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May 21st, 2017
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It only feels like yesterday that Bill Potts was stepping aboard the TARDIS in The Pilot, but time really does fly when you’re having fun because we’re already halfway through the brand new series.

We’d say that we’re halfway out of the dark, but something tells us that things are going to go from bad to worse for Team TARDIS as we approach the grand finale, The Doctor Falls, especially if the events of last night’s episode, Extremis, are anything to go by, and who knows what further shocks and surprises will be unearthed along the way…

While we twiddle our thumbs and wait for the adventure to continue in The Pyramid at the End of the World next weekend, now is the perfect time to reflect on the first half of Series 10 and discuss your favourite moments so far. We’ve encountered living puddles, rampant robots, a Thames-dwelling serpent, killer woodlice, the walking dead and even the Pope himself has made an appearance. Amidst the chaos, Bill has become a bonafide time travelling hero and Nardole has proved himself to be secretly bad ass, too. Although there’s nothing secret about that, baby doll. But what’s been your favourite episode of the bunch?

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May 20th, 2017
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In the Haereticum – the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy – there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth?

Series 10 marked its epic halfway point tonight (time flies when you’re having this much fun!) and things went from bad to worse for our heroes as they faced the mystery of the Veritas. They say you should never judge a book by its cover…

…but if you were to sit down and give this one a read, the consequences would be pretty dire indeed. It didn’t take the Doctor & Co very long to figure that one out, of course, but that was just the tip of the iceberg when they realised that nothing was as it seemed within the confines of a forbidden library hidden deep beneath the Vatican. Confused? You will be.

Amidst all the Monks and mayhem, Missy was also back as the Doctor’s oath was finally explained, but was her return – and the subsequent culmination of the Vault mystery – worth the wait? And what did you think of the rest of Extremis? The series has definitely been stirred into an interesting new direction, but is it the direction you were hoping for? Lets us know by rating and discussing the latest episode in the comments section below…

You can read what WhovianNet thought of tonight’s episode in our advanced preview here.

Extremis Giveaway!

Thanks to TV Store Online, we’ve got this awesome Doctor Who/TARDIS t-shirt to give away.

To be in with a chance, simply post your review of Oxygen in the comments below, ensuring that your email address is correct (as this will be used to contact you if you’re the winner!).

Only one entry per email address will be accepted. The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be contacted by email next Saturday, 27th May 2017.

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments section if you haven’t seen Extremis. You have been warned!

May 13th, 2017
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It’s almost been a whole year since Michelle Gomez announced Missy’s return in Series 10 and now, as teased in the final seconds of tonight’s trailer for Extremis, the bitch is finally back.

The actress will be reprising her BAFTA nominated role as the renegade Time Lady in next weekend’s episode, which will see the fall out from Oxygen’s momentous cliffhanger as the Doctor & co journey to the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy. But there will be another surprise waiting for the Doctor when he is forced to face up to the ultimate truth…

To kick start the final countdown to her grand comeback, let us know your favourite Missy moments in the comments below. She may have only appeared in 4 episodes to date (not including her cameos throughout Series 8), but she has already established herself as a formidable on screen force to be reckoned with. It’s safe to say that whenever Missy is in town, trouble isn’t too far behind. Basically, she’s so fine she blows our mind. And she’s going to need eight snipers.

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May 13th, 2017
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The Doctor, Bill and Nardole answer a distress call in deep space, and find themselves trapped on board space station Chasm Forge. All but four of the crew have been murdered – and the dead are still walking! In a future where oxygen is sold by the breath, and space suits are valued more highly than their occupants, the TARDIS crew battle for survival against the darkest evil of all…

Doctor Who Day is here again (hurrah!) and after last week’s encounter with the Landlord, it was time for the Doctor and Bill Potts to swap Planet Earth for the great unknown as they ventured into the void itself. Space, the final frontier…

Tonight’s exhilarating episode had all the makings of a classic Doctor Who adventure, as our heroes (including Nardole, who finally upgraded from cameo to companion) arrived on a doomed space station where the dead were walking and oxygen was running out. Well, if you’re going to so carelessly ignore the conditions of your Vault-guarding oath (and yes, Doctor, we are looking at you…), you might as well do it properly, but it wasn’t long before things went from bad to worse for TV’s favourite Time Lord, who paid the ultimate price…

And poor old Bill, eh? Our companion also went through the mill in tonight’s awe-inspiring adventure, which boasted spectacular special effects, a terrifying adversary and a climactic cliffhanger to boot. But what did you think of Oxygen and all its accompanying deep space drama? Did you find yourself immersed by the intergalactic imagery, or were its capitalistic connotations a waste of your time (and breath)? Rate & Discuss it in the comments below!

You can read what WhovianNet thought of tonight’s episode in our advanced preview here.

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May 7th, 2017
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Christmas came early for Torchwood fans this weekend when it was announced that they’ll finally be getting the fifth series they’ve been waiting for.

Well, sort of. Although Jack and Gwen will be reuniting for new adventures, they won’t be making an actual televisual comeback just yet, as their return will be helmed by the audio awesomeness that is Big Finish Productions. Still, it’s the first time we’ll have canonically seen – erm, heard – them since Miracle Day, so it will still be pretty damn exciting to find out what they’ve been up to since their Stateside shenanigans.

And that’s not all! Producer James Goss has teased that – as well as a brand spanking new team - Aliens Among Us will include “an appearance by someone who just has to be, has to be dead”, which begs the question… who?! The show certainly boasts a back catalogue of deceased characters, so the possibilities are seemingly endless, but who would you like to see – again, make that hear – come back from the dead? Let us know in the comments!

May 6th, 2017
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Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house – so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy? The wind blows, the floorboards creak, and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building – and why can’t they find any way to enter it?

The brand new series continued tonight and the scare factor was notched up to a whole new level as Bill and her friends moved house… and there wasn’t a living puddle, weird robot or big fish in sight. So then, what could possibly go wrong?

Well, quite a bit, as it turns out. This is Doctor Who we’re talking about, so things weren’t going to stay calm for long. The new housemates had barely got their feet through the door before they started disappearing into the walls instead and, as history repeated itself at the hands of the sinister Landlord, the answers lay up in the mysterious tower where a woeful wooden woman hid from the world. And she hadn’t had a visitor in a very long time.

What did you think of the latest episode? Will Knock Knock go down as an instant classic, or were its creaky floorboards too much of a cliché? Share your reviews in the comments…

You can read what WhovianNet thought of tonight’s episode in our advanced preview here.

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April 29th, 2017
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In Regency England, beneath the frozen Thames, something is stirring. The Doctor and Bill arrive at the last of the great frost fairs, and find themselves investigating a string of impossible disappearances – people have been vanishing on the ice! Bill is about to discover that the past is more like her world than she expected, and that not all monsters come from outer space…

It was third time unlucky for the Doctor and Bill tonight as the brand new series continued. The year was 1814 and they had landed in the middle of the Last Great Frost Fair, so what could possibly go wrong? Just don’t step on any butterflies…

Changing the future of the human race turned out to be the least of Bill’s worries, however, when her attention turned to surviving the present instead. Or rather, surviving the past. Oh, you know what we mean. It all came down to a shackled serpent that lay beneath the ice, but who was behind the giant Thames-dwelling terror, and was it even a terror at all?

Suffice to say, there was something fishy going on as the new TARDIS co-resident got to know a different side to her 2,000 year old tutor, but did the fun at the fair (while it lasted, anyway…) make Thin Ice an instant classic, or did the snow-covered story sink under the pressure? You can post your thoughts regarding the latest episode in the comments below.

You can read what WhovianNet thought of tonight’s episode in our advanced preview here.

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments section if you haven’t seen Thin Ice. You have been warned!

April 24th, 2017
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It only feels like yesterday that Peter Capaldi was being announced as the Twelfth Doctor, but time really does fly when you’re having fun as it’s already four years later and the end of his epic era is nigh.

Exactly when he’ll be handing over his TARDIS duties, though, we’re not entirely sure. It was assumed that the regeneration scene would feature in this year’s Christmas Special, which has been confirmed as both Peter and outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat’s final episode, however a spanner has recently been thrown into the works…

That spanner being this Series 10 trailer, which shocked us all with a blink and you’ll miss it clip of the Doctor’s death-defying process seemingly beginning. That combined with the fact that Peter recently revealed that he’s already filmed his character’s final moments, despite the fact the festive episode doesn’t film until July. It’s confusing to say the least!

But then again, when isn’t it? Nobody really knows what’s going on, but here is the place where you can post your theories. We’re sure we’ll slowly learn more as Series 10 continues, so be sure to check back in to dissect the latest developments. We’ll put a link in the sidebar for easy access, so you’ll never be too far away if you need to simultaneously speculate and self-combust in equal measure.

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April 22nd, 2017
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In the far future, at the edge of the galaxy, there is a gleaming, perfect city. This brand new human settlement is said to hold the secret of human happiness – but the only smiles the Doctor and Bill can find are on a pile of grinning skulls. Something is alive in the walls, and the emojibots are watching from the shadows, as the Doctor and Bill try to unravel a terrifying mystery…

After last week’s premiere, the TARDIS is now officially open for business as Bill embarked on her maiden voyage through time and space. Well, this was her proper maiden voyage…

Let’s not forget that she casually visited Australia and the end of the universe in The Pilot, but the Doctor pulled out all of the stops for his new companion in tonight’s adventure as he took her lightyears away to the edge of the galaxy where a picturesque paradise (run by grinning robots, naturally!), was awaiting the arrival of a new human colony of happiness…

Make that grinning killer robots, as the drama escalated very quickly as soon as our heroes found themselves caught up in an escalating mystery of epic, Emoji proportions. But how did you rate the latest episode? Did writer Frank Cottrell Boyce’s return leave a Smile on your face, or was the tale of technological terror a dystopian disappointment? Our episode discussion is now open, so share your reviews and reactions below. Oh, and keep smiling!

You can read what WhovianNet thought of tonight’s episode in our advanced preview here.

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments section if you haven’t seen Smile. You have been warned!

April 21st, 2017
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…because let’s face it, we’re already excited.

Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s final series was already shaping up to be one hell of a rollercoaster ride, but then it was announced that John Simm will be making the master of comebacks when he reprises his role as the renegade Time Lord after 7 years. And thus, the fandom went into overdrive.

He won’t be the only one, either, as he’ll be coming face to face with Michelle Gomez as Missy, who has irresistibly inhabited the part since 2014. Crikey!

But what’s it all about? How is Missy’s predecessor returning? What happened to him after the events of The End of Time, Part Two that led to his regeneration? And what, for the love of all things Mighty Jagrafess, has he got up his sleeves this time round?! Some fans are already speculating that it is he who lies within the elusive vault that the Doctor has sworn to protect, but that might transpire to be someone – or something – else entirely…

We’ve already caught a glimpse of him in the latest trailer, so let us know what you can deduce – if anything – in the comments below, as well as your general theories about his grand return. It’ll be two Masters for the price of one, and the Universe is already shaking.

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