Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 6 – Review (The Caretaker)

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This week saw the world as we know it under a threat of a mechanical alien robot with machine guns for arms.

It started off very promising, with the Doctor finally meeting Danny and them actually conversing.

Clara was, as you’d expect, in between the two trying to reason with both men getting them to accept each other. Continue reading

Doctor who Series 8 Episode 5 – Review (Time Heist)

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This week’s episode of Doctor who was one of the more complex stories that we had yet to experience in series 8 as of yet.

Initially it left me quite intrigued and the introduction of the new creature(s) called the Teller was a nice, neat addition to the show.

Now, the Doctor and Clara were paired up with two others to rob a bank, with their own desires as their incentives. Continue reading

Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 4 – Review (Listen)

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This week saw a Steven Moffat-written episode in what was looking like a terrifying episode from the trailers.

It started off absolutely brilliantly with story arcs developing left, right and centre.

Stories involving all the characters fit nicely in to this episode.

I was looking forward to this week’s creature but quickly realised that there was way more to this episode than a creature. Steven Moffat wrote this episode so  beautifully that it left me wanting more of Doctor Who.

Clara’s involvement with the Doctor’s storyline became all the more prominent when a certain event took place (I’ll try to keep spoilers out for those who haven’t watched it already) and they met a person from Clara’s future timeline.

First thing’s first, both Peter Capaldi and Jenna Louise Coleman acted superbly, I cannot fault them one bit for this week’s performance.

We see the Doctor and Clara’s companionship increase in many ways and this has by far been my favourite episode of the series so far.capaldi-listen

It was well presented, had a simple outlook on Doctor Who, yet maintained the complex nature of the show very subtly. I highly recommend watching this episode as this links in to previous shows and adds pieces to puzzles in Doctor Who that we may have forgotten about.

It is still early days yet but I think Peter Capaldi is my favourite all-time Doctor (based on his performance in this episode alone). This may change, but I will make that decision after this season, but I must say… everything from the writing, to the props, to the acting was spot on.

Rating: 10/10

We didn’t see Missy this week as well, I’m totally cool with that. This episode focused on building characteristics of Danny Pink, Clara Oswald and the Doctor himself.

Peter Capaldi gave his best performance yet, in what I consider to be one of the best all-time episodes EVER.

Bravo Steven Moffat, BRAVO.

Peace,

Syd

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

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Samsung have launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the next successor in their flagship phablet range.

One of the major changes is that it has real metal included on the edges, giving it a premium feel.

The phone will come with Android 4.4 KitKat out the box as expected with a pretty much guaranteed update to Android L. Continue reading

Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 3 – Review (Robot of Sherwood)

Credit: bbc.co.uk

Credit: bbc.co.uk

So this week saw the Doctor and Clara battling robots in episode 3 of Doctor Who, series 8.

It started off with Clara choosing where she wanted to go, something previous companions have had the chance to do. Her choice was to meet Robin Hood.

The doctor wasn’t convinced that he was real when they first met, and wasn’t fully convinced he was real until they last met.

The episode itself was what you may call a ‘filler episode’, not one with overall great significance but enough of a concept to make into an episode. Continue reading

Patience! (Guest Blog)

This week’s guest blog is a little later than usual this week, but fear not… It is on the way!

Peace,

Syd

Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 2 – Review (Into The Dalek)

Hey everyone, here is my review for this week’s episode of Doctor Who. I know it’s a tad late, but I have only managed to watch it just now and thought I might as well write-up this article since the episode is fresh in my mind.

If you missed the review for episode 1, click HERE

This week saw a very different approach to last week’s. Everything from the villains to the acting to the furthering of storylines.

Early on, we saw the new future companion of the Doctor and Clara, Danny Pink. He was a lot different to what I had read up on him. I think he’ll be a brave and bolder Mickey (Noel Clark). Interesting to see how he will work with the Doc, being a former soldier.

Anyway, this week saw the return of almost everyone’s favourite villains…. the Daleks! Continue reading