Have you noticed the re-occurring presence of flickering lights in season 7 of Doctor Who?
The rest of this post is just speculation. We don’t know what’s going to happen next in Doctor Who. However, if you’ve not yet seen the first three episodes of the series then you’re at spoiler risk because this discussion digs into the plot and scenes.
If you’ve been following the action then it would be great to have your theories in the comments below. Geek Native has a number of theories – which we’ll follow up with over the next little while and in future posts.
In Asylum of the Daleks as Amy sits down in front of her make up mirror, Rory leaves and the make-up attendant enters. At the same time the lights flicker.
Why was that? The assumption, at the time, was because the light was reacting to the presence of the humanoid Dalek puppet.
In Dinosaurs on a Spaceship the Ponds and Williams family are changing a light bulb. Rory’s dad thinks it’s the fitting. Rory thinks it’s simply that the light had blown.
At the end of the episode it looks like Rory’s dad was right after all. Was this just an insight into the family – or was there something extra interesting going on with the light?
In A Town Called Mercy the lights play a central role. The Western town shouldn’t have electric lights yet –but they do, thanks to the alien Doctor hiding there.
The lights flicker throughout the episode; including when Amy, Rory and the Doctor first walk into the town. Is this just because of the dodgy electrics or because someone was standing on the cable connecting the ship to the town? Or, could there have been another reason?
What do you think? A coincidence?
There’s more. In the last episode of Pond Life, the Doctor has to change the light on the TARDIS. How often do you think that needs done?
There’s one more – perhaps the most controversial claim of them all. The introduction to season 7 is getting darker each time.
Do you still have the first three on you Virgin Media or Sky+ box? Re-watch the start. Do you think they’re getting darker?
Next up – we’ll share some theories; but let’s hear yours in the comments below too.