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Yes, I’m on another cat pictures kick. If you follow my twitter, you’ve probably already noticed. But who doesn’t like cats on the internet?
Here‘s some more. They’re cosplaying.
So I watched the Doctor Who Christmas special a little late this year, and I was pretty excited for it. Matt Smith is not my favorite Doctor by any stretch, but he’s had a few golden moments and much was promised to audiences for this episode, especially with the build up from the 50th special.
Caution: spoilers after picture
However, the Christmas Special sucked.
In fact, I’m tempted to call it the worst episode of Doctor Who ever. Yes, there were a lot of questions from previous episodes that were finally answered, but that’s the only good thing I have to say about it. And it’s not Matt Smith’s fault either – I blame the writer. Now, I admired Moffat greatly for his work in series 5 and 6, but after that, it’s like he got too sucked into his own ego and couldn’t write a good episode to save his life. Plotholes and loose ends abound.
For example, why were the Weeping Angels in that episode? And why didn’t we see a trace of them again after their initial scene? Did they just decide to go away? I was under the impression that they were almost impossible to kill, yet we don’t see a trace of them for the rest of the special. They shouldn’t have been there at all.
And why does the Doctor age over 300 years when he’s never shown any aging despite long spans of time before?
And while I agree that letting the TimeLords through might NOT be a good idea, I was under the impression that the Doctor didn’t release them to prevent war… yet when war starts anyways, why not let them through? (And in my opinion, the Doctor blasting everything with regeneration energy was both lame and contrived). And why (or how) did the TimeLords send regeneration energy through the crack? Apparently they can hear through the crack, so you’d think that, by now, they’d have figured out that they have the right place and come on through despite the Doctor not having spoken his name. Apparently they were confident enough to send through regeneration energy. This sits ill with me…
And why can’t a bring myself to care at all what happens to him or anyone? I remember the end of the Tenth Doctor’s reign – it was amazing and I was heartbroken to see him go. That was even true for the Ninth’s departure. But this time? I was glad to see the new Doctor. I just hope the writing gets better, or I might stop watching altogether (and this is coming from someone with everything from a sonic screwdriver prop to TARDIS and Dalek salt and pepper shakers). Not liking Matt Smith terribly much is just a personal preference, one that influences the degree to which I like a show. But when episodes are poorly written… it’s time to say goodbye.
Please don’t make me say good-bye, Doctor Who.
So what did you think of the Christmas Special and Matt Smith’s departure? Do you totally disagree with me and think it was awesome (like, apparently, a lot of people), or did something not sit well with you either? Let me know in the comments!
So we’re excited after the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor, and looking forward to the Christmas episode and the coming of the new Doctor. But now there’s this too…
Those of us who love Doctor Who tend to REALLY love Doctor Who. Just look at the fan following. I mean, I think most actors like the shows they act in, but look at what a bunch of the cast and crew of Doctor Who have made:
It’s a teaser of a show they’re pitching to BBC, a spin-off of Doctor Who. I, for one, think that more Doctor Who is a good thing, so I wish them luck. (That was very calmly stated. Inside, I’m making high-pitched sounds of excitement.)
I must say, after having just watched the latest episode of Doctor Who, I am SUPER excited for the next season (and the Christmas episode, of course).
Stop reading if you don’t want any spoilers as of the 50th Anniversary episode, Day of the Doctor.
I LOVED the redemption of the Doctor. I love the darkness in the show, but what I love most in the light – the joy, the awe, and the hope that the show inspires. Redeeming the “lost” Doctor – and thus the following ones – really spoke to me.
But onto the guts of it…
So we’re pretty sure that Gallifrey is returning – it’s just a matter of when. I, for one, love this. I’m hoping they don’t go super political with it, but I don’t think they will. I’m just stoked for the massive number of possibilities that absolutely proliferated with that plot twist. The new characters and new challenges – there’s so much awesome stuff that can happen! Sometimes it seems like the Doctor is a little overpowered for his universe – bringing the TimeLords back is an excellent check and balance to that. I’m hoping to see both new allies and enemies of the TimeLord variety though – what kinds of things could we learn about the TimeLords with a new TimeLord ally?
I just hope that they don’t take TOO long to bring Gallifrey back. The way they set it up in The Day of the Doctor, they could draw it out and not have The Doctor find Home and bring it back for awhile – I don’t think they’d stretch it past a season, but I’m hoping it’ll be within a few episodes. But we’ll see, I guess, and this impatient fangirl will have to wait (and not just for that plot development, but for any Doctor Who at all… Christmas seems so far away…)
Anyways, I seem to have gotten a little long-winded, so I’ll leave ‘er there.
How about you guys? Are you stoked for more Doctor Who? What in particular are you hoping to see?
P.S. I’m excited for the new Doctor too!
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BBC seems to like torturing its fans. Just saying. First, the interminable wait for the next season of Sherlock. But currently, the wait for the next episode of Doctor Who.
Now, I’m a Doctor Who fan. I wouldn’t call myself a die-hard, or even a “true” fangirl (whatever that is), but I do own a sonic screwdriver. Two actually, but that’s besides the point. I also own Series 1-4 + the specials and seen them WAY too many times. And even though I’m not as big of a fan of Matt Smith as I am of Tennant and even Eccleston, I’m really, really looking forward to the next episode. That being said, I’m actually trying to avoid the hype. (I’m never totally successful though.) I hate spoilers (so no spoilers, please), and I find that BBC is bad for revealing too much of their episodes (in my opinion, anyways). Then again, I like total surprises for what’s in the next episode when it comes to Doctor Who, so anything is a spoiler for me. I just want the new episode to be here. I can’t wait to see Tennant again!
So what about you? Looking forward to the next episode. Who is YOUR favorite Doctor?
Now we all have our fandoms of choice. I must admit that Doctor Who would be my favorite fandom… but would the sonic screwdriver be my tool of choice? Honestly, I think I might go for the wand… as awesome as having a sonic screwdriver would be, I think the wand is more versatile. Oh the conundrum.
Which would you choose? Comment below!