SFX Take the Scripts

SFX.com has published an article which breaks down the main plot of Series 5/season 31 of Doctor Who. Past Doctor Who related publications by SFX have had fantastic episode breakdowns for series one to three and this article also manages to raise a few smiles.

If you’ve ever read Total Film magazine, you may (or may not be) aware that they publish an “abridged script”  of a recently released film, pointing out its foibles. SFX have done the same for Doctor Who Series 5. For example:

THE DOCTOR uses his SONIC SCREWDRIVER to save the day over and over again. From now on the SONIC SCREWDRIVER will be known as the DEUS EX MACHINA.

THE DOCTOR: I need to short-circuit this thingamummy wotsit to save the world! Let me apply some deus ex machina right here… Hey, while I’m doing that, do you like my bow tie? Bow ties are cool.  
VIEWERS: [staring at him]

And also another little gem:

THE DOCTOR takes AMYPOND on lots of ADVENTURES. They visit WORLD WAR TWO and meet WINSTON CHURCHILL, come face-to-stalk with DALEKS, find themselves riding a SPACE WHALE and encounter some VAMPIRES in VENICE.

AMYPOND: Scotland’s still better than any of this.  
THE DOCTOR: Wales isn’t bad either.

This is a lovely little look at a series that SFX clearly loves so if you go to their website and read it, don’t take it too seriously!


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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