Andrew Blair

Doctor Who series 9: first trailer breakdown

Andrew Blair Feature Jul 10, 2015

Doctor Who series 9 with Peter Capaldi arrives in September, which gives us plenty of time to speculate over this first trailer...

What next for Saturday night UK family drama?

Andrew Blair Feature May 5, 2015

From Primeval to Merlin and Atlantis, Doctor Who's return spawned a host of Saturday teatime dramas that have since disappeared. What next?

The Golden Compass: what went wrong?

Andrew Blair Feature Apr 21, 2015

With fantasy franchises having been so popular in recent years, why did Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series stop before it got going?

10 years of new Doctor Who: a fan's look-back at Rose

Andrew Blair Feature Mar 26, 2015

On the 10th anniversary of Rose's first broadcast, here's how one Classic Who fan felt watching Doctor Who's comeback episode...

Doctor Who series 9: what next for Gallifrey?

Andrew Blair Feature May 27, 2015

We look ahead to Doctor Who series 9 and ask what the future holds for Peter Capaldi's Doctor and the home planet of the Time Lords?

Doctor Who: a brief history of story pilfering

Andrew Blair Feature Jan 27, 2015

Doctor Who's Last Christmas was by no means the first adventure to pay homage to other stories in and outside the show...

Doctor Who: what can a Cyberman story do?

Andrew Blair Feature Dec 4, 2014

Following their most recent appearance in series 8 finale Death In Heaven, Andrew ponders the role of the Cybermen in Doctor Who...

Doctor Who Christmas Specials: are they getting nerdier?

Andrew Blair Feature Dec 17, 2014

Are Steven Moffat's Doctor Who Christmas Specials more complex and continuity-filled than those of the Russell T Davies era?

Doctor Who series 8: everything we know about Missy so far

Andrew Blair Feature Oct 18, 2014

As Doctor Who series 8 draws towards its end, Andrew ticks off everything we've learned about Michelle Gomez's character, Missy, so far.

Doctor Who: why care about scientific plausibility?

Andrew Blair Feature Oct 8, 2014

Doctor Who has long glossed over scientific logic for storytelling reasons, says Andrew. Why complain about implausibility now?

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