“I was a hologram once, for three weeks. The gossip I picked up.”

Coming off the crest of an incredible series premiere, you’d expect the sophomore episode to aim a little lower, perhaps spend some time on world-building and deepening characters. Who knows? Maybe even float a new catchphrase. You might not expect crashing starships, toxic environments, psychic killer bedsheets, laser-wielding automatons, and a deadly space rally that doesn’t give a tinker’s cuss about collateral damage.

This is, however, life with the Doctor. Buckle up, buttercup.

With sand in our shoes, and a swank pair of sunglasses on our faces, we tumble across the viewing landscape in pursuit of the second episode of Series 11, “The Ghost Monument”. Jay calls in with a concern or two about the intensity of the story and characters, while Charles revels in the stunning visuals, Haley appreciates the diversity of challenges faced, and Keir floats a few crackpot theories about missing keys and “timeless” children. Oh, and there is this interesting little reveal at the end, if you’re interested in that sort of thing…

EXTRA: Submit your entries/letters to “Ask the Doctor”, and they may be posed directly to Paul McGann next month!