Space-Time for Clangers. A possible explanation of certain anomalies in the apparent structure of the Clanger planet. Marcus L. Rowland.
A possible explanation of certain anomalies in the apparent structure of the Clanger planet.
Marcus L. Rowland
No Clanger would have believed, in the first years of the 1970s, that their world was being watched by an intelligence vaster and less sympathetic than any Clanger...
But why were the Time Lords interested in such a small insignificant world?
Perhaps its size is itself the clue…
Everything that we know about it leads to one inescapable conclusion…
It’s bigger on the inside than on the outside!
The interior of the Clanger planet is a tunnel complex whose volume appears to exceed that of the outer planet.
The Clanger “planet” appears to be an example of Time Lord dimensional engineering.
The only off-world use for this technology we’ve seen is in the TARDIS and its sister ships.
Could the entire world be an abandoned TARDIS?
Hypothesis 1: A TARDIS developed a dangerous fault while recharging and was subsequently abandoned by its occupants.
Hypothesis 2: The doors were left open, or were non-operational.
Hypothesis 3: If left in space, a TARDIS will camouflage itself as a moon or planetoid, even a full-sized planet, if that will ensure that it goes unnoticed.
Note the example of the planet Calufrax, originally part of the Key to Time, a relatively small device.
Hypothesis 4: It was subsequently colonised by creatures from the rift, such as the Clangers.
Hypothesis 5: A TARDIS is aware of the needs of its occupants, and provides appropriate quarters, food, etc.
The Clangers were cave-dwellers on their native world, and the interior of the TARDIS was shaped accordingly.
Given this history, why would a Time Lord such as The Master be interested in an inoperable TARDIS?
Hypothesis 6: The Clanger TARDIS may be repairable to some extent.
Given the Master’s history, this is not good news for the rest of the universe.
Hypothesis 8: The Master knows that the Clanger TARDIS is charging at a Rift. He plans to use the energy it accumulates for his own purposes.
But what are his purposes?
Hypothesis 9: The Master has made it clear that he regards the universe as expendable, if he does not control it.
Hypothesis 10: A planet sized TARDIS left to accumulate Rift energy is the ultimate doomsday device. Sooner or later it will explode and take the universe with it.
The conclusion is inevitable. The Master intends to use the Clanger TARDIS to destroy the whole of space-time, probably after his death.
In order to prevent this the Clanger TARDIS must be destroyed. A funding proposal for this project will be submitted at the next meeting of this symposium.