It’s been a long time, Doctor. It really has. When the title sequence roared on Christmas Day – the cogs, the spiralized clockface – it was palpable that we hadn’t seen it for a whole year. You shouldn’t have left us. In your absence, 2016 went to absolute pot, with cultural divisions deepening both domestically and internationally, wholesale mayhem across UK politics, the passing of many of our most beloved figures and obviously, hoo-boy, the Shadow Kin.
I think this one reads quite grumpily. So, I’m sorry about that, but there it is…
Looking at this review now, it’s high-time I stopped talking about
Doctor Who‘s ‘self-regard’. This is from DWM #493.