TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “Closing Time” – Review #1

James Corden and Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 12 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, James Corden, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Frances Barber, Daisy Haggard, Seroca Davis, Holli Dempsey, Chris Obi, Lynda Baron, Paul Kasey, Nicholas Briggs Writer: Gareth Roberts Director:  Steve Hughes Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 24, 2011 In the twelfth episode of DOCTOR WHO Series 6, “Closing Time,” the Doctor (Matt Smith) drops in on old friend Craig (James Corden) from last year’s “The Lodger.” The Time Lord is on a farewell tour (another one?) before facing his doom in 2011 Utah, but he can’t help getting involved one last time when he […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “The God Complex” – Review #1

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 11 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Sarah Quintrell, Amara Karan, Dimitri Leonidas, Daniel Pirrie, David Walliams, Caitlin Blackwood, Dafydd Emyr, Spencer Wilding, Rashad Karapiet, Roger Ennais Writer: Toby Whithouse Director:  Nick Hurran Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 17, 2011 In the eleventh episode of DOCTOR WHO Series 6, “The God Complex,” the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan), and Rory (Arthur Darvill) land in an alien replica of a 1980s hotel where every room might contain your worst fears. Teaming up with a motley crew of survivors, the TARDIS team has to figure out how […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “The Girl Who Waited” – Review #2

Arthur Darvill in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 10 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Josie Taylor, Imelda Staunton, Stephen Bracken-Koegh Writer: Tom MacRae Director:  Nick Hurran Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 10, 2011 There are almost always episodes in DOCTOR WHO that showcase companions in different ways. Whether it’s Rose (Billie Piper) in “Father’s Day” dealing with the emotions of losing and re-gaining and losing her father again, or it’s Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) finding out how important she is and that her life has to intersect with The Doctor’s in “Turn Left”; these stories always tell us more about the companions of […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “The Girl Who Waited” – Review #1

Karen Gillan in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 10 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Josie Taylor, Imelda Staunton, Stephen Bracken-Koegh Writer: Tom MacRae Director:  Nick Hurran Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 10, 2011 In the tenth episode of DOCTOR WHO Series 6, “The Girl Who Waited,” Amy (Karen Gillan) is quickly separated from Rory (Arthur Darvill) and the Doctor (Matt Smith) upon visiting a strange medical facility that sorts its terminal patients into their very own accelerated time streams. Trapped and living at a faster rate than her two boys, Amy ages 36 years and reunites with Rory as a hardened woman that […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “Night Terrors” – Review #2

Jamie Oram in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 9 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Daniel Mays, Jamie Oram, Emma Cunniffe, Andrew Tiernan, Leila Hoffman, Sophie Cosson Writer: Mark Gatiss Director:  Richard Clark Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 3, 2011 Well, after last week’s episode where DOCTOR WHO returned from hiatus with a great big whopping River Song story, this week was a bit different and a bit more intimate. In “Night Terrors” the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companions are summoned to a child’s bedroom via a message on the psychic paper asking them to stop the monsters from getting him. What ensues […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “Night Terrors” – Review #1

Matt Smith and Daniel Mays in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 9 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Daniel Mays, Jamie Oram, Emma Cunniffe, Andrew Tiernan, Leila Hoffman, Sophie Cosson Writer: Mark Gatiss Director:  Richard Clark Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 3, 2011 In the ninth episode of DOCTOR WHO Series 6, “Night Terrors,” we travel to a child’s bedroom – the most frightening place in the universe. And in one bedroom, one child on Earth named George (Jamie Oram) is so scared, his cries for help have reached through time and space to the Doctor’s psychic paper. It’s the TARDIS team to the rescue, but Rory […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “Let’s Kill Hitler” – Review #2

Karen Gillan in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 8 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Nina Toussaint-White, Caitlin Blackwood, Maya Glace-Green, Ezekiel Wigglesworth, Philip Rham, Richard Dillane, Amy Cudden, Davood Ghadami, Ella Kenion, Albert Welling, Mark Kileen, Paul Bentley, Eva Alexander, Tor Clark Writer: Steven Moffat Director:  Richard Senior Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: August 27, 2011 I didn’t grow up on DOCTOR WHO quite the way some of the modern day fans of the series did. I watched the Tom Baker years on PBS, but my Dad was never a fan of the series so I watched what he did (of course […]Read On »

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TV Review: DOCTOR WHO – Series 6 – “Let’s Kill Hitler” – Review #1

Albert Welling in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 8 | ©2011 BBC

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Nina Toussaint-White, Caitlin Blackwood, Maya Glace-Green, Ezekiel Wigglesworth, Philip Rham, Richard Dillane, Amy Cudden, Davood Ghadami, Ella Kenion, Albert Welling, Mark Kileen, Paul Bentley, Eva Alexander, Tor Clark Writer: Steven Moffat Director:  Richard Senior Network: BBC America, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: August 27, 2011 In the return of DOCTOR WHO for the second half of Series 6, “Let’s Kill Hitler,” the rather casual chase to recover Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory’s (Arthur Darvill) kidnapped baby leads them to 1938 Berlin, where they once again run into River Song (Alex Kingston), […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: DOCTOR WHO might consider more U.S.-based stories in the future

Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 3 | ©2011 BBC

After the DOCTOR WHO series made a brief tour of the U.S. in Series 6  by actually shooting in the states for the first time, showrunner Steven Moffat wouldn’t rule out the idea of revisiting America again for the show – but only if it’s right. “It’s entirely about story,” says Moffat while at today’s Summer 2011 TCA tour in Beverly Hills. “I don’t think in order to make DOCTOR WHO [appeal to]  Americans you have to do stories set in America. Americans are not going to wish there were more series set in America. It’s story driven. [America] is […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: Who is new DOCTOR WHO Matt Smith’s Favorite WHO?

Matt Smith in DOCTOR WHO - Series 6 - Episode 1 | ©2011 BBC

At today’s 2011 TCA press tour in Beverly Hills, Matt Smith was asked who his favorite DOCTOR WHO was, and the answer is … second Doctor Patrick Troughton. “What’s wonderful about him is he’s weird and peculiar, but he’s not asking you to think he’s weird or peculiar,” says Smith. The actor also spoke about how being a younger Doctor actually helped give a new dimension to the character. “It worked in my favor,” says Smith. “There’s something funny about a young face and an old soul. It allows you to reinvent being old. So that was interesting. When I […]Read On »

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