Category Archives: A Madman With A Box

Doctor Who Guest Review: The Time of The Doctor


The time has come at last for Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor to face Trenzalore, the oldest question in the universe hidden in plain sight, and his own inevitable death. But this is no ordinary Christmas special. For this ties all … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Doctor Who 50th Day of The Doctor Review


I am sorry that this review has been so long coming, but I needed some time to gather my thoughts, and in the wake of the Christmas special and Matt’s farewell, maybe it is best reviewing back to back. And … Continue reading

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Count The Shadows


When you’re a Whovian, if somebody mentions a library you immediately think of the episode Silence In The Library and the Vashta Nerada: I’m sure that library staff the world over are fed up with asking someone if they need … Continue reading

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The Life And Times Of A Transient Journalist


I am most definitely not dead, but a lot of things have been happening – both to me and for me. My time has recently been taken up with gardening, cross-stitch, writing for What Culture, running a Facebook group with … Continue reading

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Yatta!


Translation: I did it! And what better picture than a delighted Hiro Nakamura to express my happiness? This week has been seriously rough on me, what with my autistic son being transferred and sectioned to a young adult facility and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Name of the Doctor Review


I have re-watched this episode three times and even now I am not sure that this review can possibly do justice to what I saw on the screen. Yes. The Name of The Doctor was that audacious, that mind blowing, … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Doctor Who Review: Nightmare in Silver


The hype for this episode was at a fever pitch. The last time Neil Gaiman wrote an episode for Doctor Who, he wrote what most people would call a game changing masterpiece. The second that Cybermen were mentioned, my hopes … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Review: The Crimson Horror


Stop the press!! Call the Prime minister, call the show producers, call up the entire internet, call Stephan Moffat. Yes guys. That’s right. For the first time in New Who’s run I’ve actually REALLY enjoyed a Mark Gatiss episode! I … Continue reading

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Guest Review: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS


I’m still not entirely sure that this episode makes an iota of sense and I’ve watched the episode twice now. How did Clara end up with a literal reset button? How did time reassert itself with the two brothers touching? … Continue reading

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Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS, And Speculations About The Doctor’s Name


I’m going to leave the proper review to my lovely guest writer because she’s pretty awesome at breaking down Classic and New Who. However, I will say this much: For all of its ridiculousness and familiar plot twists and ideas … Continue reading

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