DOCTOR WHO: A Viewer’s Guide for Beginners

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DOCTOR WHO: The Utterly Gutless Ending of BOOM TOWN

“BOOM TOWN” – Series 1, Episode 11, Story 166 – Written by Russell T Davies; Directed by Joe Ahearne – The Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Jack head to modern day Cardiff, where they meet up with Rose’s boyfriend or ex-boyfriend, Mickey. It’s hard to say because the show never really addresses it. She leaves him…

DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR DANCES To a Happy Ending

“THE DOCTOR DANCES” – Series 1, Episode 10, Story 165b – Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by James Hawes – The Completion to THE EMPTY CHILD sees the Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack running around, dodging empty people with gas masks for faces as they try to piece together the mystery and save the…

DOCTOR WHO: The Hollow Man Begets THE EMPTY CHILD

“THE EMPTY CHILD” – Series 1, Episode 9, Story 165a – Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by James Hawes – Improperly Behaving Companion Theater continues as the Ninth Doctor and Rose chase a metallic cylinder through a time vortex and end up in World War II England, where soon-to-be Companion Captain Jack Harkness takes his…

DOCTOR WHO: THE LONG GAME, The Companion Who Couldn’t

“THE LONG GAME” – Series 1, Episode 7, Story 163 – Written by Russell T Davies; Directed by Brian Grant – The Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Adam travel to the year 200,000 to see the Fourth Great and Bountiful Empire in action. They land on Satellite 5, but quickly realize something is wrong. Instead of…

DOCTOR WHO: Sympathy for the DALEK

“DALEK” – Series 1, Episode 6, Story 162 – Written by Robert Shearman; Directed by Joe Ahearne – The Ninth Doctor and Rose answer a distress signal and end up in a museum in Utah in 2012, where a rich dick has been collecting alien artifacts and turning their tech into huge profits for himself.…

DOCTOR WHO: The Weepy Fatalism of WORLD WAR THREE

“WORLD WAR THREE” – Series 1, Episode 5, Story 161b – Written by Russell T. Davies; Directed by Keith Boak – It’s a continuation of ALIENS OF LONDON, as the Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Harriet Jones, MP Flydale North, are trapped inside the big conference room at 10 Downing Street. The Slitheen are walking around,…

DOCTOR WHO: Who the Dickens are THE UNQUIET DEAD?

“THE UNQUIET DEAD” – Series 1, Episode 3, Story 160 – Written by Mark Gatiss; Directed by Euros Lyn – The Ninth Doctor just took Rose into the future and almost got her killed, so he decides to take her into the past where he can almost get them both killed. They land in Cardiff…

DOCTOR WHO: Nobody Knows This Little ROSE

“ROSE” – Series 1, Episode 1, Story 158 – Written by Russell T. Davies; Directed by Keith Boak – Four days before my birthday in the year of a lot of people’s Lord 2005, DOCTOR WHO returned to the air. Everything is new: Doctor, Companion, TARDIS Control Room, Format, Production Team, Effects, Theme Music, Vill-…