Mid-Year Limbo: Songs from 2016 I’ve listened to more in 2017

Once again, there have been songs which technically came out last year that I’ve ended up listening to more during this year, which means they don’t make it into top ten lists of favourite songs. As we’ve just passed the halfway point of 2017, here’s my list of tracks from 2016 I’ve listened to more in 2017.

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Doctor Who – ‘The Eaters Of Light’

Series 10, Episode 10

CONTAINS SPOILERS

Bill wants to know what happened to the Ninth Legion of Romans, so the TARDIS goes to Aberdeen, Scotland in the 2nd Century AD.

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Doctor Who – ‘Empress Of Mars’

Series 10, Episode 9

CONTAINS SPOILERS

NASA finds that the icecaps of Mars have the words “God Save The Queen” written on it. The TARDIS says that it was written there in 1881, so the Doctor, Bill and Nardole get into the TARDIS and make their way to Mars in 1881.

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Doctor Who – ‘The Lie Of The Land’

Series 10, Episode 8

CONTAINS SPOILERS

Part 3 of the Monks trilogy, this is set six months after the events of ‘The Pyramid At The End Of The World’.

The Monks have taken credit for evolution, all human achievement and all of the Doctor’s achievements. The Doctor himself is on TV, spouting propaganda for the Monks. Crowds of people watch TV cheering the Monks implementing what is called, but almost certainly isn’t, a “quick and painless” death to dissenters. The Monks have also placed gigantic, imposing statues of themselves all over the world.

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Doctor Who – ‘The Pyramid At The End Of The World’

Series 10, Episode 7

CONTAINS SPOILERS

The Secretary-General of the United Nations comes to Bill’s flat (just another day for a companion of The Doctor), and tells her they have to meet the Doctor. At  times of extreme crisis, the Doctor is considered President of Earth!

They travel to Turmezistan, a disputed area where three of the world’s superpowers have armies stationed there, from China, the USA and Russia. In the centre is a 5,000 year old Pyramid…. which wasn’t at the location yesterday!

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Doctor Who – ‘Extremis’

Series 10, Episode 6

CONTAINS SPOILERS

‘Extremis’ closes one arc, by answering the question of who is in the Vault, and opens another, as it begins a trilogy of episodes featuring some new monsters, the Monks.

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Doctor Who – ‘Oxygen’

Series 10, Episode 5

CONTAINS SPOILERS

ZOMBIES!!!! IN SPACE!!!!

Although the episode turned out to be a lot more sombre than that concept might suggest.

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