Anonymous asked: Don't you think it was weird how no one in 'The Name of the Doctor' actually explained what the hell the Whispermen were and why the Great Intelligence had control over them?
In the same way that it was weird that the Silence blew up the TARDIS despite having their motivations never explained, weird how Davros had a button that could destroy the entire Dalek Empire in his vault, weird how the Doctor knew about the Master’s countdown rocket clock thing a whole year before it happened… yeah, Doctor Who is never perfect. The Great Intelligence was criminally underused though, The Name Of The Doctor really could have done with being a two-parter in order to flesh it out. I don’t know why they’ve gotten rid of two-part stories in Doctor Who, but it needs to be brought back.
I just ate an apple while listening to Ecstasy Of Gold by Ennio Morricone
And it was the most epic eating of an apple that I have ever experienced.
Shameless Plug: Bron James on ‘The Name Of The Doctor’
‘Doctor Who: The Name Of The Doctor’ - First Impressions
SPOILERS! Like, seriously.
Anyway, this has been the best series finale since Journey’s End all the way back in 2008. Almost everything was done right. Argh, I don’t know where to begin…
1. I’m glad they saved Jenny. Though 99% of you will disagree, Jenny is the hottest person in the show, and I got really mad when she died… I was relieved when she survived! (I knew her second death was a fakeout anyway).
2. Everything about Trenzalore was creepy. Like… the creepiest Doctor Who has ever got, even more creepy than The Time Of Angels. The graveyard, the giant leaking TARDIS, Richard E. Grant Slendermans all over the place… even the colour of the sky made it look like they were in hell.
3. Clara… my friend Bron texted me right before the episode and hit the nail on the head about who she really was. Also, it was cool seeing her in stock footage of the old Doctors, though it was a bit of a shame that we didn’t see Ecclestone or Tennant. Ah well.
4. The Great Intelligence. So he was the villain for this series? Huh. Never really would’ve guessed that. I would’ve liked him to have more screentime, but hey ho, can’t have it all. This story really should’ve been a two-parter. I miss those.
5. Strax. Fighting Scots. That is all.
6. Is this the last we see of River Song? I hope so. Still, this would’ve been a fairly good send-off for her.
7. And finally… John Hurt. What a cliffhanger! Is he the Doctor who ended the Time War? Is he the Valeyard? The 50th Anniversary has shaped up to be mightily interesting!
…an amazing episode!
I’m talking about a certain sci-fi show, obviously.
Off to see Iron Man 3 tonight!
I’d be excited but I’m exhausted. Desperately trying to wake my brain up right now!
Today’s Rock’n’roll Thursday goes out to Andrew Stockdale, former Head Mo’Fo at Wolfmother who decided to go solo. I recently pissed his gang off, so I’m making amends by spreading his new solo work. Here’s my favourite of his new stuff, it’s a live performance:
Intelligent thought of the day
So I’m fairly tired and have to be up for work in the morning. Any normal person would go to bed. Me? I’m on tumblr. And listening to Tame Impala.
I think I just summed up everyone on the internet with this post. (Well, not the Tame Impala bit, but you know what I mean!)
So we finally get a glimpse of the legendary mother in, well, ‘How I Met Your Mother’
Personally, I think she’s super hot! She can be the mother of my kids any day.
I had a dream last night
Where I won the lottery. And then I lost the ticket. Which was disappointing. The biggest disapointment was when I woke up though!
Shameless Plug: Bron’s thoughts on ‘Nightmare In Silver’
More about ‘Kill The Lights’
So… I’m gonna re-record the whole thing. A new chorus just came to me while eating an orange (the greatest inspirational fruit!), and well, it’ll hopefully make the song a lot more exciting than the current chorus.
A lot of work ahead of me…
‘Doctor Who: Nightmare In Silver’ - First Impressions
On that note, spoilers ahead!
Yeah, this episode sucked. I knew I probably wasn’t going to like it as much as I did The Crimson Horror, but even so, this was bad. I hated it for three main reasons:
1. The kids. They were meant to be brought along for a trip, but… hardly featured at all. I swear, they had like five minutes of screentime, and even then, they didn’t do anything but almost die. I guess their existential point was to be in danger, but the Doctor himself was the key ‘in danger’ person in this episode, which would have been enough by itself.
2. This episode was meant to take place in an abandoned amusement park. But… we barely saw the park. They just hid in a castle. Which didn’t look like a theme park at all.
3. The Cybermen. THE GODDAMN CYBERMEN. I’m sorry, I don’t like them at all. They were great in the second series, but after that, they just sucked. Nothing more can be done with them, and their timeline and motives are completely skewed now. They are boring. All they do every single episode they’re in is steal brains to upgrade. Sure, the Daleks like to exterminate everything, but at least they’re entertaining. And have a new, wacky scheme each time! The Cybermen don’t. They are SO boring. I think it’s time Doctor Who put them to rest.
Anyway, let’s see how the next episode goes… I’m looking forward to that one!