Nah, sounds like Steven Moffat pinched an idea from Red Dwarf. You know, the Inquisitor? Only instead of judging if people are worthy of existence by making them justify their existence to themselves, well, it must do the judgement itself.
Four minutes? That's ages! What if I get bored? I need a television, a couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.
-The Eighth Doctor, defiant in the face of death, in Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor