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Doctor Who Flux: Chapter Two: War Of The Sontarans by Chris Chibnall

November 7, 2021 | By | Reply More

Now, where we were? Ah yes, the end of the universe. No time given but it must be pretty disruptive to the futures and pasts as the Doctor knows them. It must certainly do something to the multiple story threads in the opening episode. I mean, the Sontarans barely got a mention and now they are out en force.

The Sontarans like horses.

The universe is now in a state of flux, not even sure if its going to end or not when the TARDIS arrives in 1855 and the Crimean War, except the British forces are not facing the Russians but the Sontaran forces and easily outmatched. Both Dan and Yaz vanish with the Doctor promising to find them both and she getting her information from Mary Seacole, who finds the Time Lord a bit outlandish but willing to help.

Dan arrives back in the present and the Earth under occupation by Sontaran forces, with his parents part of the resistance. His friendly, all right, less than friendly Lupari there to help, the pair of them seek to beat the Sontarans.

Yaz initially appears in 1820 and then captured by the other enemies. You have to check the credits for what they are and not sure just what their motivations are but they need both Yaz and that solitary future sentry from the space station to do some repairs, excuse me, repair for the Mori.

As usual, the Doctor sorts things out, although the fate of the Sontarans has a similarity to ‘The Christmas Invasion’. Should never let humans keep explosives, Doctor.

The Doctor kills a Sontaran with a catapult.

Hope there aren’t too many spoilers there but I’ve kept things in the broadest sense but you’ll have to watch for all the details. Whoever said the end of the universe would be easy?

There’s a lot of action going on throughout. Effectively, the Doctor, Dan and the Lupari sort out one crisis before being thrown into another. Don’t forget, this is a 6 part mini-series and still all the players have yet to reveal themselves. I mean, I’m still wondering about Yaz’ brief visit to 1820. The only way to find out is see what happens next in seven days. It’ll certainly make it easier to analyse just what is going on, more so as the Sontarans were only a diversion and not the real threat.

GF Willmetts

07 November 2021

Category: Doctor Who

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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