So much has happened since I opened our last episodic commentary.
So very much.
I sincerely hope this Holiday Season finds our regulars, contributors, lurkers, and passers-by as safe, healthy, as well as can be expected during such trying circumstances. Sending all of you my best!
January 1 brings us the first new DOCTOR WHO episode in 9ish months (depending on how one counts it), in the guise of a New Year Special described thusly by BBC:
Viewers last saw the thirteenth Doctor at the end of Series 12 where her fate was left hanging in the balance as she was taken by the Judoon and locked away in a high-security alien prison with no hope of escape. Far away, on Earth in Sheffield, her best friends, Yaz, Ryan and Graham have to pick up their lives ten months without her. But it’s not easy. Old habits die hard. They soon discover a disturbing plan forming. A plan which involves a Dalek. How can you fight a Dalek without the Doctor? Even with Captain Jack’s help, the gang are set to face one of their biggest and most frightening challenges yet…
This episode will evidently see a significant casting shakeup amongst the Doctor's companions (details HERE should spoilers be your thing), and will feature the return of not only John Barrowman's Captain Jack Harkness, but Chris Noth's Jack Robertson - who last appeared in S11's Arachnids in the UK. That's two Jacks in one show - huh.
My memory of Arachnids is telling me that it wouldn't take much to improve upon Noth's purpose or performance in that episode, so it'll be interesting to see if his abilities are again squandered here.
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Series 13 has evidently been filming - to some extent, at least - in the face of complications and health concerns orbiting the ongoing pandemic.
Despite my considerable misgivings regarding this current era/iteration of DOCTOR WHO, I extend every good wish and positive vibe to those risking so much to bring us any form of entertainment during such mad and uncertain times.
And when the fruits of Team Chibnall's current efforts at long last arrive for us to behold? Geeklectica's discussion forums will be ready...
DOCTOR WHO Season / Series 13