Doctor Who: Empress of Mars

The episode begins with a countdown at NASA, at which the Doctor shows up. The Valkyrie probe is just sending back images from underneath the Martian polar ice cap – and they see the words “God Save the Queen.” So the Doctor, Bill, and Nardole take the TARDIS back to Mars in the year 1881. [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon

The episode “The Monster of Peladon“sees the Doctor return to Peladon. The daughter of king Peladon (whom the Doctor met in the earlier episode “The Curse of Peladon“) is now reigning. Superstition is a major focus in the episode, the plot of which revolves around a rebellion by miners and political machinations that are instigating [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon

The Curse of Peladon is another episode that I remember watching when I was young. The clearest memory is of the Doctor lulling the creature Agador using a hypnotic spinning mirror and an alien lullaby. The episode is of interest to those exploring the intersection of Doctor Who and religion, as well as from a [Read More…]