This episode has long been one of my favorites, certainly of season 3, possibly of all Doctor Who. There are so many threads worth following in this thematically rich story: kidnapping, drug addiction, terrible consequences of the human propensity towards excess, repentance and…

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This episode is all about the power of words. And who better to feature in a language-focused story than the generally-lauded King of the Written Word, William Shakespeare! “By the pricking of my thumb / Something wicked this way comes”: Also appropriate is…

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  In this second episode of the new season, the Doctor finds himself in a hospital that is displaced to the moon by the Judoon. These rhino-looking alien creatures are “police for hire” who have taken the hospital to “neutral territory” in order to…

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“The Runaway Bride”—a Christmas episode—follows immediately on the heels of the season 2 finale: just after losing Rose, the Doctor is thrown into a new adventure. He doesn’t seek it out. It appears right in front of him in the…

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As noted in last month’s Who-ology, the Christian narrative starts with the distortion of truth in the Garden of Eden: with good being called evil, and light being called darkness (Isaiah 5:20, Genesis 3:4,5). That is the beginning of the…

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“Army of Ghosts” is part one of the two-part story that is the finale of season two. At its beginning, the Doctor and Rose return to modern-day London to visit Jackie Tyler, only to find that the world has gone…

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If there’s anything the Doctor believes in, it’s companionship. Even when he finds himself without a semi-permanent traveling buddy, he is making friends with whomever he comes into contact with on his adventures. Companionship is the centerpiece of this episode. Perhaps the…

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Meet Elton Pope. He’s the normal bloke that our story focuses on in this unusual but heartfelt episode. Quirky, shy, and a little awkward, we get to know him well as he speaks to us through his video diary. After…

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This two-part episode is one of the most thorough and honest discussions of faith that I’ve seen in television. A well-written exploration of truth, it is as personal as it is open-minded. Our plot is shrouded in mystery. The Doctor…

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In an effort to take Rose to see Elvis perform in a New York TV studio in the 50’s, the Doctor instead—of course—lands them in London 1953, on the day before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. But the Doctor and…

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