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The Pandorica Opens (with a Big Bang)

‘The Pandorica Opens (5:12) and ‘The Big Bang’ (5:13) conclude Series Five of Doctor Who. The Pandorica (a Big Black Box) is, according to River Song, ‘A box; a cage; a prison. It was built to contain the most feared thing in all the universe.’ According to the Doctor it is, ‘a fairy tale, a […]

Dinosaurs and deliverance on a spaceship

Well that was a whole lot of fun really! The Doctor assembled a rather mixed up ‘gang’ for this adventure, Amy and Rory and his dad, plus Nefertiti and big game hunter John Riddel. There were robots with bad attitude, the opportunity to ride on a triceratops chasing a golfball – and then there was […]

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

This 2011 Christmas Special sees the Doctor using another ‘alias’ when he introduces himself to Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril as ‘The Caretaker’, but not just of their Uncle Digby’s house in Dorset where they plan to spend Christmas away from the ‘Blitz’ in WWII London; apparently he intends to ‘take […]

Amy’s Choice(s)….

‘Hold on tight. This is going to be a tricky one,’ says the Doctor to Amy and Rory at the beginning of ‘Amy’s Choice’ (5:7). Arriving in the TARDIS at the Ponds’ idyllic cottage (in the slightly upmarket Upper Leadworth) he ruined Amy’s garden. That should have been a clue that something was up; I […]

Watch “Doctor Who – “Good As Gold” Blue Peter Mini-Episode” on YouTube

Just for a bit of fun in 3 minutes, watch this mini-episode created by some clever little girls.

Stormageddon D.L.A… aka Alfie Owens

What’s on your ‘Bucket List’? That is, given that you know you are soon to die, what will you do with your remaining time? In 6:12, ‘Closing Time’, the Doctor, travelling alone on a ‘farewell tour’, decides to attempt a social call on old friends, Craig and Sophie Owens. He met them in 5:11, becoming […]

Don’t doubt the Doctor can fix it

Guest author Megan also writes about Asylum of the Daleks Some people may plainly see the comparison between the Doctor and God and how he has come down to rescue humans, even when they don’t know who he is. He is always there, always helping. Something in this episode stood out to me that could […]

Deluded Daleks: It’s what inside that counts

Season 7 begins: Doctor Who on the Dalek planet Skaro, along with Rory and Amy, a few thousand Daleks plus some new innovative Dalek/human hybrids. The Doctor: Well come on then. You’ve got me. What are you waiting for? At long last! It’s Christmas! Here I am! A Dalek: Save us. You will save us. […]

A Christmas Carol

‘On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact midpoint, everybody stops, and turns, and hugs, as if to say “Well done. Well done, everyone! We’re halfway out of the dark.” Back on Earth, we called this Christmas, or the Winter Solstice. On this world, the first settlers […]

The Doctor’s Wife

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife,” wrote Jane Austen at the beginning of ‘Pride and Prejudice’; so we might well ask, “How much more, a single Time Lord in possession of two hearts?” C.S.Lewis, writing about ‘second meanings’ […]

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