Tag Archive | children of God

Give me a day like this one!

Some of the best Christopher Eccelston moments occur in this double episode from series 1, set in London’s World War 2 Blitz (The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, series 1/9 &1/10). Rose Tyler: Look at you, beaming away like you’re Father Christmas! The Doctor: Who says I’m not?. . . red-bicycle-when-you-were-twelve? Rose Tyler: What? But the […]

‘No eye has seen…no mind has conceived…’

Doctor Who first appeared at 17:16:20 GMT on 23 November 1963, stepping, not quite fully formed, from the minds of his creators, Sydney Newman, Donald Wilson and Cecil Webber, assisted by Anthony Coburn, David Whitaker and Verity Lambert. Fifty years on, the Doctor’s personal pantheon has grown beyond eighty (writers credited in episodes for television). […]

What is that ‘something special’ about Doctor Who?

Though it whizzed past me pretty quickly on Facebook, I found a really profound comment/question in an interview with David Tennant the other day. There he discusses the reasons for Doctor Who‘s popularity.  He says the show is ubiquitous (nice word) and “probably means more to people than it necessarily should. . . It touches people’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Rebel Flesh…The Almost People

‘Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.’ (Kill them all. For the Lord knoweth them that are His.)  was supposedly the reply of  Arnaud Amalric (died 1225) when he was asked by a Crusader how to distinguish between the Cathars and the Catholics during the sacking of the city of Beziers in 1209. This […]

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