Sci Fi Watcher 192: Doctor Who S11E05: The Tsuranga Conundrum

Corey returns again this week as he takes a trip in a hospital to talk about “The Tsuranga Conundrum”.  He looks at the episode and talks about what he likes about the story and shares his complaints as well.

Doctor Who: The Tsuranga Conundrum

Series: 11
Episode: 5

Air Date: November 4, 2018

Cast: Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor); Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien), Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan)
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Director: Jennifer Perrott
Synopsis: While scavenging on an alien junkyard planet, the Doctor, Graham, Yasmin and Ryan are caught in a sonic mine’s detonation. They wake aboard the Tsuranga, a spaceship travelling to a medical space-station. The Doctor meets the patients – Eve Cicero, a renowned general; her brother Durkas; Eve’s synth robot partner Ronan; and Yoss, a pregnant man. The Doctor and head nurse Astos gain access to the ship’s systems and notice an alien entity heading for the ship. Astos becomes trapped in a pod, and dies when the pod is jettisoned and explodes. Mabli, Astos’ colleague, tells the Doctor that the entity is a P’Ting, a creature that eats any non-organic material. While Yasmin and Ronan defend the ship’s anti-matter power source, Ryan and Graham help Yoss as he enters labour. Eve, who has a critical heart condition, sacrifices herself to pilot the ship through a dangerous asteroid field. The Doctor finds a bomb attached to the ship’s power source, removes it and tricks the P’Ting into eating it, ensuring that the energy of the blast feeds the creature before jettisoning it into space. The Tsuranga safely arrives at the space-station, and the group honours the death of Eve.

 

 

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The Tsuranga Conundrum – Overnight Viewing Figures

Arachnids In The UK – Official Viewing Figures

 

 

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