Doctor Who 50 Years’ Trailer

Last night the BBC realised a Doctor 50 Years’ Trailer. However, unlike most trailers, this one didn’t reveal any footage from the upcoming special. Rather it was a collection of still images stretching over the past fifty years. Watch the trailer and then check out what I think of it below:

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Returning to The Rings of Akhaten

The Rings of Akhaten rewatch

At the moment BBC Three are repeating series 7b of Doctor Who, or the one with The 11th Doctor and Clara, and Neil Cross has confirmed he is returning to write for the show series 8, what better time to re-review the episode The Rings of Akhaten. When I reviewed the episode for Culture Jam I said:

The Rings of Akhaten is a slower episode but the lack of running around allows us to enjoy Akhaten and the people found there, well except for the villains.

However, others were much, much harsher such as Graham Kibble-White in the Doctor Who Magazine who said

by some stretch the least awesome Doctor Who we’ve encountered for a long time [while it seemed like] Cross hadn’t seen an episode since the 1980s. Even the left field mention of the Time War feels as if it’s come from a quick consult with Wikipedia [while he turned] the aliens into a freak show, something to be goggled at, rather than truly met.”

So how does the episode stand up to a second watch? Find out below the break!

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