When you walk the world for a while, you gather a collection of life experiences, each of which may teach you something: about yourself; about those around you; about existence itself. Those experiences give you a perspective on things, your “worldview”, if you will, that shapes decisions yet to be made, influences your reactions to future events. It also has a profound impact on what you will tolerate, what you simply cannot, and what you simply move beyond.
We as 21st century humans have a journey of ninety to a hundred years at the very most, and our opinions can develop to a near-impenetrable state over that time. Imagine the fortress around the worldview of a traveler over two millennia old.
This week, we step back to 19th century London, and walk the surface of the Thames in “Thin Ice”. As Sarah Dollard’s sophomore contribution to the series, we delight in the continued chemistry between Capaldi and Mackie, find ourselves fascinated by a discussion over lives saved and taken, scream in triumph one uncharacteristic but fantastic punch, and get word from Dollard herself about that succinct but powerful “species” speech:
@GallifreyRadio It’s pretty much first draft actually. That doesn’t happen every often!
— Sarah Dollard (@snazdoll) April 29, 2017
But before we begin anything, let’s just take a moment to remember Pete. We feel like we barely knew you.
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- “Thin Ice” Overnight Viewing Figures, and “The Pliot” Live + 7 ratings
- Class Ratings in U.S. Declining
- Synopsis For ‘Oxygen’ Released
- Doctor Who Addresses Racism
- Gatiss “Wasn’t Asked” To Be Next Showrunner