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“Some day you could just walk past a fez.”

Upon entering the Under Gallery the Doctor is so distracted by acquiring a new fez that he fails to notice a painting depicting cybermen. While he might have walked right past it, the day will never come that I will … Continue reading

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‘Welcome to the Under Gallery’

In ‘The Day Of The Doctor’ we are introduced to a secret location beneath the London National Gallery, the Under Gallery. The cover story is that it where Elizabeth the 1st stored all art deemed too dangerous for public consumption. … Continue reading

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“It’s the fall of Arcadia, Gallifrey’s second city.”

What we know about Gallifrey was expanded in ‘The Day Of The Doctor’ with the introduction of Arcadia. It offered a glimpse of life for Gallifreyans beyond the walls of the capital. This can add background detail to the past … Continue reading

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“It’s from your past. Possibly your future, I always get those two mixed up.”

The interface in ‘The Day Of The Doctor’ is able to access information from the Doctor’s mind. It mistakenly assumes a form from his future instead of his past. While it displays the ability to open time portals this is … Continue reading

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“How do you use a weapon of ultimate mass destruction when it can stand in judgement on you?”

After hearing about the Moment for many episodes we finally learn details about it in ‘The Day Of The Doctor’. Stored within the Time Vault in Omega arsenal it is a galaxy eater, the final work of the ancients of … Continue reading

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“You have a top level security rating from your last visit.”

In ‘The Day Of The Doctor’ we learn that UNIT screen all of the Doctor’s known associates. The stated reason being that they can’t allow information about the Doctor or the TARDIS falling into the wrong hands. We learn that … Continue reading

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“All the bigger on the inside starts leaking to the outside. It grows.”

In ‘The Name of The Doctor’ Clara and the Doctor discover the future TARDIS. It is so big that Clara at first mistakes it for a monument. The Doctor realises the truth, that his ships dimension dams have broken causing … Continue reading

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“Go back to your battlefield. You haven’t finished yet. Some of the universe is still standing.”

In the mini-episode ‘Night of the Doctor’ we get a glimpse of what life was like during the Time War. The universe is on the brink of destruction and only the Doctor can save it, but only by changing his … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

The 1976 film ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ concerns an alien, played by David Bowie, who crash lands on Earth. Dealing with time, the corrupting influence of humanity and an aliens attempt to end his exile all have thematic … Continue reading

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“All of history is happening at once. But what does that mean?”

Something has gone very wrong with time in ‘The Wedding of River Song’. Winston Churchill is the Holy Roman Emperor, the war of the Roses enters it second year and pterodactyls fly through the air. All of this is due … Continue reading

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