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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Woman Who Fell to Earth
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Doctor Who - The Woman who Fell to Earth TV review

Doctor Who kicks off Jodie Whittaker‘s run as The Doctor with a Predator-style episode featuring an alien hunter sent to Earth after a human prey. With much of the story centered around the humans of Sheffield, The Doctor’s main purpose is to struggle through her recent regeneration and keep the humans alive until she remembers who she is. New friends include Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole) and his grandmother and her second husband. Also joining the proceedings is probationary police officer Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill), a childhood friend of Ryan looking for more adventure than dealing with traffic tickets. The group encounter not one but two aliens, the first is a mechanical search device created to find the prey and the other a cocoon to house the hunter Tzim-Sha (Samuel Oatley).

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Doctor Who – Twice Upon a Time

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2017

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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Empress of Mars
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Doctor Who - Twice Upon a Time TV review

“Twice Upon a Time” concludes the run of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in a Christmas special that reunites the Time Lord with his first incarnation (played by David Bradley). The 2017 Christmas special also marks Steven Moffat‘s departure as Doctor Who‘s showrunner. Bringing together the Twelfth Doctor and the First Doctor, both of whom are refusing to regenerate, offers some amusing moments – particularly in Bradley’s non-politically-correct comments (although the episode goes to the well for these jokes at least once too often). Mark Gatiss is well-cast as the confused WWI soldier out of time, even if it was far, far too obvious to guess the the man’s familial connection to The Doctor. The episode also brings back Bill (Pearl Mackie), Nardole (Matt Lucas), and Clara (Jenna Coleman) as avatars of Testimony (a futuristic computer filled with memories which, since it isn’t part of an evil plot, The Doctor struggles with knowing what to make of it).

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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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  • Title: Doctor Who – The Pilot
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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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