Doctor Who's Season Finale Wrapped Up a Three-Year-Long Character Arc Perfectly 

Doctor Who rarely does big character arcs. By its very nature it’s a transitory program: every week a new adventure, every few years a new Doctor and new companions. That means that a character, especially the Doctor, is established quickly and stays like that till they leave. But this weekend’s season ten finale put…

Doctor Who Reminds Us Why the Cybermen Will Always Be Its Scariest Enemies

When asked about the scariest Doctor Who villains, fan have all sorts of responses. The Daleks are the go-to, but there’s new-era villains like the Weeping Angels, or everything from Autons to Zygons. But this week’s Doctor Who was a chilling reminder that there’s actually only one true answer, though: The Cybermen.

Doctor Who Tackles Fake News With a Disappointing Fake-Out of Its Own 

This week’s Doctor Who saw the Monk trilogy come to its end, as team TARDIS found themselves battling through a dystopian Britain literally being brainwashed by fake news. It’s a timely take on our modern world, but “The Lie of the Land” disappointingly threw out its most interesting premise by committing the exact…

Doctor Who Just Pulled Off a Barnstorming Cliffhanger

There’s a lot of comparisons to be drawn between this weekend’s “The Pyramid at the End of the World” and its preceding episode, “Extremis”—mainly in that they’re both setup for a story that’s really yet to shift into high gear. But, they’re also both examples of how Doctor Who can transform a humdrum episode into…

This Week's Doctor Who Highlighted the Best and the Worst of the Steven Moffat Era

“Extremis” was the most unique episode of Doctor Who we’ve seen so far in season 10—but only because, unlike the rest of the season, it felt like an episode we’ve seen many times before from head writer Steven Moffat. For better or worse, it was a reminder of the style that will be forever linked with his time running …

Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie Are So Good Together They Make Even So-So Doctor Who Great 

Peter Capaldi’s sublime portrayal of The Doctor has carried the show through some dodgy stories ever since he took over the role. But season 10 has given him a companion that’s just as capable in the form of Pearl Mackie’s Bill—to the point that it’s a joy to watch them, even if not much actually happen in the episode…

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Maisie Williams’ Role On Doctor Who Was Way Better Than The Doctor’s Daughter

In the run-up to Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams guest-starring on Doctor Who, there were all sorts of rumors about which character she was playing. And a lot of people believed she was playing Jenny, the “Doctor’s Daughter” from the episode of that name. Instead, she’s playing something much more interesting.