Hello! here I am again, late as usual. I’m sorry it takes me so long to get around to writing reviews, but life doesn’t always go as planned. I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.
But you aren’t here to see me apologize, you want to read something at least a little more interesting… 😉
“The Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”
I actually took the time to write some coherent notes that i’m not guessing what in the world I wrote.
I loved the beginning,
“You’re like one of those guys who can’t go out with a girl unless his mother approves.”
All of the bickering about the TARDIS, I wonder how long it will be until the TARDIS and Clara get along? or will they ever get along?
I thought it was kind of fun that there was talk about buttons.
“Please, tell me there’s a button you can press to fix this!”
“Oh yes. Big friendly button!”
when five years ago the button mentioned wasn’t quite to friendly,
“And how am I going to react when I see this? A great big threatening button. A great big threatening button which must not be pressed under any circumstances, am I right?”
(From the Christmas Invasion)
Times have changed haven’t they?
but sadly since the Doctor didn’t find the big friendly button the first time around in the wibbly-wobbly circle of time that this episode was, the TARDIS was caught and thrown into a trash heap. I must say, I was not happy about this, the TARDIS should never be thrown into a scrap heap and be beat on as selfish people try to break into it. I wanted to say a few things to them, the inconsiderates! That ship is far more amazing than they would ever understand and it should never be treated so brutally.
But that’s how the story went.
The Doctor is very clever, I like him! 🙂 his way of sort of advertising the brothers to help him find Clara was fun to watch. She really is the “salvage of a lifetime”, even if at least to him, “You are the only mystery worth solving.” .
And I hope that I wasn’t the only one that thought of The Empty Child when the Doctor saw the respirators, “Are you my mummy?” yes, the joke is worn out, been patched up and worn out again, but it’s one of the best episodes in the early days of “New Who”.
In the TARDIS with Clara
Once again Clara is wearing red. Either there’s something important about the color red and Clara, or the costume designer is going on a red craze, I don’t know, but I find it curious so I will keep mentioning it whether you like it or not. there.
She was wearing red once again, for the millionth time, okay, maybe the sixth or seventh time… but even then, when she’s not wearing it there are red lights around her! In Cold War there were red lights, and in this episode there were both red lights and a red dress.
When she stood in front of the door with the flashing light it reminded me of The Snowmen when she was dying, there was a light flashing at the same speed then as well as now. Maybe it means something, maybe it doesn’t. I would love to hear your thoughts on it.
Back with the Doctor and company
I thought that the Doctor seemed very much like a pirate when finally got the others into the ship, “My ship, my rules!”
“Don’t get in a spaceship with a mad man, didn’t anyone teach you that?” Rule #1: The Doctor lies. I don’t think the ship is his at all, or else he would have been able to control her better, he is hers. She throws the huffy parties and makes it impossible for everyone to get around. It’s herself and her rules.
and for getting in a space ship with a mad man,well isn’t that the whole show? Although it sounds to me like he’s beginning to regret bringing so many people in the ship with him, no one ever leaves the same, they get lost, they leave as a soldier, they forget him, they die. He has changed so many lives, I’m sure he regrets it over and over again, but never enough to stop. He’s a lonely monster.
Back to Clara
Clara went into a room filled with old things, stuff from his past, things the Doctor never forgets, he brings all his baggage with him, everywhere he goes in his infinite ship, his home.
I loved seeing his baby cradle! But then when Clare picked up the paper TARDIS I was hit with feels, the Doctor wouldn’t make a little TARDIS, but Amy Pond would. He doesn’t leave anything behind, and with all of the things that he keeps are stories that follow him, haunting him. the poor fellow.
But to bring this to a happier note and out of feely-weely land of stupid poeticness,we FINALLY got to see the swimming pool! and it looked like he snagged the telescope that was in the Torchwood house back in Tooth and Claw, even the Doctor likes star gazing.
I wished I could go to that library and read everything! oh my goodness! the “bottle books” as I have started calling them– they are genius, something a Time Lord would make. Makes you wonder, if while the words pour out of the bottle, if they give a smell that matches what the words are describing. so, say one of the Gallifrey Encyclopedias begins to describe the red grass and silver trees on Gallifrey if suddenly the air around you would start to smell like it would have if you were actually there in a field of red grass standing beneath an enormous silver tree. I wonder if the Doctor would go and listen to the words and close his eyes and go back home for just a little while… *sigh*
Then there’s the big deal in the library, inside of “The History of the Time War” is the Doctor’s name.
It’s surprising that a name that must be kept such a secret is simply sitting inside of a book in the TARDIS that anyone can read…
I thought Clara’s reaction to finding his name was interesting, she wasn’t scared, and it didn’t seem to be a very big name, after all she read it pretty quickly, and to her I suppose it wasn’t that big of a deal, since she didn’t even mention it to the Doctor until a long time later. His name must not be that scary, what’s so secretive about it? it didn’t hurt Clara any to know what it was.
So the crispy monsters were interesting, yes? I thought so. At first I thought they were some sort of mummy… but as it went on I actually guessed right! I was like, “hmm, I wonder if that’s Clara…”.
Although, I do have some questions about the monsters and the tear in time making things from their past come to life again and then things from the future. If the people from the past weren’t real, then how were the monsters real and able to see and chase down everyone? In my brain it doesn’t make sense. The past people were only echoes, yes, you can’t touch them, that makes sense, but if they were all echoes, there were just echoes of the into the future as well, the burned monsters, how could they notice everyone? they weren’t real.
Also, wouldn’t it make a paradox if the monsters from the future attacked themselves from their past? If they killed them before they were burned then they would never exist, therefore making the monsters never exist and well, round and round it would go.
can someone explain this to me? what are your thoughts on the monsters and this whole thing?
Just a little more about Clara
In the very end I had a thought (surprise!). When the brother was explaining to his other brother who thought he was an android that he was human he mentioned that he got in a salvage accident, and there was a big explosion making him lose his memory and all that jazz. I thought of Clara. Clara was in an ENORMOUS explosion in Asylum of the Daleks, maybe she just forgot her memory? she could be an echo that forgot all about herself…? I don’t know.. I just thought there might be a connection. but maybe there isn’t. I’m a bit crazy sometimes. Because, she’s “just Clara”, but have a “just Clara”, would that mean that there are “special” Claras as well? maybe “echo” Claras?
Well with that strange theory, I will bid you all goodnight! I hope you enjoyed this post! It was a fun one to write! I would love to hear your thoughts about it and maybe what you liked or didn’t like about it.