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  • I found my eyes watering through the last two episodes because I was so reluctant to blink and miss one moment of extra-condensed plot
  • I recommend this season, and the subsequent special, to any fan of Doctor Who or anybody looking for an entertaining science fiction series

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      Doctor Who, the series that follows the nameless Time Lord known simply as “the Doctor” as he travels through time and space, reached a third season during the lifetime of the Doctor’s tenth incarnation (he regenerates into a new body when he dies, this making the tenth body he has occupied). As portrayed by David Tennant, the Doctor has recently lost his lover Rose in another universe, and happens upon the aspiring doctor Martha Jones in a hospital. Soon, the Doctor and Martha are drawn together by a series of bizarre, alien events, and though he seemed to want to travel alone, the Doctor ends up teaming up with Martha and beginning a new set of adventures.

      During this season, a lot of new technology is revealed as well as new races and old enemies.


      For example, a special chameleon device allows the Doctor to store his own memories in a fob watch and turn himself into a real human being. Over two heart-breaking episodes, we the audience get to see the Doctor live a happy life as a human, only to be called back to his duties as Time Lord. Another episode introduces the Weeping Angels, creatures that live off of potential and send anyone they touch back in time, unable to use their current potential and thus feeding the Angels. And the series ends on a strong note with the return of the Master, the Doctor’s old friend and nearly just as old enemy.

      This season features some of the most emotional episodes and provides vital moments that future seasons will use to further the plot.


      • But even within the season itself are a series of hints that lead to the grand conclusion. While previous seasons have recurring themes, such as the phrase “Bad Wolf,” season three had some of the most deeply hidden hints. Multiple hidden clues come together at the end in a way that will make viewers slap their foreheads and exclaim “So that’s what that is!” I found my eyes watering through the last two episodes because I was so reluctant to blink and miss one moment of extra-condensed plot.

        The only part that detracted from this wonderful season was Martha’s sudden and intense love for the Doctor. She behaves selfishly throughout the series, showing extreme jealousy when the Doctor falls in love (and contemplating a devastating way of ending it), and inadvertently causing the

        return of the Master. We see a lot of selfish, hard-headed Martha, though the series end shows that she matures greatly in the company of the Doctor and learns to live without him. She was not my favorite companion, but she did have her redeeming moments that kept her from being my least favorite.

        This season of Doctor Who is full of puzzles and twists, and humorous allusions to the future of the series. David Tennant brings back the same maniacal and tortured, yet witty and sassy Doctor that he played in Season Two, and the season ends with a teaser for the special that followed, “Voyage of the Damned.” I recommend this season, and the subsequent special, to any fan of Doctor Who or anybody looking for an entertaining science fiction series.




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