Category Archives: First Thoughts

“Is this what you’re like when I not….?”

‘The Husbands of River Song’, written by Steven Moffat, opens on Christmas day in the year 5343 on the planet Mendorax Dellora. Due to a case of mistaken identity the Doctor is summoned to save the life of King Hydroflax … Continue reading

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“Every story ever told really happened. Stories…are where memories go when they’re forgotten.”

In ‘Hell Bent’, written by Steven Moffat, the Doctor is in Nevada telling a story to a waitress (who looks a lot like Clara) in a diner about what he did once he escaped his confession dial and how it … Continue reading

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“It’s funny, the day you lose someone isn’t the worst. At least you’ve got something to do. It’s all the days they stay dead.”

‘Heaven Sent’, written by Steven Moffat, finds the Doctor teleported to a mysterious castle. Still haunted by the death of Clara the Doctor quickly learns that the castle is designed to be his personal hell where he is stalked by … Continue reading

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“The death’s already locked in.You can pass it on, but…you can’t cheat it.”

‘Face The Raven’, written by Sarah Dollard, features the return of Rigsy from ‘Flatline’. He phones the TARDIS after finding he can’t remember the last 24 hours and he now has a tattoo counting down to 0. Investigating what happened … Continue reading

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“You must NOT watch this. I’m warning you. You can never unsee it.”

In ‘Sleep No More’, written by Mark Gatiss, something has gone very wrong on a space station orbiting Neptune. The crew are dead and rescue effort is about to meet similar disaster. These events are assembled from recorded footage, slowly … Continue reading

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“Well, here’s the unforeseeable. I forgive you after all you’ve done. I forgive you.”

‘The Zygon Inversion’, written by Peter Harness and Steven Moffat, picks up the action from last week. After a narrow escape the Doctor and Osgood are powerless to stop the radicalised zygons from taking over London. Clara is still trapped … Continue reading

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“Any race is capable of the best and the worst. Every race is peaceful and warlike. Good and Evil. My race is no exception. And neither is mine.”

‘The Zygon Invasion’, written by Peter Harness, reveals that the peace accord between humanity and the Zygons is breaking down. A radicalised Zygon group are on the offensive, killing humans and Zygons alike for being traitors. With Clara and the … Continue reading

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“Gallows humour can be tricky. But at least there’s never a second house.”

‘The Woman Who Lived’, written by Catherine Tregenna, features the Doctor tracking down an alien artefact on his own in 1651 only to run into the now immortal Ashildr. Calling herself Me she is a lady by day, highwayman at … Continue reading

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“That’s the thing about knowing you’re going to die. You’ve got nothing left to lose.”

‘Before the Flood’, written by Toby Whithouse, finds the action taking place in two different time zones. In 2119 Clara is with the few remaining survivors, outnumbered by the ghosts (including the Doctors). In the hanger the suspension chamber is … Continue reading

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“It’s impossible. I hate it. It’s evil. It’s astonishing. I want to kiss it to death.”

‘Under The Lake’, by Toby Whithouse, is set in the Drum, an underwater mining facility located at the bottom of a Scottish lake in the year 2119. The crew have located an alien craft and are soon haunted by ghosts. … Continue reading

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