Category Archives: Inspiration

INSPIRATION: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

The 1976 film ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ concerns an alien, played by David Bowie, who crash lands on Earth. Dealing with time, the corrupting influence of humanity and an aliens attempt to end his exile all have thematic … Continue reading

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“Doctor, listen to me! Everything that ever hated you is coming here tonight.”

In Doctor Who’s long history there have been many monsters and aliens but only a few make it big. Only a few repeatedly return to menace the Doctor. Only a few are as recognisable as the main character or the … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION: The Returned

The French drama ‘The Returned’ (‘Les Revenants’) tells the story of what happens in a small mountain town when the dead reappear, alive and well with no memory of their death. The series is strangely haunting and a perfect scenario … Continue reading

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The Impossible Girl

In an article written for New Statesman on the 30th of June, 2013 Laurie Penny suggests that Amy Pond, Clara Oswald and River Song all fit the definition of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and are therefore lazy sexist tropes, … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO MEETS SCRATCHMAN

In 1974 Tom Baker and Ian Marter began writing a script off and on for their own Doctor Who story, which they hoped to eventually turn into a movie. As we know now this didn’t materialise. It wasn’t until 2007 … Continue reading

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Who Next?

With the news that Matt Smith is leaving the series there is once again speculation of who will play the Doctor next. For anyone running a Doctor Who campaign having the players take the role of a future incarnation of … Continue reading

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Doctor Who And The….

Gradually the titles of the upcoming Doctor Who episodes are being released. With this information alone we can begin to speculate what the episode itself will actually be like. Some titles of evocative, some are generic and some are deliberately … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION: YELLOW SUBMARINE, PART 2

The Sea of Time It is very telling that the first sea that the Yellow Submarine encounters is the Sea of Time. Here the Beatles first become young before growing very old. This is an interesting way to portray the … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION: YELLOW SUBMARINE, Part 1

For this article I’ll be looking outside of the world of Doctor Who for inspiration. ‘Yellow Submarine’ was an animated film featuring the Beatles, released in 1968. In it Blue Meanies invade Pepperland, forcing Old Fred to flee in the … Continue reading

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