So, Heaven Sentby Steven Moffat. Clearly brilliant, clearly a bravura performance from Peter Capaldi. Blending Groundhog Day with a powerful, scary stalker in the form of the Veil, we even end up on Gallifrey. What’s not to like?! Perhaps not very accessible to younger viewers and very dark, but already widely regarded as a classic.
Plenty of great moments to savour again, and possibly some quibbles. Here are my thoughts… Continue reading
So, the Doctor has yet to survive his trip home to Gallifrey (ie the current series 9 is still on, and Hell Bent is yet to screen), and already we have pictures from the Christmas special. Continue reading
Heaven Sent by Steven Moffat is the bridge from the death of Clara to the season ending for Doctor Who. The various spoiler-free reviews all say interesting, dark and a brilliant solo performance by Peter Capaldi. Continue reading
And like clockwork, here’s this week’s Stuart Manning poster. Yes, it’s Heaven Sent and there are no real clues in the style, and not even a comment from the artist. Not one of my favourites, though it may grow on me.
Sarah Dollard’s Doctor Who story, Face the Raven, can be summarised simply. Ashildr returns, tricks the Doctor into wearing a teleport bracelet and in so-doing Clara takes one risk too many. Clara ends up dead and the Doctor is teleported away as Ashildr wonders just what she has done.
Of course a little bit more happened than that (and lots of spoilers as I can’t imagine you haven’t seen the episode)… Continue reading