Sunday, April 7, 2013
'The Rings of Akhaten' -- DW 7x08
Warning: Spoiler Alert
Was I the only one who thought that the Queen of Time (and the other people who worked at making sure that Grandfather stayed asleep) looked a whole hell of a lot like the priestesses who were in "The Fires of Pompeii"? It really was mostly the red that they were wearing, and I might not have thought that they looked so very similar if there hadn't been any of that there.
Also, the doctor came off as kind of a creepy stalker in this one. Yes, he wants to figure out what the deal is with Clara, and how it is that he's met her so many times now (in different times), how she's died in two of them, and how she keeps managing to be alive all over the place ... but that doesn't mean that following her around and watching her grow up can't be seen as kind of creepy.
And when the doctor gave himself up to Grandfather ... he came across as a bit suicidal ... at least, that's the way that he looked to me. It almost seemed like he was telling Grandfather to kill him, and he seemed like he was sad enough (probably about everything that has happened recently, and not just Amy and Rory, but probably Donna as well) that he wanted to stop going on.
Amy's glasses ... the glasses that she only wore in "The Angels Take Manhattan" ... I guess that they're a "thing" now. Seems kind of a weird thing for him to focus on (when trying to remember Amy), since she only wore them right there toward the end of her being a companion. You would have thought that he might have done something that was a bit more significant to her time with him, or have something around that she actually used more than once and left in the TARDIS. But maybe the writers were trying to give him something that made him look a bit more like your grandpa? Maybe? But it also makes me sad that he seems to have completely forgotten Rory; it only seems to be Amy's loss that is important to him. It doesn't really surprise me, however, since Rory was pretty much treated like a third wheel for the majority of the time that he was with them (even though he pretty much worked as the conscience of the group).
But I do have to say that I like the new jacket. I really like the fact that it's a bit longer, and only part of that is cuz of the fact that it's something that not everyone would necessarily wear. Hizzah! for being a little bit of an odd duck.