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|Posted by SonicR on December 19, 2018 at 7:40 AM||comments (2)|
The votes have been tallied, and the results are in for the Series 11 ABC Whovians Awards!
1. Demons of the Punjab
2. It Takes You Away
4. The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
6. The Woman Who Fell to Earth
7. The Ghost Monument
8. The Witchfinders
9. The Tsuranga Conundrum
10. Arachnids in the UKRead Full Post »
|Posted by SonicR on December 7, 2018 at 6:50 AM||comments (3)|
I must confess that after The Tsuranga Conundrum, I completely lost interest in Series 11. I have yet to see any subsequent episodes, and probably won’t until after the final episode has aired. Even then, it’s a maybe.
Doctor Who has had bad episodes before; The Tsuranga Conundrum is just the latest in a long line. But after every previous bad episode, I’ve kept watching, my enthusiasm by no means dampened. So what happened this time?
If I...Read Full Post »
|Posted by SonicR on October 26, 2018 at 3:30 AM||comments (2)|
The beginning of a new era of Doctor Who is always somewhat of an exercise in trepidation. Having grown accustomed to the previous status quo, with a well-established Doctor and a well-established showrunner, change can be difficult to handle. But as Doctor Who has shown over its almost 55 years, change is an essential component of the programme, and is the reason it is still around today. The big question, then, is whether the show has changed too much for its good?...Read Full Post »
|Posted by SonicR on December 28, 2017 at 8:05 PM||comments (3)|
Doctor Who's annual Christmas Special farewells the 12th Doctor - and the 1st.
Regeneration episodes: a necessity to ensure that Doctor Who continues, exchanging the lead actor for another. Some do a fantastic job at giving a conclusion to the incumbent Doctor's tenure, others...not so much. Thankfully, the former is the case here. Put simply, TRead Full Post »
|Posted by sm on September 2, 2017 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Last month we started a new feature of the site called Member's Pick- where each month a different site member gets to choose a song to share with their fellow members. Last month our song was chosen from one of our original members Patch- who actually vcame up with the name ABC Whovians and started the original ABC Whovians Yahoo! group.
This month's song choice goes to one of our newest members whose contributions and theories have been much appre...Read Full Post »
|Posted by sm on August 11, 2017 at 8:35 PM||comments (2)|
Welcome to a new feature of our website called "Member's Pick".
Each month a different member will get to choose a music video to share on the site.
To get the ball rolling this month ABC Whovians' admin Patch has chosen one of her favourite songs: THANK YOU by Led Zeppelin.
Beautiful choic...Read Full Post »
|Posted by SonicR on July 7, 2017 at 9:35 AM||comments (2)|
The Eaters of Light is the first New Series story to be written by someone who also penned a script for the Classic Series. The author in question is Rona Munroe, and her previous Doctor Who contribution is actually the final story of the Classic era – 1989’s Survival. The Eaters of Light is a vastly different beast than Survival, but that can’t hide the fact that it is distinctly underwhelming.
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|Posted by SonicR on July 4, 2017 at 7:40 AM||comments (2)|
Despite the Ice Warriors being Doctor Who’s version of the ‘little green men from Mars’, the fact that they come from our planetary neighbour has never been anything of importance – an interesting titbit of information at most, and hardly relevant to the plot. As such, it’s tremendously satisfying to see them in action on their home planet, in an epis...Read Full Post »
|Posted by SonicR on June 20, 2017 at 6:25 AM||comments (1)|
Three-parters return with the Monks: mysterious aliens who seek to invade Earth – but only if they’re asked. It’s an interesting premise, but unfortunately the execution is somewhat lacking. As a whole, it fails to congeal into one unified story; while there are elements carried over between the three episodes, they never really cap...Read Full Post »
|Posted by SonicR on May 20, 2017 at 4:10 AM||comments (2)|
A solid historical romp, focusing yet again on the burgeoning friendship between the Doctor and Bill. Said friendship is given its first test, with Bill questioning the Doctor's past actions and morality. Thankfully, such conflict is solved organically and satisfactorily, allowing the episode to continue with foiling the plans of what is admittedly a one-note villain, whose only character trait is that he's racist. Still, the Doctor's punch w...Read Full Post »