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“Probably best to stay out of the larder. It’ll get a bit noisy in there later.”

Since ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ Madam Vastra has been portrayed as one of the Doctors closest allies. She is still a Silurian, first encountered by the Doctor slaughtering tunnel workers and commuters. Although married to her human, Jenny, … Continue reading

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“Hello, hello rubbish robots from the dawn of time.”

‘Deep Breath’ is a tangential sequel to ‘The Girl In The Fireplace’. At some point the 51st century ship SS Marie Antoinette (sister ship to the SS Madame de Pompadour) travels back in time to at least the age of … Continue reading

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“You Never Answer Your Phone.”

I’ve discussed before the idea of the Doctor being on call here but we also know that the Doctor can be very difficult to get hold of, even if you have his phone number. River Song has to graffiti the … Continue reading

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM: THE WRONG DOCTORS

‘The Wrong Doctors’, written by Matt Fitton, tries to resolve the mystery of how the Doctor first met Melanie Bush. Having being pulled from his future he attempts to drop her off at Pease Pottage just as a slightly older … Continue reading

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM: TALES FROM THE VAULT

‘Tales From The Vault’, written by Jonathan Morris, is unusual for a Companion Chronicle in that it is pretty much a full production with 6 voice actors. The main actors are Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso, not reprising their … Continue reading

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM: THE FORBIDDEN TIME

‘The Forbidden Time’, written by David Lock, is a companion chronicle narrated by Anneke Wills as Polly and Frazer Hines as Jamie. It is a atmospheric tale in which a species who can walk through time, the Vist, cordon off … Continue reading

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM: PERI AND THE PISCON PARADOX

‘Peri and The Piscon Paradox’, written by Nev Fountain, is a very entertaining Companion Chronicle. The 5th Doctor and Peri arrive in LA, 2009 to deal with a fish like alien only to bump into an older Peri. Making great … Continue reading

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“Oh, you’ve been eliminating yourself from history. You know you could be reconstructed by the hole you left.”

In ‘Nightmare In Silver’ Mr Clever (the cyber planner Doctor) correctly identifies that the Doctor has been deleting himself from databanks (including those of the cyberiad) but that his absence from the information would allow someone to work out that … Continue reading

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“I’ve been renewed! It’s part of the TARDIS. Without it, I couldn’t survive.”

It is commonly accepted that any Time Lord can regenerate due to an inherent biological process but in ‘The Power Of The Daleks’ the Doctor indicates that this is possible thanks to the TARDIS. This theory is mostly supported by … Continue reading

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“I met you once, in the Gamma Forests. You don’t remember me.”

In ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ we are introduced to Lorna Bucket. Having once met the Doctor she joined the Church so that she might meet him again. When she does she is dying and realises the Doctor doesn’t … Continue reading

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