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“Do you really think he’s back there, trying to wave to us, out of history books?”

With the 11th Doctor routinely dropping off his companions there is a wealth of material for additional adventures, set between the episodes. ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ begins with Amy reading a history book which details a few of these. Charles II … Continue reading

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“But it’s 1869. How can I die now?”

In ‘The Unquiet Dead’ Rose ponders how she could die in the past, before she is born. This illustrates the difficulty that some people have with the concept of time travel. This is Rose’s first trip into the past and … Continue reading

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“The time engine isn’t in the flat, the time engine is the flat. Someone’s attempt to build a TARDIS.”

In ‘The Lodger’ the Doctor discovers a mysterious time machine, using a perception filter to disguise itself as the top floor of a flat. While we don’t learn who owned the time machine in this episode it is suggested in … Continue reading

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“She’s in a pocket universe. A distorted echo of our own. They happen sometimes but never last for long.”

In ‘Hide’ the Doctor discovers the source of ghostly sightings is a pocket dimension, where a stranded time traveller is struggling to get home. The Doctor is not surprised at its existence, stating that they just happen. He clarifies to … Continue reading

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“Rory and Amy, I know where to find your daughter, and on my life, she will be safe. River, get them all home.”

At the end of ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ the Doctor sets off to find the stolen Melody Pond, leaving the rest of his friends on the space station, Demon’s Run. He leaves the responsibility of getting everyone home … Continue reading

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“Something drew the Tardis to this particular date, and blew it up. Why? And why now?”

While ‘Time Of The Doctor’ answered many questions there is one that still remains. Why did this happen on the 26th of June 2010? The Doctor seems to think there is some significance to this at the end of ‘The … Continue reading

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“A box, a cage, a prison. It was built to contain the most feared thing in all the universe.”

As discussed here ‘The Time Of The Doctor’ reveals that the events of ‘The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang’. The explosion of the TARDIS echoes through time, setting up a situation in which the other races realise that the Doctor is … Continue reading

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“It’s like this is the land of Un-Fiction. Anti-Fiction. Non-Fiction!”

The IDW comic ‘The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who’ by Paul Cornell explores what happens when the 11th Doctor accidentally ends up in the real world where he is just a character from a television show. This idea has been … Continue reading

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“We saw this planet in the future, remember? All those graves. One of them mine.”

In ‘The Name Of The Doctor’ the Doctor and Clara journey to the final resting place of the Time Lord and his TARDIS, Trenzalore. In ‘The Time Of The Doctor’ they find themselves in that planet’s past and the Doctor … Continue reading

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“You know what the big problem is, in telling fantasy and reality apart? They’re both ridiculous.”

‘Last Christmas’, written by Steven Moffat,  mixes the classic ‘base under siege’ Doctor Who story with ‘Alien’, ‘The Thing’, ‘Inception’ and the Superman comic ‘For the Man Who Has Everything’ to create a delightful festive tale that manages to include … Continue reading

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