On the Doctor Who Season 10 finale… Trapped on a giant ship stuck close to a black hole, the Doctor comes face to face with two incarnations of his arch foe in the form of The Master (John Simm) and Missy (Michelle Gomez). Surrounded by villains, the Doctor will face one of the biggest tests of his life…
During TARDISblend 110, we talk about the disagreements amongst fans on this episode, discuss THAT final scene, and commend the performances in this episode. Bring on the Christmas Special!
All this and more on the latest TARDISblend podcast!
On Doctor Who, attempting to help bring about the redemption of Missy (Michelle Gomez), the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) recruits his friends Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) to help with the reconciliation process. But the test becomes fatal very quick, and will place the Doctor against the faces of enemies long since past.
During TARDISblend 109, we enter the final chapter of Series 10 with an optimistic outlook, examine the return of John Simm, and critically analyze the return of the Classic Mondas Cybermen.
Doctor Who Series 7, Episode 9 – “Cold War”
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Written by Mark Gatiss
Starring: Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Charlie Anson, Nicholas Briggs, Liam Cunningham, Tobias Menzies, James Norton, Josh O’Connor, David Warner, and Spencer Wilding.
Air date: April 13, 2013
“It never rains, but it pours.”
It’s funny how that simple phrase so fittingly ties into the theme for “Cold War,” the latest episode of Doctor Who. Once The Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) materialize on the Soviet submarine, chaos has already ensued and things continue to progress and get worse.
And then the bottom really falls out.
Written by Mark Gatiss (whose past Doctor Who episodes have been rather hit or miss), “Cold War” certainly plays into the themes and fears of the time and makes them a tangible threat that seeps through the episode like the drops of water that constantly drip through the nuclear submarine. The threat is real. And it’s here.
Doctor Who Series 6, Episode 7: A Good Man Goes to War
Directed by Peter Hoar
Written by Steven Moffat
Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Frances Barber, Charles Baker, Dan Johnston, Christian Chong, Joshua Hayes, Damian Kell, Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart, Richard Trinder, Annabel Cleare, Henry Wood, Dan Starkey, Simon Fisher, Danny Sapani, Hugh Bonneville, Oscar Lloyd, and Nicholas Briggs
Air date: June 7, 2010
Doctor Who is certainly a show that often raises more questions than it answers and “A Good Man Goes to War” is a perfect example of this. Yet, when the series provides answers, it’s done in such a satisfying way that the various unanswered questions don’t matter. While “A Good Man Goes to War” poses many of these unanswered questions, there’s also a surprising amount of clarity. Before we dive into some of these queries, let’s take a look at the bulk of the episode.