Tag Archive: Doctor Who


Favorite Guest Star:

Carry Mulligan. Sally Sparrow from the episode “Blink.”

It’s hard to choose a favorite episode of Doctor Who, but it’s easy enough to say that Blink is my favorite because it’s a good episode and I can call it my favorite and people won’t badger me about why it is because I have never met anyone who doesn’t like Blink.

Blink also seems to be a common first episode to see. I try to get friends who haven’t seen Doctor Who to see Blink because it has so little to do with what’s going on with the Doctor and Martha and all the characters are just as confused as the new people. Also, it’s a fabulous episode.

We had a Doctor Who party a few weeks ago and I wanted to watch Blink for the several people in the room who hadn’t seen Doctor Who very much/at all, but people elected to watch Midnight instead, which freaks me out a lot. A LOT.

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Favorite GIF:

I’m not even sure how this uploading media works…

Those are my favorites among others. The problem with asking me about gifs is that I love gifs like nobody’s business. I can spend hours on tumblr just watching gifs. I have to severely limit my time on tumblr or I will never accomplish anything ever.

Whenever I go to my friend Leslie’s house to do homework or something, we watch shows whilst we work, which actually helps me to work faster since I have a hard time concentrating sometimes (all the time), but she always makes me turn it off and do silent working and stuff. I’m not really complaining, seeing as I usually get my homework done, but I like watching stuff.

This becomes a huge problem when I watch things in the evening because I will watch an episode of some show and if there is another episode after it, I will keep watching and it is very hard for me to stop. I tend to soak things in when I find them interesting. Like, when I’m sitting in history class or chemistry, sometimes I completely forget about taking notes because I get so caught up in what the teacher is teaching. This happens with books and movies and television and Wikipedia articles. It’s terrible…

Though that didn’t happen in AP Chemistry this morning, though we were talking about my favorite subject: nuclear chemistry. I get what Google tells me are ocular migraines, though the article I just read said that they’re painless, which they most certainly are not for me.

The thing was, this morning I kind of freaked out at my little sister because she lost all of my lunch foods so I had to pack other stuff to eat and so I forgot to take my drugs. The drugs I take are anti-inflammatory pills for my neck and when I don’t take them, every muscle I have (it seems) seizes up and I get really lame headaches. This headache started with a line of distortion in my vision just to the left of where my eyes focus. Basically, I couldn’t focus on anything, so I took my glasses off because they’re pretty useless at that point and sat for a while before the final bell rang trying to not be blind any more. This effort proved useless, however, for my blindness persisted.

Another problem I have is that I can’t hear very well. In order to hear a person and be able to focus on what they’re saying, I need to be looking at them. Thus, I sit at the very front of the classroom in all of my classes and stare the teacher down whilst they are teaching. I’ve learned to be able to take notes without looking at the paper, though I can’t really stay in the lines. Because I was pretty much blind, I couldn’t really focus on what my teacher was saying and I couldn’t read what was written on the board, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to be very confused tomorrow during class.

The blindness sort of went away during second hour, but third hour was the worst. Playing music is really hard when you can’t see the notes… or sit up straight for that matter. Fortunately, it’s gone now that I’m home and on drugs again. Unfortunately, I only have one pill left, so I’m bound to get really grumpy this weekend when I’m suffering from withdrawals.

I’m not even sure that you can get addicted to these anti-inflammatory drugs. They aren’t all that strong and they really don’t do much except decrease swelling, which I seem to have a lot of. I may have to take them for the rest of my life if my physical therapist never calls me back with an appointment and figures out how to fix me. He’s really nice, though, and he’s tried a ton of stuff that normally works on people but doesn’t work on me. I feel bad for him, seeing as nothing ever affects me like it’s supposed to. I also feel kind of bad that he was wrong about me being too young for old people conditions. Apparently I am not too young to have old people problems…. which reminds me… I’ll be eighteen in less than a month.

Exciting…

(edit: you can only view the gifs if you click on them…)

Episode that scared you the most:

Blink, Time of the Angels/Flesh and Stone, The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, and The Waters of Mars.

Blink: for obvious reasons. I think everyone who has watched Blink has been emotionally damaged by how scary it is. I think I’ve already discussed why I think Blink is so scary, but then again, I don’t like roller-coasters, so maybe it’s just me.

Time of the Angels/Flesh and Stone: Almost same reason as Blink, but it’s twice as bad as Blink because there are FIFTY MILLION WEEPING ANGELS. Also, the fact that the angels are actually killing people in this one makes it even creepier.

The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances: Because of the child and the people in the hospital. What I hate about it, though, is the whole Jack is a jerk thing that goes on, but thankfully Jack is a quick learner.

The Waters of Mars: I swear, every time the Doctor is getting chased by some crazy monster who has a contagious condition, it’s always super dramatic and creepy and crazy. This is also my least favorite episode because the Doctor has a freaking mental breakdown at the end and tries to control Time and fails at it miserably.

Funniest episode:

Any of the first few seasons of Classic who are pretty funny just because of how awesomely terrible they are. Of New Who, one of the most funny episodes is New Earth. One of those episodes wherein the regeneration of the Doctor hasn’t been around much and he’s much happier and goofier than he is toward the end when he becomes all sad.

Another hilarious episode is Vampires of Venice. Eleven just seems to have funnier moments more often than the other Doctors because of how weird he is. That first season of Eleven is pretty funny, for the most part, but as with Ten, as we get closer to the end of Eleven, he gets less funny and much more sad and serious.

Saddest Episode:

The thing about Doctor Who, Steven Moffat in particular, is that they read your mind, figuring out the worst possible thing you can imagine happening to your favorite characters, and then making it happen. That is the reason why Moffat is so accurately labeled the biggest troll ever. Frankly, his writing style is my favorite thing ever. He has no qualms with taking a beloved character and making them SUFFER. I, myself, try to kill off most of my characters at the end of the story, if not all of them. The world should thank writers like that; if we didn’t get to kill characters in books, then who knows how many real people we would end up killing?

Anyway, the saddest episodes are the one where Rose “dies”, the one where River “dies”, the one where Ten regenerates into Eleven (the one where he “dies”), and all of the ones where Rory “dies”. Also, the one where the doctor has to wipe Donna’s memory (I didn’t want to mention it because she doesn’t “die” and I wanted to keep the pattern up, but it’s very sad…).

Interestingly enough, whenever someone actually dies, it’s like, “Oh, darn, someone actually died… BEAT UP THE BAD ALIENS!!!!!!!” yet the really sad parts are when people “die”. All of the instances when people ambiguously die, but really are becoming inaccessible, such as the examples above, it seems to be so much sadder. Moffat is brilliant like that. To just kill them would be sad, but to have them still technically be alive but unreachable is TRAGIC.

Once I wrote a novel about time travel and after my main character spent all this time trying to fix all of the things that had gone wrong in time under the impression that she would be able to return to her normal life, she finished to find that she would cease to exist and another version of herself would take her place and then she sort of becomes lost in the darkness of space. Of course the scene could have been way more sad than I wrote it because when I think that I’m going to write some deep, emotional scene, I get lazy and write what happened. That’s why I rarely let people read things that I write seriously, because they are usually awful.

Anyway, as long as Moffat is in charge of Doctor Who, everyone is going to be miserable and yet strangely compelled to continue watching. He’s a freaking warlock like that. We’ve been magicked. Good luck with your hopes and dreams.

Favorite Master:

I’ve only actually seen one of the Master’s regenerations from Classic Who and that was the very first one. I laughed so hard when the character was introduced as the Master because he was this tall, skinny dude with dark hair and a goatee and he acted like a classic villain. I was used to The Master introduced in New Who who is anything but the classic villain and the origins completely surprised and amused me. That first little string of episodes featuring the Master were actually very good, which surprised me because I had already seen the origins of things like the Daleks and such and they were very funny.

That first Master isn’t my favorite, though, the newest version is, but I doubt I can really make an informed decision based on only having seen two of them. Man, I really need to finish watching Classic Who….

Least Favorite Season:

Again leaving the Classic Who seasons out of it, my least favorite series is series 3. The Martha series. I have no real problem with Martha Jones (Except for the breathing thing that I’ve already mentioned), it’s just that the entire series is so sad and nothing really good comes out of it. Everyone hates the Doctor in that series except for Jack. Martha, her family, the Master. There is the thing with his “daughter”, but that ends sadly too.

I like the beginning part of a Doctor’s reign because they’re all happy and adventurous, but then stuff happens to them and they get all sad and slightly suicidal. I like it when a Doctor just feels adventurous and crazy and awesome. The Doctor doesn’t feel this way with Martha, so I usually just watch the first episode of the series before it gets all awkward and sad and then I skip right on to the Donna series.

Favorite Season:

I’ve only seen a few of the actual seasons of Classic Who, but out of the New Who series, I really liked series two and four. David Tennant as the Doctor, absolutely fabulous, and both Rose and Donna as companions. Those companions coupled well with the tenth Doctor because they made him happy and they were his friends. The Martha series didn’t work well for me because Martha and the Doctor weren’t really close friends and because the Doctor wasn’t happy at all, though he managed to pull together for the most part.

I’m really enjoying the Eleventh Doctor’s reign, though. The seventh series is set to start airing soon, so I’m pretty excited. The show has gotten super intricate and mysterious and I like it a lot. The fifth series was cool because of the new Doctor thing (Plus Amy is super awesome)(Not to mention Rory who is pleasingly… flail-y) and because of the new direction of the story-line and whatnot.

Even though I really like Eleven, I’m also excited to have a new Doctor, just to see how I’ll react. The transition from Nine to Ten was weird because I had actually seen some of Ten’s episodes before I started watching the episodes in order, so I knew it was coming, but I was still sad because I really like Nine. The transition from Ten to Eleven was downright traumatizing and I hated Eleven for the first episode of his, though it didn’t last very long. I think it would be interesting to get a new Doctor. It’s cool how the television series can thrive by killing off their main character. I do it sometimes in my writing, though I do mostly kill off all the supporting characters just to make my main character miserable.

Favorite Special Episode:

The only one I really ever watch is the first Christmas special with David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. I don’t remember if it’s Christmas of 2005 or 2006, but whatever. Of course, I never watch any of the parts where the Doctor isn’t awake, so I pretty much skip through the entire episode to that last part with the Doctor fighting the Sycorax.

I like the 2009 specials, my favorite being Planet of the Dead because of reasons. The Waters of Mars is my least favorite because of the Doctor going crazy in the end and being an idiot. I really did like Voyage of the Damned, but I never watch it because it’s way too sad at the end and during and everything. The episodes directly after the end of a season where the Doctor loses a companion are always super sad, but then the Doctor gets over himself, which is good.

I liked the first Matt Smith Christmas special, though that one was sad as well. The second one was really weird for me because I don’t really like the Narnia Chronicles. I mean, I like the idea of Narnia. It’s a freaking cool place and the back story and whatnot is cool, but I didn’t really enjoy reading the books. I’d find the symbolism more interesting if it weren’t so overwhelming. Anyway, the weird tree people and crown thing just didn’t work for me.

I also like the specials because they’re longer and shows are better if they don’t have to be crammed into a tiny amount of time… Of course episodes can be too long. Just look at Classic Who. There was one with.. the Third Doctor, I believe, and the world was going to be consumed by lava people or something and the Doctor got stuck in a parallel universe that was ahead of his normal one and the other world was consumed but he got back to the other one in time to save everybody (if I weren’t so lazy, I’d go look up the name on Wikipedia). The point is that the story-line extended for like five episodes, so I basically just skipped the middle ones, read a description of the episode online and then watched the last little bit.

In fact, I skipped most of the first two Doctors (I mean the episodes that aren’t missing forever). I watched enough of their episodes to get to know them a little and then I moved on…. Does this make me a horrible person?

Favorite Alien:

Definitely The Weeping Angels. No one can deny that the first time they watched Blink, they either jumped in their seats fifty million times or they screamed at least once. The angels of Blink weren’t really scary. They didn’t even kill anyone, but they looked scary as heck and the whole, they move when you aren’t looking thing gives me goosebumps. They’re also smart, but they aren’t really considered smart because they don’t really talk (I’m talking Blink, here) or communicate that much, but that makes them even more scary because they’re unpredictable.

I also like the Daleks, though, mostly because I’ve seen the first ever episode with the Daleks and it was a bit comical. Let’s face it, most of the early Classic Who is kind of laughable, but it’s also very interesting to watch.