The Master. A Timelord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous who delights in deviousness and constantly makes trouble for most incarnations of The Doctor. But just who is The Master? Let me explain... The Master was the brain child of 70s Doctor Who writers. They wanted a hook for the new 1971 … Continue reading The story & legacy of Delgado’s Master
The humanoid shaped writer and occasional producer Steven Moffat is resigning from Doctor Who. After seeing the show through a year's hiatus and Series 10. Love him or loathe him or be indifferent because you've given up all hope, he certainly made an impact on Doctor Who. You were expecting an opinion piece? Oh, … Continue reading Ponderings on Moffat and Chibnall
Christmas is the time for family, food, presents, commercialism, and of course the Doctor Who special episode. For my Christmas Special I'm ranking the episodes from worst to best. I will also say that only one of these stories I consider to be outright BAD! And that story is... The Doctor, The Widow and … Continue reading MBR Ranks: Doctor Who at Christmas!
The BBC recently launched a service giving people a chance to download and keep most of their backlog. It seems a decent service but I've not used it properly yet so I'll keep out of that debate. What I'm here to complain about today is one of their 'Editorial Collections' put together on the site. … Continue reading MBR Complains: The Beginners Guide To Doctor Who
Literally an hour after Heaven Sent finished here I am taking screenshots of the finale trailer and analysing them for you 🙂 Here's the trailer! Here's The Doctor, wandering through Gallifrey's deserts. Presumably going back to The Capitol after the cliffhanger from Heaven Sent. He's taken his jacket off and unbuttoned his waistcoat, must be … Continue reading MBR frame-by-frame Analysis: Hell Bent Trailer
Let's talk about Doctor Who behind-the-scenes history for a moment. Production begins in 1963, then it's paused for 18 months in 1985, then production totally stops in 1989. Gone forever. Until one day some plucky Brits reached out to the USA and got a back-door pilot movie made continuing on the story. That movie flopped … Continue reading MBR Reviews: Scream of the Shalka
Okay, so recently the BBC announced a new Doctor Who spin-off called Class. I will restrain judgement until it actually airs, but fan reaction was somewhat indifferent. I have had an idea for a new show related to Doctor Who we could have on our telly (or more likely iPlayer) Science with The Doctor. Some … Continue reading Doctor Who spin-off idea: Science with Capaldi!
In today's edition of 'Matthew doesn't understand society' I am discussing a new app being launched in November called Peeple. Over the past day or so the internet has discovered this little app launch and pestered the developers. The website has since crashed so I'm going off the various interviews they have given to the … Continue reading Peeple The App – Such a stupid idea
Another off-the-cuff first review here. Spoilers and opinions lie here yada yada etc. Not quite as good as last week, but then it was always going to be the case. Two-parters always pale in comparison to their starter gun. The pitching was all over the place for starters, from the slow (yet enjoyable) pre-titles sequence … Continue reading MBR First Impressions: The Witch’s Familiar
First of all, I'm starting this recurring feature on my blog called 'First Impressions' where I give an initial off-the-cuff review of something. It'll be mostly Doctor Who Series 9 in the coming weeks 🙂 Bloody hell, I mean really bloody hell. I can't be arsed being all mysterious and spoiler free so watch the … Continue reading MBR First Impressions: The Magician’s Apprentice