“I don’t care if we’re in orbit, this place stinks – literally and metaphorically!”
“The mystery of the missing library books? It seems absurd!”
Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Bernice Summerfield and…Cthulhu?!?
“What happened here?”
“Look up. Once the clouds have parted, then you’ll see.”
“See what? What am I looking for? Is that…”
“Nothing. Literally nothing. The anomaly has been consuming everything in its path, light, matter, time, all of it’s been devoured. Even the timelines have been distended…a black hole, growing larger by the moment.”
It’s been quite some time since I’ve approached the series known as Gallifrey.
“You’re different, somehow.”
“That’s because you’re lying on the floor.”
“I’m examining the floor…a-ha! As I thought. There’s nothing archaeologically significant about this floor…now I’ll have a cocktail, and put an umbrella in it with a question mark handle.”
Benny’s back, but it’s not quite what you’d expect. And while there are strong echoes of the woman we’d only recently left in the excellent Missing Persons, longtime fans may well be caught blindsided by the changes.