The official “Doctor Who Day” of 2019 brought us something we’ve been hoping to see on our holiday table for months, now: an action-packed trailer for the new series complete with guest appearances, adversaries old and new, famous historical figures, car chases, and plenty of explosions.
We task ourselves this week with identifying just a few of the briefly-met characters who we wish had another opportunity, large or small, to return to the program. It could be a passing cameo, a where-are-they-now glimpse into their lives after having met and interacted with the Doctor, or even a full episode adventure with them past, present, or future.
This week, we enjoy a boisterous, loud, daresay explosive hour-long adventure as our first and last piece of new televised Doctor Who content of the year. An all-too-familiar opponent makes a new appearance from a rather old point of origin, which leads to one of the Thirteenth Doctor’s best verbal exchanges of the season.
After checking that all the mirrors in the studio do in fact have us looking back in them, we settle in for a discussion of the penultimate episode of Season 11.
This week, we get another invaluable history lesson from Team TARDIS in the eighth installment of Series 11, “The Witchfinders”.