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10 April 2010 @ 08:32 pm
which prime minister?  

So this episode was pretty interesting -- we saw a bit of the Doctor's Time War angst, Amy got a sense of the Doctor's crazy, the Doctor got to be righteously furious with humanity, we are reminded that Ten/Elizabeth I sexytiems are totally canon, there was a metaphor that started off marginally subtle but turned into a giant neon sign, there were more ~cracks in the universe~ and Amy continues to intrigue me (and her recollection of events is less freakishly Google Street View).

However, what obviously stood out for me the most was


SPACE WHALE


I watched this with my friend Olivia and we were just dying. Oh my god, Space Whale. Excuse me, "star whale". That bit with Amy and Eleven in front of the glass window, where he goes, "you could have killed everyone" and she goes "you could have killed a Star Whale"?



In conclusion, the overall foundation of what was supposed to be a relatively disturbing episode that tests both characters was founded on the idea of a giant whale in space who doesn't like hearing children cry. ...I do not feel the show has changed that much.
 
 
 
juliet316: DW: My Doctorjuliet316 on April 11th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Still convinced it's either all in Ten's head or Eleven ended up on some other alternate universe and just doesn't realize it yet.
Kali: dw :: ten :: such a lonely little boy_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
I love Ten, but I think he probably deserved to be put to rest. Poor Ten.
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Kali: dw :: amy :: say what you want about me_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
SPACE WHALES, ELYSSA
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inksplotched on April 11th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
lol lol

KALI I FINISHED SEASON THREE THIS MORNING
Kali: dw :: last of the time lords :: BFF4EVA_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
:O OMG DID YOU

WHAT DID YOU THINK

LotL is one big pile of crazy.
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michelemiss_mishi on April 11th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
This episode was like space whales + star wars. OBI WAN ELEVEN, YOU ARE OUR ONLY HOPE.
Kali_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
LOL I SAID "HELP ME OBI WAN" as soon as Liz 10 said that.
alephlacunaz on April 11th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
I didn't really like this episode but oh my god SPACE WHALE. My favourite part was at the end when the camera panned down and you could see that the whole spaceship was strapped to its back, and absolutely no effort has been made to conceal it. I just hope they meet another ship on their journey so they can ride up beside it and be all I'M ON A WHALE MOTHERFUCKER TAKE A LOOK AT ME.
Kali: dw :: amy :: when i was a little girl_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
STRAIGHT FLYIN' ON A WHALE WITH MY FRIEND AMY

and the whale was glowing.
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Anya: doctor who (laugh with me)erethesunrises on April 11th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
...I do not feel the show has changed that much.

No. No, it really hasn't. XD
Jen: dw. the master. he approves!snowfire on April 11th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
A SPACE WHALE.

That's so A++++ I can't even STAND IT. Oh my god, I love this show.
Ing: dw :: eleven | mad man with a boxhysteriagalore on April 11th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
lol I love that everyone has this reaction to space/star whale. I just finished watching and omg poor space whale, nobody loves it, not the future Brits or even Jack.

I am loving Amy/Eleven like Doctor/Donna at the end (suuper cute hug) and I am unsurprisingly gleeful of the Time Lord Victorious vibes... sans much of the crazy and more with the righteousness of course.

Liz 10 and Amy were awesome. ILU Amy. god damn those Daleks, I want nods back to Nine's/Ten's runs so badly.
Kali_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
Omfg starwhale omg they couldn't even give it a better name LOLLL

I was gleeful at ANGRY ELEVEN as well. Their hug was cute! I'm liking their dynamic, it's different.

LOL LIZ 10. I had no idea what she said when she first introduced herself so it took me a long time to figure out what was going on.
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mildlyconfused: donna omgmildlyconfused on April 11th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
God, yes. I watch the show "with" a friend some 300 miles away on Skype. And for a good 20 posts or so, we went "Spacewhale!" "The Doctah is a space whale!" "Free Eleven!" "I wonder when he's going to go all Sea-World Orca on Amy and KILL HER!" "Space Whale XDDD" "No, hang on. STAR Whale!" "XDDDDDD oh, phandom, u so crazy..."

I really DID dig the Matrix ethics and people chosing to forget rather than protest. Writers, you and your ham-fisted society mirrors, you.

But: STAR WHALE!!!!
Also: "I'm the bloody Queen. Basically, I rule." And the canon of Ten/Liz II never ceases to amuse me. Way to rebound, Ten.
mildlyconfusedmildlyconfused on April 11th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Sorry, I emant Liz I. Though my friend and I did wonder whether he might go for teh set, now. In a completionist way.
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pretty much the nostalgia chick: The Doctor is stylish!vikki on April 11th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
I LOVE YOU. BEST EPISODE REACTION EVER.
Kali: dw :: amy :: when i was a little girl_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
THE SPACE WHALE WAS THE MAJOR EVENT FOR ME.
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Duchess - ﺷﻴﻞ: DW: Doctor a little drunk :Dkazutakia on April 11th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
LOL YES HAHAHAHAA STAR WHALE



I honestly did not know how Amy could keep saying "star whale" without cracking up, omg I was in TEARS. All I could think of was, "HE'S ON A WHALE MOTHAFUCKAH" all he needed was T-Pain and some flippy-floppies oh dear lords I hurt from laughing
Kali_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
I have NO IDEA how Karen Gillan managed to seriously deliver the "you were gonna kill a star whale" line, nor how Matt Smith managed to look ~deep and contemplative~ after she said it. OH MY GOD.

So basically all of England was like
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Austinjohnmayergirl23 on April 11th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
LOLLLLL SPACE WHALE. A+++, Moffat, you're not changing this show so much after all.

I like that in the end Amy was like "The whale is OLD. KIND. DOESN'T LIKE CHILDREN CRYING. ... ... Like you. Get it? YOU'RE THE WHALE." A+

Buttt, I did thoroughly enjoy the Nine/Rose feel to their relationship. Minus the lovey part. I get a big-brother feel from him. I dig it.
Kali_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
LOL I KNOW. I LIKE HOW AMY'S POINTED STARES WERE NOT ENOUGH, SHE HAD TO LITERALLY BE LIKE "YOU ARE THE WHALE. YOU ARE THE WHALE."

I'm liking the Amy/Doctor dynamic so far. The hug was really cute. IT IS HIS FIRST HUG SINCE LIKE, JOURNEY'S END.
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Let Them Talkbluetooth16 on April 11th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
OMG MEAT WAS IN MY HEAD FOR A QUICK SECOND, BUT THEN IT LEFT!
Kali: dw :: eleven :: mad man with a box_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
Unfortunately the Doctor did not hug the Space Whale like Jack did. D:
Leah: eleven artprofessor_spork on April 11th, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
Can I just say? Travellin' wif you, I love it I appreciate your reaction posts so much. Everyone else is like "MOFFET RAEG" and you're like like "let's calm down and look at the lulz, here."

I adored this episode. I want to see it like ten more times. Amy/Eleven is turning out to be SO INTERESTING, and I just adore it. I love how irrational he is when the world suddenly fails to meet his expectations. It's a very Doctor trait that the others haven't really had-- at least, not that facet of it.

But he's always all "you grew up? I CAN FIX THAT" or "humans decided to be dicks and hurt an INNOCENT SPACE WHALE? well then I guess I must SHUN THE WHOLE RACE, INCLUDING MY FRIENDS."

And LOL at him telling Amy off for keeping things from him. DUDE. REMEMBER THAT TIME YOU NEVER TOLD ROSE ABOUT JACK? LIKE, LITERALLY, NOT EVER, EVEN WHEN HE ACTUALLY DIED IN FRONT OF HER? Pot. Kettle. UR BLACK, DUDE.

In conclusion: <3333333333
Kali: dw :: new kids on the block_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
I'm quite liking the Amy/Doctor dynamic so far, it's a bit different from what we've seen so far, I think. His anger with Amy is something we haven't really seen since Nine in Father's Day, and I could probably dig the anger-at-the-drop-of-a-hat if that ends up being a Thing. But the Doctor suddenly and unexpectedly going from "aww humans! LET ME HUG YOU!" to "RAHGHGHGHG HUMANS WHY ARE YOU SO TERRIBLE" isn't really anything new. It kind of cracked me up though, it reminded me of Gwen's "turning away in shame" speech in COE. ...Have you seen COE? I have no idea.

Ahhh, the Doctor as a hypocrite. How familiar.

Oh, question -- when Amy asks him if he's ever run away from something and he says "once" and then she asks what happens nad he says "hello", what do you think he was talking about? My first thought was Ten ignoring the Ood and going off to have sex with Queen Elizabeth etc, because I remember RTD saying something about how it was supposed to be all "well if he had gone when they asked him to none of this would've happened!" (which I, um, totally did not get from EOT at all, but whatever you say, RTD) but now I am not sure if I am just crazy or not.
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erateinierateini on April 11th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
Oh the lulz of a whale in space! XD
I think Moffat is drinking the special kool aid.
Kali: dw :: ten/rose :: domestics_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
I think it's nice that all those fears of Moffat never mentioning anything from s1-s4 were in vain, and LOL SPACE WHALE convinces me this show can't actually be that different.