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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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“Are we really hiding from killer graffiti?”

The big question ‘Flatline’ is how aware the Boneless of their actions. We’ve already seen that there have been attempts at communication, emulation and camouflage. What might be the reason that the Boneless from the mural might pursue Clara and … Continue reading

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“And I name you The Boneless.”

In ‘Flatline’ the Doctor encounter an alien race from a two dimensional plane. Until now the very existence of such a dimension was only a theory and this would appear to be the visit contact that anyone has made with … Continue reading

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“There were many trains to take the name Orient Express, but only one in space.”

‘Mummy on the Orient Express’ takes place at an unspecified time period. The impression given is that it is sometime in Earth’s future but the passengers need not be human. ‘Voyage of the Damned’ establishes that there is a race … Continue reading

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“Can I talk about the planets now?”

During what is supposed to be their last adventure in ‘Mummy on the Orient Express the Doctor mentions various alien worlds. Clara isn’t very interested but they could serve as inspiration for your own adventures. Magellan black hole The Orient … Continue reading

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“What’s the most interesting thing about the Foretold?”

The central threat in ‘Mummy on the Orient Express’ is the Foretold. This supposedly mythical being can only be seen by victims. Once it appears the victim has 66 seconds before the mummy-like being touches them, killing them instantly. Ultimately … Continue reading

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“We’d stopped going into space. Nobody cared.”

It is revealed in ‘Kill the Moon’ that it took 10 years for anyone to investigate the missing Mexican mining survey because there wasn’t a space program. The only shuttle they had to go to the moon was recovered from … Continue reading

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“An innocent life versus the future of all mankind. We have 45 minutes to decide.”

The crux of ‘Kill The Moon’ is the ethical decision whether to kill the moon dragon or let it hatch, possibly destroying the Earth.  This can provide drama and some interesting ethical discussion in an adventure. The basic situation is … Continue reading

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“Clara, there are some moments in time that I simply can’t see.”

A reoccurring issue with time travel in Doctor Who is that the main characters should know how things turn out. Sarah Jane Smith in ‘Pyramids of Mars’ is confident that Sutekh won’t destroy the Earth in 1911 because she is … Continue reading

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