Posts tagged doctor who
Posts tagged doctor who
Curse you third person
The Doctor fights the cutest Daleks in the history of the universe and loses to the cuteness
The BBC has announced that Doctor Whowill return starting Easter weekend, with the first of eight new episodes airing on Saturday, March 30th. The announcement from the mothership doesn’t mention BBC America, but based on recent practice, it’s likely we’ll see the show airing in the U.S. on a same-day basis. (UPDATE: It’s official: BBC America WILL be showing the episode that same night, followed by the new seriesOrphan Blackand… yes…The Nerdist!!!!)
The first of the new episodes was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Colm McCarthy, with episodes written by Mark Gatiss and Neil Gaiman to come. And, of course, the Doctor is being accompanied by new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman).
yay that doctor who is starting up. boo that moffat is writing it.
one of my favorite characters
I took the Rory/Mickey thing to be a difference in the Doctors take on romance. He wanted Rose for himself, but he invited Rory on BECAUSE Amy had kissed him.
I thought of that too but I suppose what irked me was that an interracial relationship on the show wasn’t allowed to blossom while Amy’s was? It seems minor and I chide myself for it but I just…it irks me. I mean, I also think that no matter how much people say that the Doctor’s character makes people’s self esteem boost, the Doctor’s character is inherently selfish. It’s not like he didn’t know Rose had a boyfriend but he knowingly let Rose develop feelings for him. And I get it that Mickey was a video gaming boyfriend but he cared about her and I think in that way, he was a good boyfriend. I just…I don’t know. Petty yes, but it irks me.
SPOILER ALERTS FOR SEASONS 5 and 6 FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T WATCHED.
Can we please take a moment first and ponder over the fact that Steven Moffatt is a really, really, really bad writer?
I am not even talking about the -isms okay! (Oh and btw if you are this huuggeee fan of him you should keep scrolling past this post because otherwise there is going to be a whole huge shouting match between you and me). He doesn’t know how to write suspense. He does not know how to write sci-fi. No I mean really! I had heard he was a bad writer but then I had heard critiques of Joss Whedon and I was like heck, I’d give him a chance, I gave Whedon a chance and then ….*facedesk and a groan*
Make him goooo awwaaayyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!! Pleaaaasseeeeee!
Let’s see. Season 5 and 6 star on Amy Pond and I am going to compare her to Rose ( why you ask? partly because these are the only two companions so far in the modern version of Doctor Who who get two full seasons). Both of them have humble backgrounds - Amy is a kiss-o-gram while Rose worked in a shop. Rose was in a relationship when the Doctor meets her and in the adult version of Amy she is about to be married when the Doctor comes back.
And this is when things start to fall apart for me. Mickey wasn’t allowed on TARDIS in the beginning until he pulls out of the whole tin-dog phase. Rory is allowed on (almost) immediately. It didn’t sit well with me. Not that I particularly ship Mickey and Rose but why wasn’t that interracial relationship allowed to flourish but suddenly with Amy and Rory the Doctor is okay with being everything being domestic in his TARDIS? -_-
I think one of the things that also started going downhilll for season 6 (yes other than the lame writing) was the fact that Doctor Who, which used to be pretty good with PoC characters just went down hill.The rare time that we did see PoC characters, they were cast in rather stereotypical roles and they were killed. Also I think in the past seasons I would give credit to the show that there was a fair amount of sprinkling of PoC (and WoC) characters but not season 6. There was a dramatic decrease of PoC characters and cast.
Throughout the two seasons I have tried hard at forming an opinion on Amy (and Rory) but for whatever reason I can’t. I have no opinion on either of them. I mean, its nice that despite being a kiss-o-gram and …traumatized? after the Doctor didn’t come back for and she waiting for ever, she is rather more pulled together then either Rose or Donna was (considering all of them have humble backgrounds). She is daring and takes initiative (has her own agency) and I certainly like that. But other than that, ….I have nothing really to say about her.
I certainly have more thoughts about the last three seasons of Doctor Who and characters and episodes, but I am running out of time so they will come in a later post. As usual, feedback? Thoughts? Both short and long are welcome.
Midnight is my all time favorite episode. And Donna crushes my heart. What they did to her man, heartbreaking. Be prepared. You are not going to like Amy. At all.
Write up for 5 and 6 should be coming up tomorrow. Working on it!
SPOILER ALERTS FOR SEASONS for 4 FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T WATCHED.
As there is a lot to write about (3 seasons you guys) so I think for now I am going to be dividing up my writing by seasons. This post is about season 4.
I liked most of the writing of season 4 and there were some very good episodes and we get introduced to some very promising characters. Loved the Doctor’s Daughter and I think in her own way she taught the Doctor some (and that episode tickled my history bone too haha. The whole concept of a war going on for over even though it was a really short time: A-ma-ZinG!). I liked Silence in the Library and I love the character of Doctor Song.
As I have said before, Donna’s character annoyed me in places but as liz011 pointed out in the notes of my post and gospeodcukra points out here, her biggest redeeming character trait is that she is an older woman who is not constantly swooning over the doctor. Since gospeodcukra does an amazing job of analyzing Donna, I will leave it at that. But I will add this: though she annoyed me the way White FeministTM annoy me, I was heartbroken when her memories were taken away. This means that she probably is not going to come back as a real companion in Doctor Who (IF SHE DOES DON’T TELL ME I HAVENT WATCHED SSN 7) and that is very disappointing. One of the things that I actually loved about her was that she never gives up, independent of the Doctor. For instance, she tells her mother at “Turn Left” (Ep. 12) “everyone needs a secretary”. This resilience at not giving up and looking at life straight in the eye and the way she tenderly cares for her grandfather even though her mom kind of sees him in this “you are in the way stop bothering me” are two factors that I loved, loved, loved about her. And as said before it was really nice to see Doctor with an actual companion who was friends with him and not swooning over him. Through out the season that was a really really refreshing trait.
Ep 11: “Midnight” was actually the first ever Doctor Who episode I watched before I started watching the show so I suppose I have a soft spot for it (it is also one of the best well written episodes I think). One of the things that I have enjoyed about Doctor Who is how it showcases our contemporary issues within the futuristic sci-fi world. For instance, all the entertainment systems blasting at the start of but then the Doctor shutting them all of and encouraging the passengers to talk about- a perfect mirror of technology and smart phones and full on entertainment systems around us constantly. I liked their personalities - the rebellious teenager boy, the professor and his research assistant, the recently divorced bookworm and the hostess. I liked how the hostess was the first one to perceive that the hysterical lady was the one possessed, that the hostess was the one who was the first one to suggest that the possessed woman should be thrown out and at the end of it, it was the hostess who sacrificed herself and saved the passengers. It was heartbreaking when it was shown that nobody had bothered to know the hostess, even her name.