It’s official…David Tennant has announced that he will be leaving Doctor Who following the filming of four specials in 2009. After three and a half years, Tennant will say goodbye to the TARDIS.
According to a recent article in Great Britian’s infamous paper, The Sun, Patrick Stewart has agreed to a role in next season’s Doctor Who series.
Not long ago I was directed to a Doctor Who goodie that many of the American viewers may have missed. Last November, as part of the BBC Children In Need telethon 2007, aired a wonderful mini-episode of Doctor Who titled Time Crash.
Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Humans instinctively fear that which we do not understand, that which is different. We fear the dark because we don’t know what might be lurking out there, waiting and watching. This fear has kept us alive for millienia. It is this fear that takes center stage in Midnight, the latest episode of Doctor Who to air on the SciFi Channel. Trapped on a disabled cruise liner during a daytrip to the crystalline planet Midnight, fear of the unknown grows into a deadly paranoia that threatens the life of the Doctor as well as another passenger.
The following recap contains spoilers.
Keep out of the shadows and avoid spoilers. This is good advice coming from the latest two part Doctor Who episodes, “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead”. In these episodes the Doctor and Donna encounter creatures so deadly, the best advice he has is to run. From a man as resourceful as the Doctor, this is a very bad sign.
Starting this week, I’d like to provide you with a review of the latest episode of Doctor Who to air in the US. Doctor Who is currently in it’s fourth season and airing in this country on the Scifi Channel Fridays at 9 PM. The British fans of the Doctor are several episodes ahead of us Americans. My goal is to remain spoiler free while still discussing an overview of the episodes.
I’ll begin with my review of last week’s episode “The Unicorn and the Wasp”. It is the seventh episode of the season. I realize that episode eight aired Friday night but I’m holding back that recap for a couple of reasons. First, “The Unicorn and the Wasp” was a wonderful episode and I can’t wait to tell you about it. Second, episode eight is a two-parter. I’d like to wait and cover both parts at once. Finally, with only five new episodes remaining in season four, I don’t want to miss a single one.