Okay, that might seem like a bleak sort of title for a Doctor Who fan. What is there to be hopeful about? It’s going to be great. Of course it’s going to be great.
However, some of that may just be the end of Series 7 talking. The last episode – followed by the 50th Anniversary Special and the Christmas Special – I have come to call the “of the Doctor” trilogy: The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, and The Time of the Doctor. And this trilogy was amazing.
But as a whole, Series 7 was less well received. So let’s consider that for a moment, and then, why I’m hopeful for Series 8!
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Tagged Amy Pond, Clara Oswin Oswald, Doctor Who, Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, Doctor Who Series 7, Doctor Who Series 8, Peter Capaldi, Rory Williams, The Day of the Doctor, The Doctor, The Name of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, Time Lord
I had a few different ideas for characters that start with the letter R, but really, only one of them would show up out of space and time and kick my butt for not including him. And that would be Rory Williams. This poor guy goes through so much… basically anything that could happen to a time traveller, and maybe then some.
Erased from time and space, reborn as a duplicate outside his own control, lives for two thousand years waiting for time to catch up with him… he’s fought vampires, Daleks, Weeping Angels, and even dinosaurs. On a spaceship. While he wasn’t considered the “main” companion for the Doctor at the time, he was a great addition to Doctor Who, and a very grounded character besides. So let me look at a few of the interesting aspects of Rory!
With the Doctor Who season returning later this month, I wanted to spend a little time with everyone’s favorite Time Lord.
I recently presented the Doctor as, well, not a villain, nor a hero… not necessarily a good guy, but not an outright killer… But really, as a truly neutral force. But by no means a disinterested one – he is very actively engaged in the life of the universe, and maybe especially with the planet Earth.
So what do we know about the Doctor? Who is he? (See what I did there?…) Continue reading
Posted in Character Studies, Good and Evil, TV Shows
Tagged Alignments, Amy Pond, BBC America, David Tennant, Doctor Who, Human Companions, Last of the Time Lords, Rory Williams, The Doctor, Time Lord
So for Valentine’s Day, I was trying to think of a couple of different options for a post. My first thought was “Greatest Love Stories in Science Fiction and Fantasy”, but the more I looked the more I saw that the great or epic love stories usually ended badly. I mean, even start with what some consider the greatest love story Romeo and Juliet. How can anyone say that that story ended well?
The other thing I noticed is that a lot of the supposed love stories you might find are all love-at-first-sight and the-world-did-not-seem-to-exist-before-this-person-came-into-my-life, which is just not how love in the real world usually works. So instead, I wanted to focus on my favorite relationships. These relationships are not perfect, love does not solve all problems, but they are there for each other in the end.
You will quickly notice there is no Han and Leia, no Buttercup and Wesley, no Buffy and Angel. After taking time to think about it I do not consider these great relationships – they are great love stories, but many of these are the beginnings of relationship, and have not really stood the test of time quite yet. The following relationships are not showing the beginnings or the falling in love part, but what it is like after you have fallen and just have love in that relationship. (Potential SPOILERS for Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Firefly, Doctor Who, and Up) Continue reading
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Tagged A Song of Ice and Fire, Admiral Adama, Amy Pond, Battlestar Galactica, Carl and Ellie, Daenerys, Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Hoban Washburne, Khal Drogo, Laura Roslin, Rory Williams, Up, Zoe Washburne