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Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

“The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” is the last adventure of the twentyfifth season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired in 1988. It follows “Silver Nemesis” and it’s a four parts adventure written by Stephen Wyatt and directed by Alan Wareing.

The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) brings Ace (Sophie Aldred) to the planet Segonax, where people are supposed to be very open and tolerant. The atmosphere is not what the Doctor expected and on the way to go to the Psychic Circus where they were invited the two travelers meet people who are far from friendly.

When the Doctor and Ace finally arrive at the circus, they find an even stranger situation. There’s only one family watching the show but soon the travelers realize that if those three spectators get bored the artists end up badly and are replaced by anyone who happens to be there.

Ridley Scott in 2015 (Photo NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, England. He started working as a director for television then moved to cinema and had his debut with “The Duellists” in 1977. He marked science fiction cinema with “Alien” (1979) and “Blade Runner” (1982). He obtained great results in other genres as well with movies such as “Thelma & Louise” (1991) and “Gladiator” (2000).

Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Into the Forest I Go (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Into the Forest I Go” is the 9th episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”.

Note. This article contains spoilers about “Into the Forest I Go”.

Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) is given the explicit order to immediately leave the planet Pahvo but he doesn’t want to leave it to the Klingons and decides to send Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) on the enemy starship for a dangerous mission.

Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” is the 8th episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers about “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”.

Saru (Doug Jones), Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) got sent to the planet Pahvo to find the way to use its unique properties to create a sort of sonar to locate the cloaked Klingon starships. The war is going bad and the Federation needs new progress to change its course. Meanwhile, L’Rell (Mary Chieffo) has the task of interrogating Admiral Katrina Cornwell (Jayne Brook).

Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” is the 7th episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “Lethe”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers about “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”.

There’s a party on the USS Discovery and cadet Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman) tries to push Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) to dance with Lieutenant Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) but everything gets ruined by Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson).