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Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel

After a period of several months since I saw “The Girl in the Fireplace”, it’s finally on to the next adventure for David Tennant’s tenth Doctor, “The Rise of the Cybermen”. And if I thought “Fireplace” was fairly good despite

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The End of Time part 2

Disappointing, for many reasons. David Tennant deserved better. But the episode has some very good moments that almost redeem it. It is very much an average season-ender for the Russell T. Davies era with a lot of plot elements that

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The End of Time part 1

You always know that an episode is going to be disappointing when a sonorous narrator intones something meant to be deep and dark and foreboding, but which is so poorly written that it just makes me want to laugh instead.

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The Waters of Mars

“Water always wins.” I have mixed feelings about “The Waters of Mars”, the latest off-year special with David Tennant’s tenth Doctor. On the one hand, it’s a good old fashioned “monsters against a small group of humans” Doctor Who plot

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Journey’s End

Frustrating. That word sums up my reaction to “Journey’s End”, the final episode of Doctor Who’s fourth series. I really want to like this episode, but it has several major flaws that I simply cannot overlook. Once again, as often

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Turn Left

It’s a clip show! Sort of. Okay, not really. “Turn Left” takes the well-worn idea of an alternate timeline created by a time traveller changing the past and does something quite interesting with it. The story follows Donna as she

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Midnight

“Midnight” is the bottle show of season four. It’s limited in scope but still fairly dramatic, using the small cast and single setting to good effect. It reminds me in some ways of the play “Twelve Angry Men” where the

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Time Crash

The first multi-Doctor story of the new series is short and sweet, and a lot of fun. Set in the final minutes of “The Last of the Time Lords” between Martha’s departure and the Titanic crashing through the wall of

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I’m of two minds when it comes to this episode. On the one hand, it’s a pretty strong action runaround with some great visuals and an inventive enemy. On the other hand, the security system that prevents access to the

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The Runaway Bride

I’m not quite sure where to begin with this one. It is very much a mixed bag, and I honestly can’t quite decide whether there’s more good or more bad, but I’m leaning towards the latter. “The Runaway Bride” is

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