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So first, a vid out there for anyone out there's who's into Dr. Who. Even if you aren't, this vid is amazing, and is probably my best tool for converting people other than physically sitting them down in front of a TV screen.

I'm sorry to go on again and blather about this show that I love so dearly. But I can't seem to do anything else. I don't write fanfic for this fandom cuz I know I'll get the Doctor wrong, I can't make fanvids, and am not quite talented enough for a picspam. So you'll have to put up with my obsessing in the form of words XD.

I think I've finally started to realize why I'm so nervous about what Series 5 will bring. Because my rational self tells me: this show is all about change. It's about a man who travels through eons of time and space. Of course nothing stays the same. And I trust Stephen Moffat as the new head writer, dare I say even more than RTD after that stunt he pulled in the last ten minutes of Journey's End. And I trust, rationally, in their new choice of Doctor. The spirit of the Doctor has survived successfully through ten incarnations, old, young, and all in between. I have to trust that Matt Smith will bring that same spirit, just as they all have. The transition from the ninth Doctor to tenth, from Eccleston to Tennant, certainly exceeded my wildest expectations. There's nothing to say that Smith won't do the same.

So why the hell am I flipping out about The End of Time so much? About the end of Tennant?

Because it means the end of the Doctor and Rose.

To me, a new Doctor means erasing the last vestiges of Rose and their relationship from the show. Even after she had left the show, you still saw traces of their storyline and relationship, simply because Tennant was still the Doctor. You could see the physical effects she had on him, the changes she wrought in him for better or for worse.

Again, I have no illusions about this. I know in my head that this show is bigger than that. It's about the Doctor and his travels, not so much about the various people he meets along the way. He's said goodbye to so many people, changed so many companions, that it would be agianst the nature of both the character and the show for any traces of Rose to stick around any longer.

But that just simply won't coincide with what my heart is telling me. Because their story has tugged at my heartstrings from day one. It's a love story, pure and simple. An unconventional one to be sure, but a love story just the same. And the depth of their love--that it endures despite their epic differences, that they both go to such lengths to save each other, see each other just one last time, is heartbreaking and beautiful and wonderful all at once. And whether or not I like to admit it, it was their relationship that first drewhad me so deeply invested in the show. I still love it to bits even without them--the last two specials are certainly a testament to that--and I know that I will still love the show no matter what. Even if Smith and his new stupid teenybopper companion fall flat on their faces.

But that doesn't mean I won't cry a lot when that last Ten episode finally airs. A lot, a lot, a lot.

on 2009-10-19 07:03 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oh the show will go on and you'll find new loves, I'm sure! I've been a Doctor Who fan from the very first; is it 46 years now? I've lost it a few times along the way [didn't watch much of Sylvester McCoy for instance] but I never left it entirely until David Tennant came along. Yes, heresy, I know, and I'm probably the only person in the entire galaxy who didn't take to him [I loved Chris Ecclestone though]. My problem with Matt Smith will be that he's too young and I'm afraid the show will end up something like 'Merlin' where, to me, they all seem like 12 yr olds!

on 2009-10-19 04:12 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Goodness me, that is a long time! I'm impressed! I need to start watching Doctor Who from back in the day...problem is there's so much I don't even know where to start =P.

And you're definitely not the only person who didn't take to Tennant, I've got some friends in Sci-Fi club that don't like him at all...which I can understand, even if I can't relate =D. And Eccleston was WONDERFUL.

That's my problem with Matt Smith as well...he's what, only 25 or so? The Doctor is supposed to be old...I'm worried he won't be able to pull that off. And his new companion looks like she's younger even than me...that's when I start to worry!

I'm sure it'll still be good though. At least, I hope =D

on 2009-10-19 06:31 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Well I was only 4 when I first started hiding behind the sofa! I guess I would say Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee were really the Doctors of my era but I loved the new series when it came back with Chris. I'm certainly going to start watching when Matt takes on the role as, you never know, he might surprise us all!

on 2009-10-19 08:12 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I'm certainly hoping he does!! And it'll be nice to have the show airing regularly again...I miss looking forward to episodes! =)

on 2009-10-19 08:42 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Yes. Yes yes yes. Oh, clone. Yes. I think you put into words what all the rest of us are feeling but can't seem to articulate. Because, at least according to that DWM article I used, there's never been a love story, really, before Rose. And there probably will be more, now. But none of them will ever be the same as the Doctor and Rose. And I just keep thinking of that spoiler scene from The End of Time that's been leaked and missing them so much already.

on 2009-10-19 04:13 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Aaaagh. Is this a different spoiler than the one I'm thinking?


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