radiantbaby: (dr who -- Invasion spinning TARDIS)



IT'S ALIVE! Galvanizing lightning has struck, the stars have aligned, the hecatomb of Daleks sacrificed, and despite recording with a bit of a scratchy-and-sore throat, a new episode is now in the can! It's debatable if it is a 'proper' episode, I suppose, as the format is a bit different from usual, so I've decided to just call it a 'mini-episode' (though admittedly, its not very short or anything). I'm just now trying to get back on the horse and rework the recording schedule going forward, since so much has happened between this episode and the last one. SO MUCH!

Either way, I'm back now, giving this another go, with a chat about the 10th Anniversary of the new series and a look back at the episode that started it all, 'Rose'. I also have some new station idents from Andrew Cartmel and Sylvester McCoy to debut as a little bonus, because, well, they make me super-happy!

Anyway, many, many apologies for the extraordinarily long wait, but also many thank-yous to those who've been listening all this time and cheering me on to return to my podcast again. Join me on this episode as I chat about ten years of the new series of Doctor Who and also the episode Rose, the latter of which I'm not very nice about, to be honest, so you've been warned!

And, as always, glad to have you aboard. Enjoy the ride!



Table of Contents

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:04:19 - Station Idents from Sylvester McCoy & Andrew Cartmel
0:06:44 - Reminiscing about Ten Years of New!Who
0:26:27 - Thoughts From Rewatching the Episode of 'Rose'
0:39:58 - Coming Soon on the Next Episode! Plus Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro!


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radiantbaby: (david tennant/matt smith | coats)
OMG! After six months, I finally made a new episode!

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So, after about six months of unintended hiatus (!), the ninth episode of 'Terminus' is now finally finished and available for you! So, life sort of got on top of me during that time, derailing me completely and utterly, but I'm back to give things another go with a belated review of the 50th anniversary story, 'The Day of the Doctor' (I've postponed the promised 'Silver Nemesis' review episode for later, since I'm shuffling my schedule around a bit to accommodate the hiatus).

Anyway, many apologies for the wait and many thank-yous to those who've been listening all this time and cheering me on to return to my podcast again. Hopefully, things will balance out soon again on this end and I can bring you more content, more frequently.

Anyway, as I said above, join me on this episode as I chat about 'The Day of the Doctor' and even get a bit saucy and naughty at times, but that's what recording at 3:00 AM will do for you. I hope no one minds too much, but I thought I'd give a warning, nonetheless.

And, as always, glad to have you aboard. Enjoy the ride!




Table of Contents
0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:06:31 - Happy Fandom Time!
0:12:41 - Chatting lots and lots about 'Day of the Doctor'
1:05:58 - Coming soon on the next episode!
1:07:05 - Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro


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radiantbaby: (dr who -- moffat with ten & eleven toys)
[cross-posted from my Facebook]

I took the time to write this up for Facebook, so I thought I'd post it here as well. I was going to spread it out day by day, as is How The Meme Works, but instead I'm just going to finish this out in one go, as I'm rubbish at these things otherwise. Yeah.

Some answers will have both classic and new series answers, not that I don't think of them as the same show, but just because it'll make it easier to chose (plus, it'll help new series fans on my flist who don't know the classic series very well).

My mind is always changing about this stuff, too. So, an hour from now I might have different answers, but oh well.

Onwards!

My Doctor Who favorites...as of today... )
radiantbaby: (dr who -- eleven | the doctor rocks)
Oops! I've been so busy the last few days, I forgot to post this!

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So, after a month of waiting, the eighth episode of 'Terminus' is now finally finished and available for you! Many, many apologies, of course, but now that I'm finally past all the travel and the consequent illness (the derby tournament equivalent of con crud, methinks), I'm hoping I can start to get things back on track (I've had to juggle my schedule a bit though, so I'll be doing more anniversary episodes after the 50th!). Anyway, I'm hoping just after I post this to record the next episode about 'The Silver Nemesis', though it might be out after the 50th special at this rate (which I will also be doing an episode on, of course -- don't worry!). Oh, and being as I recorded this a month ago, some of the news-y, 'Happy Fandom Time' stuff is a bit dated, so sorry about that! *embarrassed*

Anyway, join me on this episode as I chat about 'The Five Doctors'. Also I chat about the new Second Doctor episodes found (yes, this episode was recorded that long ago!), the 'Day of the Doctor' teaser trailer, some local 'Day of the Doctor' celebratory stuff, and other things making me happy in fandom right now. Oh, and apparently every time I refer to the Big Finish audio 'An Earthly Child' in this episode, I sound like I'm saying 'Unearthly Child', which is a bit funny. Oops! Sorry about that! I hope I don't confuse you too-too much!

So, anyway, as always, glad to have you aboard and enjoy the ride!


Table of Contents
0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:04:17 - Happy Fandom Time!
0:15:14 - Geeking about 'The Five Doctors'. LIKE A BOSS.
1:12:16 - Coming soon on the next episode!
1:13:15 - Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro

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radiantbaby: (dr who -- Invasion spinning TARDIS)



After fighting with some technical issues and going on travels around the Southeastern US, I'm finally back with the newest episode of Terminus! On this seventh episode of Terminus, join me as I chat about the serial 'The Three Doctors', unofficially the celebratory story for the 10th anniversary of 'Doctor Who'. I also chat about things like the new minisodes released with the Series 7 boxset, various trailers that have me excited, some 'Day of the Doctor' miscellany, etc. Also, some exciting news is that this is the first episode under the umbrella of the Earth Station One Network, which my podcast is now a proud member of! Hooray! Oh, and as my schedule begins to open up, I'm finally starting to get things back on a schedule, but until then, be sure to subscribe to the podcast either on iTunes, Stitcher, or just the RSS feed to keep up with the newest episodes as they're released. And, as always, enjoy the ride!


Table of Contents
0:00:00 - Addendum: Terminus joining Earth Station One Network announcement!
0:03:28 - Opening and Welcome
0:12:42 - Happy Fandom Time!
0:26:14 - The Three Doctors introduction
0:30:12 - The Three Doctors: Episode 1 thoughts
0:39:47 - The Three Doctors: Episode 2 thoughts
0:45:08 - The Three Doctors: Episode 3 thoughts
0:51:24 - The Three Doctors: Episode 4 thoughts
1:07:44 - Coming soon on the next episode!
1:09:21 - Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro


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radiantbaby: (dr who -- Invasion spinning TARDIS)


Hoorah! Yes, the newest episode is finally here! So, on this sixth episode of the Terminus podcast (released during the two days I'm actually at home and not traveling during these two weeks!), join me as I chat about some of the more *obscure* Doctor Who spin-offs (and try and not stumble over saying 'BBV' many, many times). This time around I'm focusing on 'P.R.O.B.E.', 'The Stranger', 'The Airzone Solution', and 'Downtime', but never fear, there are more episodes on spin-offs planned for the future! *crickets* Yeah, not sure this episode has much of a target audience! Anyway, I also talk about geeking out with Andrew Cartmel on Twitter, Target books, and 50th Anniversary miscellany (specifically some bits about the BFI screenings and the Master's new anniversary-edition fob watch). Oh, and I'm *almost* back on schedule with scheduled release dates (squeezing in recording and editing between all my recent travel has proved an interesting challenge), so that is made of awesome! Until then, be sure to subscribe to the podcast either on iTunes, Stitcher, or just the RSS feed to keep up with the newest episodes as they're released. And, as always, enjoy the ride!

Table of Contents
0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:05:46 - Happy Fandom Time!
0:10:33 - Thoughts on the 'P.R.O.B.E.' series
0:24:04 - Thoughts on 'The Stranger' series
0:31:00 - Thoughts on 'The Airzone Solution'
0:35:55 - Thoughts on 'Downtime'
0:40:15 - Coming soon on the next episode!
0:40:44 - Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro

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radiantbaby: (dr who -- eight | thoughtful)


On this also-a-bit-late fifth episode of the Terminus podcast, join me as I chat about how I define queer for myself, the Eighth Doctor television movie, thoughts about what we currently know about the Last Great Time War (possibly soon to be Jossed by the upcoming 50th anniversary special!), and the Atlanta-based fan series 'The Forgotten Doctor'. Also I squee (yes, I said squee) about things like Peter Capaldi (likely?) keeping his Scottish accent for his role as the Doctor, Doctor Puppet, the TARDIS on Google Maps, and the Doctor as Mr. Potato Head. Oh, and I thought the last episode was super-long, but this one takes the cake -- wow! I thought about editing it down a bit, but I decided to leave in everything, even if it gets a bit rambly, silly (did I really say 'WTF?' more than once? The things we do to keep it family-friendly), and littered with unfortunate poppy plosives at times. This should hopefully be the last of the late episodes (at least for a while) as I'm getting things back on schedule now. Anyway, enjoy the ride!

Table of Contents
0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:03:22 - My definition of queer (to those who've asked!)
0:06:34 - Happy Fandom Time!
0:14:00 - Thoughts on the 1996 TV Movie and the Eighth Doctor
0:53:40 - Thoughts on what we know about the Time War
1:09:38 - Thoughts on the fan-series 'The Forgotten Doctor'
1:18:36 - Coming soon on the next episode!
1:19:44 - Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro

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radiantbaby: (dr who -- twelve)
(Oops, I've been so busy, I hadn't had a chance to post this yet.)



On this super-duper-late fourth episode of the Terminus podcast, join me as I chat about the recent reveal of who will be the next Doctor (on which there's lots of geeking and cheering from me, of course!) and how one of my favorite classic Doctors is coming to a convention near me next year (and I'll hopefully get to meet him for the first time!). Of course, as promised, there's also the main 'In Defense Of' segments, where I come to the defense of several characters and other bits of fandom I think are often ridiculed unfairly. Admittedly, I sadly didn't have the nicest things to say about Rose Tyler a few times in the episode and while I know she's a bit of a sacred cow in fandom, I feel that many of the characters I talked about were often sacrificed at her altar and put up against her in comparison by the show. So, I argue how those comparisons failed for me. I'm honestly hoping I don't lose any listeners over that, because I know YMMV and everyone gets something different out of different characters, but at the same time, I had to be honest with my opinions. Anyway, this is the longest episode I've done so far, which probably made the timing of it even worse as its running so late due to Life Stuff (I sincerely hope to be back on schedule going forward though). So, anyway, enjoy the ride -- its a bumpy one this month!


Table of Contents:
0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:04:38 - Happy Fandom Time!
0:17:34 - In Defense Of: Intro
0:18:30 - In Defense Of: Mickey Smith
0:23:52 - In Defense Of: Jackie Tyler
0:28:57 - In Defense Of: Adam Mitchell (from 'Dalek' & 'The Long Game')
0:36:00 - In Defense Of: Martha Jones
0:45.37 - In Defense Of: Amy Pond
0:52:02 - Words Against Slut-Shaming and Size-Shaming in Fandom
0:54:25 - In Defense Of: Fan Fiction (writing and reading)
0:57:49 - In Defense Of: Outro
0:59:02 - Coming soon on the next episode!
1:00:06 - Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro

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radiantbaby: (dr who -- seven | brella)
Oops! I was so sleepy when I put this up, I forgot to cross-post it here. New episode! Hope you guys enjoy it!



On the third episode of the Terminus podcast, join me as I chat about the Seventh Doctor. I ramble on about my feelings regarding his character and story arc, as well as thoughts on his companions, my favorite serials of his, and, of course, the Cartmel Masterplan! Plus, there’s a longer than usual Happy-Fandom-Time-cum-News segment (because there’s just far too much to be excited about in fandom these days)! Also, this is a bit of an ‘under the weather episode’, with me wincing from fighting a back injury (from fighting aliens, of course! Okay…maybe not), as well as donning a rather husky, gravelly voice due to a very sore throat (most of the coughs were edited out, but you’ll get treated to the occasional wheeze! FUN TIMES!). So, enjoy the ride!


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radiantbaby: (david tennant/matt smith | coats)
I was typing this up for a friend who hadn't heard of the whole 50th Anniversary 'trailergate' thing, but I decided to put it here too to get it off my chest. I can't stop rolling my eyes at fandom over this.

I mean, seriously.

So, at the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel at ComicCon this past weekend, they showed the first 50th Anniversary Trailer. Now, right before showing it, Steven Moffat said that if they catch any leaks of it online afterward, they would stop having Doctor Who exclusives at ComicCon (apparently something similar was said at the Sherlock panel earlier in the con, but the audio had leaked within 20 minutes and so they were a bit more intense about it at this panel -- yes, he sounded slightly naggy, but he had to get the point across).

Now, as a result, tons and tons of people are pissed off at him, calling him a Nazi and tyrant and the like. Of course, I doubt it was up to him anyway. He was probably being ordered by the BBC to say what he did (because you know how tight-arsed the BBC can be about images, video, etc). But of course all the MOFFAT IS EVIL!! people have jumped on the bandwagon touting this as 'yet another reason he should be fired from Doctor Who'. Oh, and there are a bunch of entitlement brats going on about a) if it was at a con, we should be able to see it, dammit!! and/or b) that they're British and the show is British, so Americans shouldn't have the monopoly on the trailer.

In short, people are freaking the fuck out. OVER A TRAILER. That will probably be out to the public in the near future and not an ugly, shakey-cam version. I find it all a bit ridiculous honestly. Especially all the people mad at Moffat, because as I said, I sincerely doubt he really has anything to do with it (the man does not have that much power, people -- he's just another cog in the BBC machine!).

Oh, fandom.

So, there you go. Trailergate in all its 'glory'!
radiantbaby: (dr who -- eleven | dapper tux)


On the second episode of the Terminus podcast, join me as I chat about the Eleventh Doctor and my feelings about his character and story arc so far. I also discuss my thoughts on his impending regeneration and there’s the intro of the newest reoccurring show component — Happy Fandom Time! — where I discuss what I’m currently geeking about in the world of Doctor Who. Along the way, there’s also bonus sound issues I had to contend with and edit as best as possible (a plethora of clipped words and distortion, oh my!), my cat Fender making loud sounds in the background from the next room (she apparently wanted her own opinions of the Doctor known — does anyone speak Cat?), and the occasional rant about the Tenth Doctor era (which, wow, not sure I was so ranty-pants that night — I do like him, I swear!). Enjoy the ride (it is a bumpier one this time, but the seatbelts are quite comfy)!


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radiantbaby: (dr who -- Invasion spinning TARDIS)
Er, so one of the reasons I've been a bit incommunicado as of late is that I just created a new Doctor Who podcast (which, even though it was only 15 minutes long took AGES to set up)! Episode one is up and, though it was basically a short-ish practice run, I look forward to putting out (many!) more episodes in the coming weeks/months/years. Check it out and tell me what you think of it!

(Not I have to figure out where to promote it -- [livejournal.com profile] who_daily, perhaps?)

Anyway...



On the premiere episode of the Terminus podcast, join me — Nicole Mazza — as I talk a bit about how this particular podcast came into being, my own Whovian background stretching back to the mid-1980s, my favorites and not-so-favorites in the world of Doctor Who, and, finally, future plans for this podcast. Enjoy the ride!



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radiantbaby: (dr who -- oswin | watch)
My Doctor Who podcast debut! Hear me geeking out about 'The Cold War' at Earth Station Who: Ep #34 - The Cold War.

I was *so* nervous, but it was a lot of fun. They've asked me back, too. So, perhaps I'll be on it again soon. :)
radiantbaby: (dr who -- gatiss! holy shit! [tle])
So, I did my first podcast tonight*! It's a local Doctor Who podcast called 'Earth Station Who' that I usually listen to, with what is probably a smallish listener-ship (so I won't be 'famous' or anything). It should be available for listening by Friday or so, so I will definitely post a link once I get it (for anyone who wants to hear me being a total Doctor Who nerd).

Anyway, I watched 'Cold War' a third time today before the podcast, making notes about my thoughts and impressions (some of which I chatted about on air and some not), so I thought I might as well park them here as my review since I'd taken the time to jot them down.

Doctor Who: Cold War - Review )

On the podcast, I gave it a 3/5 stars. I thought of going lower, honestly, but overall, I was entertained (just having an Ice Warrior, upped the rating for me), even if I haven't enjoyed it as much on rewatches when I think about the glaring plot-holes.



*A friend of mine did point out the fact that I've been on the 'Poly Weekly' podcast twice in the past, but once was at a poly meet-up at DragonCon where I was randomly interviewed for a few minutes about being a poly introvert and the other was a brief spot on the 'Poly Hot Tub Cast' extra. Both were years ago though, mind you, and definitely not a 'guest' stint.
radiantbaby: (dr who -- seven | brella)
So, my goal is to fill in the gaps of what I (think I) haven't seen of Classic!Who during this anniversary year (preferably by the anniversary in November!). I made a checklist of all the serials and, over the last few weeks, I've been tweeting about episodes as I've been watching them. I thought I'd start collecting the tweets in my journal as well for (easier) future reference. So, it's a bit like a live-blog, but in bite-size pieces (and feel free to follow me on twitter at @radiantbaby, if you want to see more tweets about Who -- and roller derby, but mostly Who).

Starting with a later serial first. It's my favorite one actually, but, as I say in my first tweet, I hadn't seen the special edition yet (I just had the old school the episodic version):

THE SEVENTH DOCTOR (my Doctor!):

THE CURSE OF FENRIC - 26x158:
Read more... )

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THE THIRD DOCTOR:

THE CLAWS OF AXOS - 08x57:
Read more... )

THE TIME MONSTER (I really, really loved this one!) - 09x64:
Read more... )

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Next up: Jumping around some Romana-era serials that I hadn't seen.
radiantbaby: (dr who -- ten b&w geek glasses sexy)
Er, I guess I need to get back to that Doctor Who meme I started. This last week or so, I've been very scattered. Guess I'll try to get to it before bed.

Anyway, speaking of Doctor Who, I received my copy of Chicks Unravel Time in the mail today (along with some tins of sardines and a set of Susanne Somer's Thighmaster and Buttmaster -- don't judge me!). I'm hoping to dig into it more in the coming days (or even when I'm at [livejournal.com profile] frolicon next weekend), but so far I started to read the essay entitled 'David Tennant's Bum'.

The subject -- at least in the title -- is something I'm rather fond of and though I'm shirking the tone set up by the publishers by not reading it from the beginning (they purposely chose the order of the essays), I thought it would be a fun starting point.

Well, maybe not.

I'm finding myself twitching with all of the accolades being heaped on the Tenth Doctor in the essay. I mean, overall I do like him as a Doctor, but to praise him for things like how he doesn't balk at or belittle intelligence in others (*cough*Martha*cough*) makes me side-eye it a bit. In fact, it's an essay that is only a few pages long, though its taken me hours to read it through (I'm still not done), because I have to sit the book down and Be Annoyed for a few minutes about how, no, actually the Tenth Doctor let me down as a fan in many ways and while I'm a huge-huge-huge fan of Tennant himself, I really do think that the writing failed his character in the Tenth Doctor and how Ten, at the end of the day, was really quite an ass*. Yes, he had his good moments, and honestly I try to edit the bad ones out in my head, but now that I'm in the era of a much nicer, much more accepting Doctor in Eleven, Ten's shortcomings are all the more glaring to me.

Back when I watched his tenure the first time around, I (mostly) ignored some of his issues, hoping that he would learn from them eventually, that he would grow past the incessant emo man!pain (though admittedly Tennant is ever-so-pretty when he angsts, even if it was a bit overdone) and ill-treatment of most everyone who was not!Rose. That somehow he would be My Doctor again. And in my head!canon he did become that (in the realm of fan fiction fix-it fics, of course), but ultimately it is profoundly sad for me that I never saw that resolution on-screen, that he went out in the end even worse than he ever was (he was frankly dead to me after the ranting at Wilf during his childish tantrum and I just chose to believe the bizarre events of 'The End of Time' were just some sort of fever dream of his). And even the utter glory of David Tennant's bum -- as perfectly shaped as it is -- can't fix that.




* Yes, yes. I know the Doctor has always been a bit of an ass, sometimes in more instances and incarnations than others, but I hate how the show tries to tell me that the Tenth Doctor isn't one, when he clearly is. For example, I watched 'Smith and Jones' again the other night (arguably one of my all-time favorite episodes) and I hate the moment where he rudely dismisses the other medical student with Martha when the hospital is now on the Moon. 'Not her, she'd hold us up' is not something My Doctor would say. I'm so happy for the return of 'You know in 900 years of time and space, I've never met anyone who wasn't important before.' That's my Doctor speaking.
radiantbaby: (dr who -- john smith books)
In honor of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary year and more attempts to use LJ more (and to ramp up my excitement EVEN MOAR about the show returning in a few weeks!), I thought I'd attempt this meme. As a caveat, it may take a bit longer than 30 days to complete, but I'm going to give it a go, nonetheless.

Anyway, quotes! That's a tough decision, so I picked a few of my favorites:

'Do you know like we were saying, about the earth revolving? It's like when you're a kid, the first time they tell you that the world is turning and you just can't quite believe it 'cause everything looks like it's standing still. I can feel it, the turn of the earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour. The entire planet is hurtling around the sun at sixty seven thousand miles an hour. And I can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world. And, if we let go...That's who I am.'
-- Nine in Rose

'He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and can see the turn of the universe. And... he's wonderful.'
-- Tim Lattimer in Family of Blood

'Think about me when you're living your life one day after another, all in a neat pattern. Think about the homeless traveller in his old police box, his days like crazy paving.'
-- Seven in Dragonfire

'When you're a kid, they tell you it's all ... grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.'
-- Elton Pope in Love and Monsters

And the rest of the days of the meme... )
radiantbaby: (dr who -- eleven/amy | can't touch)
I caught up listening to the Verity! Podcast* over the weekend and even decided to drop a comment on their related post about the Eleventh Doctor. For those who don't know, as a tribute to the 50th anniversary, they are doing a show on each Doctor and talking about what episode defines that Doctor best. Obviously, we are still in the midst of Eleven's run so it's hard to give a definitive answer, but they still gave it a go.

The most popular choice on the show was 'The Eleventh Hour' and while I love that episodewith the fire of a thousand suns (seriously, I couldn't count the amount of times I've rewatched it), when I closed my eyes and thought of what episode most fit Eleven for me, I went straight to 'Amy's Choice'. Now, it's a given that's also my favorite story of new!Who, so I'm a bit biased, but it's more than that.

Anyway, I go into more in my comment on their post below (I decided to repost it here as well, as I'm still trying to work on posting more on LJ this year):

Just finished listening to the podcast (yes, I'm late -- I'm catching up on them all). And I thought about what my choice for episode would be and, as I mentioned on Twitter, I have to say for me it would be 'Amy's Choice' (which is, also, my favorite new!Who episode, actually).

A lot of people find it a pretty meta episode focusing on Amy, but for me I find it more of an excellent character study of the Doctor. Further, while obviously there are some character points that the Dream Lord touches on that are true of many/all Doctors (such as not keeping in touch with his friends and whatnot, for example), here we have something new: a Doctor that is truly openly acknowledging his guilt to the audience over such things.

In a way, it's almost like cleaning up such things as the Tenth Doctor being so harsh to people (especially Martha, who is my favorite, FWIW). It's like the Eleventh Doctor has grown up finally, that he is putting his emo manpain aside and respecting those around him in his life for the first time...well, since the Time War probably.

He's also openly acknowledging his faults and how he's hurt people. He's also trying to figure out who he is and how he fits into the universe. Amy is the mouthpiece for this, such as when she implores him to save Rory and when he can't she demands 'Then what is the point of you?' or how she is an example of him luring away people from their more 'mundane' domestic lives and how its hard to compete with that. There are just so many great character moments, especially with the Dream Lord, that just make me fist pump with joy and just weep with the way the laid the Eleventh Doctor bare for all to see.



* If you haven't checked out the Verity! Podcast, I would highly recommend it. It's a group of all-females talking about Doctor Who, both classic and new, with rather varying opinions. And while I don't always agree with them, it's nice to have a podcast that isn't a total sausage-fest (not that I don't love sausage too) all the time. Women are obviously in fandom too and here they are truly getting heard.

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