Category: Etcetera

Considering Critical Whovian

On May 12, 2013 I created a blog on Tumblr called Critical Whovian which, as its title suggests, is entirely dedicated to criticizing Doctor Who. As of this writing, it is still live, but I have been debating on whether to delete it. That blog was born out of my deep disappointment with the show post season 4 and is largely full of ire toward Steven Moffat. That said, I feel like it captured in real-time my growing frustration with the direction the show had gone.

I haven’t engaged with it much recently, but I find some value in the opinions I expressed there. I’ve considered republishing some of those posts here because they still feel true and relevant. My only hesitation is that I had a tendency toward antagonism. And though I actively avoided making personal attacks, I understand that some people still felt attacked. Frankly, I could be an asshole. Read more

TARBIS Season 2, Episode 8: The Witchfinders

Welcome to Who Watch: Time and Relative Blackness in Space with Bayana, Robyn, and Connie!

Today we’re discussing Episode 8 of Doctor Who Season 11, “The Witchfinders” In this episode The Doctor is tried as a witch, Yaz has maybe dealt with anxiety, and Ryan… makes a new friend in King James I.

A Regeneration

Welcome to the new Black TARDIS. What started years ago as an (overly) ambitious idea to create an entire community for Black/POC Doctor Who fans is now a personal project run by me, Nicole. Like the Doctor, it has had many iterations. And like the Doctor, it has remained the same at its core.

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TARBIS Season 2, Episode 7: Kerblam!

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Today we’re discussing Episode 7 of Doctor Who Season 11, “Kerblam!” In this episode The Doctor still loves a fez, Yaz is quick on her feet, and Ryan knows his way around a warehouse.

TARBIS Season 2, Episode 6: Demons of the Punjab

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Today we’re joined by Kumutha Lane to discuss Episode 6 of Doctor Who Season 11, “Demons of the Punjab.” In this episode The Doctor officiates a wedding, Yaz does what Rose could never do, and Ryan gets a gold star.

TARBIS Season 2, Episode 5: The Tsuranga Conundrum

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Today we’re discussing Episode 5 of Doctor Who Season 11, “The Tsuranga Conundrum.” In this episode The Doctor is sometimes joking but not right now, Yaz is a football legend, and Ryan has an epiphany.

TARBIS Season 2, Episode 4: Arachnids in the UK

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Today Bayana and Robyn are joined by special guest Nicole of @BlackTARDIS to discuss Episode 4 of Doctor Who Season 11, “Arachnids in the UK.” In this episode The Doctor is in charge, Yaz wants more for her life, and Ryan hates spiders.

TARBIS Season 2, Episode 3: Rosa

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Today we’re discussing Episode 3 of Doctor Who Season 11, “Rosa.” In this episode The Doctor can’t control the TARDIS, Yaz is Mexican, and Ryan saves the day.

TARBIS Season 2, Episode 2: The Ghost Monument

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Today we’re discussing Episode 2 of Doctor Who Season 11, “The Ghost Monument.” In this episode The Doctor is in her element, Yaz needs more to do, Ryan learns from his mistakes, and a beautiful being makes her return.

TARBIS Season 2, Episode 1: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Welcome to Who Watch: Time and Relative Blackness in Space with Bayana, Robyn, and Connie!

Today, we’re discussing Episode 1 of Doctor Who Season 11, “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.” In this episode The Doctor makes new friends, Yaz wants something more, and Ryan watches someone he loves get fridged in favor of a white dude.