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November 15th, 2014
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All good things must come to an end and, in true Doctor Who fashion, the latest series reached its dramatic climax last weekend in a momemtous two-part extravaganza which sent the Whovian community into overdrive.

Before the Doctor and Clara faced an impossible choice at the hands of evil mastermind Missy (see what we did there?), they found themselves In the Forest of the Night as acclaimed writer Frank Cottrell Boyce made his Doctor Who debut in an adventure which marked the final days of humanity. Or so we thought, anyway!

Next up, as the finale began, the Doctor and Clara found themselves in Dark Water when plans were drawn up in the Nethersphere. Clara faced heartbreak and the Doctor finally came face to face with Missy as a catastrophic cliffhanger sent mighty shockwaves through the stratosphere. With Cybermen on the streets of London, the drama was notched up to a whole new level and old friends united against old enemies as our heroes faced Death in Heaven. As the Twelfth Doctor battled his greatest challenge, sacrifices had to be made…

“Say something nice” (or not) about the Series 8 finale in our episode discussion!

October 24th, 2014
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The future was looking bright for Clara at the end of our last Series Round Up, but things suddenly took a turn for the worst for our impossible girl…

As we boldly entered the second half of the series and the Twelfth Doctor’s debut adventures continued in Kill the Moon, the drama was cranked up to a whole new level as our heroes found themselves on a suicide mission to the moon. Waiting for them there was a mining base full of vicious creatures which looked like spiders but weren’t. This is Doctor Who we’re talking about after all!

But that wasn’t the only thing the lunar surface had in store for the Doctor and Clara, as the latter received the shock of her life when she turned to her best friend for guidance. Aided by Courtney Woods and captain Lundvik, and with the fate of the world quite literally in her hands, Clara was forced to make an impossible decision. It was a choice which had serious ramificaions and one which would seemingly mark the end of her travelling days for good…

When the Doctor returned the week after to face the Mummy on the Orient Express, we all sat with baited breath to see whether or not Clara would also be on board. It turned out that she couldn’t stay away for long and so she was back to help a ruthless Doctor take on the horrifying creature which was stalking passengers and giving them just 66 seconds to live. Assisted by Frank Skinner as Perkins, the TARDIS team managed to stop the clock…

Clara discovered a new menace from another dimension in the most recent adventure, Flatline, which defied the realms of relatively itself. With the Doctor trapped inside a turbulent TARDIS, Clara got the chance to step into the Time Lord’s shoes as she went against an enemy that existed beyond human perception.

The action continues tomorrow night in In the Forest of the Night on BBC One at 8:20pm. Check out our previous series round ups here and don’t forget to add your theories to our ever turning wheel of Missy speculation

September 29th, 2014
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We’ve now reached the halfway point of Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Twelfth Doctor and it’s safe to say that he’s definitely been keeping himself busy since our last series recap!

In Episode 4, Listen, we finally discovered what scares the grand old man of Time and Space when ghosts of past and future crowded into his life, and Clara realised just how dangerous allowing herself to get distracted can be when a date with new beau Danny Pink proved to be a timey-wimey affair which took them to the end of the universe itself…

Next up, Doctor Who met Ocean’s 11 as our heroes faced a Time Heist in the most dangerous bank in the cosmos. On the run from the terrifying guilt-detecting Teller, the TARDIS team fought their way past deadly security and came face to face with the powerful Ms Delphox who was harbouring an almighty secret of her own. They weren’t in it alone, though, as they invested in the help of Psi, a cyber-augmented gamer, and beautiful mutant human Saibra, and, according to the results of our Poll, the majority of you would enjoy having the latter’s shape-shifting ’superpower’!

In his most recent adventure, the Doctor went back to school as he became The Caretaker to overthrow a ploy from robot Skovox Blitzer to destroy all humanity. Two worlds collided for Clara Oswald as her best friend met her boyfriend and it wasn’t long before tensions reached boiling point. Meanwhile, Missy returned to add another cog to our wheel of speculation

Feel free to share your own highlights and low points of the series so far in the comments…

September 7th, 2014
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We’re now three weeks into the brand new series so here’s our round up of all the action, and then some, so far. We’ve seen droids, Daleks and duels and it’s safe to say that the brand new era in the TARDIS has kicked off with a bang…

The timey-wimey drama recommenced in Deep Breath when we were finally introduced to Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor in his first full – and feature – length adventure. He swung into action in Victorian London where a dinosaur was rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly combustions led our heroes to the heart of an alien conspiracy. We were also reunited with Vastra, Jenny and Strax who were on hand to support Clara as she adjusted to her best friend’s new face. We think she handled the situation very well, and it all came down to a cup of coffee and a phone call from an old friend. The new Doctor had arrived!

Next up in Episode 2, the Doctor went where he’s never gone before as he journeyed Into the Dalek on a dangerous mission which forced him to examine his conscience. Faced with a decision that would change the fate of his greatest enemy forever, he proved that there is such a thing as a good Dalek after all – who knew!? This episode also featured the debut of Danny Pink, Clara’s new colleague who we’ve been told has a dark secret from his past…

Last night it was third time lucky for Clara who finally met one of her lifelong heroes, Robin Hood. In a sun-dappled forest, the Doctor was forced to strike up an unlikely alliance with the iconic outlaw in order to save the whole of Nottingham from the Robot of Sherwood.

And it wouldn’t be Doctor Who without an ongoing mystery and there’s already a rather intriguing one developing. In the first two episodes we were taken to ‘heaven’ where we met the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere – otherwise known as ‘Missy’. But who is she and just what awaits the Doctor on the other side? Share your theories in our discussion here!

So, 3 episodes down, 9 to go! How’s Peter Capaldi’s debut series shaping up for you thus far? Are you pleased with our new fiercer Doctor and the darker direction the show seems to be going in? Have your say and don’t miss our individual Discussions for each episode.

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