Amy and the Eleventh

Once upon a time in the West…

‘Anachronistic electricity, Keep Out signs, aggressive stares; has someone been peeking at my Christmas list?’     Ignoring the ‘Keep Out’ sign at the edge of a Town called Mercy (more a suggestion than an actual order; like, Dry Clean Only) the Doctor sets off down Main Street with the Ponds; Three Amigos with a […]

The difficulties of a Time Lord’s Timeline

Just sharing a fun pic that captures the timey-wimey nature of Doctor Who (last series).

A town called Mercy

“I like to think of Keep out signs as suggestions rather than actual orders – like ‘Dry Clean only.’” So begins the Doctor’s adventure in the Town called Mercy (Series 7/3).  This episode has more ‘Western’ symbols and Biblical references than you could poke a stick at. In this town, the Doctor finds many anachronisms […]

‘Trust me, I’m the Doctor…’

Today is February 22nd 2013. I mention that for no deep Whovian reason; just because, in one of those serendipitous moments, not uncommon in the vortex, I have encountered a voice from the past, speaking to the present and, I believe, with relevance for the future too. When I am not watching old episodes of […]

The Wedding of River Song

On the 22nd of April, 2011, beside Lake Silencio the Doctor stood face to face with River Song; she was struggling against the urge to kill him ingrained by Madam Kovarian and The Silence and with the fact that he had arranged for her future self to be there to watch. ‘Why?’ she asked. ‘So […]

Let’s Kill Hitler!

MELODY: Just tell me. The Doctor, is he worth it? AMY: Yes. Yes, he is. “You’ve got a time machine, I’ve got a gun…. let’s kill Hitler”, suggests ‘Mels’, a friend of Amy’s and Rory’s since childhood; but of course she is Melody, their daughter, who managed to track them down after the events of […]

‘…when a good man goes to war…’

DOCTOR: And, when people come to you, and ask if trying to get to me through the people I love… is in any way a good idea…. Oh, look! I’m angry. That’s new; I’m really not sure what’s going to happen now. MADAME KOVARIAN: The anger of a good man is not a problem. Good […]

Day of the Moon

“As long as there’s been something in the corner of your eye, or creaking in your house, or breathing under your bed, or voices through a wall; they’ve been running your lives for a very long time now, so keep this straight in your head. We are not fighting an alien invasion, we’re leading a […]

The Impossible Astronaut

The events of ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ and ‘The Day of the Moon’, episodes 1 and 2 of Series 6, take place in the United States in 2011 and 1969. The plot devised by ‘The Silence’ to kill the Doctor appears to succeed on the shores of Lake Silencio when someone wearing an Apollo Astronaut’s space […]

The Big Jump for Mr and Mrs Pond

In “The Angels take Manhattan” the adventures of Amy and Rory have finally come to an end. And in spectacular fashion! The morphing of the Weeping Angels into both cherub forms and that of a giant Statue of Liberty (who could zap you back into the past) was a most brilliant way to dispatch Doctor […]

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