Welcome to the review for “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”. Yes, it’s the season finale for series 11.
Answering nine separate distress calls, the Doctor and friends arrive on the remnants of a brutal battlefield on the planet Ranskoor Av Kolos. This planet has many secrets. It’s name translates to “disintegration of the soul”. An amnesiac commander with a missing crew? Mysterious vibrating objects? Who or what are the Ux? A deadly reckoning awaits the Doctor and friends once they begin to have the answers.
The TARDIS lands on Ranskoor Av Kolos, a planet with a psychic field that alters one’s perception of reality. The Doctor provides her companions with counteracting neurobalancers. They come across an amnesiac pilot, Paltraki. Paltraki gets a video signal from a woman, Andinio, and Tzim-Sha, who warns Paltraki to bring him an item, a rock floating in a protective shell, in exchange for his crew. Graham and Ryan look for the crew, while the Doctor, Yasmin and Paltraki seek Tzim-Sha. They encounter Andinio, who takes them to Tzim-Sha and Delph; Andinio and Delph are the Ux, a telekinetic race of faith-driven dimensional engineers. Tzim-Sha has been trapped on Ranskoor and the Ux consider him their “creator”; he has had them shrink planets to tiny objects: the item from Paltraki’s ship. Yasmin and Paltraki discover four similar planets, while Tzim-Sha begins the same to Earth. The Doctor convinces the Ux to stop the process and help her return the planets. Graham and Ryan find the crew in stasis chambers. Ryan leads the crew to safety, and after, they stow Tzim-Sha in a stasis chamber. The Doctor, the Ux, and Paltraki’s crew work together to return the planets, and the Doctor and her companions are off to more adventures.
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