I mean, after reading this, I just think we need to know. [LINK]
Nikesh Patel—who played Mitch, one of the archaeologists who unknowingly uncovered part of the Dalek’s tentacled body in the episode—spoke of the absurd level of security required when it came to discussing anything to do with the real villain of “Resolution.” Right down to the fact none of the scripts referred to it outside of a code name, apparently:
I got a call from my agent saying they’d love you to be in the Doctor Who Special. I asked them to send me through a script and it was a cracking read, but also a confusing read. It was a really tense horror thriller, but this buried, ancient tentacled evil was only referred to by a codename! As someone who’s not a die-hard Who fan, I thought, ‘That’s a step too far, surely?’
Patel didn’t reveal the name, but his co-star from the special, Charlotte Ritchie—Mitch’s poor fellow archaeologist Lin, who spent a good chunk of the episode under the Dalek’s thrall—took to twitter to confirm that the most terrifying and lethal being this cursed Earth had ever witnessed…was called Kevin.
The Who subforum has been kind of quiet anyway. What did everyone think of the current season? I loved it – this was the best the show had been in ages. So many of my complaints about how Moffat was doing things suddenly no longer applied.