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Who Are You Watching

I'll respond to commenters and post stuff in a little bit after I've had my morning tea and gotten up to speed, but this is just to get some Doctor Who thoughts out there.

1)  No.  I don't think the baby is Amy and Rory's.  And I don't think it's the Doctor and Riversong's either.  Moffat is NOT that obvious.  He's misleading us, whoever the baby is, it's neither of those two.  I'm thinking it might be another Doctor along the lines of Jenny.  After all, someone needs to pilot that protoTARDIS....

2)  Davros said the Doctor turns people into weapons, doing the work he refuses to do.  Between his petulance and what happened tonight, I'm starting to wonder if the Doctor is the good guy we've assumed he is from the 60's on.  Maybe that's why there are two Doctors running around.  My teacher has told me that, with my intelligence and determination, the only one that can stop me from accomplishing whatever I want is me.  Maybe this is a literal interpretation of that -- the Doctor is trying to stop himself from becoming what he hates most -- another Master.  Riversong said one day, the Doctor won't know her.  Uh-oh....

3)  Further proof Moffat is up to something -- Riversong was in the episode "Silence In The Library".  And now we have Silents running around all over.  I knew I should have bought the DVD's, then I could go back to them and start digging.  When it was stated, Silence Will Fall, is Riversong Silence?  And her fall is kiling the best man she ever knew?

4)  The kiss -- the Doctor is a very naughty boy.  Oh, lord, the slash fics....

Next week we get Doctor Who, pirates, and Neil Gaiman all wrapped up in a tortillo shell.  I'm wondering if I'll be able to hang with Mornblade since he'll probably want to watch this episode in Real Time and hit Geek Nirvanna.  (Substitute pirates with mermaids and I'd have the same reaction.)


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May. 1st, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
I've never been so confused or so enthralled.

I can't figure out anything. Who is the child that is regenerating? Why did Amy lie about being pregnant? Who the hell is River Song and what is this "far worse day" that's coming for her (and I presume the Doctor)? Is there any way to prevent the Doctor's death without creating some terrible paradox that would destroy the universe and time itself?

Gah. I really didn't think I was this stupid. :P

Also, can I just say that I love Moffat right about now simply because of this exchange:

Nixon: "This person you want to marry... Black?"
Canton: "Yes..."
Nixon " I know what people think of me but I'm a bit more liberal than..."
Canton: "HE is."

Yes, I punched the air.
May. 1st, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
Well, we have seen there CAN be other Time Lords running around. And just because the Master sacrificed himself to stick it to them doesn't mean others aren't around.

You aren't that stupid. First of all, I'm reminded of the Harry Potter books. I had constantly said that we were following the wrong character. Harry's in the dark, and so are we. But if the stories followed Dumbledore or McGonagal, we'd know what's up. Doctor Who is giving us the wrong viewpoint character to follow. We only know what he knows (after all, we don't know how long Amy was held by the Silents. Long enough to have a baby, maybe?). You aren't stupid, you aren't being told enough to guess what is happening.

Moffat plays his cards close to his vest. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the fandom term "Joss", as in, to get Jossed. It happens when the creator of something with a fandom comes up with a plot twist that makes sense but still veers completely away from what the fandom thought was going to happen (usually nullifying six months to a years worth of fanfics in the process). Moffat, I suspect, has something big coming that will Joss the Whovians, and it will be something that, in retrospect, you'll go, "Why didn't I see that coming?"

Yes, Nixon was actually a lot more liberal than people remember him as (he created the Environmental Protection Agency). During the Vietnam protests, Nixon would sneak out of the White House without a Secret Service detail, go to a rally, find a protester, and just talk with them. He did it without motivation (and in fact, when I first read that, I demanded documentation because I couldn't imagine it being true. But it was). People have made Nixon a charicature and the truth is lost. I'm not saying he didn't do wrong, he did. But he did a lot right, too, but no one remembers it.

In fact, a lot of Republicans have found their histories white washed (grin) to fit the current ideology. Back in 1964, Barry Goldwater was running for President. He's considered the architect of the Republican Revolution that established their current values. Not exactly. They ignore an interview about gays in the military. The ban was being drafted. A reporter asked Goldwater about banning gays from the military.

Goldwater just stood there for a moment and said, "Well, that's just stupid!"

The people in charge of the R's are picking and choosing and ignoring, even from the god-like figures they revere, just to force an agenda. And people are letting it happen instead of calling them on their bullshit. More's the pity.

By way of contrast, Kennedy was actually arch-conservative, bordering on fascist. Remember, he was the one who got us into Vietnam to help spread democracy. But everyone remembers the glamour of Camelot and a President who was closer to the general public's peer group than anyone since the previous century. People downplay his mistakes.

The truth just can't catch a break anymore.
May. 1st, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
I believe there was something in the teaser for next week about a mermaid... really.

So, pirates and mermaids and time lords oh, my.
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