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Mysterio meets Morphoton

Apart from the villains of Harmony Shoal making a return visit from last year’s The Husbands of River Song in this year’s Doctor Who Does Superman, am I the only one who thought that brains in jars was something we’d seen before…?

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Class – Report

So… what’s the latest Doctor Who spin-off like?

It’s a grown-up version of The Sarah Jane Adventures, with an adult leading a group of teens defending the Earth. Only not as good. And with echoes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Only a bit British, obv.

The opening titles evoke the feel of both Doctor Who and The Tomorrow People but with a naff teen song playing over them… the tune playing over the end credits is better.

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We get the usual character introduction to our four teen heroes, who are all misfits, and their teacher, who is an unlikeable bitch.

The story takes a huge info-dump when its revealed that one of them is an alien and the teacher is an alien too, which comes as no surprise whatsoever.

There was a war between the Rhodia and the Quill who were then both wiped out by the Shadowkin, who look like distant cousins of the Pyroviles with a dash of Tim Curry from Legend. The leader of the Shadowkin is played by Paul Marc Davis, whose voice you will instantly recognise as he was the bloke who played the Trickster in TSJA, whicn I suppose counts as another easter egg if you want it to.

So, the last two survivors of each race, the Rhodia [which sounds like Rhodean, the girls’ school] and the Quill, were rescued by the Doctor after the Shadowkin slaughtered everyone and brought to Coal Hill, like some sort of galactic witness protection scheme. Only the idea of witness protection is that you don’t draw attention to yourself, maybe Twelvy should have told them that…

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Speaking of Twelvy, Capaldi turns up at 35 minutes in and he’s only in it for about 9 minutes, which is a damn shame but he’s only there to set up the premise of two stranded aliens being forced to work together with a bunch of misfit humans to defend the Earth from The Alien Of The Week. Not like we’ve seen that before…

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There’s no Ian Chesterton but June Hudson does a bit more acting as the woman in the shop [!] and there’s a couple of easter eggs on the notice board…

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There’s the obligatory homosexual relationship and the compulsory BAME characters so beloved of the left-wing liberals who make our telly for us as well as the voyeuristic torso shot of the buff hero prince and a gratuitously bloody death that evokes Carrie with one of the team getting his leg cut off. And there’s even more blood next week by the looks of things.

So what is Class? It’s Torchwood for teens.

Would I watch episode 2? Probably not.

7/10.

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Edna Mode on Doctor Mysterio!

I think we all know what Edna Mode would have to say about The Ghost’s outfit, darlings…

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October 8, 2016 · 12:23 am

Series 9 Ratings Update

The Husbands of River Song got 7.69M viewers on Xmas day, which updates the Series 9 ratings graph like this:

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Series 9 Ratings graph

Here is the ratings graph for Series Nine, the figures for which are considerably lower than those for the previous eight!

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SERIES 9 AVERAGE AUDIENCE = 6.3M

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Ten Years Ago Today

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Bloody hell, is it that time already?

I must be honest, ten years ago today I sat down to watch Rose hoping and praying it would be good but fearing it would be shit. Of course, my fears were groundless and the minute Chris grabbed Billie’s hand and said “Run!” I knew everything would be ok.

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Chris Eccles, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri-Milf, Bronze Daleks. What a comeback. God Bless Sir Russell Tea of Gayness. THE UNQUIET DEAD is currently my fave from that first year, such a shame one was all we got. Miserable Northern Git. Let’s hope he comes back on audio sometime soon and does a Sixie.

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Ah, David Ten-inch. Eccles was good, but he was even better. The Next Gen’s Tom Baker. The Man. Or at least he was until Capaldi came along. How could you not love the nostalgiafest of SCHOOL REUNION? And of course BLINK is rightly on everybody’s favourites list, even if Freema Agyeman isn’t. For me, it has to be Donna Noble. PARTNERS IN CRIME and that mime sequence. And THE UNICORN AND THE WASP is brilliant, as was Julian Bleach’s Davros, pity he never came back again. As for David, he was The Man. And for many he always will be.

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Enter The Moff and dear old Smiffy. Patrick Troughton mk 2 only different. The sheer joy of THE LODGER, and instant classic THE DOCTOR’S WIFE. And then there’s THE SNOWMEN and THE CRIMSON HORROR. Dear old Matt “Schlong” Smith, he had possibly the hardest job of all but the boy done well. Only eight more years ’til he’s back for the Sixtieth Anniversary Special.

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The Man. Pietro Capaldini. Jon Pertwee mk2 only better. THE MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. `nuff said. Here’s to the next decade. Gaun yirsel, big man. Yaldi Capaldi!

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Ratings – Series Eight

Further to our previous post, now that the ratings have been released for Last Christmas, the complete picture for Twelvy’s first series looks like this:

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SERIES EIGHT AVERAGE AUDIENCE = 7.7M

… which is consistent with the averages for each of Capaldi’s three predecessors. So although, by the BARB measure, it looks like the audience for the show is down it isn’t really.

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