Monks in 3 parts - WNAR #102

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Former Doctor David Tennant

Being Human actor Damien Molony

Steven Moffat's proudest moment

Chris Chibnall – will follow suit

Peter Capaldi has opened up about his Doctor Who exit

Doctor Who series nine is now available on Netflix UK

Australian broadcaster ABC

Doctor Who used as a subject for educational purposes

Mine is the third part of a three-parter

The BBC have released a number of publicity images to tie in with the new series of Doctor Who, due to premiere in the UK on the 15th April. You can see these by following the link in the show note.


A to Z

Episode –Smith and Jones
Planet of Origin

Slabs were robotic beings, typically androids, used by individuals of various races (typically criminals) as basic slave drones for certain things, usually as hired muscle. Slabs were over six feet tall and tended to travel in pairs. They had a vague form as to not provoke suspicion, but their attitude and internal anatomy were very unusual — they always obeyed the commands of their master, disrespected other beings, did not speak, cough, or sneeze, were never heard breathing, nor even seemed to feel pain and had the same composition all the way through. They were apparently quite strong, as one smashed through a door with little effort, ripping it clean off its hinges in the process. For them, beings of average strength, such as Humans, were easy to overpower, and pin down, as they did it without any effort.

For example, the Slabs used by a Plasmavore, Florence Finnegan, on Earth (and, due to the Judoon's intervention, on the Moon as well) looked like motorcycle couriers dressed all in black including the head, body, arms, hands, legs, and feet, but they never delivered anything and were composed entirely of leather, except for their helmets. They could be destroyed by sufficiently high levels of radiation, such as an X-ray with radiation increased by 5000%, or energy weapons such as Judoon blasters. (TV: Smith and Jones)