Twelfth: Dark Water/Death in Heaven (dual review)

dark waterWriter: Steven Moffatt

Director: Rachel Talalay

Producer: Peter Bennett

Companions: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave)

Summary: Clara receives a phone call telling her that Danny Pink has died. She then receives another phone call from a mysterious woman named Missy,  who wishes to contact the Doctor. Missy is actually a new regeneration of The Master, who is turning the dead into her army of Cybermen.

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Twelfth: Eaters of Light

eaters of lightWriter: Rona Munro

Director: Charles Palmer

Producer: Nikki Wilson

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

Series: 10, ep. 10

Summary: The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole are in the days of ancient Rome, when the Romans were invading Britain. They are in search of the Ninth Roman Legion. The Legion is battling beings known as the Eaters of Light.

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Twelfth: In the Forest of the Night

forest

Writer: Frank Cottrell-Bryce

Director: Sheree Folkson

Producer: Paul Frift
Companion:  Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Series: 8, ep 10

Summary: A little girl comes to the TARDIS asking for help because she is lost. The Doctor drops her off where she wanted to be, but is bewildered by what he sees. The forest has overgrown, threatening to take over London.

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Twelfth: The Empress of Mars

empress of marsWriter: Mark Gatiss

Director: Wayne Yip

Producer: Nikki Wilson

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

Series: 10, ep. 9

Summary: The Doctor and friends arrive on Mars and discover that humans have invaded and are attempting to colonize and revitalize the planet. However, his old enemies, the Ice Warriors, see the humans as invaders and the Doctor is caught in the middle of their conflict, unsure if he should take a side, and if so, which side he should take.

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Twelfth: Flatline

flatline

Writer: James Mathieson

Director: Douglas MacKinnon

Producer: Nikki Wilson

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Series: 8, ep. 9

Summary: Clara and the Doctor come out of the TARDIS and discover it is smaller than normal. Clara steps out to investigate, leaving the Doctor to determine if something is wrong with the TARDIS itself.  When she returns, the TARDIS is even smaller, and now the Doctor is trapped inside. Clara discovers people have disappeared, trapped in walls or murals. The culprit is a race of aliens that are actually two-dimensional.

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Twelfth: The Lie of the Land (Conclusion)

lieWriter: Toby Whithouse

Director: Wayne Yip

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

Series: 10, ep. 8

Summary: The monks have altered history because Bill asked them for help so that the Doctor would regain his sight. They have taken over the world. The Doctor realizes there is only one solution: he must open the vault and ask for Missy’s help.

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Twelfth: Mummy on the Orient Express

mummy

Writer: James Mathieson

Director: Paul Wilmshurst

Producer: Peter Bennett

Series: 8, ep. 8

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Summary: Angered after the events in “Kill the Moon”, Clara has agreed to one more adventure before she departs the Doctor.  They take a ride on an outer space train that resembles the Orient Express. The Foretold, a monster resembling a mummy, is killing passengers. When it spots its prey, he or she has sixty-six seconds to live.

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Twelfth: The Pyramid at the End of the World (Part II)

pyramidWriters: Peter Harness and Steven Moffatt

Director: Daniel Nettheim

Producer: Peter Bennett

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

Series: 10, ep. 7 (part 2 of 3)

Summary: A pyramid has suddenly appeared, causing all of the world’s clocks to count down. Bill learns the Doctor has been hiding his blindness from her.

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Twelfth Doctor: Kill the Moon

kill the moonWriter: Peter Harness

Director: Paul Wilmshurst

Producer: Peter Bennett

Companion: Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Series: 8, ep. 7

Summary: Courtney Woods, the delinquent student from the previous episode, is angry that the Doctor doesn’t think she’s special, so she stows away on the TARDIS.  To placate her, the Doctor takes them to the year 2049. A team of astronauts have discovered a new life form on the moon that they feel must be destroyed.

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