Yes, it’s Adam Mitchell, but that still doesn’t mean we can’t find a lot to enjoy in our first visit to Satellite 5 in the Ninth Doctor’s glorious season.
Using the classic role-playing-game grid of good-to-evil, lawful-to-chaotic, we see how Doctor Who characters past and present align themselves…or fail to be so defined.
If you had just one shot (daresay, one opportunity) to catch the attention of a new viewer with a single episode of Doctor Who based only on their preferred TV genre…could you name it?
After ten months of waiting, we dip back into the daily doings of the three isolated companions to see how they’ve fared with their ten months away from the Doctor. We have an answer to the frenetic final moments of Series 12, and all four of us are quite satisfied with the outcome, albeit very, very bittersweet.
Staying in bright holiday spirits, we are visited by a ghost…or rather, The Ghost, the focal point of the Twelfth Doctor’s third holiday special (depending on how you count them).
Having only ten ‘incorrect’ questions to spare, our game panel has to interview a mystery Doctor Who character to figure out their identity.
From the superfans, to the casual viewer, to the brand-new to the program, there are challenges in keeping interest in the Doctor Who franchise strong during an indeterminate filming hiatus, and an ever-changing set of access points to aired content.
It wasn’t anything like what we expected, and even less what we predicted, but with Series 12 now behind us we reflect on the wild ten-week ride we just experienced.
Diving in with more unanswered questions than we thought was physically safe to carry, we throw caution to the wind and absorb the finale of the twelfth modern season.
Bracing ourselves for a tumbling, screeching, the-brakes-are-out ride into the final story arc of the season, we’re given even more questions to add to the existing pile, with little time left for answers.