RTD HOW COULD YOU!

Posted: November 17, 2009 in fannish
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Get semi-decent just when you’re going away(1) forevar?

(Obviously, I watched the new Doctor Who episode, so this post contains every spoiler possible, and if you mind spoilers, you should maybe stop reading like now)

(I did warn!)

(Cut for spoilers)

Well, RTD managed to score quite a lot this time:

1. Russian male nurse.

1a. With a gay-married brother. I’d really like to see fundie reviews of DW. If you know any, plz comment. I’ll make fun of them for you.

1b. Who was speaking actual Russian and not a random eastern European language, because it’s not like anybody would care.

1c. I WOULD!

1. DOWNSIDE: the Russian male nurse was jovial.

1. DOWNSIDE’S UPSIDE: the word “vodka” wasn’t mentioned once. PLEASE DON’T TELL ME IF IT WAS. I WILL SLIT MY WRISTS.

2. GAY MARRIAGE. SCORE, RTD, SCORE!

3. RTD seems to have got over his mummy issues, and therefore, Captain Brooke was not:

3a. An evil lesbian,

3b. An evil sadistic lesbian,

3c. Eating children,

3d. Evil child-eating sadistic lesbian,

3e. An overbearing mum,

3f. An overbearing mum who is an evil sadistic lesbian and eats children,

Therefore, SCORED, RTD, SCORED!

3. DOWNSIDE: Captain Brooke was still blonde. Her daughter, too, was blonde. Her granddaughter was shown being blonde, too.

4. There was no Tinkerbell!Jesus!Doctor.

4. DOWNSIDE: Although it got pretty close in a couple of scenes.

5. The characters were pretty cool.

5. DOWNSIDE: the ones I was rooting for didn’t survive(2)

6. The guy from Iowa was speaking with something that most certainly was not any sort of USian accent.

6a. And I’m not really that picky, ’cause I don’t mind John Barrowman’s USian accent, which is, according to USian Whovians I know, a travesty, but also Barrowmans IRL accent too, so there.

6b. OTOH, it’s sort of hilarious, ’cause he’s speaking like he was not speaking USian, but trying to show everybody how to speak USian. Somehow.

6c. Nevermind, I suck at explaining stuff.

7. German kid was speaking real German, and not a random European language.

7a. The cynic in me wonders if they’d still make the effort if it were Thai, not German.

8. Doctor went bonkers, finally, and about time, ’cause since last series he was such a huge arsehole I was waiting for him to be killed off.

9. BUT NEVERTHELESS: MOAR MOFFAT NAO PLZ RTD GO AWAY.

10. In conclusion, it was awesome.

(1) I for one, WANT MOAR MOFFAT NAO PLZ.

(2) Apart from the Russian male nurse :\

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Comments
  1. Ausir says:

    MOAR MOFFAT NAO PLZ RTD GO AWAY

    Couldn’t agree moar. That said, I hope RTD makes more awesome Torchwood episodes like Children of Earth.

  2. Ausir :

    That said, I hope RTD makes more awesome Torchwood episodes like Children of Earth.

    OMD COULDN’T AGREE MOAR. I mean, before TCOF Torchwood was, like, the most sucky sci-fi show ever, and frankly, I have no idea whyyyyy I ever watched it in the first place. Y/y?

  3. Ausir says:

    I only just started watching The Waters of Mars, actually. This guy is supposed to be from Iowa? O_o

  4. Ausir :

    I also share Peter Watts’ view of the ending:

    As for how I would’ve liked “Children of Earth” to end, why, that’s simple: the aliens get what they want, because they are smarter and stronger and infinitely more advanced than we. And we just have to live with it.

    On a purely intellectual level, I totally agree, but I would have been totally depressed for weeks if it’d ended like that.
    They could have at least killed off the entire Torchwood team (yeah, that wouldn’t actually depress me at all. Fail, Torchwood, faaail!)
    (I mean, every time I see John Barrowman crying, I sort of start giggling a bit. I do appreciate him as an eye-candy, but good acting? Um, welllllllll…)

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