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Doctor Who Series 8 Speculation – The Master

Long before Series 8 of Doctor Who started, there were rumors and speculation about the return of the Doctor’s old, eternal nemesis: the Master. Another Time Lord like the Doctor, the Master has been around on the show for decades, with all sorts of evil, sneaky, chaotic schemes.

The Master returned in recent years to be the one other Time Lord not trapped in the time-lock that holds in the Time War. That meant he was even more free to release his schemes on the universe – especially because the Doctor, the one person who could probably stop him, didn’t expect him.

He showed back up, was a connection to the Time Lords, who were manipulating him to return to the universe… and we now know the Time Lords could actually come back, so anything is possible! So even with the Master seemingly defeated and gone, I imagine that’s happened before in the past, and we should never consider him dead and gone. So the stage is set for the return of the Master – so what could happen with him? Thoughts and opinions to follow!

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Science Fiction and Religion – Doctor Who and The Doctor’s Wife

As it is Doctor Who Week (well, at least the 50th Anniversary week), I am going to keep going with my Doctor Who theme! The other day I wrote a post about personified evil, in the Doctor Who episode The Satan Pit. I wanted to once again use the thought of Science Fiction and Religion to consider another Doctor Who episode: The Doctor’s Wife.

This award-winning episode written by Neil Gaiman really is one of the finest episodes of Doctor Who there probably has been or will be. The reason I feel like I can say that is because it explores and discusses the very heart of what the show is, of what happens in it, of that most important and constant of the Doctor’s companions: the TARDIS. Or should I say, the Doctor is the most important and constant of the TARDIS’s companions?

And if you are going to personify an abstract concept, there’s probably not a better writer than Neil Gaiman for the job. Check out Neverwhere (which a guest blogger discussed here on Comparative Geeks before) or American Gods to see what I mean. So as Neil Gaiman is someone who has breathed life into gods, I think I am not out of line in approaching this episode from the stance of Science Fiction and Religion. So read on, for a discussion of this episode, and larger considerations! Spoilers of course!

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After Series Seven of Doctor Who… What Do I Think Might Happen in the 50th Anniversary Special?

The other day, I blogged about Doctor Who Series Seven. After looking back at that, I’m looking forward. It was a season of nostalgia, of memories of Doctor Who seasons we’ve never even watched. So, not perfect, but it’s kept us entertained.

So I also blogged about what we might expect from the 50th Anniversary Special, coming later this year – what seems likely, now that the special is the next episode?

I also explored some ideas of what a really epic plotline for Doctor Who might be – in terms of making a Doctor Who movie, but which could also be where they are going with a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. So let’s see if any of these ideas still have traction!

Let’s look back at my hypotheses, and consider what they’ve set up for themselves so far! Spoilers for Season 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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