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Nov 6

Doc Brown vs Doctor Who: Epic Rap Battles of History

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Doctor Who

Goodness this is funny!

via Doc Brown vs Doctor Who. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2. – YouTube.

Oct 7

Doctor Who: Series 7 – out of order?

Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Doctor Who

Is this wishful thinking or what do you think? Ever since River came on the scene we’ve been dealing with this idea of differing time lines and experiencing things in different order. I think this theory has feet.

In Doctor Who, time usually moves in the same direction for the Doctor and his companions that it does for us watching at home the older Doctors appearance at the start of Series 6s first episode aside. But this time round, things are different. We’ve encountered the Daleks, the dinosaurs, the town of Mercy, the invasion of the black cubes and the Angels in Manhattan in that order – but what if the Doctor and Team Pond didn’t? Amy and Rory aren’t travelling constantly in the TARDIS anymore; how do they know the order in which the Doctor picks them up for adventures is the same for him as it is for them? And with the current ‘movie-of-the-week’ format meaning none of the episodes reference the ones immediately preceding it, how do we know that the order we’re watching them are the order in which they occurred?Before our heads explode with the tortuousness of it all, let’s try to keep it simple. We think the Doctor’s first adventure with the Ponds since last Christmas is ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’. He picks them up, they go to America, and it goes pear-shaped. By the end of the story, a fixed point in time has been created and in the future – Amy and Rory’s future – they can never meet up with the Doctor again. But there’s nothing stopping a Time Lord – particularly a lonely god missing his best pals – zipping off to an earlier point in the Ponds’ timeline and picking them up for more adventures.

via Doctor Who: Series 7 – out of order?.

Sep 15

Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy

Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Doctor Who

Not really spoilery but if you’ve not seen the series so far, I can’t promise anything. So this semester I am taking a course about language and culture so of course I dissected it in terms of cultural relativism and moral ambiguity. I really liked it. I miss the overarching story but I think I see what’s going on stylistically in terms of the Doctor traveling alone and only seeing the Ponds in random, spaced out encounters. Thus we have the one-shot story lines. I think it’s a conscious choice on the production team.