Tag Archives: Doctor Who

Classroom Nostalgia

Currently in class we are talking about logical fallacies, the mistakes that people tend to make when arguing about any given topic.  While the lessons are a bit long, I quite enjoy them.  One thing this last year has hit … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching, Television | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Day before the Doctor

It wasn’t until today that I realized that the US version of The Office and the rebooted version of Doctor Who came into the world at the same time (15 years ago this week).  The Office gets a lot more … Continue reading

Posted in Television | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Dangers of the Mega-Narrative

There’s been something strange creeping into my approach to serial storytelling over the last few years that has finally (and fully?) nested in my viewing habits of Doctor Who. Anyone growing up reading comics in the 1970s and 1980s knows … Continue reading

Posted in Comics, Television | Tagged | Leave a comment

From Spyfall to Planetfall

One thing an early January start-date allows for Doctor Who is that there’s not much broadcast TV competition.  What makes it even sweeter is that the season, two episodes in, has really leaned into the show’s mythology more than every … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching, Television | Tagged | Leave a comment

Spyfall with Spoilers

Well, I spent most of today on an airplane or two.  I have to admit, the American Airlines route from HNL to BNA through ORD is quite good.  The success of it depends on weather and delays, I think, but … Continue reading

Posted in Television, Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Early Running with the Doctor

2019 was supposed to be the year that I revisited some of my favorite British television.  Doctor Who.  Spaced.  Downton Abbey.  Sherlock.  The movies of Edgar Wright.  Simon Pegg movies not directed by Edgar Wright.  The claymation of Nick Park. … Continue reading

Posted in Television, Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Thirteen Incoming

The BBC released a teaser clip for the upcoming 11th series of Doctor Who.  It’s a first in two ways: first female Doctor (Jodie Whitaker) and first season for a new show-runner (Chris Chibnall).  If the show is a smartly … Continue reading

Posted in Television | Tagged | Leave a comment

Twelfth and Final?

Hard to believe that we’re less than a week away from the end of Peter Capaldi’s run as the Doctor.  When the Doctor Who Christmas special airs on Christmas Day, we’ll see then end of both Capaldi and show-runner Steve … Continue reading

Posted in Television | Tagged | Leave a comment

“Twice Upon a Time”

Here’s today’s teaser release for the Doctor Who Christmas Special.  No River Song saying “spoilers” needed here.

Posted in Television | Tagged | Leave a comment

Thirteen and Counting

And so the thirteenth Doctor has been revealed: This is the first person playing the Doctor that I have any kind of viewing history with (Barty Crouch, Jr. doesn’t count for Tennant).  Jodie Whittaker has played the part of Beth … Continue reading

Posted in Television | Tagged | Leave a comment