Human attachment is amazing. Our hearts send out tendrils of connection to anything moves us, be that other people, animals, objects, even fictional characters. I am surprised to be this sad about Clara’s death. I shouldn’t be. I understand how we attach, how it works and why. Doctor Who fits in my mind and heart […]Read more "Goodbye Clara Oswin Oswald"
This week’s episode, The Zygon Invasion, wasn’t about our beloved characters, nor did it seem to make much of a contribution to the Series’ story arcs. It did however, explore some real-world themes, unusual for Doctor Who. Immigration and terrorism seem to be the topics du jour. What interested me most about this episode was […]Read more "Psycholgical Scare Tactics-Zygon Style"
In the Woman Who Lived, Catherine Tregenna invites us to enter the Doctor’s experience of immortality. Ashildre is gone, replaced with a beyond world-weary, complicated, and practically hopeless Lady Me. She has lived for almost as long so the Doctor had when the re-boot began in 2005. Her “mayfly” perspective on humanity sounds familiar to […]Read more "The Doctor’s Heart"
If these first two episodes are reflective of the rest of the Series 9 stories, then am I excited for what the next 10 weeks will bring. On the whole, I found The Witch’s Familiar as satisfying as The Magician’s Apprentice. The various pop culture media spheres seem to agree that Clara is Missy’s familiar. […]Read more "Magician and Witch"
Finding something to love, purely, completely, unabashedly, a thing that just makes you smile for no reason at all other than it exists…and then giving yourself permission to love it….and the loving it…this changes us. It settles us. It counteracts the obsessive, frantic, guilt/shame/desperation inducing energy of modern life.Read more "Go Ahead…Squee. It’s Good For You"
I am approaching the half-way point (Meglos….wow.) in my “Watching Doctor Who all the way through, from the beginning, in order” Project (which I am now officially designating The 1963 Project). As the 50% milestone looms, I’ve noticed that my perspective of the show is changing…significantly.Read more "Coffee and Continuity"
Last Christmas tied up the major Series 8 arcs (aka relationship dramas) beautifully. The use of the very psychological dream within a dream trop (technically called false awakening) resolved the story-lines quite cleverly and effectively. Ya da, ya da, ya da….Read more "At Last! Last Christmas"