“The Time of the Doctor” is the third in a loose trilogy of Doctor Who episodes focused explicitly on the title character.
An episode made to commemorate a series reaching its golden anniversary could be forgiven for merely being an excuse for a party.
Showrunner Steven Moffat has finally delivered a tremendous resolution to the mystery of Clara Oswald.
“Nightmare in Silver” makes good use of the Doctor’s second-most famous enemies, the Cybermen.
With “The Crimson Horror,” the new series of Doctor Who notches its 100th episode.
Thanks to its immediately intriguing title, “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” was one of the most highly anticipated episodes of this season.
Neil Cross’s second episode of the season, “Hide” is a nicely spooky haunted-house story.
A straightforward adrenalin rush of an episode with the Doctor and Clara trapped on a sinking Soviet nuclear submarine in 1983.
The story of the Doctor’s new companion, Clara, is following a very similar trajectory as those of two of his previous fellow travelers.
With “The Bells of Saint John,” the second half of Doctor Who’s seventh season follows smoothly from last year’s Christmas special.
While we can definitely welcome Jenna-Louise Coleman aboard Doctor Who, Clara remains, for both us and the Doctor, an enigma.
As often with Steven Moffat’s scripts, even just recapping what happens in the episode can be quite a challenge.
The first half is captivating, full of intriguing mysteries and great character moments, but when it comes time to resolve the plot, the story simply falls to pieces.
Once upon a time, stories of the Old West were the epitome of straightforward, uncomplicated adventure storytelling.
“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” lets us know up front that this is going to be a “romp”—big, loud, and hopefully fun.
Opening a new season with the Daleks—pitting the Doctor against his oldest and most famous adversaries—has always been a temptation for the producers of Doctor Who.
The “romp” nature of this episode is apparent right from the start, as the teaser opens with a bang—literally.
It makes clear the true nature of the relationship between the Doctor and the woman who has variously infuriated, intrigued, and attracted him for the last several years.
The Cybermen part of the plot is wrapped up fairly quickly, as the Doctor simply walks into their ship and confronts them.
It gives the initial impression that it will be nothing more than a creepy “monster of the week” adventure for the Doctor and his friends.