There are plenty of wonderful moments in The Eaters of Light
to delight fans both young and old. In an unusually lyrical script with shades of
McCoy’s popular season 26, playwright Rona Munro (of Survival fame) puts a
Doctor Who spin on the unsolved mysteries of the Pictish beast and the
disappearance of the Ninth Legion.
Meanwhile, in the background, Missy is watching on, ready to
review the Doctor’s performance when he returns. She’s a rather harsh critic: “Is
it really up to your bleeding hearts standard?” It looks like she'll be getting her chance next week to show him how it's done, but at least for this one,
Moffat and co can relax. Missy aside, the reviews are largely positive this
Ask Missy to provide six more unanswered questions and I doubt
any of ours will overlap. So whilst we leave Missy to stew over why the Doctor
didn’t arrive earlier to see the beast in full killer mode, or why Nardole is
so eager to blend in with the locals,let's take a look at some of the questions
fans are asking.
Paul Driscoll is a freelance writer and author across a range of subjects from Cult TV to religion and social policy. He is a passionate Doctor Who fan and January 2017 will see the publication of his first extended study of the series (based on Toby Whithouse's series six episode, The God Complex) in the critically acclaimed Black Archive range by Obverse Books. He is a regular writer for the fan site Doctor Who Worldwide and has contributed several essays to Watching Books' You and Who range. Recently he has branched out into fiction writing, with two short stories in the charity Doctor Who anthology Seasons of War (Chinbeard Books). Paul's work will also feature in the forthcoming Iris Wildthyme collection (A Clockwork Iris, Obverse Books) and Chinbeard Books' collection of drabbles, A Time Lord for Change.