Greetings Whovian Evil Geeks! C-Mart was partying it up in NYC this past weekend for the 2014 New York Comic Con, hence the lateness of this article. Since we’re already half-way to a new episode, I figured this post would be better used to discuss the aftermath of Mummy on the Orient Express as opposed to giving you a recap of the episode. Let’s talk about Clara’s not-so-final hurrah!
It’s TARDIS time, Evil Geeks! Last week we got a comedic romp through Coal Hill School as Clara and Danny got a little closer and Danny meets the Doctor for the first time. Clara began taking her first steps away from the Doctor in The Caretaker; she starting to see a life with Danny as much better alternative to a life spent constantly running from danger with someone she seems increasingly distanced from. If that’s not a heavy enough load to deal with, Courtney Woods, a student from Coal Hill School where Clara works, has not only found out about the Doctor, but she’s also tagging along with him and Clara on adventures. Their latest adventure takes place just after Courtney is told by the Doctor that she’s “not special”, which has caused her to be depressed and is affecting her grades. Where would you think would be a good place to take a teenager who needs a little pick me up? How about the Moon in the year 2049…just when it’s about to hatch?!?!
Greetings Whovians! We took last week off but today the Who Review is back and ready to recap all the Gallifreyan news that’s fit to print. Last week saw the Doctor masterminding an elaborate time heist at the far off Bank of Karabraxos and while that tale had a happy ending, this season so far as a whole has been pretty heavy and serious. However, “The Caretaker” changes things up and brings us something of a lighthearted romantic comedy starring Clara Oswald, Danny Pink, and the biggest third wheel in the universe: the Doctor.
It’s Doctor time, Evil Geeks! Last week we saw the new Doctor learn how to be a hero again from none other than Robin Hood, but before one can go about being a hero, there’s an emotion that one must master first: Fear. If you can’t overcome various fears (i.e. being alone, the dark, clowns) then you simply aren’t hero material. The Doctor has traversed all of time and space, so clearly he’s completely mastered fear and there’s nothing he’s scared of, right? Right???
Greetings Whovians of the Evil Lair! If you possessed the ability to travel to any point throughout history, it’d be hard not to spend an enormous amount of time traveling through time in a quest to meet some of your true life heroes. How cool would it be to talk to General George Washington, fresh off of winning the Revolutionary War? Or maybe hitting up Julius Caesar’s coronation party? Eventually after meeting so many of these legends, you’d get to a point where you realize that much of what you’ve been told to be true about these people is nothing more than inflated fiction. The myths behind these heroes is exactly just that: myth. Now image the reverse happening, meeting someone who you’ve been told is a fictional character, but finding out that everything you’ve heard about them is in fact real? Well this week, the Doctor meets Robin Hood and we’re treated to one of the rare instances where the Doctor is wrong about something.
Hey there, Evil Geeks! Last week we finally got to properly meet Peter Capaldi’s twelfth Doctor and while we fans think he’s certainly a kick ass descendant to Matt Smith’s exiting eleventh Doctor, it seems those closest to him, particularly Clara, still aren’t so sure about the new guy. Even the Doctor himself is unsure of who he is, as he straight up asks Clara if he’s a good man. She doesn’t immediately answer the question and when she eventually does, it might not be the answer the Doctor wanted to hear. Is this slightly dickish Doctor still a decent person or did his regeneration leave him without the sense of compassion and kindness that’s been the Doctor’s trademark all these centuries?