Posts tagged doctor who
Posts tagged doctor who
(I finished it)
There is no such thing as “new Who” or “Classic Who”. I repeat THERE IS NO SUCH THING. It is all the same show played out over fifty years.
- The series did not start in 2005 it just continued
- The show is not a reboot it is a continuation
- Matt Smith is not the third doctor he is the eleventh
It is all the same show just in case there was some confusion.
I think collectively we ought to broaden our idea of what ‘Doctor Who’ means. It isn’t merely “one TV show”.
New Who is not so much the continuation of Classic Who, as it is the return of the Doctor Who concept to TV - after 16 years of only existing within novels, comics and audio dramas (and 1 movie). When it came back to TV, it was not in remotely the same form it left TV in 1989 in.
The fact there is a Classic Who-specific fandom (that encompasses basically ALL media in any form for Doctors 1-8) is enough evidence that New Who is a different beast, that the Doctor returned in a very different packaging.
But the beauty of it is that the Doctor is still the Doctor whether you’re going Classic or New. The eccentric, heroic Time Lord and his TARDIS are still there bringing endless stories into existence. And that’s why Classic Who and New Who CAN BE and ARE different beasts, because the heart of Doctor Who transcends all the differences. It even transcends being a TV show at all, else there wouldn’t be so many novels/comics/audio dramas. IT is what has survived 50 years wholly intact. IT is what can never be cancelled or die so long as one living human has a working imagination.
The difference between Classic Who and New Who is a testament to the BRILLIANT transcendence of DOCTOR WHO. Let’s not ignore it. if anything we should be celebrating it.
So the final release of the Companion Chronicles will be Second Chances, the conclusion to the story arc of the older Zoe, that I’ve wanted to get into but still haven’t.
Let’s see…Echoes of Grey, The Memory Cheats, and The Uncertainty Principle, that seems like the running order. I’ve got until June.
Advantage of The Companion Chronicles: they can actually do proper fight scenes. Good grief that was epic
Priority A: De-bollock all these tabloid sods as revenge for the attempted vandalism of an upcoming episode of my favourite TV show.
Priority B: Avoid any more spoilers until December 25th.
11 returned to the barn to help the War Doctor press the button and destroy Gallifrey for the sake of the universe.
It was there, in the barn, that Clara and the Moment’s projection gave 11 the inspiration to save Gallifrey.
That was his reward.
The Doctor was, at long last, given a chance to undo his hated deed…but only because he finally came to terms with it.
He’s come so far…
But how come I have not seen a single post talking about how Yes had her inhaler so she knew she was human. And the Zygon Yes realized it too but they decided not to say anything.
No idea, it was one of the sweetest things in the whole episode.
Minor amusing moment from the Awkwardparty - Zoe Ball having to interrupt Colin to stop him talking about the Big Finish audios.
Fight on, my man! Night of the Doctor is just the beginning, soon Big Finish’s Mainstream Age will be upon us!
Eleven’s final trilogy has formed
SERIES 7 FINALE:
The Name of the Doctor
50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL:
The Day of the Doctor
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2013:
The Time of the Doctor
Why does John Hurt’s Doctor look so cuddly?
He looks REALLY cuddly! Especially when he’s happy. I think it’s the beard.
Oh my god do people actually think Osgood was Kate’s daughter
She was saying “Ma’am” not “Mum”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D:
That aside, I just finally got around to finishing the Sara Kingdom trilogy with Guardian of the Solar System.
What a great ending. And I mean that, it’s so satisfying what ultimately (maaaybeeeee) happens to Sara, and how the underlying theme connecting her 3 stories comes to the fore. Marvellously atmospheric and thought-provoking.
I love the whole last 20 minutes and ending of DOTD so much. The following is dangerously close to incoherent mooing. SPOILERRRS