Tag Archive | God sustains creation

It takes the Doctor to show you how brilliant you are

What would happen if Donna never met the Doctor? How would Earth handle the Racnoss, the falling Titanic or the Sontarans? In this episode Turn Left (Series 4/11), the question is answered. Aided by a familiar blonde time traveller back from a parallel universe (Rose), Donna travels through time to stop the alternate time line […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

How much does the Doctor love his daughter?

The Doctor had been a parent before. He lost all that a long time ago. On the planet Messaline he was forced to become a parent again, this time to a generated anomaly, “Jenny”. But she was more than a daughter of the machine, bred as a soldier, to fight in a war. She really […]

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 […]

Why Rose follows the Doctor

Rose: “But it’s not! It’s now! That fight is happening right now, and he’s fighting for us! For the whole planet, and I’m just sitting here eating chips! … But what do I do every day, mum? What do I do? Get up – catch the bus – go to work – come back home […]

Bigger on the inside…

I seem to remember that the Doctor pinched his TARDIS in doubtful circumstances before setting out to explore the universe. Now, the last of the Time Lords travels through time and space in this sentient, telepathic time machine; his Big Blue Box. Can we find parables in his story helpful to our understanding of the […]

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