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April 20, 2014

Billie Piper to return to Doctor Who

Good news for Doctor Who fans, in particular fans of actress Billie Piper, who played the part of Rose Tyler from the show's return in March 2005 until July 2006. The British actress will be returning in no fewer than three episodes in the forthcoming series -- set to air in 2008 -- giving the Doctor three companions over the course of series four. Piper's character was stranded in an alternative...

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Doctor Who: Time Crash

Last night on BBC One in the UK, the Corporation's annual charity telethon, 'Children in Need' raised £19million for underpriviledged kids around the country. However, the highlight of the evening was a short Doctor Who segment, filmed specially for the telethon (as has become a tradition every year at this time), which bridged the final episode of season four three, 'Last of the Time Lords'...

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Adam Finley: Good TV makes you fat

Today, Monday September 10, 2007, TV Squad is remembering blogger Adam Finley who passed away tragically late last week. All front page posts will be staff picks of Adam's writing through the years. I didn't know Adam personally, but he regularly sent emails to the TV Squad group, often simply forwarding on a funny news story, or commenting on a recent event. His TV Squad posts were invariably...

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Doctor Who: The Last of the Time Lords (season finale)

(S03E13) It almost seems inevitable that a series finale doesn't quite live up to everyone's expectations, with a few minor exceptions (such as the recent series finale of Lost). I eagerly anticipated the series finale of Heroes, and while I was significantly entertained enough to have enjoyed myself, I felt kind of cheated when it was revealed that Syler was probably not dead after all. I felt...

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Doctor Who: Utopia/The Sound of Drums

(S03E11 / S03E12) I've decided to combine the first two episodes of this three-part finale in to one review, partly because it's only a few days until the finale itself, but mostly because I really don't know where to start with this totally explosive storyline. When Doctor Who returned to our screens a few years ago, everyone was anticipating the return of old favourites, like the Autons, the...

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Doctor Who: Blink

(S03E10) Apologies for the lack of Doctor Who reviews recently, but I was sunning myself in Italy, and returned home to find a bumper hoard of episodes waiting for me on my Sky+ box. Before I begin, let me ask you a question: how many times in recent years have you watched a stand-alone episode of a big sci-fi show and walked away from it thinking, "Man, that was brilliant"? Seriously -- it can't...

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Doctor Who: Human Nature / Family of Blood

(S03E08 / S03E09) Haven't I always said that the best episodes of Doctor Who are generally set in the past? I deliberately waited until the second part of this two-part episode had aired before making any judgments on it, partly because the first episode promised so much, but left things hanging in the balance -- but also because it was a sharp turn away from the recent filler episodes which had...

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Schlamme heading for Mars

It looks like the US version of the BBC's hit sci-fi show Life on Mars is getting off to a good start. David E. Kelley has drafted in the directing talents of Thomas Schlamme to direct the pilot for his ABC version of the time-travelling cop drama. (If you haven't managed to catch any of the first and second series of Life on Mars, you should -- it's fantastic). Schlamme previously worked on The...

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Doctor Who: 42

(S03E07) I'm starting to get the feeling that Russell T. Davies and company are filling time for a big run-in towards the end of series three of Doctor Who. Last week's episode, 'The Lazarus Experiment' was almost an exercise in filler TV, and this week's roll of the dice (die?) took us into the far reaches of outer space, some time in the future, where a crew of humans were plummeting headlong...

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Doctor Who: The Lazarus Experiment

(S03E06) It's almost inevitable for any good series to hit a slight dip when it reaches the half-way point in a series, and Doctor Who isn't immune to a lull in pace. I honestly wasn't expecting much of "The Lazarus Experiment", and even though the special effects were of a reasonably high standard, the whole story was somewhat disjointed and hurried. A few weeks ago, I made a point of suggesting...

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