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‘Empress of Mars’ (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Empress of Mars’

“Empress of Mars” is partly a celebration of movies such as Zulu Dawn, which depicts against-all-odds military struggles by red-jacketed British soldiers in their attempts to colonize parts of Africa. Granted, this time it’s the Ice Warriors who are outnumbered and under attack from warriors with primitive weapons, but the claustrophobia is the same. It […]

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‘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 […]

‘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’ (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’ (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 […]

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