This week brings us to the second to the last episode of Steven Moffat’s stewardship of DOCTOR WHO, and thismuch closer to (what appears to be) the end of Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the Doctor. Will we get a hint of whom Capaldi will regenerate into in The Doctor Falls - a possibility hinted at in the opening moments of World Enough and Time?
Or, will the reveal of ‘the next Doctor’ be held until this year’s Christmas Special? A far more likely scenario, as that episode is notably scripted by Moffat instead of incoming show runner Chris Chibnall. But, anything feels and is possible at this juncture - which is when DOCTOR WHO, on the whole, is most exciting and fun.
Come what may, we once again find ourselves on the same precarious precipice on which we’ve so often teetered during Moffat’s management of this show: World Enough and Time was an amazing set-up which suggests any number of riveting storytelling potentials, but will The Moff stick the landing?
The atypically scant assemblage of promo images from this week's episode (seen below) tells us little, to nothing at all, regarding what to expect this Saturday. Which also suggests The Doctor Falls may well be meatier, and thrive on more spoilerish material, than the average WHO installment. Which would make sense, and be not at all surprising.
By the way, I updated last week's World Enough and Time thread with a gallery of higher resolution images. There are some very nice shots of Cybermen - both nu original flavors. If you missed those, you can find them HERE.
Our discussion boards for The Doctor Falls are now online and ready to go!
Next week I will open a new discussion forum dedicated to all things WHO, which will carry us towards the Christmas Special this December. Substantial news., like casting announcements pertaining to the Chibnall era, news about what Chib's reboot may look and feel like, etc. will receive their own dedicated posts. There's also a better-than-not chance other content will be posted here along the way as well, so be sure to check back. As always, stay tuned to our message boards for newslets which may not always warrant their own individual piece - but are relevant and cool nonetheless.
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Here's to the future!