Remember that old rule? You know the one. “The Doctor lies.” It’s not just him. It’s his heritage. It’s his people. Just because The Doctor comes from the Time Lords of Gallifrey, some new schoolers might guess that the Time Lords are the good guys. Not true. The Time Lords are among The Doctor’s greatest enemies. They lie, don’t forget this. They fear him. Proof positive, meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Hell Bent.”
You wake up and you don’t remember anything at all from the last twenty-four hours. All you have is a countdown number tattoo on the back of your neck, and it’s ticking away. Somebody call The Doctor! Pulling together several of the themes of “Doctor Who” this season, this one may break some of your hearts, so bring tissues. Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “Face the Raven.”
In the last episode of “Doctor Who,” we were introduced to a new evil alien race, The Mire, and to a young Viking girl named Ashildr, who with The Doctor’s help, saved her village. Now, Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones” returns as that now immortal character, this time in the guise of The Knightmare. What has she been up to since we saw her last? Join me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “The Woman Who Lived.”
When details and titles of the current season of “Doctor Who were announced, most of the buzz was about an episode or two featuring actress Maisie Williams, better known as Arya Stark from “Game of Thrones.” Over the past five seasons of the HBO fantasy series, she has given standout performances and has been one of the best things about the show. Now Ms. Williams brings her brilliance over to The Doctor’s corner of the multiverse. Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “The Girl Who Died.”
In last week’s horrific cliffhanger on “Doctor Who,” after facing ghosts in an underwater mining facility called The Drum, The Doctor himself has become a ghost! What really happened in the past to bring us to this point in the now? Start your TARDIS and meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “Before the Flood!”
In a few other parts of the world, the “Doctor Who” fans, both new and old have already seen this, just a snippet, just a moment, but all the same the prologue to Series Nine of “Doctor Who.” Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the two preludes to the new season that starts tomorrow night – “The Doctor’s Meditation.”
Lessons abound in Episode seven, as Tyrion continues to learn who his friends are, Brienne and Podrick discover a new path, Arya and Daeny both learn some anatomy (each of a completely different sort), and an important character receives flying lessons. More after the break.
How do you follow up an episode in which a major (and hated) character is killed and the deck of cards that is Westeros is unexpectedly reshuffled? Well, if you’re “Game of Thrones,” you pick up right where you left off and pull in some of the other dozen or so plot lines. And do they succeed in keeping the ever-present taut story-telling, character development, and neck-stiffening levels of tension? Come on, this is “Game of Thrones,” the show that’s led to a world-wide boom in therapy – both massage and mental. More after the break… and yes, as always, there are spoilers here.