Doctor Who – The Magicians Apprentice – Thoughts




Each year I say to myself I will keep a record or review each episode of Doctor Who and then something comes up or my procrastination comes into play and I never quite get around to it. This year, I am determined to do it. I am hoping that I’ll be able to get the reviews or thoughts out quicker than I have this week, but anyway, here are my thoughts on last Saturdays episode “The Magicians Apprentice”.


Erasing The Doctor

If I was to ask you what sprang to mind when I said the words “Doctor Who”, you, depending on which Doctor was “your” Doctor could possibly answer:

Bow-ties are cool!
Really Long Scarf’s!
Celery in the Lapel
Weeping Angels

It could be a list a mile long.

For me though it changes on a daily basis. I don’t really have a 100% firm MY Doctor… IF I am pinned down to just ONE, then it would probably have to be David Tennant. I found his performance to be everything I wanted from a Doctor, but to be honest, every Actor that has portrayed the great medic has something that the others just haven’t and makes them unique and MY Doctor whilst I am watching that story. (more…)

The Man Who Wore Sanitary Pads

Like millions of kids, growing up my parents read newspapers 7 days a week. I know it was 7 days a week because they made me go and fetch them from the shop or bring them home after I finished my


paper round in the morning. They would also read the local paper that would be delivered in the afternoon, The Evening Post.  As I got a little older I started to read the Sunday papers (and not just the comics either). During the week, I would scan the back pages for Sports news whilst doing my Paper Round but I didn’t really have time for much else during the week. The only other periodical I would read during the week would be Kerrang the Heavy Metal Bible (back then, I haven’t read that in a while). (more…)

Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf – BBC Radio 7 – 2007

Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf
The Radio Version
BBC Radio 7

Toby-1In 2006 Doctor Who mania was bubbling up. It wasn’t the massive behemoth we know today, but the undercurrent was there. Christopher Ecclestone had just left and a tall gangly actor from Scotland had stepped up to take over by the name of David Tennant and things were never going to be quite the same again. (more…)


What should one do when every morning you wake up and think –

“Today is the day the duck is broken! Today is the day I get back on the horse and get back to the grind and get back to my old self.”

…and then at Midnight you shut down the screen and you realise that it was just another Tuesday like the previous Monday where nothing got written and it was just like the previous Friday where no decent photograph was taken? (more…)

Heads In The Stars

It seems that I have dragged my family into outer space and beyond lately. It has been no secret that I have a penchant for Science Fiction and Fantasy in my entertainment choices, given an option between the mind numbing experience of sitting through any of the “reality” game shows that proliferate the TV these days or some kind of limb reduction with a Rusty Spoon (Why a Rusty Spoon? Because it hurts more!), I’ll take the rusty spoon thank you very much. (more…)

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