Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

This time we turn our eyes to a “middling” entry in the Doctor Who pantheon. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we wander the corridors of “The God Complex”.

Have you rewatched this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


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Comments on: "Episode 237 – The God Complex Equation" (3)

  1. Scott Boswell said:

    Hello! I don’t always agree with Deb, but with this story, I do 100%! It takes on so many things, can be funny and scary and sad, has unexpected twists, and is a great example of good character writing.

    I agree with what everyone said about Rita, especially how she was strong in her faith. Something that frustrates me with the latest 2 seasons is we HAVE a Muslim character who we’re told her faith is important to her, but we never see it. Yasmin has so much unused potential! I’d be happy if, sometimes if someone asks where she is, they say she’s praying. Or the Doctor trying to figure out which direction in the TARDIS should she face. Little things they can bring in sometimes.

    It was also interesting hearing Liz being annoyed by the idea of having faith in science. There was a time when that wouldn’t even be a thought, but she doesn’t have certain political leaders we have! Having a real faith in science is an issue now! So – – GO VOTE!!

  2. From one point of view, modern Who impinges quite on lot on religion, if one equates this with survival of the soul/memories after death. There have been several instances of characters having memories of aborted time-lines, etc., and of course the multiple versions of Clara. However, it has avoided backing any one dogma.

  3. Icon_UK said:

    One thing that surprised me about the episode was that the Doctor says Rory has no faith when it immediately stuck me that he absolutely does, in Amy.

    Yes, it’s because he loves her, but he has a lot more faith in her and her choices than he’s ever had in his own.

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