VIE-CAP: World Enough And Time

This episode – the eleventh and penultimate of Series 10 – by rights should have been subtitled, “Or, When A Scenario Isn’t Just A Scenario.” Forget what you saw in the pre-credits sequence. That was a tease. (Spoilers, sweetie.) The real heartbreak here comes after The Doctor decides now is as good a time as […]

VIE-CAP: The Eaters Of Light

It’s present-day in Aberdeen, Scotland, and all wee Judy wants to do is lie down on top of a hill and listen for the music stirring underground. A young boy, presumably her older brother, who has listened to many a supernatural tale upon an elder’s knee; is anything but keen: “You’re going to get me […]

VIE-CAP: The Lie Of The Land

“Relax. Do as you’re told. Your future is taken care of.” The Monks have spent the last six months at the fore of a totalitarian regime, and Bill has taken to talking to her long deceased mother to keep top of mind that the world’s history according to the Monks is a lie. Nardole recovered […]

VIE-CAP: Love Is Blindness

Episode 7. We’ve reached the midpoint of the three-part story arc in which Earth has been tagged for seizure by the monk creatures, and in so doing, learned some more interesting facts about the end of the world as we know it. 1) The end will come, but only after consent is given from a […]

VIE-CAP: Extremis

In fine vero. At the end, the truth. In another top-notch episode from Series 10 of Doctor Who, we get several. Truth #1: Missy is in the vault, which should surprise no one really. The Doctor pledged to guard her body for 1,000 years after deliberately botching her execution and sending the headsmen scurrying for […]

VIE-CAP: Breathe In, Breathe Out

I’ve watched “Oxygen” four times now, and part of me thinks that scriptwriter Jamie Mathieson might be onto something. There are so many essentials in human life that come with a price tag: Oil. Water. Love. Sex. Private health insurance. Can’t keep up on the job? See ya. Is it really much of a stretch that one day future generations will find […]