There's Not Much Point In Arguing About Moffat's Doctor Who Any More

I'm still kind of dazed by tonight's episode of Doctor Who. I can't decide if it's a fantastic work of genius or a shaggy-dog story. Maybe both. But it's clearly Steven Moffat turning all of his favorite tropes up to 11. And I came away feeling, more than ever, as though there's not much point debating Moffat's Who. » 9/13/14 7:00pm Saturday 7:00pm

Doctor Who's Ongoing Deconstruction of Heroism Takes A Hilarious Turn

The theme thus far in Doctor Who's eighth season seems to be "deconstructing heroes," most notably the Doctor. The Doctor's questioning whether he's a good man, but also the validity of his battle against evil. It's somewhat grim stuff — until this week's Robin Hood episode, when it turns swashbuckling and hilarious. » 9/06/14 7:00pm 9/06/14 7:00pm

Doctor Who's Russell T. Davies Is The Gay Michael Bay

After watching last night's Doctor Who episode, I wished for the first time ever that Russell T. Davies would stay on to produce a fifth season of the BBC's time-traveling adventure show. Not because I think a fifth RTD season would be good, but because I'm dying to see how he could come up with a zanier and more… » 6/29/08 3:00pm 6/29/08 3:00pm

Doctor Who And The Dumb Girls Who Are Dumb OK

Well, that was a little bit disappointing. I still think Steven Moffat is the best writer for the new version of Doctor Who, the BBC's action-comedy about an eccentric time traveler. But after watching the second part of Moffat's haunted-library two-parter, I have a fuller understanding of exactly what people are… » 6/09/08 5:53pm 6/09/08 5:53pm

Doctor Who Gives A Glimpse Of Its Own Future

The mark of a great episode of time-traveling dramedy Doctor Who: I couldn't think of which "Aha!" moment to include as a little clip with this recap. I settled on the episode's weird little homage to The Matrix (sans blue pill) because it was just such a great little moment, and it opened up the whole episode. But… » 6/02/08 4:57pm 6/02/08 4:57pm

Doctor Who's New Girlfriend GIves Good Phone

Here's the moment where I decided I was actually getting to like brassy comedian Catherine Tate as the new traveling companion for Doctor Who's quirky time-traveler. Yes, she's not nearly as clever as Martha Jones, my number one hero, but that makes her heroics, when they happen, more exciting and suspenseful. I… » 5/06/08 6:30am 5/06/08 6:30am

Sergey Brin Riverdances With Alien Warriors On Doctor Who

When Russell T. Davies (Queer As Folk) first brought the BBC's time-traveling family adventure series Doctor Who back from oblivion, it was just as fresh and exciting as everyone had hoped. New mysteries about the "time war" replaced stale old mythology, and the Doctor was traveling with someone who still had friends… » 4/28/08 4:33pm 4/28/08 4:33pm