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Why I’m Hopeful for Doctor Who: Series 8

Okay, that might seem like a bleak sort of title for a Doctor Who fan. What is there to be hopeful about? It’s going to be great. Of course it’s going to be great.

However, some of that may just be the end of Series 7 talking. The last episode – followed by the 50th Anniversary Special and the Christmas Special – I have come to call the “of the Doctor” trilogy: The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, and The Time of the Doctor. And this trilogy was amazing.

The Name of the Doctor

But as a whole, Series 7 was less well received. So let’s consider that for a moment, and then, why I’m hopeful for Series 8!

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What Can We Expect from the Doctor Who Christmas Special?

Well, I have previously done some brainstorming on what I thought might happen in series 7 of Doctor Who, and in the 50th Anniversary Special, and now that these episodes have come to pass, are we there? Have all of my questions been answered? I think not. So what is going to happen in the Christmas Special?

It’s still Moffat at the helm, and he knows how to play a long con. I think he is still planning on answering questions. The 50th Anniversary special tells us this.

But there are also a lot of items on the table, and I don’t know that we’re going to see all of these things. However, there are some known things happening – so what can we expect, given what is known? Onwards, to spoilers and speculation!

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The Timeline of River Song

So, a project Holly and I would like to undergo is to explore River Song on Doctor Who in her subjective order, rather than in any sort of chronological, or episode-order, or Doctor-order sort of way. Having watched all of the New Who, this shouldn’t be a problem, right?

The problem with Time Travel is one that is defined by many. Douglas Adams sees it as one of grammar. However, for the Doctor and River Song, the problem of two Time Travelers, at least, is that you keep meeting in the wrong order.

So we plan on starting this marathon tonight, and I have been researching a recommended order, and thought I would talk about this just a bit. If you’re looking for a Timeline of River Song, I will have that linked below! Continue reading

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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Doctor Who Spoiled?

So somebody, somewhere screwed up big time. This is not just a little screw up this is a pretty monumental screw up. Someone sent out a few copies of the season 7 of Doctor Who before its release date. This means that there are some out there who know “The Name of the Doctor”, which really just isn’t fair. We have been waiting and waiting for the Doctor Who season finale and now it could all be ruined in 160 characters or less.

So what does this mean for those of us without the DVD? What would we do if we were one of the ones who received the DVD? And what happened to make this travesty a reality? Continue reading