The Simulation in Extremis reminds me of the Supercomputer (Earth) in THHGTTG, proposed by Deep Thought. DT came up with the answer 42, but that wasn’t helping, because the people who built it didn’t know what the question was. So, they built a computational Matrix incorporating living beings, that will come up with the question.
In the end, after Earth gets destroyed before the task is completed, Arthur Dent comes up with the question: what do you get if you time 6 by 9?
Like in Eurus’s Song: six by sixteen … Nine by nineteen.
Will someone totally unassuming be shown as being behind the simulation in Doctor Who, like the mice? Will Earth again be destroyed? Or will it be saved by the Doctor doing something totally improbable?
Because silence will fall when the question is asked. One of Moffat’s catch phrases. But what is the question? Do we really know it?
River featured in this episode by her book (the Guide is a book as well). And those things in the red robes reminded me of a Zombie Version of the Silence.
“She was slim, darkish, humanoid, with long waves of black hair, a full mouth, and ridiculously brown eyes. With her red head scarf knotted in that particular way and her long flowing silky brown dress, she looked vaguely Arabic.”
I can’t get over these two and the fact how much I need stories of boyfriends in space and preferably one being super intelligent asskicker like Khan and one tea-loving dork in his pajamas like Arthur Dent. No matter how silly it might sound.
P.S. The black hole is not visually accurate but the facts at least should be…