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“Save Danny. Bring him back or I swear you will never step inside your TARDIS again.”

What happens when a companion goes bad? In ‘Dark Water’ Clara is grief stricken when Danny dies. She refuses to cry and comes up with a coldly calculated plan. She tricks the Doctor into taking her to a volcano, gathers … Continue reading

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“Photos with the big metal men–one pound!”

In ‘Death In Heaven’ we are given an example of how the 21st century population now react to the presence of Cybermen in their midst, they take photos of them. The Doctor also believes that rather than being terrified when … Continue reading

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“You are the Chief Executive Officer of the human race. Any questions?”

‘Death In Heaven’ reveals that in the event of full-scale invasion an Earth president is inducted immediately, with complete authority over every nation state. Their conclusion that the only practical choice was the Doctor. This obviously has ramifications for an … Continue reading

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“She exploits the wealth and the mortal remains of selected idiots, so she can create a whole new race of Cybermen.”

‘Dark Water’ introduces a new model of Cyberman. It is likely that Missy acquired their technology from the same era depicted in ‘Nightmare In Silver’ and modified them. The chief difference is that the Cybermen can now convert others without … Continue reading

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“Clara Oswald is a cover story–a disguise. There is NO Clara Oswald.”

Attempting to bluff a Cyberman into letting her live in ‘Death in Heaven’ Clara claims to be the Doctor. She claims that she invented the persona of Clara and that all her records are just stories. It is all nonsense … Continue reading

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“I need you to know we’re not so different. I need my friend back.”

‘Dark Water’ introduces the return of the Master, newly regenerated into the female form of Missy. ‘Death In Heaven’ reveals more about what she has been up to since we last saw the Master in ‘The End of Time’. Missy … Continue reading

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“Stars implode. Planets grow cold. Catastrophe is the metabolism of the universe.”

With a solar flare approaching the Doctor and Clara believe that this is the end of humanity in ‘In The Forest Of The Night.’ This time the Doctor believes that there is nothing that he can do, that he can’t … Continue reading

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“We are Here. Here, always, since the beginning and until the end.”

‘Into the Forest of the Night’ introduces a previously unknown facet of Earth’s ecosystem, the Here. These entities are usually invisible, although sensitive telepaths might detect their thoughts. The Doctor is able to make them visible using a localised gravity … Continue reading

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“So, you and that bloke in a box. You do this sort of stuff a lot?”

Due to the exterior of the TARDIS shrinking in ‘Flatline’ the Doctor spends much of the adventure trapped in his time machine. It is Clara who takes his role, out in the field, waving the sonic screwdriver around and taking … Continue reading

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“You are monsters. That is the role you seem determined to play.”

Once in the tunnels in ‘Flatline’ the Boneless become three dimensional. They still wear the form of their victims. Their bodies have gaps and the move with a lumbering gait. Their name comes from the observation that they appear to … Continue reading

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