The Internet is Lava No More

26 Nov

Spoiler alert

This is not a drill

If you have not seen the Day of the Doctor, then run for the hills. (And then watch Day of the Doctor)

Now then.

Where were we?

Oh yes.

How many times did I die during that episode?


“No sir! … Thirteen.”


"No sir, all thirteen."Goosebumps.


Sorry. Review. Got it.

This moment right here represents a very real and present problem for me –

I love the idea of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.

I do not love the idea of Matt Smith ever not being the Doctor.It’s a vicious cycle made up of emotional dependence on fictional people.

But this moment – this moment really was amazing. Thirteen doctors in one scene. Thirteen doctors in one season would have been impressive, let alone a thirty-second time slot with each Doctor helping teleport a planet. I admit, I’m not entirely sure how they made that work, but hey, it’s Doctor Who, and some things you just have to let happen.

Like how some guns are manufactured to shoot perfectly formed, perfectly spaced letters into a wall.

Sure, that’s a thing.

But these weren’t the only things worth mentioning in this episode. Every scene with more than one Doctor was absolutely stellar; to be perfectly honest, I felt like I was just reading some really, really fantastically well-written fanfiction.

Because this sort of thing doesn’t just happen in canon, does it?


I have to say, one of my favorite scenes was the three Doctors in the Tower of London together, 10, 11, and 8.5(?), discussing timey wimey and the mechanics of a wooden door.

And, of course, Clara.

actually figuring out the mechanics of a wooden door.

By the way, let’s talk about Clara. At this point in her life, she has already saved the Doctor’s life. Dashed herself into confetti versions of herself and spread them about the Doctor’s timeline to save every single Doctor. And in this episode, she saved Gallifrey.

Clara saved Gallifrey.

I mean, of course, the Doctor is the one[thirteen] who did the marvelous timey-wimey spacey-wacey thing that hid Gallifrey in some obscure pocket universe, but Clara convinced him to. Clara has saved not only the Doctor, but literally EVERY LIVING TIME LORD.

*slow clap*

Wait, while we’re already slow clapping, let’s add this scene to the list of slow-clap worthy moments.

*slow clap*

*accompanied by euphoric sobs and murmurings of “Gallifrey falls no more!”*

Before I close out, I must say, I liked 8.5 way more than I thought I would. I never thought I’d dislike him, but I certainly never expected him to be fantastic, and I was pleasantly surprised. And his victorious “Gallifrey stands!” stood up quite well to all the other Doctors’ catchphrases.

Speaking of new Doctors, if you’ve been downwind of the internet in the past forty-eight hours, you may have heard the calls for Kate Osgood (also known as Scarf Girl) to be the next companion of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. They seem like they would make a charming pair, but with so little known about Twelve or Kate, maybe it’s too soon to speculate.

“too soon to speculate” she said to the Doctor Who fandom.


Go crazy with those speculations, I want to hear all of them.

And hey! *raises screwdriver*

Here’s to the hundredth anniversary!


11 Responses to “The Internet is Lava No More”

  1. Merrilee G Lewis November 27, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    *sigh* loved the timey-wimey 🙂

  2. Isabel November 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    8.5 (or is he actually nine?) was amazing. I love John Hurt so I was really excited he was going to be in the episode 🙂

    • Emory November 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      Oh man, he really was amazing! He slipped into the role so well. 🙂
      And I don’t know, do we call him nine now? I just call him 8.5 for now because it would physically pain me to call Eccleston 10, Tennant 11, and Smith 12. It just sort of feels wrong, you know?

    • secondchanced November 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

      I loved the War Doctor!!! His sense of humor was amazing, and he was just….awesome! The poor guy had such a time trying to make the right choice, too. 😦

      • Emory November 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

        He really did have such a hard time! It was so strange whenever I removed myself and looked at the story from his point of view – it was almost Christmas Carol-esque, with the ghost of Christmas future.

  3. Wasp November 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    ACH! I have no words. SO GOOD!
    pssshhhh… too soon to speculate, my foot xD LET THE CHRISTMAS EPISODE SPECULATIONS BEGIN!!!! :D:D:D:D

    • Emory November 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

      SO good
      I’m so excited for Christmas! a;lfkja;kdljfk;jkadfd

      • Wasp December 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

        ashj;’afioua rf;ldkj;aoi

        And now Saving Mr. Banks. STOP THIS MADNESS!!!!!

      • Emory December 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

        I think you misspelled “NEVER STOP”

      • Wasp December 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

        Oh! Oops… my bad (;

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