Sunday, January 11, 2015

Season 8, Episode 9 - yes, that's Episode 100!

(Meanwhile, back in the imaginary world) 

Well, since the previous episode had resulted in a new regeneration after an epic battle, it would have been a bit redundant and over-the-top to go for another earth-shattering conflict for Episode 100, so I finally settled for a more personal story - with shades of The Next Doctor, but without Cybermen (or any other major bad guys for that matter - and no, I'm not turning into Steven Moffat).

Episode 9: The Other Penelope
A funny thing happened on the way to Avalon… Her TARDIS takes the freshly-regenerated (and still slightly disoriented) back to the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare – where she first met the Doctor, four lifetimes ago, in 1907. But it’s now January 1930 and the Time Lady must solve new mysteries. Why has her timeline brought her back near the majestic Grand Pier at this precise point in history? What is the retired H.G. Jago doing here? And who is that other woman calling herself Penelope Ashworth?  A tale of identities and memories.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Season 8, Episode 8

So, we played the second part of our "Xmas trilogy" (third and final part, aka Episode 100: this evening). It was Episode 99... and well, these things happen.

Episode 8: Silver Dawn
All Lady Penelope wanted to do was to reunite with her old friends at the Torchwood New Year’s Eve bash – but then Cybermen crashed the party and she soon found herself hunting the living weapon known as the Nemesis – one of the creations of the great Omega, revealed as Penelope’s ancestor. When she discovered that the validium entity was possessed by the surviving psyche of the sorceress Lady Peinforte, Penelope gave her life to save the Earth, ending her fourth incarnation…  A tale of reunited friends, sacrifice and new beginnings.

So, Lady Penelope is now in her fifth incarnation... which will give Episode 100 an extra touch of "special" - but also forced me to make quite a few changes to the more-or-less defined plotlines of the next episodes and season finale. But you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice, men and gamemasters...