Category Archives: What is Who?

What is Who? The Mind’s Eye

Close your eyes my darling.  Well, three of them at least. That’s a silly little bit of fun from the Third Doctor, but something unusual about eyes often represents danger in Doctor Who.  We can be a bit squeamish about … Continue reading

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What is Who? A Cup of Kindness

How’s your cup looking?  Does it have tea in it, or coffee?  Is if half full, or half empty?  When things get really serious for the Doctor and his new companions in The Edge of Destruction, the Doctor has a … Continue reading

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What is Who? Fear

The Forest of Fear, A Land of Fear, The Web of Fear, The Hand of Fear, Fear Her.  Doctor Who always has plenty of fear to go around.  But what causes it?  What is the point of fear? According to … Continue reading

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What is Who? A Window

In a previous article in this series we looked at the function of mirrors in Doctor Who. Occasionally, a window can be a mirror by proxy, such as the dangerous reflections in The Curse of the Black Spot, but The … Continue reading

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What is Who? A Cosmic Hobo

When I first became a fan of Doctor Who, I quickly realised that some of the Doctors tended to get referred to with soundbites, little descriptions that were generally superficial and focussed on their appearances.  They cropped up again and … Continue reading

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What is Who? A Flower

What does a flower symbolise?  Love?  Beauty?  Anything else?  Flower symbolism is scattered through Doctor Who like rose petals. Let’s start by looking at the obvious ones first, the times when flowers are simply used to indicate beauty in Doctor … Continue reading

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What is Who? Magic Clothing

So I need to start this by talking about Dick Van Dyke.  And why not?  There is a scene in Mary Poppins where Bert dances around like a penguin, and something becomes very clear at that point: it’s not just … Continue reading

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