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Jack Graham

Jack Graham wrote about Doctor Who and Marxism, often at the same time. These days he co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper.Support Jack on Patreon.

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  1. John
    January 28, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    Doctor Who's best depiction of God was in, of all things, Terminus. At the end of episode three, the Doctor discovers the corpse of the guy (seated, again) who, by ejecting unstable fuel rods, unintentionally ignited the Big Bang. The Universe was created by mistake, and the guy that did it is dead. God is dead and the Universe is meaningless. Gosh.

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  2. Jack Graham
    January 28, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    Thank you! I'd forgotten the Terminus pilot!

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  3. John
    January 29, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    It's such a superheavy concept for such an uneven story (the Garm, the raiders who look like the Thompson Twins and their giant bubble helmets, Nyssa's 'oops my skirt' moment, etc), I almost wonder if even the writer understood the theological implications.

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  4. Voxpoptart
    October 12, 2014 @ 9:58 am

    The Terminus novelization is one of the absolute best Doctor Who stories ever, so yes, I think Peter Gallagher (pseudonym John Lydecker) knew what he was doing. That the TV performance destroyed the novel's characterization, psychological depth, and pace while looking horrible is a separate issue altitude.

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