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1/21/20
7:18 PM
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Come to think of it, they missed a perfect opportunity to bring back the Krillitane from School Reunion.

I mean, those guys have an even more implausible biology, where they absorb the physical traits of species they ingest, but they’re a similar race of shape changers and scavengers, picking at the carcasses of

1/21/20
2:48 AM
1

I love how utterly random the companions’ collective knowledge fluctuates between episodes. They somehow know everything about Rosa Parks, even down to the name of the bus driver who got her arrested, but have no fucking clue who Tesla is, other than someone named a car after him? Sheesh!

And for a show that somehow Read more

1/20/20
5:56 PM
2

I’m glad I’m not the only one irritated by the giant leap to wi-fi that completely ignored every single over the air broadcast system that came before it. That and the entire “Tesla invented everything” conceit made this episode an absolute slog for me. And for the first time (I think, anyway,) an episode of Dr.Who Read more

1/17/20
8:31 AM
1

One of my favorite stories by Bradbury, and I think it could use another read. Thanks for bringing this one up!

1/14/20
2:22 PM
2

Except for the occasions when that’s exactly how it’s worked.  They did the same thing in “Pyramids of Mars” - the Doctor took Sarah Jane from the 1910's back to 1980 to see the wasteland that would result if they didn’t go back and defeat Sutekh.

1/14/20
11:16 AM
1

Well, she doesn’t say “alternate timeline,” she says “possible future,” which is actually a much bigger undermining of how the show’s time travel has worked since... well, pretty much always.

1/8/20
2:01 PM
1

I assumed that Missy regenerated somehow, went back to Gallifrey, discovered whatever, went mad and slaughtery, and now we have this Master.

1/8/20
12:30 PM
1

Totally, but that was a multi-Master story, which I think of as a slightly different beast. Not saying it couldn’t happen here, just that I think it’s something Chibnall would be very unlikely to do. Read more

1/8/20
11:50 AM
1

Since he knows that The Doctor is aware of Gallifrey’s location, that seems unlikely. Also, even if it’s never been explained on the show, “Gallifrean Mean Time” keeping encounters between Time Lords in relative chronological order is pretty baked into the basic logic of Doctor Who at this point.

1/5/20
11:16 AM
1

“Mutant Chicken Aphrodisiac” would be the best band name ever.