Big Brother 18

Big Brother 18 made a big deal about how it was reflecting the state of Britain in 2017, and they also said that everyone had to audition in pairs. It turned out, as per usual, that these new gimmicks didn’t really matter. It also followed the pattern of the most recent civilian series of being very messy and not really knowing what kind of show it wants to be.

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Doctor Who – ‘The Doctor Falls’

Series 10, Episode 12, Part 2 of Finale

CONTAINS SPOILERS

After the intense events of the previous episode, this episodes opens with scenes of a beautiful countryside with happy children playing. However, there is more to this idyllic picture. Look closer at the blue sky and its the ceiling of a metal spaceship. The sky is merely a hologram. The scarecrows are in fact Mondasian Cybermen!

There is an alert, and the children are told to hide under their beds while the adults shoot at the invading Cybermen. Then later, a small spaceship comes up from underground, and out of the spaceship comes a Cyberman carrying the Doctor!

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Doctor Who – ‘World Enough and Time’

Series 10, Episode 11, Part 1 of Finale

CONTAINS SPOILERS

The Doctor, Bill, Nardole… and Missy go to answer a distress call from a ship. Other than Missy coming along there is nothing unusual about that, but the events started in this episode are going to have massive consequences for all four of them.

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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

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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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