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DW 4x02 - Fires of Pompeii

April 12th, 2008 (08:05 pm)

Two episodes in, and the running references are starting to build up.

Two planets missing, two Rose references ("She's coming back") and the second mention of the Medusa Cascade (which was mentioned by the Master last year). Not sure of the Agatha Christie reference so far this week though.

Excellent episode yet again - lovely humour, gripping storyline and involving characters.

"I'm Spartacus." "So am I." *snerk*

TK Maxximus. *double snerk*

Fascinating to see how the Doctor sees the timeline : fixed points and flux points - only the one kind can be changed. I imagine it's like a river flowing along a route; minor detours like someone living instead of dying can be like a rock in the flow, and the river just resumes its normal course. However, something like Pompeii would be equivilent to a major diversion down a different watershed.

And more looking at how the translation circuit works again. Words in the actual language you're speaking get translated back to English apparently. Intriguing.

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Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: April 12th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)

Couldn't spot the Christie reference at all, but I'm willing to be it was there - they seem to be fairly anal on this one.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: April 13th, 2008 08:21 am (UTC)
saner emu

TK Maxximus...Aaargh! That is wondeful in it's awfulness!

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