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Timestamp #295: Orphan 55

Doctor Who: Orphan 55 (1 episode, s12e03, 2020) A monster tale armed with a messaging bludgeon. Wrapping up another adventure we don’t get to see, the Doctor, Ryan, and Yaz are mopping the TARDIS floor after encountering a deep-space squid during mating season. Meanwhile, Graham has been collecting coupons from

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Timestamp #294: Spyfall

Doctor Who: Spyfall (2 episodes, s12e01-02, 2020) Custard cream, shaken, not stirred. Part One In various locations worldwide – Ivory Coast, over the Pacific Ocean near Tokyo, and Moscow – operatives are attacked by strange creatures that emerge from the walls. Meanwhile, Team TARDIS is getting some much-needed downtime. Ryan

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Timestamp: Series Eleven Summary

Doctor Who Series Eleven Summary Jodie Whittakes’s debut series was an average performance for the Timestamps Project. This set of adventures felt like something in line with television movies from the 1990s and 2000s. The filming styles and productions reminded me of syndicated science fiction similar to Rick Berman-era Star

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Timestamp #293: Resolution

Doctor Who: Resolution (1 episode, New Year Special, 2019) Conquest in 9376 rels. However long that is. In the 9th century, three tribes of people came together to destroy a creature beyond their nightmares. Victorious, three Custodians split the creature into three pieces and hid them in distant places: Anuta

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Timestamp #292: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

Doctor Who: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos (1 episode, s11e10, 2018) Tim comes full circle. On the planet Ranskoor Av Kolos, a woman named Andinio and a man named Delph practice telekinesis. Andinio is testing Delph’s potential when a crackle of blue energy breaks Delph’s concentration. Nearby, a figure

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Timestamp #291: It Takes You Away

Doctor Who: It Takes You Away (1 episode, s11e09, 2018) Ribbit… or is it tibbir? The TARDIS lands in a Nordic forest. The companions enjoy the views while the Doctor confirms the time and place by tasting the grass, then everyone jumps when the Doctor spots a sheep. She determines

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Timestamp #290: The Witchfinders

Doctor Who: The Witchfinders (1 episode, s11e08, 2018) If a Time Lord weighs the same as a duck… The Doctor wants to take her companions to see the coronation of Elizabeth I, but the TARDIS has stubbornly dragged them to the early 17th century and a village where a party

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Timestamp #289: Kerblam!

Doctor Who: Kerblam! (1 episode, s11e07, 2018) Prime shipping is killer! The TARDIS is flying wildly due to the Doctor’s attempts to evade something pursuing them. She finally recognizes it as a teleport pulse and is excited when the pulse materializes in the console room as a Kerb!am Man, a

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Timestamp #288: Demons of the Punjab

Doctor Who: Demons of the Punjab (1 episode, s11e06, 2018) Bearing witness. Yaz is home celebrating her Nani Umbreen’s birthday. Each of the women gets an heirloom gift – Najia gets a stack of handwritten letters, Sonya gets a photo of her grandfather and a pressed flower, and Yaz gets

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Timestamp #287: The Tsuranga Conundrum

Doctor Who: The Tsuranga Conundrum (1 episode, s11e05, 2018) Stitch, Roy Kent, and a safe sacrifice. Our heroes are hanging out in a junk galaxy. On Seffilun 27, one of the planets in this refuse-filled wasteland, the travelers are hunting for spare parts to patch up the TARDIS. As they

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Timestamp #286: Arachnids in the UK

Doctor Who: Arachnids in the UK (1 episode, s11e04, 2018) An unhappy ending for an unfocused story. In an empty hotel on a golf resort, American businessman Jack Robertson is upset with his personal assistant, Frankie Ellish. Robertson wants to throw money at the problem, especially in light of his

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Timestamp #285: Rosa

Doctor Who: Rosa (1 episode, s11e03, 2018) A powerful historical story. Montgomery, Alabama – 1943: A seamstress named Rosa Parks boards a bus on her way home from work. She pays the fee and heads to the back where “colored people” are forced to sit. The driver tells her that

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