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Everybody seems to be pondering and commenting on this so here's my 2ps worth. I'm going to try and studiously ignore any WANK. It just brings me down, so hopefully there's no wingeing here.

It made me feel just a tiny bit sick when I realised, and it's certainly making me feel a little bit sad and thought ful now. When it comes to the regen I will probably be in floods of tears because, I'm like that.... but I don't think it means the sky is falling.

Here's my thinking...

a) it was David Tennant in the role that made me start writing fanfic again, for one - a small reason, but a reason nonetheless. Writing fanfic again has kicked me into writing again, full stop. So maybe the change will become a signifier of a transition for me as to the focus of my writing.

b) It was DT who changed my relationship with Doctor Who - from the Doctor being a father/teacher figure to being an attractive, enigmatic 'lover/friend figure'. To an extent, it was Chris who started that change, and a lot of it is probably related to my age (although even young me crushed horribly on older guys - Inspector Morse, for a start) and life experiences. I don't know if overall that's a good thing or not, but it did happen.

c) David is a very good actor. I'll miss him not being around in one of the few shows I actually watch. I'm not one for watching an actor in something just because it's them (which may be weird of me). That said, he may have also cured me of that... would I have gone to see Hamlet in Stratford otherwise....?

d) I am convinced he's made the right decision, certainly for himself.  Things and people do need to stay fresh. A part of me wonders if changing the Doctor and to Moffat simultaneously will work or not- it will be a double whammy of change that might be beyond today's audiences to deal with. That said, I don't want to believe modern TV audiences are that broken (judgemental much?), particularly not the Who audience, nor do I want to consider Moffat or whoever plays 11 as not up to it because they will be. It's just a new Doctor and a new Writer/producer team  will take time to work effectively with each other, plausibly making the show stutter. Ah well, time will tell.

e)I'm also really rather worried what RTD is going to do with the regeneration.  Much as I adore what RTD did in the main, he's handled the last couple of season resolutions very badly (IMHO) and I'm worried he'll be his normal arrogant, "no one ever says no to me" self, and we'll end up with something horrendously disappointing.  And David can be a 'bit of a handful' I imagine, so please to be keeping him in line during the specials please.

eii)I'm hoping it works out that the Tenth Doctor realises he's done all he can do in this persona, more than a little like the Third did. EDIT: Apparently, and I just checked, this only happened in my head. WTF brain? Still. i think it would be nice for him to realise he needs to move on...

f) I'm also worried who the New Doctor ends up to be. Isn't everyone? Speculation and wank about this for the next 9-12 months I imagine. But, Doctor Who has always had the remarkable ability to withstand changes in its headline character. It's part of it's brilliance, and I am sure it will work out.

Some other thoughts and speculations:

River Song seems to be causing some contention. I am convinced the first, (or at least one of the Doctors) River knew in her timeline was the Tenth- otherwise she'd not find it so hard to believe he didn't recognise her- and she'd hardly ask if they'd done the things they'd done if she knew she'd never met him.

That she had first met 11 seems to make no sense to me within the behaviour of the characters in  SitL and FotD, and I just can't believe that's the case.

(EDIT- Okay, she could have met 11 first, but I am convinced she must have known 10 before he first meets her.  Substitute "first met 11" with  "she didn't meet 10 before the Library" makes no sense to me.
Longer attempt to explain timey wimey is in the comments.)

Didn't I hear she was in the special or is that rumour?Maybe one of the specials will include her and an older Tenth??

There is mileage in the spin off media idea... there's a whole raft of companions that still get fic written about them who only ever existed in the spin offs. (I do have my own pet theory I'd better fic before canon eats it, really.)

Speaking of fanfic. I'm comforting myself by thinking of all the delicious fic that is likely to come out of this announcement, the specials, the speculation and the regeneration. Okay so there'll be a load of crap too, and (OMG the WANK) but I'm thinking of all those Tenth Doctor nearing his end stories that might just be beautiful. :)  Hopefully Ten fanfic will continue long past the point I've stopped :)

Time waits for no man, and fundamentally, no Time Lords either.



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Okay, here are my angles. I don't actually have angles because I'm a very very curvy lady, but hey.





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1) FANCIED changing my LJ style for a bit
2) It's been a very strange weekend
3) OMG, Dr Who

1) Well that's obvious innit!

2) Weird. Well yes, weird. Friday in the Pub and I get a funny feeling that something is going on *somewhere*. Which when you analyse it logically has to be the case but I was very aware of almost a perception shift in the universe. I was pretty damn convinced that (and it was just post solstice as well) something was changing with respect to me. How much credit you want to put on an unverifyable, unfalsifyable feeling from a woman who's just coming off prozac, who knows.

E. concludes something weird has happened with the universe as well, not least of all when it seems to transpire that he is related to another friend of ours. He later goes a little strange and collects rocks from a churchyard at 4 am. I like my friends, they are strange.

Strangeness also occurs when I meet a man in the FAB. Its odd how, when not having 'copped off' in a club for sometime leaves you thinking- um, what do I do now?  There was some snogging, phone and email details exchanged, and a vague suggestion of a further meeting at unspecified future point. I could feel myself automatically trying to put him off because I suddenly remembered it was kinda scary dealing with people that don't know me- and all the annoying having to wonder what they'll think of you, the fact I'll have to tidy the house,  and when I'd find the bloody TIME (or adjustment)  for any kind of 'normal' relationship.

Still, Brown eyes, the most incredibly soft and floppy dark hair...and a preparedness to accept the geek. About the same age as me too. AND he both texted and emailed me over the weekend. So, do I dip a defensive toe in the pond, or think that evidently I am not interested in the R word. Or simply just see how it all ends up? These questions, I don't like them. And the fact that I rather like the relationship I have with my friends and I just don't think I would be prepared to compromise. Arrrrgh. I am such a coward.

3) OMG.
Well yes, really :) delicious episode with enough Gallifrey to send E into fits of delighted hysteria, enough tech geek and past references to make M bounce, and enough emotionally loaded content to see me rendered speechless. I don't want to hear about why other people think it should be this, that or the other. I liked it. That, frankly, is all I care about. And the speculation we've had over the toclafane. (And not least to know how to spell it (Toklafain, Toclaphane or any other varient). Oh and how much raw emotion and ...d are I say it... sexuality was in the Doctor/Master phone conversation.

Fave line is

 DOCTOR- "Its like when you really fancy someone but they don't even notice you exist"
MARTHA looks put out.
JACK "You too, huh?"

But closely followed by the MASTER'S last line, the brother reference, and the past 'who' nods- the master watching teletubbies (A LA sea devils) and the jelly babies.

I figure they have to come from Utopia, and that's where the Paradox machine opens to. It would be a paradox of course because if they destroy Earth at this point humans would never get on that planet...have an empire, or any of that. (Some people say they are the Gelth but I don't think so but hell maybe they are I plan to watch that episode again, as it is the year Jack went back to so there could be some connection.)
M has the delightful theory they are the minds of all the time lord children that went mad. Not at  odds with the Utopia theory. If M is right then the Doctor might have to kill them all again, or at least send them back. How eugh would that be! Also on the theory list is the season ends with a dead TARDIS, There's going to be something BIG involving Gallifrey in season 4,  (the images were for scene setting)

Just had this idea right now coz M says there's a futurekind in the season finale.....

THE futurekind are what the humans evolve into after the Master uses the Paradox machine. We figured them as bad guys, but they aren’t, the humans aren’t really even HUMANS!


 

Sam

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So I'm obsessed, so I am. And in the unlikely event you are here but haven't seen Utopia.... well you know, spoilers and things. CAn't claim all these for myself but me and my mates kinda thrashed these around a bit

1) On the master's origins....

He was found as a child with the watch. At the end of the TV movie (yeah THAT one don't look at me like that) he falls into the eye of harmony. Eye of Harmony = (via some logical extrapolations) Heart of TARDIS.  Heart of TARDIS turned Blonfelfoch Slitheen into a child (well an egg, anyhow).

But why the watch? Where does it come from.

2) On What utopia is

a)The last trap of the Time War
b)The Timelords aren't all dead, that's where they went.

3) On Watches and related subjects

a) If Time Lords can store their data and become human, can they make humans Time Lords
b) Is that what Utopia is for?

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