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“Doctor, listen to me! Everything that ever hated you is coming here tonight.”

In Doctor Who’s long history there have been many monsters and aliens but only a few make it big. Only a few repeatedly return to menace the Doctor. Only a few are as recognisable as the main character or the … Continue reading

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“Old High Gallifreyan. The lost language of the Time Lords.”

In ‘Time Of The Angels’ the Doctor and Amy discover that River Song has left them a message, inscribed in High Gallifreyan on a starliner Home Box. The Doctor explains to Amy that High Gallifreyan could burn stars, raise empires … Continue reading

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“Today, we are the headlines. We can rewrite history. We could prevent mankind from ever developing.”

With the information provided by Adam the Editor knows all about the TARDIS and has a key to get inside. ‘The Long Game’ hints at what could happen if a villain gains control of a time machine. The Editor suggests … Continue reading

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“Every piece of information in his head is now mine. And you have infinite knowledge, Doctor.”

During ‘The Long Game’ the Editor reveals that much of his power comes from the fact that the majority of the population have a computer chip installed that allows him to access their memories. When Adam has the same type … Continue reading

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“The right word in the right broadcast repeated often enough can destabilise an economy, invent an enemy, change a vote.”

‘The Long Game’ reveals that the human race was held back by the mighty Jagrafess  manipulating the media.  This satire targets the practices of large media companies as well as tapping into modern day concerns that our news and entertainment … Continue reading

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The French drama ‘The Returned’ (‘Les Revenants’) tells the story of what happens in a small mountain town when the dead reappear, alive and well with no memory of their death. The series is strangely haunting and a perfect scenario … Continue reading

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“I propose an Institute to investigate these strange happenings and to fight them. I would call it Torchwood.”

At the conclusion of ‘Tooth and Claw’ Queen Victoria forms the Torchwood institute. Its purpose is to investigate strange happenings and fight them, having recently been made aware of their existence. She makes mention that the Doctor should beware if … Continue reading

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“The entire Human Race is gonna be torn down and rebuilt in the form of one terrified child looking for its mother, and nothing in the world can stop it!”

In ‘The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances’ the Doctor learns that the release of Chula nanogenes have mistakenly used the mangled, body of a boy wearing a gas mask as a template for reconstruction. For a moment he doesn’t see a … Continue reading

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“I only take the best. I’ve got Rose.”

One of the 9th Doctors’ missteps for me was his treatment of Adam in ‘The Long Game’. Picked up during ‘Dalek’ the Doctor rejects him as a companion because he tried to send knowledge of future into the past, to … Continue reading

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“I am a soldier. I was bred to receive orders.”

In ‘Dalek’ the last remaining member of the titular species realises that it is the last. Its most pressing concern is where it will now receive its orders. It actually asks the Doctor what is should do now. The Doctor … Continue reading

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