Or rather… the Doctor Who blurb.
The BBC posted information on the season finale of Doctor Who recently, and fandom’s holding its collective breath.
I read the blurb. My first thought, “Wow. That sounds cool!” My second thought? “Wait a second. That sounds like…”
Let’s go behind a spoiler/speculation cut.
Here’s the text of the blurb:
Earth has been conquered and the Master rules supreme, with the Doctor a helpless prisoner, in the final episode of Russell T Davies’s Doctor Who.The entire human race has been reduced to slavery, as the mighty warships of a new Time Lord Empire rise from the ashes. Only Martha Jones can save the world…
David Tennant plays the Doctor and Freema Agyeman plays his companion, Martha Jones. John Barrowman and John Simm guest star.
Earth conquered. Master reigns supreme. Time Lord empire. Humanity reduced to slavery.
I got a Faction Paradox vibe off this. A massive vibe.
In The Book of the War the Master becomes Gallifrey’s War King as the War looms. In Dead Romance the Time Lords invade Earth and enslave the planet, reducing much of it to rubble, to use it as a base and/or bolt hole.
Yeah, I’m definitely getting a Faction Paradox vibe off that blurb.
Now, it’s just a blurb. Forty minutes of television, reduced to something like sixty words. It could be extremely misleading. The way blurbs work, it could be massively misleading.
Still, I’m excited. Despite my ambivalent feelings toward the three previous Whovian finales. (I’m counting Torchwood‘s “End of Days” in that number.)
Two weeks, right?