Pretty sure this is supposed to be the Doctor at my local Whole Foods.
Why is another question.
I mean, aside from the obvious that the Doctor is cool.
The one-year-old barely talks but today he pointed at the Doctor Who opening and yelled “TARDIS! TARDIS!”
When you receive a TARDIS bathrobe for Christmas (thanks, Mr. Marmot!) your Doctor Who-loving toddler will be very very confused, and try to open it to go inside.
I keep telling him it’s not really bigger on the inside, but he doesn’t listen.
And by “monster” I actually mean Whovian.
He’s sick as a tiny little dog, but he still happily points at the screen and says “Doctor!!” during the opening credits.
You’re in line at FAO Schwarz, half-listening to the family behind you discussing their plans in the city, and it takes you the entire wait in line to notice they’re English. Londoners, from the accent.
You refer to collective items like bands as plural unintentionally, i.e. “Coldplay were a pretty good band” instead of “Coldplay was a pretty good band.” I totally disagree with the British usage in this instance, and I would never consciously say that. Not that I consciously adopt any new idioms or usages. Although I did stop saying “pop” because I got no end of shit for it in college.
Arthur Weasley should be in every episode of Doctor Who.
I went to the ER after the toddler head–butted me in the nose. While waiting, I saw a very famous New Yorker, whose name I won’t mention, because who wants to help those douchebag paparazzos? Then my broken nose was confirmed by one of the most famous plastic surgeons in New York, assisted by a male nurse who looks and sounds so much like an American Rory Pond that I briefly thought I might be hallucinating.
So yeah. At least this ER features free entertainment.
This male nurse in the ER looks so much like Rory. I’m totally going to ignore the accent and pretend he’s just taking a break from the TARDIS.
Having read the AVClub review of the new Doctor Who episode, that nobody seems to be interpreting it the same way I am. I’m pretty goddamn sure the Daleks sent the Doctor down there so they could kill Oswin, who had resisted their programming and hacked their network and they were terrified of her. Understandably, since she managed to delete a whole chunk of their history! She was locked up in the center of the Dalek-labyrinth like she was the most dangerous thing down there. Which she was.
I mean, maybe I’m wrong, but it seems like the only Whovian-logic way to interpret it. Also have no idea what this means for Jenna Louise Coleman as a companion.
How did I never notice Madam Kovarian on the IT Crowd before? Nooooooo Moss she’ll steal your baby!
I don’t know how many times I have to tell my kid he’s not the Doctor and he can’t just go around licking things. Seriously, what is the flavor appeal of the back of my computer monitor?
So the whole audience was sworn to secrecy by Matt Smith, Caro Skinner, that American dude whose name I can’t remember, and about five thousand title cards before the show started. Therefore I can’t really tell you anything, because then I’d have to kill you.
That being said. I normally sort of dread Dalek episodes because I find the Daleks more mildly amusing than anything, and plus every time they’re on I think, how does the Doctor not just go completely batshit (again) and annihilate everything in sight whenever he sees them? Because if I was him, I would. The only classic Who villain I really like is the Master and we haven’t seen him in ages.
Anyway. This episode is AMAZING. AWESOME. ASTONISHING. All laudatory words that start with A apply to this episode. One completely ridiculous thing happens that I have no idea how they’re going to work into the show later, but I guess that’s why Moffat writes this shit and not me.
The Q&A afterwards with Matt and Karen was also excellent, particularly when they speculated on potential future Doctors, and when Matt complained about having to zip up Karen’s dress, and used almost the exact words Mr. Marmot used to make the same complaint approximately two days ago. I didn’t try to ask any questions because I’m sure any question I asked would have been shot down by Caro in an instant for spoilery reasons.
A wonderful night for me, all in all. I’m even excited to see the episode again next weekend, because a. it was really superb and b. there was an awful lot of high-pitched shrieking and clapping that prevented me from hearing several key lines.
Oh, and speaking of high-pitched shrieking - the loudest screams came not during the episode or the Q&A, but just before, when they played a full trailer for Spies of Warsaw. David Tennant still looks delicious in his post-Doctor years. Mmmmm. David Tennant.