It is a fun but low stakes story of the Doctor and her friends trekking across a dangerous alien planet trying to get home during an intergalactic race. The tension is taken out of the episode because of a poor example of foreshadowing. I’ll go on to explain why I feel this way but first let’s look at what foreshadowing is, and a good example of it contained in the same episode.
In these click bait times in which we live, revealing the conclusions of an article in the headline goes against the norm but in many ways a simple blog title is the best metaphor for the 11th series of Doctor Who.
What follows below the break are my thoughts on various parts of the series and why, when place in the whole, they result in my verdict of ‘It’s Fine.’
Tonight the BBC finally announced the actor who would play the 13th Doctor, taking over the role from Peter Capaldi at Christmas. For those avoiding spoilers (good luck!) I won’t say who it is until after the break. For those who want to find out – or just want to enjoy the moment again – here is the BBC‘s intro video!
As you may have noticed I haven’t been posting much on here recently. This has been down to a number of things (mostly good stuff!) however, I now have more time so there will be more posts coming. However, let’s go over what I’ve been up to while I was away.
Revamping This Website
The changes aren’t huge but I’ve been re-ordering What I Have Written Page into two new pages. One for My Short Stories and one for my Movie and TV Reviews, which splits down into years while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Doctor Who and Homeland all have their own pages as I have written so many reviews on them. Check them and let me know what you think of them in the comments below.
I’ve also been busy writing new reviews for Culture Jam with six already published so far this year and another four (at the time of writing) waiting to be published. To read my reviews so far check out the 2014 TV and Movies Reviews page.
My run of short stories being published came to a close last month with my story Circus of the Wave being published in Anti-Zine. You can read the story now by buying a copy of the magazine on their website.
Below the break you can find my Author’s Notes about the story including where I got the idea from, the changes the story under went between drafts etc.
Yesterday the BBC released a minisode prequel to the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary. If you wish to avoid the best part of the minisode being spoiled I’d go and watch it now! (Sadly I had the reveal ruined for me on Twitter by io9) Honestly you won’t regret it!
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:
A couple of weeks ago the BBC released the poster for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor. As you can see in the image above it is a great poster full of menace, darkness and the odd exploding Dalek. However, I have one issue with it. What is that issue? Check below the cut to find out more!
Contains Spoilers for the 2005 series of Doctor Who