Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Wedding of River Song

I began this, the first time, by saying that I didn't have much to say but the more I wrote, the more awesome little parts I remembered, so here it is:

I liked it, I mean, it's Doctor Who. I can't not like it. It was somewhat uneventful though. I was expecting a really complicated resolution that would only make sense in the mind of Moffat. The simplicity, therefore, left me sort of underwhelmed. It was just like "oh, that's it, is it?". At the same time though, I still thought it was a good resolution because like I said, it's Doctor Who and hiding in the Teselecta was a pretty good idea. 

One thing I was a bit disappointed in was that the thing I found in a tumblr post I linked to in one of my 'Let's Kill Hitler' posts did not seem to be resolved. This was supposed to be one of the most important things in Let's Kill Hitler, or so the author wrote. And, to be honest, I thought it was a really good theory and something really complex would unfold, relating to the Doctor's tux or something. Unfortunately, nothing. So that was a bit annoying. Especially as it wasn't even mentioned. Also, his new coat. I thought there would be some significance of it but, once again, nothing. Oh and I'm not sure but did they say who that old man who met Amy and them at Lake Silencio was? If you know, please leave a comment! :)

Apart from that, I loved the episode. When River Song was telling the Doctor about the call she sent out to the universe and everyone wanted to help, my eyes started welling up. And how she doesn't want him to die without knowing he is loved. That made me love River in an instant. The Doctor's life is so heartbreaking and when he knows people love him and don't want to leave him, it makes me happy. Yes, I know I get way to invested into the lives of fictional people but honestly, they are a lot more interesting than the lives of real life people. 

Something I found funny was that the Silence made a sort of joke at Rory's expense. You know, with his many deaths and such. Out of all the aliens, the Silence now definitely win as the most scary. Every single time the camera went to the Doctor's arm and we saw there was another stroke was so good. And seeing them there, all hanging upside-down on the roof freaked me out. Moffat's monsters do all have a recurring theme to them though, don't you think? You know, making sure you can see them or something bad will happen. Still, his are always the scariest so they are great!

Also, Amy's drawing of what she thought Rory looked like. So funny! Oh and once again, I've fallen more in love with Rory. He is just so amazing, especially when he had the eyedrive on the entire time even though the Silence were hurting him through it. I have so much love for him, it's not even funny. I'm a bit sad he didn't have more lines but his face every time some new information about him and Amy was told was gold. 

Did anyone feel that Amy shouldn't have regretted her decision to leave Madame Kovarian at the mercy of the Silence? Maybe it was like Davros said in Journey's End:
"The man who abhors violence, never carrying a gun, but this is the truth, Doctor: you take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons... behold your Children of Time, transformed into murderers. I made the Daleks, Doctor, you made this."
But still, that evil lady stole her daughter. I would have done the same, I think. Would you?  

The actual ending was brilliant. I'm hoping that it means the storylines for next season will be a bit more Russell T Davies style. Or even old Moffat style (as in 'The Empty Child' through to 'Forest of the Dead'). I love that it will be going back to the original question "Doctor Who?". Very excited for the Christmas Special. It's so far away though! 

One thing I did hear is that Amy and Rory won't have as big a role in season 7 as they have in 5 and 6 and that they'll be occasional companions rather than in each episode. I hope that's not true. I also heard that Confidential will no longer be filmed because of the big budget special effects in the actual show. I'm sad to hear that although the more recent episodes weren't as good. I much preferred watching how the show was produced than how Karen Gillan is learning to drive.Watching Confidential is what made me want to study film in Uni. It better come back!

That's about it then. I have many many questions, feel free to answer them if you want/care. What did you think about the episode? :)

Bye <3

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The God Complex

I really really enjoyed this episode. A lot of people have been saying that they don't like the 'filler' episodes because we've been left hanging with the whole Doctor-dying-at-Lake-Silencio-and-what-happened-to-River thing. To be honest though, that is why I'm loving them! While I really want to know how this season is going to be tied up, these episodes remind me somewhat of the RTD days (which I call the glory days of Doctor Who). I say somewhat because, honestly, nothing will ever be the same as when he was the producer.

I thought the alien from the planet that always surrenders was pretty interesting and funny. Their planet's national anthem is 'Glory to *insert name here*' haha!

I would have loved to know Rory's fear. (It was still their fears in the rooms, right? Even though the monster fed on people's loss of faith/conversion to worship it). And the Doctor's fear too. I laughed when his room was number 11, how cliche of the writer. I know he did go in and say "of course, who else?" but who could he be talking about? I'm thinking Rassilon and the timelords in general because last time they were unleashed things didn't go too well. Maybe River (if it is her in the astronaut suit) or himself? These are just my silly theories though, who do you think he was talking about?

I think the concept itself was interesting but I'm not very good at being analytical and all, so I won't even bother trying. Although, I always love when the monster really isn't a monster at all, just sort of misunderstood (like Frankenstien's monster. Best book I've ever been assigned for school)

Also, I wonder what was with the exit door that Rory saw and then just disappeared. Was that of any significance or am I just thinking too much about things?

One last thing, the ending was annoying. I love Rory way too much. I don't want to see them go. Especially how they were just kind of dropped off, after a cab ride (which is how I think Amy put it). I know they will obviously be back but still.

I am excited for Craig to be back in next weeks episode though! Let's hope we see some more of the Doctor's soccer skills ;)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Let's Kill Hitler pt 2

I have a feeling that this post will be quite a bit longer than the last one. Thanks for reading these and commenting by the way. It makes me feel loved :)

So for the things I didn't like:

  1. I thought there would be a lot more killing Hitler and a lot less being miniaturised and transported into a robot. It was kind of unfair how they advertised it, especially since I thought they would be bringing up the idea of how much you can change from the past and how it might affect the future. So that was disappointing.
  2. River effing Song. So I know I said I didn't hate her as much in this episode but the fact that this entire season revolves around her is getting really annoying. I just really don't like her. I also thought it was really strange how she grew up with her parents and practically made them get together (as Mels). It's creepy and confusing. 
  3. I hate that there is so much death in Moffat's seasons. I hate how the Doctor is so, well, weak and River is the hero so often. I liked thinking of him as pretty much invincible (although I obviously know that this is not so). Also, Kayley said in her reaction video about how it just makes her not care about them dying any more because it happens so often and I have to agree with her. I mean, when Harriet Jones died I was almost crying because even though she wasn't a major character, we were still made to care about her enough. 
  4. That little scene with the banana. Yes it was funny and cute but really, I don't want this to be Sherlock. That is it's own show and I hate when Moffat incorporates Sherlock-type scenes into Doctor Who. It probably shouldn't bug me, but it does.
To TwitchLazuli, although I hate River, I have to agree. She was pretty funny and kickass. (Is there any way to reply to comments?)

Despite these things, I just read something that may make me actually like Moffat after all. This is possibly the most important thing in Let's Kill Hitler. I cannot believe this guy picked up on these things, it's brilliant! And if there is that connection (probably is), my opinion on Moffat will probably change to me worshipping his cleverness. It would have taken a lot of thought. 

Ok, so I honestly thought I would have a lot more things to dislike about this episode. I probably shouldn't have left writing this so long after seeing it. I know I've forgotten some things. 

I can't wait for next weeks episode though, it looks really scary! 
Bye for now <3

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Let's Kill Hitler pt 1

I always have this thing about new Who (which, to me is the name for the current, Moffat era rather than from the beginning of RTD's era) where I both love it and hate it. I've said this many times before because some parts are absolutely brilliant and then others I'm thinking 'what on earth just happened?' The same applies for this episode. I'm going to do this in two parts, so it doesn't get too long. I think I'll start with the parts that I loved as I feel as if I'm too mean sometimes :P

The things I loved about 'Let's Kill Hitler':

  1. RORY! You may know by now that I am actually in love with Rory and this episode just made me like him even more. He is so badass punching Hitler like that AND putting him in a cupboard. (I replayed that bit twice) Then he was all like " A miniaturisation ray" and was all cute and stuff. (Sorry for that part, I'm too much of a Rory fangirl)
  2. For once River Song wasn't the smug know-it-all that I have always hated from the start. Yes, she did almost kill the Doctor but at least he knew more than her for once. 
  3. The dialogue. There were some really great little one liners that made me laugh. I also really liked the part where we got to see Amy and Rory growing up, and how Amy thought Rory was gay. 
  4. We got to see Rose, Martha and Donna again. Although I had hoped they would have a bigger role, not just a little hologram thing, it was still good to see them :) Also, it was nice to see that the Doctor didn't just forget about them so quickly after meeting Amy. It's good to know that he still feels guilty about the way things ended with them (Not that I want him to be depressed but I miss those characters a lot so he should as well)
  5. The fact that it was Doctor Who. To be honest, I think this was the main reason I liked it so much. Not watching Doctor Who for not even two weeks was obviously too long for me.
Part 2 of this will be up as soon as I am bothered to write it :P

Saturday, August 13, 2011


I've been wanting to write about this for a while but I thought I should wait and watch the episodes with the Silence first and then give my opinion.

I realise that I've been hating on Steven Moffat quite a bit. There are some major things he has done to Doctor Who that are most definitely horrible but I'm getting used to them. What I don't understand though is how he can create some of the most brilliant monsters and stories yet also come up with the most ridiculous and complicated ideas that run through the entire season.

I mean, the empty child/the doctor dances has got to be two of the most memorable episodes of the new series (I'd say all time, but I havent seen the classic series). Christopher Eccleston's performance was so wonderful and the absolutely brilliant Captian Jack makes his debut and of course, everybody lives!

The weeping angels are also one of the best aliens created. Although I'm specificially talking about David Tennant's episode, Matt Smith summed up why they are so great pretty well. He said something along the lines othat try were a play on that children's game 'red-light, green-light' which is why it makes them so scary. I'm not entirely sure, but I know that they are definitely one of the most terrifying that I've seen.

Then there is the vashta nerada. The idea that any shadow can literally shred the flesh off your bones? Just so brilliant! Moffat is just so good at finding the most basic childish fears and turning them into an actual nightmare. Although, at the same time, River Song is introduced in these episodes, and while I thought she was really cool then, I'm not too fond of her now.

And the Silence? Again, a really great monster. They scared me for two reasons: 1. You forget about them, as soon as you turn away and 2. They can and have been influencing people's decisions. Being human and having a choice, your own thoughts abd all is something we take for granted and then finding out (even though I know it isn't true) that these things have been influencing you all this time is quite scary. It's almost the equivalent of becoming so over taken by technology like in the parallel world episode with David and Billie.

The fact that he is able to come up with such great monsters and storylines yet is not able to re-do this when he is the producer baffles me.Changing the Daleks and including River Song are two really big differences that I'm not too happy with. On the other hand, Rory and Amy are awesome companions! Especially Rory, I have no idea why, but I am really obsessed with him.

Haha, this has sort of become a debate with myself, half convincing myself that I should trust Moffat and where he is taking the show and half telling myself that Moffat has entirely screwed the show up. I really am way to passionate about Doctor Who :P

That's all for now! Bye :)

EDIT: Wow, there were so many grammar errors and spelling mistakes in this. Note to self: don't write a blog post on your iPod.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just this once, everybody lives!

Chris Eccleston was my first doctor and, although I know it is cliché to say it, but he was absolutely fantastic.

One thing that I've been thinking about recently is the episode 'The Doctor Dances' and, in particular, the scene when everyone is returned to normal. Just his pure ecstasy when he realises "Everybody lives, Rose! Just this once, everybody lives!" I can't get that out of my head. It's like finally, something good (apart from Rose of course) is happening in his life. I think it was a really good way to show his, I guess happiness, I can't think of another word for it. Especially after that turning point in the Dalek episode where Rose 'saved' him. Restored the goodness that had been buried for so long. Haha, other people have done much better analysis on him but I really had to write about it. Just his face, the tone of voice, everything about him. It just made me happy :D

Back to Chris as an actor. He is so brilliant! I really wished he stayed as the doctor for a while longer.