Category Archives: Enlightenment

“While I exist, he exists also…until we are no longer needed.”

Events in ‘Enlightment’ are put in motion by the Black and White Guardians, entities that the Doctor hadn’t encountered since his 4th incarnation was sent on the quest for the Key to time. It was the White Guardian’s distress call … Continue reading

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“Have you heard of time standing still?”

At the centre of the story of ‘Enlightenment’ is the race between the Eternals. Such competitions come with built in tension. There can only be one winner and so every success and failure effects the outcome. In this story the … Continue reading

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“A lord of time. Are there lords in such a small domain?”

In ‘Enlightenment’ we are introduced to the Eternals for the first time. Since then they have had passing mentions in the new series and their mythology has been greatly expanded in the books and audios, incorporating various Doctor Who villains … Continue reading

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“Winner Takes All”

‘Enlightenment’ by Barbara Clegg is a story of contrasts. The conflict and reversals in the story are used to create surprise and wonderment in the viewer. This makes the story an excellent guide to using such combinations to create intriguing … Continue reading

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