Monday, September 17, 2012

Off to Neverland - Thoughts on... Doctor Who?

So, there I was last night, watching the final episodes of season six of Doctor Who, when I noticed The Child Thief on my bookcase and got to thinking.

The dynamic between Amy Pond and the Eleventh Doctor is very much like Wendy and Peter Pan.  Amy escaping her real life by adventuring with The Doctor in the TARDIS is a lot like Peter taking Wendy to Neverland.  The sexless relationship between the two is also quite remniscent of Peter and Wendy.

There's a line in one of the episodes of season six where the Doctor says "Offer a child a briefcase of sweets and they'll take it.  Offer them all of the universe and they'll take that too."  In the same episode, he says it was selfish of him to take Amy with him, saying he wanted to be adored.  Sounds like Peter Pan to me but also like the Peter character from Brom's The Child Thief.

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