CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Doctor Who Season 11 Ep. 9: It Takes You Away

Apparently I’m fuming, I’m done and I hate frogs. Well according to the Daily Express that’s what all of the shows fans are saying. There are also fans saying that ‘using a fake anonymous quote to back up your opinion is just lazy journalism’.

So here we are we the penultimate episode of series 11; a series that has really pushed many in the political right to its limits. They’re saying it’s over, it’s dead. Well ‘It Takes You Away’ more than disproves their criticism.

A wonderfully complex plot twisted and turned its way through an emotional rollercoaster. Once again in was Bradley Walsh adding the emotional depth. His characters reunion with his late wife and the decision he was to make were gut-wrenching. Relative newcomer Eleanor Wallwork was a revelation as ‘Hanne’. Abandoned and almost resigned to her fate, you could hear the fear in her voice.

There was also an uncharacteristically (perhaps his turn in ‘Dead Set’ is an exception) horror based performance from ‘the actor’ Kevin Eldon. The image of a flesh moth crawling from his eye socket will stay with me for a while.

And then there’s the frog. I understand that some fans have been upset by what they saw as quite a trivial ending. I enjoyed it; there was a hint of former show runner and ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’ writer Douglas Adams about it. Also visually it reminded me of something Terry Gilliam might have used in 1985 film ‘Brazil’.

Another episode from series 11 I’ve really enjoyed. I’m already looking forward to series 12.

Rated out of 10: 9

Related Posts
Timewasters

Debuting on October 9th 2017, Timewasters was created by Daniel Lawrence Taylor and starred Taylor alongside Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo, and Samson Kayo as a struggling four-piece South London jazz Read more

This Is Jinsy

Created and starring Chris Bran and Justin Chubb, This Is Jinsy follows Arbiter Maven (Chubb) - the 17th Arbiter and 'Wearer of the Hat' and Operative Sporall (Bran) - nice hair Read more

The War Master: Killing Time trailer released

Big Finish are back with another entry in the Doctor Who Universe. The War Master: Killing Time stars Derek Jacobi as The War Master, Katy Manning as Jo Jones, Sarah Read more

The Three Doctors Team Up in End of the Beginning

The Universe is in a state of crisis, facing destruction from the results of a strange spatio-temporal event. And the Doctor is involved in three different incarnations - each caught Read more

Stephen Fry joins Dangermouse!

Add Stephen Fry to the 52 episode 2015 relaunch of Danger Mouse, he has been announced as the voice of veteran spy Colonel K, a character voiced by The Archers actor Edward Read more

Preview: Doctor Who – The Evil of the Daleks (Bluray)

Patrick Troughton stars in this recreation of a lost classic from 1967. The TARDIS has been stolen. Marooned on Earth in the year 1966, the Doctor and Jamie set out Read more

Preview: Doctor Who – Series 8 (Steelbook Bluray)

Meet the Time Lord with the attack eyebrows, with series 8 the next series to be given the steelbook treatment! The Blu-ray steelbook of series 8 will be released 19th Read more

Preview- The Lone Centurion Volume 1

Legend tells of the Lone Centurion - a mysterious figure dressed as a Roman soldier who stood guard over the Pandorica, warning off those who would attempt to open it; Read more

Preview- Doctor Who: The Web of Fear (Limited Edition Steelbook Bluray)

In order to escape an attack in space, the TARDIS makes an unscheduled landing and ends up deep inside the London Underground. Here the travellers soon find themselves engulfed in Read more

Preview- Doctor Who: The TV Movie by Gary Russell

It's December 1999, and strange things are happening as the new millennium nears. A British police box appears from nowhere in San Francisco’s Chinatown and the mysterious man inside it Read more

Preview- Doctor Who: Stranded 2

The TARDIS is still stranded but the healing process has begun. After living in Baker Street for months, the Doctor, Liv and Helen find their new friends becoming curious about Read more

Preview- Doctor Who: Out of Time 2 – The Gates of Hell

Doctor Who: Out of Time 2 - The Gates of Hell is a new audio adventure from Big Finish... Paris, 1809. The Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) takes a tour of Read more

Preview- Doctor Who: Dalek by Robert Shearman

'The entire Dalek race, wiped out in one second. I watched it happen. I made it happen!’ The Doctor and Rose arrive in an underground vault in Utah in the Read more

Preview- Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious: Echoes of Extinction (Vinyl Edition)

Due for release via the Big Finish website and other online retailers on 16 April 2021, Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction comprises two separate adventures that listeners can play in Read more

New trailer released for Doctor Who: The Collection Season 8

BBC Studios have announced the next instalment in the Doctor Who: The Collection range will be the Third Doctor's second season, Season 8. Starring Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning, this hotly anticipated Read more

New Doctor Who Season 24 Bluray trailer released

Sylvester McCoy’s first season as Doctor Who as the Seventh Doctor, featuring Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush, is the next release to come to Blu-ray with Season 24. The Doctor Read more

Master! has arrived

Master! is exclusively available to buy from the Big Finish website until 30th April 2021, and on general sale after this date. Abandoned in the Vortex, the Master’s lost incarnation Read more

Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 07 trailer released

Big Finish presents two brand new adventures for the Third Doctor, Liz Shaw and Sarah Jane Smith. They star Tim Treloar, Daisy Ashford, Sadie Miller, and Jon Colshaw: 7.1 The Unzal Read more

Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins mobile game trailer released

The Weeping Angels and Osgood return this March in a cryptic ‘found-phone’ adventure game, The Lonely Assassins. Following their encounter with the Tenth Doctor, the Weeping Angels were trapped in the Read more

Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins gameplay trailer released

The Weeping Angels and Osgood return this March in a cryptic ‘found-phone’ adventure game, The Lonely Assassins. Following their encounter with the Tenth Doctor, the Weeping Angels were trapped in the Read more

%d bloggers like this: