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2012-10-02 12:06:35 PM  
3 votes:
The Doctor: Wotan

The TARDIS: Sleipner

You could even make comparisons to his sonic screwdriver being like Wotan's spear/staff.

Wotan in the original Anglo-Saxon myths, rather than the Scandinavian Odin myths we have come to know, was a grey wanderer who often lent wisdom and caused havoc wherever he went. His titles include not just Allfader and King of Asgard but also the Grey Wanderer and the Unfaithful Friend. Some of the more dour takes on Merlin were said to have possibly inspired the Wotan legend, or vice versa. He was also one of the inspirations for Tolkien's Gandalf, albeit a much more benevolent figure.

Wotan would travel throughout all places and times with his eight-legged horse. He was often a sign of ill events and would deceive people as much as Loki, but often with a sense of wisdom rather than folly. The Doctor seems to be a sci-fi take on the very same figure in Anglo-Saxon lore.
2012-10-02 11:26:10 AM  
3 votes:
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2012-10-02 01:36:01 PM  
2 votes:

Magruda: Quit whining, go back and watch the old episodes and appreciate what you have now. The show used to have the depth and drama of a Saturday morning special. Acting was worse than a reality show. Only thing it had was superior stories.


It was a Saturday morning special. That's kind of why I like it, it still is in a way. It's fun, yes the science really is a bunch of technobabble, but that's easily ignored because it's a mad man in a blue box.

/a lot of people really should just relax
//can't wait until Christmas!
2012-10-02 12:19:16 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-10-02 11:40:10 AM  
2 votes:
Here's all you need to know: Season 7 has been the poorest of the bunch.
2012-10-02 08:11:16 PM  
1 votes:

Magruda: Question: If the Doctor hates losing companions so much why did he run away from the only one that was immortal? Is he that much of a homophobe?


No, because no matter how awesome the doctor is, Jack will always be more fabulous.
2012-10-02 06:02:54 PM  
1 votes:

Magruda: ActionJoe: MattyFridays: Awfully considerate of the Angels to send the wife of the guy WHO JUST WIPED OUT A MAJORITY OF THEM to the same point in time.

Easiest explanation. Angels have a set limit as to how far back they bring their victims. They can't control it. Say that one angel always throws its victims back 73 years, another 50 years. Boom, problem solved.

Note that Amy died at age 87 while Rory died at 82 (again, i might add). Obviously she got sent back 5 years earlier than Rory as neither can live without the other. Because this is the Twilight era of DW after all.


...sigh....Women live longer than men. Statistics supporting this conjecture...etc. etc....OH COME ON! The Angel sent them both back to the same time. They lived happily ever after for a few decades. He died first, she died later. Just be happy with the conclusion of the Amy and Rory story.
2012-10-02 05:44:52 PM  
1 votes:

MattyFridays: Awfully considerate of the Angels to send the wife of the guy WHO JUST WIPED OUT A MAJORITY OF THEM to the same point in time.


Easiest explanation. Angels have a set limit as to how far back they bring their victims. They can't control it. Say that one angel always throws its victims back 73 years, another 50 years. Boom, problem solved.
2012-10-02 04:37:19 PM  
1 votes:

MattyFridays: Awfully considerate of the Angels to send the wife of the guy WHO JUST WIPED OUT A MAJORITY OF THEM to the same point in time.


I don't see why everyone is biatching about that.

It was pretty well established in the first appearance of the Angels that everyone creams their panties over that each Angel sends someone to a specific time period. The same Angel got the Doctor, Martha, and cop guy, and they all landed in 1969, Martha and the Doctor at roughly the same time since they were taken together, and cop guy at a later point since he was zapped later than The Doctor and Martha. End of story.

Out of all the things people can biatch about that don't make sense, this isn't one of them.
2012-10-02 04:27:35 PM  
1 votes:

Dr. Whoof: This season has been incredibly weak. None of the episodes have been above "mediocre". This last one had potential, but it squandered it, and the ending was frankly ridiculous. The show is getting sloppy.

I don't know if it's just that all of Moffet's good ideas are done, or if the writers have gotten a bit full of themselves. Someone will come in and say it's because BBC cut the budget, but smaller budgets don't mean the stories themselves will suck. And these mostly have.

I'm hoping the new companion will help. I'm really hoping we can get a consistent version of the Doctor. I'd also like to see more resolution with River.

Also, while I initially liked Amy, this season really made me not like her or Rory at all, and I was actually glad they were gone. That's a great failure on the show's part.


I wouldn't go as far as "incredibly weak," but I would say this half-season hasn't measured up. "Asylum" was a good idea, but ridiculously full of holes, the the whole contrived divorce subplot rendered Amy and Rory (especially Amy) wholly unlikable. Couples who love each other talk about their problems and concerns. "I'll drive you away so you can have a baby with someone else someday" is off-the-charts, unforgivably stupid. "Manhattan" was pretty good, but Moffat is wildly inconsistent about when he expects viewers to pay close attention to every detail and when he expects them to check their brains at the door. You can't have it both ways, Moffat. You can't expect people to follow incredibly complex timelines, and also expect them not to wonder how the Statue of Liberty could wander through New York unnoticed.
2012-10-02 03:54:47 PM  
1 votes:
This season has been incredibly weak. None of the episodes have been above "mediocre". This last one had potential, but it squandered it, and the ending was frankly ridiculous. The show is getting sloppy.

I don't know if it's just that all of Moffet's good ideas are done, or if the writers have gotten a bit full of themselves. Someone will come in and say it's because BBC cut the budget, but smaller budgets don't mean the stories themselves will suck. And these mostly have.

I'm hoping the new companion will help. I'm really hoping we can get a consistent version of the Doctor. I'd also like to see more resolution with River.

Also, while I initially liked Amy, this season really made me not like her or Rory at all, and I was actually glad they were gone. That's a great failure on the show's part.
2012-10-02 02:06:16 PM  
1 votes:
Matt Smith is the best doctor. Period. This season has been so incredible in that the Doctor managed to erase himself from history, and undo all the grandious showboating from that hack RTD and the abortion that was the David Tennant era. Think of the best episodes you know: all moffett episodes! This show has been fantastic the last two years and will continue to be so! River Song has been a wonderful complement ti the Doctor and tying her in with Amy and Rory was touching. No companions better suited the Doctor than them, they will be missed. But if they had to depart, it was done the best way possible.
2012-10-02 01:19:31 PM  
1 votes:

Burn_The_Plows: Baron Harkonnen: I really would like to see Amy and Rory get back to the present.

Hell no. I stopped watching it midway through last season because of that round-headed twat. She's the worst companion since Rose, which I thought wouldn't have been possible. I only watched this season because I knew the Ponds were going away. I giggled like a schoolgirl (twice!) at the end of last Saturday's episode. I'm hoping the show will again be enjoyable to watch.

I'm actually not fond of Matt Smith's Doctor, but I think that just from the Pond stench rubbing off on him, so I'm going to keep an open mind when the spring season starts.


I said it in the other thread... I think Matt Smith's Doctor has suffered because of Amy Pond.

The Doctor has been shoved into the background and treated as a supporting character in his own damn show so it could be ALL POND, ALL THE TIME! I think he'll finally be able to come into his own and take the spotlight with the red menace gone.
2012-10-02 01:16:50 PM  
1 votes:

Baron Harkonnen: I really would like to see Amy and Rory get back to the present.


Hell no. I stopped watching it midway through last season because of that round-headed twat. She's the worst companion since Rose, which I thought wouldn't have been possible. I only watched this season because I knew the Ponds were going away. I giggled like a schoolgirl (twice!) at the end of last Saturday's episode. I'm hoping the show will again be enjoyable to watch.

I'm actually not fond of Matt Smith's Doctor, but I think that just from the Pond stench rubbing off on him, so I'm going to keep an open mind when the spring season starts.
2012-10-02 12:35:33 PM  
1 votes:
this show is just buffy the vampire slayer without the high school
it's cheesy and terrible but everyone still watches
2012-10-02 12:02:54 PM  
1 votes:
Wippit, I hope the series doesn't forget to go back and have the Doctor talk with Brian, Rory's dad. We just met him a few episodes ago, and now his son and daughter-in-law are lost in time forever, living out life in the early 20th century. If Brian is never mentioned again, we have to assume the Doctor just abandoned him and will leave him completely heartbroken, wondering what happened to his family for the rest of his life, (and not knowing that his son and daughter-in-law at least had a happy life) all because the Doctor would rather avoid the conversation.

I really would like to see Amy and Rory get back to the present. Maybe the Doctor couldn't get back to the exact date they were dropped off in time or the exact area, but he could maybe materialize a year later a few hundred kilometers away, and then just travel, pick them up, return to the TARDIS, pay off a groundskeeper to create a gravestone with Amy and Rory's names and ages, then return to the present with no paradox. I'm hoping that's what Moffat is waiting to drop on us for the season finale.
2012-10-02 11:45:35 AM  
1 votes:
- The Doctor's companions panic, because they are trapped in a magic box with a daft and capricious god.

That sums up basically the entire run of Dr. Who, actually. He's been a ragingly self-serving sociopathic douchebag since he was a white-haired old dude dragging his granddaughter and her grade-school teachers back to harass cave-men trying to make fire. That kind of what makes the series unique, the alien character is written as an actual alien. He doesn't care about non-galifreyan life to the point that he frequently does the equivalent of letting Hitler kill all the Jews so that his tea doesn't get cold, and he defends his companions only because he gets a kick out or rescuing and being arbitrarily jealous over them gives him a chance to swing his cosmic dick about and kill various species more often.

Note that the character is rarely if ever described as the "hero" and watchers tend to identify with the human companions, not the main character. That's how it's always worked.

//Plus, he actually is a medical doctor, which comes up in several episodes in several seasons. The crippling sociopathy tends to limit how often it's used, but when it finally involves saving his own skin the dude cures an entire race of zombie super-plague in a matter of seconds despite showing no intention of doing so when it looked like he was going to be able to escape through the side door.
 
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