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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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“He trusted you. Are you judging him?”

‘Deep Breath’, written by Steven Moffat, tackles the tricky post-regeneration story by focusing on both Clara and the Doctor attempting to understand who this new incarnation is. Madame Vestra, Jenny and Strax are on hand to aide the transition with … Continue reading

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“You were just talking to me, I know. I’m a time traveller, figure it out.”

The Doctors need to get in the Black Archive but it is TARDIS proof. How do they do it? In ‘The Day of the Doctor’ the War Doctor realises they don’t actually need to land. They just need the ‘Gallifrey … Continue reading

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“The Black Archive. Highest security rating on the planet.”

The Black Archive, shown for the first time in ‘The Day Of The Doctor’, is mentioned on page 24 of ‘Defending The Earth: The UNIT sourcebook’. There it says it is situated at an undisclosed location in Central London. We … Continue reading

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“It’s funny, isn’t it? If I’m Zygon then my clothes must be Zygon to, so what happens if I loose a shoe or something?”

In ‘The Day of The Doctor’ the Zygons and the humans they are impersonating can’t remember who is the original and who is the copy. This isn’t the first time that ‘Doctor Who’ has explored the concept. Most notably ‘The … Continue reading

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