Any of my long time readers know that I started watching Doctor Who in the Spring of 2011. Most of you, long time reader or not, know that Doctor Who is the most important thing in my life after God and my friends. It’s been there to comfort me, to make me laugh, make me cry, even make me angry.
When I first starting watching, I watched new Who, watching from Eccleston to Smith circa series 5 in less than a month. I ate it up. Then it happened, I caught up. On April 16, 2013, I finished series 5 and had to go from watching 5 episodes a day, to having to wait a week, til the 23rd for the opener to series 6 – “The Impossible Astronaut.”
I’ve loved all 3 Doctor’s I’ve seen – Eccleston with his sass, Tennant with his intelligence, his beautiful, heartfelt acting and everything else about him. I cried as Ten regenerated and told myself I wouldn’t be able to love anyone like I loved him. I was right, I didn’t love anyone like I loved Ten, but immediately starting the Eleventh Hour, I fell in love with Matt. With his childlike wonder, his silliness, how sometimes you can believe he is so, so old, all the ways he cares about everyone he comes into contact with (Both in real life and as the Doctor come to think of it), Matt is my Doctor.
He was my first really, the first Doctor I waited a week, several weeks or often times months for the next episode. Matt’s the one I’ve spent the most time seeing, the most time I’ve spent falling in love with. Yes, Eccleston and Tennant are wonderful and are so very much the Doctor but Matt, Matt Smith is mine. He is the one I care about the most, the one I relate to the most – how he has fun and acts excited about everything, but sometimes, often the reason he acts so ridiculous is to cover the sadness, to forget everything from his past, to distract himself from the people he’s lost. I understand that feeling so well.
But more than that, the Eleventh Doctor cares, “900 years of Time and Space and I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important.” The Eleventh Doctor has given my life more meaning, he’s made me realize how important I am, how even though caring often ends in pain – it’s worth it for the time you do have those people.
This Sunday, the Twelfth Doctor will be announced. BBC is having a special where Matt and Moffat will be talking about Doctor Who and letting us all know who’s coming next. We still have two episodes with Matt of course, but I’m already in tears just thinking of it, yes, it’s time, yes, this is the nature of the show and I know that I will fall in love with the new Doctor immediately. The Doctor is the same man always but Matt will always be MY Doctor. He will have that spot in my heart.
Obviously, this will be the first time I’ve witnessed the regeneration live, and trust me, on Christmas Day I will be a complete emotional wreck all day but this is also the first time I’ve gotten to be part of the hype, to see it build up. From hearing Matt announce that he was leaving, to seeing videos of him breakdown at Comic Con, saying he had made a mistake, begging people not to forget him.
It’s been a beautiful 4 years, I’ve loved every second of it and quickly you became the Doctor closest to my heart. You’ve made me laugh, cry and feel I could be a hero. I’m not ready for you to go but I know you feel it’s your time. Since that is the way the show works, I’m looking forward to who will be next but I’ll miss you and you will always be in my heart.
You were fantastic. Bow ties have never been cooler.
Raggedy man, goodbye.
Dear Matt Smith,
Hello, old friend, and here we are, you and us, on the last page. By the time you read these words, your time as the Doctor will be done. So know that we understand and are supportive of your decision. And above all else, know that we will love you, always.
Sometimes we do worry about you, though. We think once you’re gone, you won’t be coming back to Doctor Who for a while and that you might be sad, which you should never be.
Don’t be sad, Matthew.
And do one more thing for us. There’s whole fandom waiting in anticipation for our next Doctor. They’re going to wait a long while, so they’re going to need a lot of hope.
Go to them.
Tell them that if they’re patient, the days are coming that they’ll never forget. Tell them they’re going to see new planets and run from aliens. They’ll fall in love with a man that chose to carry on the legacy of being the Doctor. Tell them they’ll give hope to other fandoms and bring a whole new generation into the family that is Doctor Who.
Tell them this is the journey of the Eleventh Doctor. And this is how it ends.
“But what people don’t realize is that, when it comes to fictional characters, they are just as real to us as our friends or lovers or siblings or parents. It doesn’t matter that we can’t touch them or visit them or engage with them in conversation, what matters is that they’ve made an impact on our lives and that is what makes them real.”
This weekend’s episode of Doctor Who saw the final story for the Ponds, the return of the Weeping Angels and a time where Steven Moffat once again broke my heart. I went home this weekend with a friend and was therefore unable to watch the episode until last night instead of Saturday when it aired but it was worth the wait. While of course my heart is completely broken by the departure of the Ponds and who knows when I’ll be emotionally ok again, in my opinion it was a very well done episode. The Angels were terrifying as usual and from about the half-way point on, I was in tears which NEVER happens, especially not when I’m with people (Which I was). It was brilliant however as Moffat’s episodes always are and besides being emotional, confusing and terrifying, it was also witty and had moments where I laughed out loud. One such moment made me crack a smile but then immediately tear up again because of the Pond feels I was having, “I always wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty, I guess she got impatient.”
So yeah, I can’t even really write coherently right now because I’m still in recovery from that episode, all the emotions it brought and how like I recently wrote about I am going to miss Amy and Rory (And Karen and Arthur) so incredibly much. They’re forever seared on my heart.
“Hello old friend, and here we are. You and me, on the last page. By the time you read these words, Rory and I will be long gone. So know that we lived well, and we’re very happy. And above all else, know that we will love you, always. Sometimes I do worry about you, though. I think, once we’re gone, you won’t be coming back here for a while, and you might be alone, which you should never be. Don’t be alone, Doctor. And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived, and save a whale in outer space. Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.”
~ Amelia Jessica Pond – The Angels Take Manhattan
For anyone who keeps up with Doctor Who, you probably know that it’s just a few more days until The Angels Take Manhattan, the mid-season finale and the episode that will with absolute certainty leave me in a puddle of tears on the floor.
Doctor Who has meant a lot to me for about 2 years now and like all fictional worlds that hold my heart, the characters in the show are equally important to me. This next week will see the end of Rory Williams and Amy Pond, my two all time favorite companions. This new series has been excellent thus far and while I’m looking forward to the new episode, I’m also dreading it because I know how emotional it will be. There’s been foreshadowing in the episodes up til this point and of course it’s been known for quite some time that they would be leaving in this Weeping Angels episode and head writer Steven Moffat confirmed that at least one of the two would die. This will mark the end of Team TARDIS, of the amazing chemistry the “Karen and the Babes” members of this cast has. Karen Gillan, Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill are not just the actors that portray these dear characters but through their years on this show, they’ve all grown to be best friends and people that I look up to and can always count on being entertained by in interviews. They’re the three that I know I would be friends with if the situation could occur, they’re quirky, nerdy and every bit as wonderful and flawless as their characters. Not only are they brilliant but they’re just as big of fans of the show as I am and knowing how much filming this episode tore them up emotionally is making it harder on me as well. All three of them said they had cried during the filming and there’s a heartbreaking video of Matt breaking down in tears reading the script.
I’m looking forward to Saturday but I know it’ll hurt as well.
“You know when grown-ups tell you everything’s going to be fine and you think they’re probably lying to make you feel better? The Angels Take Manhattan in four days. Everything’s going to be fine.”
~ The Doctor Who Twitter 9/25/2012
DOCTOR WHO IS BACK! And it’s better than ever!
As many of you know, last night was the Series 7 premiere of Doctor Who. After waiting for 8 months I think the majority of us Whovians were just grateful to have it back but in my opinion that was one of the best episodes I’ve ever seen!
Daleks, divorce, zombie Daleks, souffle and an interesting look into a new character. Wow. My mind was absolutely blown!
It was incredible because 4 of my friends from back home came to visit me and watch it with me and also 2 of my friends here at school joined me in the watching party. We were completely enthralled with the episode from the first second and hardly a word was spoken til the end because we were so entranced by the magic that is the Doctor.
Steven Moffat has done again what he is best at, made a completely flawless episode that made me laugh, cry and fall more in love with these fictional characters than ever.
This will be a great (Though heartbreaking) series.
This post was borrowed from http://riddikuluslyawesome.wordpress.com, who happens to be one of my favorite bloggers and her posts always bring a smile to my face! She recently wrote about Doctor Who and included this survey that I thought was absolutely brilliant. As you all know, Doctor Who is an important part of my life and I’m glad that we have such a wonderful fandom of people that I can be a part of. So without further ado, here are my answers to these Doctor Who related questions.
Favorite companion: Amy and Rory, yes, technically that’s two people but they wouldn’t be the same without each other. They’re two halves to a whole, they’re the perfect couple and will always be my favorite companions.
Least favorite companion: Rose Tyler. I know, I know, she’s everyone’s favorite and the Doctor’s romantic interest for a long time but I didn’t like her. Sure, I grew to like her a bit by Doomsday and when she returned in season 4 she was much better but most of her time on the show she seemed really whiny and helpless which I didn’t like. I prefer strong women characters who are good at helping the Doctor.
Who’s your Doctor: This is a bit of a tough one as well. See, I absolutely adore David Tennant, he’s brilliant, quirky and a wonderful actor and played the Doctor so well, when I was watching it I thought no one could ever compare to him, one of his last lines was “I don’t want to go” and I heartily agreed, I didn’t want him to leave either but within moments of Matt Smith being the Doctor, I knew he was, he truly was the Doctor as well. He’s silly, ridiculous but yet so serious and so old. Sometimes in serious moments in the show you can look in Matt’s eyes and truly believe he’s some 900 years old, he portrays it perfectly. So, I can’t decide who I like the best. They’re both perfect.
Least favorite Doctor: In the words of Steven Moffat, “He’s the same man, always.”
Favorite episode: “The Doctor’s Wife”, hands down. “Blink” comes close though.
Favorite villain: The Weeping Angels or the Silence. Probably the Weeping Angels, nothing terrifies me like they do.
Favorite male character not the Doctor: Rory Williams. Definitely.
Favorite female character: Amy Pond, unless we’re not counting companions. In that case, Sally Sparrow.
Favorite special: “The Doctor, the Widow and The Wardrobe”
Favorite catchphrase: Geronimo!
Favorite theme and opening: Hmm. I think I like them all. I guess season 5 though.
Favorite soundtrack: Season 5 I suppose.
Favorite pairing: Either Amy and Rory. For sure. FAVORITE COUPLE EVER.
Character(s) you don’t like: Mickey Smith and Jackie Tyler. They both complain about everything and as much as Mickey acted like he loved Rose, he didn’t show it most of the time, he whined and didn’t seem to care about what was best for her. Love isn’t selfish which is what he was.
When did you start watching Doctor Who: March of 2011. It’s been over a year now and has helped this be the best year ever. Pathetic sounding I know but Doctor Who has added a lot to my life.
I’ve seen this of the old series: I deeply regret to say that I haven’t seen any. That’s my plan for the summer actually, watch as much Old Who as I can.
Most meaningful quote from the Doctor(Question added by me): Hey. I’m the Doctor. I was here to help. And you are very very welcome. (Sums up the whole show don’t you think?)
Favorite quote from the Doctor (Also added by me, and I know it’s almost the same as the last question, but it’s different too.) “Did you know in 900 years I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important?” and “There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.”
So that’s it. A lot of my feelings on Doctor Who. It’s brilliant and encouraging and inspiring.
I hope you enjoyed this post. :)
Today as some of you know was the Mid-Season finale of Doctor Who. And as expected, Steven Moffat kept us on our toes til the very end. It was revealed quite a while ago that the identity of River Song would be revealed in the last minutes of today’s episode and for months now everyone on Tumblr and the rest of the internet has been guessing what that identity was.
Today’s episode was absolutely brilliant as always but I’m a bit sad to say that I actually figured out the identity of River before the episode even aired. Thanks to Tumblr, I knew that Rory and Amy’s baby was named Melody Pond and it wasn’t that big of a leap from Melody Pond to River Song, also, the quote from “The Doctor’s Wife” episode where Idris/TARDIS said “The only water in the forest is the River.” So, yeah, I guessed that River was Amy’s daughter but still, I feel like Moffat has a lot more up his sleeve for the second part of the episode airing in September. (I can’t wait that long!!!) I feel sort of like he’s lulled us into a sense of security and he’ll rip us right back out of is as he always does. But I love that he does that, he’s the biggest troll ever but he’s absolutely amazing because of it! He always keeps us guessing and when we think we have everything figured out, BAM! He completely changes the plot. It’s wonderful. But yeah, I just wanted to write about the episode seeing how it was kind of a big deal and I’m quite obsessed. If any of you have any thoughts/opinions about the episode, I would LOVE to hear them!
It’s your daughter’s name in the language of the forest. Except they don’t have a word for pond because the only water in the forest is the river. The Doctor will find your daughter and he will care for her, whatever it takes. And I know that. It’s me. I’m Melody. I’m your daughter.
P.S. Heres the only thing we have about the next episode besides the title… :(erH-6vd8C5o
Ok, so as most if not all of you know, I’m quite obsessed with the British sci-fi show, “Doctor Who”. It is legitimately, without a doubt my all time favorite TV show! I think it’s just absolutely brilliant.
So anyways, what I’m wondering now, is what any Doctor Who fans currently think of whats going on. Any theories about whats going on? I have a couple that I’ve found and I think they’re pretty good. Here are some that I think seem pretty legit! If any of you have some, I would LOVE to hear them!
– First off, the whole “Silence will fall” thing, I think it’s a bit deeper than the Silence being monsters. I feel like the “silence” could stand for silence as in death, like possibly the death of the Doctor perhaps?
– I also think that Amy has been Flesh Amy since in between “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon”, or possibly when she was in the orphanage and all the time passed by when she was in the room with the Silence on the ceiling. I also think that the Silence took her and somehow found some Timelord DNA and impregnated her with it, thus creating the Timelord/Regenerating child from “Day of the Moon”
– There’s also a possibility that Amy’s baby is River. I kinda think that one a bit, a lot more recently because thanks to Tumblr I heard a rumor that Amy’s baby is named Melody Pond. Coincidence? I think not…
– River first shows up in the episode “Silence in the Library” which Moffat also wrote. So far, Moffat hasn’t seemed to big into coincidences but it that just a coincidence or does it mean something? Also, the spacesuits in that episode are of course reminiscent of “The Impossible Astronaut” spacesuit and with Amy speaking through the communicator I can’t help but wonder if those are connected…
– This isn’t exactly a theory but in the episode “The Lodger” in season 5, the TARDIS looking control-ish thing from the “Timey Wimey” second floor that didn’t exist, is most definitely the same control-ish thing from “Day of the Moon.” I don’t know what this means… I wish I did.
– I wish I had more theories that were believable about River, I’m so unbelievably confused about her character. I can’t WAIT to find out who she is!
– The only theory I have about River is that she’s some sort of Timelord somehow. I just don’t know how….
– Last theory I’ll touch on here is one that at first seems completely ridiculous but with Doctor Who, and with Moffat writing, it almost makes sense. Though a bit less so after yesterdays episode. I still think it’s a cool theory though! And this one I found on Tumblr so I’ll just copy and paste the theory I found there here! :) “What if the baby is Amy and the reason why it keeps showing her as simultaneously pregnant and not pregnant is because it should be impossible for her to give birth to herself? BECAUSE
that kid totally looks around the same age as Amy was when the Doctor first met her, and if that crack was in her wall the whole time—it’s possible that she went through the crack to begin with, and that she didn’t actually have parents—but then when the crack got fixed, time got rewritten to the degree where it had to invent her parents to make her existence in that universe make sense!” The weird thing about this theory is, Amy Pond is The Girl Who Didn’t Make Sense. I thought that theory was super brilliant and kinda wonderful.
Ok, that’s the end of my theories but I just have to say that I love The Doctor, Rory and Amy. Rory and Amy are literally the cutest couple of my life. He waited 2,000 years for her which is super adorable! :) I love them so much.
Ok, that’s all. Goodnight!