Tag: Peter Capaldi

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Doctor Who – a Gimmick Too Far?

Like many of Peter Capaldi’s previous episodes, the premise of The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar sound fantastic on paper, but the results are very so-so. The notion of the Master teaming up with the Doctor and Clara to defeat the Daleks has a very classic Doctor Who vibe, and acts as a nice…

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Doctor Who, The Musketeers, and The Wrong Mans – 2014 in Review

Sherlock’s resurrection on New Year’s Day, the shocking death of several characters in Westeros, Martin Freeman’s despicable character in Fargo, Matthew McConaughey’s successful move from film to TV in True Detective: it’s certainly been a stellar year for TV in 2014. But amongst these gems there have been shows hyped up so much that they’ve…

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Review: Doctor Who Series 8

Just as it has been with every new incarnation of the enigmatic time traveller, the expectations for Peter Capaldi’s first series on Doctor Who were high. He had to make us all forget about that floppy-haired fellow who was obsessed with bow ties, and win us round to a decidedly grumpier Doctor with much bushier…

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Mistress of Pain: Inside Doctor Who’s New Master

We finally got a female Time Lord, but not the one we anticipated. For those of you who have been living in a cave for the past few weeks, The Master is now The Mistress. The clues were there as usual, Steven Moffat teasing the audience similarly to the whole ‘Silence Will Fall’ arc which…

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