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Episode 212

Space Reasons

There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.

This week, we’re back in time having a jolly adventure when suddenly a thousand alien invasions happen at once and then the universe abruptly ends. It’s The Pandorica Opens.

Nathan references two very Whoniverse–centred books whose authors probably wince every time Steven Moffat gleefully smashes their carefully crafted fan theories. They are Lance Parkin’s AHistory: An Unauthorized History of the Doctor Who Universe, and 80s Cyberleader David Banks’s titular (or eponymous?) Cybermen, a laborious attempt to sort out the history of the Cybermen, which Steven Moffat rendered completely obsolete with a single line of dialogue in World Enough and Time.

Here’s Sylvester McCoy doing Matt Smith’s Pandorica speech. And here’s Colin Baker doing Matt’s speech from The Rings of Akhaten.

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Episode 212: Space Reasons · Recorded on Sunday, 9 May 2021 · Duration 0:57:30 · Download · Open in new window

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