Monthly Archives: February 2012

Timewyrm

OVERVIEW Rather ambitiously the Virgin New Adventure range started with a series of interconnected stories. ‘Genesys’, ‘Exodus’, ‘Apocalypse’ and ‘Revelation’ were all part of the ‘Timewyrm’ saga. I think this did cause some reluctance from some to buy the first … Continue reading

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Stories too broad and too deep for the small screen

One of the things I miss is the regular stream of Doctor Who fiction that I enjoyed during the 90s up until 2005. It was a way to keep the torch burning during the long wilderness years and what they … Continue reading

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“So, what do Time Lords pray to?”

The Doctor initially believes that the minotaur in ‘The God Complex’ is talking about himself when he describes an ancient creature, drenched in blood and drifting through space. That is until is made clear the Beast is talking about the … Continue reading

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“An ancient creature, drenched in the blood of the innocent, drifting in space through an endless, shifting maze.”

We get little background on the minotaur in ‘The God Complex’. It is mentioned they are a distant cousin of the Nimon. They share the same general form and an ability to drain energy from other species. The difference appears … Continue reading

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“I stole your childhood and now I’ve led you by the hand to your death.”

‘The God Complex’ certainly does have a high body count. It is these events that make the Doctor decide he can no longer put Rory and Amy at risk, that eventually they’ll die as well. Death is a topic I’ve … Continue reading

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“Offer someone all of time and space and they’ll take that, too. Which is why you shouldn’t.”

The Doctor does a lot of soul searching in ‘The God Complex’. This self examination does much of the analysis that I try to do in these articles. By understanding the character we can understand the nature of the show … Continue reading

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“Which is fine, until the inhabitants get all secular and advanced enough to build bonkers prisons.”

The hotel in ‘The God Complex’ is eventually revealed to be a prison. A highly advanced prison that snatches people from throughout space and creates rooms containing their worst fears in order to feed the only inmate but a prison … Continue reading

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“The corridors twist and stretch, rooms vanish and pop up somewhere else. It’s like the hotel’s alive.”

In ‘The God Complex’ the Doctor quickly identifies that the hotel they find themselves in is an alien construct. Soon after they discover that the configuration of the hotel can be shifted, the perfect maze for the minotaur that is … Continue reading

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“Oh, you’re good. Oh, she’s good. Amy, with regret, you’re fired.”

One of the things I really enjoyed about ‘The God Complex’, written by Toby Whithouse, was the cast of supporting characters. Established early Rita, Howie, Joe and Gibbs are all strong characters, each playing a role that strengthens the story. … Continue reading

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