Doctor 5Ws

Jun. 11th, 2017 10:36 pm
bunsen_h: (Default)
Someday in the Whoniverse, an evil alien invading force will threaten to disable humanity's defensive capabilities by making humans remember all of the invasions that they've bizarrely forgotten about.  When people are forced to notice things like the gaping hole in Big Ben, the weird monuments, the work camps, the missing family members, the damage to personal property, etc., humanity will be reduced to quivering catatonia.
bunsen_h: (Popperi)
The assumptions built into the recent Doctor Who stories, and the emotional buildups followed by the goofy hack resolutions, continue to annoy me.

There's a Fixed Point In Time based on the Doctor being observed to die... ooh, the angst... then it turns out that the paradox can be resolved by a look-alike.

There's a Fixed Point In Time based on the Doctor and TARDIS being unable to visit New York at such-and-such a date to see Amy and Rory... ooh, the angst... but they blithely skip past the possibility of him traveling to some other city, waiting a bit, and taking a train.

Spoiled warning for "The Name of the Doctor" )

This running gag of Clara being "The Impossible Girl" was just silly.  In this context, as in so many others, "impossible" merely means "I haven't figured out the trick yet."  Considering how many times the universe has been rebooted with the guiding influence of someone associated with the Doctor, "impossible" is a word that he shouldn't be using.  (By now, he should also be avoiding the phrase "I promise", especially in a sentence like "I promise that you'll be safe" or "I promise I'll protect you.")
 
bunsen_h: (Popperi)
That four-beat pattern from the Doctor Who episode "The End of Time" is a lot less creepy and ominous if one starts humming/whistling Ravel's Bolero along with it.
 
bunsen_h: (Beaker)
This evening on Torchwood: Miracle Day, I saw:
Spoiled warning for Torchwood... )
Who do these people think they are — Star Trek?
 

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