On Doctor Who Episode 11.4, The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) has brought her new companions home to Sheffield 2018, and it all begins with the offer for a cup of tea. From there, the Doctor and her friends begin discovering a web of mystery, with giant spiders beginning to appear in the Sheffield area…
During TARDISblend 117 podcast, we discuss the social and political issues brought into this episode, examine the Doctor’s stance on guns, and briefly talk about the next upcoming episode. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!
Struggling to return to Sheffield 2018, the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her new friends arrive in Alabama 1955, where they cross paths with Rosa Parks (Vinette Robinson) close to the eve of her historic moment. But something sinister looms, as an unknown threat plots to change history – the Doctor must ensure time stays secure, while they face the repulsive racism of years gone by…
During TARDISblend 116, we look into the emotional impact the story of the latest Doctor Who episode, “Rosa,” had on viewers around the world, explore the nature of the new villain, and touch on historical aspects of the story as well. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!
Stranded in space, the Doctor Jodie Whittaker and her new friends find themselves on the planet Desolation – a world of death – and caught in between two participants in a galactic race. Discovering the TARDIS is stranded on the planet, she must make her way through the last part of the race to find her ghost monument, while surviving deep and dark dangers…
During TARDISblend 115, we discuss the great introduction of new characters and some of the classic lines from this episode of Doctor Who, titled “The Ghost Monument.” We also look at the conditions of the planet they find themselves on, and critique the character development of the new companions so far in this season. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!
Season 11, Episode 2 “The Ghost Monument”
Directed by Mark Tonderai
Written by Chris Chibnall
Starring Jodie Whittaker, Brady Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Susan Lynch, Shaun Epzo
Air date: October 14, 2018
And now, it continues. The Season 11 premiere of Doctor Who left the Doctor and her new companions floating in empty space. It was both a great visual and a cliffhanger with huge jeopardy. It was so huge in fact, that writers have to resort to some pretty significant gesticulation to hand wave it away. As Douglas Adams wrote in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the chances of being picked up in space by a passing spaceship in the 30 seconds that you can hold a lungful of air are 2^2079460347:1 against. Adams rationalized those odds to some comedic effect using a spaceship with Infinite Improbability Drive. So how does writer Chris Chibnall dig himself out of that hole? We find out in the follow-up episode, 11.2 “The Ghost Monument.”
On the Doctor Who Season 11 premiere… Falling to Earth, and landing in Sheffield, the Doctor Jodie Whittaker discovers her new companions under threat of an alien attack. Still in the midst of her regeneration, she must break down the clues to find out exactly what the threat to the planet actually is. Without her TARDIS and sonic screwdriver, she faces a massive challenge in her early hours as the Doctor…
During TARDISblend 114, we talk about the amazing debut of Whittaker as the new Doctor, some of our favorite moments in this episode, and speculate about what is to come in this new season.
All this and more on the latest TARDISblend podcast!