2MTL 216: The All-Star Series 6.1 Roundtable (Time Dilation)

Three terrific writers and critics — Frank Collins (author of the Series 5 review The Pandorica Opens), Kyle Anderson (nerdist.com and battleshippretention.com) and Teresa Jusino (Tor.com and Newsarama) — look back on Series six-point-one. What worked and what didn't from "The Impossible Astronaut" to "A Good Man Goes to War"? Was Tom from The Doctor Who Podcast right about Series 6 being all about "identity"? What can we learn about "Moffat's Women"?

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  1. “But… but that means…”

    “Yes. It does.”

    (Long pause. Eventually, the Doctor shrugs.)

    “Oh well. Anyway, things to do. There’s something interesting going on in Metatraxiad-4C9, so -”

    “Doctor, you don’t understand! I… I’m Amy’s daughter.”

    (Shorter pause.)


    “What do you mean, ‘and’? I’m Amy’s daughter.”

    “Yes, but how does that change anything?”


    “You’re exactly the same character you were a few minutes ago. Not even a very interesting character, to be honest. And let’s face it, since you’re a time-traveller who’s intimately connected with my adventures and yet who traditionally refuses to reveal her origins, it’s not much of a shocker. So does your parentage actually make the slightest bit of difference?”

    (NOTE FROM 2MTL: Turns out this is a cut-and-paste from Lawrence Miles's frequently-expurgated blog at http://beasthouse-lm2.blogspot.com/.)

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