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Doctor Who Christmas Special: “The Husbands of River Song”

Doctor Who's surprising jaunty Christmas special scores points merely by dint of being watchable without resort to the saccharine or the mawkish, and whets the appetite for series 10.

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Justin Richards Delivers a Mixed Bag in Doctor Who: The Time Lord Letters

This is a thick and glossy volume featuring the Doctor's correspondence across time and space.

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Doctor Who and the Master Really Get in Your Face, 3D-Style

The BBC's 3D treatment of Doctor Who episodes ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death in Heaven’ makes the cruel plot twists truly pop.

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Doctor Who: Series 9 Episode 12 - “Hell Bent”

Why couldn’t the Doctor’s recently deceased companion do the right thing, and stay dead?

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Winning (and Losing) the West: ‘Red Wolf #1’

The Old West gives Marvel a new hero and a fresh shot of diversity.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 11 - “Heaven Sent”

It would be asking a lot of any actor to carry almost an hour of prime-time television on their own, but not Peter Capaldi.

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Doctor Who: Series 9 Episode 10 - “Face the Raven”

Trap streets and teleport bracelets abound in this week's stand-out installment, with writer Sarah Dollard delivering the first masterpiece of the Capaldi era.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 9 - “Sleep No More”

Horror-lite or mad scientist thriller? "Sleep No More" straddles genres like a jockey riding two horses at once.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 8 - “The Zygon Inversion”

In an episode big on dramatic revelations, the biggest was Jenna Coleman’s extraordinary performance as Clara Oswald.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 7 - “The Zygon Invasion”

The Doctor's moral compass, among other things, goes haywire in this curious episode.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 6 - “The Woman Who Lived”

A bleak but compelling episode that may -- or may not -- have witnessed the arrival of the Doctor's new companion

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Doctor Who: Series 9 Episode 5 - “The Girl Who Died”

The real problem with the enemy -- with the whole first half of the episode, in fact -- is that he’s a colossal red herring.

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‘The Doctors Are In’ Tries to Be All Things to All Readers

Alas, the holding of passionate views does not in itself make for compelling reading.

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Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 4 - “Before the Flood”

The second half of this two-parter is an object lesson in how to make good drama.

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6 Oct 2015 // 10:00 AM

Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 3 - “Under the Lake”

“Under the Lake's" writing, direction, and performances manages to breath new life into a tired premise.

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29 Sep 2015 // 9:00 AM

‘Doctor Who’: Season 9, Episode 2 - The Witches Familiar

In part two of the season opener, writer Stephen Moffat relies on easy solutions to the impossible problems set up in part one.

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Doctor Who, Season 9, Episode 1: ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’

Series 9's opener sees the Doctor come face to face with an old enemy -- in the most unexpected way.

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‘The Gamechangers’ Changes Nothing But the Actual Events

The biased The Gamechangers, a behind-the scenes docudrama of the creation of Grand Theft Auto, only reinforces game/gamer stereotypes.

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If We Lose BBC Three, Will We Lose Our Sense of Humor, Too?

With the apparently inevitable closure of BBC Three, comedy lovers will mourn the loss of an important television ally. Will the Internet save it?

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‘The Crimson Field’ Addresses War and the Changing Roles of Women

The Crimson Field may not completely enthrall but it is consistently interesting. For a show without grand ambition, you can say much worse.

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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