Category Archives: 9th Doctor

The 50th Anniversary Trailer: Part 3

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Doctor The next scene in the trailer is harder to analyse as we are presented with a chaotic battlefield, upon which the various Doctor’s are surrounded by their enemies. There are two ways we … 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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“Today, we are the headlines. We can rewrite history. We could prevent mankind from ever developing.”

With the information provided by Adam the Editor knows all about the TARDIS and has a key to get inside. ‘The Long Game’ hints at what could happen if a villain gains control of a time machine. The Editor suggests … Continue reading

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“Every piece of information in his head is now mine. And you have infinite knowledge, Doctor.”

During ‘The Long Game’ the Editor reveals that much of his power comes from the fact that the majority of the population have a computer chip installed that allows him to access their memories. When Adam has the same type … Continue reading

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“The right word in the right broadcast repeated often enough can destabilise an economy, invent an enemy, change a vote.”

‘The Long Game’ reveals that the human race was held back by the mighty Jagrafess  manipulating the media.  This satire targets the practices of large media companies as well as tapping into modern day concerns that our news and entertainment … Continue reading

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“The entire Human Race is gonna be torn down and rebuilt in the form of one terrified child looking for its mother, and nothing in the world can stop it!”

In ‘The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances’ the Doctor learns that the release of Chula nanogenes have mistakenly used the mangled, body of a boy wearing a gas mask as a template for reconstruction. For a moment he doesn’t see a … Continue reading

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“I only take the best. I’ve got Rose.”

One of the 9th Doctors’ missteps for me was his treatment of Adam in ‘The Long Game’. Picked up during ‘Dalek’ the Doctor rejects him as a companion because he tried to send knowledge of future into the past, to … Continue reading

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“I am a soldier. I was bred to receive orders.”

In ‘Dalek’ the last remaining member of the titular species realises that it is the last. Its most pressing concern is where it will now receive its orders. It actually asks the Doctor what is should do now. The Doctor … Continue reading

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“If someone’s collecting aliens, that makes you Exhibit A.”

It isn’t just the Dalek that gets to enjoy Van Statten’s hospitality in ‘Dalek’. The Doctor is stripped, chained and examined. If not for the more pressing issue of the Dalek he might have ended up a permanent exhibit, locked … Continue reading

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“It fell to Earth on the Ascension Islands. Burnt in its crater for three days before anybody could get near it and all that time it was screaming. It must have gone insane.”

In ‘Dalek’ we first learn that the Doctor isn’t the only survivor of the Time War. A single Dalek fell through time, landing in 1962. For 50 years it was brought and sold by different collectors until it finally ended … Continue reading

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