Welcome to Time Lord Eleven

Hello and welcome to Time Lord Eleven, the up to date Doctor Who information site! Here you can find: features, news, reviews, competitions and information on the time travelling TV show. Remember, this website may contain spoilers... and fezzes! Join the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River as they travel through the universe, battling countless monsters along the way. Please refrain from using inappropriate language as this is a friendly website with a good reputation.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Episode Eight Title and Details

Hello. After the mid-series finale and cliffhanger, the concluding episode, Episode Eight, will be broadcast three months after A Good Man Goes to War. Episode Eight has been a bit of a mystery as not many episode details have been released. However, a lot of that has changed! the title for Episode Eight has been released! Before you read it, you have been warned: it is very random, funny and quite weird. Here it is. The title of Episode Eight is:
Quite surprising, isn't it. It would link in with other details that have been released in the past as there are motorcycles and Germans running out of a building in their underwear. You won't get this anywhere else but on Doctor Who!

New Pages (Update)

UPDATE - Who Reviews Page added.

Hello. As most of you will have noticed, above the articles, new pages have popped up. So what are they? This is a guide to help you understand the site better.

Here you will find the news, updates, articles and polls.

Here you will find all the information you need on the episodes in Series Six including the Fourth Dimension messages, broadcast dates and synopses.

Here you will find info, stats and pictures of the time-travelling, bowtie-wearing alien.

Here you will find all the information you need on the Doctor's current companions, Amy Pond, Rory Pond and River Song.

Here you will find competitions that you can enter by emailing me your entries at timelordeleven@gmail.com.

Here you can find links to reviews for Doctor Who episodes and Doctor Who related books and games written by me.

Here you can find a list of different plots sent in to be displayed on this page. Send in your summaries of Doctor Who stories at timelordeleven@gmail.com for them to be shown here.

Here you will find a list of Doctor Who related websites that give regular news and interviews.

I hope this enables your experience on Time Lord Eleven to be enhanced.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Who Review 001 - The Impossible Astronaut

Hello! Before I start, I would like to thank everybody for reading Time Lord Eleven, as it has reached over 1000 views! This is the Who Review 001: The Impossible Astronaut. Who Reviews are exclusive to Time Lord Eleven and will be coming up in the future: episode reviews, book reviews and game reviews will all be covered.

The first episode of Doctor Who Series Six was, of course, the Impossible Astronaut. At the time we didn't know how it was impossible, but then ten minutes in, we saw something that shocked all of the viewers - the death of the Doctor. The episode gave us shocks from the Silence, President Nixon getting some strange phone calls, River showing the Doctor that she can fly the TARDIS better than him (again) and a mysterious little girl needing some help. To start off, here's the official synopsis:

Four envelopes, numbered two, three and four – each containing a date, time and map reference, unsigned, but TARDIS blue – begin the latest series of the time-travelling adventures. Who sent them? And who received the missing number one?

This strange summons reunites The Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song in the middle of the Utah desert and unveils a terrible secret that The Doctor's friends must never reveal to him.
Placing his life entirely in their hands, The Doctor agrees to search for the recipient of the fourth envelope. Just who is Canton Everett Delaware the Third? And what is the relevance of their only other clue: "Space 1969"? Their quest lands them in the Oval Office, where they are enlisted by President Nixon himself to assist enigmatic former FBI agent Canton in saving a terrified little girl from a mysterious spaceman.
In my opinion, the episode certainly lived up to its expectations. The plot was well thought out and delivered well, the actors and actresses played their parts brilliantly and the Silence - well what can I say? Definitely the scariest and best Doctor Who monster to date. I will go on to say what I thought entirely of the episode later on but for now I'll talk about the plot.

The episode starts with a funny scene involving the Doctor and some Edwardian men involving the Doctor being completely naked. Amy and Rory discover this and they talk about it. It seems to them that the Doctor is trying to get himself noticed in history, especially when he waves at them from a Laurel and Hardy video. Amy finds a mysterious blue envelope with a time, date and map reference inside (as mentioned in the synopsis) and then they travel to America where they meet the Stetson-wearing Doctor and River Song, who also got a TARDIS blue invitation. They all go for a picnik where the Doctor says they are going to 'Space 1969', of course. It's about time the Doctor went to the Moon!

Anyway, during the picnik, Amy sees a mysterious figure in the desert but when she looks away she can't remember it. Creepy. Then, the impossible Astronaut appears out of the water. Someone else waves at the Doctor and he goes to the astronaut. After talking with it, the astronaut shoots the Doctor! He begins to regenerate but is shot again before he can. The trio run forward to the body of the Doctor but they realise he is dead. An old man confirms this, tells them he is called Canton Everett Delaware the Third and gives them some gasoline - never a good sign. They cremate the Doctor and send him out to sea. They then go to a diner and find that the Doctor invited the Doctor to the Doctor's death (confusing, I know)! Amy, Rory and River then realise that the Stetson-wearing  So they talk and they go to find Canton Everett Delaware the Third. He was fired from the FBI because he wanted to marry someone. They land in the Oval Office in the White House whilst Canton and President Nixon are talking. The Doctor cloaks the TARDIS, goes and gets caught. River shows she can control the TARDIS better and takes off the cloak quickly. The three come out and the Doctor is allowed five minutes to show where a little girl is calling the President from.

As the Doctor looks at the maps, Amy sees an alien in the corridor - a Silent. After looking away, Amy feels a bit sick and so goes to the toilet. Inside she finds a Silent, standing there. Another woman comes out of one of the cubicles and looks at the Silent. A comical scene follows as the woman remembers and forgets the Silent. The Silent then takes advantage of the electricity in the bathroom and harnesses it to electrocute the woman! Amy is horrified and takes a picture of it for future reference. The Silent then tells her:
"Tell the Doctor what he must know and what he must never know!"
A bit cryptic the first time you hear but I guess that what he must never know is that he is killed and what he must know... there's a lot of things he must know to be honest. Anyway, she runs out of the toilet and forgets the whole thing. So she goes back to the Oval Office feeling even better than before.

When she gets back, the Doctor knows where the girl is and President Nixon gets another phone call. The little girl says that the 'spaceman' is here and that its going to eat her. The Doctor, Amy, Rory, River and Canton run into the TARDIS to help the little girl. They arrive quickly and come out. The Doctor explains that Jefferson Adams Hamilton (what Nixon had thought the girl's name was) was actually the names of roads. They arrive and walk through the building and we discover that they are being watched by the mysterious astronaut...

The five of them discover a room with alien technology in it. There is a table resembling a surgeon's bed with alien gunk attached to tubes. Not very nice. They then discover boxes of space helmets, space suits and things like that. Amy and River inspect the surgeon's-table-bed and discuss the astronaut. Amy tries to convince River that if they were to kill the astronaut in 1969 then it couldn't kill the Doctor in 2011. River explains that if they killed it then, they wouldn't be able to travel to 1969 where they killed the astronaut, creating a paradox. River then discovers a tunnel. When she goes down, she discovers it is full of the Silence and escapes quickly. Of course, she forgets she saw them all so she tells the Doctor it's clear to go down. River and Rory then go down again to explore. They find a door and River tries to open it. River and Rory then talk about how the Doctor's life is backwards compared to River's and how she must reveal her secret to the Doctor. After a while, they unlock the door and go inside. In the room is a TARDIS similar to the one in the Lodger above Craig Owen's flat. She investigates the TARDIS and tells Rory to keep a look out. Light flashes and River calls out to Rory as he is about to get electrocuted.

Meanwhile, on the surface, while Canton, Amy and the Doctor are inspecting the alien equipment, the little girl shouts out for help. The trio run to the voice as Amy tries to tell the Doctor something important. Canton runs ahead as the Doctor tells Amy there's no time. When the two time travellers reach Canton, he's unconscious. Amy and the Doctor try to help him. Then, without warning, Amy reveals that she is pregnant. Suddenly, footsteps are heard. The astronaut walks into view. In a moment of protection and weakness, Amy grabs Canton's gun and shoots the astronaut as it lifts its visor. The Doctor shouts at her to stop but it is too late. The astronaut is shot and the little girl inside is scared...

Overall, I loved the episode. It was a great way to start off the series and it was very funny at times. The plot was imaginative and well thought out, even if it did drag itself out for a long time. The death at the beginning was shocking - hardly any of the viewers were expecting it! I know I wasn't. I thought that Rory had more of an important role in the episode, too. In the last series he was almost a third wheel for the Doctor and Amy but he has become a full companion. River is as mysterious as always and I liked how Rory and River had their first one-to-one conversation. Canton Everett Delaware the Third is an excellent character and fits in with the rest of the TARDIS Crew very well. In fact, all of the characters were displayed well - the Doctor is as mad as ever and Amy is funny and ready for action.

The Silence, as I have mentioned previously, are my new favourite monster. The idea of when you look away from one, you forget it was there is ingenious and it is definitely up there with other Steven Moffat creations such as the Vashta Nerada and the Weeping Angels. Their electricity usage is also creative and scary, not to mention a bit cliche. The interaction between the characters was engaging and sometimes very funny! The scenes in the Utah desert were expertly filmed and the scenes at the junction of Jefferson, Adams and Hamilton were scary and chilling. On the subject of the junction, it was a very clever way to find it. Steven Moffat clearly has a great mind!

Although there were many advantages to the episode, there were some disadvantages. I would have liked to have seen more action. The episode was mostly character-driven and although I do like this, I prefer the Classic Who of running down cramped corridors being chased by a monster, alien or mutation. And, I would have liked to have seen more from the Silence. They only made three, quite brief, appearances and only one of those appearances involved any electrocution. Also, the scene involving the electrocution was quite comical. I would have prefered to have more of a serious tone to it.

So, there you have it. The Impossible Astronaut sent us all into great confusion. And the next episode only gets you more confused...

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Reviews Coming Soon...

UPDATE - the dates have been changed slightly.

Hello. Many Doctor Who sites have their own Doctor Who reviews and I think it's time Time Lord Eleven did so as well! For the next week, once a day, reviews of the episodes will be posted. A Review Page will be published and links to the reviews will be put on the Episode Page. So here's a list of the days and reviews that will be posted:

Monday 30th May 2011 -> The Impossible Astronaut

Tuesday 31st May 2011 -> Day of the Moon

Wednesday 1st May 2011 -> The Curse of the Black Spot

Thursday 2nd June 2011 -> The Doctor's Wife

Friday 3rd June 2011 -> The Rebel Flesh

Saturday 4th June 2011 -> The Almost People

Sunday 5th June 2011 ->  A Good Man Goes to War

You'll be reading the first review for The Almost People later today. The review for A Good Man Goes to War will be posted after the episode is broadcast.

Amy's Child Hints

Hello. At the moment, Amy is giving birth to a child. The Sunday Times have given some hints to what the child is called and some other minor details: 
Amy now has a baby, but she and Melody are held captive in the season finale by panto-style villainess Madame Kovarian (Frances Barber). So the Doctor recruits a posse for a battle River Song calls his “darkest hour”. There are bewildering moments, but plenty of fun, too and an arresting denouement.
A while ago, a BIG spoiler was given (that may not necessarily be of any interest) that River was Amy's daughter. If Amy's child is called Melody, it could be a bit like this:

Melody Pond (Amy's child's name)
Pond Melody (Amy's child's name switched round)
River Melody (Pond is substituted by River - they are both water sources)
River Song (Melody is substituted by Song - a melody is a tune or song)

Could this be possible? Only time will tell...

Has Amy Leaked a Secret to the Doctor?

Hello. After thinking about it (and re-watching the episode many times) I have realised that Amy has made a terrible mistake. You can click here to watch the episode as some time references will be given.

Play the episode from 14:17. This section is when the 'Clone Doctor' is outside and Amy follows him to talk to him. The dialogue is like this:

Amy Pond: I'm sorry. What I said about you being almost the Doctor, it's just... it's just really hard because I've been through so much with him. I've even seen... I've, I've even seen this... can you die? If you really are the same then you can die, be killed and I might've seen that happen.

Pause the episode here. As you can see, the Doctor's face is worried and concerned as if he has been given bad news.

Doctor: Why?

Amy Pond: Why? Because you invited us to see it! Your death!

Bearing in mind the Doctor and the Clone Doctor changed shoes.
Therefore, Amy just told the real Doctor that he was going to die and that he invited them to see it!

A Good Man Goes to War Trailer Breakdown

Hello. The trailer for A Good Man Goes to War has been released on the official Doctor Who website. You can see it here, but in the mean time, I will post a breakdown of the trailer here. WARNING! Contains spoilers! Do not read if you have not watched the Almost People and you do not know what the cliffhanger leading into A Good Man Goes to War is.

River Song in her cell in Stormcage.
"This is the day he finds out who I am."

Someone talks to the Doctor and he looks worried.
"My friend, you have never risen higher."

A group of soldiers (UNIT? The Army?) are being briefed by a soldier.

"On this day, in this place..."

"...The Doctor will fall!"
Madam Kovarian walks down a piped corridor with soldiers running behind her.

The Cybermen confront someone - Rory the Roman? The Doctor? The background looks similar to the promotional picture released a while ago for the mid-series finale.

Someone running away from green lasers. To me, it looks like Captain Avery without a hat, as he is confirmed to appear.

The Doctor runs down a corridor quickly; is he being pursued or is he running to something or someone?

Rory asks someone (Madam Kovarian?) an important question.
"Where is my wife?"

A battleship in the sky with a large asteroid behind it. Is it the asteroid of Demons Run?

The hooded figures from the Prequel have laser swords? That can't be good news.

Rory begins to fight someone - the hooded figures?

The colonel shouts loudly. What has gone wrong?

The Doctor spins round in a circle like an aeroplane. Random...

Amy holds her baby tightly.

The Doctor is very angry.
"The child is not a weapon!"

Madam Kovarian responds on a hologram.
"She will be."

Amy screams Rory's name desperately. He turns to hear the voice.

The trailer ends there.

What do you think? Do you have any theories? Post your ideas in the comment box below.

A Good Man Goes to War Promotional Pictures

Hello. After yesterday's sensational episode, promotional pictures for next week's episode, A Good Man Goes to War, have been released. They don't tell us much but they still get you excited for the epicness of the episode. Let's take a look:

Rory has found Amy, but what are they looking at?

The Silurians are back!

Rory and the Sontaran general Commander Strax working together? It could only be Doctor Who.

Rory, Amy and River are surrounding a cot. Notice the Gallifreyan-like markings on the cot.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

The Almost People Cliffhanger Breakdown

Hello. The cliffhanger to the Almost People must have left a lot of you very, very, VERY confused! Luckily, I am here to help you understand what's going on at each point of the episode. So let's get started:

Jennifer has escaped... and she seeks revenge.

The Doctor, Amy and Rory discover a hideous monster...

It's a mutated Jennifer!

The Doctor, Amy, Rory and the workers run away from Jennifer. The Doctor finds the TARDIS.

With another worker dead, the TARDIS appears.

The Clone Doctor and Ganger Cleaves hold the door whilst everyone else climbs into the TARDIS.

The Clone Doctor and Cleves melt Jennifer and themselves.

The Doctor treats Cleaves and removes her blood clot. The Doctor drops off all of the workers to their rightful places. Cleaves and another worker enter a room to say that her company has told the world that the situation is over but that the situation has only just begun. The two enter, and that's when everything goes wrong... and confusing.

"Breathe, Pond, breathe."
"Why? Oh!"
Amy begins to have pains in her stomach and the Doctor and Rory take her into the TARDIS.

The Doctor explains that she is having contractions and that she is going into labour.

But that can't be true.

She has no bump from the baby.

The Doctor then explains that he wasn't going to bring them and that he was going to drop them back on Earth for fish and chips, but 'stuff' got in the way.

"I scanned the Flesh to block the signal."
"The signal to what?"
"The signal to you."
Something very strange is going on with Amy...

When asked to step away from Amy, Rory says no. The Doctor tells him that he needs to do it and that he needs to stand away.

Rory backs away reluctantly. It seems to Amy like the two closest men in her life are turning their backs on her.

Amy is frightened - incredibly frightened.

The Doctor says that she was not actually there for a long, long time. He points the sonic screwdriver at her...

...and she melts into white liquid Flesh! She was a Ganger all along!

After the Ganger Amy melts, the real Amy wakes up in a white bed.

A hatch opens above her head.

Madam Kovarian looks down at her:
"Well dear, you're ready to pop, aren't you? Little one's on its way."
Is she a midwife?

Amy looks down.

She is clearly nine months pregnannt, going into labour!

Madam Kovarian tells her to push. Amy screams.

To be continued...