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12 Days of Christmas – Day 12

Saturday, December 26th, 2009


We’re at the end! How boxing clever of us, and we’ve days to go now to the last half of Tennant’s and Rusty’s home run, the end of The End of Time.

Last question then, and for inspiration let us look to the original Doctor, the Governor, Mr William Hartnell, who created the character from so very little and gave his successors such a fantastic canvas on which to work.

Question 12: After 46 years and especially the last five years the Doctor has changed greatly, becoming younger, more active, and more vulnerable. He increasingly wears his heart on his sleeve, and has a long personal history. In a way, it could be said that the fans of the last two Doctors could claim to know him in a more intimate way than any other incarnation. So with that in mind… Has the Doctor lost his mystery, and if so, can he ever get it back in the years to come?

Who is Doctor Who now?

12 Days of Christmas – Day 11

Friday, December 25th, 2009


And a very merry Christmas to all of you at home!

We’ve one day left after today to tease apart the last five years of Doctor Who‘s triumphant return, and the reign of two men who have ensured its success to date – David Tennant and Russell T Davies. Today of course the Tenth Doctor begins his last story proper – his song is reaching its closing bars.

So on this subject of history and history-making, a question about historicals…

Question 11: Pure historicals have long ceased to be a feature of the New Series. What are your thoughts on this? Do we need historicals to ‘teach’ us history any more? And should this be a function of Doctor Who in an age of Wikipedia and Google?

That’s some heavy Christmas pud to digest, so let’s leave it there. Happy feasting!

12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

Thursday, December 24th, 2009


Yeth, it’th Chrithtmath!

We’re down to the third last day of our Christmas/RTD/Tennant countdown, and we have few questions remaining to cover the New Series past, present and future.

So, sir – anthwer thith!

Question 10: In the spirit of Pertwee, how do you think UNIT has fared in the New Series? Would you like to see them continue to be in the show – if so, in what form? Or do you prefer Torchwood?

12 Days of Christmas – Day 9

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009



Time for some fun! And another installment in our festive countdown to the Tenth Doctor’s imminent regeneration (sorry, SPOILER).
And a question about the new series reflecting the old, and what has been and what’s to come and so on and so forth, yeeeesss.

And so to the question for today:

Question 9: A hawk-like nose, an old/young face, a pleasant, open face – we’ve had Doctors of old succinctly encapsulated by the likes of Terrance Dicks into such descriptions. How do you think Terrance would have described the Ninth and Tenth Doctors? And how would you describe the Eleventh?

12 Days of Christmas – Day 8

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009


Onward still with the questions!

The sands of time are running out for the Tennant era, for the RTD years and this very blog of course. So, another question about the new series:

Question 8: Families run strong through the new series – each companion has one, and they figure largely in the Doctor’s adventures. Which family is your favourite – and is this an element that should remain in the series to come?

12 Days of Christmas – Day 7

Monday, December 21st, 2009


Happy Monday! And here we are again to count down the last days of the RTD ERa. The questions have been a little more convoluted recently, so let’s cool things down a little with a more straightforward question. As before, we’ll be looking forward now as well as around wit the new series. So here goes:

Question 7: What’s your favourite new series monster, returning old series monster – and which monster of the past five years would you be happy to see return in the years to come?

That last bit’s open of course, for anyone who’d like to put Ice Warirors in and get it out of the way!

12 Days of Christmas – Day 6

Sunday, December 20th, 2009


We’re halfway there – and up to date after a weekend calendar re-set!

So then, closing the first six days and with Sylvester the Seventh as our guest pic, a fitting question:

Question 6: What’s your favourite story arc of the New Series?
And further: should such story arcs remain an element of the new series?

That’ll do. Expect to see more ‘looking forward while looking around’ questions from tomorrow on!

12 Days of Christmas – Day 5

Saturday, December 19th, 2009


He’s back! And it’s Yule tide…

Time for another question about the rapidly diminishing days of the Rusty Masterplan as we count down to Chrimbo and the demise (that means fate) of the Tenth Doctor. And this time, we look back a little further – the old series and its influence on the New Series – to whit:

Question 5: What is your favourite ‘kiss to the past’ of the new series?

This could be as big as the Daleks or as little as Verity and Sydney in Human Nature. Could be an interesting one, this one!

12 days of Christmas – Day 4

Saturday, December 19th, 2009


Chris miss cracker? Not on our watch! So here we are on Day Four of our excursion into Time Lords past, and some pertinent questions of the RTD Era. In this installment:

Question 4: What for you is the best new addition to the series mythology?

12 Days of Christmas – Day 3

Friday, December 18th, 2009


Hello-ho-ho! And welcome to another New Series question as we count down the RTD/Tennant/Tenth Doctor/2009 Specials days…

Question 3: What – to your mind – is the story that best exemplifies the style of the new series?

(Note: your answer needn’t be a positive one if you insist, but it’s Christmas after all, so think about the kids…)