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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #8 Dives Into Endless War

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Doctor WhoThis issue of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, #8, “The Infinite Astronaut, as well as the previous one, have made a big deal about this being a two-part affair. What this really does is drive home the difference between this Titan Comics title and the other two current Doctor runs—The Tenth and Twelfth Doctors. Both of those comics have, thus far in their youngish runs, only unveiled their arcs across multiple issues, even as many as five or six to fully wrap a story up. This is one of the biggest fundamental differences, and with such a truncated narrative approach, it’s been difficult to get as invested in The Eleventh Doctor as the other two. And while this two-parter is a move in the right direction, it’s not a particularly big step.

We find the Doctor, and his band of weirdo misfit travelling companions—future past rock star Jones, the creature known as ARC, and, of course, former librarian assistant Alice Obifune—in the same situation as they were when the last issue ended. They’re in the middle of a never-ending space war that they need to stop before it costs any more lives or engulfs the Earth—and you know how the Doctor feels about war.

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #7 Weeps With The Angels

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Doctor WhoThe last issue of Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor, introduced a new creative team and kicked off the most grim, desolate of these new adventures of David Tennant’s version of the venerable Time Lord. Now they’re back with Issue #7, “The Weeping Angels of Mons.” Trapped on the front lines of World War I, and if things weren’t bad enough, they go from bad to worse as one of the Doctor’s most sinister foes has tagged along for a ride.

After getting blown up by a mortar and imprisoned as German spies, it doesn’t get any easier for the Doctor and his latest travelling companion, Gabby Gonzalez. Not only do the British forces want to throw them in front of a firing squad—one officer in particular might just dispense with that formality in his office unless he can control his temper—but there are angles about. And these aren’t the kind of angles you want to be touched by, no, these are Weeping Angels, and they’ve come to hunt.

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Doctor Who Is About To Vanish From Amazon Prime Instant Video

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SorryRuh roh. Last month word spread that Netflix’s contract with the BBC was about to end, resulting in the streaming service losing Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, and tons of other noteworthy shows. That story was one of the biggest ones we’ve run in a long time when it came to reader response, proving you folks take your streaming TV seriously. Well, Netflix thankfully renewed its contract and kept Who after all, but now there’s bad news for you Amazon Prime customers out there. Doctor Who and much of Prime Instant Video’s British television programming is about to go the way of the dodo, and it looks a lot less likely that there will be a last-minute reprieve this time around.

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Neil Gaiman Admits His Doctor Who Ep ‘Nightmare In Silver’ Was A Bit Of A Dud

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NightmareGiven his talent, style, and the sort of things he likes to write about, fans spent years imagining what it would be like to Neil Gaiman write for Doctor Who. In 2011 we got to see just that with “The Doctor’s Wife,” a sweet, funny, and heartbreaking story which saw The Doctor sharing an adventure with his TARDIS — literally with her, after the vessel’s consciousness was shifted into a humanoid body. One of modern Who‘s finest hours, “The Doctor’s Wife” received near universal acclaim and netted Gaiman both a Ray Bradbury Award and a Hugo. Naturally, fans wanted to see more Who from Gaiman, and in 2013 he returned with an episode entitled “Nightmare in Silver.”

It wasn’t only fans and critics who felt that “Nightmare in Silver” was a misstep. In a recent interview, Gaiman admitted his regrets about “Nightmare,” and explained what he was originally going for with the episode. He told Radio Times:

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Doctor Who Gets Filtered Through Dr. Seuss, And The Results Are Delightful

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DoctorsWhoDoctor Who is already as much fairy tale as science fiction. A crazy eccentric visitor who lives inside a magic box and invites young people along on amazing adventures — in a world without Who, that could easily describe some lost work by Roald Dahl. But what if the world of The Doctor instead collided with another beloved children’s author — one with whom he shares a fake doctorate. The results might look like the image up top, the brilliant work of a deviantARTist calling himself DrFaustusAU. He’s given a Seussian makeover to tons of science fiction staples such as Star Wars, Alien, and Predator. Great Seuss’ Ghost, just look how cute his Daleks are!

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Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #4 Is Full Of Death Cults, Murder, And Mystery

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Doctor WhoThe show may be between seasons at the present time, but Titan Comics is certainly churning out Doctor Who comics like nobody’s business. Now they’re back with the continuing adventures of The Twelfth Doctor, and issue number 4 finds the Doctor and Clara right where we left them, in two drastically different time periods, both dealing with incarnations of the same ancient evil.

Last time, you may remember, the duo was investigating the mysterious death of an old travelling companion of the Doctor, Tiger Maratha, when the Time Lord was inadvertently transported back to India in 1825, leaving Clara and Tiger’s daughter, Prinyanka, in 2315. Oddly enough, they’re both faced with the same Kali-worshipping death cult, just a few centuries apart.