Paying our respects where it all began and ended… Until now!
Great pics of the #Sherlock hearse from this morning’s #SherlockLives shenanigans.
Steven Moffat Doesn’t Understand Grief, and It’s Killing Doctor Who
There’s a popular joke I’ve seen floating around on Tumblr for a while now. It goes like this:
“Joss Whedon, Steven Moffat and George R.R. Martin walk into a bar and everyone you’ve ever loved dies.”
Here’s the problem, though:
SOMEBODY FINALLY FUCKING SAID IT THANK YOU
"But more importantly than that, when you have no death, when nothing truly has weight or scale, when decisions don’t stick and nobody feels the consequences… it’s hard to care about anything. The stakes on the show feel so low at this point that a once addictive program is unengaging, dull and hollow."
doctor who: a summary
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No, but wait, the more you think about it, the more “Gallifrey stands” plot gets even better.
So, what do we have now, thanks to “The Day of the Doctor”.
At one point of his life the Doctor decided to destroy both Gallifrey and the daleks, because the Time War became too horrible and there was no other choice.
Then, after some time, he regenerated into Ten. Ten was still pretty much traumatised by War memories, but prefered to remember only good things about his home planet (which can be understandable. Don’t believe me - turn on Gridlock and listen to his conversation with Martha).
Obviously, all that positive Gallifrey thinking didn’t do him any good, when he met Eleven and War Doctors. The beauty of the red grass and two suns in the sky suddenly overcame all the horrible things time lords’ve ever done or were going to do (hey, Rassilon, I’ve heard that you were a bad guy even in the Classic Who!). Somehow all Doctors, including Ten, save the Gallifrey. Not the innocent children only or the innocent people in general - EVERYONE. The military, for example, or Rassilon himself.
THEN Ten’ve lost all the memories about this messy event… Only to find himself back in London with the resurrected Master and Gallifrey in the Earth sky, free from the time lock, which was actually never created, so there was no point in putting the drumbeat inside the Master’s head, so not only TEoT, but whole S3 of New Who automatically couldn’t have happened at all… Wait a minute.
… I guess, certain someone can always say that the crack ate it. Anyway, leaving aside this immediate nonsense, let’s think only about poor Ten (we can imagine that for some reason Gallifrey still appeared). Actually seeing Time Lords in person helped Ten to get his priorities straight. So he and the Master got rid of the time lords again, knowing that War Gallifrey in its current condition would bring only harm to the whole Universe.
… In the end poor Ten regenerated, never realising that actually he tried to kill his own people not once, but THREE TIMES, and failed in doing so. Because the time was “rewritten” therefore everybody will be back. All bloody-soaked, changed for worse during the War time lords. I may have slightly tangled writing, but one thing I know for sure - this return was NOT supposed to be good and “the Doctor finally gets back home”-like. Period. I get the idea of Gallifrey returning as the very tempting one for the writer, but at least not like this. It supposed to be the SAME Gallifrey in TDotD and in TEoT. Rewatch “The End of Time” like I did right now. See the utter horror on the Doctor’s face. Do you still believe it’s a good idea?
If you do… Well… Keep thinking about the children.
PS. Did I tell you, that THE DOCTOR’S OWN MOTHER wanted him to destroy the entire planet? No? I did now.
To the people who keep reblogging my post to ‘tell’ me that the War Doctor forgot what really happened and that Nine and Ten (and pre-special Eleven) don’t remember and think they destroyed Gallifrey:
Yes. I know. That is exactly why I am upset. You’re wrong when you say it “doesn’t intrinstically change the show” because yes, it does. Because every time we rewatch those episodes now, every time we see Nine’s rage at the Dalek, his guilt at having killed them all, his pain at being the last one left… every time we see Ten explain how his planet is gone, when we see the pain in his eyes when Donna tells him that his people burned… we will know, thanks to this special, that it didn’t. That it never really happened. That his guilt isn’t over a real thing, that it’s cheapened, that this man, our Doctor, will suffer for 400 years over something that has now been ret-conned and never happened.
And that is why people are so upset.
So I watched the Doctor Who special.
I was not happy. So I’m going to put my bitter musings under a cut!
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Sketchy thing to help deal with my 50th Anniversary feels