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Friday, 18 June 2010

Another Doctor Who Series 5 Story Arc


Sander put this a a reply to a post on here, I think its worth sharing as a lot of thought has gone into it, and he certainly has a point!

THE FAIRYTALE STORY ARC

501 The Eleventh Hour: Amelia Pond, name like a fairytale. Apples. Young woman goes on an adventure with her imaginary friend in her nightie, telling her not to grow up (Peter Pan).

502 The Beast Below: The Queen walks among the common folk. The beast that eats children is actually a big friendly giant.

503 Victory of the Daleks: A fake man turns human thanks to having emotions (Pinocchio).

504/5 Time of the Angels/Flesh & Stone: Amy Pond, dressed in a red hoody is chased by something evil through a forest. The Pandorica is a fairytale. River: Aren't we all?

506 Vampires of Venice: Innocent girls going into danger in a great big castle. To me it has a really big fairytale ring to it.

507 Amy's Choice: Rory's ultimate fairytale coming true is actually a dream.

508/9 The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood: People being taken to a different world. A city sleeping for a 1000 years.

510 Vincent and the Doctor: A beast, that seems evil and ugly actually has a lot of goodness in it, it is just misunderstood. (both references Vincent and the Krafayas)

511 The Lodger: An impossible love is brought together by something evil. A kiss breaks the curse.

General: Multiple sharp teeth reference. Evil wearing a disguise. What seems evil actually being good.

Remember the book art for Vincent and the Doctor that was left out due to time? Maybe that was supposed to be another fairytale reference. The Blind Fury/Krafayas being a fairytale on Gallifrey [Yes it was, pic here.] This article tidied up a little by me :)

13 comments :

mujie said...

In the lodger, he was originally going to bring them together after he defeated the villain.

Nik Nak said...

You know, there’s a quote from the Sky TV version of Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather that’s always struck me as relevant whenever someone mentions fairytales. Whilst reading a well known fairly-tale to her charges, Susan Ato-Helit says:

And then Jack chopped down what was the world's last beanstalk, adding murder and ecological terrorism to the theft, enticement and trespass charges already mentioned and all the giant's children didn't have a daddy any more. But he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no one asks inconvenient questions.

Well, I thought it worked …

Sweet Monkey Fritters said...

Oh, and the Atraxi... "What big eyes you have."

If all of this turns out to have just been one massive dream sequence, I shall be most cross.

Russell said...

This is off topic, but i just thought i would say that the info for the second adventure game has been released. It is on the bbc doctor site, you might want to check it out.

Anne said...

Anyone else think of Pandora's Box when they say Pandorica? It is rather box-like, and it is said to hold the most terrifying being in the universe. For myself it seems to be a mash-up of Pandora and Oracle, both from the Greek tradition, and without realizing it, most of my favourite theories follow this kind of thing. I know it's not quite fairytale, but it sort of works.

scorpius666 said...

Off topic but so far we know the following for series 5 as stated from BBC releases , actor releases and other official sources

1) The Doctor is NOT traveling HIS Tardis and he will find bits of it along the way

2) Actress Joanna Paige is going to appear as a "Time Lady" and in an earlier interview SHE states she will play a long lost relative of The Doctor

3) Philip Madoc appears in an undisclosed role in the last 2 episodes he's a classic Doctor Who actor who played Doctor Solon, the acolyte of the renegade Time Lord, Morbius and also The War Lord leader of the war planet that the Time Lords "time looped" in the end of The War Games.

4) "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. 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."

All the above except Goblin fit The Doctor
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5) A person that "looked like" David Tennant's 10th Doctor was seen helping people into the van in "Amy's Choice" , it is rumored to be David Tennant's screen double used in several RTD episodes.

6) Lots of inconsistencies through the series 5 episodes aka , The Doctor's coat gone then rep-appearing (in the Series 5 Angels 2 part story) , the new sonic screwdriver being green then in another episode it's blue like Tennant's old one.

Guess work extrapolated from all the above

1) Who's Tardis then?????
2) Relative possibly Susan??
3) Solon , Morbius , or The War Planet returning??
4) Vallyard or Solon , Morbius , or The War Planet returning??
5) Dont Know?? see # 6
6) Multi Doctors or Doctor 11 traveling back within his own timeline??

7) Lots of rumors on the web unrelated to the above that Omega is returning

alex said...

it's something about a goblin in Midnight, when Dee Dee said "We must not look at goblin men" when looking at the woman with that thing in her, and we know that it enter in the Doctor too.

Deka Black said...

War Planet returning? Hmm one of the mos importanta plavces in Whovian history. There, we first listen the name of the race of the Doctor. and so many things... why not?

richardwatts said...

The fairytail references to me are less a story arc - ie they don't seem to be building towards a specific event, unlike the crack - but it's definitely the theme of the series, without doubt.

Ricardo Baptista said...

When was the screwdriver blue again? (not trying to prove a point, just curious)

Mike Jackson said...

There have always been fairy tale and myths referenced in Doctor Who. Names of characters and villains in the classic series have often had Earthly mythological references, some not so clever or ultimately good stories either - Horns of Nimrod or whatever it was.

I half expect that the Weeping Angels will eventually be explained to have a link to Medusa myth because in "Time of the Angels" it was so Medusa what was happening to Amy when she stared into its eyes!

I pray however we skip Medea...

Shaad said...

Well, after watching Pandorica, it looks like you're on the ball.

Ana said...

There is also 'swallowed by a giant whale' from Pinnochio :)