@jimthefish, Talk about sympathy for the devil! 😀
It will be interesting to see where it goes. Maybe Gallifrey is done and dusted, though already the Titan comics are playing with it in “Supremacy of the Cybermen”. Maybe it’s not the real Promised Land and it’s something, someplace else where the Doctor will finally find peace…
I’ve not read Supremacy yet but I’ve largely heard good things about it. Think I’ll wait for the inevitable TP.
As to the Doctor finding peace — well, do we really want that? Wouldn’t that mean that the story –and the show — was essentially at an end?
@jimthefish Just what I was going to say. We knew that the Doctor would not be able to cope with peace anyway. He would implode within a day judging by his antics while staying at the medieval monastery.
@jimthefish and @janette True, true. Still — he had a point when he asked if he was owed the chance to save Clara. He’s done so much good for so many others, and when he asks for so little in return, he doesn’t get it! I’d say he has a lot of debts to collect upon — especially after the confession dial torment. (Rotten old Time Lords!) Maybe he can’t have peace…but at least he can finally know eternal happiness someday, can’t he? 😉
@jimthefish You’ll probably be waiting quite a while for the trade edition of Supremacy of the Cybermen. Part Two was supposed to be released on July 20, but it’s been rescheduled for next Wednesday (August 17). And there are three more parts to go after that. Titan Comics really botched this one — I would have thought they’d get their “big” event series for the year out on time, but nope. What’s really sad is that it probably won’t be good enough to make up for the endless delays (Part One’s pretty much just scene-setting, and the Doctors aren’t even close to getting together as yet); it might have been great fun released over 10 weeks as advertised, but over several months…(sigh) Hopefully I’m wrong, but I have a hunch most of Part Two will be more scene-setting and backstory.
Hasn’t the Doctor always been presented and played as a scientist (of SF science, but still, science) rather than a mystic? He might be hopeful of finding ways *around* death (postponement, mostly, as with post-Raven Clara), but even that is so that the “dead” person can go on being in our live universe as a player. What sort of “Heaven” would a mind like the Doctor’s be happy in, happy enough to even stay there? As far as that goes, I think he’s already IN his Heaven — the fictional version of our universe, full of wonders and horrors and crazy surprises, with him having the capacity to travel anywhere, any-when.
Or maybe that’s — Hell? At least to the extent that he keeps losing people . . .
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