The Pyramid at the End of the World

TARDISSee me belabouring for some kind of pithy pay-off. And getting nowhere near to that.

My last one from DWM #513.

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Oxygen

OxygenTARDISOh dear. That plot point where the Doctor turns blind. I have a real problem with storytelling based around arbitrary obstacles, like this. Because you just know the character will be blind, until the show requires him not to be again.

Anyway: Another from DWM #513.

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Thin Ice

Thin IceTARDISLast one from DWM #512.

For what it’s worth, when I write these pieces for the magazine, I know in advance what the page-flow will be. In this case, it meant I was aware this would be the last of my reviews in the issue, so I tried to give it the sense of also rounding off my reviews thus far. A sort of ’till next month…‘ feeling.

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The Pilot

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I’ll get to it later, but I wasn’t especially upbeat coming into this series. That was only because the Christmas episode – which prompted an extremely positive reaction in general – left me cold (no pun). This, I thought, was representative of the new direction for Peter Capaldi’s final year.

It sort of was too. But, as it transpired, once Bill was locked into the equation, I really enjoyed what was to follow.

This review is from DWM #512.

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