Matt Smith as the Doctor in Order: S7 Episode 7 The Rings of Akhaten

The latest in my series of Reviews of the Matt Smith Doctor Who years Summary: The Doctor takes Clara on her first trip to another planet but will a fun cultural ceremony mean doom? Plot: After traveling through Clara's pass The Doctor takes her they enjoy a market place and a ceremony where Clara meets … Continue reading Matt Smith as the Doctor in Order: S7 Episode 7 The Rings of Akhaten

An Army of Tlotoxls Dr. Who, The Aztecs and Radical Islam

IAN: If only you could stand away from this thing, you'd see it clearly. Autloc's the extraordinary man here. He's the reasonable one, the civilised one, the one that's prepared to listen to advice. But he's one man, Barbara. One man. Doctor Who The Aztecs 1964 “Be it so. This burning of widows is your … Continue reading An Army of Tlotoxls Dr. Who, The Aztecs and Radical Islam

An Army of Barbaras Dr. Who, The Aztecs and Radical Islam

Page 1  Page 2  Page 3 and so we return to the present day. What were the lessons of that episode? Barbara's expertise on the Aztecs was in the classroom, when she said: BARBARA: Ah, well, that was one of my specialties, Susan. what she knew about the Aztecs came from her studies and while … Continue reading An Army of Barbaras Dr. Who, The Aztecs and Radical Islam

Dr. Who the Aztecs a Summary (Contains Spoilers)

Page 1  Page 2 Page 3 The TARDIS lands in pre-conquistador Mexico inside a tomb as the crew go outside they examine the area.  The Doctor's grandchild Susan comments on the barbarism of the Aztecs but Barbara while putting on a bracelet counters: BARBARA: Oh, that was only one side to their nature. The other … Continue reading Dr. Who the Aztecs a Summary (Contains Spoilers)

Dr. Who the Aztecs TONIGHT on BBC AMERICA

Tonight comes the first of the BBC specials celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who BBC America plans to do a doctor a month starting with the 1st Doctor William Hartnell. After the Special they will show an episode from the Hartnell era. I had expected them to go with the very first Dr. Who … Continue reading Dr. Who the Aztecs TONIGHT on BBC AMERICA

Two less missing episodes for Doctor Who

For Doctor Who fans the gap between the end of the season and the Christmas special is a time in the wilderness, made slightly worse because Rich's Comic Blog is also on hiatus until 2012. However there is joy in the Doctor Who Universe as two episodes that have been lost for over 45 years … Continue reading Two less missing episodes for Doctor Who

Doctor Who Regenerations through the decades

The BBC has made a concerted effort this year to push Doctor Who in America. One of the things that might confuse people are the different faces. Doctor Who has been around almost as long as I have. The First episode premiered just six months after I was born. The series the actor in the … Continue reading Doctor Who Regenerations through the decades

In appreciation of William Hartnell: the first Doctor.

When you see polls of the most popular doctors William Hartnell seem to be often forgotten, very few of his episodes survive as a whole and although we have seen glimpses of him in the current series he remains largely ignored as the generation that watched his episodes are in their late 50's or above. … Continue reading In appreciation of William Hartnell: the first Doctor.

Doctor Who Series 5 Episode 6: The Vampires of Venice

Considering the Vampire Craze it was inevitable that we would have a vampire episode in Doctor who. Way back in Season 18 (Tom Baker era) it was established that there was a war between the Time Lords and the "minions of the great one" (vampires) so for us old timers this was no surprise, but … Continue reading Doctor Who Series 5 Episode 6: The Vampires of Venice

If you wonder why I love the Doctor Who Series so much…

It's moments like this: Yes my inner geek is really shining today, it's been highly repressed for a bit. Update: Is there a line better than "Basically, RUN!"? Update 2: Yes I had to use a 2nd video the first one was pulled.

Dr. Who the Companion Chronicles; The Drowned World: Amazon Review

My Review of Big Finish's Companion Chronicles 3.1 The Drowned World featuring veteran actress Jean Marsh as Sara Kingdom companion of the 1st Doctor is available at Amazon.com here. I strongly suggest that before you consider buying this episode you go to the Mike's comics web site and pick up the episode Home Truths which … Continue reading Dr. Who the Companion Chronicles; The Drowned World: Amazon Review

Let’s change the Subject: who is your favorite Doctor?

Since Rich has finished his last story and hasn't started his next story yet and we need a change of pace to get my mind off of all of the stupid stuff we've had to deal with today. So lets have a fun poll that has (almost) nothing political about it: The Ron Paul thing … Continue reading Let’s change the Subject: who is your favorite Doctor?