New The God Complex Story Details

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Episode 11, The God Complex, is previewed in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, and there are some new plot details.

Synopsis:

The Doctor, Amy and Rory are on their way to Ravan-Skala. Legend has it that the people there are 600-feet tall. But then the TARDIS is yanked off course and drops them off in an ordinary – albeit deserted – hotel instead. “How can you be excited about a rubbish hotel on a rubbish bit of Earth?”asks Amy. But this hotel isn’t as ordinary or as empty as it first appears…

There’s a room packed with party balloons. In another, a gorilla uses the en suite bathroom. There are clowns. And Weeping Angels. All manner of nightmares stalk the corridors. And it isn’t even a hotel. It’s just been made to look like one. But who would mock-up an Earth hotel? “You’re going to die here,” the guests are told. “Well, they certainly didn’t mention that in the brochure,” replies the Doctor.

Quote:

THE DOCTOR: “You’ve been here two days. What’s ‘He’ waiting for?”
JOE: “We weren’t ready. We were still raw.”
THE DOCTOR: “But now you’re what? Cooked?”
JOE: “If you like. And soon you will be, too. Be patient. First, find your room.”
THE DOCTOR: “My room?”
JOE: “There’s a room here for everyone, Doctor. Even you. And in it is the very worst thing in the galaxy.”

Other bits:

  • The inspiration for the episode came from the classic myth of the Minotaur in the labyrinth
  • In the episode, tributes are being made to “some strange god”
  • It’s all about people’s beliefs and fears
  • Compared to classic horror film The Shining
  • Conversations have already been had about writer Toby Whithouse returning