prisoners of conciergerie

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That time in eighteenth-century France when Barbara and the Doctor had a post-Aztecs followup chat about time-travel. And I loved it for the following reasons:

  • This is the first historical since The Aztecs, but what this conversation makes clear is that he and Barbara have talked about it since, and several times by the sound of it. 
  • While Ian continues to be the Doctor’s Science Bro, it’s clear that the Doctor’s relationship with Barbara is to a large extent grounded in the fact that they have both learned their lesson about time-travel and history the hard way. Or at least it’s heavily implied in The Aztecs:

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  • The Doctor doesn’t say ‘my position’; he says ‘our position’. He may be the more experienced time-traveller, but he considers Barbara to be a fellow traveller now. They have a genuine friendship these days, and a large part of that is because they both ‘get’ time travel, despite her still having a lot to learn. In fact what’s particularly lovely about their friendship is that they’re far more similar than they could ever have suspected at the start when Barbara was busy administering assorted verbal eviscerations.
  • The fact that all they can do is not get swept away with the tide of history bothers the Doctor, but what bothers and saddens him more is the fact that Barbara appears to be going through one of the however-many stages of learning how to be a time-traveller, which is moving past the frustration of not being able to change anything to simply finding everything absurd. And when at the end of the episode everyone (especially Barbara) is so flippant about the pointlessness of their actions when everything’s already been written, it bothers him. His insistence that they not get carried away with the flood, and his beautiful little speech at the end of the serial about their lives being important if only to themselves isn’t just about selfishness and self-preservation; it’s about not allowing the predetermined nature of history to render your life devoid of meaning. 
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Season 1

1st Doctor

1x01 - An Unearthly Child (01 - An Unearthly Child)

1x01 - An Unearthly Child (02 - The Cave of Skulls)

1x01 - An Unearthly Child (03 - The Forest of Fear)

1x01 - An Unearthly Child (04 - The Firemaker)

1x02 - The Daleks (01 - The Dead Planet)

1x02 - The Daleks (02 - The Survivors)

1x02 - The Daleks (03 - The Escape)

1x02 - The Daleks (04 - The Ambush)

1x02 - The Daleks (05 - The Expedition)

1x02 - The Daleks (06 - The Ordeal)

1x02 - The Daleks (07 - The Rescue)

1x03 - The Edge of Destruction (01 - The Edge of Destruction)

1x03 - The Edge of Destruction (02 - The Brink of Disaster)

1x04 - Marco Polo (01 - The Roof of the World) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (02 - Five Hundred Eyes) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (03 - The Singing Sands) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (04 - The Wall of Lies) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (05 - Rider from Shang-Tu) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (06 - Mighty Kublai Khan) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (07 - Assassin at Peking) (reconstruction)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (01 - The Sea of Death)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (02 - The Velvet Web)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (03 - The Screaming Jungle)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (04 - The Snows of Terror)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (05 - Sentence of Death)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (06 - The Keys of Marinus)

1x06 - The Aztecs (01 - The Temple of Evil)

1x06 - The Aztecs (02 - The Warriors of Death)

1x06 - The Aztecs (03 - The Bride of Sacrifice)

1x06 - The Aztecs (04 - The Day of Darkness)

1x07 - The Sensorites (01 - Strangers in Space)

1x07 - The Sensorites (02 - The Unwilling Warriors)

1x07 - The Sensorites (03 - Hidden Danger)

1x07 - The Sensorites (04 - A Race Against Time)

1x07 - The Sensorites (05 - Kidnap)

1x07 - The Sensorites (06 - A Desperate Venture)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (01 - A Land of Fear)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (02 - Guests of Madame Guillotine)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (03 - A Change of Identity)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (04 - The Tyrant of France) (reconstruction)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (05 - A Bargain of Necessity) (reconstruction)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (06 - Prisoners of Conciergerie)

Season 2

1st Doctor (cont.)

2x01 - Planet of Giants (01 - Planet of Giants)

2x01 - Planet of Giants (02 - Dangerous Journey)

2x01 - Planet of Giants (03 - Crisis)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (01 - World’s End)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (02 - The Daleks)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (03 - Day of Reckoning)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (04 - The End of Tomorrow)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (05 - The Waking Ally)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (06 - Flashpoint)

2x03 - The Rescue (01 - The Powerful Enemy)

2x03 - The Rescue (02 - Desperate Measures)

2x04 - The Romans (01 - The Slave Traders)

2x04 - The Romans (02 - All Roads Lead to Rome)

2x04 - The Romans (03 - Conspiracy)

2x04 - The Romans (04 - Inferno)

2x05 - The Web Planet (01 - The Web Planet)

2x05 - The Web Planet (02 - The Zarbi)

2x05 - The Web Planet (03 - Escape to Danger)

2x05 - The Web Planet (04 - Crater of Needles)

2x05 - The Web Planet (05 - Invasion)

2x05 - The Web Planet (06 - The Centre)

2x06 - The Crusade (01 - The Lion)

2x06 - The Crusade (02 - The Knight of Jaffa) (reconstruction)

2x06 - The Crusade (03 - The Wheel of Fortune)

2x06 - The Crusade (04 - The Warlords) (reconstruction)

2x07 - The Space Museum (01 - The Space Museum)

2x07 - The Space Museum (02 - The Dimensions of Time)

2x07 - The Space Museum (03 - The Search)

2x07 - The Space Museum (04 - The Final Phase)

2x08 - The Chase (01 - The Executioners)

2x08 - The Chase (02 - The Death of Time)

2x08 - The Chase (03 - Flight Through Eternity)

2x08 - The Chase (04 - Journey into Terror)

2x08 - The Chase (05 - The Death of Doctor Who)

2x08 - The Chase (06 - The Planet of Decision)

2x09 - The Time Meddler (01 - The Watcher)

2x09 - The Time Meddler (02 - The Meddling Monk)

2x09 - The Time Meddler (03 - A Battle of Wits) 

2x09 - The Time Meddler (04 - Checkmate)

Season 3

1st Doctor (cont.)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (00 - Introduction) (non-episode)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (01 - Four Hundred Dawns) (reconstruction)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (02 - Trap of Steel) (reconstruction)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (03 - Airlock) (reconstruction)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (04 - The Exploding Planet) (reconstruction)

3x02 - Mission to the Unknown (01 - Mission to the Unknown) (reconstruction)

3x03 - The Myth Makers (01 -Temple of Secrets) (reconstruction)

3x03 - The Myth Makers (02 - Small Prophet, Quick Return) (reconstruction)

3x03 - The Myth Makers (03 - Death of a Spy) (reconstruction)

3x03 - The Myth Makers (04 - Horse of Destruction) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (01 - The Nightmare Begins) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (02 - Day of Armageddon)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (03 - Devil’s Planet) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (04 - The Traitors) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (05 - Counter Plot)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (06 - Coronas of the Sun) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (07 - The Feast of Steven) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (08 - Volcano) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (09 - Golden Death) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (10 - Escape Switch)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (11 - The Abandoned Planet) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (12 - Destruction of Time) (reconstruction)

3x05 - The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve (01 - War of God) (reconstruction)

3x05 - The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve (02 - The Sea Beggar) (reconstruction)

3x05 - The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve (03 - Priest of Death) (reconstruction)

3x05 - The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve (04 - Bell of Doom) (reconstruction)

3x06 - The Ark (01 - The Steel Sky)

3x06 - The Ark (02 - The Plague)

3x06 - The Ark (03 - The Return)

3x06 - The Ark (04 - The Bomb)

3x07 - The Celestial Toymaker (01 - The Celestial Toyroom) (reconstruction)

3x07 - The Celestial Toymaker (02 - The Hall of Dolls) (reconstruction)

3x07 - The Celestial Toymaker (03 - The Dancing Floor) (reconstruction)

3x07 - The Celestial Toymaker (04 - The Final Test) (reconstruction)

3x08 - The Gunfighters (01 - A Holiday for the Doctor)

3x08 - The Gunfighters (02 - Don’t Shoot the Pianist)

3x08 - The Gunfighters (03 - Johnny Ringo)

3x08 - The Gunfighters (04 - The OK Corral)

3x09 - The Savages (01) (reconstruction)

3x09 - The Savages (02) (reconstruction)

3x09 - The Savages (03) (reconstruction)

3x09 - The Savages (04) (reconstruction)

3x10 - The War Machines (01)

3x10 - The War Machines (02)

3x10 - The War Machines (03)

3x10 - The War Machines (04)

Season 4

1st Doctor (cont.)

4x01 - The Smugglers (01) (reconstruction)

4x01 - The Smugglers (02) (reconstruction)

4x01 - The Smugglers (03) (reconstruction)

4x01 - The Smugglers (04) (reconstruction)

4x02 - The Tenth Planet (01)

4x02 - The Tenth Planet (02)

4x02 - The Tenth Planet (03)

4x02 - The Tenth Planet (04) (reconstruction)

2nd Doctor

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (01) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (02) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (03) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (04) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (05) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (06) (reconstruction)

4x04 - The Highlanders (01) (reconstruction)

4x04 - The Highlanders (02) (reconstruction)

4x04 - The Highlanders (03) (reconstruction)

4x04 - The Highlanders (04) (reconstruction)

4x05 - The Underwater Menace (01) (reconstruction)

4x05 - The Underwater Menace (02) (reconstruction)

4x05 - The Underwater Menace (03)

4x05 - The Underwater Menace (04) (reconstruction)

4x06 - The Moonbase (01) (reconstruction)

4x06 - The Moonbase (02)

4x06 - The Moonbase (03) (reconstruction)

4x06 - The Moonbase (04)

4x07 - The Macra Terror (01) (reconstruction)

4x07 - The Macra Terror (02) (reconstruction)

4x07 - The Macra Terror (03) (reconstruction)

4x07 - The Macra Terror (04) (reconstruction)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (01)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (02) (reconstruction)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (03)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (04) (reconstruction)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (05) (reconstruction)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (06) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (01) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (02)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (03) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (04) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (05) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (06) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (07) (reconstruction)

Season 5

2nd Doctor (cont.)

5x01 - The Tomb of the Cybermen (01)

5x01 - The Tomb of the Cybermen (02)

5x01 - The Tomb of the Cybermen (03)

5x01 - The Tomb of the Cybermen (04)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (01) (reconstruction)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (02)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (03) (reconstruction)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (04) (reconstruction)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (05) (reconstruction)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (06) (reconstruction)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (01)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (02) (reconstruction)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (03)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (04)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (05)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (06) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (01) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (02) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (03)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (04) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (05) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (06) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (01)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (02) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (03) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (04) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (05) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (06) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (01) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (02) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (03) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (04) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (05) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (06) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (01) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (02) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (03)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (04) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (05) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (06)

Season 6

2nd Doctor (cont.)

6x01 - The Dominators (01)

6x01 - The Dominators (02)

6x01 - The Dominators (03)

6x01 - The Dominators (04)

6x01 - The Dominators (05)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (01)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (02)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (03)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (04)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (05)

6x03 - The Invasion (00 - Introduction) (non-episode)

6x03 - The Invasion (01) (reconstruction)

6x03 - The Invasion (02)

6x03 - The Invasion (03)

6x03 - The Invasion (04) (reconstruction)

6x03 - The Invasion (05)

6x03 - The Invasion (06)

6x03 - The Invasion (07)

6x03 - The Invasion (08)

6x03 - The Invasion (00 - End Supplement) (non-episode)

6x04 - The Krotons (01)

6x04 - The Krotons (02)

6x04 - The Krotons (03)

6x04 - The Krotons (04)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (01)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (02)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (03)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (04)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (05)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (06)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (01) (reconstruction)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (02)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (03) (reconstruction)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (04) (reconstruction)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (05) (reconstruction)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (06) (reconstruction)

6x07 - The War Games (01)

6x07 - The War Games (02)

6x07 - The War Games (03)

6x07 - The War Games (04)

6x07 - The War Games (05)

6x07 - The War Games (06)

6x07 - The War Games (07)

6x07 - The War Games (08)

6x07 - The War Games (09)

6x07 - The War Games (10)

Season 7

3rd Doctor

7x01 - Spearhead From Space (01)

7x01 - Spearhead From Space (02)

7x01 - Spearhead From Space (03)

7x01 - Spearhead From Space (04)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (01)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (02)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (03)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (04)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (05)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (06)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (07)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (01)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (02)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (03)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (04)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (05)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (06)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (07)

7x04 - Inferno (01)

7x04 - Inferno (02)

7x04 - Inferno (03)

7x04 - Inferno (04)

7x04 - Inferno (05)

7x04 - Inferno (06)

7x04 - Inferno (07)

Season 8

3rd Doctor (cont.)

8x01 - Terror of the Autons (01)

8x01 - Terror of the Autons (02)

8x01 - Terror of the Autons (03)

8x01 - Terror of the Autons (04)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (01)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (02)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (03)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (04)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (05)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (06)

8x03 - The Claws of Axos (01)

8x03 - The Claws of Axos (02)

8x03 - The Claws of Axos (03)

8x03 - The Claws of Axos (04)

8x04 - Colony in Space (01)

8x04 - Colony in Space (02)

8x04 - Colony in Space (03)

8x04 - Colony in Space (04)

8x04 - Colony in Space (05)

8x04 - Colony in Space (06)

8x05 - The Dæmons (01)

8x05 - The Dæmons (02)

8x05 - The Dæmons (03)

8x05 - The Dæmons (04)

8x05 - The Dæmons (05)

Season 9

3rd Doctor (cont.)

9x01 - Day of the Daleks (01)

9x01 - Day of the Daleks (02)

9x01 - Day of the Daleks (03)

9x01 - Day of the Daleks (04)

9x02 - The Curse of Peladon (01)

9x02 - The Curse of Peladon (02)

9x02 - The Curse of Peladon (03)

9x02 - The Curse of Peladon (04)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (01)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (02)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (03)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (04)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (05)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (06)

9x04 - The Mutants (01)

9x04 - The Mutants (02)

9x04 - The Mutants (03)

9x04 - The Mutants (04)

9x04 - The Mutants (05)

9x04 - The Mutants (06)

9x05 - The Time Monster (01)

9x05 - The Time Monster (02)

9x05 - The Time Monster (03)

9x05 - The Time Monster (04)

9x05 - The Time Monster (05)

9x05 - The Time Monster (06)

Season 10

3rd Doctor (cont.)

10x01 - The Three Doctors (01)

10x01 - The Three Doctors (02)

10x01 - The Three Doctors (03)

10x01 - The Three Doctors (04)

10x02 - Carnival of Monsters (01)

10x02 - Carnival of Monsters (02)

10x02 - Carnival of Monsters (03)

10x02 - Carnival of Monsters (04)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (01)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (02)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (03)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (04)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (05)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (06)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (01)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (02)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (03)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (04)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (05)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (06)

10x05 - The Green Death (01)

10x05 - The Green Death (02)

10x05 - The Green Death (03)

10x05 - The Green Death (04)

10x05 - The Green Death (05)

10x05 - The Green Death (06)

Season 11

3rd Doctor (cont.)

11x01 - The Time Warrior (01)

11x01 - The Time Warrior (02)

11x01 - The Time Warrior (03)

11x01 - The Time Warrior (04)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (01)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (02)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (03)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (04)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (05)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (06)

11x03 - Death to the Daleks (01)

11x03 - Death to the Daleks (02)

11x03 - Death to the Daleks (03)

11x03 - Death to the Daleks (04)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (01)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (02)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (03)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (04)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (05)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (06)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (01)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (02)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (03)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (04)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (05)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (06)

Season 12

4th Doctor

12x01 - Robot (01)

12x01 - Robot (02)

12x01 - Robot (03)

12x01 - Robot (04)

12x02 - The Ark in Space (01)

12x02 - The Ark in Space (02)

12x02 - The Ark in Space (03)

12x02 - The Ark in Space (04)

12x03 - The Sontaran Experiment (01)

12x03 - The Sontaran Experiment (02)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (01)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (02)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (03)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (04)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (05)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (06)

12x05 - Revenge of the Cybermen (01)

12x05 - Revenge of the Cybermen (02)

12x05 - Revenge of the Cybermen (03)

12x05 - Revenge of the Cybermen (04)

Season 13

4th Doctor (cont.)

13x01 - Terror of the Zygons (01)

13x01 - Terror of the Zygons (02)

13x01 - Terror of the Zygons (03)

13x01 - Terror of the Zygons (04)

13x02 - Planet of Evil (01)

13x02 - Planet of Evil (02)

13x02 - Planet of Evil (03)

13x02 - Planet of Evil (04)

13x03 - Pyramids of Mars (01)

13x03 - Pyramids of Mars (02)

13x03 - Pyramids of Mars (03)

13x03 - Pyramids of Mars (04)

13x04 - The Android Invasion (01)

13x04 - The Android Invasion (02)

13x04 - The Android Invasion (03)

13x04 - The Android Invasion (04)

13x05 - The Brain of Morbius (01)

13x05 - The Brain of Morbius (02)

13x05 - The Brain of Morbius (03)

13x05 - The Brain of Morbius (04)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (01)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (02)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (03)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (04)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (05)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (06)

Season 14

4th Doctor (cont.)

14x01 - The Masque of Mandragora (01)

14x01 - The Masque of Mandragora (02)

14x01 - The Masque of Mandragora (03)

14x01 - The Masque of Mandragora (04)

14x02 - The Hand of Fear (01)

14x02 - The Hand of Fear (02)

14x02 - The Hand of Fear (03)

14x02 - The Hand of Fear (04)

14x03 - The Deadly Assassin (01)

14x03 - The Deadly Assassin (02)

14x03 - The Deadly Assassin (03)

14x03 - The Deadly Assassin (04)

14x04 - The Face of Evil (01)

14x04 - The Face of Evil (02)

14x04 - The Face of Evil (03)

14x04 - The Face of Evil (04)

14x05 - The Robots of Death (01)

14x05 - The Robots of Death (02)

14x05 - The Robots of Death (03)

14x05 - The Robots of Death (04)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (01)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (02)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (03)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (04)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (05)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (06)

Season 15

4th Doctor (cont.)

15x01 - Horror of Fang Rock (01)

15x01 - Horror of Fang Rock (02)

15x01 - Horror of Fang Rock (03)

15x01 - Horror of Fang Rock (04)

15x02 - The Invisible Enemy (01)

15x02 - The Invisible Enemy (02)

15x02 - The Invisible Enemy (03)

15x02 - The Invisible Enemy (04)

15x03 - Image of the Fendahl (01)

15x03 - Image of the Fendahl (02)

15x03 - Image of the Fendahl (03)

15x03 - Image of the Fendahl (04)

15x04 - The Sun Makers (01)

15x04 - The Sun Makers (02)

15x04 - The Sun Makers (03)

15x04 - The Sun Makers (04)

15x05 - Underworld (01)

15x05 - Underworld (02)

15x05 - Underworld (03)

15x05 - Underworld (04)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (01)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (02)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (03)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (04)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (05)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (06)

Season 16

4th Doctor (cont.)

16x01 - The Ribos Operation (01)

16x01 - The Ribos Operation (02)

16x01 - The Ribos Operation (03)

16x01 - The Ribos Operation (04)

16x02 - The Pirate Planet (01)

16x02 - The Pirate Planet (02)

16x02 - The Pirate Planet (03)

16x02 - The Pirate Planet (04)

16x03 - The Stones of Blood (01)

16x03 - The Stones of Blood (02)

16x03 - The Stones of Blood (03)

16x03 - The Stones of Blood (04)

16x04 - The Androids of Tara (01)

16x04 - The Androids of Tara (02)

16x04 - The Androids of Tara (03)

16x04 - The Androids of Tara (04)

16x05 - The Power of Kroll (01)

16x05 - The Power of Kroll (02)

16x05 - The Power of Kroll (03)

16x05 - The Power of Kroll (04)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (01)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (02)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (03)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (04)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (05)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (06)

Season 17

4th Doctor (cont.)

17x01 - Destiny of the Daleks (01)

17x01 - Destiny of the Daleks (02)

17x01 - Destiny of the Daleks (03)

17x01 - Destiny of the Daleks (04)

17x02 - City of Death (01)

17x02 - City of Death (02)

17x02 - City of Death (03)

17x02 - City of Death (04)

17x03 - The Creature from the Pit (01)

17x03 - The Creature from the Pit (02)

17x03 - The Creature from the Pit (03)

17x03 - The Creature from the Pit (04)

17x04 - Nightmare of Eden (01)

17x04 - Nightmare of Eden (02)

17x04 - Nightmare of Eden (03)

17x04 - Nightmare of Eden (04)

17x05 - Horns of Nimon (01)

17x05 - Horns of Nimon (02)

17x05 - Horns of Nimon (03)

17x05 - Horns of Nimon (04)

17x06 - Shada (01)

17x06 - Shada (02)

17x06 - Shada (03)

17x06 - Shada (04)

17x06 - Shada (05)

17x06 - Shada (06)

Season 18

4th Doctor (cont.)

18x01 - The Leisure Hive (01)

18x01 - The Leisure Hive (02)

18x01 - The Leisure Hive (03)

18x01 - The Leisure Hive (04)

18x02 - Meglos (01)

18x02 - Meglos (02)

18x02 - Meglos (03)

18x02 - Meglos (04)

18x03 - Full Circle (01)

18x03 - Full Circle (02)

18x03 - Full Circle (03)

18x03 - Full Circle (04)

18x04 - State of Decay (01)

18x04 - State of Decay (02)

18x04 - State of Decay (03)

18x04 - State of Decay (04)

18x05 - Warriors’ Gate (01)

18x05 - Warriors’ Gate (02)

18x05 - Warriors’ Gate (03)

18x05 - Warriors’ Gate (04)

18x06 - The Keeper of Traken (01)

18x06 - The Keeper of Traken (02)

18x06 - The Keeper of Traken (03)

18x06 - The Keeper of Traken (04)

18x07 - Logopolis (01)

18x07 - Logopolis (02)

18x07 - Logopolis (03)

18x07 - Logopolis (04)

Season 19

5th Doctor

19x01 - Castrovalva (01)

19x01 - Castrovalva (02)

19x01 - Castrovalva (03)

19x01 - Castrovalva (04)

19x02 - Four to Doomsday (01)

19x02 - Four to Doomsday (02)

19x02 - Four to Doomsday (03)

19x02 - Four to Doomsday (04)

19x03 - Kinda (01)

19x03 - Kinda (02)

19x03 - Kinda (03)

19x03 - Kinda (04)

19x04 - The Visitation (01)

19x04 - The Visitation (02)

19x04 - The Visitation (03)

19x04 - The Visitation (04)

19x05 - Black Orchid (01)

19x05 - Black Orchid (02)

19x06 - Earthshock (01)

19x06 - Earthshock (02)

19x06 - Earthshock (03)

19x06 - Earthshock (04)

19x07 - Time-Flight (01)

19x07 - Time-Flight (02)

19x07 - Time-Flight (03)

19x07 - Time-Flight (04)

Season 20

5th Doctor (cont.)

20x01 - Arc of Infinity (01)

20x01 - Arc of Infinity (02)

20x01 - Arc of Infinity (03)

20x01 - Arc of Infinity (04)

20x02 - Snakedance (01)

20x02 - Snakedance (02)

20x02 - Snakedance (03)

20x02 - Snakedance (04)

20x03 - Mawdryn Undead (01)

20x03 - Mawdryn Undead (02)

20x03 - Mawdryn Undead (03)

20x03 - Mawdryn Undead (04)

20x04 - Terminus (01)

20x04 - Terminus (02)

20x04 - Terminus (03)

20x04 - Terminus (04)

20x05 - Enlightenment (01)

20x05 - Enlightenment (02)

20x05 - Enlightenment (03)

20x05 - Enlightenment (04)

20x06 - The King’s Demons (01)

20x06 - The King’s Demons (02)

20x07 - The Five Doctors (20th Anniversary Special)

Season 21

5th Doctor (cont.)

21x01 - Warriors of the Deep (01)

21x01 - Warriors of the Deep (02)

21x01 - Warriors of the Deep (03)

21x01 - Warriors of the Deep (04)

21x02 - The Awakening (01)

21x02 - The Awakening (02)

21x03 - Frontios (01)

21x03 - Frontios (02)

21x03 - Frontios (03)

21x03 - Frontios (04)

21x04 - Resurrection of the Daleks (01)

21x04 - Resurrection of the Daleks (02)

21x04 - Resurrection of the Daleks (03)

21x04 - Resurrection of the Daleks (04)

21x05 - Planet of Fire (01)

21x05 - Planet of Fire (02)

21x05 - Planet of Fire (03)

21x05 - Planet of Fire (04)

21x06 - Caves of Androzani (01)

21x06 - Caves of Androzani (02)

21x06 - Caves of Androzani (03)

21x06 - Caves of Androzani (04)

6th Doctor

21x07 - The Twin Dilemma (01)

21x07 - The Twin Dilemma (02)

21x07 - The Twin Dilemma (03)

21x07 - The Twin Dilemma (04)

Season 22

6th Doctor (cont.)

22x01 - Attack of The Cybermen (01)

22x01 - Attack of The Cybermen (02)

22x02 - Vengeance on Varos (01)

22x02 - Vengeance on Varos (02)

22x03 - Mark of the Rani (01)

22x03 - Mark of the Rani (02)

22x04 - The Two Doctors (01)

22x04 - The Two Doctors (02)

22x04 - The Two Doctors (03)

22x05 - Timelash (01)

22x05 - Timelash (02)

22x06 - Revelation of the Daleks (01)

22x06 - Revelation of the Daleks (02)

Season 23

6th Doctor (cont.)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (01) - The Mysterious Planet (01)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (02) - The Mysterious Planet (02)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (03) - The Mysterious Planet (03)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (04) - The Mysterious Planet (04)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (05) - Mindwarp (01)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (06) - Mindwarp (02)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (07) - Mindwarp (03)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (08) - Mindwarp (04)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (09) - Terror of the Vervoids (01)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (10) - Terror of the Vervoids (02)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (11) - Terror of the Vervoids (03)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (12) - Terror of the Vervoids (04)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (13) - The Ultimate Foe (01)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (14) - The Ultimate Foe (02)

Season 24

7th Doctor

24x01 - Time and the Rani (01)

24x01 - Time and the Rani (02)

24x01 - Time and the Rani (03)

24x01 - Time and the Rani (04)

24x02 - Paradise Towers (01)

24x02 - Paradise Towers (02)

24x02 - Paradise Towers (03)

24x02 - Paradise Towers (04)

24x03 - Delta and the Bannermen (01)

24x03 - Delta and the Bannermen (02)

24x03 - Delta and the Bannermen (03)

24x04 - Dragonfire (01)

24x04 - Dragonfire (02)

24x04 - Dragonfire (03)

Season 25

7th Doctor (cont.)

25x01 - Remembrance of the Daleks (01)

25x01 - Remembrance of the Daleks (02)

25x01 - Remembrance of the Daleks (03)

25x01 - Remembrance of the Daleks (04)

25x02 - The Happiness Patrol (01)

25x02 - The Happiness Patrol (02)

25x02 - The Happiness Patrol (03)

25x03 - Silver Nemesis (01)

25x03 - Silver Nemesis (02)

25x03 - Silver Nemesis (03)

25x04 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (01)

25x04 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (02)

25x04 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (03)

25x04 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (04)

Season 26

7th Doctor (cont.)

26x01 - Battlefield (01)

26x01 - Battlefield (02)

26x01 - Battlefield (03)

26x01 - Battlefield (04)

26x02 - Ghost Light (01)

26x02 - Ghost Light (02)

26x02 - Ghost Light (03)

26x03 - The Curse of Fenric (01)

26x03 - The Curse of Fenric (02)

26x03 - The Curse of Fenric (03)

26x03 - The Curse of Fenric (04)

26x04 - Survival (01)

26x04 - Survival (02)

26x04 - Survival (03)

2

The Parallels between Marie Antoinette and Alexandra Feodorovna

Almost 117 years separate the births of Maria Antonia of Austria and Alix of Hesse, who became Queen Marie Antoinette of France and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia respectively, but there are some eerie similarities and parallels to be drawn between these two most unfortunate woman. 

1. German Identity

Both these woman were German born (In Marie Antoinette’s time, Austria was still part of the German Confederation.) and in each case this accident of birth were to haunt them in later years when their adopted countries went to war with their countries of Birth

 Marie Antoinette was called “l’autrichienne”, meaning “ the Austrian or Austrian Bitch. She was accused of selling state secrets to her two brothers who succeeded each other as Holy Roman Emperor, Joseph and Leopold.

Alexandra was named the German Bitch, or German Spy. She was also accused of selling state secrets to her cousin, Wilhelm II. Even though Alix always maintained that she was more English than German, it was her German background that she was most associated with in the end.

2. Formative years

Both Marie Antoinette and Alexandra were the youngest daughters of their parents (Alexandra, being the youngest surviving daughter) and both would come to attain the grandest position of all their sisters.

  Both woman had very strong female figures in their lives while growing up. Marie Antoinette’s mother was, after all, Empress Maria Theresa who against all odds succeeded in keeping the Holy Roman Empire in tact in the face of adversity during the war of the Austrian Succession, showing that although she was a woman, she had the mind and heart equal to any King. Alexandra was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, who took over all responsibility of her education after the death of Princess Alice.

Both woman lost a beloved parent at an early age. Emperor Francis I died when Marie Antoinette was almost 10 years old and Alexandra lost her mother at the age of 6.

3. Preparation for fulfilling their future roles.

As the youngest daughter and 15th child, Marie Antoinette’s education was neglected and not up to scratch. When Maria Theresa started negotiations for the marriage of her daughter, she realised this lapse in care on her part and a hard and intense crash course was provided to the young archduchess to try and fill the gaps and prepare her for her role as Queen of France. Even though Marie Antoinette learned the french language and could speak it continually better, she retained a slight german accent. 

Alexandra, who had a better overall general education also had to undergo an intense crash course to prepare her as empress since her future father in law fell ill and died unexpectedly quick before she had enough time to really learn all the intricacies of the Russian court nor did she ever learn to speak Russian fluently.

4. Adaption to their new situations

Both woman grew up in relatively relaxed and informal courts, where there was a separation between formal state occasions and informal private family life, and both married  into extremely formal courts with very stiff etiquette and a rigid protocol to follow.

Marie Antoinette was known to rebel against the strict rules and make fun of and ridicule the over pompous ceremony that formed her new life. She loathed living every moment  of every day in full view of the hordes who came to watch her dress in the morning, eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and then again undress at night. She would eventually spend more and more time secluded in her private residences, the Petite Trianon in the park of Versailles and the Chateau of Saint Cloud.

Alexandra also hated the ceremonial life, in her case due to debelitating shyness, which came across as arrogance to her court. Neither was there much love lost between Alexandra and her inlaws and the courtiers. Alexandra viewed them as loose, immoral and debauched libertines, whereas they viewed her as a stiff, uncultured and arrogant prude. In response to the hostility she experienced at court, she secluded her family and herself in the Alexander Palace, performing and attending very little ceremonies and functions, pleading ill health as an excuse. 

5. “Inappropriate” Friendships

Marie Antoinette ruffled many a feather when she formed close friendships with courtiers deemed of insufficient rank. The system at versailles gave certain rights and privileges to certain ranks of the courtiers, the best going to the highest ranking and descending from there on down. Many high ranking courtiers became disgruntled that they should be excluded from salons and other gatherings, such as house parties and picnics, given by the dauphine, and later the queen, where they had a certain right to attend. Many of them started damaging and malicious rumors about the queen ranging from wild sex orgies to lesbianism with her friends, the Duchess de Polignac and the Princess de Lamballe.

Alexandra, with her distaste of the irreputable aristocrasy and her sense of discomfort in her new family, who she felt judged her as definitely not up to par to being Tsarina, formed close friendships with people from the minor nobility. To a court who centered their whole existence around the Tsar and Tsarina, they felt robbed of their way of life and created many enemies of Tsarina. It was the seemingly intimate friendship with a peasant who claimed to be a holy man, namely Grigory Rasputin,  that sparked the most scurrilous rumours and in the end helped to ruin Alexandra’s reputation entirely.

6. Weak Husbands

Louis XVI was a dear and genuinely good person, but a terrible ruler. He lacked any form of backbone and majestic presence. He felt the burden of being king terribly. It was inevitable that his young, charming and vivacious wife would outshine him at any event which is probably where the notion came into existence that Marie Antoinette ruled him. Although they probably never in love, I believe that as the years passed, and with mounting adversity, they formed a deep and trusting friendship.

Nicholas II may be a carbon copy of Louis XVI, with the exception that he was athletic, where Louis was fat and that he was passionately and deeply in love with his darling Alix, whereas Louis was resigned to the marraige he was forced into. Nicholas feared the day he would become Tsar and from the beginning relied heavily on the opinions and advise from his wife, but was also bombarded with orders from his relatives, especially his uncles and he relented to their will most of the time. 

Louis and Nicholas both had a stubborn streak as well, not to be confused with a sense of self. Both believed in their God-given right to rule as autocrats and were too short sighted to make concessions to preserve their thrones. 

7. Struggling to do their prime duty: Providing the heir

Marie Antoinette was bombarded by admonishing letters from her mother year after year by not providing an heir. In Marie Antoinette’s case it was the case that Louis either did not know how to make a baby, that he had some medical problems or that he could not bring himself to sleep with his wife either out of shyness because he felt inferior or out of apprehension because he was suspicious of her in the early years due to the influences of the anti Austrian courtiers. It took 11 years for her to fulfill her duty and gave birth to a son Louis Joseph, after giving birth to a daughter 3 years previously. The longed for heir was not up to scratch though and was a sickly child. Louis Joseph died at the age of 7.

Alexandra had no trouble consummating the marriage and gave birth in quick succession to 4 daughters. Daughters however could not succeed and Alexandra began to turn to the more mystic spiritualism, bordering on the occult, in the hopes of providing the crucial heir. After 10 years, (one year earlier than Marie Antoinette), she succeeded after giving birth to a son. This son and heir was not a healthy prince either. He suffered from hemophilia. 

8. Personal connections

Marie Antoinette and Alexandra had some more personal connections as well. 

Marie Antoinette formed a very close childhood friendship with Princess Charlotte of Hesse Darmstadt, ( Later the Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz) who was her exact contemporary, both being born in 1755. They kept a close correspondence throughout the years until the death of Charlotte in 1785.

During a state visit to France, Alexandra spent a night in Marie Antoinette’s apartments in Versailles. (What that must have been like?! Josephine Bonaparte did not relish occupying Marie Antoinette’s apartments in the Tuileries palace, saying it felt haunted)

Alexandra had an embroidered copy of the portrait of Marie Antoinette with her children in one of her rooms in the Alexander palace. Strange that she never took a lesson from that, in respect to her own actions, when looking at this picture.

9. Horrible deaths

Marie Antoinette was imprisoned with her family and afterwards in the Conciergerie Prison totaling up to almost a year before being taken to the scaffold to be beheaded. 

Alexandra was imprisoned for a year in Siberia, first in Tobolsk and the Ekaterinburg, before she was led down to the cellar of the prison, with her family, and executed. 


Both woman is synonymous with revolution and is almost always given as the one of the biggest contributors (some reasons undeservedly and unjustly put on them),  to the downfall of their thrones