Companion Clara propelled the action in Series Eight, even if she was kind of a jerk.
A professor of "Doctor Who Studies" says serious gender analysis often devolves into fannish classroom debates over which Who is better.
The show's eighth season premiere movingly ends the David Tennant/Matt Smith era of romantic hijinks.
The actor playing the 11th Doctor performed more than admirably for four years. But the show's writers let him down.
"The Day of the Doctor" used an insane plot for a simple task: making diehards very, very happy.
The show's mythology allows its hero to change gender and race, but its showrunner passed on tackling its history of sexism—and on getting a much-needed new energy.
As the season finale once again showed, the "Who-is-Clara-really" storyline didn't feature real character progression—just recycled sci-fi tropes and sexist overtones.
Fans of the BBC's time-traveler series are divided over the maybe-creepy portrayals of the Doctor's young female companions under showrunner Steven Moffat.