Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 5

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 5

12 Nov, 2017

I am going to argue the most important scene in this episode is Susan and Ping-Cho at the fish pond. Via the use of the fish we get to see how they see each other and those around them.

BOOK REVIEW: A Matter of Oaths

BOOK REVIEW: A Matter of Oaths

7 Nov, 2017

The short time we spend in this universe is wonderful and it is another fine novel fully deserving of the republishing it is getting.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 4

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 4

4 Nov, 2017

This episode’s title is perhaps the most curious so far; it’s filled with both walls and lies, enough to make me query which one is being referred to.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 3

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 3

28 Oct, 2017

The other key aspect that has to be mentioned with Ping-Cho, of course, is the story she tells. This is interesting as it is both right in the centre of the story but also serves very little narrative purpose. As such I think it is worth unpacking a little bit.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 2

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 2

21 Oct, 2017

If the last episode was predominately about seeing our regulars in the new situation and how they are reflected in the members of Marco Polo’s caravan, The Singing Sands is much more about the original members of the caravan themselves.