Twelfth Doctor 101

It has now been one week since the identity of the Twelfth Doctor was released. Has it really only been a week? I guess a week is a long time on Tumblr. In any case, we now know that Peter Capaldi will be playing the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor on the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series, Doctor Who. Suddenly, a lot of Doctor Who fans have been made aware of Peter Capaldi and they might be wondering where to look for his previous performances. Here are some recommendations for what you might watch to become familiar with Mr. Capaldi and his acting chops.

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Retro Recap: Torchwood, Children of Earth, “Day Four”

This is the episode I’ve been dreading. It’s the reason that I haven’t re-watched the series since it first aired. Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood, Children of Earth, “Day Four”

Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day Two”

When “Children of Earth” originally aired, there was a new episode every night for five nights. It was brilliant because the tension of each episode carried immediately over into the next night. Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day Two”

Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day One”

So you think that Torchwood couldn’t break your heart anymore, huh? Not after the season two finale that left two beloved characters dead and Torchwood adrift, right? To borrow from another fantasy series, “Oh, my sweet summer child!” Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day One”

Morality and Immortality in the Who-niverse

Immortality is a quality of gods and monsters. Zeus, Odin, and the monotheistic God are all immortal, but so are vampires, zombies, and the devil (Voldemort did try his damnedest, though). It is then unsurprising that a tension between moral and immoral immortality would appear in works that feature the possibility of living forever. Read More Morality and Immortality in the Who-niverse