Understanding Doctor Who Part X: Indexing the Past

Two things struck me after I compiled the Doctor Who extravaganza of the last couple weeks. 1) NINE parts? That's an odd number! And 2) there were things I didn't cover because, well, I'd covered them before a year or two ago. In other words, this is my Cheap Part Ten - links to older essays that have something to teach. I'll pepper it with odd Doctor Who pics I have on hand to keep it interesting to long-time readers.

The Many Faces of Doctor Who
Regeneration, what is it good for? And how it's worked it's magic on the program for the past 45 years.

Everybody Likes Doctor Who
Why do people inately trust the Doctor wherever he goes?

Rose: A Female Doctor
Rose in Series 2... in the shadow of the Bad Wolf? Understanding why she gets all bratty and stuff.

Martha'll Do Juuuuuust Fine
How do you follow Rose? Includes a review of Smith and Jones.

They Had Me at Shakespeare, but Lost Me at Code
The Shakespeare Code reviewed. I've since grown a lot fonder of this episode!

Life is a Highway

Theories about Gridlock, and the episode reviewed.

Where's the Racism?
Explores New Who's propensity for featuring diversity in historical settings, and reviews The Daleks in Manhattan.

Evolution of the Species

New Who's religious undertones and a review of The Evolution of the Daleks

The Lazarus Experiment reviewed.

24, 42, 52... Who Has All the Same Ideas?

Explores how Doctor Who has always stolen... sorry, borrowed from other sources to fuel its plots, and 42 reviewed.

(De)canonizing Doctor Who

A review of Human Nature turns into a discussion of what it means that this New Adventure novel became a television story.

The Inhuman(e) Doctor
Part 2 of Doctor Who's religious undertones discussion, and The Family of Blood reviewed.

Blink and You'll Miss It
A review of Blink.

Enter: The Master
A short introduction to the Master, and Utopia reviewed.

The Sound of... Time War History
Trying to decipher what happened during the Time War in a review of The Sound of Drums.

The Doctor's Deceptions

My review of Last of the Time Lords at the time. I've since gotten over it and like it much better.

On Companionship

Can a companion actually return? Who could have become companions but didn't? And an early forecast of Donna's greatness.

You Were My Doctor

Every Doctor is SOMEone's Doctor. Why this is and a review of Time Crash.

Have a Pretty Grim Christmas, Actually

A review of Voyage of the Damned (that for once, I still feel I rightly panned) brings us up to Series 4.

Top 10 Most Terrifying Doctor Who Monsters
To file under Behind the Sofa.



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