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Topic: Have you been following "The Cracks in Time" Story Arc on the current Doctor Who

From: Mike Glosson
Location: Normal Heights, San Diego, CA
Date: 05/17/2010

I almost yelped seeing the crack in time in the Openning adevnture of the current Doctor, and then the Return of the Dalek's episode where it shows up after all the players have left.

But the last episode that aired on BBC Amerika pretty much sealed it for me. "Flesh and Stone" with an Army of time Traveling and Time Eating Weaping Angels...both repulsed by and attracked to this crack in space time when fully open flows thru "The Fire at the End of The Universe" and walking into said crack completely erases one's time line, future...present...and past and the universe knits and adjusts around the change...those watching with us last week heard me declare "Sweet Mother of "Bob" they've lifted "The Gape" out of Greg Bear's novel".

With the Doctor Delcaring also that "There's an explosion some where/when when it reaches full extension will wipe out all moments of time, erase all history."


Anyway...I almost forgot what I was going to say here when I say the teaser for "Hull Zero Three": which project is this one? I've been a bit over busy with LIFE since the start of the year to keep up with what's going on with your site.

And ofcourse, there's an endless wondering for opinions on the wind up of LOST and just where J. J. Abrams is lifting his Multiverse and time watchers mythos from.

Walternate/The Secrectary's alternate time line is almost too close to what "The SuperWorld" would be like...


Re: Have you been following

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/28/2010

The Doctor does get around, doesn't he! I do believe we have some readers on staff there, but Dr. Who is doing very well--and I'm happy to see where they go with this idea, just so long as they stay away from the Queen in White. She's dangerous.

Re: Have you been following

From: Joy Mott
Location: WV
Date: 06/01/2010

The weeping angels line began with the David Tennant epidsode "Blink," which was meant to be a one-off and not part of the larger story line involving the Master over the past few years. The angels were creepy enough then and are, in my opinion, the most ominous of the Whovian villains since the series began (well, at least the ones to which the Americans have been privy.)

Now, with their reappearance and the crack in time story arc, it will be interesting to see if The Gape has been misappropriated. As the Doctor has traveled through past and future, he is the rather omnipotent being that many people seem to need right now. He cannot die. He knows all and masters dimensional shifts, and always, just like Mighty Mouse, is there to save the day.

Don't get me wrong. I've loved the show since it was first imported here with Tom Baker. I'm just not sure the writers have really thought this story arc out and that's bad for the show.

Let's just hope he doesn't land on a planet of clowns. Now that would be really scary.

Re: Have you been following

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/01/2010

What I've seen so far doesn't seem all that similar. I loved BLINK and the Angels--they are indeed creepy!

Re: Have you been following

From: Mike Glosson
Location: Normal Heights, San Diego, CA
Date: 06/01/2010

Oh, not whole-sale lifting of the cosmology of CITY. But there are some vague simularities, such as one of the major rules of the Dr. Who Universe for time travel: You cannot changed Fixed Events. From what the Doctor said in the second part of the Angel Army episode, History is being re-written. Amy doesn't remember the Daleks from 'The Stolen Earth'. And other things are off line.

But the Clerics walking into the Crack/Light and ceasing to have every been at all, and most time bound people forgetting them...if not THE GAPE, then what? Something reconciled them out of existence.

I think I have pretty much figured out what has caused the Crack in Time to appear, but not who is using it...all wrapped up in the final David Tennant episode THE END OF TIME, the last 30 minutes.

I owe you a personal update, a lot of stuff "went down" causing my lack of posts here and elsewhere,

I'm mostly intact.



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