Tag Archives: Clara

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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The Day of the Doctor

When we started this blog we decided not to write about the stories in order.  It has been done before, many times, and we wanted to have something for fans of every era right from the start, so we went … Continue reading

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Hell Bent

The Doctor is back on Gallifrey, but once again Doctor Who refuses to do what every other sci-fi series would do.  Faced with this big moment, the episode is a stubborn rejection of the epic season finale battle with the … Continue reading

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Heaven Sent

The Doctor has always been something of a Prometheus figure, stealing (the TARDIS) from the gods (Time Lords), and giving help to humanity against their wishes (non-interference).  It has taken over 50 years, but finally we follow through with the … Continue reading

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Face the Raven

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December, And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor Eagerly I wished the morrow, vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow— sorrow for … Continue reading

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Sleep No More

I thought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Macbeth is murdering sleep.” Innocent sleep. Sleep that soothes away all our worries. Sleep that puts each day to rest. Sleep that relieves the weary laborer and heals hurt minds. … Continue reading

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Under the Lake

This articles covers the episodes Under the Lake and Before the Flood, which together form a single Doctor Who story.  Writer Toby Whithouse looks to the past for this story, in more ways than one.  He takes the base-under-siege format … Continue reading

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