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Travel, the holidays, illness, then work all conspired to make this review post as late as it is. But we've got a long time, it turns out, until the next episode, so I think I can be forgiven for stalling. We've got a long gap to fill. 

So, the question becomes, what do wall think about Chibnall taking over after S10??? I touch on it within, but am feeling ambivalent. Initially despondent, it took being reminded that he wrote "42" for me to start feeling hopeful. 
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Here's the three-part season finale reaction post again with "Hell Bent" appended. Mind the spoilers ...

One of the small moments I loved but forgot to include in the post ... 
"Have you been travelling?" "From time to time."
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I wish that Clara did not have to die in such a gruesome way. She was irreplaceable in my opinion. But her new acting role will fit her nicely. Long live the companion!
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From the self-aware and sharp to the oblivious and moronic: right wing xenophobes can't seem to admit they love the idea of political correctness, but only when the speech being encouraged is in line with their narrow beliefs. Where "lefty political correctness" is about asking people to treat ...
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The first episode of the three-part Doctor Who season finale was heartbreaking and lovely. Can't wait to see where it goes next ...
<i>Don&rsquo;t</i> read this recap until you&rsquo;ve watched this episode. Really. <em>Don't</em>.
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The second Big Finish I listened to, and the first I decided write up for the blog. The number of titles out there, and coming out all the time, is a bit daunting, but I'm not going to try to listen to them all ... not sure I've got enough expected lifespan left for that to be even be a realistic goal. 

I started with "Light At The End" and picked up a few Five, Six, and Seven stories from a couple years back after that. With Ten and Donna slated to release a few in 2016, those will likely be the next cluster of stories I give a try. 
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For a reconstruction of a story with some significant flaws, that was actually still fun to watch. Would very much like to see this lost broadcast recovered ... 
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+Docteur Who I'm so glad to hear you and your family are OK. I hope travel is smooth and you're able to get home quickly and without incident in the morning.
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The intermediate update with a reaction tonight's episode. Spoiler-y, so steer clear if you haven't watched "Heaven Sent" yet ...
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I think you're a bit harsh on the poor Gatiss. As a writer, I've always thought he was a mixed bag, with a couple of very weak scripts and a few gems here and there. But last night's instalment I found redeemed him. Maybe because contrary to you I knew it would be a stand alone episode.
I liked that in the end, the Doctor himself has been tricked into being part of the sandmen grand plan. It suddenly ironed out all the tiny bits of things not adding up quite right previously; sure the Doctor felt the whole time some things were amiss but couldn't pin point what it was : he couldn't imagine having been unknowingly cast into an infomercial. I thought this was brilliant. And he leaves none the wiser, which is even better, because it means he could be facing the sandmen again any day. Brilliant.
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Spoilers ...  only the first half of the post is safe if you haven't seen Inversion yet. But, wow, that was so good. Heading back to the telly to watch it again :) 
Reading advance reviews, we knew this would be an overtly political story, with direct parallels to the refugee crisis and the West's response to ISIL. One suspects were all either tremendously encouraged, or concerned it was going to be as banal as Ten pinning a poppy to his overcoat.
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It's got fiery explosions and water (if I have one overarching mental image of the RTD era, it's of Ten soaking wet with fire behind him), creepy human-to-alien transformations, an old-fashioned base-under-siege vibe -- in short, there's every reason for it be as well-liked as it is.
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Blogging primarily about Doctor Who while I watch (and re-watch) the entire series. 

Sure, I could have chosen any number of other shows to bounce my interest in philosophy, history, progressive politics, secularism, and pop culture off; but, while others have burned brighter for periods of time, no other series has held my interest for so long. Nor is another likely to. 



 

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