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It’s official, Doctor Who has named the actor to replace Peter Capaldi as the next incarnation of The Doctor, and that actor is Jodie Whittaker. In a move that’s likely to split Who fans, the show has chosen the character to become female for the first time in the show’s 54-year run. Hopefully the show’s writers have thought of a good reason for the change (especially since The Doctor seemed to imply something was uncommon about The Master‘s recent gender-swap into Missy).

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Doctor Who – The Empress of Mars

by Alan Rapp on June 23, 2017

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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Empress of Mars
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Doctor Who - The Empress of Mars TV review

NASA’s discovery of human writing on Mars leads The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Bill (Pearl Mackie) to the red planet in 1881 where they find British soldiers helping an Ice Warrior mine the planet. The group’s effort leads to the discovery of a tomb that hides something far more dangerous than the riches the soldiers believe. The men’s curiosity and greed, and the fact that the TARDIS takes Nadole (Matt Lucas) and leaves without warning, push events forward faster than The Doctor can control, especially once the Empress of Mars (Adele Lynch) is awoken and provoked by a trigger-happy captain (Ferdinand Kingsley) with delusions of grandeur.

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Doctor Who – Knock Knock

by Alan Rapp on June 12, 2017

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Doctor Who - Knock Knock television review

“Knock Knock” puts a Doctor Who twist on a classic haunted house story. After Bill (Pearl Mackie) signs a release with five friends to rent a creepy old house The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) becomes concerned. Insinuating himself into their first night on the house, the Time Lord discovers there’s more to the old home than just creaky boards and odd sounds. The house, or to be more precise the alien bug creatures in the house, it turns out consume the renters one by one for the Landlord (David Suchet) who has been feeding the creatures unsuspecting tenants for decades.

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Doctor Who – The Pilot

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2017

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Doctor Who - The Pilot television review

After hiding out as an university professor on Earth for five decades, while also protecting a mysterious vault from an unknown threat, The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is thrown back into action by a cafeteria worker at the school who has been attending his lectures and has encountered something she can’t explain. Along with Nardole (Matt Lucas), The Doctor and Bill (Pearl Mackie) investigate this odd puddle which has swallowed up another student (Stephanie Hyam) Bill had a crush on and has now taken her watery form while chasing her across campus, the universe, and through time.

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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Return of Doctor Mysterio
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Doctor Who - The Return of Doctor Mysterio television review

Then there was the time that The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) accidentally created a super-hero. “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” is unexpected but not unwelcome. As the show has moved away from doing their own versions of classic Christmas stories we’ve gotten more variation in these specials, and “Doctor Mysterio” certainly fits that bill. After a short introduction in which we see a young boy exposed to a Hazandra gem which will grant him his fondest desire, the episode jumps to present time where The Doctor discovers Grant has grown up into a young man (Justin Chatwin) who has decided to use the powers accidentally granted to him to live out his lifelong fantasy as a super-hero.

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