Sunday, 21 November 2021

Flux: Village Of The Angels

November 21st has a stronger date-specific episode than Halloween.

(Not quite hitting the anniversary on the 23rd, so not set around 1963.)

Not as standalone as the Sontaran one.

And the third episode in a row where the party gets split across time, though at least this time Yaz and Dan are together.

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Flux: Once, Upon Time

And Flux episode 3 was the ongoing plot, with a chunk of the old Timeless Child bit, mixed with a nice adventure idea about time travellers being stuck in their own distorted memories. That bit is a great basis for an episode.

Also the second episode in a row to start with the travellers together and then being pulled apart into different times.

(And a character we never met before got the gratuitous Dalek and Cybermen cameos.)

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Flux: War Of The Sontarans

The Halloween Apocalypse felt less like the first episode of a six-parter and more like sex pre-credit sequences, and the one with Sontarans was the start of this.

Sontarans in the Crimea! And in the present too.

Sontarans still mostly funny, so having them massacre people feels a bit jarring.

“Also, I wanted to ride a horse.” I was expecting the Doctor to just agree there.

The Doctor being angry about a human attack on a retreating enemy, but in this case letting it go.

The floating crooked house looks more Halloweeny than anything last week.

Vinder and the engineer arriving along with Yaz, and poor old lantern guy.

A planet called Time where all time runs through the Mouri and hang on is this Logopolis?

And okay, turning people to dust, but also snapping fingers threateningly? Although Passenger looks like Darkseid, the model for Thanos...

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Flux: The Halloween Apocalypse

Halloween joins Christmas and New Year in having a special episode, which feels long overdue.

Although it’s not very Halloween-ish, apart from the bit with Di. One of several teaser scenes that made this feel less like part one of six and more like the pre-credits of six stories...

I like a Thor Ragnarok opening as much as the next viewer.

The Han Solo guy and the Chewbacca guy don’t start out together.

How’s the rampant speculation about Claire looking a bit like Clara going?

Don’t you just hate when someone you don’t know comes up and says they’re your archenemy? Take a ticket, blue guy.

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Doctor Who: Flux

This year we get one serialised multi-part story, and now we know its title: Flux.

Starting Halloween.

Not to be confused with Doctor Who Fluxx.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

One possibility for the second Davies era - spinoffs?

Russell T Davies noted that he had three Doctor Who shows on at once, and at times two behind-the-scenes shows, and that was really weird then but pretty much normal now with streaming services. So should we hope for more...?

Friday, 24 September 2021

Thursday, 12 August 2021

The Einstein Engine, a free adventure for DWRPG second edition

Doctor Who And The Einstein Engine, a 22 page adventure. Not a quickstart, so knowing either first or second edition will be required.

It starts with the body of a clone of Einstein found in a mine in 1980s Australia. And yes, there is a Young Einstein reference.

Monday, 9 August 2021

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Dan Slott's Silver Surfer was very Doctor Who but...

Comics writer Dan Slott has always said his run of Marvel’s Silver Surfer with artist Michael Allred was a love letter to Doctor Who and a number of the plots could inspire Whovian adventures, but one of the thirty stories started as a Who pitch...

Sunday, 25 July 2021

One big adventure

From the Doctor Who Comic-Con panel, a teaser, a look at John Bishop in action as Dan, an introduction to Jacob Anderson as Vindor, possibly an Egyptian tomb, and news that this season will be a serial.