Between Planets

“Collision alert!” the Doctor shouted above the din of alarms. The TARDIS lurched.  Nyssa clutched the console, attempting to steady herself. The Doctor, somehow, stood fixed, his hands flying across the controls the bring the ship safely from the vortex. “Collision?  With what?  Where are we, Doctor?” “Earth’s solar system, somewhere between Earth and Mars. Continue reading “Between Planets”

On Merkle’s Boner, One Hundred Years Later

One hundred years ago today, on September 23, 1908, the Chicago Cubs and the New York Giants met in the Polo Grounds. The National League pennant was on the line, and in the bottom of the ninth the Giants were on the verge of winning. What followed later generations called “Merkle’s Boner.” A fly ballContinue reading “On Merkle’s Boner, One Hundred Years Later”

On Doctor Who: “Time-Crash”

Last night, on the BBC’s Children in Need special, Doctor Who fans were treated to something fun — a two Doctors story, starring David Tennant and Peter Davison. It hardly seems worthy of review; it’s eight minutes long and takes place entirely within the confines of the TARDIS control room. Yet, two TARDISes have mergedContinue reading “On Doctor Who: “Time-Crash””

On Two Doctors

The Fifth Doctor. The Tenth Doctor. Steven Moffat. Children In Need. The Fifth Doctor! The Tenth Doctor! Children in Need! Two! Doctors! 😀 David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor is set to meet Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor in a special scene commissioned for BBC One’s Children in Need. The scene, entitled Time Crash, was written by awardContinue reading “On Two Doctors”