Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood

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When the TARDIS is set on random, you can end up anywhere, anytime- and as it happens, the Doctor and Donna have landed in the 42nd century, on the so-called “Ood sphere” where Ood are raised and shipped across the galaxies to serve humanity. According to those in charge, the Ood are happy to serve, but when a condition known as “Red-Eye” starts turning the docile aliens into angry killers, it may only be the first clue as to the questionable practices going on behind the scenes. Continue reading

Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii

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When the Doctor plans to take Donna to Ancient Rome, he manages to mess up once again, landing them in Pompeii- on volcano day. Naturally, Donna wants to change the past, but the Doctor insists that they don’t interfere- at least until he learns that aliens are already at work in this time period. Can the Doctor foil an alien plot without changing a fixed point in history?

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Doctor Who: Partners in Crime

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There’s a new diet revolution in Britain; forget exercise and healthy eating- with just one pill a day from Adipose Industries, the fat just walks away! Of course, if something looks too good to be true, it usually means that something strange is going on behind the scenes- and who better to investigate that than the Doctor? But he isn’t the only one on the case, for in the hopes of finding the elusive Time Lord, a certain Donna Noble has also taken an interest in Adipose Industries…

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Doctor Who Christmas Special: Voyage of the Damned

Christmas usually means crackers, turkey (those few not culled due to bird flu), presents and relatives both unwanted and desired, but it has also come to mean something else- that a Doctor Who Christmas Special will be aired. In 2005, I thought little of David Tennant’s introduction to the role (despite liking him now), and in 2006 Catherine Tate’s inclusion meant that I didn’t bother to watch at all, but happily 2007 had something better to offer.

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Doctor Who: Last of the Time Lords

And so we come to the end of another reason to update this blog, meaning that I really should watch more Stargate Atlantis and write that review of Eragon that I keep going on about. In the meantime, I’d like to ask for some feedback from you, the three people who read this blog- would you like me to go back and do posts like this for the last two seasons of Doctor Who? Or, even if you wouldn’t particularly care one way or another if it never happened, would you read them if they did appear?

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A year has passed since that fateful day when the Toclafane descended and the Master took control of Earth, and the Earth of today is very different. With the aged Doctor, Captain Jack and the Jones family as his prisoners, the Master pursues an aggressive agenda, building machines of war so that he can expand his empire throughout the galaxy, all in the name of the deceased Time Lords. Yet on the surface of Earth, one woman’s name is spoken of in reverence as the one person who can put things right- and that name is none other than Martha Jones.

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Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums

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Thanks to Captain Jack’s time hopper, our heroes are able to return to the twenty-first century- only to find that the Master got there eighteen months before them. Having taken on the role of politician Harry Saxon, the Master has just managed to get himself elected as Prime Minister, and it seems certain that he isn’t going to use this position of power for the good of the people. Can the Doctor hope to foil the plans of his old nemesis, or is there no stopping the Saxon administration?

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Doctor Who: Utopia

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The Tardis is no stranger to travelling in time, but it has never before been all the way to the end of the universe- and especially not with Captain Jack clinging onto the outside! Now, the Captain, Doctor and Martha find themselves on one of the last planets in existence, where the last humans in existence try to defend themselves from the fanged Futurekind and launch a rocket to take them to the fabled Utopia.

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Doctor Who: Blink

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When Sally Sparrow decides to explore an abandoned house, she has no idea just what she is getting herself into. Starting from a piece of graffiti addressed to her from ‘the Doctor, 1969’, Sally finds herself drawn into a mystery spanning four decades, and centred on a mysterious race known only as the Weeping Angels. Continue reading

Doctor Who: The Family of Blood

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Now that The Family are making an overt move, Martha and the others are desperately in need of the Doctor- but all they have is John Smith. Even if the boys of the school can defend themselves against the relentless aliens, will they be able to find the watch in time- and even if they do, does John Smith want to relinquish his human existence to once again take up the mantle of the lonely god?

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Doctor Who: Human Nature

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When the Doctor becomes the target of a relentless group of hunters, he realises that desperate times call for desperate measures, and decides to hide in 1913 England- as a human. With his DNA rewritten and his memory sealed into a pocket watch, the Doctor begins his life as the headmaster of a public school, with Martha as his loyal maid. But even with all the instructions he left behind for her, how will Martha cope when he starts falling in love, much less know what to do when their pursuers finally catch up to them?

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