Doctor Who: Mid-Season Report


Warning: this is a discussion and review of this season of Doctor Who to date.  There will not be spoilers for future episodes.  There will, however, be mention of details from episodes that have already aired - so read at your own risk if you haven't seen them yet. So, the Angels took Manhattan, at least temporarily, and the Ponds' story is complete.  We're through with episodes until Christmas, and then we'll be introduced to a brand-new companion, a brand-new era.  So let's take this … [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The D Word


If you've read about Doctor Who here before, you probably already know that I'm something of a fangirl, of both Classic and New Who.  You might also know that I'm something of a Moffat fangirl.  Thus, it's no surprise that I'm thrilled that we're at the start of a new season, and literally woke up last Saturday morning excited for that day's new episode, like a kid at Christmas.  However, just because I'm a fangirl doesn't mean I love every word and decision dreamed up by The Moff.  Case in … [Read more...]

Doctor Who: Riding the Wave of Popularity


It was only a few months ago that I wrote about how Doctor Who found its geek niche among American viewers.  I say American because, in the UK, Doctor Who has always been something of an institution - as is evidenced by the TARDIS noise and, supposedly, visuals that weren't caught on camera, during the Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics.  However, now I'm wondering if I should revise my statement - if Doctor Who is already crossing the bridge between "hit cult show" and "mainstream cable … [Read more...]

Doctor Who: Series Six Finale Review


Another season of Doctor Who has come to a close.  If you haven't watched the final episode yet, best to put this on hold for now, because there are spoilers, even if they are vague.  You've been warned!   First of all, let me get this out of the way: I'm still enjoying Doctor Who.  It's still one of my favorite shows to watch, and even on its worst day I prefer the writing vastly to the first few new series.  I'm still a Moffat fangirl.  I still can't wait for next season (which, I've heard, … [Read more...]

Doctor Who: Back With a Bang


I've just finished watching the second episode of the second Moffat season's 2-part Doctor Who premiere.  For the second time.  You see, I wanted to really ruminate on this premiere story before I wrote a review about it - not to mention give you all time to see it too.  Because I admit it: when the credits rolled last Saturday, I was grumpy.  Sure, I followed the plot well enough, but I was not happy with some of the conclusions one could make.  And all the loose ends!  And after that epic … [Read more...]

Doctor Who: Spooky Speculation


With only a month away before the Easter weekend premiere of the new season (or series, depending on your location) of Doctor Who, fans are brimming with speculation.  Here I present to you some of the main themes that are being hashed out on forums, and in my own personal conversation.  We only have a month left for our most radical ideas, after all!  (Note: While obviously I have no access to real spoilers, this does discuss the trailers and teasers for this season, as well as the events of … [Read more...]

Doctor Who: A Companion Trifecta


I've made no secret that I'm something of a Moffat fangirl when it comes to Doctor Who.  The Eleventh Doctor is potentially my favorite Doctor; Amy Pond is definitely my favorite new companion.  I even like Rory. However, I'm beginning to feel like the new series needs to be shaken up a bit when it comes to companions.  We've had three Doctors and four main companions; each of them has been a human girl, and there's always one main companion at a time.  The only recurring tag-alongs have been … [Read more...]

Love, Sex and Doctor Who


The space-time continuum of the geek world may be collapsing: The Doctor is engaged to his daughter.   The joke about the engagement between David Tennant and Georgia Moffett is two-fold; Tennant played the Doctor and Moffett played his daughter in an episode, and Moffett is the real-life daughter of Peter Davison, who played the fifth incarnation of the Doctor.  Yes, it's kind of creepy, but only if you can't separate fiction from reality.   Thinking about "the Doctor's" engagement, however, … [Read more...]

Geek’s Dream Girl’s Top 10 Articles of 2010


Your clicks, retweets, and Facebookings have spoken! Here are the top 10 articles of 2010 by traffic: 1. Needles of Knitting +5: Using The Craft Skill To Its Best Advantage 2. GenCon 2010 Update: Castle Ravenloft Board Game 3. Coping With Being Single: Ur Doin’ It Wrong 4. Brainless Act Leads to Smart Decision 5. LiveBlogging: Dungeons & Dragons Experience 2010 (DDXP) 6. Top 5 Anime Speech Patterns that Drive Us Nuts 7. 5 Gosh-Honest Reasons Why Your Dating Life … [Read more...]

Older Doctor Who: Where to Start?

So maybe you've watched all of the new series of Doctor Who, from Eccleston on, but the older Doctors are a mystery to you.  Maybe you want to see Sarah Jane Smith in all her young nubile glory.  Or maybe you've never seen any Doctor Who because you're a completist and want to do it "right."  Where's the best place to begin? Option One: Begin at the Beginning Well, you could start with the first Doctor... but it won't be easy.  For one thing, it's in black and white, and slower paced.  While … [Read more...]