Doctor Who Extended Media Review – The Complete History Volume #62

Doctor Who The Complete History was a series of hardback volumes which came out every two weeks and covered 3-4 stories each. These were in-depth volumes covering the production of each episode from the first in 1963 to the end of the Peter Capaldi era of the show. In addition to the extensive production notes there were also merchandise and publicity updates and actor profiles. The quality of each volume was exceptional overseen by several different editors. The volumes were only available in the UK and Ireland so were difficult to obtain in other locations. I am more of a Watsonian fan but if you are a Doyalist you will greatly appreciate these books. Even so I give the entire series a solid 8 out of 10. I will rate each episode covered below.

The end of Ten

Satisfying and heart-warming coda to the story

The End of Time marks the end of the Second Incarnation of the Tenth Doctor after the First regenerated at the conclusion of The Stolen Earth. David Tennant is a consummate actor which is amply on display in this episode. I did not like the direction The Tenth Doctor had taken during the course of his tenure but there is no doubting Tennant’s acting prowess. I immensely disliked the dynamic between The Tenth Doctor and Rose but enjoyed his partnership with other companions. Unfortunately the emo Doctor made a return in parts of this episode. The scene with Wilf although cringy at times was heart-breaking and the coda to the episode when he revisited his old companions was touching. Some very strong moments elevate it to 8 out of 10.