Sci Fi Watcher 200: Doctor Who S11E07: Kerblam!

Special delivery this week as Corey sits down and looks at the later Doctor Who adventure.  He breaks down this story and sees if it’s any improvement over the last few weeks and talks about his likes and dislikes with this one.  He also, shares some news about the future of the show and talks about his opinions on some rumors out there.

Doctor Who: Kerblam!

Series: 11
Episode: 7

Air Date: November 18, 2018

Cast: Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor); Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien), Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan)
Writer: Pete McTighe
Director: Jennifer Perrott
Synopsis: The group travels to Kerblam!, a galaxy-wide online shopping service consisting of automated warehouses and a robotic workforce. As new employees, the group attempt to find out who had sent them a call for help. They learn from their new colleagues – Dan in delivery, Kira in dispatch, and Charlie in maintenance – that staff have been vanishing. When Dan disappears, the Doctor suspects something is wrong with the company’s artificial intelligence. When Kira is abducted, the Doctor tracks her, and she finds the remains of the missing workforce and an army of bots. With an early model of the bot, she learns the AI called for her help directly. Yasmin, Ryan and Charlie witness Kira die when playing with bubble wrap, and the Doctor discovers someone weaponised the material. Charlie, the culprit, used the staff as test subjects, intending to use the bubble wrap upon the company’s customers, knowing that blame would be placed upon automation and a lack of human diligence, his motive to prevent automation making human workforces redundant. The Doctor re-programmes the bots to deliver to themselves, and the floor is destroyed. Maddox and Slade undertake to rebuild Kerblam with a mostly human workforce.




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