Category Archives: Doctor Who

The Eleventh Hour

“All children, except one, grow up.” -J.M Barrie, The Adventures of Peter Pan In The Eleventh Hour, we meet the eleventh Doctor and his new companion, Amelia Pond. This two-part introduction is as much about young Amelia as it is about the … Continue reading

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The Waters of Mars

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. -John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (Lord Acton) In Waters of Mars, the Doctor travels alone to a Martian research station run by scientists from Earth. Upon meeting the crew he grows inexplicably melancholy. Later, we discover … Continue reading

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[Don’t] Blink

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle   Evil. It’s he-ere.

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Blind Faith

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution. David Joseph Schwartz In this two-part episode, The Impossible … Continue reading

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The Thirst for Adventure

But I’m an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery. Karlheinz Stockhausen In School Reunion, the Doctor and Rose travel to a secondary school and go undercover as a substitute physics teacher and a lunch lady. They soon discover that … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Power

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. Albert Einstein In The Christmas Invasion, we get a chance to meet the Tenth Doctor for the first time. Newly regenerated, he … Continue reading

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The Enemy of My Enemy

Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. Friedrich Nietzsche In Dalek, Rose and the Doctor find themselves in a museum run by a rich collector of all things alien. Among the “objects” in this museum is the … Continue reading

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The Doctor Dances

The first casualty when war comes is truth. Hiram Johnson We follow the Doctor and Rose into WWII-era London as they pursue a mysterious capsule through time. While searching for the capsule, they encounter a small boy in a gas … Continue reading

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So It Begins

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C. S. Lewis I find it fitting that we begin our study of Dr. Who with … Continue reading

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