Extremis - WNAR #110

Welcome to Who New and review, a podcast from the Galactic Network

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.

'The Veritas. The truth. Truth so true you can't live with it. Is that looking into hell... or seeing the light?' Everyone who has ever read the Veritas has been found dead. In a forbidden library at the heart of the Vatican, the pope urges the Doctor to read the ancient text - but can he handle the truth?
The Good Bits – Bills date and its interruption from the Pope

The Bad Bit – The eyes thing – we have cybermen that are brains in boxes and here we are trying to believe that blindness is an issue

The whoniversal bit – The doctor's compassion for Missy and the belligerent way he does it.

 

Let’s Do the News

Michelle Gomez has revealed that she’s leaving Doctor Who.
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-05-16/michelle-gomez-to-leave-doctor-who-with-peter-capaldi-and-steven-moffat

Surprised at John Simm.
 http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a828513/doctor-who-michelle-gomez-john-simm-master-surprise/

More Missy
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-05-20/michelle-gomezs-missy-will-appear-in-even-more-doctor-who-episodes-than-we-thought

Pilot the TARDIS.
 http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a828589/doctor-who-mobile-game-pilot-tardis/

A 5,000-year-old pyramid.
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a828801/doctor-who-pyramid-end-of-the-world-preview-bbc/

Oxygen - WNAR #109

Welcome to Who New and review, a podcast from the Galactic Network

 

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.

Space - the final frontier. Final because it wants to kill us.' Trapped on a space station with no oxygen, the Doctor, Bill and Nardole are horrified to discover the automated spacesuits keeping them alive are also trying to kill them!
 

The Good Bits – Bill and her expression were a joy to behold.

The Bad Bit – The premise or corporations starving people of oxygen

The whoniversal bit – The doctor sacrificing himself in that manner and the ramifications of that act – so many comparisons between emoji bots and silence of the library suits

The episode delivers plenty of scares, the highlight being an unsettling sequence in which Bill is briefly exposed to the vacuum of space and we witness the subsequent battle between the mining crew and space zombies only in flashes, as she passes in and out of consciousness.

 

Let’s Do the News

Blast from the Past’ on the blogterwho website
https://blogtorwho.com/blast-past-oxygen-spacesuit-special/

Luke Treadaway
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-05-13/doctor-who-contender-luke-treadaway-responds-to-casting-rumours

And sticking with casting
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a828317/phoebe-waller-bridge-not-going-next-doctor-who/

OFSTED
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-05-13/ofsted-arent-happy-with-class-teacher-miss-quill-swearing-at-her-pupils

A very brief glimpse of Missy
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a828249/doctor-who-extremis-trailer-missy/

 

 

 

Knock Knock - WNAR #108

Welcome to Who New and review, a podcast from the Galactic Network

 

Why do floorboards creak? When a sinister landlord shows Bill and her friends the perfect house share, they have no idea what lies ahead… knock knock, who’s there?

The Good Bits – The use of sound, you could almost taste the fear

The Bad Bit – Everybody lived – I would have preferred in if some had died

The whoniversal bit – The end, with the Doctor back at the vault, the secretive nature, the Dark secrets – Doctor Who is better when it’s a mystery

Let’s Do the News

So Knock Knock raised a few questions
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/feature/a827518/doctor-who-series-10-episode-4-theories-questions/

Mystery vault
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-05-07/doctor-who-fans-are-convinced-they-know-who-is-inside-the-vault

Samantha Spiro
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a827362/doctor-who-game-of-thrones-star-samantha-spiro-guest-stars/

Oxygen is seriously low
 
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a827688/doctor-whos-oxygen-teaser-trailer-bbc-show-bill-in-serious-danger/

Here's some fun news
https://youtu.be/GVAnqKBnThY
http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/doctor-who/49195/doctor-who-you-can-now-chat-to-the-doctor-on-skype

Mr. Men read by  Michelle Gomez
https://youtu.be/tnvaw49OGIk