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Published on May 16th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

Facebook Page Releases Spoilery Finale Image

Warning: may contain spoilers

“And on the continent of Wild Endeavour, in the mountains of Solace and Solitude, there stood the Citadel of the Time Lords. The oldest and most mighty race in the universe.”

Now that was a very beautiful description of a part of the Doctor’s home planet. We’ve seen parts of Gallifrey over the last 50 years, bits and pieces that sometimes made us all drool (The Five Doctors) and sometimes made us all frown (The Arc of Infinity) and the last time that we got a glimpse of Gallifrey was in The End of Time Part Two towards the very end of the Time War.

The Citadel was in a catastrophic state, dead Daleks and their ships littered the outside of the Citadel, it’s protective dome was punctured and shattered and the inside seemed to be crumbling down around the Time Lords as they desperately tried to escape their Time Locked fate.

But patience, it seems, pays off, and the BBC has released a photo on their official Doctor Who Facebook page of the Citadel of the Time Lords before it was attacked. Before The Moment was released by the Doctor, before Davros’ ship fell into the jaws of the Nightmare Child and possibly before the Fourth Doctor ignited the fires of war by trying to avert the Daleks’ creation.

You can  view it below. Beware.

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Doctor Who Series 7: Gallifrey


The caption underneath the picture merely states ‘Gallifrey-a very long time ago’ but how long exactly? And when will this feature in Doctor Who, will it be in The Name of the Doctor or the 50th anniversary special in November? All the BBC is saying is: soon

Answers on a postcard please!


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7 Responses to Facebook Page Releases Spoilery Finale Image

  1. avatar knox rowlett says:

    The name of the doctor! it was part of bbd america’s photo gallery for the the finale!

  2. avatar Guy Grist says:

    Yes I’d say the Name of the Doctor maybe there is a version of Clara there (that a guess).

  3. avatar David F says:

    It’s not a spoiler if it’s a promotional image. Let’s not devalue the term by applying it to things Moffat doesn’t mind us knowing.

  4. avatar Mez says:

    There’s no devalue of the term at all; some people want to avoid every aspect of the plot for The Name of the Doctor until Saturday night. We try to warn them of anything and everything that they feel may ruin a suprise or two.

    Remember: a spoiler is relative.

  5. avatar vortexter says:

    Excellent! How long ago? In Who lore, the citadel is built on the foundations of the Old time, the age of chaos when the Games were active in the death zone. That looks like Lowtown underneath it where the Shaboogans and outcasts live as well as those who left the Timelord way of life. I like to think the big fortified wall that runs around the outside is the old wall that kept the Vampires out from Rassilons time.
    I may be reading too much into this but that’s the fun of being a fan isn’t it? We may even see a silver-leafed kadenwood tree that Susan spoke of. I am genuinely getting excited by this.

  6. avatar vincent price says:

    wouldn’t this make a good master sories if all this was a trick the master has done to make the doctor believe he is the last of his kind and clara is the key to end it all just a thought bit matrix i know but thats the kind of thing the master or the black guardian would do

    no time war and gallifrey wiped from the doctors mind and clara is the antivirus to restart the doctors memorys

    shame i don’t write for the dr who stories i’d be great

    • avatar Mugen Pharoah says:

      You’d need to buy a dictionary first….

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