Link Tank: The Real Science Behind Doctor Who’s Tardis

The Does It Fly? podcast, Ghosts, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Shōgun, and more in today’s edition of Link Tank!

Doctor Who's Tardis traveling through time
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Our friends at Roddenberry Entertainment dive into the science and story logic behind Doctor Who’s iconic TARDIS on the latest episode of Does it Fly? This episode, which you can watch below, is presented by ScreenUK. “Does It Fly?” puts pop culture properties to the test. Check it out weekly on and subscribe wherever you listen!

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Rebecca Wisocky of Ghosts talks about the big reveal of her character’s long-ago death and other recent shocking revelations on the show.

“‘This is something that our show does really well, balancing that zany screwball comedy with much more sophisticated jabs at the human condition… I think the audience probably assumed that she died of an overdose, as she’s so incredibly fond of cocaine,’ Wisocky says. ‘I was happy that they didn’t make that choice, so we get to preserve the horrible evil delight of her being a drug fiend.’”

Read more at Variety

Elza González is among the cast of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, which presents Guy Ritchie’s signature spin on WWII history.

“González plays Marjorie Stewart, an actress, singer, and model who also dabbled in espionage during World War II. In real life, Stewart lived on the margins of history, playing pivotal roles in operations that remain classified to this day. The version of Stewart that González plays in Ministry could have easily followed suit — but Guy Ritchie had other plans.”

Read more at Inverse

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The original Shōgun miniseries had John Blackthorne at its center, but the FX adaptation has made it clear where the story’s focus lies.

“In ‘Crimson Sky,’ the series’ penultimate episode, Shōgun makes one matter emphatically clear: this has always been Lady Toda Mariko’s (Anna Sawai) story. Like a quality tactician, the series balanced on a knife’s edge for eight episodes before revealing its hand. The figure who completes Shōgun‘s triumvirate ceases to hide in the shadows.”

Read more at Collider