It’s time for Doctor Who to abandon the mystery box format (plus I gush a bit about Buffy)

Story arcs – the bane and boon of every Doctor Who fan’s existence. We complain when they dominate the series, complain if there isn’t one, complain if it’s a returning villain, complain if it’s a new villain… a fickle bunch we are. But one thing is perfectly clear –  the “mystery box” approach of the revival is not good. At all. It was kind of fine in the RTD years but we’re nearly twenty years into the revival and showrunners are still playing this tired story arc trope.

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Ascension of the Cybermen/The Timeless Children review- Doctor Who Series 12 draws to a close (SPOILERS)

Well… that certainly was something.

“And I’m going to pinch a finale from you, yet again! This ain’t the Five Doctors Ashad, no hopscotch required!”

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My favourite Master story: Joseph Lidster’s Master

Today’s the day. Today is the Doctor Who Series 12 finale. And whilst I did get overexcited and publish my Cyberman retrospective way too early, thankfully another major Doctor Who villain is going to be in The Timeless Children to discuss. Sacha Dhawan’s chaotic and brilliant incarnation of the Master is set to battle Jodie Whittaker and her companions once again, with the Cybermen, a ruined Gallifrey and so many other plot threads to resolve (for anyone curious, I don’t review multi-part stories until the story is finished, so I didn’t review Ascension of the Cybermen and will review the story as a whole tomorrow). On top of all that, it’s Roger Delgado’s birthday today, so to celebrate this wonderful character I’m going to do something a bit different and discuss Big Finish and what I believe to be the Best. Big. Finish. Story. Ever.

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Doctor Who Series 12 review- Spyfall (Wow)

I may be in the minority when it came to last season in that I really enjoyed it despite its flaws, but wow.

WOW.

If Spyfall is any indication, Series 12 will blow Series 11 out of the water. Sure, I don’t think anything will top It Takes You Away as my favourite Thirteen story but this two hour epic wasted no time in establishing a return to the show we know and love. Not since Matt Smith left have I been this excited and invested in where the series is heading. I LOVED this story, even with the silly title. Where do we even begin?

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Doctor Who Series 12 speculation and please hear me out with this insane theory (SPOILERS)

As you probably all know, last night Doctor Who returned. Whilst I absolutely do have thoughts on Spyfall (still, even after broadcast, a stupid name) as it’s a two parter I’ll be reviewing the story as a whole sometime next week. But for now, a really, really, insane theory/speculation for the series arc. Why am I doing this after only one episode? Because I need to vent my theory somewhere, I’ve spent the past week working on university essays and I need a brief moment to just go crazy with this random idea. But in order to do this I’m going to need to completely spoil Spyfall Part 1 so SPOILER ALERT AND DO NOT CLICK OR SCROLL DOWN PAST THE IMAGE IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE EPISODE YET…

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