Tag Archive | compassion for children

Hymn to the god of Akhaten

While we are all waiting for that man in the blue box to return for his 50th anniversary, and his impending regeneration, perhaps we can spend some time contemplating an episode where the god-theme is very prominent. I’m borrowing an interesting commentary from another blog which explores the religious themes developed in The Rings of […]

The beautiful scars that save

“What’s that?” “What is the light?” “It’s beautiful!” Doctor: “The tracks of my tears . . . Time travel is damage, like a tear in the fabric of reality. That is the scar tissue of my journey through the universe, my path through time and space, from Gallifrey to Trenzalor. . .  My own personal […]

We are all ghosts to you!

In the recent episode “Hide” (Series 7/9) the Doctor and Clara investigate a haunted house, joining a psychic and a professor who are seeking the mysterious ghost of the Witch of the Well. Midway through the episode we see Clara most upset as she suddenly realises the darker side of time travel. She sees who […]

We don’t walk away

CLARA: Why are we walking away? We can’t just walk away. This is my fault! I talked her into doing this. DOCTOR: Listen. There’s one thing you need to know about travelling with me. Well, one thing apart from the blue box and the two hearts. We don’t walk away. I just picked up this […]

The Champion of Christmas

Sycorax Leader: You stand as this world’s champion!? The Doctor: Thank you. I’ve no idea who I am but that you’ve just summed me up. Merriam-Webster dictionary tells me that a “champion” is a warrior or fighter, an advocate or defender, one that does battle for another’s rights or honour OR a winner of first […]

Awaiting the 2012 Christmas Special?

Well it’s only 14 days until Christmas, approximately. This means Whovians everywhere are also anticipating the 2012 DOCTOR WHO Christmas special “The Snowmen” and the (proper) arrival of the new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, or “Clara”. I gather you are such a person, since you are here reading this, so I suppose I should include not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Fear Her. Jesus is our Champion!

The great spectacle of the London Olympics came and went in such a flash. But courtesy of our time-travelling Doctor you can enjoy some more of the action (albeit a slightly different version of events) in the Series 2 episode entitled “Fear Her” (2/11). Unlike the actual event, where Mr Bean stole the show with […]

The Beast Below.

In bed above, we’re deep asleep While greater love lies further deep This dream must end This world must know We all depend on the beast below. Amy Pond recites this verse at the end of Ep.2 Ser.5 ‘The Beast Below’ as we catch sight of the eponymous beast. It is unique, I think. Not […]

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