We finally get a chance to meet the 12th Doctor. I have hope for this one. I really, really do. I wasn’t feeling 11th’s story line in the end and I don’t want to talk about the 50th but I think there still may be hope. We’ll see. DON’T LET ME DOWN 12!
Shopping for people can be a nightmare and totally suck the fun out of the Holiday season. That’s why we put our heads together and found a bunch of unique nerd related gifts to give the special people in your life. There’s a wide range in interest (and price) and hopefully helpful in the upcoming weeks.
I’m so confused. Anyone else? I mean it seemed to me that Clara had to give up an awful lot this episode. Don’t get me wrong I loved seeing the Doctor wearing Amy’s glasses but it would have been nice for him to give up for the cause. You know?
Then there’s the story itself. It was just meh. I’m not sure I’m going to watch the rest of this live. I think I’m going to wait until It’s on netflix and watch it all at once.
So I’m reserving judgement on the second half of the season until I’ve seen a little more. I do want to know more about Clara, but it feels like they’re throwing a bunch of information at me. I don’t know what it means or why I should care…. Yet,
One thing’s for sure tho, Matt Smith is a great Doctor. He brings a lightheartedness that 9 and 10 didn’t have. Not sure if it makes for a great story line but it is enjoyable to watch. Here’s hoping for the best.
PS did anyone else get a “Forest of the Dead” feel from those robot things?
Alright, You know the drill for this show; Feels and spoilers under the cut.
Hey all! Mel checking in to talk about The Doctor Who Christmas Episode! Yes I know I’m really late but I can explain! Merlin kind of killed me so I took a little break from the BBC. I know, I know but it is what it is.
This episode was everything we’ve come to expect from the Christmas Specials! It had fun and suspense while keeping in the holiday fun. I like the villain the chose and how the plot flowed well. I do want to know more about Clara and hope it will be interesting. I only hope they don’t ever complicate things. We shall see!
Mel: Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday. And I don’t even like candy! I love dressing up and getting to show off what I’ve made. (This year I’m forcing my family into doing a theme, but seeing as I haven’t started sewing yet I don’t want to jinx it by saying what it is. )
Now there are a bunch of kids ideas for kids and that’s great. However, I’m going to mainly focus on the ones for adults. (I’ll link some kids ones at the end.) I tried to get a range that you could make your own. If you like what you see just click on the picture and it will take you to where you want to be!
Hello! I’m so sorry for missing last week’s post! The plague descended upon our house and it was bad times. Alright, enough with that. Let’s talk Who!
So I like ‘A Town Called Mercy’ more now that I ‘ve seen ‘The Power of Three’ and I can’t tell you why. I just do. It was nice to see this Doctor get a little darker and unforgiving. I think my favorite person though was Susan. (He wants you to respect his life choices, thank you very much.) I thought his interaction with the Doctor was the best. Also, Amy should never handle a pistol. Ever. Or maybe just one with a ~sensitive trigger.
“The Power of Three” was great because we get to see this Doctor enter the Ponds’ world. We haven’t seen that before. Both 9 and 10 became a huge part of each of their companions’ family lives. Rose, Martha, and Donna all had families who were very much aware of who the Doctor was. Since Bryan got to have fun with Dinos on a spaceship we get to see it. I do feel like this has been LONG overdue. Seeing as the Ponds’ time with us is numbered. More on that later.
Now, let’s talk about the things I enjoyed. I liked how they worked the invasion in this one. It was clever and well thought out. The quiet moment between the Doctor and Amy was just lovely. I may have shed a tear or two. The bad guys in this were great and I also LOVED the homage to classic Who in this one too.
There were things that left me feeling a little meh. Like I said before, I feel like we’re seeing the Doctor become a part of the Ponds’ ‘real life’ a little too late. Sure, he popped out of a cake at Rory’s party but he just looked crazy there. Bryan’s really the bridge between their two lives and I wish it could have happened sooner. A lot sooner. One other stand out thing has been getting to me more and more this season. It goes back to the first episode and the stuff that was going on with the Ponds. It just seems so out of place. Really. I mean, Rory waited 1,000 years for Amy. Literally. Why would Amy ever think she needed to do what she did? I’m not saying they shouldn’t have issues, just the one the writers chose was not a believable one to me. Anyone feel that way?
All and all I will be sad to see the Ponds go (Rory you are my favorite). Next week’s episode looks terrifying and I can’t wait.
When I saw the title and guest stars for this one I knew it was going to be good. I mean Mr. Weasley, Filch , and Lestrade all in the same episode? Yes, please.
It starts off with the Doctor needing to get together a crack team of people to save a spaceship. For the Doctor that means a Queen, Game hunter and The Ponds. Rory’s dad (Mr Weasley) accidentally joins the party and seems to fit right in. Mostly. Mr. Weasley does a perfect job at being Rory’s dad. Just how I imagined him.
Once the band of misfits get aboard the spaceship that is in need of saving, they must unravel it’s secrets to do so. Now I’m not spoiling anything in saying that most of the secrets revolve around why there are dinosaurs on a spaceship. The Doctor’s reaction when they first find the dino’s is perfect.
As I watched I really started to connect with this Doctor. The episode allowed for us to see a bunch of different sides of him, from young and playful to dark and unforgiving. I’m really excited to see where the next episode takes us!
The 7th series of Doctor Who premiered this last Saturday (Sept 1, 2012) and I’m still mulling over the emotions I got from it. The Daleks kidnap the Doctor and the Ponds to force them on a crazy mission to a really creepy planet. The Pond’s are having issues, (which I place squarely on Amy, girl, it’s called communication) and the Doctor is trying to figure out how to get them all out alive. There is a really awesome twist in the story that left me feeling more emotion for the Doctor and the person they find on their mission than I did for Amy or Rory. (It’s very River Song-ish)
I have hopes that *this* will be the season I finally am able to really connect with the 11th Doctor. I found Who at the very beginning of Martha Jone’s run and really grew to love the 10th Doctor and the band of misfits he surrounded himself with (9 was awesome too but we really didn’t get him long enough to get emotionally ~involved). When they changed from the 10th to the 11th there wasn’t anyone to tie the previous Doctor to the new one the way Rose did. We got a new Doctor and a new companion and a lot of stories that revolved around Amy that left the Doctor as a background character a lot of the time for me. I’m hoping since Amy* won’t be there to steal the show we’ll get to see more of this Doctor. Rory on the other hand, can stay. I love him. LOVE him. He’s right up there with Donna Noble for me.
The next episode looks like it will be a great one and I am excited to see it! Just look here! Next week I hope to have my Who inspired finger puppet set finished to show off here too. *Fingers Crossed*
What are you most excited for this season?
*To be clear I like do Amy. She’s just not my favorite. *Cough* Donna *cough*