The BBC recently released a trailer for The War of the Worlds, a new adaptation of H. G. Wells‘ 1898 novel of the same name.
This latest adaptation, written by Peter Harness, is a miniseries which will play out in three parts. It stars Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Freya Allan, Rupert Graves, and Robert Carlyle, with Craig Viveiros directing all three episodes.
More info on the BBC’s War of the Worlds can be found below along with the trailer.
Season 10, Episode 7 “The Pyramid at the End of the World”
Directed by Daniel Nettheim
Written by Steven Moffat and Peter Harness
Starring Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Togo Igawa
Air date: May 27, 2017
This week on Doctor Who, the Doctor continues his adventure in the world of the occult conspiracy thriller. An Egyptian-style pyramid appears in the middle of a hot zone in Central Asia. The Doctor and Bill are summoned to investigate. The Doctor is still blind, and has not yet told Bill about it.
What do they find? What does it all mean? The episode pulls together some interesting literary symbols and ideas in order to create jeopardy, but it falls apart a bit at the last minute. To find out why, read on…
Seemingly prepared for the invasion of the Monks, The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) unites with Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas), along with UNIT and the United Nations to face the new threat to planet Earth, and the future has never been so unclear…
During TARDISblend 106, we continue the midpoint of the season and begin discussing the intense character development during this episode, the unique elements of the episode and the clues that preceded it, along with new characters introduced during this episode.
On Doctor Who Episode 9.8 “The Zygon Inversion,” the Earth is facing dark times, as a splinter group of radicalized Zygons have gone against their treaty obligations, and are threatening humanity. While Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) faces problems in New Mexico, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Osgood (Ingrid Oliver) join forces to try and bring a peaceful resolution to the nightmare scenario. But the Doctor may end up facing his most fearsome enemy yet: his own companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman).
During TARDISblend 93, we discuss the follow-up to last week’s episode, The Zygon Invasion, with its astounding cliffhanger. We also examine the implications made during this new Doctor Who episode, both with its social/political commentary, and with its impact on the overarching story arc for the season.
All this and more on the latest TARDISblend podcast!
Doctor Who Season 9, Episode 7 “The Zygon Inversion”
Directed by Daniel Nettheim
Written by Peter Harness and Steven Moffat
Starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Jemma Redgrave, Ingrid Oliver BBC America
Air date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
In 1882, an author by the name of Frank R. Stockton wrote a now famous short story called “The Lady, or The Tiger?” In it, a barbaric king decides to mete out justice using trial by ordeal. The accused of crime is placed in an arena with two doors. The accused must open a single door. Behind one, there is a lady that the king decided is an appropriate match for the accused, that accused must marry if the door is opened. Behind the other is a fierce, hungry tiger that will devour the accused if the other choice is made.
That is very much the sort of conundrum that is the presented in Episode 9.7 “The Zygon Inversion” this week on Doctor Who. Does the world end in fire and violence? Or does everyone go on, committed to something different? How do you choose? Which do you choose, the Lady or the tiger?