Things we’re taking away from this episode:
- Not having a setting for wood is embarrassing.
- Lifts. AGAIN. Lifts are bad news!
- Ten cats IS a lot.
- Is there a Time Lord fairytales book? If not, there should be.
- If you are scared of everything, that does indeed include pants.
- Anneli feels very smug about figuring out where they ended up (hint: not a place for giant termites trying to get on “The Property Ladder”).
- Carpeting that looks like a swamp is a bad idea. For several reasons.
- Lights are great, aren’t they?
The Doctor: I’m not just a professional, I’m the Doctor.
Alex: What’s that supposed to mean?
The Doctor: It means I’ve come a long way to get here, Alex. A very long way. George sent a message—a distress call, if you like. Whatever’s inside that cupboard is so terrible—so powerful—that it amplified the fears of an ordinary little boy across all the barriers of time and space.
The Doctor: Through crimson stars and silent stars and tumbling nebulas like oceans set on fire. Through empires of glass and civilizations of pure thought. And a whole terrible wonderful universe of impossibilities. You see these eyes, they’re old eyes. And one thing I can tell you, Alex: monsters are real.
Alex: You’re not from Social Services are you?
After some debate we’re giving this episode four out of five DPNs, for being really creepy, yet really sweet, with an extra bonus for the spooky song.0