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The Pyramid at the End of the World

The Monks have arrived on Earth, and they’re seeking our approval. But will our reviewer give it unconditionally?

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BROADCAST Saturday 27 May 2017

Looking for a mandate from the people, the Monks have parked up at a busy junction. “We must be wanted,” they tell us from their battle bus. “We must be loved. To rule through fear is inefficient.”

You can see what I’m doing here, but it’s rather thrilling that Peter Harness and Steven Moffat’s story aired in the final fortnight of a General Election campaign. Unless they’re also modelling the future, we can safely assert neither had any reason to think this would be the case when they were collaborating on the script. Nor even when the story went into production. It means any lampooning we think we can identify within is absolutely inadvertent. Even the way those freaky friars are foisting a snap decision upon the populace, namely, “Do you consent?”

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Contents include: • Exclusive previews of the next four episodes of the 2017 series of Doctor Who – The Lie of the Land, Empress of Mars, The Eaters of Light, and World Enough and Time. Plus, interviews writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Toby Whithouse and Rona Munro. • Showrunner Steven Moffat answers reader's questions. • A look into how one of the original Ice Warrior helmets from the1960s has survived to the present day. • An in-depth interview with Jamie Mathieson, who reveals the secrets behind the writing of episode 5, Oxygen. • Part Two of the new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill: The Soul Garden, by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty. • Reviews of the latest episodes, Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World. • The Fact of Fiction delves into the 1967 story The Macra Terror. • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher's column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!
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