Eaters of Light - WNAR #114

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So as with all my reviews I will give the synopsis – what you mean that wasn’t the synopsis. The good bits, the bad bits. The most whoniversal bit and then my rambling musings.

A hunt for the lost Ninth Roman Legion leads the Doctor, Bill and Nardole into the middle of an ancient battle that could cast humanity into the dark forever. What is inside the cairn? And how far will they have to go defeat the terrifying alien Eaters of Light?

The Good BitsBill realizing and explaining the tardis translation circuits and subsequent realization of how species sound to the Doctor.

The Bad BitMonster design was a bit ugh

The whoniversal bitThe way in which the doctor explains the crows

David Tennant doesn't actually expect Broadchurch co-star Olivia Colman to take the Doctor Who job
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a830664/david-tennant-doesnt-think-olivia-colman-is-next-doctor-who/

Doctor Who is coming to the big screen in a new documentary about the Daleks.
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a830701/doctor-who-dalek-movie-documentary/

"Well... my next job is playing a doctor."
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a830720/doctor-who-new-doctor-adrian-lester/

Chris Chibnall
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a830779/chris-chibnall-five-year-plan-for-doctor-who/

Sir Derek Jacobi
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a830967/derek-jacobi-doctor-who-the-master/

Empress of Mars - WNAR #113

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'God save the Queen' has been scrawled on the surface of Mars. What are Victorians doing on the home of the Ice Warriors? And what will they find beneath the Martian soil?
 

The Good BitsAll those movie references

The Bad BitThe doctor's movie reference ‘frozen’

The whoniversal bit the design of the Victorian space suit.

The episode itself felt a pretty much a standalone piece of work, save for the return of Missy. It landed – after a pre-credits bit at NASA - the Doctor, Bill and Nardole land on Mars in 1881. Curiously, there’s a bunch of Victorian soldiers already there, complete with their stiff upper lips, their carry on chaps British accents, and a good dose of God Save The Queen.  I think Mark Gatiss and the production team have comfortably exceeded expectations, though. It’s hard not to get the flavour of a contained old-style Doctor Who adventures from it, not least because it’s a clash of very British characters against an alien foe. What other show on the planet does that?

 

Let's Do the News

Alan Cumming has revealed that he could have played The Doctor
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a830224/alan-cumming-doctor-who-rejection-russell-t-davies/

It's 10 actual years since Doctor Who scared us witless with the classic episode 'Blink'.
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a830391/doctor-who-blink-alternate-ending/

Russell T Davies has revealed he knows who's going to be taking over the TARDIS
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a830511/doctor-who-next-doctor-russell-t-davies-knows-peter-capaldi-successor-identity/

The Eaters Of Light. 
http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/doctor-who-series-10/37701/doctor-who-series-10-trailers-synopsis-clip-tease-episode-10

Are you a BBC radio iplayer user? 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009szrh/episodes/guide

 

 

 

Lie of the Land - WNAR #112

Earth has been invaded and Bill is living alone, an isolated figure surviving in occupied Britain. The Doctor is imprisoned and appears to be on the side of the enemy, flooding the airwaves with fake news. Bill and Nardole must embark on a deadly mission to rescue the Doctor and lead the resistance against the new regime, whatever the cost.
 

The Good BitsEvil fake news Doctor was genuinely creepy

The Bad BitThe fake regeneration - lame

The whoniversal bitSome of the references were nice – especially the Magpie Electronics made me whoop a little.

I really like The Lie Of The Land, from the pen of Toby Whithouse, up to the fake regeneration. Up until then, there’s certainly lots to enjoy. Peter Capaldi’s quite creepy, different take on the Doctor, when we’re given the impression that he’s been brainwashed by the Monks is a lot of fun. We get less Nardole, although not for the first time, Matt Lucas wrings plenty out of the little screen time he gets. We get a true pervading sense of doom is built.

 

Let’s Do the News

The Paddington2 Trailer is out.
https://blogtorwho.com/trailer-first-look-paddington-2/
https://youtu.be/-RP3O7vLq3A

Ice Warriors find. 
https://blogtorwho.com/original-screen-used-ice-warrior-helmet-found/

Doctor Who Steelbook.
https://blogtorwho.com/pre-order-doctor-series-2-blu-ray-steelbook/

It looks like Doctor Who spin-off Class is no longer in session.
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a829899/doctor-who-spin-off-patrick-ness-wont-write-any-more-class/

Empress of Mars.
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a829876/doctor-who-empress-of-mars-series-10-episode-9-trailer-clip/

Eaters of Light
https://blogtorwho.com/doctor-s10-ep10-eaters-light-synopsis-date/