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Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks

An interesting mishmash of the RTD and Chibnall eras! I appreciated the shout-outs to Rose (man, who would have thought we’d still be getting those in the year 2021?) and to Gwen Cooper. Oh and seeing some of the old rogues gallery was fun as well. Wonder what that one Weeping Angel in particular did to get itself thrown in prison? Maybe it’s the one that turned into the Statue of Liberty.

Jack was really the highlight of this episode for me at least, I assume based on his lack of a real goodbye to the Doctor that he’ll be back? I hope so. I loved the scene between him and Yaz. Guess Thasmin (or whatever it’s called, I quite like Yazteen) might really happen after all?

Hooray, Graham didn’t die! I’ve been expecting him to do so for a very long time but he didn’t! He and Ryan left in the best way they could’ve done really. I never really thought Ryan enjoyed the space adventures that much, why would he, one of ’em killed his gran. Oooh it was good to see Grace again too, even if just for a few seconds. A nice way to bring everything round full circle.

Oh and now there’s about to be another companion on board!

So that’s interesting. And lastly…

I appreciate that this episode got political but I don’t think they pushed it anywhere near hard enough. The concept of government-sanctioned security Daleks killing protestors, that’s huge, enough for a whole series of its own. And what with Robinson and PM Jo representing the worst parts of the American and British political systems respectively… I dunno, I just thought there’d be more. Don’t forget, the Daleks were straight-up stand-ins for Nazis originally.

Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole to leave Doctor Who — Indie Mac User

Doctor Who returns on New Year’s Day in the upcoming special Revolution of the Daleks, and this adventure will be the last for Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole, who played Graham O’Brien and Ryan Sinclair. In an interview below brought to you in association with BBC Cymru Press Office, they talk more about the Daleks’ […]

Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole to leave Doctor Who — Indie Mac User

I swear this was a “confirmed” story for ages but now it’s really confirmed I guess? I’ll be sad to see them go, not least because it doesn’t completely feel like we’ve really gotten to know them yet, especially Ryan.

Thirteenth Doctor Graphic Novels V. 2: Hidden Human History — Jelly Babies and Reversed Polarities

Writer: Jody Houser Artists: Roberta Ingrata (covers), Rachael Stott (interior art), Enrica Eren Angiolini (colorist), Comicraft’s Sarah Jacobs and John Roshell (Letterers) Issues Collected: 5-8 Publisher: Titan Comics Summary: The Doctor takes her companions to a medieval village ravaged by Stilean Flesh Eaters. But the companions already have some insight into the situation thanks to a podcast called Hidden Human History. How […]

Thirteenth Doctor Graphic Novels V. 2: Hidden Human History — Jelly Babies and Reversed Polarities

This is gorgeous artwork and man I gotta read these comics when everything is over and I can get to a comic store, but something was bugging me about this cover and now I know what it is: it looks like Graham’s old-man wrinkles, of which he has plenty, have been airbrushed out in some way! #LetGrahamHaveHisWrinkles

Doctor Who, This Raises More Questions Than Answers

So! Um (spoilers)

No Jack, no Ruth Doctor, only a quick bit of the Master and Gallifrey at the end. I’m kinda curious about how well Chibnall etc are gonna pull this off. Also who/what the hell is Brandon?!? That was bizarre. Is he the Timeless Child? (If so I’m envisioning a kinda “Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” situation) Is he another previous Doctor? (I’m reminded of that Gallifrey-Ireland joke from ages back in the show) A Master? WHAT IS HE?

Also poor Graham, this episode could not have foreshadowed more heavily that he’s shortly due for a change in breathing arrangements.

Bradley Walsh: “Doctor Who is a Lifelong Ambition For Me” — The Doctor Who Companion

Bradley Walsh has made it very clear how much he’s always loved Doctor Who, and he’s described his role as Graham O’Brien, the Thirteenth Doctor’s companion, as a “lifelong ambition” – and further shows his fan credentials by mentioning Roy Castle! Whatever you think of the programme under showrunner, Chris Chibnall, it’s heart-warming to know […]

Bradley Walsh: “Doctor Who is a Lifelong Ambition For Me” — The Doctor Who Companion

I love Bradley. I always thought he was just an average actor (albeit an extremely likeable one) but he really blew it outta the park as Graham. You can tell how much he loves the show. Unfortunately I also suspect Graham might not make it to the end of the series, so, boo.