Doctor Who S10E11 Review

qzuj5b0susvjolyyugapaok5pdqJune 2017   Ι   Season 10   Ι   Episode 11   Ι   Rachel Talalay

The Tardis takes them to a spaceship that is trapped in the gravity well of a black hole where the Doctor decides to test Missy. There is however something, or someone, coming for humans and they all seem to be facing some of the Doctors old enemies. 

Oh I really liked this episode! The beginning was very fun, the middle might have been a bit slow, but the ending was breathtaking. The previous episodes have not been the most thrilling and I really do think this was both an exciting and enjoyable episode. This is also only part 1 out of 2 and it’s rather rare to have a first part that is exciting but I think they managed to create a very interesting episode. The whole environment was pretty cool as well, and I think Bill had her shining moments in this episode.

So what was missing? Well, the Doctor had such a small part in this episode. I mean, he did have his moments but they were too few. I need that Doctor on my screen! For this being Missy’s “test” I do feel like she had an awfully small part as well. So the focus might have been a bit too much on Bill but I do believe that the next episode will have a much bigger focus on both the Doctor and Missy.

Now, if you do think this is an episode full of Cybermen then you are unfortunately mistaken. Episode 11 was not really about Cybermen, but it definitely felt like an episode leading up the whole Cybermen shenanigans. After watching this, I am so excited for the next one, I think it’s going to be an extraordinary episode and also ending to season 10 and the 12th Doctor.



Doctor Who S10E10 Review

134724-6d6985f0-c96e-4766-b041-17b4807144bfJune 2017   Ι   Season 10   Ι   Episode 10   Ι   Charlie Palmer

Bill and the Doctor are not united over what happened to the Roman legion of the ninth and takes the Tardis to Scotland to find out. Upon arrival they go their separate ways to prove their theories right, and they both stumble upon some rather interesting groups of people. Although, what they didn’t expect to find was the door leading to the end of the world. 

The Doctor was really shaming the leader Kar in this episode. I mean, I know she doomed the whole world to extinction but give her some room to breath. Haha no but the Doctor was a tiny bit moodier in this episode, but it was quite understandable. I think both Nardole and Bill got their funny sides going and the whole episode was overall pretty funny and enjoyable. I like seeing romans and other historical groups when they are facing aliens, it kind of just makes it extra hilarious.

The alien monster in this episode was very cool and high tech but I think it got too little screen time. I would have preferred it if we got to see a little more of it, since this monster was the main subject in almost every discussion. I do however liked that the main focus was on the romans and that other group of people. When it comes to the story itself, it was rather dull and they did spend most of the time hiding and chatting. We can all enjoy a good old chat, but when it’s 30 minutes of it, maybe not. As a whole, I did enjoy the episode and it was very funny. Now it’s finally Missy’s time to shine!


Doctor Who S10E09 Review

p0550gpyJune 2017   Ι   Season 10   Ι   Episode 9   Ι   Wayne Yip

Friday the Ice Warrior is serving a group of the British army after being rescued and brought back to Mars. They manage to wake the empress of Mars and she wants a war. The Doctor and Bill is trying to unite the Ice Warriors and the British army but stubborn people are standing in their way. 

Oh this was an episode for me! Ice Warriors are not common in the newer Doctor Who but they were quite a thing in the classic one. I loved all the episodes with the Ice Warriors from the classic Doc and this species is also one of my favorites. It’s very cool to see how the technology had developed, especially if you look at the first Ice Warrior versus the one in this episode. So the “monsters” were great, the evil & kind humans were great, the Doctor was great and Bill was great. Now I’m just missing Nardole. A bit of a shame that he wasn’t in this episode that much, I really like him. Also a bit of a shame that it wasn’t time for Missy to shine.

I would say that the British army were more in focus than the Doctor and Bill, not much though. That was however fine by me since it makes the episodes less monotonous. There were a good amount of action and fighting in this episode as well. All the references to different movies was absolutely brilliant, loved it. Overall I would say that this episode had a nice balance between everything. I’m just glad we’re done with the Monks to be honest. I’m also glad they went back in the archives and brought back the Ice Warriors. I think it was a great episode! I’m also very interested to see which role Missy will take in this season. We will hopefully soon find out!