Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy – Dork Review

Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy

Last time: dinosaurs. This week, Doctor Who hits another trope: the Western. And with “Mercy” writ large in the title, it’s no surprise the Doctor’s here to wrestle with thorny issues of justice, ethics and clemency. Obviously, aliens, horses and shootouts too. Watch it on iPlayer before … [Read more...]

Doctor Who – New Series 7 Trailer!

Doctor Who - Series 7

The latest Doctor Who trailer has just appeared! With just over three weeks until the likely air date of August 25th, it was about time we saw some promo, and sure enough, here's a full 90 seconds of footage from the new episodes. Especially since we already had a trailer for Merlin, and that … [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited – Dork Review

Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited

I’m going to get my obvious, cheap joke about this week’s Doctor Who out of the way, and then we can move on to the usual serious academic criticism: had writer Tom McRae and director Nick Hurran been playing a lot of Portal 2 while they were crafting The Girl Who Waited? Because between the … [Read more...]

Doctor Who: Night Terrors – Dork Review

Doctor Who: Night Terrors

Just imagine, there could be a baby on the TARDIS right now, and then an episode of Doctor Who, entitled Night Terrors could be all about infant Melody having bad dreams and Rory and Amy comforting her. There could be teddy bears and sweeties. But the kid is missing and that would be dull, so … [Read more...]