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The Impossible Girl – A Character Study of Clara Oswin Oswald

I had said that I was planning on a character study of Clara, and I was thinking of getting it written before Series 8 started. However, I instead just went with a poll about favorite companions instead. That was very successful – but with all those votes and comments, not a lot of Clara love. Curiosity, but not a lot of love.

I’m glad I waited. Deep Breath, the first episode of Series 8, was very heavily a Clara episode, and I think it helps inform who she is, and who she is going to be. So spoilers later on, for Deep Breath. But before that, I’m going to work through the iterations of Clara leading up to that point.

If you’re finding this post in the future, it’s worth noting that this post was written at a very specific moment in time: right after the start of Series 8. So who knows, what I’m saying might all be changed or proven wrong in the episodes to come!

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Post-Review – Series Seven of Doctor Who

We got into the Doctor's Head this series - but did we get any answers while we were there?

We got into the Doctor’s Head this series – but did we get any answers while we were there?

Before the second half of Doctor Who Series Seven aired, I blogged about some of the ongoing questions from Doctor Who that remained unanswered. I asked the questions – what answers did they give us?

Doctor Who is one of our favorite shows, and we are enjoying the process of them revealing the secrets. This season, in particular, is interesting – as they are playing with the fact that it is the 50th anniversary year.

Let’s look back at my questions, and consider what they’ve answered so far! Spoilers for Series Seven of Doctor Who!

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Turning a Series into a Movie – Like Star Trek, Final Fantasy, and Doctor Who

Our First Blu Ray

Our First Blu Ray!

A lot of the time, a movie just seems like a great addition to a series. Maybe it’s for the money, maybe because success leads to the funding needed for a movie, maybe someone just always wanted it to be a movie.

And with mixed success, the movies come. Some are some of the fans’ very favorite movies (think Serenity). Some are the worst movies we can think of (The Last Airbender). There are different approaches, and I am going to explore a few.

What got me thinking of this? Well, there are rumors about thoughts of a Doctor Who movie, so in the spirit of the Doctor Who posts this month, I want to conclude by thinking about these successes and failures in terms of how one would approach making a Doctor Who movie.
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