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So here's a thing. 
20th-May-2011 09:09 pm
We're All Stories in the End
This is a thing I noticed during the most recent episode of Doctor Who, and a thing I've not seen anyone else bring up yet.


So in "The Impossible Astronaut", they have to cremate the Doctor because, as River says, "A Time Lord's body is a miracle, even a dead one. There are whole empires out there that would rip this world apart for just one cell".

In "The Doctor's Wife"? There's a whole pocket universe... filled with bits and pieces of Time Lords.

So yeah.

Add that to the regenerating child, and y'all, we have this season's lurking theme.
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21st-May-2011 01:18 am (UTC)
Huh. Now I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for that.
21st-May-2011 01:22 am (UTC)
Oooooooooooh.

Though given the timeship/TARDIS console thing they had, and the fact that Sexy's matrix-energy stuff looked like regeneration energy, I'm not sure that the Silence weren't trying to make a TARDIS.

I am leaning towards that was Time Lord-regeneration and not leaky TARDIS stuff, because it started at her hands and the whole "I'm dying, it's alright" or however she said it.
21st-May-2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Icon love! I've been wanting one of Matt Smith and River that says "I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool." I think you know the scene.
21st-May-2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! I need to remake it, though. I scaled down the jammy dodgers too far and now I have people asking me if they're frog eggs.
21st-May-2011 02:29 am (UTC)
There has been theorizing that time vortex energy and regeneration energy are the same, since they look the same! So leaky TARDIS could result in poorly controlled regeneration, or something.
21st-May-2011 02:47 am (UTC)
I thought the theme was Rory Must Die!
21st-May-2011 02:59 am (UTC)
...Or possibly, "Rory can't die"...

21st-May-2011 03:15 am (UTC)
We will only know that after we have exhausted every possible manner of killing him.
21st-May-2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Poor abused Rory! It sucks to be the *other* companion.
21st-May-2011 04:04 am (UTC)
He's still better than Mickey.
He's had 2,000 to be a badass.
21st-May-2011 04:55 am (UTC)
Heck yes. More badass AND he has 10x more personality.
21st-May-2011 04:33 am (UTC)
The universe we're watching now is a universe as remembered-back-into-existence by Amy (at the Doctor's prompting).

The Rory we see now is a Rory that is a mixture of original (i.e. human (but from a universe with gaps in it)) Rory, and "the warrior who waited" (i.e. auton (faked by aliens)) Rory.

Amy's biggest fear is that Rory will die. That's why we keep seeing it happen... especially when alien critters are playing with her mind. (Why do *so many* alien critters want to play with Amy's mind? And who exactly is monitoring her through that magical window that keeps appearing?)

It seems to me that Amy would be naturally inclined to "remember-into-existence" a Rory who is both fully capable of loving her (i.e. human), yet fully capable of never dying (i.e. auton). And if Amy's mind/memory/will shapes the current universe as strongly as various clues suggest...

[MADDENINGLY ENIGMATIC SMILE]
21st-May-2011 04:39 am (UTC)
...And then I have to remind myself, "this is a show that's aimed at 8-year-olds! Moffat says so! Moffat would never lie..."

And then I note various people comparing Moffat to the Late Great Robert Holmes, and remember Robert Holmes's (a) claim that the show (in his era) was aimed not at children, but at the "intelligent teenager"; and (b) guiding motto: "Let's SCARE the little buggers!" =:o}
21st-May-2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Moffat aims at 8 year olds who are hiding behind the sofa.
21st-May-2011 05:18 am (UTC)
...So that they'll realise the sofa is NO PROTECTION AT ALL...! =>:o> Mwa-ha-ha-Ha-HA-Ha-ha-haaaaa...

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[SNAP-BACK FROM PRIVILEGED-SAFE-GOOFING-AROUND TO REALITY:] Ummm.... 'Song... You parent a young adult... What's your perspective on this?

[FAIR WARNING: I'm likely to be resistant to any answer that questions or undermines the awesomeness of the Holmes DoctrineTM... But you should give it to me straight anyway.

[BRACES SELF]



Edited at 2011-05-21 05:19 am (UTC)
21st-May-2011 10:34 am (UTC)
My perspective on who Doctor Who is for?

Everyone who loves story. Which kids are more likely to admit to than mundane grownups. :)

Elayna started watching... when she was 13, maybe? And loves it, although some bits do freak her out. She doesn't *quite* hide behind the sofa... but she loves it even when she's curled up on the couch like "hooooly crap."
21st-May-2011 10:26 am (UTC)
And if Amy's mind/memory/will shapes the current universe as strongly as various clues suggest...

We talking about Schrodinger's Fetus?
22nd-May-2011 04:01 am (UTC)
You just gave me the please-let-it-not-all-be-a-dream (or the equivalent) terrors. Like, seriously.
21st-May-2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
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