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November 14th, 2018 13 comments

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Synopsis – Series 11 Episode Ten The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets.

Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux?

The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.



  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    November 16th, 2018 - 11:26am

    Well they say good things come to those who wait. So maybe the final episode will be more like Doctor Who, rather than this light weight over indulgent pc agenda driven non escapism.

  • Blungering Hinklesburn

    November 16th, 2018 - 12:55am

    Doctor Stu – could it not all be, for example, some ancient, untranslatable language?

    Ranskoor Av Kolos = Skaro.

    Ux = Daleks.

    I am indeed only wildly speculating, but I enjoy wildly speculating. It’s a good way to pass the time now and again, and sometimes (not often of course) I manage to tap into something.

    That could or could not be the case here. Not a clue. I promise you, my hopes of being correct are not set at any great height at all.

  • Doctor Stu

    November 15th, 2018 - 10:33pm

    Yeh it’s not Skaro, even if you can make Skaro twice from the letters what would that even mean as a planet name, why would it be an anagram? There’d be no reason for it. And if it was a clever plan to avoid detection why allow the letters of Skaro to be in there….twice? It’s just wishful thinking you’re all going to be disappointed if you get your hopes up this high

  • Anonymous

    November 15th, 2018 - 9:38pm

    I wouldn’t get too excited!

  • TheFanatic

    November 15th, 2018 - 8:03pm

    In reference to the earlier comment about Skaro, the planet they’re on gives me some Genesis battlefield vibes. Maybe it’s just because they’re in a quarry, but it just seems too coincidental.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    November 15th, 2018 - 1:19am

    All for new monsters as well. ArtInventor.Just as long as they add something to the table like the golden oldies when new did. When somethings created in sci-fi especially it’s extremely rarely that that anyone really knows if it will take off. After all Sidney Newman before he came to love them to bits for their viewing power originally HATED the Daleks.

  • Blungering Hinklesburn

    November 14th, 2018 - 11:13pm

    This may or may not mean anything, but you can spell “Skaro” twice over from that title.

    Coincidence or design, me wonders? (Could very easily be coincidence of course).

  • ArtInventor

    November 14th, 2018 - 9:48pm

    One of my main goals in life is not only to become a Doctor Who concept Artist but to become a Doctor Who story writer as well. Unlike Chibnall I plan to have many fan favourite monsters and characters returning so hopefully If I get the dream job I can produce stories fans will love

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    November 14th, 2018 - 8:12pm

    Judging by the series so far, I don’t expect a fitting finale. At the moment Doctor Who is better on Saturday nights on the ‘Drama’ channel from 7.00pm. They are re-showing Series 2, David Tennant’s first series again. Two episodes every Saturday night. They are much much better than the so-called Doctor Who we get today. I suggest Chibnall watches them. Just to remind him how good Doctor Who can and should be.

  • The Prydonian

    November 14th, 2018 - 4:48pm

    This is totally subjective but I really dislike the names this season. They sound like Star Trek nothing like Doctor Who. The Ux, Stenza etc really don’t like them. I can’t be bothered to type the planet from the finale. What happened to quality wordsmithing like The Peking Homonculus, Taren Capel, Magnus Greel, etc. Evocative stuff and lurid melodramatic ep titles ? Now we have episodes that sound like the Big Bang theory

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    November 14th, 2018 - 3:48pm

    Remains of a brutal battlefield? A deadly reckoning? I’m certainly intrigued. I’m hoping for something on a grander scale here.

  • Doctor Stu

    November 14th, 2018 - 9:02am

    Unless the Ux are at war with the Daleks, do I care? The Ux are the good guys and the big baddie are going to be the Stenza otherwise why give them a mention in the second episode. It’s the Shadow Kin effect where the writer thinks he’s got a big baddie that everyone loves and so brings them back in an attempt to enter them into the legendary monster books alongside Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans and Weeping Angels. I just want a Dalek

  • the ergon

    November 14th, 2018 - 8:36am

    I had heard about the ux with the teaser clues just before the series started. I really hope this finale delivers the goods.