Barrowman is at it again - WNAR #91

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

That John Barrowman is one hell of a tease
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-12-07/john-barrowman-poses-with-a-tardis-as-he-teases-mysterious-meetings-at-the-bbc

Christmas trailer
https://youtu.be/miZVEkic89I
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-12-06/6-things-we-learnt-from-the-new-doctor-who-christmas-special-trailer

A new era for Doctor Who begins in 2018 http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a816249/doctor-who-peter-capaldi-still-hasnt-decided-if-hell-stay-for-series-11/

Christmas photo’s
http://blogtorwho.com/pix-doctor-return-doctor-justin-chatwin-grant/
http://blogtorwho.com/pix-doctor-who-the-return-of-doctor-mysterio-alexsander-jovanovic-as-dr-sim/

Advent calendar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3npMp68z3jB70fsCgbzhZqK/doctor-who-adventure-calendar-2016

 

A to Z

Monster – Midnight Entity
Episode – 
Midnight  
Planet of Origin – Midnight
Technology None – unless it possesses people using technology

During the Crusader Tours to the Sapphire Waterfall, a tour bus had apparently broken down. While looking out a window, the on-board trainee mechanic, Claude, noticed a shadow among the diamonds that was moving in the distance, "running" towards them.The Midnight entity was the term given to an unidentified lifeform of unknown origin encountered on the planet Midnight. It was one of the few beings that the Doctor had no knowledge of at all, which was a testament either to its obscurity.

 

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
With the gang trapped in detention and out of the way, Miss Quill accepts Dorothea's astonishing offer: to help remove the Arn from her head, and to reclaim her freedom. Alongside Ballon, an imprisoned shape-shifter, Miss Quill travels in a metaphysical engine and is taken to impossible, extraordinary and dangerous worlds, collecting materials in preparation for her life-changing procedure. After an emotional encounter with her surgeon and a nearly-fatal operation, Miss Quill must find a way to return to Earth: transformed and ready for war.


The Good Bits
The premise of  collecting  the impossible things was enjoyable. Almost Pratchett in origin.

The Bad Bits
The ending was a bit meh

The Most Whoniversal bit
The metaphysical engine design was very timelordian

My Musings

Great to hear Quill acknowledge UNIT

Another awesome alien environment

Are kittens dangerous?

This looks like a geek vomited

Excellent description of the metaphysical engine

The jumping from place to place is a bit sliders

The headmistress is very jolly hockey sticks

 

Although she has a mean streak

The Kirk style fight was predictable