Doctor Who News The Tenth Doctor saves the 2012 Olympic Games in Fear Her

Published on July 29th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Space Time Unravels!

Will the causal nexus unravel? Has it already started happening?

Was it, indeed, already happening on Friday night when the Tenth Doctor didn’t carry the Olympic Torch and light the cauldron?

We’re referring – of course – to Fear Her and the failed campaign for David Tennant to be the “the one” to light the all-important Olympic cauldron at this year’s games, currently taking place in London (in case you hadn’t noticed for some reason).

Sure, it might have been better to give the job to a bunch of upcoming future athetes, but did LOGOC think of the consequences beyond their own self-interest? If other Olympic-related controversies are anything to go by, the answer is clearly “no”.

But how will we tell if the very fabric of reality is torn asunder by this blatant disregard for the laws of time, cause and effect?

By our reckoning, you’ll see the following:

  • Declining numbers of occupied seats in Olympic events as the Chloe Webber/Isolus creature hides people in drawings.
  • A steadily growing disinterest in the games until the athletics finals, with a few small peaks for gymnastics and football.
  • Unusual Sunday trading hours and a games that seems to go on for ever.

Should any of these things become apparent to you, your best bet for survival is the Doctor. Let’s hope he’s along soon to sort al of this out!


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

3 Responses to Space Time Unravels!

  1. avatar daniel says:

    omg…empty seats at the olympics!

    its started!

  2. avatar Ryan Gross says:

    It would’ve been a laugh if Danny Boyle could’ve randomly put David Tennant in costume, just to run up a light the cauldron. It would’ve only taken up 5 minutes out the whole ceremony. Would it have been anymore more outlandish than what did transpire.

  3. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    What I really can’t understand is this: They trot out all these familiar British institutions like James Bond and Mr. Bean but aside from a barely heard Tardis sound during the musical show, no Doctor Who? Really? Can’t tell you how disappointed I was.

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