Doctor Who, series 11, episode 2 – The ghost monument

A race against time to win the Race of 12 galaxies, traveling through a dangerous territory on a planet with 3 suns to arrive to the Ghost monument (that looks a lot like a blue box phone), using only what they find on spot and avoiding everything that could kill them.

The previous episode let the Doctor and her companions floating, lost is space of unknown solar system. She was searching her TARDIS and, by mistake, took the 3 humans along. They are saved by the only 2 surviving pilots of a very long race, they land on Desolation, the final part of the route. The only reason the 4 travelers join the 2 pilots is the TARDIS without they would be stuck on the surface of Desonations, a place that would kill them in less than a day.

The episode was directed by Mark Tonderai, based on a story by Chris Chibnall, and it continues pretty good (in the same style) the first episode of the series. You won’t get (too) bored watching it.

Cast: Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien), Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Shaun Dooley (Epzo), Ian Gelder (Remnants – voice), Susan Lynch (Angstrom), Art Malik (Ilin).

The next episode: Montgomery, Alabama. 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder whether someone is attempting to change history.

A race against the Sun

The very second episode of the new Doctor Who series, where the Doctor took Rose to the end of the world. The show has not changed to much since then: the companions came and went, the Doctor had changed, but one thing remained the same: he is always running to save something. Or someone. And you have to love him for that.

Some things are unavoidable, others can be changed. But you can be sure that the Doctor will be always there, in the middle of the action, often without knowing what brought him there or why. He is getting us with him along the action, and we ask him (the producers, the actors, the screen writers) for more and more.

6 years have past since the broadcast of that episode. It’s the middle of the seventh series and the show is not going to stop any time soon. As you already know, the Ponds have left, another companion is going to meet the doctor in December, at Christmas special episode. The Doctor is going to change again, to meet half way the Jenna-Louise’s character, but he will run to save the world many times from now on.

I hope you’l enjoy the show. I know I will.

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