Posts tagged doctor who
Posts tagged doctor who
Man. So that just reminded me. I kinda felt like the big reveal about how or why Clara was able to live and die multiple times was kind of silly. I actually had a cool theory that I think would have worked a bit better. So you know how a few seasons ago they had that one episode with the weird kid who had all the stuff that scared him and he would shove them all into his creeptacular haunted dreamhouse?
Well they revealed at the end that he was actually this crazy alien critter called a Tenza and basically how they work is they latch onto people’s desires and sort of edit reality around them, typically in order to fulfill some desire of the host. In this case it was the desire of the young couple to be able to have a child. Now The Doctor mentioned how rare this occurrence was. The people had to really frickin want it hard enough that their desires could reach out into space and a passing Tenza could hear it, and then given how rare the Tenza are, that requires both a lot of happy thoughts and a lot of pure dumb luck.
Now that was my theory. I thought that Clara was so desperate to be human and travel with The Doctor that what we had was actually a Tenza that had taken on her likeness and absorbed her personality in order to make her human. It’s not that hard to believe that these critters can hop across space and time given how easily they played with the fabric of reality in that one episode, and it really isn’t that hard to believe that Clara’s thoughts could reach them. I mean, she had hotwired the frickin Dalek hivemind. She was blasting her mental breakdown across the entire known universe, across all eras that the Daleks inhabited.
I really like Clara. She’s kind of like the bizarro Donna for 11. I’ll explain better, just give me a second. So back in 10’s run, he had Donna, who was pro as heck because she did not put up with any of 10’s shit, and 10 had a lot of shit to put up with. Not the least of which was his penchant for not knowing when to stop being a dick. (Which is actually what got him killed in the what-if ‘verse) So 10 liked to go way overboard, especially at the end of his run because he had this god complex (which spilled over into 11s run a bit.) Donna was there to sass him out and slap him back to reality.
Now fast forward a few seasons, 11 is a sad and broken man after losing his family. 11 has gone from full on god complex to a martyr complex, but he still doesn’t know when to cut the crap. Now, I know a lot of people were clamoring for Donna to return, but I don’t think she would work well with 11. When Donna sassed out 10 he would sass right back, but then be all like, wait a tick. That makes a load of sense. Maybe I have been a total douchelord. I’ll dial it back a bit. If Donna were to lay into 11, he would just sort of mope around like a kicked puppy, and then do the thing anyway.
But with Clara, she would see that The Doctor would get this sort of self-destructive tunnel vision going on where he fixates on a terrible outcome and then sets out to do it anyway. Rather than screaming at him until he gets some sense knocked into him, she sits him down and pats him on the head and explains very calmly “Honey, you’re being a little self-destructive turd burglar again. Wouldn’t it be better if you stop being a shitlord and actually do something constructive for a change?” And then he gets all giddy and happy and gets a spark of inspiration and saves the day.
John Barrowman taught me everything I need to know about being gay… Well, except for the loving dudes part. I came by that naturally.
I just realized that that little kid who was following Strax around giving directions (Thomas Thomas) was a reference to the TomTom GPS systems.
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Wait. Guys. The Time Lord high council placed the four beat rhythm in The Master’s head, right? Does that mean they have been Master-baiting the entire time they were in the Time Lock?
Moffat is a great storyteller and a brilliant writer, but he really likes to just like give your feelings a nice warm glass of milk, send them to bed, tuck them in all nice and comfy, and then just piss all over them.
Olympic security just got a lot more serious.
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DOCTOR WHO 2005-2011 (SEASONS 1-6)
6 years in 1620 frames
Every. single. gif. makes me want to cry. ugh.
Possibly the greatest line ever uttered by a Dalek
It’s the inflection in ‘tea’ that gets me.
I Am the Doctor by Murray Gold
☇ 21 parts for violin and viola transcribed and played by greatbearpuncher :3