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The Gospel of John Hurt – Part III: Out of the Wilderness

We now understand that John Hurt played the Doctor.  That his Doctor has as much of a right to that title as any other, that he stuck to promise as far as he could, that he’s no more at ideological tensions with his other incarnations than Pertwee’s Doctor is.  But there’s still another kind of… Continue reading The Gospel of John Hurt – Part III: Out of the Wilderness

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The Gospel of John Hurt – Part II: Any kind of Doctor at all?

Of all the material I could dip into here, I think it makes sense to start with The Day of the Doctor, the one and only televised Doctor Who story to actually feature the War Doctor as anything other than a cliff-hanger or an implicit ghost. The question I am asking as I examine these… Continue reading The Gospel of John Hurt – Part II: Any kind of Doctor at all?

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The 13th Doctor – Top 10 Choices

2017 really is a year of change, saying goodbye to the old and ushering in the new.  This change exists on a global scale.  And of course, change happens.   Change is a fact of existence.  But its effects are manifest and harder-hitting than ever this year. So: forgetting the persecution of women and minorities in… Continue reading The 13th Doctor – Top 10 Choices