mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
mordicai caeli

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The Ones Who Waited.

I just, just recently became a fan of Doctor Who, which is one thing that makes me want to evangelize about the show. I mean, I didn't "get" the Ninth or Tenth Doctor's series. Oh, I wasn't a hater-- go ahead & like Doctor Who!-- but I was utterly indifferent. I watched "The Eleventh Hour" after a bit of America's Next Top Model (R.I.P.) & was hooked. That is why I feel comfortable telling everyone to start there; it is what got me after all. The thing is, as a new fan, I've never had to say goodbye to a Companion before. "The Angels Take Manhattan" was my first time. I am not ready to say goodbye to the Ponds! Well, first we had "The Power of Three," which is ultimately a very cute but meaningless episode. Oh, having lots of little boxes scattered around is neat, but their ultimate purpose is mundane. For that matter, dudes, if you can suddenly, secretly, invisible? Put billions of little boxes all over the planet? Why not do that but with like, bombs or something? Doesn't make sense. Boring reveal, but I liked the character play, so it was fine with me. "The Angels Take Manhattan" was sort of similar, I guess, to Moffat critics? I mean, I can see how the "timey-wimey" stuff doesn't all necessarily make sense but I don't really care at all. You know, part of my suspension of disbelief includes accepting The Doctor as an authority on time travel. If he says "fixed point, can't be changed" then I accept it, barring, you know, two lovebirds staring at each other on the ledge of Suicide Inc. The "timey-wimey" stuff is to my preference, actually; I like "high continuity" shows, but I don't need everything to be that way. Same way I like hard SF & pulp science-fiction, both. They scratch different itches. For me, I expected an emotionally abusive-- but not manipulative-- finale for the Ponds, & we got it. Plus, Weeping Angels, which anyone will tell you are my favorites. The notion of seeing if the monsters adhered to specific rules is, ultimately, foreign to me. Which is weird, given that I'm a gamer, but not that strange if you've ever heard me rant about being a descriptivist, not a definitionalist. Whatever, there are no more Ponds, it is legitimately melancholy.
Tags: doctor who, television

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