November 24th, 2013
WHO ELSE LITERALLY SCREAMED DURING DOCTOR WHO?
|Date:||November 23rd, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)|| |
I need to watch it again so I can scream some more. Well, there's the cinema tonight, but I need to rewatch again before that.
|Date:||November 23rd, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)|| |
I didn't scream. I howled. With excitement and laughter.
Bit slow to get started, but the end gave me ~feels~.
|Date:||November 24th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)|| |
We did quite well until the last scene, and then we woke the child.
Edited at 2013-11-24 12:44 am (UTC)
I think it was the unexpected cameos that did it for me. Though I loved Matt's final monologue.
|Date:||November 24th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)|| |
More than once!
Unexpected cameos! And I love that it ended on a triumphant note, because that seems right for an anniversary special.
|Date:||November 24th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)|| |
Yes, I didn't expect an episode that's basically about unwinnable war to be so upbeat!
"The triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism"
This, along with Empty Child/Doctor Dance, I think gives a really good view of how Moffat visualises the Doctor. And I appreciate the optimism of it all.
|Date:||November 24th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)|| |
Especially how Moffat views the Doctor vs how RTD did. I could write essays on how the first two Moffat seasons were rewrites of RTD storylines to make them more upbeat and also to show the consequences of actions.
Oh, I'm fairly certain I've seen comments along those lines. (I do think some of the nastier RTD vs Moffat stuff has been spurred on by that, even if people involved aren't consciously aware of that influence).
Indeed many OMGs were had.