The Doctor Returns to Karn in a New Doctor Who Prologue



You may remember Karn as the planet where the Paul McGann Doctor regenerated into the War Doctor. Nothing so dramatic happens this time, except that Peter Capaldi finally seems to be turning into the more confident smartass I was hoping for from the beginning. The humor is essential here, because the dialogue is otherwise so ambiguous as to be meaningless – it is, as always, easier for writers to set up mysteries than to resolve them.

See what you think. It’s just under two minutes long.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist