When is a mirror not a mirror? Episode 9 of this season of Doctor Who was about what we see, what we want to see, and the things we refuse to see because it hurts too much. Because of that, and a very sweet moment with a talking frog, "It Takes You Away" feels like a break-up, like an ode to heartbreak and grief and what it means to let go. And like all those things, it was sadly beautiful.
Here's the problem: Doctor Who is a show about change, but did we really need Chibnall to rewrite the show's entire mythology?
The Doctor has faced a lot in her long life. But being a woman is presenting her with some previously unexperienced challenges. Like being tried and nearly drowned as a witch. Ah, the joys of being female. The Doctor and her team gang fam friends find themselves near Lancashire in the 17th century (the TARDIS is still struggling to nail exact time and place, really hitting the hard R in "relative") and after some short-lived joy over bobbing for apples...
Rumors are spreading fast that both showrunner Chris Chibnall and star Jodie Whittaker will be leaving Doctor Who in 2019.
Granted a whole new regenerative cycle by the Time Lords, the Doctor experienced an explosive and unprecedented thirteenth regeneration
The TARDIS returns!
I think about what "Demons of the Punjab" or “Rosa” would have been like in the hands of Steven Moffat or Russell T. Davies. The answer is likely that with Davies, they would have been more than a bit cringeworthy and overwrought, and with Moffat they just wouldn’t have happened at all. And they most certainly wouldn’t have been penned by writers who were part of the cultures being portrayed. Co-writer of “Rosa,” Malorie Blackman, and this episode’s writer, Vinay Patel, are the first ever people of color to write for the show in its entire 55-year history.
We’re celebrating the return of Doctor Who (Sundays on BBC America) with a rundown of what makes Doctor Who the world’s longest-running sci-fi series and a unique, ever-evolving franchise with generations of fans.
Dan Martin follows the Doctor's timey-wimey adventures
"May the saints of all the stars and constellations bring you hope, as they guide you out of the dark and into the light. On this voyage and in the next. And all the journeys still to come. For now and evermore."
“It was a bit blink and you missed it, but I loved all the other monsters that the control panel scrolled through before settling on the #pting. 📺 #TheTsurangaConundrum #DoctorWho #cyberman #ood #weepingangel #slitheen #sontaran #silence #silurian #zygon”
Directed by Sallie Aprahamian. With Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill. The Doctor, Yaz, Graham, and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire only to find something is stirring amidst the eight-legged arachnid population of Sheffield.