Category Archives: Television

Adam the Foil

Companion Tropes 7 On the odd occasion where I’ve had to buy jewellery, this is what always happens: I find what I want to look at, and a woman with a couple of inch’s thickness of makeup takes it out … Continue reading

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Fallout: Demons of the Punjab

When looking at the repercussions  of season 11, episodes like Kerblam! and Resolution, make it easy from the point of view of finding a flaw in the story.  And by flaw, let me explain that I don’t mean the story … Continue reading

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Doubting Ben Jackson

Companion Tropes 6 A doubting Thomas is somebody who won’t believe things without first hand experience.  The origin of the term is of course the Apostle Thomas in the bible, who would not believe in the resurrection of Jesus until … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Season 21

My return to Doctor Who after a long hiatus, due to the US networks, was with Mawdryn Undead, so understand, this season was still very exciting to me, even though it started with that atrocity and a karate kick.  The … Continue reading

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Fallout: Kerblam!

Let me start by saying that I liked Kerblam!  I want to open with that because the fallout from this episode is ugly, which will probably come off as sounding like a critique.  The fact is, I found it a … Continue reading

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Manic Pixie Dream Clara

Companion Tropes 5 When we are first introduced to Clara she is a mystery, a woman who the Doctor sees die, and then finds again, alive and well, somewhere else.  She also happens to be a young, female, cute mystery … Continue reading

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Fallout: The Witchfinders

Earth.  17th century.  A time of superstition and ignorance, of accusations, drownings and hangings in a village overcome with terror.  This is the land the Doctor finds herself in during The Witchfinders.  Ryan becomes friendly with the king, Graham cracks … Continue reading

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