The Day of the Doctor

Hello my fellow dearest Whovians!

I come to you bringing an official blog post about an actual Doctor Who episode! (ha! that’s rare as of late)

So, I just finished watching the 50th with my mom. I don’t even know where to being on the amazingness of this whole special! it was brilliant, positively wonderful and was better than I had expected.

As usual, I took notes on the things I wanted to talk about,
but first off, how many of you went to go see it in 3D at the theater?  *waves hands around* I DID!
Wasn’t the beginning so cute! we had Strax and the Doctors being their cheeky selves. I loved it!

It all began at the school, we got to see the real Clara in her real life doing a normal thing, teaching. She was a teacher at the school where it all began 50 years ago, where Susan, the Doctor’s granddaughter, first went to school. Where two curious teachers followed her to the scrap shed and into the TARDIS beginning the first recorded adventure of the Doctor that we know about.
I thought that was a wonderful and beautiful nod to the very beginning.

“You got a call from your doctor.”
“Did he leave an address?”

Out with the gear and the Triumph (a pretty bike I must say) and into the TARDIS! *chills running down my spine for the transition through the doors*

Ok, I just really loved that scene alright?

Fast forward a bit, past the wonderful introduction to the Zygon infestation, and broken picture frames with missing people.

No, we’re going to stay a little bit there, the Brigadier’s daughter was back, which was brilliant and we got to see her daughter! AKA the personification of the Doctor Who Fandom.
The Gallifreyan picture was amazing in 3D! oh my gosh! how long is it going to take for us to figure out how to do that with out own pictures? I mean really? this needs to happen in my lifetime.
Ok, moving on.

The Time War

“No more” *now see my feels being torn out of my heart* 

We got to actually see the Time War! We’ve heard to much about it and we got a long good look at the heartbreaking devastation for ourselves, and we loved it (well, I did, speaking for myself).

It seemed to me like the Doctor is considered just as much of a madman as the Master was… I always knew he was a madman with a box, but when the TimeLords were talking about him in the HQ all I could think of was that they probably talked about the Master with the same amount of fear and annoyance as they do about the Doctor. That made me sad.

Now the Doctor walks alone with the most powerful weapon in the universe slung across his shoulder in a burlap sack whilst monologuing about the end of his race and sacrifice. Only to enter a broken down shack that I can’t help but wonder if that was something of his once upon a time… If you look closely at the things that are scattered around in the barn/shed they’re all farming things, plows, tires, cages, it’s a barn. A broken down barn in the middle of the dessert? Me thinks, some things have happened to the once red and healthy fields of grass in that part of Gallifrey. One can wonder…

Putting the barn mystery aside, we have more pressing matters to discus! Billie Piper!

GUYS! BILLIE PIPER! 

She did an amazing job! My goodness, I can’t even being to express how excited I was for this! Moffat earns a nice solid slow clap for the writing in of Billie in this episode. I mean, we all got Billie, we got our Rose, but we didn’t ruin any of the story that T. Davies wrote! I’m so happy that Rose wasn’t ruined into a all-powerful hero that has no emotion, or anything that would complicate/undersize the relationship between her and Ten.
I loved how Bad Wolf has become so enormous, it’s one of the biggest plots that gets mentioned throughout the whole show the most (how we salute thee Davies, Eccleston and Piper!)

It was Brilliant!

One of my favorite bits was when she broke the tension of the Time War hanging over War’s head with her adorable mockery and sarcasm. (I’ve been quoting around the house more than I will admit…)

“No more. No. More. Nooo more. nomore.” 

and then to the fez!

 A rather unexpected visitor, but most welcome, indeed.

Just a little something that threw us into 1562 England with the back story of  Queen Elizabeth I. We now have the complete tales of the Doctor and the Queen! yay! with a thing that goes “Ding” when there’s stuff as bonus.

I like to think that the Zygon/horse is the same one from “The Girl in The Fireplace” ya know, the horse that got into the TARDIS

just say’n…..

Okay, continuing

I’ll just pass by a quick notice about the Tenth Doctor’s age just for the record and reference for later perhaps? 904! that makes places him just before he regenerates into Smith, so he was near the end of his 10 life span… *sad* Ugh, I can’t stand to think that it was only a little bit later that  he started to become so dark and sad….

But back on track, I have more to say.

Did anyone else notice the music that played when the zygons were hiding as the statues? and when the pictures were broken? It was the Weeping Angel’s music. That was horrible frightening to me. For a moment I thought we were actually going to get angels instead of zygons, which would have been bad news… but I think we’ve had enough of them for a while *cries* Pond…
But still, the music foreshadowed the whole statue hiding situation very well, very clever Murray.

Chiny, Sand Shoes and Grandad

Now to talk about the three Doctors. Was this not the best thing ever?! I mean,  three. Doctors. all. together. I can’t even!

So much sass, and wonderful zkjvcbsdaljkvnanf!

what are you going to do? construct cabinets at them?

Now, I know that there is a lot to say about these three being together and the whole relationship between then and how unspeakably wonderful the whole thing was. And since we’ve all probably rolled over these three a thousand times– or at least to the point that everything I have to say about them has already been said at some point. So, I’ll spare you all the repetition and repetition. 😉 Unless you really want to know, perhaps I shall write a separate blog for that.

But I will say that one of my favorite scenes was when they were all in the Tower of London together trying to figure out how to open the unlocked door. The sonics and counting the children, oh my feels! T’was my favorite.

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Now for the things that caught my eye as I watched that I haven’t seen anyone else write about.

Remember in the black archive when Clara was in there with the Zygon /Brigadier’s daughter they passed by several items that were classified as dangerous and that they should never be put into public hands? Well they passed by a pair of red heals… my first thought is they might be Rivers…

red shoes yes?

and well.. what do you know? It seems I’m right!

River’s red shoes!

They are the same! Now I really want to know what exactly makes those shoes special… besides the fact that they’re super cute and well, they were owned by River… but who might have owned them first? are they alien? *dun dun DUN*

Either way, I thought it was something worth pointing out, a little reference to River in the special.

On the same note of River, Eleven seems to be taking on a few of her traits as time passes, (which is only logical since they’re married). Oh Eleven, you’re so cute, using the same words as your wifey, “What in the name of sanity are you doing?” he asked as the two Brigadier’s daughters argued about the fate of London with a bomb on the verge of exploding below their feet. Much like what our darling River asked when she spotted Eleven wearing the fez for the first time, “What in the name of sanity have you got on your head?” Aaannd also, John Hurt’s Doctor seems to have a love for the word as well, seeing how he did what he did in the name of “peace and sanity”.

Just saying…

As for sanity in the rest of the episode, well, I wasn’t sane I know that.

I mean, we had Ten and Rose/Bad Wolf in the same room, and despite the fact that they never noticed each other it still made my heart sing. Honestly, I’m glad they didn’t see each other, their story has been finished and it doesn’t need any tampering. I enjoyed how they handled that situation while still bringing, “Did you say Bad Wolf?” into the equation and making us all melt in our own tears.

But putting all that aside,

GALLIFREY! 

Gallifret Falls No More!

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I don’t even know how to begin this topic. I mean, Gallifrey isn’t in nonexistent ruins like we thought it has been for the past seven series! It’s still out there! Sure, it’s frozen in time and I’m sure that the residence won’t be very happy with the Doctor when it’s all over and the world is awoken again. Can you imagine the madness that will ensue when they wake up and find that everything has changed, the Time War is pretty much ancient  history and everything has changed. I mean, we’ll probably have a few seasons after finding Gallifrey of the Doctor trying to stop the Time Lords from taking everything over and causing a mess in the universe.

But other than that, Gallifrey is still out there! There is hope! We have hope! The Doctor has hope!

I’m so excited for the future of this show! I was already excited for Peter Capaldi to be taking the lead as the new Doctor but now that it’s about searching for something,  there’s no more aimless running and terrible pasts following him to haunt him and hurt him anymore, because the thing that hurt him the most is something that didn’t even happen!

Speaking of Doctors….

Tom Baker!

Once again, I don’t know how to express my joy during this scene. The Curator, he calls himself. When the name “Doctor” is retired, Curator’s got a nice ring to it. 😉 But he’ll always be the Doctor to us.

But Tom Baker! We got Tom Baker!

This scene made me giggle so much, it was beautiful.

Did anyone else notice when the two Doctors were talking, Baker mentioned that “You’ll encounter a few more [faces], a few old favorites.” Meaning that we actually saw 14 doctors! Why? Because the curating Doctor was a future regeneration that we haven’t met, well we have met him, once upon a time, but this new/old face is probably one that we won’t have any episodes on, but still, we saw a new Doctor face! *LOVE*

It warms my heart to think that a future regeneration of the Doctor went back to this time to give the Doctor more hope and encouragement to go find Gallifrey for himself.

Oh how it warmed my heart!

(now, I may or may not use this phrase in common conversation…. I mean, who nose… Who nose? Who, nose, Who knows, or who knows? I don’t.)

All in all I found this episode to be wonderful, heart warming, and heart braking, and everything wonderful wrapped in a Baker scarf.

Moffat, you really did a good one, my friend.

Thank you guys to waiting so patiently for this posting, and thanks for reading it! Have a wonderful December and I’ll see you all again, when the Christmas Special comes out and tears tears from our eyes and pulls our hearts out of our chests. Until then, have a good one!

Daily Dose of Feels.

Remember how the Tenth Doctor’s catch phrase was “Allons-y” which meant “let’s go” in French?
Do you remember his last words? “I don’t want to go.” 

Now, do you remember Eleven’s catch phrase “Geronimo”? Ya know, the battle cry of fearlessness to jump into every situation and take it by the horns?
Do you also remember what Moffat said would happen in Eleven’s last episode? He said that he would be scared of regenerating and changing.

He’s going to be scared.

I’ll just let you think about that.  

The Clock Struck Twelve

“You’re late.”

“A blogger is never late, she blogs precisely when she means to.”

*ahem*…

*shyly waves and cowers from behind a corner*

Hi-ya…. so… I’m a just a little bit late on the whole new Doctor thing…. Let’s just say that I was trampled by so many people and fangirling that I have just now recovered and that this is the first time that I have been able to blog… yep. that’s my story… and I’m sticking to it.

In reality it’s a horrible sickness I have called procrastination *COUGH COUGH* excuse me.

 

So, now we all know who the twelfth Doctor is, Peter Capaldi… wait.. was it Cavaldi? no it was Kigali… bah.. whatever. we’ll have fun with this name.

Anywho… can I just say that I’m really really excited about this fellow. I have high hopes for him, he’ll be fantastic!

I’m super excited to see what kind of Doctor he will be. Although I have really enjoyed the spunk and spontaneity of the two previous regenerations I’m looking forward to a more serious fellow, someone who might be a little more stable. I think he’ll still be his usual fun and clever self, but on a much lower tone, where he may not be obsessed over bow ties and fezzes I think he’ll have his own dry fantastic humor oozing out all the time. I kinda picture him having a lot of sass… kinda like Nine, but maybe not quite as lonely and dark (after all Nine had just committed genocide on two different species. that would make someone a little grim…).
Something I really want Twelve to be like is a sort of father figure, I mean, we’ve always known that he’s been a father and that he had a family at one point, but we’ve never seen the fathering side of him. I think that it would be really sweet if he was someone more dependable and protective for Clara as more of a daughter instead of a possible love interest (which has been the Doctor’s roll for the past few faces).

I must say this is very exciting for me! I’ve never been caught up in Doctor Who when something big like this has ever happened! It’s positively wonderful to be in the madness with everyone else as it actually happens.

Another thing I’m looking forward to is Moffat’s writing for the Doctor (oh, the genius!). Moffat has an entirely new game to play, a new character, a fresh page that’s very different than before.  He’s gonna do a great job!

Overall, to me, things are going wonderfully!  I’m very excited for the future the show and fandom,

I would love to hear what you all think of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, now that the dust as settled and things are clearer.

Until then, toodles!

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.

Vale, Undecim (Farewell, Eleven)

Well, today is a heart breaking day. Matt Smith is leaving us!
I’m sure a lot of you already know this, but I need to cry a little, so I’m going to join the rest of the fandom and talk about it too.

Matt Smith is leaving! noo!!!

I’m heartbroken and super sad, but it’s a bitter sweet thing. I love Smith, (as I love all the others) and I don’t want him to go, but a part of me is OK with the fact that he is. Isn’t the whole show about a man– excuse me– Time Lord who changes? the whole show thrives off of change, and to have Smith play the Doctor until he is old and grey is not change.
That being said, I’m sad that he’s leaving, but it’s good. I think 4 years is a good stretch of time for one Time Lord regeneration.

As for the new Doctor, I’m excited and terrified to find out who he is. So far the casting has always been magnificent, so there’s no worry in my mind that whoever plays the Doctor will be grand, I’m just not sure I have enough love in my Whovian heart to share with another one!
Although, I must say that when I first met Matt I hated loathed him. In my mind, no one could be better than Tennant, but after I finished series 5 and 6 I realized that Smith had slowly wormed his way into my heart and I realized that I had grown to like him. So there is always hope. Whoever this new fellow is going to be I’m sure we’ll love him or at least learn to.

It’s bitter sweet news. more on the bitter side right now, but it will get better.
Moffat, we’re trusting you. Don’t let us down!