07:05 am - I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING So, I was going to be rational, sleep like a normal person, and then watch Doctor Who on iView when I woke up, but I got caught up downloading some music and it was like 3.30, so I went "What the hell" and sat up until after 5 so I could see it before I got spoiled.
(I thought I had been spoiled, but LOL nope, that was only minor compared to what happened in the episode.)
So [Asylum of the Daleks]I legit freaked out when I realised that that brunette girl in the episode was the one playing the new companion (Though was pleased to note she was apparently from the future, smart, and quirky), and then doubly freaked out when we found out that Oswin was a Dalek. Which was done really well, even if I couldn't keep all the jokes about Dalek companions I had heard out of my head.
I am genuinely quite curious about how they are bringing her back (and yes, like half of fandom I noticed that the Doctor has no idea what her human body looks like, so he may travel with her for a bit without even realising it is her.) But I mean, identical relation? Somehow in her past that she has forgotten - she claimed she had never been to space before, but the Dalekisation does do a number on memories. Who knows?
But I'm a fan - I love Daleks, and she was fun and quirky and sort of touching, even if I did occasionally have to go back and re-listen because I missed lines in the fast talking.
I may need more icons soon.
Also, nicely played to Moffat and everyone for how well the spoilers were kept under wraps. Current Mood: shocked
I doubt they're going to draw any kind of relationship between Oswin and Clara, just as they didn't draw a line between the woman-who-got-cyberized and Martha Jones and ignored the Gwen Cooper/psychic maid connection for at least a year, then handwaved it in about 3 words.
Yeah, I double checked some of the news sites - Jenna was announced as being next companion in mid-March, and they were filming the Dalek episode in April, so they definitely knew during filming. (And boy, wouldn't the script read-through for that episode be interesting?)
So I am certain there's a connection, but if it's a River like thing or something else, who knows?
Augh my stupid fucking iPhone livejournal app ignores LJ cuts and showed me your full entry before I watched it! I was waiting to watch it with my sister and avoided tumblr and twitter but thought "LJ will be safe" because anyone with feels will use a cut. Forgetting that the app ignores them. Grrr.Oh well, at least it wasn't a plot spoiler (I didn't read your whole entry of course) just a cast spoiler and yay, I am so glad I love JLC and the episode was very fun! I have good feelings about season 7 :)
Very impressed that spoiler was kept under wraps by everyone. And now I am very intrigued about when/how he will meet up with Oswin in the future. Or in the past. And when he will know it's her. Etc, etc.