Archive | October, 2014

Doctor Who, Kill the Moon

5 Oct

Hello, first sorry for not posting in a while I was down with bronchitis and only had energy to sleep.

So another Doctor Who day. Last weeks episode was great because I love monster love stories! (I really really do).

This week we see a different dynamic between the Doctor and Clara (and it makes me a bit uncomfortable).

The episode it self was great and it had and interesting story line. It puts in perspective the differences that exist between humans and a Timelord and the awareness that Clara has of these differences. She is forced to make a decision for the entirety of the human race (and that is whether or not to kill the Moon as the tittle indicates). There is oodles of foreshadowing that has been going on in these past episodes, which are all pointing at the end of the companion term.

As far as the Episode well done! I like that is went into the debate about space programs. As many of you know whether or not to continue the current space programs (specially in the States has been a bit of an issue, people just don’t find it necessary). Meanwhile India has been catching up the US’s space program which I am rather happy to see grow. Right back to the episode: It takes place in the moon, long after the majority of the space programs have been abandoned all over the world. The moon is not actually a bit of space rock but an egg that is causing all sort of gravitational related disasters on the Earth while trying to hatch.

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The fact that Clara is left on her own to protect the egg from being destroyed (The Doctor wanted to show her she could do it on her own). And we have seen the Doctor do this before, remember the reptilian episode where the Doctor leaves the decision up to the actual humans (unfortunately this was just to much for Clara and well things do not go so well for the Doctor Companion relationship).

I have to say it was hard to see Clara so angry at the Doctor, and also see that well this might not be the end, but if you are a good Whovian (as I expect you to be) you probably know this is the beginning of the end for Clara as a companion. it is just a matter of how this will all play out.

Side note: The review was a bit different today, but it will go back to the usual on the next Who day.