In a Fix with the Sontarans

Doctor Who Flux: War of the Sontarans

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So in the episode the Doctor, Yaz and Dan land in the middle of the Crimean War but, instead of fighting against the Russians, the allies were fighting against Sontarans, as you do and nobody there thought that was a bit odd, almost as those this had always been the case. Then both Yaz and Dan get spiritied away from the Crimean, Dan back home to the ‘pool and Yaz to a strange location where Vinder had found himself.

This episode was pretty much centered on only a couple of locations rather than the first episode, which was everywhere at the same time. The stuff in the Crimean was rather good and it was shot really well, and you could really see the might of the Sontaran army, and wonder what sort of chance the human army actually had against such a force.

The Doctor also met Mary Seacole there. Mrs Seacole basically spent the episode as the Doctor’s assistant but it was nice that a real historical character was used, if not perhaps in the best way that they could have used her but it if it got people googling her after the episode had ended then that is fine by me.

Back in Liverpool the Sontarans appear to have taken over the whole city itself and for some reason have parked a massive spaceship right in the middle of Anfield, as they have throughout the City. Dan meets up with his mum and dad who are wandering around with a wok which they are using to whack Sonatarans with if they come across one.

Yaz meets up with Mr Williamson who has for some reason been transported to this strange place and has no idea why he is there, and then wanders off and is not seen again in the episode.

First Vinder, and then Yaz, are asked by some flying ornaments to repair something, and then Swarm and his sister, Azure, appear and it all kicks off.

This episode was slightly longer at an hour and lots happens in this episode. There were some great lines in the Liverpool sections such as the way they found out about the probic vent, and the Sontarans apparent obsession with Japanese ciusine, which made me giggle.

In fact all the scenes featuring Dan are just great and he is a really good addition to the crew. He is now the companion closet to my actual age so I can really identify with him more so than with Graham who was a lot older than me.

The Sontarans were very good here, very obsessed with war, which is how they should be portrayed. There was a nice throwaway line about Linx from the Time Warrior and this was the Sontarans at their best, in full battle mode.

We learn about a planet called Time, which the Doctor insists cannot exist. It is clearly the planet that they are all on at the end of the episode but the fact that the Doctor says that it cannot exist, but clearly does that is in the intriguing thing about this episode.

I am certainly looking forwarding to next week episode.

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