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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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“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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