Monthly Archives: January 2014

“It fell to Earth on the Ascension Islands. Burnt in its crater for three days before anybody could get near it and all that time it was screaming. It must have gone insane.”

In ‘Dalek’ we first learn that the Doctor isn’t the only survivor of the Time War. A single Dalek fell through time, landing in 1962. For 50 years it was brought and sold by different collectors until it finally ended … Continue reading

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“Everything has its time and everything dies.”

‘The End of The Word’, unsurprisingly, is about coming to terms with the end of things. Rose not only witnesses the destruction of her planet but realises that her mother and everyone else she knows will die and from her … Continue reading

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“There was a war and we lost.”

We don’t know exactly how much time has passed for the Doctor following the Time War. His reaction to his appearance in ‘Rose’ is hardly conclusive proof that this is a recent change. This means that there is room to … Continue reading

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“All that counts is here and now, and this is me.”

When Doctor Who returned it divested itself a lot of history. Rose was our point of view, in the same position as those who had never watched the show before. The mythos was reintroduced slowly, with the Doctor reluctant to … Continue reading

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“Who are you, then, Doctor? What are you called? What sort of alien are you?”

In ‘The End of World’ Rose suddenly realises that she has accepted a trip with a stranger who has taken her to a completely alien future. That the TARDIS is inside her head, translating what she hears and in effect … Continue reading

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