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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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“Peace in our time.”

‘The Day Of The Doctor’ could be an example of the first successful alliance with an alien race, thanks to the Doctor engineering it so both parties were concerned with making the best deal for all involved (because they didn’t … Continue reading

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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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