|The penultimate episode of Series 9, “Heaven Sent” has arrived, and it’s a surreal, cerebral acting triumph for one Peter Capaldi, an expertly crafted bit of storytelling from showrunner Steven Moffat and director Rachel Talalay, and a dazzling artistic achievement from editor Will Oswald and musician Murray Gold. It’s also a lead in to….well, you’ll just have to listen to have us (ever so lightly) spoil the upcoming events past “Heaven Sent” and into “Hell Bent.” Plus stats, rumination on the future of television, allusions to the Prisoner, talk of Tom Baker’s cabbage fetish, and more!|
Music from “Heaven Sent” seemed to directly quote Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, mvmnt. II – Allegretto. Since you discussed Murray Gold’s score for “Heaven Sent,” I thought it worth a mention, in case the Beethoven reference is plot relevant in some magic Moffat way.
That was truly excellent. I loved the 60s European “art film” vibe I got from it.
As Steven pointed out the phrase “The hybrid destined to conquer Gallifrey and stand in its ruins is Me” can also be interpreted as “Me is the hybrid destined to conquer Gallifrey and stand in its ruins”.
That seemed one of the more obvious hiding in plain sight answers from Moffatt and I usually miss them.
I imagine Moffat’s favourite pieces of telly is the “Who is Number One” exchange in the opening titles of The Prisoner.