2024

Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson), the Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Mel Bush (Bonnie Langford) in Empire of Death (Image courtesy BBC / Disney+)

“Empire of Death” is an episode of the 14th season of the new “Doctor Who” series, also indicated as season 1, and follows “The Legend of Ruby Sunday”. It’s also the season finale. 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, “Empire of Death” is indicated as episode 8 of 8 while Disney+ indicates it as episode 9.

The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

The novel “The Night Land” by William Hope Hodgson was published for the first time in 1912.

When his wife, Lady Mirdath the Beautiful, dies, her widower falls into a state of great prostration. He loved his wife very much and had a very special connection with her, as they literally shared some very special dreams.

In his state, the man starts having a vision of a very distant future in which the Sun is dead and the last human beings live underground. On that Earth whose surface is inhabited by monstrous creatures, the souls of the two spouses have reunited in new human incarnations. However, the two of them are separated and the man must face the darkness to reunite with his beloved.

The Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) in The Legend of Ruby Sunday (Image courtesy BBC / Disney+)

“The Legend of Ruby Sunday” is an episode of the 14th season of the new “Doctor Who” series, also indicated as season 1, and follows “Rogue”. 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 Legend of Ruby Sunday” is indicated as episode 7 of 8 while Disney+ indicates it as episode 8.

The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal

The novel “The Fated Sky” by Mary Robinette Kowal was published for the first time in 2018. It’s the second novel in the Lady Astronaut series and follows “The Calculating Stars”.

Elma York serves on the route between the Earth and the Moon but during a return to Earth the spacecraft ends up off course. She realizes that things on the planet are complicated when a group of armed people kidnaps the crew. Those are Earth Firsters.

That experience has a positive outcome but Elma still finds herself in the midst of controversy when the first mission to Mars is set up. She’s now known as the Lady Astronaut and is very often used as the face of the space program in public relations.

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

“Rogue” is an episode of the 14th season of the new “Doctor Who” series, also indicated as season 1, and follows “Dot and Bubble”. 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, “Rogue” is indicated as episode 6 of 8 while Disney+ indicates it as episode 7.