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2 years, 6 months ago
Here's a commentary that El and I recorded on 'Kill the Moon'.
Watch out for her forthcoming TARDIS Eruditorum entry on this episode.
Also, here are some reposts of older commentaries that we recorded on the 60s classic 'The Mind Robber'.
More commentaries, new and old, will arrive in due time.
7 years ago
The Doctor, Zoe and Jamie are brought in to see the Master of the Land of Fiction. He has dossiers on them. He is, as Zoe says, very well organised.
"We have to be," he says, "The running of this place requires enormous attention to detail. It's a responsible position, but very rewarding"
A 'responsible position'. So it's a job
"Responsible to who?" asks the Doctor.
Not to a person, says the Master, to "another power. Higher than you could begin to imagine."
A system, an inhuman hegemon.
He congratulates them on the way they handled their tests. They have passed the job interview.
It transpires that the Master is a writer.
"Did you ever hear of the Adventures of Captain Jack Harkaway?" he asks.
"No, I can't say that I... wait a minute, a serial in a boys' magazine?"
! For twenty-five years, I delivered five thousand words every week!"
"Twenty-five years, five thousand words a week..." Zoe adds it up... "that's well over half a million words!"
"That's why I was selected to work here," says the Master. He got headhunted.
He spent his life working ...