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Doctor Who: Into The Dalek (8X02)

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The episode begins with a space chase between the Dalek’s and Journey Blue, a rebel fighter, from her space shuttle, which is under attack by Daleks, but is unable to save her brother, who has already perished. He returns her to the rebel space station, codenamed ‘Aristotle’. He is greeted by Journey’s uncle, Colonel Morgan Blue, who thanks the Doctor for saving his niece, but declares that he must be killed in fear he is a Dalek spy. However, Journey declares that, as he is a ‘doctor’, the Doctor can help their patient; who is revealed to be a war-torn Dalek, salvaged from the war, who has turned good.

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At Coal Hill School, new Math teacher Danny Pink, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is questioned by one of his students to whether he has ever killed a civilian. A tear falls from his cheek, before the class ends. In the staff room, Danny is introduced to Clara who invites him out. But in true dude fashioon feeling awkward due to an obvious connection between them, Danny declines, but when Clara finds him in his classroom despairing over his actions, she invites him out for a drink. Good move Clara…kinda awkward but he’s a good fit. He agrees, and she returns to her office, where she comes face to face with the Doctor, who she has not seen since he left her three weeks ago in Glasgow (8X01: Deep Breath). He tells her that he needs her help, and asks whether he is a good man. Clara replies that she does not know. I guess lately we can’t really answer that question because this new Doctor acts all new.

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They return to the rebels’ space station, where Colonel Blue details plans to miniaturize the Doctor, Clara, Journey and two rebel soldiers, Ross and Gretchen, so they can enter the broken Dalek (which the Doctor nicknames ‘Rusty’) to see if they can determine what is making it good. Entering through the eyepiece, they begin exploring the upper part of the Dalek. Ross shoots a griphook into the floor, and the Dalek releases antibodies, much like in the human body, which incinerate him. The Doctor, Clara, Journey and Gretchen flee to Rusty’s waste centre, where the Doctor correctly guesses that nothing will be guarded. From there, they head to an area of high radiation, where the Doctor discovers a large crack, which he deduces is causing the malfunction within the Dalek. He uses his sonic screwdriver to seal the crack, fixing Rusty in the process. However, this causes it to return to its normal thinking pattern, losing the good within it.

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Colonel Blue and his men are helpless as the Dalek breaks its chains and begins exterminating the rebels, determined to aid the Dalek cause. It contacts the Dalek main ship, which releases more Daleks with the aim of destroying the rebel station. Inside Rusty, Clara convinces the Doctor to try to reawaken the good side of the Dalek, and they split up, with Clara and Journey heading to reawaken memories currently being suppressed by the Dalek’s past, and the Doctor heading to the Dalek’s conscious itself. Gretchen sacrifices herself to set up another grapple to get Clara and Journey to the mind of Rusty, but is destroyed by antibodies. Similar to the Clockwork Robot from last week’s episode, she awakens after her death in a so called Heaven, where she is greeted by Missy…AGAIN!!! WHO THE HECK IS SHE?

Clara manages to awaken Rusty’s memory of him seeing the creation of a star, while the Doctor manages to enter his conscious, reminding him of the destruction the Daleks caused. However, Rusty associates with the Doctor’s sense of hatred towards his race, and begins exterminating his fellow Daleks as they arrive to destroy the rebel station. The Doctor is upset that the Dalek can see the darkness within him. On leaving the inside of the Dalek, the Doctor parts with Rusty, who vows to continue with his mission to destroy the Daleks. The Doctor and Clara go to leave, but Journey asks to come with them the Doctor declines, telling her that, although she has a kind heart, he wishes that she hadn’t been a soldier. Damn…that sucks. But next time perhaps. Maybe not but we’ll see.

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The Doctor returns Clara to her office, moments after she left, and she tells him that, although she is still unsure of whether he is a good man, she knows his intentions are well meant. On leaving, she bumps into Danny, who tells her he is glad that the fact he is an ex-soldier hasn’t put her off. Remembering the Doctor’s treatment of Journey, Clara tells Danny that she is not so judgmental.

Well, at this point its no surprise who the new love interest of Clara’s will be Danny. What can we expect from him as an upcoming companion. Also this is the second appearance from Missy. What more is she to the Doctor’s life? Plus the tone is officially set that this is a darker Doctor than ever. What are your thoughts on the series so far? Do you like the tone of the series or is it too grim? Here’s a sneak peak at next week’s episode!


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Watch the ‘Doctor Who’ 2020 Holiday Special Trailer Now

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Doctor Who Holiday Special 2020 Trailer

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays. 

And that can only mean one thing — a special holiday episode of Doctor Who

BBC America announced the episode “Revolution of the Daleks” will air at 8 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day.

The announcement was accompanied by a trailer that includes Chris Noth, John Barrowman, and Jodie Whittaker’s Time Lord coming to you from behind a high-security alien prison.

Oh, there’s also flying Daleks. 

 

“We’ve crammed this year’s Doctor Who special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent,” said showrunner Chris Chibnall in a statement. “Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain’s hottest young actors — just in the guest cast! Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) — and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise.”

So, mark your calendar’s and check out the trailer below:


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Doctor Who: The Magician’s Apprentice (9X01)

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This episode takes place after the events of Last Christmas. Plus if you need a refresher on who the players are involved then I suggest you re-watch Death In Heaven (8X12) and The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End (4X12 & 13).

The episode begins on an extra-terrestrial battle ground where a boy is trapped by “hand mines”, creatures which are hands with eyes, and kill by dragging the victim underground. The Doctor arrives and tries to save the boy, but after the boy says that his name is Davros, the Doctor, shocked, abandons him.

On present day Earth, Clara was in the middle of teaching class when she notices a plane frozen in the sky. She is then summoned to the Tower of London by UNIT to help them contact the Doctor. UNIT reveal that every plane that is currently airborne has frozen and no-one knows why. While trying to work out who it is freezing the planes and what their motive is, UNIT receive a message on a channel specifically created by UNIT for the Doctor should he ever need to contact. The sender of this message is revealed to be Missy, who confirms that she was the one that froze the planes and she needs Clara’s help in finding the Doctor. Missy also reveals that the Doctor’s confession dial, or ‘Last Will and Testament’, has been presented to her, meaning that the Doctor believes he only has one more day to live.

Also looking for the Doctor is Colony Sarff, who has been appointed by an elderly, dying Davros. Clara and Missy track the Doctor down to Essex in the year 1138, where the Doctor has spent three weeks “partying” introducing a number of anachronistic items. The three’s reunion is quickly cut short as Sarff takes them to what appears to be a space station. The Doctor is taken to Davros, who tells the Doctor that he remembers what he did when he was a little boy and reveals that he intends to destroy everything the Doctor loves before finally killing him. In the meantime, Missy notices that the space station’s gravity does not feel artificial, as would be expected on a space station. She opens the air lock and steps out into what looks like space, before realising that they are actually standing on a planet. The planet becomes visible and, much to Missy’s horror, is revealed to be Skaro, the homeworld of the Daleks. The two are then captured by the Daleks who, while the Doctor watches, exterminate both Clara and Missy and destroy the TARDIS, which they had procured from Essex earlier, leaving the Doctor alone and powerless.

The Doctor returns to the hand mine field. Davros asks if the Doctor’s come to save him, but the Doctor, pointing a Dalek gun at Davros, says he’s going to save his friends, and shouts ‘exterminate!’.

Cut to black…TO BE CONTINUED!!!!

This episode marks the return of Davros, the creator of the Dalek’s. His last appearance was with the 10th Doctor in Season 4. This episode also marks the return of Kate Stewart head of UNIT after a short stint in last season’s finale. Also Missy returns after her demise in the season finale but this time helping the Doctor instead of harming him. What will become of the Doctor with everything now taken away from him? What has become of Missy and Clara?


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Doctor Who: 10 Years Since the Return

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It’s been 10 years to the day since the return of the Time Lord with the blue box time machine the TARDIS. So many fantastic memories that make us want to jump in and say Alons’y or Geronimo! I have my top 10 favorite episode of the last 10 years.

10. The Wedding of River Song: Starting off the list is the finale from season 6 where the time dimensions hold at a specific time. April 22, 2011 at 5:02 PM is the time of death of the Doctor…or is it?

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9. Rose: This is the episode that brought the show back. As a newly regenerated Doctor emerges from the Time War to help a new companion Rose Tyler stop the Auton’s from invading London.

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8. The Shakespeare Code: In season 3 following the events of a stolen hospital, the Doctor and a new companion Martha Jones take to the time of Shakespeare and uncover dark magic.

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7. The Eleventh Hour: Following the 2009 Christmas/New Year special a new face takes on the role of the Time Lord as Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor joins Amy Pond in a race to stop Prisoner Zero from invading Earth.

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6. The Power of Three: In season 7 the Doctor gets a first hand account of life on Earth for a long period of time when an invasion of cube like creatures make an impact on daily life.

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5. Journey’s End: The Season 4 finale brings all the Doctors’s companions since the 2005 return as the Dalek’s take 27 planets from around the universe including Earth.

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4. The Big Bang: The Season 5 finale takes us to a time where the stars go out and the Pandorica opens with the ultimate enemy of of the universe.

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3. The End of Time: The 2009 Christmas/New Years brought the end of David Tennant’s 10th Doctor as the Time Lord’s return and an enemy grows more insane taking over every human on Earth.

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2. The Day of the Doctor: The 50th Anniversary Special brings the Doctor’s together as the Zygons take offer the planet. But it comes during a time when even Gallifrey can’t hold on in the final days of the Time War.

1. World War Three: This was the first episode I got exposed to. In Season 1 the Slitheen have taken over London and plan to take over the Earth, but not without igniting World War Three.

You can grab your copies of the last 8 seasons or watch on Hulu and Netflix. Catch the return this fall on BBC America.

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