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…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 10

“The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” Doctor Who closes out its current season with the return of a previously featured villain and a difficult situation for the Doctor to resolve. The first episode of this season introduced the Stenza and their representative Tim Shaw -not his real name- as a threat for the Doctor to…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 9

“It Takes You Away” Team TARDIS heads to Norway to investigate the disappearance of a blind girl’s father in an atmospheric and mysterious episode of Doctor Who. I’ve mentioned before that pretty much every episode of Doctor Who is mystery that needs to be solved and I still think that’s true for the most part….

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 8

“The Witchfinders” Doctor Who delivers another historical adventure exploring the fear and ignorance behind 17th century Witch hunts. It’s safe to say that the ongoing theme this season has been that human beings are their own worst enemy. In one form or another it has come up during every episode of this season though I’m…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 7

“Kerblam!” Doctor Who takes Team TARDIS to a planet sized warehouse to investigate a dangerous conspiracy within a giant retailer. I’ll get the comparison to delivery giant Amazon out of the way right away. This episode is clearly using that company as the inspiration for Kerblam which makes sense given the ubiquity of that company…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 6

“Demons of the Punjab” Doctor Who takes Team TARDIS back to India in 1947 on the day that the Partition of India became a reality after Yaz asks the Doctor to show her a piece of her family history. Time travel brings a large degree of curiosity with it. There is the temptation to be…