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Doctor Who season ender. [Jun. 26th, 2010|08:50 pm]
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Thoughts on the Doctor Who season finale, "The Big Bang."

Thought when the title said, "1,894 years later...": But I don't want the Doctor to be 2700 years old now, you can't mess with him like that! (Later thought: Oh, good, he's not.)

Thought on Amy's tutor/guardians being upset over her drawing stars: Are today's parents upset when their kids draw mermaids and dragons?

Thought on Amy finding her older self in the Pandorica, and the line, "Okay, now this is where it gets complicated," as the last line before the credits: Now I know why I love both Moffat and Whedon when they're having good days--they write just like each other.

Thought on the change in tone from the shockingly grim conclusion of the last episode to levity and hijinks: Why did this work so well but the same tactic in Deathly Hallows was utter crud?

Thought on Dalek firepower: That is one tough satellite dish.

Thought on seeing this is threatening to turn into a mindwipe finale: I hate mindwipes like I cannot even express. They are my phobia. Pull this one out of the fire, Moffat.

Random "Why am I thinking about this now?" thought: Who brushes their teeth with their tie on? You'll get little white flecks all over it!

Thought on the tear splashing on the book: You can call it "Tinkerbell magic" all you want, haters--I love this kind of thing.

Thought on Amy crawling over the table to get to the TARDIS: The TARDIS manifesting was a great moment, but still not as great as that.

Nearly last thought: So is the book full of spoilers again OH YES THEY DIDN'T FORGET TO ANSWER THAT!

Final thought regarding all the fans who actually 'ship the Doctor with his companions, unlike me, who am old school and still think of the Doctor as asexual: ...Okay, you got me there. They are definitely in a threesome.

What a lovely season arc and arc-ender. Truth? While I still think of all the Doctor incarnations as the same character and dislike fights over that issue, I find I liked Eccleston's and Tennant's Doctors better than Smith's, but that's because I have a thing for the deep-drama-with-panic moments that Nine and Ten could manifest. Eleven just refuses to seriously panic, ever, and it makes him less vulnerable for me. I need a little vulnerable once in a while. But he's the Doctor all the same.


From: [info]ships_harry
2010-06-28 06:30 pm (UTC)


Oh man, I loved that ending so hard. And it was awesome, actually, how the Intense Happy didn't seem daft after all the owie of the previous episode-and-three-quarters.

I THOUGHT THAT TOTALLY about Rory's tie as well. As in, Oh My God, Rory, you did not put on all that gold brocade before spraying toothpaste around, you IDIOT. But he so wouldn't register. <3 Rory.

Threesome. Totally threesome. I don't usually buy the Doctor as sexual either, to be honest, though have read some nice bits from Copperbadge with Jack Harkness, and his alternative-universe-Doctor (the one who got to stay with Rose) was pretty lovely. BUT. This Doctor seems to quite like Rory (like he has a teensy crush on how very human he is - he does seem to approve), and Amy definitely fancies him. Thing is, I reckon the Doctor doesn't much differentiate between Tiny Amy and Adult Amy, so might be a bit weird for him. I can see her giving it a good solid go to convince him that she is NOT the same as her wee self.

I'd quite like to see the Doctor's other self again, actually, from the dream episode. Monstrous Form and all that, and so interesting.

Amy and the stars - yeah. Odd. Am guessing it was a part of the Amy the Fanciful Child thing that seemed to bother her caregivers - maybe she remembered all sorts of things that had never existed for them and this was just the most poetic way to introduce that, storywise, given Van Gogh and the universe? Looked like she had a child's version of the sunflower painting on her wall as well - I'm sure I saw a striped vase back there somewhere.

I get the impression that this Doctor, though all young and puppyish and warm and awkward angles, is a bit colder than the last two.

Oh, and I COMPLETELY LOVE that they went back to the part of the episode with the Angels, when Amy can't open her eyes and the Doctor gives her that bloody confusing pep-talk, and made it MAKE SENSE because it's NOT THE SAME DOCTOR, and it makes perfect bloody sense in episode 13. Love love love.
[User Picture]From: [info]amanuensis1
2010-07-04 12:30 am (UTC)


I find myself just head-nodding at everything you said here, and especially over: I get the impression that this Doctor, though all young and puppyish and warm and awkward angles, is a bit colder than the last two. That may be exactly the word I couldn't find!