Class from start to finish - WNAR #85

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Class to establish itself for a series or two before repeating Peter Capaldi's

The Doctor won't be there to save the day week-after-week.

The bell has rung and Class has officially begun.

And finally for the Class

The Science of Doctor Who

Gravity was, as Leela repeated from the Fourth Doctor's teachings, "the force that stops us from flying us into space". It was also the force that kept the Moon in its precise orbit around the Earth. According to the Twelfth Doctor, "everything" had mass, including light, heat and radiation, which meant "everything [had] gravity too.

Gravity, or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another, including planets, stars and galaxies. Since energy and mass are equivalent, all forms of energy, including light, also cause gravitation and are under the influence of it. On Earth, gravity gives weight to physical objects and causes the ocean tides. The gravitational attraction of the original gaseous matter present in the Universe caused it to begin coalescing, forming stars — and the stars to group together into galaxies — so gravity is responsible for many of the large scale structures in the Universe. Gravity has an infinite range, although its effects become increasingly weaker on farther objects. Gravity is most accurately described by the general theory of relativity (proposed by Albert Einstein in 1915) which describes gravity not as a force, but as a consequence of the curvature of spacetime caused by the uneven distribution of mass/energy. The most extreme example of this curvature of spacetime is a black hole, from which nothing can escape once past its event horizon, not even light.[1] More gravity results in gravitational time dilation, where time lapses more slowly at a lower (stronger) gravitational potential. However, for most applications, gravity is well approximated by Newton's law of universal gravitation, which postulates that gravity causes a force where two bodies of mass are directly drawn (or 'attracted') to each other according to a mathematical relationship, where the attractive force is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

Charlie Brooker was approached for Doctor Who by the BBC

Jamie Mathieson is set to return to Doctor Who

Power of the Daleks Cinema release

Canada’s special Doctor Who sit down.

A to Z

Episode The Rescue
Planet of Origin – Earth  
Technology -  Bennett was a 25th century murderer who passed himself as the alien “Koquillion” to escape justice. Bennett was a 25th century murderer who passed himself as the Dido person "Koquillion" to escape justice. While a passenger on the spaceship UK-201 en route to Astra, Bennett murdered a fellow passenger and was caught. When the ship crashed on Dido, Bennett killed the rest of the passengers. Bennett's crimes were exposed by the First Doctor, who unmasked him and whom he then attempted to kill. Before he could do so, he was confronted by two surviving Dido people. While backing away from them, he opened a secret door and accidentally fell off the rock ledge to his death

A Touch of Class
The way the review will work is as follows, I will begin with a synopsis, the good bits, the bad bitsand the most whovian bit and then any notable things in way of a review followed by my rating using the universal method (yep – out of 5 tardis)

The Synopsis
It's a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. And this incursion is only the beginning... Charlie, April, Ram and Tanya, assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill, are charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as the Doctor: guard against the creatures of nightmare that want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.

The Good Bits
So the set is pretty awesome, a deal of cash has been spent and the story line was OK. Even though we have just seen them the characters seemed believable. And the high school portrayal was accurate as far as a 43 year old man could tell.

The Bad Bits
Seemingly no jeopardy, bloody death and an amputated leg and everyone goes home with little remorse. And where are the police? The CSI teams – heck where the hell is UNIT? I know that this is usually an issue with all shows (buffy Vampire wotnot etc)

The Most Whoniversal bit
I think the nods and winks were great – but the best line was was delivered by Peter Capaldi- Darts, you should take up darts, maths and alcohol – no better way to start the morning.

My Musings
So the show was on for less than 2 mins and straight away the cinematography had me impressed – It feels british, but big Britain if that makes sense. Angst and funny from the off. And before anyone asks the old lady was totally on point. I can see why Moffat Drew parallels between Class and Buffy – Although Miss Quill is more angry Doctor 10 than Cuddly Giles. And then there was a prom and then it went a bit weird.