It may not be technically adjoined to the finale two-parter to follow, but this Thirteenth Doctor ‘ghost story’ has so much to offer in terms of immediate enjoyment and future consideration, it feels like more than the forty-nine minute runtime could realistically contain.
Our GPR team is somewhat divided on the seventh Series 12 episode, both in how it lands as a science fiction story, and how it incorporates the concerns of mental health.
We dissect the sixth episode of Series 12, and find that there’s a time and a place for a proper “breather episode” amidst all the uproar.
We prepared ourselves for a good old mercenary adventure, with equal parts humorous wordplay and brutish thuggery. The surprises we were thrown left us gasping for air and grasping for comprehension.
The 19th Century “Current War” battles for top billing with a malevolent alien invasion as the most entertaining conflict in the fourth episode of Series 12.
We’re rocked back on our heels with the Series 12 opener, getting a storyline we love, questions that challenge us, concerns for characters, and…THAT moment. “Hi.”
Applying our typical “silver linings” perspective as we do to nearly all Doctor Who content, we begin a positive look at maligned post-2005 episodes with a hapless crew becalmed at sea.
The official “Doctor Who Day” of 2019 brought us something we’ve been hoping to see on our holiday table for months, now: an action-packed trailer for the new series complete with guest appearances, adversaries old and new, famous historical figures, car chases, and plenty of explosions.
We task ourselves this week with identifying just a few of the briefly-met characters who we wish had another opportunity, large or small, to return to the program. It could be a passing cameo, a where-are-they-now glimpse into their lives after having met and interacted with the Doctor, or even a full episode adventure with them past, present, or future.
This week, we enjoy a boisterous, loud, daresay explosive hour-long adventure as our first and last piece of new televised Doctor Who content of the year. An all-too-familiar opponent makes a new appearance from a rather old point of origin, which leads to one of the Thirteenth Doctor’s best verbal exchanges of the season.