Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spirit Uprising, Part 1

In June 1900 the Boxers made a determined effort to repulse the foreigners who were living in the their land. Rightly or wrongly they felt that Europeans were corrupting their country through politics, religion, economics and even through the opium … Continue reading

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“Then what is the point of you?”

The above comment is Amy’s response to the Doctor when he admits he can’t always save people. Amy has just lost Rory and this is no time for her discover that the Doctor isn’t the fairy tale being that she … Continue reading

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“What’s this, attack of the old people?”

Each of the scenarios presented to the Doctor and his companions in ‘Amy’s Choice’ are reminiscent of adventures the Doctor has experienced before. In fact the situation in Leadworth is so familiar the Doctor immediately sees through Mrs Poggit’s nice … Continue reading

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“No idea how you can be here, but there’s only one person in the universe who hates me as much as you do.”

The chief villain of ‘Amy’s Choice’ is a mysterious character who calls himself the Dream Lord. His identity is teased throughout the episode during which he belittles the Doctor and torments Amy and Rory. The big revelation is that the … Continue reading

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“Tweet, tweet. Time to sleep.”

In ‘Amy’s Choice’ by Simon Nye, the TARDIS crew are presented with a challenge, determine which one of two scenarios is reality and which is the dream. The price for making the wrong choice is death. In a roleplaying game … Continue reading

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YEAR WITHOUT SUMMER, PART 3

Having been spotted Phillipa threw an oil lamp on the bedroom floor, weakening the Ice Lord, but not enough to stop him from using his sonic weapon which narrowly missed her and shattered a mirror. Fleeing Phillipa and the Inspector … Continue reading

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YEAR WITHOUT SUMMER, PART 2

The Inspector and Phillipa had good reason to wear the warm clothes they’d worn in ‘Forever Twilight’ and at first thought the TARDIS instruments were faulty because it said they’d arrived in July but snow was thick on the ground … Continue reading

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YEAR WITHOUT SUMMER, PART 1

In 1816 the Earth experienced a miniature ice age. This is thought to have been brought about by a series of volcanic eruptions, the resulting ash clouds enshrouding the Earth and preventing the Sun, already at the weakest point of … Continue reading

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“The Earth was burning. Our sun had turned on us, and every other nation had fled to the skies.”

It is difficult to fit the time line of ‘Beast Below’ into the rest of Who continuity. The story is set in the 33rd century but the great disaster that forced everyone to flee occurred around the 29th century. Consulting … Continue reading

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“Nobody human has anything to say to me today!”

Amy and the Doctor’s relationship is badly damaged in ‘Beast Below’ and could potentially have been the end of their adventures together. Like Adam she would have been ceremonially dropped back home having failed to meet the standard that he … Continue reading

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