Sunday, October 18, 2015
In Which I Review Doctor Who (9x5)
there will never come a time when we don't need a hero like the Doctor. Maybe his God actions are shoddy and maybe there are consequences, but we need him. We need him. The humans of the world--modern or Viking--need the flawed and imperfect god and madman who comes down and helps us fight our demons. That's the god we should celebrate, not the cold and unfeeling universe who looks away because of unforeseen consequences. There will never be a time when we don't need the Doctor.
--There were far too many funny one liners for me to document them all, but I'm going to spitball a few of them.
"I'm not actually the police, it's just what it says on the box..."
"That's not really Odin, right?" "Of course not. He doesn't even have a yo-yo."
--"Immortality is everyone else dying."
--The Doctor quoted Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law! My sci-fi heart bursts with joy.
--Vikings and Benny Hill. It makes total sense.
--The Doctor continues to believe that he has a duty to care and is actively becoming worried over Clara's well being. Are the writers hinting at how Clara might leave the show?
--The Doctor will run and run in case the pain ever catches up.
--One more time, because I can't resist: "I am the Doctor! And I save people. And if anyone is listening and has a problem with that...to hell with you!"