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Timestamp: Series One and Ninth Doctor Summary

Doctor Who: Series One and Ninth Doctor Summary   The return to the TARDIS was, to quote the Doctor, absolutely fantastic. There are always rumblings in fandom about the differences between the twenty-six classic years and the TV movie/revival years. Sometimes you get statements that the classics are unwatchable and sometimes

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Timestamp #171: Bad Wolf & The Parting of the Ways

Doctor Who: Bad Wolf Doctor Who: The Parting of the Ways (2 episodes, s01e12-13, 2005)   Going out in a blaze of glory. Following on a century after the adventure on Satellite Five, the Doctor finds himself falling out of a transmat and into a house. Specifically, the Big Brother house

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Timestamp #170: Boom Town

Doctor Who: Boom Town (1 episode, s01e11, 2005)   Second chances all around. Six months after the attempted Slitheen invasion, a scientist is pleading with Mayor Margaret Blaine to stop construction of a nuclear power plant lest it destroy the city. With a little bit of gassy rumbling we know

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Timestamp #169: The Empty Child & The Doctor Dances

Doctor Who: The Empty Child Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances (2 episodes, s01e09-10, 2005)   “You’ve never been bored? Never had a long night? Never had a lot of cabinets to put up?” Rose and the Doctor are chasing a metal cylinder through space and time – they’re under mauve

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Timestamp #168: Father’s Day

Doctor Who: Father’s Day (1 episode, s01e08, 2005)   Time can correct itself, but the consequences are deadly. Rose reminisces about her father, Peter Alan Tyler, who died in November of 1987. She asks the Doctor if they can travel to see him and the Time Lord agrees with a

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Timestamp #167: The Long Game

Doctor Who: The Long Game (1 episode, s01e07, 2005)   All the Editor-in-Chief asks is for an open mind. The TARDIS arrives on Satellite 5, in orbit around Earth during the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire, in the year 200,000. Rose and Doctor do their best to wow Adam,

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Timestamp #166: Dalek

Doctor Who: Dalek (1 episode, s01e06, 2005)   Spoiler: This is one of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who, and the context of the Timestamps Project has only made it better. The TARDIS materializes in a dark room filled with displays after following a strange distress signal. As the lights come

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Timestamp #165: Aliens of London & World War Three

Doctor Who: Aliens of London Doctor Who: World War Three (2 episodes, s01e04-05, 2005)   That one time that a family of fart monsters almost destroyed the world. Rose and the Doctor return to her home at the Powell Estate, presumably a mere twelve hours after she left. When she

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Timestamp #164: The Unquiet Dead

Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead (1 episode, s01e03, 2005)   An undead Christmas carol, being a quest for redemption stymied by a bait and switch. In the Sneed and Company funeral parlor, Mr. Redpath grieves over the casket of his grandmother. He takes a moment alone, leaving him open to

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Timestamp #163: The End of the World

Doctor Who: The End of the World (1 episode, s01e02, 2005)   A trip to the end of the Earth is the gateway to a Time Lord’s scarred psyche. Picking up immediately after the thwarted Nestene invasion, Rose and the Doctor determine where to go for their first trip together.

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Timestamp #162: Rose

Doctor Who: Rose (1 episode, s01e01, 2005)   Doctor Who evolves again. The beginning of the Third Doctor’s era in 1970 was a major turning point for the franchise, signaling a shift in production (black and white to color) and tone (cerebral plots to more action-driven stories). It happened again

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