Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) and the Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) in 73 Yards (Image courtesy BBC / Disney+)

“73 Yards” is an episode of the 14th season of the new “Doctor Who” series, also indicated as season 1, and follows “Boom”. It’s available in the UK and Ireland on BBC channels and in many other countries on the Disney+ platform.

Beware that in various adverts and marketing materials, this season is promoted as season 1, marking the start of production by Bad Wolf and distribution by Disney+, hence the double notation. On BBC’s website, “73 Yards” is indicated as episode 4 of 8 while Disney+ indicates it as episode 5.

The Killing Machine by Jack Vance

The novel “The Killing Machine” by Jack Vance was published for the first in 1964. It’s the second book in the Demon Princes series and follows “The Star King”.

Kirth Gersen agrees to work as a spy for the police but only after completing his mission does he discover that one of the criminals he had to face was actually Kokor Hekkus. Nicknamed The Killing Machine, he’s one of the demon princes Gersen wants to kill and was operating under a false name.

A trace leads Kirth Gersen to investigate a series of kidnappings carried out by Kokor Hekkus to obtain large ransoms. Interchange is an unofficial organization that acts as an intermediary between kidnappers and anyone who wants to pay the ransom. Gersen discovers that among Interchange’s “guests” is Alusz Iphigenia Eperje-Tokay, a girl who claims to come from the mythical planet Thamber, where Hekkus is said to have a base.

Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) and the Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) in Boom (Image courtesy BBC / Disney+)

“Boom” is an episode of the 14th season of the new “Doctor Who” series, also indicated as season 1, and follows “The Devil’s Chord”. It’s available in the UK and Ireland on BBC channels and in many other countries on the Disney+ platform.

Beware that in various adverts and marketing materials, this season is promoted as season 1, marking the start of production by Bad Wolf and distribution by Disney+, hence the double notation. On BBC’s website, “Boom” is indicated as episode 3 of 8 while Disney+ indicates it as episode 4.

The Downloaded by Robert J. Sawyer

The novel “The Downloaded” by Robert J. Sawyer was published for the first time in 2023 as an audiobook and in 2024 as a book.

When Captain Letitia Garvey finds herself in her body after spending four subjective years in a virtual world produced by her mind in a quantum computer, she expects the spaceship Hokule’a to have reached the Proxima Centauri system. Instead, it soon becomes clear that she and the rest of the crew are on Earth, in the Quantum Cryonics Institute in Waterloo, Canada. Outside, there are only ruins.

The situation for the newly awakened astronauts becomes even more complicated when they realize that they are not the only humans present at the Institute. Another group of people has awakened and they are criminals who agreed to serve a sort of virtual sentence as part of a rehabilitation project. How can the astronauts trust them?

Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) and the Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) in The Devil's Chord (Image courtesy BBC / Disney+)

“The Devil’s Chord” is an episode of the 14th season of the new “Doctor Who” series, also indicated as season 1, and follows “Space Babies”. It’s available in the UK and Ireland on BBC channels and in many other countries on the Disney+ platform.

Beware that in various adverts and marketing materials, this season is promoted as season 1, marking the start of production by Bad Wolf and distribution by Disney+, hence the double notation. On BBC’s website, “The Devil’s Chord” is indicated as episode 2 of 8 while Disney+ indicates it as episode 3.

Note. This article contains some spoilers about “The Devil’s Chord”.