Monthly Archives: January 2012

“There can’t be two Amys in the TARDIS. The paradox is too massive.”

In the heart breaking conclusion of ‘The Girl Who Waited’ the Doctor reveals that he was lying all along. He could never have saved both Amys. This places Rory in the terrible position of having to make a choice between … Continue reading

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“Sit by their bedside for 24 hours and watch them die, or sit in here for 24 hours and watch them live. Which would you choose?”

‘The Girl Who Waited’ demonstrates that it isn’t only the Time Lords who are well versed in temporal physics. While the Doctor is impressed by their facility that controls multiple time streams he is far from shocked or surprised. It … Continue reading

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“Statement… rejected. Do not be alarmed. This is a kindness.”

The main threat in ‘The Girl Who Waited’ comes from the Handbots. Due to poor programming they reject Amy’s explanation that she isn’t a native and that their medicine will kill her. As sophisticated as the Handbots are they are … Continue reading

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“You told me to wait. And I did. A lifetime.”

‘The Girl Who Waited’, written by Tom MacRae, centres around Amy being separated from the TARDIS and having to wait decades for the Doctor to rescue her. In that time she changes. By the time Rory and Doctor have caught … Continue reading

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“Well I have just been turned into a wooden dolly.”

In ‘Night Terrors’ the sinister dolls have the ability to change others into versions of themselves. This ability is particularly scary for an alien or monster to possess. Not only will you effectively ‘die’ you will become the enemy. The … Continue reading

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“Scary stuff. Getting under his skin. Frightening him.”

Fear as a tangible thing is a reoccurring theme in Doctor Who. Not only does it occur in ‘Night Terrors’ but within the same season we also have ‘The God Complex’, featuring room’s that contain your worst fears. The Doctor … Continue reading

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“The TARDIS has gone funny again. Some time… slippy thing. You know the Doctor’s back there in Eastenders Land and we’re stuck here in the past.”

Amy and Rory spend a large majority of ‘Night Terrors’ apart from the Doctor, trying to work out what is going on. Their experiences, along with Rory’s fascination with science fiction, make them quite adept at putting things together and … Continue reading

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“Today we’re answering a cry for help from the scariest place in the universe. A child’s bedroom.”

‘Night Terrors’, by Mark Gatiss, demonstrates that Doctor Who doesn’t always have to be epic. It isn’t an alien invasion or a threat to time itself that gets the Doctor’s attention. No, it is a small child who is frightened. … Continue reading

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“You’ve got a time machine, I’ve got a gun. What the hell – let’s kill Hitler.”

‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ introduced us to Mels, Amy and Rory’s unlikely wild child friend. No sooner has she caught up with them and the Doctor she pulls a gun and hijacks the TARDIS. In my review of the episode I … Continue reading

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Poisoned me… but I’m fine. Well, no, I’m dying, but I’ve got a plan.

Excitement can be generated in an adventure by setting a time limit. In ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ this is provided by the Doctor being poisoned by Melody Pond, leaving him just over 30 minutes to find a cure. This can provide … Continue reading

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