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Timestamp #239: The Angels Take Manhattan

Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan (1 episode, s07e05, 2012) Goodbye, Ponds. The Angels Take Manhattan Julius Grayle, an art collector and mob boss, hires private detective Sam Garner to investigate statues that move in the dark. Garner thinks that Grayle is crazy, but the mob boss knows that the

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Timestamp #238: The Power of Three

Doctor Who: The Power of Three (1 episode, s07e04, 2012) Pond life redux, but is it entirely linear? It is July. The Ponds have just returned home from another trip with the Doctor. The laundry is pungent, the food in the fridge has turned multiple times, and the answering machine

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Timestamp #237: A Town Called Mercy

Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy (1 episode, s07e03, 2012) Living in the wild, wild west. The Making of the Gunslinger Scientist Kahler-Jex is working in a lab, announcing that “Subject 6”, Kahler-Tek, has been activated. The cyborg raises up his arm weapon and a light emanates from it. A

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Timestamp #236: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (1 episode, s07e02, 2012) Sailing the stars Jurassic-style. The Doctor did a good thing and saved 1334 BC Egypt from a swarm of locusts. On his way back to the TARDIS, he’s intercepted by Queen Nefertiti who wants to thank him properly for his

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Timestamp #235: Asylum of the Daleks

Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks (1 episode, s07e01, 2012) Eggs… Eggs… Eggs… Prequel The Doctor is enjoying an afternoon tea with scones, cream, and jam when he interrupted by a mysterious hooded figure staring at him. When he looks away, the figure is suddenly sitting at his table. The

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Timestamp #234: Good as Gold & Pond Life

Doctor Who: Good as Gold Doctor Who: Pond Life (6 episodes, pre-Series 7 Specials, 2012) Catching up with the Ponds. Good as Gold The Doctor and Amy are traveling in the TARDIS. Amy notes that the Intrepid Universe Traveler Handbook says they need to have at least one adventure per week, so the

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Timestamp #233: The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe (1 episode, Christmas Special, 2011) Facing traumas and Christmas miracles. Prequel The Eleventh Doctor holds a button that, when released, will blow up a ship that’s about to destroy the Earth. He calls Amy Pond on the TARDIS phone to ask

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Timestamp Special #13: Farewell, Sarah Jane

Farewell, Sarah Jane (Doctor Who: Lockdown: April 19, 2020) On the ninth anniversary of Elisabeth Sladen’s untimely passing, in the midst of a global pandemic, we were offered a chance to say goodbye. It was a beautiful and fitting tribute to the character and the woman who brought her to

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Timestamp: Sarah Jane Adventures Series Five Summary

Sarah Jane Adventures: Series Five Summary Series Five was a strong finale dedicated to the show’s roots. It’s an odd position to be in with three stories and an unexpected finale, but those three showcased the found family heart of The Sarah Jane Adventures. That’s really what this series and

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Timestamp #SJA28: The Man Who Never Was

Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2 episodes, s05e03, 2011) Slave trades and work simulations. At Serf Systems, an office cleaner named Adriana Petrescu does her job as an advertisement for the new SerfBoard computer plays on overhead screens. A strange noise draws Adriana to the elevator. When

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Timestamp #SJA27: The Curse of Clyde Langer

Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer (2 episodes, s05e02, 2011) Where were you on the day of the storm? Clyde shows Rani the superhero comic he created, The Silver Bullet, and she’s impressed. She’s less enthused about his idea for story starring an adventurer named Susie June Jones. Meanwhile,

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Timestamp #SJA26: Sky

Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky (2 episodes, s05e01, 2011) Welcome back to the attic. Sarah Jane observes the star-filled sky and reminisces about all of the wonderful things that she’s seen. In that night sky, a meteor crashes into a nearby junkyard, startling a homeless man as a metalloid creature emerges

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