Category Archives: The Bells of St John

“You know, the thing about a time machine, you can run away all you like and still be home in time for tea, so what do you say?”

The Doctor’s travelling agreement with Clara is much the same as the one that developed with Amy and Rory Pond. Rather than having a constant companion the Doctor picks them up (on a Wednesday for Clara), takes them on an … Continue reading

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“So this is tomorrow, then. Tomorrow’s come early.”

In ‘The Bells of Saint John’ the Doctor demonstrates the abilities of the TARDIS to new companion Clara. Normally I’m of the opinion that the TARDIS should be used to transport characters to the adventure but this story provides numerous … Continue reading

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‘It’s a help line, isn’t it? She said it’s the best help line out there.’

In ‘The Bells of Saint John’ the Doctor is surprised to get a telephone call from Clara while he is in Cumbria 1207. This isn’t all that strange considering the Doctor later describes the TARDIS as a mobile phone. Despite … Continue reading

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‘It’s Like Immortality. Only Fatal.’

‘The Bells of St John’ presents technology that can upload a human mind into a data cloud. Given humanities constant quest for immortality this seems like a good solution, aside from its lethal effect on its subjects. The technology is … Continue reading

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UNDER MY PROTECTION–THE DOCTOR

‘The Bells of Saint John’, by Steven Moffat,  is a jaunty adventure to bring the Doctor back to our screens. Making the most of its London setting and making another part of modern life terrifying the light plotting allows for … Continue reading

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