I loved the three Doctor Who specials and intend to rewatch before the Christmas episode. Neil Patrick Harris as the Toymaker in the third one was brilliant casting. His routine inside UNIT HQ was wonderful silliness.
I have no issue with the way the regeneration played out in the third one. 📺
Having successfully avoided any references to Doctor Who online today I’m going to settle in and watch the first 60th special. I’m a big fan of the Tennant and Tate 2008 season so very much looking forward to them together again on my screen. 📺
The nights have warmed up so time to pack this bit of fabric away until the head needs to be kept warm again.
If you start now and watch seven episodes a week (including specials) you will have completed all of the 2005 onward episodes of Doctor Who before the 60th special airs in November. 📺
A polar blast delivering a single digit cold snap to most of Eastern Australia is the perfect reason to pull out some fandom winter gear a little earlier than normal.
Tonight, my feet will be kept warm by hand knitted woollen TARDIS socks and my head by a police box beanie.
The news that Murray Gold is returning to Doctor Who is quite exciting, for me anyway.
I love the way each season he created new material, giving each important character their own piece. You hear Clara’s theme and you see that leaf blowing on the wind. You hear “I am the Doctor” and you see Eleven leaping into action.
Hearing his theme in 2005 when the Doctor finally returned to our screens was just so exciting. It was a new arrangement but so familiar and took me straight back to how hearing that music as a boy meant the latest episode was starting and for 25 minutes I was going to be caught up in an adventure in time and space.
“Sometimes I think there’s something missing, like I had something lovely … and it’s gone”
The trailer for the 2023 Doctor Who specials has plenty to create excitement but also ensures it doesn’t give away the plot. Perfect.
Waiting a year to see the episode? Not perfect.
About to finalise my last 2022 to-do list. If something isn’t on it today, it’s not getting done this year. It amuses me to write my lists in a notebook with exterminate on it. I bought 12 on sale when the ABC Australia shops closed years ago and sadly this is the last one.