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Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Peter Capaldi, David Bradley, Mark Gatiss, Pearl Mackie, Lily Travers, Jared Garfield, Toby Whithouse, Jenna Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Matt Lucas, Nikki Amuka-Bird.

How many regenerations have you lived through? It could be a question in which the critics decry as nostalgic, one that avoids a sense of action or purpose to the story line, the conclusion to a life is the only thing worthy as a new set of eyes to see the universe with fresh hope and a new catch phrase. To do this though misses the point, it shows that arguably you might not have been paying attention, or consumed with eager optimism for the fresh face to appear at the end.

Doctor Who: Hell Bent. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Donald Sumpter, Ken Bones, Clare Higgins, Maisie Williams, T’Nia Miller, Malachi Kirby, Linda Broughton, Martin T. Sherman, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Nicholas Briggs, Ross Mullan.

Living for a few thousand years would be enough for anybody of sound mind and disposition to start feeling the pressure of existence. When that person has been held captive, held hostage in a diabolical prison by the very people he saved, for over four billion years, it’s really not a surprise that the mind might fracture, that the one thing that kept the mind truly occupied during that time was the death of a much trusted and loved companion; it really is only to be certain that the mind is Hell Bent on revenge.

Doctor Who: Heaven Sent. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9.5/10

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Jami Reid-Quarrell.

Doctor Who is known for the bravery it shows in experimenting with the different, with challenging the viewers perspective on how certain stories should be seen or even emotionally felt and the penultimate episode of the current series is no exception to that.

Doctor Who: Face The Raven. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Jovian Wade, Maisie Williams, Simon Manyonda, Simon Paisley Day, Letitia Wright, Robin Soans, Angela Clerkin, Caroline Boulton, Jenny Lee, Naomi Ackie.

The hidden, those that seek asylum and keep themselves out of sight down a maze or concealed nest of alleyways and secret hideouts, a place where the unnoticed go about their business and a place where even The Doctor doubts their existence. Into such a street comes the best of traps, the finest of well laid out plans to deceive The Doctor and which to ensnare him and make those around him accept their own final destiny and Face The Raven.

Doctor Who: The Zygon Inversion. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Ingrid Oliver, Jemma Redgrave, Nicholas Asbury, Aiden Cook, Tom Wilton, Jack Parker, Nicholas Briggs.

If you want to defeat an enemy then talk their language, if you wish to save the world from destruction, then learn the art of co-existence, learn to have true and meaningful discourse.

For the world in which The Doctor inhabits is not one to be given up lightly. It is not a world of continued aggression, it is one where things can be achieved if people are willing to talk, willing to sacrifice something more than their humanity, something more powerful than the ability to change; it is not an invasion but a peace that can be sought and won.

Doctor Who: The Zygon Invasion. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Ingrid Oliver, Jemma Redgrave, Jaye Griffiths, Cleopatra Dickens, Rebecca Front, Abhishek Singh, Samila Kularatne, Todd Kramer, Jill Winternitz, Gretchen Egolf, Karen Mann, Aiden Cook, Tom Wilton.

The world is replete with the tales of the fear of losing one’s identity, of having it usurped, stolen, by another and seeing it misused, misappropriated and driven to the edge of a psychological breakdown; it is the story that has been the inspiration behind so many science fiction stories and the very real and perhaps just as imagined terror that led to the insanity of the McCarthy Trials in the attempt to root out so called Communists in American life.

Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Maisie Williams, Rufus Hound, Ariyon Bakare, Struan Rodger, Jenna Coleman, Gareth Berliner, Elizabeth Hopper, John Voce, Gruffudd Glyn, Reuben Johnson, Daniel Fearn, Karen Seacombe, John Hales, Will Brown.

How would it be if you could be immortal? That every single ripple of Humanity’s suffering for ever would in some way touch your heart and then corrode it, tarnish it against the pain and eventually leave you cold and as unfeeling a rock in the baked and merciless deserts. Immortality comes at a price, life is something that no longer becomes precious and the cost to the soul can be devastating.

Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Maisie Wiliams, Davis Schofield, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Tom Stourton, Alastair Parker, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay.

It is the ripples in time, the footprints in the sand that are able to be navigated without too much effect; it is the big things, the death of someone to who history might have forgotten and passed over for ever had it not been for The Doctor coming into their lives and persuading them, quite rightly, that they have a part to play in the way that the Universe evolves.

Doctor Who: Before The Flood. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Colin McFarlane, Sophie Stone, Zaqi Ismail, Morven Christie, Arsher Ali, Steve Robertson, Paul Kaye, Neil Fingleton, Peter Serafinowicz, Corey Taylor.

There are moments in the world of science fiction in which as a viewer, the onlooker into the world of the fantastic and seemingly off kilter from our own perceptions of reality. Where you just know in a darkened corridor or locked basement where writers are kept from the prying eyes of the public and their demands, that the occasional fist bump, high five or even hugging with certain amounts of glee are to take place when they explain themselves out of a possible predicament in a story line. If that is the case then all three signs of exuberant showmanship should have been heard somewhere around the bay of Cardiff as the fourth episode of the 2015 series of Doctor Who played out.

Doctor Who: Under The Lake. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Colin McFarlane, Sophie Stone, Zaqi Ismail, Morven Christie, Arsher Ali, Steven Robertson.

The lesson to be learned around the Doctor is to be careful what you wish for, to never search for that what you seek, for in asking for adventure rather than it sneaking up on you, by taking you by surprise, the very real possibility that Death may come haunting you is to be remembered and observed.