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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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“So the official history says, but there are many rumours and legends to the contrary.”

In ‘The Five Doctors’ the 2nd Doctor tries to explain the contradictory history of Rassilon. He is generally accepted as a great figure but rumour indicates that he was also cruel, causing the Time Lords to rebel against him, locking … Continue reading

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“You’re a talented watercolourist, professor of psychology and ghost hunter. Total pleasure. Massive.”

‘Hide’ has the Doctor and Clara crashing a ghost hunt at Caliburn House conducted by Major Alec Palmer and Emma Grayling. Supernatural investigations are can serve as the inspiration for an adventure or the basis of a campaign. The classic … Continue reading

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“And I know things. Secrets that must never be told.”

I’ve already discussed how secrets are a key element of Doctor Who here and the Doctor discusses his own secrets in ‘The Rings of Akhaten’. It is a great speech and one worth analysing. It gives us the perspective of … Continue reading

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“Emergency. You’re my boyfriend.”

In ‘Time Of The Doctor’ Clara accidentally makes the Doctor think she wants him to be her boyfriend. She quickly clarifies that she only wants him to pretend to be her boyfriend for the benefit of her family who are … Continue reading

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“So many secrets, Doctor. I’ll help you keep them, of course…”

One of the defining characteristics of Steven Moffat and the 11th Doctor era is secrets. From the true identity of River Song, the mystery behind the cracks in time, the  nature of the impossible astronaut to the name of the … Continue reading

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“What if she’s a spy? What do we do?”

‘Time Warrior’, by Robert Holmes, introduces Sarah Jane Smith. When the Doctor first meets her she is posing as her aunt, to infiltrate the gathering of scientists. The Doctor quickly sees through her ruse and she confesses that she is … Continue reading

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“To Days To Come.”

‘Time Crash’, by Steven Moffat, is a 2007 mini episode for Children in Need. Due to the 10th Doctor failing to raise the TARDIS shields he collides with the 5th Doctor’s TARDIS. The resulting paradox threatens to blow a whole … Continue reading

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“Ponds, always fine. Worrying unnecessarily.”

‘Pond Life’, written by Chris Chibnall, was a series of mini-episodes showing married life for the Ponds and their eventual separation before the events of ‘Asylum Of The Daleks’. As they are so short they can only hint at larger … Continue reading

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“Typical Doctor. Some Things Will Never Change.”

The mini-episode ‘Death Is The Only Answer’, written by the children of Oakley CE Junior School, reunites the Doctor with Albert Einstein (after they last encountered each other on-screen in ‘Time and The Rani’) and an Ood (who seem to … Continue reading

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