drop his mask and reveal the tumultuous emotions bubbling underneath. No ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on December 18th, 2013
There’s always a lot of emotional upheaval around the Doctor, but while he’s enormously empathic, and hugely generous of spirit, it’s not often that he gets truly shaken himself. But when he does, it’s as if the ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on December 17th, 2013
The Doctor is a man who likes the sound of his own voice. The Eleventh Doctor in particular is a man who can scare off entire armies just by shouting at them, and then, as his wife River Song points out, “he’d just swagger ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 8th, 2013
Note: some of these characters do appear in subsequent novelizations, comic books and audiobooks, but there is debate about whether they are part of the canon of Doctor Who fact, so we’ll stick to the TV stories to confirm whether ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 4th, 2013
We left off yesterday with the arrival of the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, in 1987, and then, just as things were looking promising, we went mysteriously quiet. It just seemed like the right thing to do.
By Rachel Marie Paquin | Posted on March 29th, 2013
With Easter just a few days away (March 31), many people are sure to be hard-boiling some eggs and buying a PAAS dye kit. Rather than going with one of the predetermined themes that accompany these packs, why not venture into the world ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 15th, 2011
Something’s gone awfully wrong: Amy’s not in the TARDIS, the Doctor is off searching for her baby, who will eventually grow up to be River Song, and the stakes are as high as they’ve ever been, and yet, something has ...