Monthly Archives: December 2013

“After all these years I’ve finally found somewhere that needs me to stick around.”

‘The Time Of The Doctor’, by Steven Moffat, is the final adventure for the 11th Doctor and resolves many dangling plot threads from across his entire run. It is an adventure that spans a lifetime, exploring what happens when the … Continue reading

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On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact mid-point, everybody stops and turns and hugs as if to say, "Well done. Well done, everyone, we’re halfway out of the dark."

‘A Christmas Carol’ takes place on an unnamed human colony which still celebrates Christmas (the opening narrations says the first settlers called it Crystal Feast but throughout the episode they continue to call it Christmas). It isn’t hard to imagine … Continue reading

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“He’s changed my past, my whole life.”

In ‘A Christmas Carol’ the Doctor is attempting to save a crashing space liner. In order to do so the artificial cloud layer around the planet below must be lowered by cruel Kazran Sardick. Finding him resistant to his request … Continue reading

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“Black Scrolls of Rassilon!”

During ‘The Five Doctors’ a casket bearing the seal of Rassilon and containing black scrolls are discovered in the Castellan’s room. Based on this evidence he is determined to be a traitor, dying before he can clear his name. We … Continue reading

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“I gave you companions to help, an old enemy to fight. Well, it’s a game within a game.”

‘The Five Doctors’ is the clearest example of how the makers of the 80s series envisioned a game of Doctor Who. In retrospect they missed an opportunity to release a tie-in board game based on the episode. The premise is … Continue reading

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