Just finished a marathon of the final four episodes of Dr Who series 5, the most recent, and so now I have only the 2010 Christmas Special to watch before being fully prepared for the return of the show this weekend. There are a large number of David Tennant episodes I’ve missed, such as all those specials a few years ago, though.

How does this show capture so? The power of the stories and characters within them? Their force? It’s quite different from so much else in that it gets pretty much everyone in. The stories are simple, and yet so not simple. I don’t get it.


(picture from the BBC via the Telegraph)