Doctor Who: ‘Kinda’

Originally posted 11/22/13, this is Drew Simchik’s second favorite Doctor Who story in his list of five. Which one was number one? Check back tomorrow to see! My first exposure to this Fifth Doctor story was running across the novelisation in a bookstore. The title was written as “Doctor Who — Kinda” and I thought:…

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Doctor Who: Enlightenment

Originally posted 11/22/13 in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary, Drew Simchik wrote a series of articles revisiting his favorite Doctor Who episodes. You can catch them all on BritBox right now to prepare for Peter Capaldi’s return on April 15.  This is #3 of his favorite episodes — read #5 here, and #4 here. It’s…

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Doctor Who: Snakedance

Originally posted November 21, 2013 in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary, we’re going back over Drew Simchik’s favorite Doctor Who episodes (many of which you can find streaming again!) to get ready for the return of Peter Capaldi on April 15. Number 4 of my favorite Doctor Who stories: Snakedance. This is a sequel to…

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Classic ‘Doctor Who’ Finally Streaming Again

Without a lot of hoopla, unless you already were getting emails from the BBC, the venerable network finally launched their long-promised streaming service in the US. Yet upon its initial announcement last week, BritBox was missing something absolutely crucial to the promise: classic Doctor Who episodes, which had been pulled from Hulu last year. Today, those…

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Classic ‘Who’ Favorites: 1977-1989

Editor’s note: Drew Simchik originally contributed this on 11/19/13, to get people revved up for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. The time has come to rev up for the return of Peter Capaldi on April 15. Part 1 of Drew’s retrospective is here. We should probably think of this project as “50 OF my favorite stories,”…

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Wearing A Bit Thin:
Thoughts on the Doctor’s Regenerations

It’s been official since January that Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who, and that his last episode will air at Christmas of this year. More recently it’s been announced that he would be facing the 1966 Cybermen this season — the strange headlamp-and-cloth-face-mask version we saw in their very first appearance, which happened also to…

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Doctor Who: “Time Crash”

Seeing Peter Davison at Gallifrey One this year reminded me of the (sadly) first time I’d seen him as The Doctor. Due to problems getting the local PBS station at the time, I’d not seen his series as the Fifth Doctor, so “Time Crash,” a short done for the UK’s Children in Need charity, was…

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