Female Time Lord retrospective

In honour of Jodie Whittaker taking over the role as the Thirteenth Doctor we started to re-watch some Doctor Who stories involving female Time Lords or, at least, female Gallifreyans. We started with Susan in “The Aztecs” and we were on Rodan in “The Invasion of Time” until I took a break. But let’s get back to it.

The Invasion of Time (5)

The Invasion of Time part 5

The invaders are gone but the Doctor has a whole new bunch of invaders to deal with – the Sontarans.

The Invasion of Time (4)

The Invasion of Time part 4

The Doctor reveals the Matrix has been invaded and he has a drastic plan to force the invaders to materialise.

The Invasion of Time (3)

The Invasion of Time part 3

The Doctor welcomes the “new masters” of Gallifrey while Leela and Rodan go on the run outside the Citadel.

The Invasion of Time (2)

The Invasion of Time part 2

The Doctor, crowned Lord President, starts putting his plan in place. Leela meets her first female Gallifreyan, Rodan.

The Invasion of Time (1)

The Invasion of Time part 1

After signing a treaty with enemies the Doctor returns to Gallifrey and demands the Presidency of the High Council of Time Lords.

The Aztecs (4)

The Aztecs part 4

Ian finds the way back into the tomb. Can the TARDIS team escape before Tlotoxl’s plans bring them all down?

The Aztecs (3)

The Aztecs part 3

Tlotoxl finds out about The Doctor’s plans to find an entrance to the tomb and his suspicions are aroused.

The Aztecs (2)

The Aztecs part 2

Tlotoxl has threatened to destroy Barbara for being a false god and begins to put his plans in place.

The Aztecs (1)

The Aztecs part 1

The TARDIS has landed in an Aztec tomb and Barbara is mistaken by the High Priest for the reincarnation of the god Yetaxa.


Chris Chibnall retrospective

We also started watching Chris Chibnall’s earlier episodes, and here they are – all his episodes before he became showrunner:

The Power of Three

the-power-of-three

The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle over an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of black cubes arrive overnight.

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

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A spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction, unless the Doctor can save it, and its cargo… of dinosaurs!

Cold Blood

Cold Blood

The Doctor has found the underground Silurian city where Amy is being held. Rory keeps a watch on Alaya.

The Hungry Earth

The Hungry Earth

The Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive in Wales where a drilling operation is disrupting the Silurians, who live underground.

42

42

Told in real time, the Doctor and Martha receive a distress signal from a spacecraft hurtling towards a star.


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