Doctor Who zone launches in BBC’s Nightfall game

Young gamers can now transport themselves inside the iconic world of Doctor Who for a limited time in Nightfall, the BBC’s online multiplayer game.

Nightfall’s REM Zone 2 has been transformed until Tuesday 29 September, and it’s up to Nightfallers to work together and keep the Doctor’s most infamous villains – the Daleks – at bay.

The free-to-play game gives players the chance to claim new outfits and style their Nightfaller as Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, or as one of the Doctor’s long-standing enemies, the Cybermen. Once they’ve unlocked the outfits, they’ll be able to keep them forever.

In Nightfall, players control a version of themselves that exists in their dreams – a Nightfaller. Their purpose: to work with other Nightfallers and defend the Dream from Nightmares, made up of worries from the waking world.

The Doctor Who takeover of REM Zone 2 is one of five REM zones available within the game, hosting up to 20 players across them at a time. Nightfall is being continuously updated and this time-limited feature is the latest in a series of collaborations with BBC brands, with more coming soon.

Rachel Bardill, executive editor, BBC Children’s says: “Nightfall puts collaboration before competition, and this new Doctor Who zone is an exciting addition, transporting children inside the world of the Doctor to unite and take on the Daleks together. It’s especially important now for kids to connect when they’re apart from friends and classmates, and Nightfall is bringing them together in an online dream world to help defeat Nightmares.”

The Doctor Who zone is available until Tuesday 29 September. Download Nightfall now for iOS, Android and Amazon devices, or play online here.

Dalek tells humans to stay home

A Dalek has been spotted ordering people to stay indors.

Most of the UK is currently on a government-ordered lockdown as part of a national effort to save lives, although there are some members of the public who’ve been disregarding the guidelines this weekend, due to unseasonabily warm weather.

A video posted on Twitter has shown a Dalek, roaming the street in a countryside village.

As people have been so blatantly flouting the guidelines, I think we need Nicholas Briggs to redub this video with the official voice of the Daleks.

Episode 224: Series 12

In which two angry men, talk to one heavily medicated man, about the last three episodes of series 12 of Doctor Who. The trio discuss the strange times of Covid 19 and the recent positivity its brought about within the Doctor Who fandom. Which saw the likes of Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and, Matt Smith join Twitter for a Doctor Who watch along. Episodes Included Rose, Day of the doctor, Vincent & The Doctor and, The eleventh hour.

Steven Moffat wrote a new short video, featuring Dan Starky reprising his role as Strax. Russell T Davies released a prequel and sequel to ‘Rose’. The prequel was written long before the concept of The War Doctor, was introduced by Steven Moffat. It featured the regeneration of Paul McGann’s incarnation of The Doctor, into Christopher Eccleston’s

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Episode 223: Doctor Who-Praxeus and can you hear me?

Martyn, Sam, and Chris are back. On episode 223 of The Bad WIlf Podcast, they discuss the Doctor Who episodes “Praxeus” and “Can you hear me?”.

In Praxeus, The Doctor and her companions investigate a bacterium that covers human bodies in a crystalline substance before disintegrating them. Aided by ex-police officer Jake, blogger Gabriela, and medical researcher Suki, they find Jake’s husband Adam in the early stages and take him to Suki’s lab to evaluate while Yaz and Gabriela explore the site where they found Jake, eventually finding a teleport to an alien location. The Doctor determines the bacterium is drawn to microplastics. Suki reveals she is from an alien race devastated by the bacterium they called Praxeus, and had come to Earth to evaluate it further for a cure. While the Doctor finds a cure for humans, using a willing Adam to test it, it cannot stop Praxeus from affecting Suki and soon disintegrates her. Travelling to Yaz’ location, they find they are under the Indian Ocean garbage patch, where Suki’s ship is located. They load the ship’s reserves with the antidote and set the ship to self-destruct in the atmosphere to disperse it, but Jake willingly pilots the vessel when the autopilot fails. The Doctor materialises the TARDIS around Jake, saving him moments before the explosion. With Praxeus stopped, the Doctor suggests Jake, Adam, and Gabriela travel the world together.

In ‘Can you hear me?’ The Doctor returns her companions home, where they simultaneously begin to experience supernatural events. Graham sees visions of an imprisoned girl telling him to find her, Ryan sees a mysterious figure cause his friend to vanish, and Yaz sees an unfamiliar woman among memories of her past. The Doctor, still in the TARDIS, receives a signal from 14th century Aleppo, where she meets a young woman named Tahira, a mental patient. Following their strange experiences, the companions contact the Doctor, who uses Graham’s visions to track the source of the nightmares. They are led to a ship in the future piloted by Zellin, who claims to be immortal and omnipotent.[4] After putting the companions and Tahira out of action, Zellin uses the Doctor’s instincts to free the imprisoned girl, Rakaya, another immortal being like himself, who has been feeding on their dreams. The Doctor tricks Zellin and Rakaya back into their imprisonment. Yaz repays an old debt to a police officer she met three years earlier.

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Episode 220: Doctor Who-Spyfall 1+2

Happy New Year!

In our first episode of 2020, Martyn, Chris and Sam discuss the first two episodes of series 12 of Doctor Who ‘Spyfall’.

Spyfall is the two-part premiere of the twelfth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 1 January 2020, and concluded on 5 January 2020. It was written by showrunner and executive producer Chris Chibnall. The first episode was directed by Jamie Magnus Stone, and the second by Lee Haven Jones.

In the episodes, the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her companions Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh), Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), and Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) are enlisted by MI6 to investigate a format agent and alien threat. The episodes mark the return of the Master, as well as the return of Gallifrey, the Doctor’s home planet.

The two episodes were watched by 6.89 and 6.07 million viewers respectively and received generally positive reviews from critics.

Martyn discusses Sounds of thunder SOFT annual 2019. Follow them on Twitter.

Sam has launched a Facebook page and a Youtube channel.

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Episode 197: A Few Chibs more

In which Martyn goes solo, to review what’s left of Doctor Who-series 11.

The eleventh series of Doctor Who began its initial run on 7 October 2018 and consists of ten episodes.

The series is the first to be led by Chris Chibnall as head writer and executive producer, alongside executive producers Matt Strevens and Sam Hoyle.



The series introduces Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, with Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole playing her companions.

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Episode 196: The good, the bad and The Chib

Bad Wilf is back! In this exciting instalment, Martyn and Gerrod discuss life, work, holidays and the Doctor Who series 11 episodes, The woman who fell to Earth, Ghost monument and, Rosa.

The eleventh series of Doctor Who began its initial run on 7 October 2018, and will consist of ten episodes. The series is the first to be led by Chris Chibnall as head writer and executive producer, alongside executive producers Matt Strevens and Sam Hoyle.



The series introduces Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, with Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole playing her companions.

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Steven Moffat steps down 

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been tweeting for the past few months that I expected Steven Moffat to step down after series 10 and, that Chris Chibnall would replace him. I also said there would be no full series in 2016, as the BBC where keen to move Doctor Who away from the Autumn, where Strictly come dancing forces the show to broadcast after 8:30pm, which has received many complaints and has caused viewing figures to dip slightly. This move would also allow Chibnall time to finish on Broadchurch and allow him to shadow Moffat, before taking the reigns in 2018.

Well, this evening The official Doctor Who Twitter account revealed that Steven Moffat, is indeed stepping down after the show’s tenth series, which will air in 2017 and, Chris Chibnall of Broadchurch fame, is going to be taking his place.

No, I can’t give you tonight’s lottery numbers. But, my other prediction was that series 10 won’t have a full time companion and that Capaldi would leave with Moffat, allowing the new show runner to start a fresh. 

A lot of people have been speculating that the next Doctor will be a woman. Honestly, I’d have no problem with that. But, with a new show runner, a new companion and a new Doctor it will be played as safely as possible. I guarantee you the next Doctor will be a white male, aged late twenties-early thirties. 

Episode 07: The Hungry Earth & Cold blood

The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood get discussed.

In the episodes, the Eleventh Doctor—a time-traveling alien played by Matt Smith—and his companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) land in Wales in 2020, where a drilling operation headed by Nasreen Chaudhry (Meera Syal) is drilling deep into the earth and disrupting a civilisation of Silurians who dwell beneath the earth. The Silurians cause holes to open in the earth, one of which consumes Amy. The Doctor and Rory capture one Silurian, Alaya (Neve McIntosh), and the Doctor instructs Rory and a local family to not harm Alaya, as it could spark a war. He then takes Nasreen in the TARDIS to the Silurian civilisation to rescue Amy and kidnapped locals Mo (Alun Raglan) and Elliot (Samuel Davies).

Deep under the Earth, Amy and Mo escape from Silurian doctor Malohkeh’s experimentation and Mo discovers his son, Elliot, sedated in a chamber and under observation. The leader of the Silurian warrior caste, Restac, insists both the Eleventh Doctor and geologist Nasreen Chaudhry be executed and escorts them to a Silurian court; though Amy and Mo interrupt the trial with stolen weapons, they too are captured. Eldane, Restac’s superior, is called in by Malohkeh and demands a halt to the hostilities.

The Doctor makes contact with Rory; Mo’s wife, Ambrose; and Ambrose’s father, Tony, reminding them to keep their captive Silurian, Restac’s sister Alaya, alive. They are unaware that Ambrose has already killed Alaya because she would not help Tony, whom she had infected with Silurian venom. The Doctor arranges a conference between Eldane, Amy, and Nasreen; the three discuss how humans and Silurians can co-exist on the surface. Ambrose and Tony, worried about the Silurian reaction when they discover Alaya’s death, set Nasreen and Tony’s drill to burrow into the oxygen pockets of the Silurians’ underground city fifteen minutes after they depart, which would destroy it. Meanwhile, Restac has killed Malohkeh for his betrayal and awakened other members of the warrior caste, intending to stage a coup against Eldane.

The Doctor escapes with the humans and channels an energy pulse to the base of the drill before it impacts the city. Eldane returns the warriors to hibernation by initiating “toxic fumigation”; the humans escape, and Eldane hopes that in a thousand years, peace between humans and Silurians can occur. Tony, still affected by Silurian venom, opts to stay behind to be cured, and Nasreen stays with Tony. The Doctor, Amy and Rory find a crack in the cavern wall similar to those they have seen before. The Doctor surmises that the crack was caused by an explosion in time, which might have left shrapnel behind. He reaches in and pulls out an object which he wraps in a handkerchief. Restac, dying from the toxic exposure, crawls around the corner and fires at the Doctor, but Rory pushes him out of the way and takes the shot, dying in Amy’s arms. The crack absorbs Rory’s body, erasing him from existence and causing Amy to lose her memory of him. Returning to the surface, the Doctor takes out the object he pulled from the crack–a burned piece of the TARDIS’s sign.

“The Hungry Earth” was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 22 May 2010 at 6:15 p.m.

“Cold Blood” was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One and simulcast on BBC HD on 29 May 2010.

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