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Regeneration Then & Now – DOCTOR WHO: TIME OF THE DOCTOR/TENTH PLANET

(Special Thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs for review) One of the more creative concepts within the Doctor Who universe is the concept of regeneration: the Doctor’s ability to change his appearance and personality when his body “wears a bit thin”. Thankfully, two recent DVD releases from BBC Home Entertainment provide some

Revisiting DOCTOR WHO: DOCTORS NINE THROUGH ELEVEN

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary copy for review) With the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who coming to a close, it seems fitting that BBC America’s Doctor Who Revisited series would focus on the new series Doctors. Like their previous sets, the latest installment of The Doctors Revisited focuses on

Five Reasons to Attend Chicago TARDIS

With excitement around the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, many fans are looking for an opportunity to celebrate this milestone with other fans (especially with this latest guest news). Thankfully, Thanksgiving weekend brings Chicago TARDIS, a yearly local convention that features guests and a variety of people celebrating our favorite Time Lord. Thinking about attending?

Revisiting Classic DOCTOR WHO: DOCTORS FIVE THROUGH EIGHT

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) Many fans of new Doctor Who often find themselves a bit confused about how to engage the classic series. Thankfully, BBC America has been showing The Doctors Revisited once a month. Like the early companion DVD set for the first four Doctors,

Watch the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special With Us!

You’re probably wondering: how am I going to spend the afternoon of November 23rd? (Besides watching the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special…) How about watching the special with a group of other Who fans? Please join the Chicago Nerd Social Club and the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup group for a once-in-a-lifetime event. We’ll be meeting

The Doctor That Never Was: DOCTOR WHO – SCREAM OF THE SHALKA

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) On paper, this should have worked – an animated, online version of Doctor Who to help celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary. An online reinterpretation that could have served as a creative reinvention of the show. But as history – and the recent

Review: DOCTOR WHO: THE GREEN DEATH SPECIAL EDITION

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs for review; parts of this post originally appeared in slightly modified form on Blog This, Pal!) There’s nothing quite like early 1970′s Doctor Who – unlike the whimsy and timey-wimey of the current series, many stories during Jon Pertwee’s tenure as the Doctor of the

Revisiting Classic DOCTOR WHO on DVD

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs available for review.) One of the many questions fans of the new Doctor Who series ask focuses around classic Who stories should they watch to gain a sense of the show’s history. Thankfully, BBC Home Entertainment is releasing Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 1 –

The New Fan’s Guide to Watching Classic Doctor Who

With Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary in full swing, with news of both a changing Doctor and back-and-forth rumors about “lost episodes”, many new series fans want to watch the classic series, but don’t know where to start. Or worse, have to endure classic series’ fans attempts to “guide” them. So in an effort to reach

Doctor Who: Series 7 DVD Review

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs of Doctor Who Season 7 for review) Season 7 of new Doctor Who has been – much like Season 7 of “classic Doctor Who – a significant game-changer in terms of approach and content,providing a new context for the science-fiction television series. Thankfully, with Doctor