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Timestamp #309: Eve of the Daleks

Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks (1 episode, New Year Special, 2022) A fun holiday murder romp! It’s New Year’s Eve 2021 and Sarah is angry. She’s the owner of ELF Storage and her business partner Jeff has failed to show up once again. She’s also perplexed because regular customer

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Timestamp #308: Flux – The Vanquishers

Doctor Who: Flux Chapter Six – The Vanquishers (1 episode, s13e06, 2021) The end of a story with little resolution. Picking up immediately at the cliffhanger from Chapter Five, the Doctor dodges Swarm’s attempt to disintegrate her and rescues the Ood to find a way out. The Doctor nearly escapes

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Timestamp #307: Flux – Survivors of the Flux

Doctor Who: Flux Chapter Five – Survivors of the Flux (1 episode, s13e05, 2021) Three twisting threads make one convoluted episode. The Doctor’s Story The Doctor, now in the form of a Weeping Angel, learns she is being transported somewhere and that her friends are stranded in time. The Angels deliver

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Timestamp #306: Flux – Village of the Angels

Doctor Who: Flux Chapter Four – Village of the Angels (1 episode, s13e04, 2021) The Weeping Angels return to form. In a basement laboratory circa November 1967, Claire Brown tests a lie detector. Professor Eustacius Jericho is amazed when she claims her birth year is 1985, and she quickly corrects

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Timestamp #305: Flux – Once, Upon Time

Doctor Who: Flux Chapter Three – Once, Upon Time (1 episode, s13e03, 2021) A story that covers a lot of ground only to go full circle. This chapter starts with a woman named Bel and her story in the aftermath of the Flux. On the run from Daleks, she’s trying

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Timestamp #304: Flux – War of the Sontarans

Doctor Who: Flux Chapter Two – War of the Sontarans (1 episode, s13e02, 2021) It’s history, but not how you remember it. Following last chapter’s cliffhanger, the Doctor gazes upon a giant, misshapen, dilapidated house as the Cloister Bell rings. She comes to on a battlefield with Yaz and Dan.

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Timestamp #303: Flux – The Halloween Apocalypse

Doctor Who: Flux Chapter One – The Halloween Apocalypse (1 episode, s13e01, 2021) He’s not quite Dan’s best friend. Of all the odd places, Yaz and the Doctor are trapped, upside down, dangling over an ocean of acid.  As an alternative to the locks releasing their ankles in 79 seconds,

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Timestamp: Series Twelve Summary

Doctor Who Series Twelve Summary Jodie Whittaker’s second set picked up the pace. This group of stories was where the Thirteenth Doctor hit her stride, and it seemed a fitting place to throw a wrench in her confidence with the Timeless Child revelations. The only stinker in the bunch was

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Timestamp #302: Revolution of the Daleks

Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks (1 episode, New Year Special, 2021) A little bit of cloning and a little bit of open warfare. It’s been 367 minutes since the Doctor and her team destroyed the Reconnaissance Dalek in GCHQ. An ill-fated truck driver takes the empty casing to Depository

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Timestamp #301: Ascension of the Cybermen & The Timeless Children

Doctor Who: Ascension of the Cybermen Doctor Who: The Timeless Children (2 episodes, s12e09-10, 2020) The story that broke so many fans. Ascension of the Cybermen In the depths of space, Ashad speaks of the Cybermen. The mechanical menace has finally been defeated after winning a billion battles, and after

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Timestamp #300: The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Doctor Who: The Haunting of Villa Diodati (1 episode, s12e08, 2020) Enter Frankenstein’s monster. The place and time are Lake Geneva, June 1816. As a thunderstorm crashes down upon the Swiss countryside, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (the future Mary Shelley, the mother of science fiction), Lord George Gordon Byron, Doctor John

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Timestamp #299: Can You Hear Me?

Doctor Who: Can You Hear Me? (1 episode, s12e07, 2020) A voice in the darkness is not always a good sign. In Aleppo, Syria, circa 1380, a young woman runs through the city. An older woman named Maryam lets Tahira seek refuge, chiding her for stealing as a misguided attempt

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