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Old 26-02-2020, 11:47 AM
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42 x 9 - Ascension of the Cybermen:
Part 1 of the season 42 finale.
Written by showrunner Chris Chibnall.
Spooky introduction in the teaser.
Guest stars Julie Graham.
Graham had guest starred in The Sarah Jane Adventures story Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith playing the anti-Sarah Jane, Ruby White.
Here she plays Ravio.
This presents the story in rural Ireland in the 20th century where an abandoned baby soon named Brendan and grew up to be a policeman.
Had me wondering what does this have to do with the main story in the far future with the Cybermen.
Certainly intriguing moments when Brendan as a new cop miraculously survived a fall when in pursuit of a perpetrator and then later on when Brendan as an old man has retired but his father and his friend haven't aged in all that time and then takes him to the back room with questions to this left unanswered.
Yaz mentioned about gold being lethal to Cybermen and I had felt somehow sure that the subject of gold wasn't brought up in previous Cybermen NuWho stories. However it was pointed out to me afterwards that the Eleventh Doctor used gold against the Cybermen in Nightmare In Silver.
Shocking when Cyber drones flew by.
Also shocking when bits of Cybermen hit the pod carrying Graham, Yaz, Ravio and a couple of others.
Artistically the warrior class Cybermen on the Cybercarrier looked impressive. Too bad it soon got ruined by the Cyberleader Ashad.
When communicating with Yaz on the radio, the Doctor asked "Can you hear me?" and that was the name of the episode, a couple of episodes ago.
The Boundary looked impressive and it was shocking when Gallifrey appeared.
More shocking when the Master then came through and says to be afraid as everything is about to change and marking the cliffhanger.
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Old 26-02-2020, 12:06 PM
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The War Master: The Master of Callous: The Glittering Prize:
Second episode of The Master of Callous.
Written by James Goss.
The Master here uses the alias Mr Orman , no doubt named after Doctor Who author Kate Orman.
Intriguing this is set a year on from the previous episode Call for the Dead.
There is a fun bit of the Master being a clown for a children's party and I wonder if this was Goss' joke of the Master being the scary clown.
Despite the Master, the real villain here is Governor Teremon and enthralling when she gave chase to the Master culminating in their meeting at the end.
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Old 27-02-2020, 09:45 PM
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The penultimate episode of Cobra Kai season 2, Pulpo had Demetri (Gianni Decenzo) asking Hawk (Jacob Bertrand) whether he had checked out the new Doctor Who trailer.

Hawk says he does not watch "nerd s**t."

Demetri then says, "You know, uh, Moffat isn't the showrunner anymore."

Hawk: "Wait, really? Since when? Is there a new Doctor? What's he like."

Demetri: "Oh. She's badass"

Hawk: ""She". No way."

This episode along with the entire second season of Cobra Kai was released by YouTube Premium on April 24 2020, just months after the end of Jodie Whittaker's first season as the Doctor.
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Old 28-02-2020, 02:00 PM
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Which Master are you?:
https://www.doctorwho.tv/games/quizz...2oHZE8-HqlbT-c

I am the Dhawan Master.

Very fitting I got to be him as Dhawan had earlier played first Doctor Who director Waris Hussein in An Adventure In Space and Time and Hussein and I share the same birthday December 9.
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Old 29-02-2020, 01:31 AM
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The ABC reran World Enough and Time & The Doctor Falls on February 27 and 28-29 respectively and later on the former date the ABC ran new episode Ascension of the Cybermen.
Quite timely with all three episodes featuring the Cybermen and the Master and World Enough and Time & Ascension of the Cybermen being both the first part of the two-part finale of their respective seasons.
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Old 01-03-2020, 02:53 AM
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Doom Coalition 1: The Satanic Mill:
Finale of Doom Coalition 1.
Debut by writer Edward Collier in this his only Big Finish contribution.
Fascinating concept with the said Satanic Mill in which workers are born for one day to work on the mill before being disposed of.
For them there is literally no yesterday nor tomorrow.
Certainly it makes that saying of living today as it is your last going a bit too far.
While the concept of the Satanic Mill was interesting to explore, I am not sure as the final part of Doom Coalition 1 it connects convincingly well with the Eleven.
Probably would have been better if this had been flesh out as a standalone story rather than as part of the Doom Coalition arc.
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:34 PM
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42 x 10 - The Timeless Children:
Part 2 of the season 42 finale.
Written by showrunner Chris Chibnall.
The Doctor and Master are on Gallifrey and the latter makes reference to assassinate Presidents. No doubt a reference to The Deadly Assassin.
Although I had seen a picture of it beforehand I was still taken aback when the Master placed the Doctor in that containment.
The Master then tells the story of what would be the origins of the Time Lords which starts with Tecteun and finally the story of the Timeless Child.
With the Timeless Child, we see the first regeneration on Gallifrey.
The Doctor asked what became of the Timeless Child, I would not had any problem if the Master said that he is the Timeless Child but instead he said the Doctor is that child!
The Doctor being the Timeless Child got me off-balance.
No doubt this has become polarising among fans.
Quite a moment when Ethan was saved from being executed by the Cybermen by other Cybermen.
However these other Cybermen were Yaz, Graham, Ravio and Yedlarmi in the Cybersuits.
Cute seeing Yaz's head after taking off the Cyberhead but funny that Graham taking off his.
Shocking when the Master TCEd Ashad. After being such a menace since The Haunting of Villa Diodati wasn't expecting he would come to the end like that.
Funny the pun of the Master saying that he cut Ashad to size.
Intriguing revelation about the Time Lord secret service known as the Division and that story with Brendan was their devising. What was not known before was that the Doctor saw the Brendan story in her mind.
Just as I thought I had seen everything, there's CyberMasters and seeing one of them regenerating!
Not surprised on seeing the Ruth Doctor as I figured that we would seeing her again this soon.
However the Ruth Doctor turns up here as a Matrix projection but hardly still left unexplored of how this Doctor came to be.
Funny when the Doctor (the main one of this story) said nothing ventured nothing blown!
Surprised on seeing images of past episodes including past Doctors as the Doctor goes through her memories.
Among these memories is the mindbending scene between the Fourth Doctor and Morbius in The Brain of Morbius infamous for presenting the idea of pre-Hartnell Doctors.
No doubt for the sake of sanity, the idea of pre-Hartnell Doctors went largely ignored by fandom until this very point.
Shocking that Ko Sharmus stayed behind and saved the Doctor from sacrificing herself as he did it in her place.
I seriously doubt that this is the end of the Master.
Oh my a house TARDIS brings the Doctor's friends to Earth while a tree TARDIS brought the Doctor back to where her TARDIS is.
Shocking that this ends in a cliffhanger as the Judoon appears in the TARDIS to arrest the Doctor and teleports her to a prison planet.

The title card then says that Doctor Who will return in Revolution of the Daleks.
Revolution of the Daleks will be the fourth R... of the Daleks story after Resurrection, Revelation and Remembrance.

Those previous three R Daleks story featured Davros. So will Davros be in Revolution as well?

If this was out of 10 I would perhaps give The Timeless Children a 7, with the cliffhanger earning it an extra mark to 7.
If this had been a differently told story I would confidently say that this was well executed but instead this had me confused on so many levels.
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Old 09-03-2020, 10:00 PM
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Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor Episode 1:
Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor is a Doctor Who spinoff video drama from Reeltime Pictures.
Released in 2019 and written by Philip Martin.
Martin brings back Sil the character he created and wrote in two Colin Baker stories with the character being reprised by Nabil Shaban.
I thought this was going to be in a movie format so I was surprised to find instead in an episodic format of four episodes.
As well as Shaban the first episode featured two other people who were guest stars in Doctor Who with Janet Henfrey (The Curse of Fenric/Mummy On The Orient Express) and Sakuntala Ramanee (Survival).
Sil is in a detention cell on the moon awaiting trial for crimes against Earth in which he is certain to receive a death sentence.
Sil's only option is to escape and bribes his two guards to help with this escape.
Pretty good start to the story and it ends with a shock, well certainly a shock for Sil.
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Old 14-03-2020, 04:23 PM
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Which Series 42 monster are you?:
https://www.doctorwho.tv/games/quizz...HCJieJ0kLsfzhM


I am the Dregs.


"As long as you avoid them you should be ok, as long as your name isn’t Benni."

Personally I would have shouted Karen.
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Old 16-03-2020, 01:50 AM
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In a fan piece by an Australian fan, he imagined what Doctor Who would look like had it been made in Australia and for the Eleventh Doctor he chose to Lawrence Leung.

Like myself, Leung is an Australian but Chinese in family background.

For the Australian Amy Pond, the fan chose Bella Heathcote.

As Karen Gillan is my wife I guess Bella Heathcote would be my wife in another dimension.
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