Author: Sasha Fraze

The "Cyber Warrior" from "Ascension of the Cybermen"

Cyber Wars and Cyber Wars: Doctor Who’s “Ascension of the Cybermen”

Last season’s finale, “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”, was one of the worst episodes of post-2005 Doctor Who. Not because it was offensively bad, but because it was completely forgettable. This season, Chris Chibnall instead tried to create big, memorable moments in every story. In “Ascension of the Cybermen”, Chibnall and director Jamie Magnus…

Doctor Who Goes Nostalgic in “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror”

Director Nida Manzoor and writer Nina Metivier created “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror,” only the third Doctor Who story both written and directed by women (with the other two being “Enlightenment” and “The Witchfinders”). That is an achievement that cannot be understated, and is proof of Chibnall’s desire to move the program forward. Sadly, the representation…