Category Archives: Setting

“I propose an Institute to investigate these strange happenings and to fight them. I would call it Torchwood.”

At the conclusion of ‘Tooth and Claw’ Queen Victoria forms the Torchwood institute. Its purpose is to investigate strange happenings and fight them, having recently been made aware of their existence. She makes mention that the Doctor should beware if … Continue reading

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50 Years In The TARDIS

In ‘Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS’ the Doctor’s time machine becomes the main setting for the adventure. This is not the first time that the interior of the TARDIS has become the focus, such as ‘Edge of Destruction’. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who has had several spin-offs during its long run, some more successful than others, but not nearly as many as it could. There are countless characters that could be explored in their own series of television or audio adventures. … Continue reading

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“By order of the High Council, this is an impartial enquiry into the behaviour of the accused person, known as the Doctor.”

‘Trial Of A Time Lord’ was the name over arcing plot of the 23rd Season of Doctor Who. The Time Lord in question was the Doctor, accused of meddling in the affairs of other planets and transgressing the First Law … Continue reading

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“Doctor, you have evaded your responsibilities for far too long.”

At the end of ‘The Five Doctors’ the Doctor is told by Chancellor Flavia that he has been made President. To Tegan’s dismay the Doctor prefers to go on the run from his own people rather than accept the role. … Continue reading

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"I thought you’d run out of ways to make me sick, but hello again!”

‘Asylum of the Daleks’ presents us with new facts about the Daleks. This information can be incorporated into a campaign, presenting us with several exciting possibilities. With only one episode to go on there are still plenty of gaps in … Continue reading

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“Amelia Pond, like a name in a fairy tale.”

In ‘The Eleventh Hour’, written by Steven Moffat, the Doctor first meets Amelia Pond as a young girl. Upon telling her that he has a time machine Amelia asks if she can come with him. The Doctor never explicitly states … Continue reading

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“They rolled back through time, from a billion years in the future. And attacked.”

Doctor Who magazine, issue 449, has extracts from the ‘Dalek’ script, revealing what they would have done if the episode couldn’t feature a Dalek. In the script the replacement threat is simply called Sphere. The Doctor describes how the race … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Magazine (Issue 448) has an interesting piece of trivia about Drax in the ‘Fact of Fiction’ coverage of ‘The Armageddon Factor’. Writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin had hoped that the character would have been popular enough to … Continue reading

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“The answer’s simple enough. You’ve got a killer on board.”

While ‘Base Under Siege’ and ‘Invasion’ stories might be what most people think of when asked about Doctor Who the series has a long history with the murder mystery. In the very first story (discounting ‘The Unearthly Child’) an old … Continue reading

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