Tag Archives: Ace

Ace the Delinquent

Companion Tropes 19 I got suspended after I blew up the art room. When I was a child during the 1980s we were at the tail end of the Enid Blyton-esque representation of childhood.  Children still tended to be terribly … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Seventh Doctor

It has been a fascinating exercise looking at the Doctor Who cliffhangers from the Classic Series, Doctor by Doctor.  The 1960s were inventive and brilliant, and since then it has been a tale of steady decline in terms of new … Continue reading

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Silver Nemesis

Silver Nemesis is not a popular story, and I can understand why.  The problems are obvious, with three different sets of enemies who all fall short in some way, and are largely kept separate from the Doctor and Ace, who … Continue reading

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Survival

Survival is the final story of the Classic series of Doctor Who.  Remarkably it manages to bookend the series thematically and foreshadow the revival to come, and it does both of these things by accident.  We are back in contemporary … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Once upon a time there was a Doctor Who story called The Gunfighters, which had a framing device of somebody singing the plot in the form of a ballad.  Fast forward a couple of decades, and we get The Greatest … Continue reading

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Themes in Ghost Light

Yesterday we looked at the Sylvester McCoy story Ghost Light and in particular the degree of complexity on display, so let’s take a look today at the story itself, and some of the themes it tackles.  We are obviously going … Continue reading

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Ghost Light

Ghost Light demands some effort of the viewer.  It’s not a story to just watch once.  The reason this happened is that it was originally an overly long, complex set of scripts that then got edited down by one episode, … Continue reading

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