“Doctor Who: The Complete Specials” — A Slice of SciFi DVD Review

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Fans still coming to grips with the departure of David Tennant as the 10th Doctor may find some consolation in the latest box set from BBC America featuring all five of the just-completed run of “Doctor Who” specials. With four of the five filmed and shown in HD, fans who have a Blu-Ray player can enjoy the stunning visuals in all their HD glory, including a newly upgraded version of “The Next Doctor” for the Blu-Ray release.   [Read more…]

Gold Returns for “Doctor Who” Series Five

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While the faces in front of the camera may be new this season of “Doctor Who,” fans will have one familar element carryover to the new era of the series–the incidental music.

Composer Murray Gold, who has written and directed the incidental music for the show since it returned in 2005, has signed on to continue his duties for the upcoming fifth series.   [Read more…]

Top David Tennant “Doctor Who” Episodes

This weekend, the 10th Doctor’s era came to a close with the conclusion of “The End of Time.”

Now, as fans across the world get ready for the Matt Smith era to begin on “Doctor Who,” we take a moment to look back on the best stories from David Tenntant’s tenure as the Doctor.

Listed here are my top eight stories from the David Tennant era.   [Read more…]

“Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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In the final moments of the latest “Doctor Who” special, the production team dedicates the special to the memory of long-time and recently deceased producer Barry Letts. The dedication is an appropriate one because it not only honors the memory of Letts for fans, but because virtually every second of “The Waters of Mars” leading up to the fade to black is chock full of moments and elements that the late producer would have approved of.   [Read more…]

“Doctor Who: The Black Guardian Trilogy” — A Slice of SciFi DVD Review

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For the 20th season of “Doctor Who,” producer John Nathan Turner wanted each storyline to feature a callback to the past of the show, whether it be a returning villain or monster or a familar face or two coming back across the Doctor’s path. In addition, Nathan-Turner wanted a new face to join the TARDIS crew–a school boy with a mysterious past and possibly an alien heritage.   [Read more…]

Davies Talks Tennant’s Final “Doctor Who” Hours

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“It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for.”

That’s what the fourth Doctor tells his companions as he begins to regenerate at the end of 1981’s “Logopolis.”

And it’s that story that writer and producer Russell T. Davies looked to when it came to writing the final installments for David Tennant as the Doctor.   [Read more…]