The Doctor’s Companion Ep. 136 – Sing For Your Safety

doctorscompanionrssAkhaten demands a sacrifice but Scott and Matt can’t agree on the seventh episode of series 7, “The Rings of Akhaten”. The Doctor takes Clara to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. However, if the┬álullaby┬ábeing sung by the Queen of Years comes to an end, there’s something inside the pyramid that will wake up. Can the Doctor save the natives from the monster demanding their souls? Will Clara walk away when the Doctor needs her the most? What does that leaf have to do with anything? Find out in the latest episode of The Doctor’s Companion! And remember, BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!

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9 thoughts on “The Doctor’s Companion Ep. 136 – Sing For Your Safety

    • That’s my bad. I just blanket assume that people turn off the episode after we’ve finished discussing and when we’re doing our wrapup bit.


  1. I hope they take Matt’s suggestion and name the Moff era the “train of disappointment”

  2. Thanks for the shout out guys. This is Kargrym, I know it’s not easy to pronounce. Car-Grim. Been listening since you started but never commented. I’ll be more interactive from now on.

    I think rings was middling.great set design, poor execution by the director. This has black spot problems. Plot holes that I think occurred in editing the final cut of the show. Girl with purple glowy mind powers? Alarm clock of pointlessness. Space scooter? Memory draining that does not drain memories? All useless and meaningless. Needs a rewrite. That’s Moffs failings to control his writing staff. And none of that requires a page 1 rewrite.
    Matt’s speech was great though, watching in high def and seeing the tear down his cheek was a great moment. That’s the moment I keep going back to.

    • Good to have you around, sir.

      I noticed all the plot problems you mentioned, but I didn’t want to drag the episode into nitpick territory as I felt it hardly deserved it. But yes. There were definite writing failings where it just felt… sloppy. Things went awkward in the way first draft scripts feel awkward. Major bummer.

  3. I liked this episode. For the first time all season, I wanted to watch the episode more than once. Many good moments.

  4. I really thought after last week you two were going hate this episode. And seeing the intro of this episode were the doctor was stalking claira’s parents i thought you were going to rip this episode a new one. Color me shocked.

    • Sorry to disappoint! (Especially on my end…)

      We’re being honest when we say that we go into every episode wanting more than anything to love it. And I just really liked this one. *shrugface*

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