|Dans le centre de la Tardis!|
While attempting to show Clara how to fly the TARDIS, the ship is attacked by a salvage vessel run by three brothers. The Doctor is chucked out, along with a load of engine parts, and when he notices that Clara is lost in the TARDIS he blackmails the brothers into helping him go through and find her. Being a sentient ship (and an angry one), the TARDIS rearranges rooms around for people she annoys. Clara finds a library where there is a history of the Time War, containing the Doctor's name. The corridors of the TARDIS is also being stalked by burnt zombies who kill anyone they touch, and The Doctor only just saves her. They end up in the Eye of Harmony room, where The Doctor reveals that the Zombies are Future Echoes of them, destined to burn up in that room. They manage to get out of the room by various means, but the TARDIS engine is beyond repair. Handy reset button in hand, The Doctor pops through a crack in time and changes the timeline.
I suppose we were all expecting some massive plot revelations or something. The TARDIS is considered sacred ground, it's fanwank material and thus you really expect something that explores the ship to have a load of other goodies in there as well. Not to say that there weren't a few fun references - opening the new TARDIS console saw voices from the past spilling forth, as well as having Time Lord memories stored in the Library. There were a few moments that threatened to actually progress the series' mysteries - all wiped out now, of course, due to the surprising and rather disappointing reset button ending.
|The Doctor and Clara have some heart-to-hearts, but they're|
erased from history.
I'm not as desperately disappointed as I could be - it is after all about the experiences along the journey rather than the final destination. I really enjoyed the character development that occured during the episode, and I also enjoyed seeing this production team's interpretation of the depths of the TARDIS interior. I just wish that they'd found a way to end it in a way which didn't involve pretty much eradicating everything that happened from the stream with the push of one button. Despite that shoddy ending though, I enjoyed the rest of the script and found it to be imaginative, intelligent and worthy of a lot of praise.