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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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“God speed gentle husband.”

What happened to Queen Elizabeth after the events of ‘The Day Of The Doctor’? In the same year of 1562 Queen Elizabeth became infected with smallpox. This nearly killed her and left her with pock marks that she covered with … Continue reading

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“I was hoping for minimalism, but I think I came up with magician!”

‘Time Heist’, by Stephen Thompson  and Steven Moffat, has a intriguing take on a bank heist but is more style than substance. Strong visuals and special effects, particularly in the design of the alien Teller, make this episode enjoyable, rather … Continue reading

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“I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman but at the time so did the Zygon.”

After much foreshadowing ‘The Day Of The Doctor’ reveals the circumstances in which the Doctor marries Queen Elizabeth. She is not merely shop dressing for the historical period but an important character who is key to the Doctor’s success. Queen … Continue reading

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“That’s why he’s the boss. A soldier so brave he doesn’t need a gun.”

‘Listen’, by Steven Moffat, is a return to the scarier side of the Doctor Who universe. Its premise is that we are never alone and that we are right to be afraid when the hairs on our neck stand on … Continue reading

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“Time Lord art. Bigger on the inside. A slice of real time, frozen.”

Much of the plot of ‘The Day Of The Doctor’ revolves around the use of stasis cubes. They appear as oil paintings, but with a 3D perspective. Like a TARDIS they are bigger on the inside. Primarily they are regarded … Continue reading

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“Robin Hood laughs in the face of all. Ha, ha, ha!”

While Doctor Who is able to do many genres comedy is tricky. The episode needs to be funny without parodying the show itself. It has to still feel as if it is part of the same universe as the ‘serious’ … Continue reading

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“It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes but at last I know where I’m going. Where I’ve always been going. Home.”

Since the release of ‘Doctor Who: Adventures in Space and Time’ those playing have always had to set their campaign pre or post Time War. The default assumption is that you’d play within the current era, with Gallifrey gone and … Continue reading

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“Clara, be my pal. Tell me, am I a good man?”

‘Into the Dalek’, written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat, continues to explore the nature of the 12th Doctor via his enemies. In this case the story revolves around whether the fundamental nature of a Dalek can be changed. Can … Continue reading

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“You might say I’ve been doing this all my lives.”

The exciting climax of ‘The Day of The Doctor’ sees the Doctor recruiting his past and future incarnations in an effort to save Gallifrey. This continues the theme throughout the episode of planting a seed in the Doctor’s past so … Continue reading

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