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Doctor Who on HBO Max: 14 timeless episodes to get you started right away

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Adventure! Aliens! Famous historical figures, in adventures with aliens! Doctor Who has it all. And new streaming service HBO Max is the place to watch Doctor Who online, right up to the recent season 12 finale.

The long-running BBC TV show is surely one of the most flexible formats ever to grace our screens. Armed with a time machine and an irrepressible sense of humor, the series blasts off through distant past and beguiling future, running the spectrum of drama and emotion from comedy to action to spine-tingling horror. 

Doctor Who began in 1963, and you can watch the original classic show on streaming service Britbox. After a few years off, it returned in 2005 and became a global phenomenon with its thrilling mix of mind-bending sci-fi action, lovable leads and chillingly scary villains. All 12 seasons of the revived show are available on HBO Max, so whether you’re a fan or you’re new to the show, here are some great standalone episodes you can stream right away when the service launches. This isn’t a list of the best episodes or a complete overview, just a quick sample of how exciting and varied Doctor Who truly is. Enjoy. 

Rose

The time-traveling series burst onto screens in 2005 and immediately laid out its pitch with this breathless romp. It was designed to be the perfect introduction — or re-introduction — for Doctor Who, giving us two charismatic leads in Billie Piper‘s Rose and Christopher Eccleston‘s mysterious alien Doctor. It’s funny and energetic and maybe even a little scary. You’ll never look at shop mannequins the same way again.

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The Girl in the Fireplace

A dying spaceship is a window into a love story that spans a lifetime in this inventive and emotional episode. David Tennant took over as the Doctor for season 2, and this is one of the stories that shows him at his most irresistible.  

Human Nature/The Family of Blood

The Doctor is an all-knowing and ageless alien … but what if he weren’t? This emotional season 3 two-parter features Tennant’s Doctor transforming into a human being, ably assisted by much underappreciated companion Martha, played by Freema Agyeman. But sinister alien enemies are never far away. 

Blink

Doctor Who has introduced us to decades of terrifying and memorable monsters, and this deft vignette features the instantly iconic Weeping Angels: statues that come for you when your eyes close, even if only for a moment. Blink is both agonizingly suspenseful and utterly affecting. Not only that, it highlights Doctor Who’s endless versatility by barely featuring the Doctor at all.  

The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End

The season 4 climax is an over-the-top encore for writer and producer Russell T. Davies, who stepped down from his role at the helm of the show with this unashamed greatest hits collection. As big and fun as Doctor Who gets, it’s a nonstop extravaganza of show-stopping moments with a galaxy of guest stars and villains drawn from the show’s entire run. 

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The Eleventh Hour

Matt Smith bursts onto the scene as a new Doctor in the first episode of season 5. Smith’s youthful energy is matched by his delightful eccentricity, instantly establishing him and his delicious chemistry with new companion Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillen.

Vincent and the Doctor

Hanging out with legendary historical figures is a staple of the show. Season 3’s The Shakespeare Code is a funny one, and season 5’s Vincent and the Doctor is the heart-rending one. The Doctor and Amy meet deeply troubled painter Van Gogh in this nuanced sketch from writer Richard Curtis.

The Day of the Doctor

Tennant and Piper join Smith in the 50th anniversary special, a witty and exciting romp through time unleashing a terrible secret from the darkest hours of the past: a man they call the War Doctor…

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Deep Breath

A new Doctor takes charge in season 8, and it’s no more mister nice guy. Peter Capaldi and his “attack eyebrows” take the lead in this gothic chiller, showing a darker side in a devastating final showdown.

Heaven Sent

Perhaps the finest hour from showrunner Steven Moffatt, this season 9 episode focuses on the Doctor losing his mind in a strange castle. It’s surreal, mind-bending and utterly riveting.


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Rosa

Season 11 introduced new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and a trio of new companions. One of the most powerful episodes of Doctor Who ever, this shatteringly direct encounter with Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement boldly strips away science fictions’s usual metaphors to directly confront racism. 

Fugitive of the Judoon

The most recent season is season 12, and you can find it on HBO Max along with all the other seasons and all the other Doctors going back to 2005. In this mid-season episode, showrunner Chris Chibnall heralds a revelation reaching back into the very DNA of the show…

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Fauci says U.S. needs to ‘hunker down’ for fall and winter

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As the U.S. makes its way to the flu season, the citizens can’t go easy in their fight against this ongoing pandemic, mentioned Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday. Even though the total number of latest daily cases for the COVID-19 disease in the United States has been slowly yet steadily declining in the past two weeks straight, the numbers are still fairly close to 200,000 deaths pertaining to COVID-19 along with 6 million+ cases of confirmed infections.

Fauci also mentioned that we have to be cautious & work through the winter and fall season. This is because things are in no way going to be survivable with a plethora of other diseases lurking in the background.

Fauci is the director for the National Institute of Allergies & Infectious Diseases who spoke regarding the vaccine trials for COVID-19 as well as the chances of surges deemed to happen after Labor Day. He went on to note that when the United States manages to control the disease in a certain region, another one emerges as a hot spot.

This spike in the number inevitably appears whenever the states happen to lift their restrictions related to social distancing. As per Fauci, this transition from a controlled area to a hot spot is actually a depressing sight, given the fact that we already know what is responsible for the same.

One among the leading researchers for AIDS since the year 1980s, Fauci, also happened to warn about how dangerous it could be when people start undermining this virus. He also went on to compare this new pandemic to that of the initial days of the HIV virus that started with some gay men & decades later; there were 70 million+ infected individuals with millions dead of the disease.

He mentioned that the people have been through a pandemic of this intensity before, and underestimating its potential would only bring disastrous consequences. Fauci’s comments related to the requirement for scientists and doctors to approach this disease with complete seriousness came just after the President was heard saying that the pandemic seriousness has been minimized as per Sports Grind Entertainment.

President Donald Trump has been highly criticized for the response made by him with regard to this virus. According to the President, he was playing down the scenario, given the fact that there was no need to create panic.

Although Fauci didn’t actually mention these statements provided by the President, he surely reflected on the lessons learned from this mistake. He also added that we had no idea about the virus from the very first day. However, as we learn more about it, we need to be flexible and change the recommendations, policies, guidelines, as well as other mandates as per the information obtained.

Fauci also mentioned that these vaccine trials have been progressing particularly well. He repeated his caution and added it with optimism stating that a vaccine might be ready as we approach the end of 2020. However, he made no comment related to the vaccine trials being conducted at the University of Oxford that was paused for the week after one participant in the United Kingdom happened to develop an issue in the spinal cord area. When enquired about the possibility of a 2nd wave for the cases in the United States, Fauci mentioned that he isn’t debating about the 2nd surge given the fact that we haven’t yet overcome the first one. While the country is ridden with fear of the speculations of an influenza season that might start in the month of October, it might overwhelm the country’s health care protocol, which is overrun with COVID-19 patients.

Although there is some good news coming in from Australia, things are looking good for the United States. Australia experienced the lightest influenza cases due to the social distancing protocol in place for COVID-19 infection.

However, it isn’t clear whether the United States would experience a similar fate in this regard. To this, Fauci commented that he has no idea of the situation and its future, so he wouldn’t want to predict anything positive or negative related to the pandemic.

 

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IT ministry banned 118 more apps including PUBG: Here’s the full list

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The Indian government once again banned 118 Chinese applications. The name of PUBG is also included in these apps. 118 other mobile applications of China have been banned by the IT Ministry.

The Ministry of Information Technology had received several complaints from various sources, stating that users’ data is being stolen incorrectly through some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms. 

Here is the full list of apps banned by the government on September 2:

Other Apps which are banned by the Government are :

21.Tencent Weiyun

22.Pitu

23.WeChat Work

24.Cyber Hunter

25.Cyber Hunter Lite

26. Knives Out-No rules, just fight!

27.Super Mecha Champions

28.LifeAfter

29.Dawn of Isles

30.Ludo World-Ludo Superstar

31.Chess Rush

32.PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik

33.PUBG MOBILE LITE

34.Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade

35.Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon

36.Dank Tanks

37.Warpath

38.Game of Sultans

39.Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos

40.Smart AppLock (App Protect)

& 10 Bands Equalizer

 

61.Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer

62.Web Browser – Secure Explorer

63.Music Player – Audio Player

64.Video Player – All Format HD Video Player

65.Lamour Love All Over The World

66.Amour- video chat & call all over the world.

67.MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community

68.MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor

69.APUS Message Center-Intelligent management

70.LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers

91.Murderous Pursuits

92.Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology

93.Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese

94.HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream

95.Little Q Album

96.Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords

97.Hi Meitu

98.Mobile Legends: Pocket

99.VPN for TikTok

100.VPN for TikTok

101.Penguin E-sports Live assistant

102. Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices

103.iPick

104.Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie

105.Parallel Space Lite – Dual App

106.”Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC

107.MARVEL Super War NetEase Games

108.AFK Arena

109.Creative Destruction NetEase Games

110.Crusaders of Light NetEase Games

111.Mafia City Yotta Games

112.Onmyoji NetEase Games

113.Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games

114. Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded

115.Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games

116.Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games

117.Soul Hunters

118.Rules of Survival

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PUBG Banned In India : India’s Third Surgical Strike On Chinese Apps !!

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The Indian government banned PUBG 

A ban is imposed on PUBG as well as on 118 Chinese applications.

The Ministry of Information Technology had received several complaints from various sources, stating that users’ data is being stolen incorrectly through some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms. Let me tell you that even before that 57 applications of China were banned, including Tiktok’s name.

India’s 3rd Surgical Strike on Chinese Apps

The Indian government has conducted another digital strike against China. The Ministry of Information and Technology on Wednesday banned 118 mobile applications, including the mobile game PubG. This is India’s third digital strike on China’s mobile apps. Earlier, at the end of June, India had banned 47 apps from China including Tiktok, and then 59 Chinese apps at the end of July. The government has cited national security behind this decision.

Why PUBG is banned in India Now?

The statement said that the government has banned 118 such apps which are a threat to India’s sovereignty and integrity, defense of India, the security of the state, and peacekeeping. It said that the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) has received several complaints from various sources. The complaints also include reports of some mobile app users (users) on platforms such as Android and iOS being stolen and stored on servers outside the country.

It is said in the statement that such information is being compiled, analyzed, etc., which are a threat to national security and the defense of India. These ultimately pose a risk to India’s sovereignty and integrity. This is a very serious issue, which required quick action.

According to data analytics firm Senser Tower,

PUBG Mobile is the world’s highest-grossing gaming app. PUBG Mobile’s lifetime collection is about Rs 22,457 crore. 

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