Twelfth Doctor: Thin Ice

thin iceWriter: Sarah Dollard

Director: Bill Anderson

Producer: Nikki Wilson

Companions: Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), Nardole (Matt Lucas)

Series: 10, episode 3

Summary: The Doctor and Bill are in 1914 London during the Frost Fair, and the Thames has been frozen over. A creature living under the ice is dragging people to their deaths. A man is using people’s bodies as food for the creature, which in turn powers the city.

Continue reading

Eleventh Doctor: The Angels Take Manhattan

angels take manhattan

Writer: Steven Moffatt

Director: Nick Hurran

Producer: Marcus Wilson

Companions: Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), River Song (Alex Kingston)

Series: 7, episode 5

Summary: The Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River Song are in New York City investigating time distortions. The Doctor is taking time out to read a book by Melody Malone and rips out the last page, telling Amy “I don’t like endings.” He is shocked when he discovers that whatever happens in the story happens to them. To make matters worse, Weeping Angels have overrun New York City, hoping to trap them and everyone else. Because of the book, this is now a fixed point. And once again, the Doctor will have to say goodbye.

Continue reading

Eleventh Doctor: The Power of Three

power of three

Writer: Chris Chibnall

Producer: Marcus Wilson

Director: Douglas McKinnon

Companions: Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), Kate Stewart (Jenna Redgrave)

Series: 7, ep. 4

Summary: Small cubes are popping up all over the world. UNIT is alerted, and the Doctor meets Kate Stewart, the daughter of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The Doctor is curious about the cubes and waits for them to act, but it takes a very long time, causing him to actually stay for a whole year. The cubes eventually start doing random things, sometimes dangerous things like cutting people. He eventually learns that they are an alien invasion.

Continue reading

Twelfth Doctor: Robot of Sherwood

robot of sherwood

Writer: Mark Gatiss

Director: Paul Murphy

Producer: Nikki Wilson

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Louise-Coleman)

Series: 8, ep. 3

Summary: Clara wants to meet Robin Hood, but the Doctor isn’t keen on the idea. They go back in time and…wait, he’s real? The Doctor isn’t convinced at first. But is he right to be skeptical? They go to the archery contest and the Doctor discovers there’s a robot. Just what’s going on?

Continue reading

Ninth Doctor: Father’s Day

fathers day

Writer: Paul Cornell

Director: Joe Ahearne

Producer: Phil Collinson

Companion: Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

Series: 1, ep 8

Summary: Rose convinces the Doctor to take her back in time to see her father’s death. But what she really wishes to do is change history so her father doesn’t die. The Doctor is upset because now Rose has created a paradox. This disrupts her mother’s relationship with her mother completely because her mother thinks her father cheated on him and she is a child from another lover. It also attracts monsters who come to destroy the paradox.

Continue reading

Class: The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo

dragon tattoo

Writer: Patrick Ness

Producer: Derek Ritchie

Director: Ed Bazelgette

Summary: Ram discovers that Coal Hills’s soccer coach has a tattoo on his back in the shape of a dragon. In reality, the tattoo is an alien that has entered through the wormhole. It has enhanced his strength, similar to someone on steroids. However, there is a price: it must occasionally feed on human flesh. In addition, an actual dragon is running amuck, and the kids think there may be a connection. Meanwhile, Miss Quill confronts an inspector who gave her a bad report on her teaching.

Continue reading

Twelfth Doctor: Smile

smile

Writer: Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Director: Lawrence Gough

Producer: Peter Bennett

Companions: Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), Nardole (Matt Lucas)

Series: 10, episode 2

Summary: The Doctor takes Bill to a planet that is ruled by small robots. When they arrive, they discover that the robots communicate by emoji and the robots give them “mood indicators” to keep track of their emotions. The Doctor is concerned because he doesn’t see any colonists, just the robots. He discovers the robots can read moods and act hostile when you’re not happy. He also discovers that they are called the Vardy and are everywhere, in fact, they can travel by dust cloud and are the colony itself.

Continue reading

Eleventh Doctor: A Town Called Mercy

mercyWriter: Toby Whithouse

Director: Saul Metzstein

Producer: Marcus Wilson

Companions: Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill)

Series: 7, episode 3

Summary: The Doctor, Amy, and Rory, arrive in the Wild West town of Mercy in Nevada. The Doctor becomes intrigued when he sees streetlamps, as they are not supposed to be invented yet. The townspeople try to throw him out when he admits to being an alien. That’s when he learns about Kahler-Jex, an alien who’s been hiding out in the town, and also gave them streetlamps, powered by his ship’s generator. He also learns that a cybernetic gunslinger has targeted Kahler-Jex. The Doctor must decide whether to let Kahler-Jex live, or die for interfering with the laws of time.

Continue reading

Eleventh Doctor: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Dinosaurs_on_a_SpaceshipWriter: Chris Chibnall

Director: Saul Metzstein

Producer: Marcus Wilson

Companions: Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill)

Summary: The Doctor, Amy, Rory, Cleopatra, Rory’s dad, and a game hunter are, well, the title pretty much tells you what to expect.

Continue reading

Twelfth Doctor: Deep Breath

deep breath

Writer: Steven Moffatt

Director: Ben Wheatley

Producer: Nikki Wilson

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Series: 8, episode 1 (extended episode)

Summary: The Paternoster Gang sees a tyrannosaurus spit out the TARDIS. They go to investigate and discover the newly-regenerated Twelfth Doctor, and has mistaken Clara for Handles, and Strax for Clara. They get him a room at an inn and Vastra tricks him into resting. The Doctor wakes up and steals a horse from a stagecoach, with the Gang and Clara in pursuit. Someone has been incinerating people (and the T-Rex), and this is the kind of thing The Doctor investigates. The Clockwork Droids from “The Girl in the Fireplace” are back. And a mysterious woman watches the events unfold.

Continue reading