Tag: Television: Doctor Who

Movie: Doctor Who (1996)

Posted 22 January, 2012 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments


While transporting the remains of the Master, an evil Time Lord, the Doctor suffers a TARDIS malfunction and ends up in San Francisco in 1999. The Master escapes and assumes a bodily form, the Doctor regenerates, and with the help of an attractive heart surgeon the Doctor must locate and defeat the Master before the turn of the millennium at midnight.

So, as I mentioned some time ago, I became a huge fan of Doctor Who last year. I haven’t really delved back to classic Who very much yet (pretty much been watching the revival series) aside from the special “The Five Doctors” and clips here and there but I was keen to check out the 1996 movie. Paul McGann is a fantastic actor (loved him in 1998’s Our Mutual Friend) and I’ve been hearing from the fandom at how unfortunate that he only got a movie. Well, I finally got around to watching it!

Spoilers if you have not watched the movie and/or not familiar with the fandom!

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Television: ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special (2011)

Posted 1 January, 2012 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)

It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home, in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring Matt Smith as the Doctor.

He promises to repay her kindness – all she has to do is make a wish.

Three years later, a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. She is crippled with grief at the news her husband has been lost over the channel, but determined to give Lily and Cyril the best Christmas ever.

The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true…

Coming out of Series 6 feeling confused and letdown after the tightly-written and highly-entertaining Series 5, I didn’t have very high expectations about this Christmas episode. After seeing the first trailer with the obvious use of elements from The Chronicles of Narnia, I was left even less enthused. Nonetheless, I sat down to watch it with my family and was entertained enough by the episode. The following review contains some spoilers from the episode!

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Television: ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special (2010)

Posted 1 January, 2012 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

So as some of you may have noticed on my Twitter, I’ve recently gotten into watching Doctor Who. I started watching it in chunks because I was finishing up my thesis at the time, but I watched the episodes out of order (as we didn’t get the DVDs in order). I’m almost completely caught up, though I have a good chunk of series 3 to go. In the meantime, I got around to watching Matt Smith’s two Christmas specials as the Doctor today with my family =)

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (2010)

Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way the Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser, in a festive edition of the time-travelling adventure, written by Steven Moffat. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve?

The following review may contain spoilers!

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