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“Yes. You’ve met them before. Don’t you remember?”

In ‘Day Of The Doctor’ Clara meets the War Doctor and 10th Doctor and asks the 11th Doctor if they are both him. The 11th Doctor is puzzled by this as Clara had encountered both in ‘The Name Of The … Continue reading

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“I am Doctor Idiot!”

‘In The Forest of the Night’, by Frank Cottrell Boyce, presents a fairy tale version of Doctor Who and not in a good way. Clara and Danny have taken a group of Coal Hill School children to a sleepover at … Continue reading

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“Confessional priests. Very popular. Genetically engineered so you forget everything you’ve told them.”

First introduced in ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ we finally get an origin for the Silence in ‘The Time of The Doctor’. Rather than being an alien race we learn that they are created for the Papal Church to act as confessional … Continue reading

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“You were an exceptional Doctor, Clara. Goodness had nothing to do with it.”

‘Flatline’, written by Jamie Mathieson, finds the Doctor trapped in the TARDIS leaving Clara to play his role investigating a spate of missing people in Bristol. Soon she is trying to keep a small group of people alive in train … Continue reading

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“The destiny trap. You can’t change history if you’re part of it.”

A standard time travel trope is that by attempting to change an event you cause it to happen. This is also known as a pre-destination paradox, since the event wouldn’t have happened if you didn’t time travel how could it … Continue reading

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“Did a wizard put a curse on you about mini-breaks?”

‘Mummy on the Orient Express’, written by Jamie Mathieson, is a classic pulp horror story in the vein of ‘The Pyramids of Mars’ and ‘Horror of Fang Rock’. The Doctor takes Clara to a space train for their final adventure … Continue reading

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“Well I did come to Trenzalore and nothing can change that now. Didn’t stop you trying though, did it?”

In ‘The Time Of The Doctor’ we learn that Lady Kovarian led a breakaway chapter of the Papal Mainframe back along the Doctor’s timeline to prevent the siege of Trenzalore. Their plan was to kill the Doctor, ensuring that he … Continue reading

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“Look, when you’ve grown up a bit, you’ll realise that everything doesn’t have to be nice. Some things are just bad.”

‘Kill The Moon’, by Peter Harness, concerns the Doctor and Clara taking Courtney Woods to the moon only to discover that in the future it poses a terrible threat to Earth. With time running out the Doctor leaves it to … Continue reading

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“An Egyptian goddess loose on the Orient Express, in space.”

At the end of ‘The Big Bang’ the Doctor is distracted from solving the dangling plot thread of the exploding TARDIS and the Silence by a phone call. He is told that an Egyptian goddess has been freed from the … Continue reading

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“I’m a caretaker now. Look, I’ve got a brush.”

‘The Caretaker’, written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat, sees the Doctor going undercover at Coal Hill School to deal with an alien menace and intruding upon Clara’s life. This is a story in which the monster is incidental, rather … Continue reading

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