My American First World Problem

Hello Whovians!

I have some wonderful and horrible news to vent.

As a few of us know, well, those of us who love music, the Doctor Who Series 7 Soundtrack was released on iTunes. Well, that’s what they said….

No, really it was released yesterday for some, like you wonderful UK dwellers, but for the rest of us, the Americans, we have to wait until November 5th!

NOVEMBER 5TH!!!

You would think I could handle this just fine, right? After all, I’ve been waiting for the 50th for forever, and we’ve been on hiatus for far too long, sure I can wait for something else, right?

WRONG.

This was finally something I could have right now! an instant gratification –actually, not really, because I’ve been waiting for this for forever too. I have been fooled! Everything said it was going to be released on the 9th of September, so I was waiting for it, but what to I find? I have to wait two more months!

*cries* I can’t do this anymore! how on earth am I still in this fandom?
Because I love it, and once you enter a fandom, there’s no escaping it.

 

Thank you for listening to my troubles…. I just really needed to get that off my chest. *cries*

I’ll be ok… I think. I have YouTube. the music is already posted on there, so I can enjoy that I suppose.

 

Vale!

A Forecast for the Upcoming Weekend in Whovianland

Well, well, well
“The clock is striking twelve” and fandom emotions are currently pretty quiet, but there seems to be a stirring of excitement and electricity as the weekend approaches. Why might you ask?
The new face of the Doctor has been found and will be revealed for the first time this Sunday.

I must say, I’m quite excited, but I’m also a little bit nervous. The fandom is on the edge of explosion. This is the calm before the storm. Enjoy these last few moments of peace before everyone explodes into their rants of excitement, nervousness, hatred, love, dread, admiration, of the new face of our beloved Doctor. (I also don’t think it would be too much to expect another wave of sorrow and mourning for Smith. *sobbing*)

The overall forecast for Whovianland: Expect some bumpy weather in the next few days, Friday should be pretty still, Saturday, expect a few early showers of excitement and anticipation, mixed with anxiety. Sunday, well, get your umbrellas out cause it’s gonna be a stormy day. Buckle your seat belts and get your typing fingers ready  to shoot out your own thoughts of the new face as the news is spilled and everyone’s ideas pour out onto the internet. Good Luck.

If you want to hear it for yourself, here’s what BBC America has to say.

Geronimo!!

PS. I have one last parting thing to remind you all of.
Remember: No matter what face the Doctor has, he has, and always will be the same Time Lord we all love and adore. There may be several faces, but it’s the same hero. All regenerations are generated equally. Love the Doctor. Even if you may not love the face of the Doctor at this exact moment, or the one you see on Sunday, just do your best to simply love just the Doctor, because that’s who we all love. (and eventually, this new face will probably snatch your heart away at some point in the future anyway.)
In Moffat we trust.

Guess What?!

By Golly! my friends and followers, Today is a wonderful day! (well actually it was yesterday, but never mind that)

We have broken the barrier of 1,000 views!!

Oh by George By Golly! I cannot express all of my happiness! I send an enormous amount of thanks to all of you who have joined me on this adventure! I couldn’t have done it without you!

You are all so wonderful!

Love you all so much! ❤

The Name of the Doctor

Oh my goodness I don’t even know where to start!

How about we start in Gallifrey and go to Trenzalore?

First of all, I love, love, loved the story! ohmygosh! who didn’t? Clara Oswin Oswald, the Impossible girl, saving the Doctor time and time again. (we even got to see a bit of dear old Gallifrey!)

In this blog I want to talk mostly about the characters, about Clara, River and the Doctor, as I go through the episode, (just to keep myself sane.)
So, let’s get started.

We got to see Gallifrey! Loved it!
The flashes of history showing Clara saving the Doctor throughout his life was amazing! Very well done, the cutting and effects and skill, my goodness! *Round of applause*
Clara is the ultimate companion, saving the Doctor countless times, as all the companions have, but she did it for all of them!

Now in London, 1893.
Just as I had hoped, Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax are with us again for the finale! I really liked the conference call stuff. Although, I must admit that when Strax and Jenny started talking about the one with the big head/ hair, I thought they were talking about the Doctor, after all, he’s got quite the head of hair, but I was pleasantly surprised and wonderfully wrong.
Professor River Song is back! 
She’s back with all of her “disgracefully” flirty self.
She’s the River we haven’t seen since the very beginning though, I thought that was really special, this was the current River Song, not the one with the backwards life filled with spoilers and crisscrossing timelines. She was the one after the Silence in the library, the current River Song. nothing wibbly-wobbly about her, an odd change, but very good for the resolution.

I absolutely loved Clara and River’s meeting each other for the first time! Oh my goodness, I had been thinking about how on earth they were going to introduce them, and they did it marvelously! The tension, the awkward silence, but it wasn’t overdone, it was like a perfect cup of strong tea, shocking, but not overpoweringly bitter. Just enough to get the point across, but not overdoing it.
I’m very glad that River and Clara were able to meet and not the competitive over the Doctor.

Later on in the call, need I say anything about Jenny? I think we all died a little with her when she was murdered. Let’s not dwell on that.

Now Clara is with the Doctor, she tells him about Trenzalore, about his grave. The Doctor cried! Oh how badly I wanted to make him feel better! He never cries–  he shouldn’t ever cry. But still because of his friends, they go to Trenzalore, the place he should never go, he goes because he owes them, they gave him so much, and loved him through it all, it really is the least he can do.
But the TARDIS has other thoughts. She doesn’t want to go there, she loves the Doctor too much, she wants to take care of him, and I think not only was there the fact that she wanted to keep him safe, but she probably knew that that was her grave as well. She didn’t want to see herself dying. The TARDIS has always taken care of him, and going to Trenzalore in the worst place ever for the two of them.
Also, I’ve got a dreadful feeling that there really isn’t much time between now and when they die at Trenzalore. Look at the TARDIS window. When they fell down onto the planet it cracked the window on the front door, the old dying TARDIS had the same crack in her window. It never got fixed, and the Doctor wouldn’t let that be broken for long, and the only way the TARDIS could fix it herself is if she regenerated, but since the crack was still there in the dead TARDIS, she wasn’t able to fix it, there wasn’t enough time.
And, another sad thought tat includes the TARDIS, the Doctor told Clara that the bigger the gravestone the higher the rank. There were some big gravestones, but none bigger than the Doctor’s. He turns people into soldiers, and he himself is one– one of high rank and power.

Now to River’s grave stone, I absolutely loved this part! It was sad, but clever. The conversation between River and the Doctor through Clara was wonderful. But as I watched it again to I realized that the Doctor can always hear River, he can always see her, that means that he could hear her talking to Clara then. (my feels can’t handle this!)
Another moment that I realized that he could really see her the whole time was when they were in the catacombs. River was standing in the tunnel talking to Clara, then the Whisperman passed through her, it scared the Doctor. Now why would that scare the Doctor unless he didn’t see it coming down the tunnel because he can see River as well as Clara could?

Past the catacombs, into the enormous TARDIS, memories come flooding back to Clara. That was another favorite moment of mine. Sad, but good. I’m glad she remembered everything from then. But it makes me think, she knew the Doctor’s name now, and she didn’t say it when the Great Intelligence wanted the Doctor to open the door, she loves him, I would say.

I must say, the Doctor has a beautiful grave. It’s sort of like a big ball of wibby-wobbly timey-wimey stuff wouldn’t you say?
Every time the voices of the Doctor start echoing through the air I get stabbed in the heart with so many emotions! truly beautiful. (It’s kind of strange, but Nine’s voice makes me the most emotional, maybe because he was the most sad of the three that I watched and loved, he had the most pain of the Time War on his shoulders at the time, while the other two had gotten better at putting it away, Nine was still grieving the most. It makes me want to cry.)

Then the Wretched Great Intelligence had to come in and kill everything (quite literally).
I’m glad he’s dead now. That’s all I have to say about him. *grumble grumble*

But then Clara came in. Oh Clara! Souffle Girl.

But before I get all into Clara, like crazy feels, let me just say…
RED!
When the GI went into the Doctor’s timeline, the light turned red! Now call me crazy, but this has been my obsession this whole season ins Clara and the color red, they’re always together, whether it be her clothes or the lights around her, and now I think I know why! I think the reason things around her are always red is because as all of her echoes goes through his timeline, she is stopping the GI, taking out the red, pulling it out of his life. She’s covered in it because she’s getting rid of it. The red lights might be more like flashes of his timeline being cleaned and turning white again because of Clara!
And, also, she isn’t wearing red in this episode, because she is entirely herself, not an echo.
I don’t know if any of this is legit or not, but I would like to think that it is. 🙂 I can’t be a coincidence for red to show up so often in this series, especially with the same character. Just say’n…

OK, back to Clara minus the red obsession.
Oh Clara, the love she has for the Doctor is so special, but really what else could she have done? It was either that or let the whole world fall apart and let everyone die.

“Run you clever boy, and remember me.”

Do you notice anything different about this? This is the real phrase, the real Clara said this one, the complete sentence, “Run you clever boy and remember me.” all of her echoes only say “Run you clever boy and remember.” The echoes are her, but they aren’t entirely her, they’re fragments and pieces of her through all of space and time, just like the sentence, they’re almost her, but not quite.

Then, a fun note, or more like a cool note, did anyone else see the Tenth Doctor at the Library in the flashes through the Doctor’s timeline? (I nearly screamed at the screen in happiness!!) and she was wearing the Asylum of the Daleks dress, ya know, the super cure red one? yeah, she was wearing that, which made me think that maybe each echo saved the Doctor more than once. What if she saved the Doctor at the Library, and then she went and joined Alaska afterwards and eventually saved his again. Or maybe she really didn’t die in the Asylum and she really wasn’t the dalek still. (I really don’t want her to be a dalek! *sob* so sad).

But enough about Clara for now, we have a marriage to discuss.

River and the Doctor.
I don’t even know how to start. Well, I cried. I cried a lot.
I wanted River to stay forever.
The resolution was wonderful, the emotions were overwhelming.

“I don’t know how to say it.”

“Say it like you’re going to come back.”

“Well then, see you around.”

“Till the next time.”

“Don’t wait up.”

“Goodbye, Sweetie.”

The very thought that he always saw her and he never spoke to her breaks my heart! But things were finished, and they finally have said goodbye.
But still, deep down I hope that she’ll still be around, after all the way she’s talked about him before, she’s mentioned seeing lots of his faces, meaning she might come up once in a while with the newer regenerations. I really hope she does, but she probably won’t. Moffat did a wonderful job finishing up her character and letting her go. I guess I’ll just have to learn how to cope without River Song.

The the Doctor comes through and goes back and saves Clara, well he’s in the process of saving her at the moment, when they meet the “John Hurt Doctor”.
May I just say that I’m super excited and quite curious about this new “Doctor” the one who broke the word of his name.
“He is my secret.”
BUT, really did they have to have the whole dramatic turn and stare, the *BAM!* “Introducing John Hurt as the Doctor” *killed every emotion and attachment to the story in less than two seconds.* Really? really? you had to do that? You killed it! murderer.
but I’m still excited about his character, I’ve got a hunch that he’s the version of the Doctor that fought in the Time War, the one that destroyed Gallifrey. Cause, to me that sounds an awful lot like breaking the word of his name “The Doctor” a doctor heals and saves people, he doesn’t commit genocide on his own race. This John Hurt Doctor is trouble.

“What I did, I did with no choice. In the name of  peace and sanity.”

Sounds like a good reply for defending one’s self against killing his home planet…

Over all, I loved this episode, the only thing I have to complain about is the whole *kill the moment* at the very end, but everything else was wonderful, I don’t think it’s possible to really express everything that is going through my head about this episode!
So, while I gather some thoughts and sanity, I would love to hear what you all think about it.

Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure through Series 7 of Doctor Who! I’m honored to know that all of you wanted to read what I had to say. Thank you! I love you all so much! You really have no idea how fun this has been for me and how much is makes my day when you all come and check it out!
I look forward to having you all with me again when the next series starts up! Thank you!

Love, Anna.

Nightmare In Silver

Well, well, well, may I just say this is probably my favorite episode –at least in the top three of Part 2.

Nightmare in Silver

*dun dun dun!*

I suppose you can say that my only complaint was the children, but even they were kinda important, but such brats! There were so many times I wish I could have said a few things to them…. How does Clara do it? Coming from the perspective of someone who works with kids quite often, I would not be able to stand those children, they would probably be dead or I would be dead (no, not really, I’m not a murderer, and that’s kind of illegal. don’t worry, I really am nice.).

well…. maybe. 😉

The only one who can act like a child is the Doctor, because he’s a happy little kid and son-in-law. (feels *ouch!* sorry…)

“Golden ticket! Spacey Zuma! Free ice cream!”

What’s not to love?

Although, for being so childish he really has a bad sense of where to put children to have the sleep. In a room full of wax replicas of creepy aliens? Sure! sounds great, nothing scary in here… and then the great, “Don’t wander off” speech with a nice “sweet dreams” at  the end. Perfect! we’ll all sleep wonderfully tonight!
A funny thing is that a friend of mine and I have Whovian ways of saying goodnight to each other and one of them is, “Goodnight, don’t let the Cybermats bite.” well *phew* we don’t have to worry about Cybermats anymore, just a few Cybermites, not sure which one is worse, the one with a real human mouth or the one that can turn you into one of them… both are bad.

But speaking of Cybermats and Cybermites, I really like how they have improved the Cybermen! Because honestly, they were pathetic before, how on earth was anyone ever caught by them and upgraded before? They were slow, clunky, noisy, and over all cheesy. But now they’re much better, something I might actually be scared of. Congratulations Cybermen, you have now graduated to being a little more scary than the Daleks! *clap clap clap*

I had a good scare in this ep. when little fellow, Angie’s little brother (can’t remember the name now) got taken by the Cyberman, I freaked. Congratulations! That hasn’t happened in a long time either.

I absolutely loved the Characters in this story:
There was Clara with her amazing leading skills (who was, once again, wearing red)
All the soldiers, the little ginger one with the big glasses was a total nerdy cute thing! Missy, “Can I hide? please say I can hide!” and the bigger fellow who said that he had grown up learning about the Cybermen since he was a little boy, he was my favorite soldier (Did he remind anyone else a bit of Craig? It made me want to watch The Lodger all over again.).
and Porridge/the Emperor, he was wonderful, although I feel really bad about being turned down by Clara in the end, but I think he can handle it.

But best of all for the characters that I loved was Mr. Clever!
Is it OK to like him? I thought he was amazing!
He’s such a troublesome creature, he knows things he shouldn’t and uses it to his advantage, but not very well, he might have the memories but he doesn’t have the tact, “I suppose, I am the only one who knows how I really feel about you” *SLAP!*.
I really, really enjoyed watching him and the Doctor talk, and play chess, brilliant! or as he would say, Fantastic!
And running right along with the “fantastic” note I thought that the Doctor and Mr. Clever sounded an awful lot like the 9th Doctor, with saying things like “Fantastic” and “nobody dies!”. Mr. Clever was very dark and very Cyberman-y but he was also a part of the Doctor’s mind, which makes me think that all of the emotions that he expressed were from the Doctor himself, since Cybermen want nothing to do with emotions, the Cyberplanner had to get them from somewhere. It seems to me like it would be pretty easy to pull out the dark emotions from the Doctor, he hasn’t really lived the happiest of lives, although I don’t think all of it was from the Doctor, but it wouldn’t surprise me. “toodloo!”
And in the end, I loved how the Doctor showed that he was completely himself again when he killed Mr. Clever, by fixing his bow tie. perfect!

I also thought that the relationship between him and Clara grew a good bit thus episode too, or at least we all know a little more of it from the Doctor’s perspective. His jealousy when the Emperor proposed to Clara and the after Clara left the TARDIS,

“Impossible girl, mystery wrapped in an enigma squeezed into a skirt that’s just a little too tight…”

 

This episode is definitely a favorite of mine, I thought it was clever (hehe) and well done. Neil Gaiman, you have my complete and total respect.

Cheers!

Cold War

The Cold War at the North Pole in 1983. deep below the ocean monsters lurk, Russians do drills, and the Doctor appears expecting Las Vegas.

Ice Warriors oh my!

This was a very fun episode. It seemed pretty quick, but maybe that was because I was enjoying myself. 🙂

Favorite Moments:
When Clara began to ask questions about speaking Russian.
and
When the everyone was out on the top of the sub and the Doctor made that positively wonderful grumpy face after the Russian captain laughed about catching a ride down to the South Pole. absolutely wonderful. 🙂

 

I don’t really have that much to blog about it since I didn’t really notice a whole lot of secret things that might show up later and come in handy to know.

There was one that stands out in my mind though, “I’m hungry like the wolf.”
hungry like the wolf? bad wolf? Rose? 50th anniversary? I mean, we all know she’s coming, but could this be a hint? could Bad Wolf be spread over more of the universe than what we saw in the first season? because when you think about it, all the Doctors and all their companions are jumping around time and space at the same time. they all go everywhere and every time all the time. History is always changing. things are always moving. it could be quite possible for Bad Wolf to be floating around still. just a thought.

 

OK. honestly now, I don’t really have anything to say. The episode was quite simple and just fun. we were introduced to the Ice Warriors. yay! now what? will they show up later? from what the Doctor said, it seems to me that Grand Marshall Skal-what’s-his-name won’t be forgetting his escape anytime soon, meaning that they could easily come back later on in the show.

With that being said, I would love to hear you thoughts on the episode, what you liked, what you didn’t, what might have caught your attention… ya know. 🙂

Sorry I didn’t have any more to say. I would love to hear you feedback. 🙂