It’s now time to move onto Heaven Sent, the second-to-last episode of DOCTOR WHO Series/Season 9, which presumably will explore the fallout of events set into motion in last week’s Face the Raven.
Raven, of course, saw the apparent departure of Jenna Coleman's Clara, although the exact nature of this magazine cover...
...(featuring an image/scenario not seen on the show to date) is yet to be understood.
Heaven Sent finds the Doctor tackling (a potentially metaphysical?) adventure on his own...
...in an piece scripted by series overmind Steven Moffat, and directed by Rachel Talalay
(who brought us Dark Water and Death in Heaven last Season/Series).
The pair fulfill the same function on next week's Hell Bent, the formal finale of S9. That episode was recently described thusly by an official synopsis:
If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts…how far might the Doctor go?
Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself. Who is the Hybrid? And what is the Doctor’s confession
Intriguing? Most definitely. A bazillion possibilities are opened up by this description, and I’m very eager to see to what extent…or if…some of the through lines presented throughout the last two Seasons/Series of the show come together in S9’s final two stories.
Below is a gallery of official promo images from Heaven. Every week, BBC proper and BBC America release a slightly different batch of images (many are the same, with a few unique shots in each selection). This week, however and notably, the load outs were quite a bit different. As such, be sure to check the gallery to get a fuller sense of the whole of what was issued by the two entities.
For those who missed it, a new and official promo shot from the upcoming ‘’Christmas Special’ was issued this week.
I can’t speak to the tone of the Christmas Special. But…at face value…this image seems ‘off.’ I don’t figure River Song for being the kind of person who’d cower behind the Doctor, or cower much at all. And the Doctor himself is also freaked? Feels…I dunno...a little hinky. We'll see what they come up with, and wheter such a scene even exists in the actual show, and what its context is.
I’ve many times asserted that DOCTOR WHO owes more to SCOOBY-DOO than many people realize - this promo image goes a long way towards solidifying that notion
Speaking of Christmas Specials, there will be a discussion thread opening up for the Christmas Special here on Geeklectica. There will also be at least one thread running between next week's Hell Bent and said Special. Discussions and posts here on the site will continue regularly between the Christmas Special, and Season/Series 10. In other words, we'll very much remain open for business! So please feel free to stick around, join in, relax here, and have fun!
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Face the Raven
Sleep No More
The Zygon Inversion
The Zygon Invasion
The Woman Who Lived
The Girl Who Died
Before the Flood
Under the Lake
The Witch's Familiar
The Magician’s Apprentice
Ongoing DOCTOR WHO Season/Series 9 Multi-topic Megathread
COMING NEXT WEEK: Hell Bent (S09E12)