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Doctor Who: Listen (8X04)

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Do you ever get the feeling someone out there has the same dream as you and you don’t even know it? Creepy right? Well that’s how this episode starts with The Doctor question the very moments of time and space. Pretty much turning it into a lecture out of a college science class. Trust me if I wanted to replace one of my science teachers with The Doctor it would be my astronomy professor. But enough about that.

Clara meets with Danny Pink for their first date. However, things take a turn for the worst when the subject of his time serving in the army comes up, and they both unintentionally offend the other with their lack of understanding. On her return home, she discovers the Doctor waiting for her, needing her help. Entering the TARDIS, he questions whether every living being has a constant companion, using the example of the ‘dream’ all children have in which a hand grabs them from under the bed at night. Clara initially dismisses this, but agrees to return to her childhood so they can investigate. She uses the TARDIS’ telepathic link to try and lock on to the event, but, when her mind strays to Danny, they end up in a children’s home in Gloucester in the mid 1990s, where Clara is shocked to meet Rupert Pink or in this case Danny, before he changed his name.

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Clara tries to convince Rupert that there is nothing under his bed, as he sits away from it in fear. They crawl underneath, only for something to sit on the bed above them, despite Rupert claiming that no one else has entered the room while they have been talking. On emerging, they discover a figure underneath Rupert’s blankets, and the Doctor, who suddenly appears, demands that they turn away from it and promise that they will not look at it. They do so, and it vanishes out of the door. Inspiring Rupert to be fearless using toy soldiers underneath his bed as ‘protection’, she unintentionally inspires his later name, Danny, and his career choice, when Rupert names the lead soldier Dan.

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Feeling guilty about the way she left her date, Clara returns to the restaurant, moments after her former self left. She strikes up a bond with Danny, but when she accidentally calls him Rupert. At this point I had lost all hope in this relationship. Whoops? He storms out as a figure in a spacesuit draws Clara back into the TARDIS. Originally thinking the suited character to be the Doctor, Clara is rocked when he removes his helmet to reveal a man striking a strong resemblance to Danny, who the Doctor reveals to be Orson Pink, one of Earth’s first time travelers, and a future ancestor to Danny. The Doctor has picked him up from the end of the universe, where he had become stranded during his travels. It is also suggested that Orson is descended from a time traveler, and possesses the soldier Clara gave a young Danny earlier in the episode; suggesting that Danny and Clara may be Orson’s great grandparents.

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The Doctor takes Clara and Orson back to Orson’s ship, and shows her a view of the last planet in existence, where Orson had become stranded, and reveals that something the Doctor believes to be the entity, the fearsome constant companion the Doctor is investigating, is attempting to enter through a locked door on the spacecraft. The Doctor unlocks the door and forces Clara and Orson back into the TARDIS while he confronts the entity. The spacecraft’s air bubble disperses just as the Doctor spies the creature, and he is rescued at the last moment by Orson. As he is out cold, Clara has to use the TARDIS’ telepathic connection again to escape the end of the universe and the creatures trying to enter.

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Exiting the TARDIS, which is in an unknown location, Clara finds herself in an old barn, where a child is in bed, crying under the covers. Clara approaches the child, but is forced to hide under the bed when two people enter and try and coax the child out of the room. Overhearing their conversation, she realizes that the child is in fact the Doctor, and his guardians are trying to force him to be a soldier as they do not believe him to have the potential of a true Time Lord. When they leave, Clara accidentally grabs the Doctor’s leg when he tries to get out of bed, and she realizes she is the monster under the Doctor’s bed. After convincing the young Doctor to return to sleep, she comforts him, and reveals that one day he will return to the barn (50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor). Clara then returns to the TARDIS and makes the Doctor promise never to return to this place, leaving him unaware of what she has done.

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Returning Clara to Earth and Orson to his original time period, the Doctor decides there is no such creature under the bed, and Rupert Pink’s ‘monster’ was in fact another child at the children’s home scaring him. Clara, meanwhile, goes to Danny’s home, where they apologize for the hurtful things they said and proceed to kiss.

I guess to say this is the start of a beautiful and complicated relationship. Who’s to say Danny’s timeline would result to being a space traveler? Also what’s the true connection between Clara and Danny beyond time travel? The show just got interesting as we hack into the time bank next week. Here’s a sneak peak…hey that rhymed.


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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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