Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Sherlock related review roundup
Yes, it may win the award for perhaps the most unwieldy title for an article ever posted by Sherlockology, but when it’s in relation to an event as momentous as the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, it’s possibly justified.
Below, we look into the televisual events from the past week of celebrations that are directly tied to BBC Sherlock - The Day of the Doctor and The Night of the Doctor, both written by Steven Moffat, and An Adventure in Space and Time written by Mark Gatiss. Since all are post-broadcast, there will be a degree of spoilers contained within, but certainly nothing that will derail enjoyment if watching each for the first time.
Scorpios born on November 18 possess amazing determination and an unbeatable will. They have a need to put their personal stamp on existence. These vibrant, energetic people have a physical nature. They can be aggressive, even pugnacious, at times. While it’s nearly impossible to win an argument against them, they make challenging opponents.
Friends and Lovers
People born on this date sometimes have a problem making friends. This is generally caused by their inability to step back and allow the other person to be an equal partner. November 18 people inevitably look for someone who shares their temperament. They don’t want to be involved with someone weaker than themselves.
Children and Family
November 18 people often experience emotional turmoil during their growing-up years. They may become rebellious to balance what is happening to them, especially if the family is in disarray. As parents, they are a mixture of strict and experimental. They demand respect from their children but do not expect perfection.
These men and women are very active. As for diet, they take an old-fashioned approach. Because they’re constantly on the go, they eat what they like. They are likely to have battled weight in years past, with disappointing results, but by making a few adjustments they can take weight off and keep it off.
Career and Finances
November 18 people are not content to work behind the scenes. They need a position that lets them make decisions and guide others’ careers. They don’t easily give control of their finances to anyone else. Not financial risk-takers, they will occasionally surprise themselves and everyone around them by making a bold move.
Dreams and Goals
Few people are as goal-oriented as the men and women born on this date. They are determined and will endure much hardship and sacrifice to reach a goal. They do not complain when the path they are traveling grows difficult. These are tough people, and they understand that anything worth achieving is worth sacrifice
Doctor Who Series S7B – The Sherlock Related Review
As we promised at the end of September 2012, we’re back in Time Lord mode with the second half of our Sherlock related review of Doctor Who Series 7, examining the episodes that crossover with our favourite detective through their writers and directors (and on occasion, cast members). The latter section of the seventh series features work from the three writers of Sherlock, with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss handling two episodes apiece and Steve Thompson scripting a single instalment. As before, this isn’t an all encompassing review of the entire series, just these five episodes – The Bells of Saint John, Cold War, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror and The Name of the Doctor. Please note though we’ll be discussing some spoilers in detail throughout as we examine how these episodes function individually and as contributions to the final episode.
Now we’ve digested our turkey, it’s time to take stock of the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special, once again written by Steven Moffat - and this year featuring a glut of knowing references to the World’s Greatest Detective…
Please note that while this review contains no explicit plot spoilers, there is discussion of characterisation and thematic material.
DOCTOR WHO SERIES 7.0 - THE SHERLOCK RELATED REVIEW
Doctor Who has always fallen under our gaze due to the crossover with the creative crew of Sherlock, but we’ve never actually sat down and reviewed any part of the series. We thought we’d put this right from now on, and simultaneously do something a little different, by focusing on the episodes in each series of Doctor Who that have a direct link to Sherlock. To that end, what follows isn’t an all encompassing review of the first five episodes of Series Seven, but a close look at the two Steven Moffat scripted instalments - The Asylum of the Daleks and The Angels Take Manhattan - as well as Dinosaurs on a Spaceship featuring Rupert Graves. Please note though we’ll be discussing spoilers in detail.