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Torchwood Season One: I am Jack’s Unreliable Staff

Torchwood chooses style over logic, each and every time Torchwood is aimed more for mature audiences than its spin-off parent Doctor Who. There’s swearing, graphic sex and violence, and greater emphasis on human corruptibility. Some episodes barely have space aliens (“Random Shoes“, “Combat“), while “Countrycide” has none. Those mature themes, however, are expressed through American […]

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Third American Doctor: James Garner

1970-1974. Honorable mention: Hal Holbrook Supporting Cast Dr. Elizabeth Shaw: Susan Sullivan Brigadier General Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart: J. D. Cannon The Master: Ricardo Montalbán James Garner was an established star before Doctor Who. Garner infused the charcater with an a cynical, yet easy-going charm. His Doctor was a man of action, technology and paternal compassion. […]

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First American Doctor: Ray Walston

1963-1966. Honorable mentions: Ossie Davis, Buddy Ebsen, Fred MacMurray, Don Ameche, Phil Silvers and Jonathan Harris Supporting Cast Susan Foreman: Patty Duke Ian Chesterton: Chad Everett Barbara Wright: Diane Brewster Ray Walston was best known for his role as the title character of Doctor Who. His 15 years of stage, film and television fueled his […]

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American Idiot

What if… Doctor Who were made in America? Tumblr user Smug Mode reimagined Doctor Who with American actors (Classic Who | Nu Who). We’re taking this concept a bit further, pretending Doctor Who is produced by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) counterpart National Educational Television (NET), which got replaced by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 1970. […]

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Death in Heaven: How To Beat the Cybermen

How the heck did Danny Pink and the Brig reverse full Cyberman conversion in “Death in Heaven“? Most failures were during the conversion process (Toberman “Tomb of the Cybermen“, Commander Lytton “Attack of the Cybermen“, Mercy Hartigan “The Next Doctor“, the Doctor “Nightmare in Silver“, Craig Owens “Closing Time“). The only pre-“Death in Heaven” full-conversion […]