Monday, December 26, 2016
In Which I Review the Doctor Who Christmas Special (2016)
--The Doctor thought he was the first person to ever stumble on to the truth that Clark Kent and Superman are the same person. Bless.
--The alien invasion plan involved placing foreign and hostile brains into world leaders and staging a takeover from inside the system. I'm not saying this part of the narrative was a little bit inspired by Brexit and the 2016 American Presidential election but...this part of the narrative was inspired by Brexit and the 2016 American Presidential election.
--"You're kind of wet." "I prefer mild-mannered."
--I was surprised at how much I liked Nardole given that he was in last year's Christmas episode for a hot second and nothing more. He's unassuming and he didn't get in the way or really contribute except to point out the Doctor's loneliness which allows the Doctor to still play the hero but have responsibility to another which he will always need.
--"They have the same plan they always do--me!"
--"He never explained. Doctor Who?"
--Season 10 will likely start in the spring of 2017. It's Steven Moffat's final season before stepping down as showrunner. It's probably time for fresh and new blood to run the show but before then, one more season to see the universe anew!