Tag Archives: Steven Moffat

Doing Expressions When I’m Trying to be Enigmatic – “The Pilot” Review

Since writing reviews and blog posts was how I first immersed myself in this whole Doctor Who thing, I’m the return of my favorite show, enhanced by the introduction of a fantastic new lead actress and the impending departure of its lead actor … Continue reading

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The Brothers Grimm, Lovely Fellas – “Heaven Sent” Review

I went into “Heaven Sent” prepared to love it. I mean, come on. It’s weird, experimental Doctor Who starring Peter Capaldi in what the industry calls a single-hander, a prestige piece by Steven Moffat, and directed by Rachel Talalay. Of … Continue reading

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I Am Afraid, But I Will Sing – “The Girl Who Died”/”The Woman Who Lived” Review

The thing that really stands out about this melancholy and lyrical pair of episodes is how much they appear to be setting up and playing into, even more than the first four, the seasonal arc regarding the departure of Clara. … Continue reading

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Always Mercy – “The Witch’s Familiar” Review

I have to confess to be slightly disappointed by “The Witch’s Familiar” on my initial viewings. Neither half had the slightly mystical vibe implied by the titles. Clara was frustratingly passive throughout the episode. The Doctor/Davros plot didn’t really end … Continue reading

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I Need My Friend Back – “Death in Heaven” Review

Time to get these bad boys finished up. I’ve heard it said recently that Moffat is better at rewriting Russell T. Davies scripts than either of them are at writing original works. While I wouldn’t go that far (it does … Continue reading

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It Was Boring – “Dark Water” Review

“Dark Water”, the first part of the first two-part finale since 2010’s fifth series of Doctor Who, starts the with gut-punch we’ve been building towards in the past series. The shock of it is not just the loss of Danny, but losing … Continue reading

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“Go away humans” – “The Caretaker” Review

I am so very behind. This was a fun one. Moffat compared it to “The Lodger,” and I can certainly see that: Trademark Gareth Roberts humor, the Doctor passing for human in a mundane setting, mistaken identity hijinks. However, while “The … Continue reading

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