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i still love shape shifter content tho, everyone loves to make media out of the things that terrify them. unless ur a real "i don't like horror movies" type
one of my favorite villains is a guy who literally melts into the ground and twists his body around from under a crevice, including turning his head 360 degrees, to reappear behind the protagonist during their first fight
wait if they aren't shape shifters, are they just a weird evolved species that originated as some other creature? i guess i was kinda misunderstanding the list.
A kind of weasel relative that evolved to mimic deer, yes
one of my favorite villains is a guy who literally melts into the ground and twists his body around from under a crevice, including turning his head 360 degrees, to reappear behind the protagonist during their first fight

absolute power move it's undeniable.

kind of weasel relative that evolved to mimic deer, yes

ohh ok i was reading as a weasel that had evolved to shift its shape into a deer in order to hunt other animals at will, rather than a weasel relative.

Above: a juvenile male eel breaches the surface in Inverness, Scotland (2023)

The Nessie Eel (Anguilla Nessiteras) is a critically endangered subspecies of European Eel native only to the North Sea region, predominantly in the Moray Firth of Scotland. It is unusual among eels in that it reaches abnormally large sizes upon maturity, all whilst still retaining a long lifespan. Sexual dimorphism occurs in this species with males, more common, reach averages of 11-13 feet in length, whilst females, who sport a distinct "ribbed" underbelly, have been observed reaching up to 27 feet in length. Due to it's endangered status, Nessie Eel encounters with humans are increasingly rare, preferring instead to keep to the lakebed of surrounding Lochs, tho they have been known to surface and 'perform' during mating seasons, which can cause danger to adjacent boats.

Above: an adult female eel surfaces near a research vessel in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland (1989)
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the 2050s, worldwide

The Americas
The United States - no longer the superpower, for one. militarily there's the New Chinese Republic. culturally there's Europe. economically there's India or Europe or China again.
The Big Five: Justice / New Democrat / National Liberal / Christian Democratic / United Libertarian. encapsulated by 2020s standards, they'd be the Squad, moderate Democrats, Blue Dogs, Christian Republicans, and what amounts to "saner Libertarians" — the far right has been annihilated following the American Troubles, and the far left is still there, though they aren't mainstream anymore. no dominant party.​
Green USA: 2047 saw what many worldwide call the "Year of Fire", and living green is a concern for many Americans as they enter the 2nd half of the 21st century. included in the package is a stronger Green Party, often considered the sixth member of the Big Five.​

Canada - leans left thanks to increasingly-worse climate change discrediting prairie conservatives who wanted to stick with fossil fuels. tons of Canadians go to Alaska or Russia for a summer vacation as wildfires and heat waves make staying in the country a pretty shitty idea during the summer.

Mexico - aside from the extreme heat, they're doing relatively fine. they're one of the major world powers, often working in tandem with the United States on global issues. they lean conservative. designer drugs have ensured the slow extinction of drug cartels in the area, though Mexico still faces problems with them by 2050.

Central America - they're also doing fine. they lean progressive.

Colombia / Venezuela - Venezuela is doing much better now under a proper democracy after a revolution and subsequent civil war in the 2030s. they lean conservative. Colombia leans progressive and has had similar difficulties with Mexico trying to control drugs.

Peru / Bolivia - having the Atacama Desert right beside sure made its neighboring countries terrified to lose their agriculture — and then along came Africa as a model for what to do. Peru and Bolivia lean progressive and conservative, respectively.

Brazil / Argentina - both dominate the continent, but only left-leaning Brazil is considered a MAJOR world power — right-leaning Argentina is considered secondary. Rio is a top tourist destination for most people in the winter, but the summer is unbearably hot, so most people flee to Argentina.

North Africa / Egypt - North Africa and the Sahel have resorted to desperate measures to try and stall the resuming growth of the Sahara Desert. irrigation, bioengineered plants, and tons of farming, to say the least. Egypt emerged out of a war with Ethiopia over the drying waters of the Nile in the 2030s, but they got that resolved after a few months.

East African Federation - originally the East African Community, the Federation was fully brought to fruition in the early 2030s after resolving some arguments. they're one of the world's major powerhouses in the field of tech and energy, and their scientists have been replicating, within the EAF, successes like Silicon Valley. they are largely centrist.

West Africa - also delaying the Sahara and trying their best at becoming a major power. they lean right.

Southern Africa - South Africa is doing fine after a brief period of instability in the early 2030s. they are also a major power now.

Europe & the Middle East
Western Europe - alright, let's see. France leans left. England leans right. Scotland and Ireland lean left. Germany left. Spain right. Portugal right. Italy left. roughly "federalized" into a loose confederation of states based off of their predecessor, the European Union.

Eastern Europe - no longer trapped beside an authoritarian superpower, they've taken their time to push their own culture to the rest of the world. they lean left.

Southern Europe - the Balkans aren't as messy anymore and lean all over the place. Serbia leans right. Romania leans left. Greece leans left. Bulgaria leans right. Bosnia leans right. Croatia leans left.

Scandinavia - well off. popular destination for climate refugees and vacation-lovers. lean left. unfortunately, glaciers have largely melted away.

Russia - also doing well under a New Russian Republic, currently led by a member of the Liberal Democratic (center to center right) Party. they have recovered from their post-Ukraine financial slump, and are also a major center for technological progress thanks to their newfound open-ness, a byproduct of the global democratization of the late 2030s. lean right.

Middle East - far better off. after repeated conflicts throughout the late 2020s to 2040s, Israel and Palestine (Israel by a centrist government, Palestine by a progressive government) are trying their hand at peace again. Saudi Arabia (leans right) is adjusting to renewable energy, but the consensus is that they'll get there. same for the UAE (leans center), with Dubai becoming a top tourist hotspot. Turkey leans left and is okay. Iran, now a proper republic, is centrist and is also better off than it was in the 2020s.

Asia & Oceania
East Asia - left-leaning New Chinese Republic, formed from the late 2030s to early 2040s after dissatisfaction with the PRC reached a peak. they still have Tibet and Xinjiang, but they're highly autonomous. Hong Kong is independent and so is Macau. Taiwan chose not to join. China is an economic superpower, and some say it'll surpass America in a decade or two. Korea is unified under a left-leaning democracy, and efforts are ongoing to restore the North. Japan leans left and is doing fine on its own as another global superpower. Siberia (part of Russia) has largely defrosted thanks to climate change, allowing for some opportunities for Russia to expand their cities into the area — they are careful not to disturb any long-lost viruses thawed out from former permafrost.

South Asia - right-leaning India and left-leaning Pakistan have largely gotten along with each other. the Maldives have sunk beneath the waves, their survivors fleeing to Australia or India. right-leaning Bangladesh is sometimes inundated with extreme monsoon seasons and strong hurricanes.

Southeast Asia - leans left, for the most part. Vietnam is a rising economic superpower, as is the Philippines. Laos and Cambodia are doing fine. Malaysia and Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste and Indonesia are also doing fine. a bunch of them are on the forefront of doing research to try and combat the worst of climate change.

Oceania - Australia leans left thanks to climate change and the expansion of the Outback. New Zealand leans right. not much else, other than Australia becoming one of the Southern Hemisphere's biggest economies. some Southern Pacific island nations have gone under the waves thanks to climate change, and their populations have fled to Australia, largely. talks are underway to build artificial islands and hopefully reclaim lost territory.

Other stuff
Music - oh God, a whole wealth of it. you have queer musicians like Zoe Ashcroft (b. 2024) with her widely popular "To The Stars" tour, the first intra-planetary tour to earn over $10,000,000. new genres like xeno-pop (based off of numerous radio-transmissions sent throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries in hopes of contacting aliens. no luck yet, though) and floodcore (based off of cultures heavily affected by climate-based flooding, like the Maldives or the South Pacific, etc.). 2055 saw the creation of "We Are The World @70" and the "Live Aid: One Earth" events, both of which went viral on social media within hours of their announcements. you should've seen Taylor Swift performing at the event.

Film - the 2050s see the rise of directors raised during the YouTube age, oftentimes inspired by YouTubers-turned-filmmakers like Markiplier. quite a few commentaries done on many major films during this era being inspired by various 2010s trends like creepypasta, viral memes, and the success of social media. quite a ton of queer people in both the cast and crew spaces, too. one specific trend, "body-view", involves using bionic enhancements (like eyes, though experimental directors have used hands, legs, etc.) to capture footage. quite a few famous franchises also arise during this time — everybody's surely heard of Eagle Storm and Vertical Limit before, or even have merch of Eagle Storm III: Break of Dawn protagonist Casey McHewitt (Piper Rubio). also notable during this time are films from Africa, which gain a level of success comparable to Hollywood, European, or Indian films.

Television - cable TV, having declined slowly following the rise of streaming in the 2020s, is pretty much extinct by the 2050s. footage exists online of the last cable TV stations being shut down due to lack of viewership. all TV is typically on the Internet now, either on streaming or dedicated "digi-tel" websites that catalogue different broadcasts (i.e., the same purpose as old "channels") on numerous other websites. soap operas and sitcoms make a return following the success of hit period drama sitcom Net and Us, about a group of Gen Z women as they traverse the 2020s and the Rethinking Era. let's throw in a Golden Girls reboot starring Samara Weaving, Daisy Ridley, Miranda Cosgrove, and Millie Bobby Brown because why not? of course, some reality shows are set in space. some singing competitions take in contestants from Earth, lunar colonies, and Martian colonies. some "broadcasters" are dedicated to showing cartoons (more akin to 1980s ones, not 2020s Internet made-for-kids content) 24/7, thus ending the "Saturday morning cartoon".

Sports - aside from the typical shit, you have the groundbreaking announcement by the IOC that they will be accepting candidates from both the Moon and Mars starting in the 2070s, though for very good reasons, they're supposed to spend some time — on the celestial body where the Olympics would take place — for a few months, to acclimate and practice on the new gravity. thus far, all venues have been on Earth, and there have been no talks about a non-Earth Olympics. maybe. just maybe. quite a few new sports also arise during this period pertaining to bionic/cybernetic enhancements.

Video Games - by this point, they're a mix of virtual, augmented, and "physical", though virtual is by far the best option most gamers have. multiple metaverses, each by different companies (Microsoft, Apple, Meta, etc.) exist, each with their own metaverse-exclusive experience. some even make use of novel technologies to immerse the viewer with feelings, smells, and even tastes.

Fashion - the largest current trends in fashion are influenced by celebrities, the Internet, but a huge noticeable influence is climate change. in areas prone to wildfires and heat waves, you have hoodies with built-in cooling technology. in areas that see spectacularly-cold winters, it's the opposite, and you can pick up sweaters with heaters inside of them. taller boots in areas prone to extreme flooding, and special fabric that traps moisture from the air in areas regularly hit by droughts.

Internet - meme culture remains the same, though of course the memes and their styles have changed. enshittification was halted in its tracks during the Rethinking Era, and the Internet is more "democratic" in a sense — controlled by the whim of its users. that's all I have to say about that.

Science & Tech - we're in space now, and it's become a refuge for a humanity also dealing with pent-up decades of delayed action against the climate crisis. right now, the best humanity has done is to completely switch over to renewable, try their best to capture carbon in the atmosphere, and hope for the best. generative AI research and propagation was regulated after a late-2020s agreement, and it has matured into a proper industry by 2050. artificial general intelligence is well-known, and a proper AGI chatbot (later on planned to have a physical body) is set to hit the market in a few years. genetic editing is commonplace with plants and animals (including humans, to a limited extent), and humanity is dipping its toes into manipulating atoms and subatomic particles. this has allowed them to discover 6 more elements by 2059. also, humanity has now gotten its first close-up images of an exoplanet via Breakthrough Starshot. not to mention the ongoing construction of a space elevator in the East African Federation. in short, we're pretty well-off.
A Ministerial Broadcast, also known as a Prime Ministerial Broadcast or Ministerial Statement is a televised address to the British public, usually given by the incumbent Prime Minister or other senior Cabinet Minister in times of national crisis. The BBC and other public service broadcasters must give the government air time if the circumstances are seen to be of sufficient importance, and requests from opposition leaders must also be considered.

The first Ministerial Broadcast was made by Prime Minister Anthony Eden on 27 April 1956, and broadcast on the BBC...


...After the Labour government of George Brown decided to devalue the pound by 15%, a statement was released on 18 September 1967 by Chancellor of the Exchequer Anthony Crosland explaining the reduction, and other economic measures. The next day, Brown made a televised broadcast to defend his decision, stating that:

This decision does not devalue our economy, nor does it devalue our place in the world.

Brown's disheveled appearance and delivery was widely mocked - including by members of his own cabinet - , and it is commonly alleged that Brown was severely inebriated when he delivered the statement. Patrick Gordon Walker's defence of the Prime Minister's delivery as "exhausted passion" was also widely mocked, and "exhausted passion" remains a common euphemism for intoxication in British media. The broadcast is widely considered to be the proximate cause of Brown's downfall as Prime Minister and Labour Leader three weeks later...


...In the 1980s, Peter Walker initially derided ministerial broadcasts, describing his predecessor's as "uncouth", but gave his first in 1983 in response to the 1984 Valentine's Day Revolution and concerns of nuclear warfare as the Soviet Union collapsed. He gave further ministerial broadcasts on the wide-ranging Government Industries Act, his government's response the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the 1988 General Strike, and the Salzburg Treaty, which committed the UK and other nuclear powers to a programme of multilateral disarmament. In his statement, he stated that the UK and other global powers needed to:

Leave the poison of eternal destruction where it belongs, in the 20th century. Let us be judged by what we have in common, not what drives apart. On what we created, not on what we destroyed.


...Ian Lang's 1996 speech on the Galloway Declaration, anticipating peace in Northern Ireland "well into the new century", was widely mocked. IRA bombs simultaneously detonated in London, Manchester and Belfast two days later and the Northern Ireland Executive collapsed for the fourth time in twenty years the next month. Lang's accepting Ulster Unionist MPs back into the Tory whip in 1994 was widely seen to have inflamed tensions, and Lang's address was widely compared to Neville Chamberlain's infamous "Peace in Our Time" speech...

...Paddy Ashdown made frequent Ministerial Broadcasts during the SARS Pandemic. His February 23rd speech announcing a State of Emergency, and his April 11th speech in response to Elizabeth II being hospitalized, remain the two most watched programmes on British television in the 21st century.

Later, Ashdown came to be criticized for his frequent use of ministerial broadcasts, most notably for a 2011 broadcast denying any criminal involvement in the contemporaneous Maxwell Affair, which was criticized as "partisan, confusing and desperate", and led to an internal review by the BBC and the Department of Communications on the use of ministerial broadcasts...


...Malik's most notable broadcast was the day after his own assassination attempt, his first public appearance since the bombing. Only lightly injured, he appeared in an arm sling. He thanked the emergency services, paid tribute to the close protection officers who lost their lives in the attack, and warned of the threat from intolerance and far-right terrorism.

It is easy to assume that in the twenty-first century, that the divisions of history are just that. But there still many who wish to see democracy and diversity destroyed. And if we treat such people and such forces as harmless distractions, they will not remain such for very long.
The speech received a mixed reaction, with some commentators and politicians praising its bluntness, while Leader of the Opposition Tom Newton Dunn criticized the speech as "hyperbolic."

The speech [after his EXPLETIVE DELETED assassination attempt] received a mixed reaction, with some commentators and politicians praising its bluntness, while Leader of the Opposition Tom Newton Dunn criticized the speech as "hyperbolic."

I really wish this didn’t feel as realistic as it did.

Above: a Northern Mylodon found occupying the abandoned Ptarmigan Mine in Yellowknife, Yukon (Canada)

The Mylodon is the only surviving species of terrestrial ground sloth. It is divided into two subspecies; the Northern Mylodon (Mylodon Saytoechinae) and the Southern Mylodon (Mylodon Mapinguari), distinguished predominantly by their size and ecological range. Initially thought to be surviving populations of Megalonyx (also called Jefferson's ground sloth) or Megatherium, both commonly known to have spread across both North and South America during the Neolithic, scientists later correctly identified it as part of the smaller Mylodontidae family, previously only thought to have reached as far north as the Andes. Whilst prevalent in both continents, their commonality in the United States region has lead to the species being known as the derivative "Gorp", for their telltale low-pitched, two-noted boom.

Both subspecies sport thick coats of long hair as an adaptation to a life under varied climatic conditions. This, in conjunction with their generalist diets and their osteoderms (small dermal bones embedded within their skin) making them difficult for predators to access, allowed for a widespread distribution across the American continents. Adults grow to an average of 1.6 to 1.8 meters tall, 2.3 to 2.6 meters in total length, and are predominantly quadrupedal, tho have been known to rear up on their hind legs when reaching for food or acting defensive, standing at a full height of 3.5 to 4 meters tall. Both subspecies also prefer habitats in burrows and cave systems, tho since the advent of human intervention in the landscape, have taken to regularly occupying abandoned mineshafts, due to their relative insulation and size.


Above: a Southern Mylodon is disturbed by geographic surveyors in Kaituma, Guyana
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Above: a female Wyrm in the Ogof Draenen caves near Blaenavon, Wales

The Wyrm (Andrias Wyrma), also called the Lindwurm Salamander, Dragon Newt or Lambton Worm Dragon, is the largest species of amphibian endemic to the British Isles, averaging 10 inches in height and 9 to 10 meters in length. It was registered as a Specially Protected Wild Animal by Parliament shorty after its discovery in 1970, making it a criminal offence to hunt them or purposely damage their nests or eggs, with their habitats managed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Despite ongoing efforts by conservationists their numbers have remained in steady decline. While encounters have been increasingly uncommon, with Wyrms typically making their homes in cave systems, aggression or attacks on humans is not unheard of. Some historians have retroactively attributed ancient stories of Dragons in England, Wales et al. to the species, given their intimidating size and penchant for dwelling in caves, tho others maintain that their aforementioned subterranean nature and solitary existence disqualifies such. This contemporary link to Dragons of myth, however, is from which the species gets its name.
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The Mylodon is the only surviving species of terrestrial ground sloth. It is divided into two subspecies; the Northern Mylodon (Mylodon Saytoechinae) and the Southern Mylodon (Mylodon Mapinguari), distinguished predominantly by their size and ecological range. Initially thought to be surviving populations of Megalonyx (also called Jefferson's ground sloth) or Megatherium, both commonly known to have spread across both North and South America during the Neolithic, scientists later correctly identified it as part of the smaller Mylodontidae family, previously only thought to have reached as far north as the Andes. Whilst prevalent in both continents, their commonality in the United States region has lead to the species being known as the derivative "Gorp", for their telltale low-pitched, two-noted boom.
What happens when a gorp encounters a tcetin?
2005 - : Christopher Eccleston (Russell T. Davies)
Companions: Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)
2005 - 2010: David Tennant (Russell T. Davies)
Companions: Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), Donna Noble (Catherine Tate)
2010 - 2014: Russell Tovey (Steven Moffat)
Companions: Amy Pond (Karen Gillian), Kathy Chen (Sophie Wu)
2014 - 2016: Show On Hiatus
2016 - 2019: David Harewood (Toby Whitehouse)
Companions: Sarah Wright (Jodie Whittaker), Jessica Khan & Iain MacDonald (Kiran Sonia Sawar & Daniel Portman), Joanna Clarke (Daisy Haggard)
2019 - 2022: Ben Miller (Toby Whitehouse)
Companions: Joanna Clarke (Daisy Haggard), April MacLean (Gwyneth Keyworth)
2022 - 2023: Show On Hiatus
2023 - : Gemma Whelan (Sarah Dollard)
Companions: Tommy Chesterton (Alfred Enoch - 60th Anniversary & Christmas Specials), Deryn O’Neill (Lola Petticrew)

“Well…they call me the Doctor”; The Top 10 Episodes of the Harewood Doctor

10). The Return (2016, Writ. Toby Whitehouse).

Modern Day Sheffield, Sarah (Jodie Whittaker) is a reporter investigating a series of strange disappearances at a Shopping Centre which she seems to think relates to a strange man called John Smith (David Harewood). When her investigations reveal that there is something more alien to both, Sarah finds herself opening the door on more than just a strange story.

Whilst the initial investigation aspect of the story, has some fans mixed, many agree that when David Harewood and Jodie Whitaker are on screen together things shift into high gear and many enjoy some the horror aspects of it, particularly the surprisingly gruesome death of manger of the shopping centre, Mr Park (Hugh Dennis) by the nanogenes.

9). Oxygen (2017, Writ. Jamie Mathieson).

The Doctor (David Harewood) and Jessica & Iain (Kiran Sonia Sawar & Daniel Portman) are trying to travel to Vargan VI, the hot holiday destination when they are forced to answer a distress call from a Deep Space Mining Station. Once aboard they find themselves trapped on a Space Station that doesn’t have any oxygen, deal with zombie astronauts and must fight the most implacable foe yet; Capitalism.

Reception to episode itself was positive with complaints by Conservative critics for the show’s criticism of Capitalism gone amuck and Iain’s unceremonious and shocking death means this episode is quite highly regarded, been seen as a great episode in an otherwise weaker series.

8). Windrush (2018, Writ. Malorie Blackman).

1948, The Doctor (David Harewood) and Joanna (Daisy Haggard) arrive to watch the docking of the Windrush. But when it doesn’t arrive, they realise something is wrong, The Windrush has been frozen in time and space. Alongside RAF Officer John Henry Clavell Smythe (Kingsley Ben-Adir) they must battle the Trickster (Paul Marc Davis) and ensure the vessel arrive.

Originally proposed for the first Harewood series, Malorie Blackman’s return to the script with more experience (having written two more episodes in that time) and having it air to coincide with the anniversary of the Windrush, the episode would garner acclaim from critics and the public. The inclusion of the Trickster also excited many fans of the Doctor Who franchise as a whole, as this would be his first appearance on the show proper.

7). The Caller (2016, Writ. Mark Gatiss)

1901, Osborne House, Isle of Wight, Queen Victoria (Pauline Collins) is dying, and the Doctor (David Harewood) and Sarah (Jodie Whitaker) come to watch the final days of the Queen. But there not the only visitors, as another shadowy visitor known as The Caller (Reece Shearsmith) has come as well and is planning to plant turmoil amongst the residents of Osborne House for it’s own disturbing reasons.

This episode, which would see the return of Pauline Collins as Queen Victoria was celebrated for it's appropriately Gothic Horror atmosphere influenced by Arthur Machen and M. R. Jones, with The Caller being played for appropriately creepy menace by Shearsmith. This was also considered the first episode where Harewood's Doctor does, at times, seemingly questionable actions, at one point buying time by locking the scheming and snobbish manservant Mr Humphrey (Denis Lawson) in with The Caller, something that did receive some backlash. Additionally comments were made that this episode helped firmly establish the connection between Whitaker's Sarah and Harewood's Doctor, which would help keep the series and the episode highly rated.

6). Danger at the Disco (2016, Writ. Sarah Dollard & Tobey Whitehouse)

The Doctor (David Harewood) and Sarah (Jodie Whittaker) are in San Francisco circa 1976, height of discos, Jimmy Carter and it seems Vampires. As the Doctor must work with Eva (Zawe Ashton) a Vampire that wants to live peacefully to stop other members of her kind from going out in a blaze of Glory battling UNIT lead by Commander Kramer (John Novak) who seems eager to wipe out Vampires from the face of the Earth.

A fun spirited adaptation of Science of Vampires (1998), with a Disco Score to match, this episode was seen as combining Whitehouse’s previous strengths with an alternate vision of several Doctor institutions, with UNIT being a far more morally grey entity than some had thought previously. As a fun and at times campy episode, with a serious streak through it, this episode is enjoyed as a good spirited throwback which allows Harewood and Whittaker to have some fun with there respective characters.

5). Angel (2017, Writ. Vinay Patel)

Jessica (Kiran Sonia Sawar) has left the Tardis, hoping to put the horror of her time behind her. But when she's touched by a Weeping Angel and transported back to Christmas Eve in 1999 Glasgow, she realises she has a chance to help those in her life to avoid there grim fates and potnetially change her own life as a result. But as this causes a series of paradoxes that threaten to rip apart the entirety of Space and Time, the Doctor (David Harewood) has to go back and try and stop Jessica from destroying the universe.

Broadcast as a Christmas Episode that intended to wrap up the main plot lines and inspired by a Doctor Who Novel by Jonathan, it instead managed to become a meditation on nostalgia and lost time, with the use of Angel by Massive Attack for the scene where Jessica realises that she can never go back to 2017 and that she'll now have to watch herself grow up has entered the pantheon of ‘Saddest Companion Exits’. It’s considered one of the best Episodes from that series as a result.

4). Town of the Dammed (2018, Writ. Lydia Adetunji)

Joanna (Daisy Haggard) has been offered a new job working at the Isherwood Chemical Factory in the Town of Millthorpe in the Midlands, but when Joanna meets the Doctor (David Harewood) it becomes apparent that Isherwood and it’s head of operations, Jon (Mark Heap) aren’t who they seem and have plans for Millthorpe and the world as a whole, as people fall prey to what lies beneath Millthorpe.

The introduction to Joanna who became a fan favourite for interject some comedy to her time as companion was popular with one critics and fans calling it ‘The Green Death for 2018’, whilst the intense Environmental themes would annoy some more Conservative critics, the horror aspects and Mark Heap’s Jon would be popular with general audiences and be known as having renew interest in Doctor Who after the previous series.

3). The Split; Part 1 & 2 (2019, Writ. Sarah Dollard)

When Joanna (Daisy Haggard) wakes up one day to find that her whole world has changed to almost a picturesque degree, she quickly that something is incredibly wrong. The Doctor (David Harewood) and herself have been trapped in parallel universes by The Master (Con O’Neill), who now has free rein to administer her revenge on the Earth with help from UNIT.

In the Middle of the Harewood’s Last Series, this two parter builds upon the firm friendship established between the Doctor and Joanna and pushes it to its extremes. Con O’Neill’s Master is at his most sinister and evil, with the scene where he whispers to Joanna through a crack in a universe and mocking her trying to escape being discussed as a memorable scene for his interpretation of the master.

2). Dead London (2019, Writ. Tobey Whitehouse)

The Doctor (David Harewood) and Joanna (Daisy Haggard) plan to take a care free trip to London becomes unstuck when there trapped in what seems to be a labyrinth version of the city, that seems to be crafted of different aspects of time. Working with ‘Yellow’ Beryl (Gemma Whelan) they must traverse different periods of time of London and escape the mysterious killers on there tail.

Another adaptation of a Eighth Doctor story, this story would be celebrated for combining both the intensely historical (from the Great Fire of London to Zeppelin Air Raids to the Battle of Cable Street) with a at times quite disturbing villain and a almost slasher movie tone, the episode was enjoyed by fans of the New and Older Doctors and would see it gaining a Hugo as a result.

1). For Whom The Bell Tolls; Part 1 & 2 (2019, Writ. Tobey Whitehouse & Sarah Dollard)

The Doctor (David Harewood) and Joanna (Daisy Haggard) are planning to amicably depart after all there adventures. But someone has been watching the Doctor and is planning to force the Doctor to make a deadly decision; The Valeyard (Ben Millar) has plans for the Doctor which could threaten the entirety of Space - Time. Now the Doctor must fight his future self to ensure that all those he loves can survive.

The Final Episodes of the Harewood series holds a special place for many people, the reintroduction of the Valeyard and his deadly predicament for the Doctor and the final twist with the Doctor’s regeneration into his 13th incarnation (Ben Millar) which shocked most audiences that watched it (#Valeyard was briefly a trend on Twitter) has capped this episode for many as one of the best of Harewood period, encapsulating all the best moments of the show into an excellent two parter.
It is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (for now) and the year is 1920. Six years of civil war is thankfully finished?

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1920

The Government of London - "Red Britain", "East Britain", "Great Britain"
Prime Minister Sylvia Pankhurst:
Somehow, of all people, it's Sylvia Pankhurst who has proved the compromise candidate to unite the remaining factions in the Second Civil War. She governs through a "Committee of Public Safety" but has not hidden her distaste for the entire rotten system, instead dreaming of soviets like over in Russia. Perhaps one day she'll achieve it, after all there's a good deal of those as is!
Popular Front: Don't expect any coherency out of this lot!
- Labour Party: Still not sure how they got into power at the end of all the civil war, but they're not complaining are they? MacDonald now looks moderate in this bizarre new Britain, and Snowden an outright reactionary. But hey, they're not Liberals, and that counts for a lot.
- Popular Democratic Federation: Pankhurst's lot, they're a very eclectic coalition of anarchists, communists, socialists and even the odd left-liberal [what are you even doing here, Cecil Malone?], they are of course cheering on their Prime Minister [even as she mutters "cult of personality"].
- Liberal Party: Six years ago, H. H. Asquith was Prime Minister and all the noise about civil war over Home Rule was merely theoretical. They still deeply loathe the WSPU for assassinating him at the height of tension. They only found out it wasn't Tories four years in the conflict! They believe that if there's an election [as promised for before the end of 1921], they'll come back to power and get rid of all this nonsense about Socialism.
- Women's Social and Political Union: The reason it had to be Sylvia Pankhurst is that appointing the daughter of Mrs. Pankhurst [even one she disagrees with] was seen as the only way to get the disturbingly-popular WSPU and the "Women's Army" to drop arms for a socialist government. The PM resents this, of course, but it did work in the end, Mrs. Pankhurst refused to continue the fight if it was against her daughter.
- Liberal Unionist Party: For some bizarre reason, this party was resurrected by the Marquess of Lansdowne who switched sides in 1916 in an ill-fated attempt at a compromise peace. He is very insistent that he will take the party into opposition as soon as there's elections, and that he deeply deplores the fact a "woman and communist" is now PM, and of course as an Anglo-Irish peer he insists on "a full and total reconciliation" with Ireland.
"Captain" Oswald Mosley: No one truly knows where he stands. He fought for the Unionists, the Liberals, the Irish Volunteers, the Popular Front and even a bizarre episode where he fought for the WSPU. All we know is that he sides with the "Reds", but believes we need a "stronger hand"...

The Government of Dublin - "Blue Britain", "West Britain", "Ireland"
Prime Minister Henry Wilson:
Six years ago, he couldn't have predicted this. Ireland is still within Union, that much is certain. The Irish Volunteers are losing steam, he fervently believes. But somehow the civil war has ended with socialists in charge in Great Britain. He initially believed it to be a joke when he was told Sylvia Pankhurst was chosen to lead, and even now believe that when he lands in England, the people will rally to him.
Unionist Party: It's no longer the Conservative Party, not after six years of people chanting UNIONIST UNIONIST UNIONIST. Craig and Carson has proven very worried about Wilson's rather dictatorial government, but they still back him nevertheless. There's no other choice.
Underground Opposition: There's a lot of them...
- Irish Labour Party: James Connolly may be dead [executed on Wilson's orders], but his spirit still lives on! Well, after a fashion. One day, the trade unions will rally behind socialism and topple this reactionary government for a free workers' Ireland.
- Irish Parliamentary Party: Now ironically mostly a thing in Liverpool where T. P. O'Connor leads it in exile. The shooting of John and Willie Redmond by Ulster Volunteers has really radicalised them. While still not alike Sinn Féin, they are on some sort of understanding, it seems.
- Sinn Féin: The primary faction of the Irish Volunteers in the fight against British oppression, they still cling on against a wave of Black and Tans led by the tyrant Henry Wilson. One day, Ireland will be free. One day, Ireland will no longer be under the English boot. Erin go brach!

King Edward VIII: Once a lively young man, the war has turned him into a sallow, cynical individual who saw his father be shot by an unknown assassin [some sources say it's Red, other sources say it's Blue, the ambiguity enrages him]. He has refused to appoint a Prime Minister, and has made his desire known from exile in Ottawa. The only way he will return to Britain is if he is granted absolute power. Neither Popular Front nor Unionists agree on that, so he will continue to be in exile and both Pankhurst and Wilson 'technically' not Prime Ministers.