your top 5 requests
1 Though not the unanimous request we were expecting, the return of The Master was atop many people’s lists. “More Missy please,” says Rob Monfea. “The Psychotic Mary Poppins was one of the stand out things from this season.” While Neil Finlay adds, “Michelle Gomez is strangely alluring. It’s quite disconcerting fancying the Master.”
The Search For Gallifrey
2 After “The Day Of The Doctor” there was surprise the hunt for Gallifrey wasn’t more integral to series eight – something you’d like rectified. “The search for Gallifrey needs to be the series arc. There has been so much emotional investment in this since the return of the series that it needs to have a payoff,” says Justin Webb.
Make It More Alien
3 Tony Bufton says, “A non- Earth- resident companion is a must. We need to go back to the Doctor travelling the galaxy.” David Stephens has a great idea for a returning companion, meanwhile: “I always hoped Missy would be a peed- off Romana, let’s bring her back.”
4 “Dark Water”/“Death In Heaven” aside, series eight lacked cliffhangers. “More two- parters. I hate waiting a week to see what’s gonna happen next, but they do allow for greater storytelling opportunities,” says Scott Henry.
5 Series eight had one big name director in Ben Wheatley, but Mark Thomas Langdon wants to see the show go even bigger for series nine. “I’m eager for the proposed Peter Jackson episode. With The Hobbit finished he should be able to fit one in at some point next year. Fingers crossed!” Romana Emilia Fox
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