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Doctor Who: Time Heist (8×05)



When you spend time with the Doctor there will be amazing adventures. But this one I will consider to be beyond belief….why? The Doctor is about to rob a bank. A Time Bank that is.

It begins with The Doctor trying to convincing Clara to come with him for a day sightseeing via the TARDIS but she is about to go on a date with Danny Pink. As she is about to leave, the TARDIS phone rings, despite both knowing that very few beings in the universe have access to that. The Doctor goes to answer the phone, and suddenly the two find themselves in a strange chamber suffering from memory loss along with two others, Psi, a hacker with an augmented brain who had previously lost his memories when he was convicted as a criminal, and Saibra, a humanoid with the ability to shapeshift but seeks to become more human; both also have suffered memory loss. A briefcase on the table opens to reveal plans by “The Architect”, who instructs them to rob the Bank of Karabraxos, the most impregnable bank vault in the universe with numerous levels of security. The group takes tools provided in the cases and flee the room as guards come after them.

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They work their way back into the main floor of the vault, with Saibra using the identity of a bank customer to get them in. They witness another customer, accused by the bank manager, Ms. Delphox, of stealing from the bank, having his brain scanned and then turned to “soup” by a Teller, an alien with powerful psychic abilities and is said to be the last of its kind. The Doctor, Clara, Psi, and Saibra continue to follow the Architect’s plan, finding more cases with useful items left by the Architect as to get towards the main vaults. At one point, they collect six devices whose purpose even the Doctor does not know. Part of the plan requires them to pass through the cage where the Teller is kept in near-hiberation, but it picks up on Clara’s brainwaves. The Doctor helps Clara break out of the Teller’s scan and has the group flee the room, but Saibra is caught in the scan. The Doctor gives her one of the devices, telling her it is an atomic disintegrator, a more humane way to die than the Teller’s brain scan. She activates the device and disappears.

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As the three continue to the vault, they find that Ms. Delphox has released the Teller to chase them down. Psi stays behind to help cover their tracks and open the vault; he, too, opts to use one of the disintegrators when he is caught by the Teller. The Doctor and Clara eventually reach the main vaults, and, as a solar storm begins to strike the surface of the planet, the Doctor realizes this was a time heist – to bring them to the vault at this moment when the storm’s activity would cause the main vault to automatically open. They locate two safe boxes indicated by the Architect, containing a device that can restore Psi’s memories, and a formula to stabilize Saibra’s genetics. However, as they look for the final safe box location (in the Private Vault), they are caught by Ms. Delphox. She takes the stolen goods and leaves, ordering her guards to kill them. The Doctor and Clara are surprised when the guards turn out to be Saibra and Psi – the disintegrators were really teleporters. The Doctor gives the two of them the items from the vault as their payment, but realises they still need to find the Private Vault. Psi leads them into the depths of the bank as the storm intensifies on the surface.

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At the Private Vault, they find that it is the quarters of Ms. Karabraxos, surrounded by treasures from around the galaxy. The Doctor realises Ms. Delphox is just a clone of Karabraxos, and she has no problem sending her clone to be incinerated. Inspiration strikes the Doctor, and he writes the number to the TARDIS telephone, and that he is a time traveler on a piece of paper and gives it to Karabraxos, who is hastily packing her treasures before the storm wipes out the bank. She departs from the vault, but the Doctor reminds her to give her a call if she has any regrets. Shortly after she leaves, the Teller arrives, and the Doctor convinces him to scan his mind to find the memories that were blocked.

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In a flashback, an elderly and dying Ms. Karabraxos calls the Doctor on the TARDIS in Clara’s flat, and tells him of her regret. The Doctor is then shown preparing all the elements of the time heist, revealing that he himself was the Architect. The goal of the plan was to bring the Teller, who was telepathically linked to Karabraxos, to the Private Vault after she left, so as to allow him to unlock a combination safe. Inside, they find another alien of the same species as the Teller, chained within the safe but otherwise unharmed; the Doctor recalls that they have the six teleport devices allowing them all to escape the bank before it is destroyed. The Doctor takes the two aliens to a habitable planet to live out their lives, and then returns Saibra and Psi to their homeworlds. Finally, the Doctor returns them to Clara’s flat moments after they have left to allow Clara to continue on her date.

So a deviation from the series, because everyone likes a bank robbing story that actually has a happy ending. But Danny is about to meet The Doctor. Here’s a look at the new episode.

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Watch the ‘Doctor Who’ 2020 Holiday Special Trailer Now



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)



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



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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