Rory Doherty

Rory Doherty is a writer and screenwriter based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He loves diving into speculative fiction and unraveling the emotional relationships we build with film and TV and has done so for Vulture, Little White Lies, Paste Magazine, The Escapist, and more.

Rory lives in Scotland. You can find him on Twitter, where he spends most of his days complaining about story structure and explaining to friends which Star Trek series is best.


The Secret to 'Doctor Who’s Regenerations Lies in its Classic Era

Thirty-nine years ago, Doctor Who had the courage to underplay itself.


'Deep Space Nine' Was At Its Best When It Questioned Its Own Characters

Who are you really loyal to?


David Fincher and Richard Linklater Know What Makes An American Assassin

Two hitman movies walk into a bar...


Bong Joon-ho’s Bluntest Sci-Fi Movie is Still Thoughtful and Thrilling

If you can't overthrow the system, then you need to break it.


'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' Misses One Crucial Element From the Originals

The devil’s in the details.


'Doctor Who’s Cheapest Episode Gave Us One of The Scariest Hours of TV

At its most low-budget, Doctor Who managed to deliver its most underrated horror episode.


With Their Third Seasons, 'Mandalorian' and 'Picard' Are Making the Same Mistake

In attempting to course-correct, the two shows are floundering.


'Deep Space Nine’s Dumbest Episode Still Understood What Made Its Characters Tick

“Move Along Home” was moronic, but it helped lay the groundwork for future adventures.

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