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Well, I was feeling a little down today because my agoraphobia has been too bad recently for me to make an event I was really hoping to go to. So I've been waiting for Doctor Who to cheer me and, and boy did that ever work! Neil Gaiman is a legend!

Yeah, as you can probably guess by the title I really loved this week's Doctor Who. Easily my favourite of the year so far, and one I will be watching again ASAP. I may be a bit biased because I generally love anything about other Time Lords, Gallifrey, or the TARDIS, and this episode had a fair bit of that.

Things that I loved:

OOD! Only one green-eyed Ood, but an Ood nonetheless.

The TARDIS/Idris was a brilliant character! "I like biting, it's like kissing only with a winner." "You stole me, and I stole you." The interactions she had with Doctor ranged wonderfully from being so funny, to very moving, to just sad. The ending was all rather lip-wibble worthy! I think I may ship it now... if you'll excuse the ship pun!

Sexy - "That's your name?!" LOL!

I noticed that a Time Lord being able to regenerate into the opposite sex was mentioned in this episode. Ending much speculation about whether it was canonically possible for Time Lords to do that, and leaving it open to have a female Doctor in the future.

All those dead TARDISes and Time Lords :(

We got to see other parts of the TARDIS! :D Well, alright, only corridors really, but still, parts other than the console room. Also seeing Amy and Rory standing in the old TARDIS console room, my Doctor's console room made me very happy... it also made me want an episode with Ten, Eleven, Amy and Rory together!

The Doctor telling the TARDIS/Idris to give the instructions to "the pretty one" by which he means Amy and she thinks is Rory, and the Doctor's reaction when he sees she thought he meant Rory. Prettiness is apparently in the eyes of the beholder. Hey, I think they're both very pretty!

Michael Sheen apparently did the voice of House, which I didn't notice (possibly because I can only ever hear Michael Sheen sounding like Tony Blair in my head, which is worrying!) and now I want to watch the episode again to hear House and know it's Michael Sheen (any excuse for a re-watch).

"The only water in the forest is the river." Or should that be River? The obvious speculation is that river means River Song, and of course River first met the Doctor (or his first meeting of her anyway) in the library that was made from the forests that the Vashta Nerada lived in.

Amy and Rory both have the surname Pond, which could also fit into the water thing.

Bunkbeds = WIN! :D

The only 2 minor moans I would have is:

The Doctor still being a bit too casual about death for my liking, especially when it comes to non-human lifeforms "Oops, another Ood I failed to save." I know he's seen a lot of death, but I'd hate to think he's become so cold about it. He showed more concern over the deaths of the more humanoid characters Aunty and Uncle. There's even an analogy in this episode when Rory talks about how death still affects him even though he's seen plenty of it as a nurse.

Killing Rory... AGAIN! D: He seems to die - or should I say "die" - in every episode right now. So much so that other people have asked Moffat on Twitter to stop killing him. Moffat's reply... "No!" Oh, Moffat! XD

Ok, rambling again now, will stop. *Hugs this episode for cheering me up so much*

~ Ace.

Date: 2011-05-14 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's a shame you weren't able to come *hugs* (I assume you're talking about lolitics). Maybe next time.

I need to catch up on Doctor Who - so have not read that part of your post ;)

Date: 2011-05-14 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks *hugs back* yeah it was lolitics, I was gutted about having to miss it, but as you say, maybe next time *hopes there will be a next time now* I hope you had a good time though? ^_^

Doctor who was, IMO, totally awesome, as I've said and it really cheered me up. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, when you catch up on it. :D

Date: 2011-05-15 08:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww! I'm sorry you missed your event lovely I do hope there will be a next time for you I'm sure there will be as long as you just keep moving forward with your Angora I know how hard it can be at time you just have to keep smiling and keep your chin up I wish I was there to make you feel better and watch Dr. Who with you I do love that series so much now thanks to you I didn't know what I was missing tell then lol ^_^ "Hugs Tight and Lick" It will all be ok love don't worry! oxoxoxox

Date: 2011-05-15 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks sweetie *hugs* I'm really glad I managed to bring you to the dark side and start loving Doctor Who too :D

Date: 2011-05-15 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* I'm sorry about the event, but glad there was awesome Doctor Who to help. AND IT WAS SO AWESOME.

I am beginning to suspect they might be going to "kill" Rory every episode. I thought this week's actually worked because it wasn't him being "oh, unlucky/inept Rory", it was just to screw with Amy's head. I think if they do keep it up they'll have to make it varied though, otherwise it'll really undercut things.

(I love Rory and don't WANT him to die, but I am suspicious now!)

Date: 2011-05-15 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. DOCTOR WHO WAS SO AWESOME! The best one so far this year. I wish Neil Gaiman would write some more.

Yeah, I wasn't as annoyed about the Rory death this week as I usually am, possibly because I was enjoying the episode too much for it to really get to me, and possibly because, as you've said, the death wasn't really real, it was just screwing with Amy.

I love Rory too, I'd hate to see him die (in a real, never coming back kind of way), I hate seeing him fake-die enough!

Date: 2011-05-16 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He so, so should.

I would be furious if he died for real, not only because it would suck but also it would be so mean after all the fake deaths and I would probably sulk. A lot.

Date: 2011-05-15 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry about you missing Lolitics last night - I am in a similar situation as I live in Rome and could not travel for a rather pesky reason even if I'd tried - but hopefully there will be more meet-ups later! And glad that you enjoyed Dr Who instead :)

Date: 2011-05-15 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, sorry to hear you had to miss it too. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the next time, and hoping there will be a next time. Doctor Who certainly made my day a whole lot better :D

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