The Doctor Who Fan Service Hot Line Week 6: Demons of the Punjab

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Imagine a universe without Yaz. We wouldn’t have had Demons of the Punjab, but on the other hand we wouldn’t have had Arachnids in the U.K.

Press 1 if you can relate to the Doctor’s faux pas with the remnants of an entire species, because you were involved in an awkward misunderstanding at a house party where you did something similar.

Press 2 if you have already written fanfic where the Thijarians meet Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged.

Press 3 if you have been reading these articles long enough to have noticed the Walrus teeth and thought ‘dear god, Chibnall, what else have you got in that basement?’

Press 4 if you recalled when Season 25 had two kinda similar stories and realised what Silver Nemesis is missing: a scene where the Doctor marries Lady Peinforte and the Cyberleader despite knowing full well they’ll be dead in the morning.

Press 5 if you have already written fanfic where the Thijarians and Captain Jack have an understanding.

Press 6 if, when Jodie Whittaker was cast, you weren’t expecting the Doctor being kinda racist to be a major plot point in one of her episodes.

Press 7 if you absolutely were expecting this.

Press 8 if you have just had an idea for Thijarian fanfic.

Press 9 if you really enjoyed Yaz’s characterisation being extended to ‘She has a slightly bigger family’.

Gleefully mash the * button if you really enjoyed Yaz’s slightly bigger family.

Furiously mash the # button if you’re angry that Doctor Who has become a history lesson, because apart from Marco Polo, The Aztecs, The Reign of Terror, The Romans, The Crusade, The Time Meddler, The Myth Makers, The Massacre, The Gunfighters, The Smugglers, The Highlanders, The Abominable Snowmen, The War Games, Carnival of Monsters, The Time Warrior, The Masque of Mandragora, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Horror of Fang Rock, The Visitation, Black Orchid, The King’s Demons, The Awakening, The Mark of the Rani, Delta and the Bannermen, Remembrance of the Daleks, Ghostlight, The Curse of Fenric, The Unquiet Dead, Father’s Day, The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, Tooth and Claw, The Idiot’s Lantern, The Shakespeare Code, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks, Human Nature/The Family of Blood, The Fires of Pompeii, The Unicorn and the Wasp, The Next Doctor, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Snowmen, Cold War, Hide, The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived, Thin Ice, The Eaters of Light, Rosa, and quite a few more episodes set in the Victorian era…when has Doctor Who ever taught us about history before?