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Every Dalek Ever, Ranked
This week, we take a glance at the non-news items (listicles, opinion articles, etc.) that tend to dominate our feed during those times when actual Doctor Who news is rather thin.
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Classic Rewatch: The Leisure Hive
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What's My Linear Positioning?
Having only ten 'incorrect' questions to spare, our game panel has to interview a mystery Doctor Who character to figure out their identity.
Torchwood Rewatch: Meat (S2E4)
The reason many of us remember the 'tortured space manatee' episode from Season 2 is the same reason others forget...the disturbing nature of the episode's primary storyline.
Classic Rewatch: Shada
Never given the chance to film in its entirety in 1979, what was slated to be the penultimate story of Season 17 was left in production limbo until a team of animators, producers, and cast came together to complete and broadcast Douglas Adams' final Doctor Who script in 2017.
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FAVOURITE EPISODE - SILENCE/LIBRARY
Love your choice of favourite episode. Here’s my response via iTunes as you suggested.
Agree about the whole story line being wonderful and tragic at the same time. You wonder if River met all the Doctor’s incarnations. She did, including Doctor Number 26.
The Doctor spent hundreds of years on Trenzalore, where he thought he would die. But he didn’t - he was given a new set of generations. That doesn’t need to have created an alternative time line. What if everything in Day of the Time and Time of the Doctor was all part of the Doctor’s original time line and happened just as it was meant to in that time line. After all, in Day of the Doctor, the Moment told The War Doctor that Ten and Eleven thought the genocide was a done deal and didn’t know it was still all to be decided. The Doctor then prevented The War Doctor committing genocide to end the Time War, and at Trenzalore prevented the Time Lords returning to continue the War. At Trenzalore, he’s in his last incarnation, and dying, but he’s the only way back for the Time Lords. They’ve set it up that they can’t return until the Doctor speaks his name and tells them it’s safe. So of course they gave him a new set of regenerations when he was about to die without speaking. And remember, when Clara jumped into the Time Stream and splintered, she said she saw all the Doctor's incarnations except the War Doctor, but she didn’t say how many.
If Trenzalore was such a huge part of the Doctor’s life of course 26 would want to be buried there. And someone had to bury him. And that, of course, was River, which is how she knew The Doctor's name. It was the one time he could speak his name - his dying words his hearer would use to lock his tomb. It explains how River knew that the secret passage into the Tardis Tomb was via her fake tombstone, and why she was willing to speak his and let the Great Intelligence enter the Tomb, even though the Doctor wouldn’t do it. She knew Clara had to jump into the Time Stream and splinter.
I think it all makes sense. What do you think.
Phyllis Brighouse, UK.