Everyone has been telling me that Doctor Who has nothing to do with purgatory. Well I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t but I know exactly where they got the idea and they just expanded upon it. If you listen to the director’s commentary at the beginning of Doctor Who: The Key to Time: The Ribos Operation you will hear the following comments made by Tom Baker and Mary Tamm. They played the Doctor and Romana in the series.
Tom Baker: I think I suggested that he should appear behind a burning bush
Mary Tamm: Oh that’s right
Tom Baker: But they thought it would be blasphemous.
Mary Tamm: Oh
Tom Baker: Cause God used to do that
Mary Tamm: Yea, but the music’s very (ahh) religious the old, old organ going away there.
The “he” that the Doctor is referring to is the White Guardian (i.e. God). The bright light streaming into the TARDIS is the bright light in Christianity that believers equate to being in the presence of God. Mary Tamm referring to the organ music playing and being religious makes you think of being in a church. The White Guardian warns the Doctor to be aware of the Black Guardian (i.e. the Devil). From this you don’t have to be a genius to know how they came up with the idea of purgatory.
Screen Captures: Doctor Who: The Key to Time: The Ribos Operation
After the Doctor speaks to the White Guardian and volunteers to retrieve the segments to the Key to Time he then goes on one of the greatest adventures of the Doctor Who franchise in my opinion.
Screen captures: The End
Christian Shepard never really tells Jack where they are going but responds with “Let’s go find out.” Some people see death as not the end but the beginning to what can be described as wondrous. I like to think that they all went on the experience the next great adventure. There is no question in my mind that the ending of Lost is simply the writers interpretation of the beginning of Doctor Who.
When Christian opens the doors to the church the same light floods through the church the same as it did in the Doctor’s TARDIS. Lost is nothing more than a clever REMAKE, plain and simple!!!
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