This isn’t the first time The Doctor has used chess to play off against an enemy with Very Big consequences.
This thing with chess in the recent episode, how central it was to the defeat of the enemy and the stakes on the outcome reminded me of an adventure from the time of the Seventh Doctor called ‘The Curse of Fenric’.
One could maybe call it a habit even, and a pretty fantastic one at that.
Nightmare in Silver x Tomb of The Cybermen
Doctor Who Parallels
Now Rassilon found the Eye of Harmony, which balances all things, that they may neither flux nor wither nor change their state in any measure. And he caused the Eye to be brought to the world of Gallifrey wherein he sealed this beneficence with the Great Key. Then the people rejoiced. [The Deadly Assassin]
Time’s in flux, changing every second. Your cozy little world can be rewritten like that. Nothing is safe. Remember that. Nothing.
└ The Krotons//Cold War
Eleven/Clara - Carl/Ellie Parallels
Doctor Who Series 1 - The End of The World, Doctor Who Series 7: The Rings of Akhaten
Everyone stop talking.
re-reblogging from source.
HOW TO PUNCH TIMELORDS. A TUTORIAL FROM THE PONDS.