We have seen three fabulous episodes of this short burst of Doctor Who already, and we're moving on to the fourth and penultimate one. This time, it looks like the Doctor is heading back to modern day Earth to team up with the Ponds on their turf to solve an intriguing mystery. The official blurb: "The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle over an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight..." What could it all be? And will, as Lukeh so diligently spotted, there be a mention of Christmas?

122 responses

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:07

    hey y'all

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:10

    Evening.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:14

    I need dr who to be my medicine, I don't feel very well at all tonight. Stoopid cardiff crowds.

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:20

    I need dr who to be my medicine, I don't feel very well at all tonight. Stoopid cardiff crowds.

    Aww. This is Sidepodsickbed then. Mr C isn't well and I have a somewhat suspicious sore throat. luckily Rory Pond is a nurse.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:20

    Aww. This is Sidepodsickbed then. Mr C isn't well and I have a somewhat suspicious sore throat. luckily Rory Pond is a nurse.

    Good ol' rory!

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:21

    Although this episode sounds suspiciously like something from Torchwood tonight with all this UNIT talk

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:25

    total wipeout is mental. although i'd love to try it...

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:25

    Evening all.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:26

    Hey Will

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:29

    Dinner done, drinks poured, this week I'm on time.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:29

    MUSE!

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:30

    MUSE!

    5 pounds to me.

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:30

    Dinner done, drinks poured, this week I'm on time.

    Are you ill though?

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:30

    Are you ill though?

    No. Suppose I'm not 'in need' of the Dr quite as much as some.

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:31

    No. Suppose I'm not 'in need' of the Dr quite as much as some.

    Phew!

  • Mr C22/09/2012 at 18:31

    lo

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:31

    interesting start

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:32

    So this story is a memory of theirs?

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:32

    The time the Doctor came to stay sounds just like the Lodger.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:33

    The time the Doctor came to stay sounds just like the Lodger.

    I was just about to say!

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:33

    More new titles?

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:33

    Oooh, purple.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:33

    Yay for Brian :)

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:33

    I'm v. jealous of their house.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:33

    INVASION OF THE VERY SMALL CUBES.

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:34

    INVASION OF THE VERY SMALL CUBES.

    That's new!

  • Mr C22/09/2012 at 18:34

    easiest rubics cube ever

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:34

    BRIAN COX !!!

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:34

    BRIAN COX!

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:35

    Whereas here people clamour for thin black cuboids.

  • Mr C22/09/2012 at 18:35

    omg i have rory's top.

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:35

    Lens flare!

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:35

    Lens flare!

    JJ abrams would be impressed.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:36

    10 years?!

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:36

    She's a writer now. I thought she was a model.

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:36

    She's a writer now. I thought she was a model.

    That was ages ago. #wibbleywobbley

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:37

    Like ipads out of the sky.

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:37

    Whereas here people clamour for thin black cuboids.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:37

    Hehe, the doctor doesn't like Twitter.

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:38

    Team Cube.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:39

    the 11th doctor does love his football

  • Mr C22/09/2012 at 18:39

    #affinity

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:39

    #affinity

    I have never seen you with a football!

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:39

    the 11th doctor does love his football

    Used to play for Blackburn Rovers (I think) at some level

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:39

    how long has brian been siting in the tardis?

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:41

    Correction: Supports Blackburn, played youth teams for Northampton Town F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C. and Leicester City F.C.

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:41

    Brain's Log

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:41

    Aww, Brians Log.

    Brian is lovely.

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:41

    Brian is lovely.

    Next companions: Brian and Wilf.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:42

    Next companions: Brian and Wilf.

    omg

    yes!!!

  • lou22/09/2012 at 18:42

    i forgot!!!! :(

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:42

    why is his foot in a toilet?

    why?

    who would..?

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:42

    ...Christmas reference - will that do?

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:43

    ...Christmas reference - will that do?

    OMG

    it continues!

  • lou22/09/2012 at 18:43

    right, so i'm tuning in now, i hope i haven't missed too much. will catch up with the beginning of it later lol

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:44

    I honestly have no idea whats going on

  • lou22/09/2012 at 18:45

    ahhhaha amazing :D

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:45

    "Somebody was talking and I just said yes."

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:45

    They seem to be agreeing to a lot of things ...

  • Mr C22/09/2012 at 18:46

    brian has a gorrillapod :)

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:47

    Shuggs!

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:47

    Alan sugar!!

    Not as exciting as brian cox's appearance

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:47

    Fishfingers and custard

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:47

    Fish fingers and custard!

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:47

    This is very reminiscent of that one with all the reality shows. So many references!

  • lou22/09/2012 at 18:47

    bless him :D

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:47

    Alan sugar!!

    I did drop that hint last week. #Rumours

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:48

    He's on the Wii :)

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:48

    "He's probably ask for his shorts back" :)

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:49

    DNA sampling - uhoh

  • Mr C22/09/2012 at 18:49

    i want a cube

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:49

    Why would your first reaction be to pick it up??

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:50

    K9 reference :)

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:50

    who needs wireless charging and nfc when you have that? #iphone6

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:50

    ... Downloading the internet ...

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:51

    Hahahahah

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:51

    Birdie song

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:51

    Haha!

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:51

    I want that cube

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:52

    That's a nice tribute.

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:53

    Oh no, Doctor doesn't like underground base!

  • Mr C22/09/2012 at 18:53

    awesome bunker

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:56

    Uhoh - blue countdown !!

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:56

    it's all a clever channel 4 pr stunt for countdown

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:56

    7 sides of a cube - brilliant :D

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:57

    Ahh, what would Doctor Who be without a corridor.

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 18:58

    Mrs^ is behind the metaphorical sofa

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:58

    this is the lens flariest hospital ever

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 18:58

    Norory, thats not how you use a lift

  • lou22/09/2012 at 18:59

    i've never trusted lifts...

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 18:59

    "remotely isn't my style."

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 19:00

    ... one for each person??

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 19:01

    Crikey Moses

  • lou22/09/2012 at 19:02

    hehehe love that he's calling him glasses :)

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 19:03

    Hospital where Rory works - a DrWho-incidence.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 19:05

    Heh, brian's face

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 19:06

    Well he makes an awful lot of sense.

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 19:07

    Looks like we've found our 3

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 19:08

    He's quite scary.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 19:09

    Wha?

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 19:10

    That all seemed quite easy.

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 19:10

    That all seemed quite easy.

    It just...

    ...stopped.

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 19:11

    That was even quicker work than usual

  • Mr C22/09/2012 at 19:11

    where did the cubes go?

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 19:11

    That's it?

  • lou22/09/2012 at 19:11

    That was even quicker work than usual

    The moff forgot this was Dr Who and not Sherlock..

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 19:11

    Cheese - everybody drink

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 19:12

    Oh god, weeping angels!!

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 19:12

    RIVER!

  • lou22/09/2012 at 19:12

    oh my goodness i can not watch this one.

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 19:12

    River Song :)

  • lou22/09/2012 at 19:12

    ohhh River!!! maybe i can...

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 19:12

    That wasn't very good. #sorrymoff

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 19:12

    They are in NY ... Statue of Liberty an Angel?!

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 19:12

    They are in NY ... Statue of Liberty an Angel?!

    Oh my word

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 19:12

    That wasn't very good. #sorrymoff

    So much buildup for zero payoff

  • Christine22/09/2012 at 19:13

    I guess this was the episode where Amy and Rory start wanting to travel with the Doctor again just in time for them to leave the series. they had to hang some kind of story around it!

  • lou22/09/2012 at 19:13

    That wasn't very good. #sorrymoff

    i am holding out for parts of it to link to later on in the series.

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 19:13

    Next week is supposed to be their final ep

  • Lukeh22/09/2012 at 19:14

    i am holding out for parts of it to link to later on in the series.

    Next week is the last episode but it could tie into whatever is going to happen at Christmas

  • lou22/09/2012 at 19:17

    Next week is the last episode but it could tie into whatever is going to happen at Christmas

    The moff does everything for a reason... everything. He wrote something into the first ever episode of Sherlock (even the pilot!) which links with the last episode of Series 2.. without even knowing Sherlock was going to commissioned for Series 1, let alone the second one.

    I just hope today wasn't an 'off' day.

  • Will^22/09/2012 at 20:24

    @ProfBrianCox: And yes, I have a cube ...