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Doctor Who Story 288 – Spyfall

Part One

Be wery wery qwiet, I’m hunting trucks.

Americans are everywhere.

Poor Ryan, I know what it feels like to be unable to play sports.

Doctor Who writers have a weird obsession with GPS.

Oh, it’s Stephen Fry. He’s an asshole.

Why is this CEO an asshole? He insults his mates over the intercom?

Don’t let the Master loose in your TARDIS.

CEO is a bad shot.

I love his house as the TARDIS.

He’s so good as the Master.

Part Two

How’d they get out of the airplane?

The TARDIS being a house just makes sense.

Paris is fun.

Saying a pacifist is a bold stance to take during World War II, sure it’s bold, but it’s also wrong.

Okay Doctor, leaving the Master (a brown man) with the Nazis is just cruel.

So Capaldi just got Gallifrey back, and they decide to destroy it right away.

Doctor Who Story 287 – Resolution

Oh, we get a teaser this time.

Of course the British one fails.

Charlotte Ritchie! So much Taskmaster love! Though like Lee Mack, I knew her before from Fresh Meat.

Poor Charlotte, with a spider on her back.

That’s a Dalek?

Why is the black archive available online?

Eighty-eight miles an hour!!!!!!

The Dalek attacking the cop is fantastic.

I. Will. Fight!

Charlotte Ritchie

The family with no data is amazing.

Aww, dad hugs!

Doctor Who Story 286 – The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

Oh look, it’s about Kolos.

I don’t remember this episode at all, based on the first 30 seconds.

Okay, I did see it, but it wasn’t memorable.

Graham, you’re better than revenge.

Why did Ryan never call him “Grahamdad?”

Tim Shaw is too boring of a bad guy.

I like the Doctor calling her TARDIS a “ghost monument.”

Doctor Who Story 285 – It Takes You Away

Eating soil? Who does she think she is? Constable Benton Frasier?

Don’t call her “sweetheart,” Yas!

I remember liking this episode.

I don’t like Ryan in this episode.

Aww Ryan, now I’m happy with you, calling Graham “granddad.” <3

Doctor Who Story 284 – The Witchfinders

Witches!

Who is the one running the witch trial.

Oh, she was in Happy Valley. That show was both amazing and brutally horrible.

Apparently Alan Cumming is in this episode, too. They’ve had tons of celebs during Whittaker’s first season. If those two and all the Taskmaster contestants are celebs.

I want Alan Cumming as king. Alan Cumming is playing him queer, over the top queer. Apparently it’s theorized he was according to wikipedia.

The Doctor is kind of a witch.

This story is horrible, but Alan Cumming is great in it.

“It’s a very flat team structure.” I really like that. I really wish Doctor Who was that before this season. I guess it was in my favourite time… Troughton, Jamie and Zoe.

Doctor Who Story 283 – Kerblam!

This might be commentary on Amazon.

I do enjoy the fez call back.

Oh, it’s Lee Mack. Another Taskmaster contestant. The difference is that I knew him before Taskmaster and before his appearance in this episode.

“Never climb on the conveyers” sounds like that’s going to come up later.

Forcing people to work because unemployment is so high is stupid. Just tax the asses out of corporations and let people enjoy a leisure life.

Hahahaha, Lee Mack is doing his usually comedy even in character.

Capitalism is bad when people are killing to get jobs.

Charlie’s a dummy.

Doctor Who Story 282 – Demons of the Punjab

The grandmother giving her kids presents on her birthday. It’s really nice.

I am quite enjoying this episode. I don’t know enough about the partition of Pakistan and India. It’s nice to have a silly show to give us a big of educational content.

She’s a bit too sonic heavy. She could just use a keyboard.

The Henna is making me think of someone who used to do henna based work.

I doubt Einstein had a non-denominational wedding.

The brother is an asshole.

I like that the bad guys aren’t bad guys. They’re just here to observe, and the brother is the actual bad guy. Humans are so much worse than Doctor Who lets on.

Doctor Who needs more immigrant stories.

Doctor Who Story 281 – The Tsuranga Conundrum

I do wish they had teasers, I like the teaser fading into the opening credits.

Oh, it’s Roy from Ted Lasso!

Oh, it’s Doc Brown from Taskmaster!

The Doctor really is being a selfish ass, but unlike previous Doctors she sees it, and adjusts her actions.

The Pting is adorable.

Doctor Who Story 280 – Arachnids in the UK

The more I hear the revised theme, the more I like it. It’s still not as good as Delia Derbyshire’s version.

Poor Graham, no time to grieve.

I don’t love this spider story and I really wish it was more focused on Graham and Ryan.

Mee-thane!

I do enjoy that every American in Doctor Who is an egotistical asshole. They’re all Donald Trump.

Doctor Who Story 279 – Rosa

I don’t remember this episode being good. I do remember it being good for children learning about the battle for civil rights in American history.

Holy fuck, this is first episode of Doctor Who ever written by a person of colour. That is really terrible.

At least for once they don’t have the Doctor brushing off racism in the past like she did with Martha and Bill.

Why did they go to the hotel when they could have gotten in the TARDIS.

Close the curtains!

Ryan being starstruck by Dr. King is great.

It’s Rosa, not Roser.

The episode was better than I remember. White supremacists with time travel is a scary thought.