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I get it. I do. Steven Moffat explained some time ago why it is that Doctor Who doesn’t return the same time every year for the same number of episodes at the same time of a Saturday evening. He drew an analogy to that precious little bit of memorabilia that sits on a shelf somewhere, utterly beloved but so expected, so routine, that it’s no longer even visible anymore. I understand wanting to bring an event mindset to keep up anticipation and excitement, to help that precious thing be cherished again and again.
You can overdo anything. We’ve reached that point.
September, now, we’ll have to wait for series eight. For the first time ever, I can honestly say – I have other stuff to do now, and plenty of time to do it. I can afford to completely forget Doctor Who until it finally deigns to show its face again. And I doubt I’ll be excited when it does come back. Because, frankly, life has moved on.
You can only play this card so many times in a row before it becomes meaningless, Moffat. This fatigues me.
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I didn’t write anything about The Day of the Doctor for the first few days after it aired to give everyone a chance to see it before posting spoilers. I’m still disinclined because it feels to me that people should meet it fresh, with as few expectations as possible, to get whatever they’re going to get from it themselves.
That said, the fandom is likely overrun with reviews and criticisms. I don’t have to join it though. But since people have been asking me …
I love it.
For me, it wasn’t an over-the-top squee-fest, but it delivered a solid storyline (not loophole-free, but what ever is?) with a resolution that left my eyes shining and wet. The Doctor has made himself a victim of his own self-loathing long before Gallifrey fell, so what now? What might he grow to be? May he finally earn his own respect?
I don’t know, but the themes of absolution and redemption speak to me powerfully. Not just making amends for an egregious sin but being able to undo the sin itself entirely – that’s a big deal.
I am oddly yet deeply amused by the offer of the Other Doctor, aka the War Doctor, action figure offered for pre-order at Forbidden Planet.
The Other Doctor is confirmed to ship to retailers 28 February 2014. More info on how pre-orders work with online ordering is available at the Forbidden Planet FAQ.
… on a sick day you’re so bored and miserable that you watch all the Cult of Skaro episodes and write mini-biographies of the members.
Then you write a rant on reddit about how badly character continuity for the members was handled in Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks.
I went looking for this rant today and couldn’t find it in this site. That’s because it was on reddit! Silly girl!