Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 11

“World Enough and Time” Doctor Who builds to the end of the season with a ship where time works differently in different sections. The episode begins with a really engaging cold open with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor spilling out of the TARDIS while undergoing the beginnings of a regeneration. He’s clearly distressed by it and doesn’t…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 10

“The Eaters of Light” Doctor Who heads to Roman occupied Scotland to learn the reason for the disappearance of the Roman Ninth Legion. This episode is an important one even if it doesn’t seem like it. Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor is coming to an end and this is the final stand alone episode…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 9

“Empress of Mars” Doctor Who heads to Mars after a message is discovered on the surface left at the time of Queen Victoria. The most recent episodes have been really full on so it was possibly for the best for the show to slow down and deliver something more stand-alone. It did feel refreshing to…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 8

“The Lie of the Land” Doctor Who closes off the arc started in “Extremis” and continued in “The Pyramid at the End of the World“. I’ve been very vocal about how weak the previous two episodes have been. Despite some strong ideas and excellent acting the overall premise has been fairly badly executed to the…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 6

“Extremis” Doctor Who reveals the occupant of the vault and the Doctor is recruited by the Vatican to investigate a mysterious book. The concept is a simple yet interesting one. I love the idea of a book that causes people to drop dead shortly after reading it. It’s a compelling mystery and feels like an…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 5

“Oxygen” Doctor Who heads into outer space to a space station filled with corpses where oxygen is considered a valuable commodity. This season has pretty much been defined by mysteries though as I’ve said before most Doctor Who episodes are a mystery in the beginning as there’s always a period of time before the Doctor…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 4

“Knock Knock” Doctor Who delivers a Haunted House episode when Bill moves into student accommodation that turns out to be too good to be true. This show is often celebrated for its versatility. It can be anything the writers want it to be because the format allows for the Doctor and his companion to appear…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 3

“Thin Ice” Doctor Who picks up from last week in London of the past as the Doctor and Bill investigate mysterious lights beneath the ice that cause disappearances. Part of the introduction of a new companion is exposing them to the storytelling potential that this show has and exploring how they react to it. Bill…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 2

“Smile” Doctor Who heads to the future as the Doctor and Bill go on their first proper adventure to one of humanity’s first colonies and encounter a mystery when they arrive. Part of the appeal of this show is that it can be so many things. There’s no such thing as a “typical” episode of…

Doctor Who – Season 10 Episode 1

“The Pilot” Doctor Who begins the final season for current Doctor Peter Capaldi and current showrunner Steven Moffat with the introduction of a new companion and a mysterious creature to be dealt with. New companion episodes are always interesting on a conceptual level. In each case it provides a jumping on point for new fans…