Doctor Who – Season 12 Episode 9

“Ascension of the Cybermen” Doctor Who gears up for the end of the season with a hopeless battle against Ashad and an army of Cybermen bent on destroying Humanity. The previous episode ended with The Doctor making a choice that apparently risked dooming the entire Human race because she ignored Jack’s warning and gave the…

Doctor Who – Season 12 Episode 8

“The Haunting of Villa Diodati” Doctor Who brings a haunted house story, another historical celebrity and the return of an old enemy to challenge The Doctor. Haunted house stories have become a staple of this show with an example almost every season in one form or another. It’s easy to see why it’s a well…

Doctor Who – Season 12 Episode 7

“Can You Hear Me?” Doctor Who explores the power of nightmares and how they can fuel insecurities while the reality of travelling with The Doctor starts to occur to the companions. Nightmares have been a common fixture in Doctor Who stories whether something that people thought was a nightmare actually exists, some external force causes…

Doctor Who – Season 12 Episode 6

“Praxeus” Doctor Who features a global mystery and a race against time to find the cure for a deadly virus. The episode opens with a really strong monologue from The Doctor where she talks about everyone being on planet Earth being connected by the fact that they are all on planet Earth. Every action taken…

Doctor Who – Season 12 Episode 5

“Fugitive of the Judoon” Doctor Who crosses the halfway point of the season with a returning alien threat and a few surprises for viewers to digest. This episode is one that will become known for its surprises more so than what it was actually about. It’s inevitable when everything revolves around the reveals and the questions…

Doctor Who – Season 12 Episode 4

“Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror” Doctor Who visits the early 20th century where an alien threat targets renowned inventor, Nikola Tesla. Historical celebrities getting involved in alien plots is among the bread and butter of Doctor Who. The idea dates back to the very early days of the show when its purpose was to educate…

Doctor Who – Season 12 Episode 3

“Orphan 55” Doctor Who further reminds The Doctor that having a relaxing holiday is impossible when and idyllic resort comes under attack from vicious aliens. It should be clear by now that relaxation is an alien concept to The Doctor. Every time an attempt is made to have some down time disaster inevitably strikes. This…

Doctor Who – Season 12 Episode 2

“Spyfall part 2” Doctor Who concludes the opening arc of the current season with a time hopping adventure and the unexpected return of an old enemy. The previous episode ending with the reveal that The Master is pulling the strings of the current crisis was a great cliffhanger to build anticipation for this episode. As…

Doctor Who – Season 12 Episode 1

“Spyfall Part 1” Doctor Who returns after a year long hiatus with a mystery for Team TARDIS to solve and a James Bond inspired plot. Often paying homage to properties that are well placed for parody such as the James Bond franchise means that writers get carried away with referencing well known aspects of the…

Doctor Who – New Year’s Day Special 2019

“Resolution” Doctor Who ushers in a new year with an adventure featuring the return of an old enemy and an unexpected visit from Ryan’s father. In concept it was a good idea to have an entire season of Doctor Who bereft of classic monsters as it theoretically encourages the writing team to come up with…