Monthly Archives: December 2011

“I have written down some of these dreams in the form of fiction… um… not that it would be of any interest..”

Any movie that reimagines Doctor Who will have a hard time producing a storyline that could possibly capture the essential essence of the series. A games master has a much easier and exciting prospect. Nearly fifty years of television, books … Continue reading

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“I’m just trying to take care of things. I’m the Caretaker.”

‘The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe’, by Steven Moffat, is a loving homage to ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’, Christmas and motherhood. Not to mention that a large part of the plot was based around the idea … Continue reading

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“So maybe this is it! First contact! The day mankind officially comes into contact with an alien race.”

In reimaging Doctor who a games master also gets to reimagine Earth’s history, at least in relation to what has been depicted in the tv show. Nothing can be taken for granted any more. The most obvious deviation from our … Continue reading

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“My planet’s gone. It’s dead. It burned… It’s just rocks and dust. Before its time… There was a war.”

One of the most ingenious aspects of the New Series was the introduction of the Time War. The Doctor wasn’t just an exile, he was now the last of his kind. What better way to make the title character even … Continue reading

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“Today, the Kaled race is ended, consumed in a fire of war. But, from its ashes will rise a new race.”

In reinterpreting Doctor Who we must consider the Daleks. No other race has had as much impact on the show, changing the very course of the series. Even their names are bigger that the Doctor’s on the Peter Cushing movie … Continue reading

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“Eh? Doctor who? What’s he talking about…?”

Marvel’s ‘Ultimate’ line was very successful in its early years at refining characters to their core. The advantage they had was that they could draw upon decades of material, picking only the best elements to introduce into their re-imagining, will … Continue reading

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“You are privileged, young man, to be the first visitor to our time and space machine.”

The rumours have once again begun that there will be a ‘Doctor Who’ movie, reinventing the franchise for the big screen. It remains to be seen whether this actually materialises but it does suggest a new way to run a … Continue reading

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“The mark of the Corsair. Fantastic bloke. He had that snake as a tattoo in every regeneration. Didn’t feel like himself without the tattoo.”

In ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ we are introduced to the legend of the Corsair. The very idea of a Time Lord that the Doctor looked up to and might even has inspired him to follow the life he has led. The … Continue reading

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“Many travellers have come through the rift, like Auntie and Uncle and Nephew. I repair them when they break.”

God-like abilities are common in science fiction so it is not surprising that more than few have been encountered by the Doctor. Amongst their number are the Guardians, the Eternals, the Osirians, the Celestial Toy Maker and now House. One … Continue reading

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“Outside the universe, where we’ve never, ever been.”

Technically, as Rory points out,  you can’t go outside the universe. The universe is all that there is so by definition there isn’t anything else to go ‘out’ into. That being said that isn’t any reason why you need that … Continue reading

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