Sunday, May 14, 2017

Spoiler Alert: A 350-Year-Old Poem Hints at What's Inside the 'Doctor Who' Vault

From Inverse, May 12:
A poem published in 1681 might offer up insight into Doctor Who’s deeper mysteries, including the identity of whoever is inside the vault that the Doctor and Nardole are guarding below St. Luke’s University.

On Friday, the connections between Doctor Who and Andrew Marvell’s poem “To His Coy Mistress” were made by producer Tony Bracewell in a chat with Den of Geek. Bracewell is convinced that Doctor Who’s showrunner, Steven Moffat, has been deliberately referencing the poem over time; two episode titles in recent seasons resemble lines from the poem.

The poem begins with, “Had we but world enough, and time,” which is lent to Season 10’s penultimate episode: “World Enough and Time.” Similarly, the seventh line, “I would / Love you ten years before the Flood” could be alluded to by Season 9’s “Before the Flood” — which most fans will remember as the one that opens on the Doctor explaining the bootstrap paradox involving Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony....MORE