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Doctor Who: Kill The Moon (8X07)



After the events of last week’s episode, Clara warns The Doctor that her student, Courtney, is still interested in his TARDIS and is trying to clean up the mess inside it she made last week. As they enter the TARDIS, the Doctor stops Courtney from cleaning and offers to take her and Clara on a trip in the time machine.


They arrive in 2049 on a Space Shuttle filled with nuclear devices on crash course with the Moon. They survive the crash and while the Doctor is curious as to higher-than-expected gravity they are experiencing, the three are met by Captain Lundvik and two other astronauts. After dismissing the Doctor’s attempt to call their presence as a school trip, Lundvik explains they are on a suicide mission to blow up the Moon; she explains that years prior, there was a sudden mass high tide, wiping out a significant fraction of humanity and taking out many of artificial satellites, leading mankind to forego scientific advancement for sake of survival of the species. A Mexican colony on the Moon had reported changes in the Moon that led scientists to believe the problem existed there, and by destroying the Moon, they will be able to save humanity from further harm. In private, Clara tries to ask the Doctor about this point in time, knowing that in future events she has witnessed the Moon is still there, but the Doctor says this is a fixed moment in time and he cannot reveal those events or get involved.


The group sets for the Mexican colony, which they find oddly covered in spiderwebs. Lundvik sends one of the crew members to prime the bombs as they explore the colony, though he is attacked on the way back when he investigates an opening on the surface. In the colony, they find the colonists entombed in more spider webs. The Doctor finds readings they had taken, showing seismic activity on the surface, and an increase of the Moon’s mass by over 1 billion tons, explaining the sudden tidal shift on Earth. A spider-like creature attacks them, killing Lundvik’s other astronaut, but Courtney is able to kill the creature using cleaning fluid she had brought for the TARDIS earlier. The Doctor realizes these creatures are like germs, and after returning Courtney back to the safety of the TARDIS, leads the group back outside to investigate one of the cracks on the surface. They find thousands more spider-like creatures inside the crack, and the Doctor discovers amniotic fluid nearby. To the others’ surprise, the Doctor tells them he will be back and dives into the hole.


Clara and Lundvik witness the Shuttle fall into a crack on the surface, and return to the colony to wait, with Lundvik preparing to set the timer on the nuclear detonators despite Clara’s assurance the Doctor will be back. The Doctor appears soon after and brings the TARDIS to the colony, where Courtney is still safe. The Doctor explains that the Moon is really an egg, the creature inside ready to hatch, and the spider-like creatures the equivalent of microbes on the surface of the egg. Lundvik immediately asserts that they should still destroy the Moon and kill the creature as to prevent any possible harm to humanity the creature may cause, but Clara refuses to accept this solution. The Doctor decides that it is not his decision to make and leaves in the TARDIS, abandoning the three of them on the Moon and forcing them to come to a decision within about an hour and half, the time left before the egg hatches.


Clara, Courtney and Lundvik attempt to come to a decision but none of them can make the choice about saving humanity at the cost of sacrificing the life of the creature in the egg. As the spider creatures begin to swarm the surface, Lundvik is able to make contact with Earth, and Clara uses a simultaneous television broadcast to plead to humanity to help them make their choice, by either turning off their lights to destroy the Moon or keeping them on to let the creature live (a scene shown in medias res at the start of the episode). Lundvik then initiates the countdown on the nuclear devices as they wait for Earth’s response which they will be able to see on the Moon. The lights on Earth go out, but Clara intervenes and stops the countdown. At the last moment, the Doctor returns, knowing they have decided to allow the creature to live, and rescues them from the Moon as it starts to crumble.


Back on Earth, the four watch as the creature is hatched and flies away, the shell of the Moon harmlessly disintegrating. At Clara’s insistence, the Doctor reveals that because of the brief re-interest in what happened with the Moon, humanity would be rekindled to travel to the stars, helping them to spread across the universe, and then assures Lundvik that she will now have a real space program to lead. They then witness a new Moon a freshly laid egg by the creature appear in Earth’s orbit. After they return Lundvik and Courtney to their proper time and place, Clara accosts the Doctor about forcing her to make that choice, telling him that if he makes himself a friend of Earth, it is his decision too. she ultimately tells him that she does not want to see him again. After she leaves the TARDIS back at Coal Hill, she is comforted by Danny Pink. She explains to him that she is done with the Doctor but Danny notes that she is really not ready to move on. When asked how he became so wise, we learn that he left the army under circumstances that he refers to as a really bad day. Clara returns to her flat and looks out onto the Moon.

So next week it looks like Clara will be MIA this next episode. For reasons unknown but we’ll find out what happens when you check out this sneak peak.

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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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