Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Doctor Who - Series 6 Part 2 Radio Times Guide

Radio Times already covered the first half of the season back in April and with the second half due to air Saturday, here's a rundown of what to expect from it ...

6x08: Let's Kill Hitler

Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Richard Senior

If you've read the many reviews out for this episode already, then the depiction of Hitler might amuse or disappoint you, depending on your temperament in relation to the Fuhrer. Either way, this episode will have it's dramatic moments but will also be seeped in rich comedy as the Doctor is still looking for Melody, Amy and Rory return to the TARDIS with their volatile friend Mels and somewhere in between war criminals and assassins known as the Tesselecta, River also appears. Also expect to see flashbacks of younger Amy, Rory and Mels too.

6x09: Night Terrors

Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Richard Clark

Originally this was titled What Are Little Boys Made Of? Originally it was also meant to air during the first half of Season 6 and originally, it was also supposed to be a companion-lite story. Mark Gatiss serves up a scary delight as a nervous boy named George sees himself terrorised by giant dolls known as Peg Dolls and it's up the TARDIS team to stop them. This episode also features Ashes To Ashes actor Daniel Mays as Alex and this episode isn't the only contribution Mark Gatiss makes in the second half of the series.

6x10: The Girl Who Waited

Written by Tom McRae
Directed by Nick Hurran

Want an episode that's going to be quite the tour de force for Amy Pond? Apparently, this is exactly what you'll get in this episode from Rise Of The Cybermen/The Age Of Steel scribe, Tom McRae. This episode has quite the time travelling twists, menacing robots called the Handbots and also delves into the theme of something possibly going wrong, considering that the Doctor has been in Amy and Rory's lives longer than he intended to.

6x11: The God Complex

Written by Toby Whithouse
Directed by Nick Hurran

Toby Whithouse strikes again but instead of Krillitanes and Saturnynes, this time around the action is set in a spooky hotel, which lures people to their demise while playing on their fears. With the Doctor, Amy and Rory, it's definitely going to have a lot to go on. David Walliams plays an alien mole creature called Gibbis and it's this episode that may be featuring appearances from Amelia, Weeping Angels and Daleks to name a few.

6x12: Closing Time

Written by Gareth Roberts
Directed by Steve Hughes

You have to admire The Lodger. What could've been a filler comedy episode last year ended up being a sweet little story that only went and generated itself a follow up story. James Corden is back as Craig and the former flatmate of the Doctor's life has changed a lot since last year. This is also the episode where the Cybermen get a proper story this year too. And the Doctor working in a department store should provide some laughs too.

6x13: The Wedding Of River Song

Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Jeremy Webb

Why not? We've seen Donna/Shaun and Amy/Rory marry in the previous two seasons, so River getting her own wedding episode isn't the biggest shocker, is it? Well, this episode contains lines like: 'I don't want to marry you/I don't want to murder you', the return of Madame Kovarian, Churchill, appearances from Simon Callow and Mark Gatiss, possible exits for Amy and Rory and all manners of time displacement. As well as resolving some of River's story, it will resolve the Doctor's death saga as well as another face off with the Silence too and end on something that will lead into the next series.

Season 6 Part 2 airs on BBC1 and BBCAmerica from August 27th.


Guada GN said...

Dude, I can´t hardly wait! :)

Paul Kelly said...

Possible exits for Amy and Rory? Both have signed up for season seven, haven't they?

shawnlunn2002 said...

Guada - Me too. Looks brilliant.
Paul - I say possible because even though Amy/Rory are in Series 7, I'm not sure if they'll be back as regulars. Then again, they might be. We should know more by finale time (or sooner perhaps).