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In Case You Missed It: Kill The Moon

By Christopher Allen

"Hello, Earth. We have a terrible decision to make"... In Case You Missed It, we round up the trivia and facts from Kill the Moon.

Walking on the Moon

Despite its proximity to Earth, the Doctor has only visited the Moon on three prior occasions. He was present in his tenth form when the Royal Hope Hospital was sucked up to the Moon by the Judoon using an H20 scoop. At this point, the Moon was neutral territory under galactic law.

The Second Doctor visited a weather control Moonbase in 2070 which the Cybermen were trying to use to flood the Earth ready for conquest. He returned later in the 21st century, when the Moon was host to a transmat control centre, under threat from the invading Ice Warriors. Sadly, two episodes of The Moonbase were junked in the 1970s, but you can see the Cyber invasion of the lunar surface in this animated clip:

A fellow called Blinovitch

Among several claims, Doctor says that Courtney will marry a man called Blinovitch - a surname famous in Doctor Who trivia. The Blinovitch Limitation Effect was a problem first cited by the Third Doctor, when Jo Grant asked why - as time travellers - they couldn’t just pop back in time and “have another go” at sorting a situation out. According to the Fifth Doctor, if two versions of the same person met, they’d “short the time differential” or go “zap” - and that is the Blinovitch Limitation Effect. However there have been several notable occasions in which two versions of the same person (the Doctor especially!) have come into contact with each other. Perhaps Mr Blinovitch needs to go back to the drawing board…

Talking ‘bout regeneration

When Lundvik pulls a gun on the Doctor, he tells her that she’ll be shooting him for a long time because he may “keep on regenerating forever”. Until The Time of the Doctor it was an accepted fact that Time Lords had thirteen lives, with twelve regenerations between them. However, with the Doctor at the end of his life-cycle, the Time Lords granted him the power to regenerate an unprecedented thirteenth time - indeed, they gifted him a “whole new regeneration cycle”. But now, he seems unsure. Could the Doctor in fact, live forever?

Next Time

The Doctor and Clara are on the most beautiful train in history, speeding among the stars of the future. But a deadly creature is stalking the passengers. Once you see the horrifying mummy, you only have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve. As the Doctor races against the clock, Clara sees him at his deadliest and most ruthless... Find out where to watch Mummy on the Orient Express:

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