The Earth from Space


Brian watching the Earth from the TARDIS in space

For some reason I was never really too keen to be an astronaut, I was too scared that the g-forces from launch and/or reentry or just general human error and bad judgement would kill me. I was also never particularly keen to see Earth from space, since with today's technology as well as plain old imagination, so much can be possible.

But there's something strangely potent and poignant about this scene, at the end of 'Dinosaurs in Space' of Series 7 of Doctor Who. The character casually sits at the doorway of the TARDIS, his legs dangling into space, and sips a drink from a thermos-like container as he eats sandwiches from a lunchbox.

The act of doing something so ordinary, so 'normal', in comparison to the fact that he is sitting in space watching the lights winking below on Earth is quite a striking contrast. The expression of contentment on his face is a sight to see.

Brian watching the Earth from the TARDIS in space
Brian watching the Earth from the TARDIS in spaceBrian watching the Earth from the TARDIS in space