The Eaters of Light
17 June 2017
Rebecca Benson (Kar), Jocelyn Brassington (Judy), Brian Vernel (Lucius), Daniel Kerr (Ban), Brian Vernel (Lucius), Rohan Nedd (Simon), Ben Hunter (Thracius), Sam Adewunmi (Vitus), Billy Matthews (Cornelius), Aaron Phagura (Marcus), Lewis McGowan (Brother), Michelle Gomez (Missy)
|Written by||Rona Munro|
|Directed by||Charles Palmer|
|Produced by||Nikki Wilson|
A long time ago, the ninth legion of the Roman army vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine. But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army.
In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world…
Real-life mysteries have proven fertile ground for Doctor Who stories over the years… The Terror of the Zygons tackled the Loch Ness Monster, Agatha Christie’s 1926 vanishing was ‘solved’ in The Unicorn and the Wasp and in A Good Man Goes To War we discovered what happened to Jack the Ripper… Queen Nefertiti’s disappearance from historical record is ingeniously explained in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship whilst the events that led to the extinction of dinosaurs are revealed in Earthshock. Even small mysteries are sometimes covered… Image of the Fendahl, for instance, makes clear why throwing salt overour shoulders is said to bring good luck. (In case you’re wondering, salt could act as a defence against the evil Fendahl!)
Not convinced by this speculation about the abandoned brigantine? In The Pilot, when The Doctor visited the vault we were given a glimpse of a sign bearing the words ‘Mary Celeste’. Could this hold a clue as to what really happened to the ship’s crew?