The Eleventh Doctor finds himself dealing with another ‘deepest hole in the world’ – this time in 2020 Wales. At the bottom isn’t any sort of green slime, or even magma, but a whole forgotten city filled with sleeping Silurians, locked in suspended animation for millions of years, and they are not happy about the new hole in their roof.
How do you deal with the Doctor being stuck on Earth and unable to travel anywhere? Let him travel to an alternate Earth, of course! An Earth with eyepatches, people without facial hair that did have it elsewhere… oh, and the end of the world, too.
Who could be better to talk about a Doctor Who episode kind of centred about a wedding than a couple of newlyweds? Our very own Richard is joined by his new wife of just a few days, Lindsey, as she comes along for the ride, talking about Donna Noble’s first ride in the TARDIS. Here she will encounter robot Santas, an evil spider empress, the formation of the planet Earth! That is Donna, we’re talking about of course, not Lindsey!
Once again, the TARDIS returns to 76 Totter’s Lane, but in 1985 contemporary London. While similar to the next time the Doctor will be back, the old foe he meets now are the Cybermen, and they have a most diabolical plan that could change the course of history – both in the Doctor’s past, and our future.
Once more we return to Coal Hill School, but this time in 1963 and with the Seventh Doctor and Ace. Turns out the Doctor left something behind when he ran off and after all this time he’s come back to claim it. Or rather arrange for the Daleks to claim it. Of course just because that’s the plan doesn’t mean it’s going to work out that way.
We have a lot going on this time, from talking about cats, dental work, and even other British shows (sci-fi and otherwise). We even manage to find some time to talk about the story we’re supposed to be reviewing, at least until we bounce off in another direction.
There is very little good (in more ways than one) hiding out in the basement of Torchwood, in this case it happens to be in the form of a half converted cyberwoman… who’s way to sexed up for an emotionless alien monster. That leaves the staff of Torchwood (and us at the podcast) to deal with the mess left behind. And it’s quite the mess…
It’s time to go back to school as the Twelve Doctor goes deep under cover–by changing his jacket–at Clara’s school. Not that his cover is very good, or very believable, or does anything but attract attention. Though with an alien war machine running around (as well as Clara’s boyfriend) running around a little attention goes a long way.
A visit back to The Sarah Jane Adventures this week and a reuniting of Sarah with the Doctor (the Eleventh, this time), UNIT, and the first face-to-face meeting she’s ever had with a previous companion of the Doctor; Jo Jones, née Grant.
Time for a trip to Rome in both the past and future as Quadrigger Stoyn returns, though he’s more than a little bit crazy after so long out on his own. This time he’s up against the Fourth Doctor, Romana and… Romana.