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June 3rd, 2017
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The world is gripped by a mass delusion and only Bill Potts can see the truth. When even the Doctor is fighting on the wrong side, it’s up to Bill to convince the Time Lord that humanity is in deadly danger. And if she can’t do that, she may just have to kill her best friend…

Lie of the Land Giveaway!

Thanks to the BBC, we’ve got a copy of Series 10: Part 1 to give away on DVD!

To be in with a chance, simply post your review of The Lie of the Land 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 in the UK and the winner will be contacted by email next Saturday, 10th June 2017.

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May 27th, 2017
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A 5,000 year-old Pyramid stands at the centre of a war zone, where the Chinese, Russian and American armies are about to clash. There are many problems with that, but the one that intrigues the Doctor is this: there wasn’t a pyramid there yesterday. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole face an alien invasion unlike any other, and before conquest can begin, these aliens need the consent of the human race…

Series 10 continued in spectacular style tonight as the second instalment of this year’s epic three-part adventure took our heroes to the end of the world itself…

They’ve been there before, of course, but definitely not like this. The Doomsday Clock was already a-tickin’ as our TARDIS Team unravelled the mystery of an ancient but brand new Pyramid, but it was what lay inside the tomb that had the potential to push the Doctor & Co – and the entire human race – to the brink of destruction. The Monks were back and they were ready to talk, as the truly Earth-shattering extent of their powers was revealed.

Meanwhile, Armageddon was nigh within the confines of a research laboratory (it’s always the last place you look…) and the consequences would have been catastrophic had it not been for Bill Pott’s final act of desperation. She has given her consent, but what did you think of The Pyramid at the End of the World? Are the modelling Monks a magnificent edition to the show’s menagerie of monsters, or were you left disappointed by the latest extra terrestrial escapade? Let us know by discussing tonight’s episode in the comments!

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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April 15th, 2017
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Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill, and a chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a terrifying chase across time and space. Bill’s mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined – but who is the Doctor, and what is his secret mission with Nardole on Earth?

Well, there you have it. After months of build up and anticipation, the moment has finally arrived. Welcome to the post-Pilot world, everybody! But was it worth all the waiting for?

Let’s face it, there was an awful lot to cram into these 50 minutes. Not only was tonight’s adventure kicking off Peter Capaldi’s final series as the Twelfth Doctor, it was also officially introducing Pearl Mackie as his brand new companion, Bill Potts. We’ve known about her for nearly a year, but now she’s stepped on board the TARDIS to see the universe anew…

So, what did you think of Bill’s entrée into the Whoniverse? Her days serving chips in the university canteen are over, but her life as an honorary, bonafide Earth defender are only just beginning. What are your first impressions of the Doctor’s new BFF, and was she what you were hoping for/expecting? And what did you make of the episode in general? Steven Moffat managed to reference the past, establish the present and look to the future in his last ever series opener, but will it go down as one of his best? Our discussion is now open…

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

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