Peter Capaldi as the Doctor Season 10 Episode Eleven World Enough and Time

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Peter Capaldi as the Doctor Season 10 Episode Eleven World Enough and Time

Sum­mary: Will the Doctor’s Trust in Missy cost Bill her life, or has it already done so?

Plot: The Doc­tor deci­sion over the objec­tions of Bill and Nar­dole to let Missy play Doc­tor as a test to see if she’s changed get Bill’s heart lit­er­ally blown away by a pan­icked jan­i­tor on a 400 mile long space ship next to a black hole. She taken below decks where time runs at a much faster speed to a hos­pi­tal time runs at a much faster speed than the top of the ship where she is befriended by an odd man named Razor a given a cyber­netic hart. Years pass as she waits for the Doc­tor. Will he be able to sae he from the Hos­pi­tal of Hor­rors and for her as she waits for the Doc­tor, but is there an even greater dan­ger await­ing them or maybe two.

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Writ­ing: It seems to me that this episodes an the ones that fol­low are the entire rea­son for the sea­sons with the rest of it just filler. The episode is about as good as it gets and maybe even bet­ter. The mix of humor (those are gen­ders) and hor­ror (pain, pain) is sim­ply amazing

Act­ing:: Ok Capaldi, Mackie and Lucas are all excel­lent but Michelle Gomez and John Simm both as Razor and the Mas­ter steal every scene they are in. Gomez’s scenes with Lucas and Mackie are great, Simm’s scenes with Mackie are bet­ter and the brief peri­ods where Simm and Gomez are together are sim­ply awesome.

Mem­o­rable Moments: He likes me, do you like dis­guises, Tea, That’s his name, this is a bad idea. Cra­dle Rob­bing, Pain

Doc­tor Who Flash­backs: Prime Min­is­ter (sound of the Drums last of the Time Lords) the Master’s Goa­tee (Roger Del­gado and Anthony Ain­ley. Mon­d­a­sitan Cyber­men (The Tenth Planet 1st Doc­tor), Venu­sian Akido (3rd Doctor)

Odd­i­ties: Missy Point­ing her umbrella as if it’s a weapon, I sus­pect that it is one. the episode starts with the Doctor’s regen­er­a­tion, if this is a three part episode end­ing with the Christ­mas spe­cial it’s a cliffhanger and a half. I found it an inter­est­ing change where the ear­lier incar­na­tion rec­og­nizes his later ver­sion before the reverse then again he had months or years to study her.

Pet Peeves: The whole time Lord Gen­der speech is less about time lords and more about SJW,

Great Quote(s) via chakoteya​.net transcripts

Much too many to list them all so we’ll set­tle for five


Jorj: Who are you?
Missy: Well, I am that mys­te­ri­ous adven­turer in all of time and space, known only as Doc­tor Who. And these are my dis­pos­ables, Expo­si­tion and Comic Relief.
Nar­dole: We’re not func­tions.
Missy: Dar­ling, those were gen­ders.
Jorj: Please, stay exactly where you are for your own safety.
Missy: He likes me. So excit­ing.
Jorj: I’m com­ing through.
Missy: Hurry, my stal­lion. And if I’m in the shower, just bring me some beans on toast. That’s
Nar­dole: Urgh.
Missy: That’s roughly human flirt­ing, isn’t it?
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The Doc­tor: I pick a sce­nario, we drop her down into it, and we see how she does.
Bill: How does that work?
The Doc­tor: Ah. We just take the Tardis for a spin and we graze for dis­tress calls. We pick a good one. Our usual Sat­ur­day.
Bill: And what if she just walks out and slaugh­ters every­one just for a laugh?
The Doc­tor: Well, I will be mon­i­tor­ing you the whole time.
Bill: Me?
The Doc­tor: Yes. You and Nar­dole. You can be her com­pan­ions. See?
Bill: Ah, nah! For­get it. Absolutely no way.
The Doc­tor: Nar­dole agreed.
Nar­dole: No, I didn’t.
The Doc­tor: You did in my head, which is good enough for me.


Razor: Do you want the good tea or the bad tea?
Bill: What’s the dif­fer­ence?
Razor: I call one good, one bad.
Bill: Er, I’ll take the good one.
Razor: Excel­lent, pos­i­tive atti­tude. Will help with the hor­ror to come.
Bill: What hor­ror?
Razor: Mainly the tea.


Missy: Oh, this is super inter­est­ing. I assumed this ship was from Earth, full of squish­able lit­tle humans, but it’s not from Earth at all, is it?
Razor: You don’t remem­ber me, do you?
Missy: Looks like an Earth-​like planet, but not Earth itself. Very Earth-​like. If plan­ets had twins
Razor: You don’t remem­ber being here before, do you?
Missy: I’ve never been here before. Will you please stop wit­ter­ing on or I’ll have to splat your brains for fin­ger paint.
Razor: Oh, you have been here before. You really can trust me on that.


Missy: Okay, lis­ten to me. I may be about to take that silly lit­tle gun away from you
Razor: He’ll never for­give you, you know, He’ll never set you free. Not when he dis­cov­ers what you did to his lit­tle friend.
Missy: I haven’t done any­thing to his silly lit­tle friend.
Razor: Oh, but I’m afraid you did. But a long time ago.


Final Ver­dict: Five stars or to put it another way, Wow!

Rank­ing of Sea­son: 1st of 10 I really had a hard time rank­ing it above Extremis but there is sim­ply too much great act­ing here to do otherwise.

1st World Enough and Time
2nd Extremis
3rd The Eaters of Light
4th The Lie of the Land
5th Empress of Mars
6th The Pyra­mid at the End of the World
7th Knock Knock
8th Oxy­gen
9th Thin Ice
10th Smile
11th The Pilot

Top 10 Rank­ing in the Capaldi Era: 2nd I’m par­tial to a happy end­ing so it couldn’t dis­lodge the Hus­bands of River Song. It was also a lit­tle hard to rank because it’s a multi part episode. It’s also kinda sad that it pushes Eater of Light off the list but I imag­ine the next two episodes might cause some move­ment on the list and boy will it be dis­ap­point­ing if it doesn’t

1st The Hus­bands of River Song
2nd World Enough and Time
3rd. Last Christ­mas
4th. The Care­taker
5th Extremis
6th. The Return of Doc­tor Mys­te­rio
7th. The Girl who Died
8th. The Witch’s Famil­iar
9th. Hell Bent
10th. Mummy on the Ori­ent Express

Summary: Will the Doctor’s Trust in Missy cost Bill her life, or has it already done so?

Plot: The Doctor decision over the objections of Bill and Nardole to let Missy play Doctor as a test to see if she’s changed get Bill’s heart literally blown away by a panicked janitor on a 400 mile long space ship next to a black hole. She taken below decks where time runs at a much faster speed to a hospital time runs at a much faster speed than the top of the ship where she is befriended by an odd man named Razor a given a cybernetic hart. Years pass as she waits for the Doctor. Will he be able to sae he from the Hospital of Horrors and for her as she waits for the Doctor, but is there an even greater danger awaiting them or maybe two.

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Writing: It seems to me that this episodes an the ones that follow are the entire reason for the seasons with the rest of it just filler. The episode is about as good as it gets and maybe even better. The mix of humor (those are genders) and horror (pain, pain) is simply amazing

Acting:: Ok Capaldi, Mackie and Lucas are all excellent but Michelle Gomez and John Simm both as Razor and the Master steal every scene they are in. Gomez’s scenes with Lucas and Mackie are great, Simm’s scenes with Mackie are better and the brief periods where Simm and Gomez are together are simply awesome.

Memorable Moments: He likes me, do you like disguises, Tea, That’s his name, this is a bad idea. Cradle Robbing, Pain

Doctor Who Flashbacks: Prime Minister (sound of the Drums last of the Time Lords) the Master’s Goatee (Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley. Mondasitan Cybermen (The Tenth Planet 1st Doctor), Venusian Akido (3rd Doctor)

Oddities: Missy Pointing her umbrella as if it’s a weapon, I suspect that it is one.  the episode starts with the Doctor’s regeneration, if this is a three part episode ending with the Christmas special it’s a cliffhanger and a half.  I found it an interesting change where the earlier incarnation recognizes his later version before the reverse then again he had months or years to study her.

Pet Peeves: The whole time Lord Gender speech is less about time lords and more about SJW,

Great Quote(s) via chakoteya.net transcripts

Much too many to list them all so we’ll settle for five


Jorj: Who are you?
Missy: Well, I am that mysterious adventurer in all of time and space, known only as Doctor Who. And these are my disposables, Exposition and Comic Relief.
Nardole: We’re not functions.
Missy:   Darling, those were genders.
Jorj:   Please, stay exactly where you are for your own safety.
Missy:  He likes me. So exciting.
Jorj:   I’m coming through.
Missy:  Hurry, my stallion. And if I’m in the shower, just bring me some beans on toast. That’s
Nardole:  Urgh.
Missy:  That’s roughly human flirting, isn’t it?
******************************************

The Doctor: I pick a scenario, we drop her down into it, and we see how she does.
Bill:  How does that work?
The Doctor:  Ah. We just take the Tardis for a spin and we graze for distress calls. We pick a good one. Our usual Saturday.
Bill:  And what if she just walks out and slaughters everyone just for a laugh?
The Doctor: Well, I will be monitoring you the whole time.
Bill:  Me?
The Doctor:  Yes. You and Nardole. You can be her companions. See?
Bill:  Ah, nah! Forget it. Absolutely no way.
The Doctor:   Nardole agreed.
Nardole:  No, I didn’t.
The Doctor:  You did in my head, which is good enough for me.


Razor: Do you want the good tea or the bad tea?
Bill:   What’s the difference?
Razor:   I call one good, one bad.
Bill:   Er, I’ll take the good one.
Razor:  Excellent, positive attitude. Will help with the horror to come.
Bill:   What horror?
Razor:   Mainly the tea.


Missy:   Oh, this is super interesting. I assumed this ship was from Earth, full of squishable little humans, but it’s not from Earth at all, is it?
Razor:  You don’t remember me, do you?
Missy:  Looks like an Earth-like planet, but not Earth itself. Very Earth-like. If planets had twins
Razor:  You don’t remember being here before, do you?
Missy:  I’ve never been here before. Will you please stop wittering on or I’ll have to splat your brains for finger paint.
Razor:  Oh, you have been here before. You really can trust me on that.


Missy:   Okay, listen to me. I may be about to take that silly little gun away from you
Razor:  He’ll never forgive you, you know, He’ll never set you free. Not when he discovers what you did to his little friend.
Missy:   I haven’t done anything to his silly little friend.
Razor:   Oh, but I’m afraid you did. But a long time ago.


Final Verdict: Five stars  or to put it another way, Wow!

Ranking of Season: 1st of 10  I really had a hard time ranking it above Extremis but there is simply too much great acting here to do otherwise.

1st World Enough and Time
2nd Extremis
3rd The Eaters of Light
4th The Lie of the Land
5th Empress of Mars
6th The Pyramid at the End of the World
7th Knock Knock
8th Oxygen
9th Thin Ice
10th Smile
11th The Pilot

Top 10 Ranking in the Capaldi Era:  2nd  I’m partial to a happy ending so it couldn’t dislodge the Husbands of River Song.  It was also a little hard to rank because it’s a multi part episode.  It’s also kinda sad that it pushes Eater of Light off the list but I imagine the next two episodes might cause some movement on the list and boy will it be disappointing if it doesn’t

1st The Husbands of River Song
2nd World Enough and Time
3rd. Last Christmas
4th. The Caretaker
5th  Extremis
6th. The Return of Doctor Mysterio
7th. The Girl who Died
8th. The Witch’s Familiar
9th. Hell Bent
10th. Mummy on the Orient Express