I didn’t say I didn’t LIKE the finale. I did, I thought it was a good story. But there was soooo much build up this season, leading to the death of the Doctor. I’m aware that there would be a clear up situation, that obviously the Doctor can’t die. But it felt too neat…too tidy. I love the Silence. I think they were the first thing to shake me to the core since “Blink” and the Weeping Angels. How can you fight something you can’t remember? The eye drives were just…so easy to me.
I have an issue with romance in science fiction though too I’ve realized. Donna Nobel was my favorite companion. Why? She had no interest in the Doctor. I love having Craig work with the Doctor. There’s no romantic wibbly wobbley. Rose? She was my second favorite…if there wasn’t that “romance” issue I probably would have said she is my favorite. I didn’t care for Martha because all she wanted was in the Doctors pants. I enjoy Amy and Rory, but it’s always about their relationship it seems. River…I love River Song. I think she has one of the most interesting stories. I don’t care for the the romance side of it. I just don’t. You can call me heartless, whatever, but the thing is I just don’t want the romance to mix in with my aliens and explosions. I had the same issue with Firefly, and BSG…it’s not just Doctor Who. I don’t like romance in science fiction.
Anyway. I’m not a fan of the Teselecta though either. That tracks back to my long standing issues with government, but mainly the prediction of crimes. I had this issue with Minority Report, and I haven’t watched Person of Interest yet but from the sounds of it I will there too. I overthink, I don’t hide that fact, but to predict a crime that hasn’t happened, before investigation and everything else, to just arrest or kill someone before the crime is committed just BOTHERS me. Now, with the Teselecta this refers to the episode “Lets Kill Hitler” when River first regenerates into…well River. But when it came to the season finale, it just felt like an easy way out. With the whole time stopping London crashing together into one giant wibbley wobbley timey wimey ball, you really could have done something like the split dimension Doctor…even though it was done with the Tenth Doctor, it really seemed more…I don’t know, interesting, to do.
The thing is, this finale didn’t leave me hanging on the edge of my seat going UGH WHY WON’T YOU START SOONER THAN NEXT FALL. I mean, I’m doing that regardless, but I’m not sitting wondering how the Doctor is alive. We know the Doctor is alive. I was pissed because my cable company cut out in the last 10 minutes of the show, but the thing is I didn’t need the last 5 minutes. It should have ended with the world exploding kiss…and leave us hanging for next season. But that’s just me.
So, in non-Doctor Who related things, I’ve been doing a lot of work with ScienceFiction.com, which means you should be reading my stuff there! There is a LOT of great writers and articles, and we all appreciate comments and feedback. I recently read and reviewed Antiquitas Lost: The Last of the Shamalans and interviewed author Dr. Robert Lewis Smith. There is a lot of comic book reviews with the DC52 out now, plus all the fall shows are starting. You can keep a look out for American Horror Story and Once Upon a Time recaps from me, and more book reviews as well! You can check out the site here, you can check out my writer information page here.
I’m currently debating writing an article on here about dealing with mental illness. With the two “Your Questions” articles I did I realized a lot of people had a lot of questions, so I think I might lump everything together and write one long article on it. As usual, since I’m pretty sporadic about writing on here, you can always follow me on Twitter at @1nerdycupcake. If you want to ask me personally about anything and you don’t want to Tweet or Comment, please feel free to email me at OneNerdyCupcake@gmail.com
Oh, and one last thing. I will be working at New York Comic Con, I will be in NYC from October 12-17. If you want to meet up, send me a tweet or an email!