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Spreading the message of the Man who saves

At the end of series 3, we learn many important facts about the Doctor as he faces the maniacal Master and tackles his desire to rule the world. One thing we learn is that the Doctor chose his own name. Unlike the Master, who is bent only on dominating others (and chose a most appropriate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amelia Pond: the girl who waited.

In Series Five, Episode One, “The Eleventh Hour, Matt Smith’s first episode as the Doctor, the TARDIS arrives (with him in mid-transformation) crashing into the overgrown garden of Amelia Pond, age seven. He doesn’t know that Amelia has just been saying her prayers (to Santa Claus). “Dear Santa, thank you for the dolls, the pencils […]

Seeking a partner in crime . . . and adventure!

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7-8) . . . even the Tardis door! Donna’s second meeting with the Doctor bears testimony to her persistence. In this her second adventure with Tennant’s Doctor, we are introduced to the […]

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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