Capaldi’s forced smile is the terrifying midpoint between Tom Baker and Malcolm Tucker and justifies this glossy but rather hollow episode on its own.
The new term has started in Doctor Who and The Pilot comes close to getting a first from me.
Even though the next contest is not even on the horizon, the next Labour Leader can be one of only 47 MPs. For it surely cannot be anyone who, knowing […]
The sentient tattoo feels like something straight out of Series 1 Torchwood (in fact, I have a recollection of this plot actually being used in The X-Files). The amateur alien-bungling […]
Class is the fourth BBC TV spin-off from Doctor Who, this one aimed at ‘young adults’ created by novelist Patrick Ness, who to my knowledge has written nothing in the […]
Another fine adventure with an elaborate extortion plot with plenty of action involving a class 81 diesel locomotive, and a helicopter car chase. It’s colourful again, and exciting, and a […]
“Mrs Peel! We’re needed!” The extraordinary excitement of Steed and Mrs Peel returning in a tale of pernicious pipers has caused me to leap-frog my overdue Lost Episode reviews (I took last […]
I’ve taken a few days to try to unpick my thoughts about this episode. But it’s a mess. After the finely crafted Face the Raven and the near-perfect Heaven Sent, […]
I have no idea what to write about Heaven Sent. I was looking forward to it – not least because, with just one actor for the whole episode, it would […]
Just as we reach the episodes I’ve most been looking forward to this season, I’ve unavoidably fallen behind. At the time of writing, Heaven Sent has aired but I […]
I like it that Doctor Who is still experimenting in its 52nd year. But experiments wouldn’t be experiments if they never fail. Actually this wasn’t a bad episode (the low-for-Doctor-Who AI of […]
Almost flawless up until the last 2 minutes, but with a careless epilogue that undid much of the good work. I said last week that Osgood was the moral nucleus […]