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Doctor Who Series Eight Deja Vu

I’m tagging this as a spoiler, but just in case: THIS POST SPOILS EVERY EPISODE OF DOCTOR WHO SERIES EIGHT SO FAR. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Okay, so I don’t really do the fandom blog thing any more… but there’s this thing that keeps making my head explode every single Saturday night. This season of Doctor Who is all deja vu. Like, really. Every. Single. Episode.

Look.

Deep Breath:

First off, there’s the obvious connection to Girl in the Fireplace. Granted, this was kind of explained with the sister ship comment. Also, the whole “don’t breathe” thing was very similar to “don’t blink” with the Weeping Angels (and “don’t think” tonight, but I’m getting ahead of myself…). Of course there were all the regeneration classics (“Where’s the Doctor?” “He’s right in front of you”), but those are bound to repeat with each regeneration.

Into the Dalek:

Lots of visual similarities to the Oswin bits of Asylum of the Daleks, also the second time Clara’s been inside a Dalek. Then there was the shrinking down and wearing wrist bands and fighting off antibodies, which was pretty much EXACTLY like what happened with Amy and Rory in the Teselecta in Let’s Kill Hitler. (Also, the bit where they flushed the garbage down into the slimy area was a lot like what happened in The Beast Below, but that’s sort of a science fiction classic, I suppose.)

Robot of Sherwood:

This episode had the least deja vu for me. Of course there was Clara fangirling, much like Amy with Van Gogh or Martha with Shakespeare, but that’s an okay thing to do again and fits Clara. It was also the second time (the first being Nightmare in Silver) that Clara was offered a chance to be queen of the universe. Finally, making the gold circuit boards was a throwback to the stone circuit boards in Fires of Pompeii (which of course reminds us of having seen Capaldi’s face before).

Listen:

Okay, the “alien” in this episode fits into the same category as the Weeping Angels, the Vashta Nerada, and especially the Silence. Always there, never seen or noticed or believed in. The orange spacesuit is definitely a repeating image, and the nursery rhyme theme has come up in several episodes. “Fear makes companions of us all” is a quote from the FIRST Doctor (who’s apparently quoting Clara, but still). Clara talking to the little Doctor in bed was a lot like Eleven telling little sleeping Amelia Pond her bedtime story. The whole fear speech that the Doctor gives little Rupert and Clara gives the little Doctor is a lot like what Eleven tells Bob in Time of the Angels/ Flesh and Stone. Again, that could be left to Clara’s speech being in his brain, but it’s odd that he quoted it exactly to Rupert, but not to Bob. Oh, and the line about the “Sontarans perverting the course of human history” when the Doctor wakes up, I’m pretty sure that’s straight from Four.

Time Heist:

The TARDIS’ phone rings inexplicably, just in Bells of Saint John. Then there was the bit with Director Karabraxos living in the vault, which just screamed Voyage of the Damned. In the end, the whole story turned out to be a lot like Hide: we thought it was the monster, it just wanted to get back to its true love, let’s reunite them so they can live happily ever after. Heck, we even got the telepathy to go with it (yeah, I know Emma was a psychic/empath, close enough). And the bit where the Doctor was feeding the Teller his memories was EXACTLY like Rings of Akhaten. There might be more, this is the only episode I haven’t seen twice.

There might be more, I really don’t know Classic Who very well and I know Capaldi’s riffing off it a lot.

So, I know there’s supposed to be a good explanation coming about why Capaldi was in Pompeii and appeared in Torchwood, and that RTD is supposed to be in on it. I’m really hoping all the repetition ties into that and it isn’t just a coincidence (which would mean lazy storytelling and be so sad). And I am LOVING this season so much. I adore Capaldi’s Doctor and love his relationship with Clara and am excited to see what happens with Danny Pink, and honestly Time Heist might be one of my favorite episodes yet. But really, that’s a lot of throwbacks. I know I’ve lost some followers since I quit posting, and lots won’t read to the end of this… but who agrees and who thinks I’m crazy?

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Do you ever just remember

mentallykickingyou:

That tonks could have done anything with her body literally anything and instead she chose pink and short and spiky hair and disguises for top secret missions to defeat DARK WIZARDS and cheer up affected children during wartime by entertaining them with her gifts during the worst time of their lives and not to mention support her boyfriend when their government wouldn’t let him support her because of his condition and think YES GOOD THIS IS THE KIND OF WOMAN I ASPIRE TO BE

Once my little cousin said that really, everyone should try to be Hufflepuffs. This is why he was exactly right. <3

(via hatepotion)

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milk-roses:

bead-bead:

cityofvalkayriecain:

she-was-a-rose:

#*dies of emotion* #but what if molly was his companion once #and now he stops by for breakfast #and keeps commenting because it seems like every time #there’s another ginger kid #adn when he sees harry it’s like ha! #i knew they couldn’t all be ginger! #and molly doesn’t bother telling the doctor that harry isn’t hers #because he is after all one of her boys #and she loves him just as though he was a weasley (via dwcompanion)

those tags broke me a little inside 

#Molly Weasley turned Daleks into actual pepperpots, because, honestly, she doesn’t have time for their nonsense.

I just fangirled.

I can’t even

(Source: fancypantswatson, via lesmiserabby)

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Divergent was a bit weak. Some spoilers but more questions below.

superninjaturtle:

justanothersmartnerdyfangirl:

superninjaturtle:

I want to support lead females movies and books, so I went to go see Divergent but, GOD. I was expecting more of a rebellion based movie so, I’m assuming this what leads up to the rebellion. Even still, it didn’t feel like a build up to anything. Nor did I feel a good reason to view Triss as the…

Okay, I haven’t been blogging on the movie yet because I have to organize my thoughts, but I HAVE to say this to you and every other poor soul who saw the movie without having read the books: The book will answer all your questions and more. Please don’t judge the book by the movie.

I shouldn’t have to read the book to get the movie. I’m reviewing the movie, not the book. Ender’s Game didn’t have everything from the book but, it had enough for everyone to understand what was going on. Not saying the book’s bad. I’m saying the movie is.

You ended your post with: “ I’m not going to read, though, because I doubt the books will be that much better than the movie. Unless they provide the answers to my questions.” and I responded to that. I’m not defending the movie, just saying that it’s a bit unfair to write off a book because the movie didn’t meet your expectations, especially for the reasons you gave. If you’re only reviewing the movie, there’s no reason to bring the book into it. :)

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Divergent was a bit weak. Some spoilers but more questions below.

superninjaturtle:

I want to support lead females movies and books, so I went to go see Divergent but, GOD. I was expecting more of a rebellion based movie so, I’m assuming this what leads up to the rebellion. Even still, it didn’t feel like a build up to anything. Nor did I feel a good reason to view Triss as the…

Okay, I haven’t been blogging on the movie yet because I have to organize my thoughts, but I HAVE to say this to you and every other poor soul who saw the movie without having read the books: The book will answer all your questions and more. Please don’t judge the book by the movie.

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Kill Them All (Let it go Parody) A song by Steven Moffat

sherlockian-rhapsody:

Kill Them All (Let it Go Parody)
A song by Steven Moffat

Lyrics:
I’ve read the script of “The Empty Hearse”, not a plot twist to be seen.
It all was so gay and happy, and it looks like Mark’s the king…
I bet the fans already know they’re gonna cry
Couldn’t make me change, Heaven know’s they’ve tried.
“Don’t kill the Ponds, don’t make John sad,
Mary’s a good girl, you just can’t make her bad!
All of these feels I cannot hold!”
Well, here i go…

Kill them all, kill them all
And you won’t laugh anymore
Kill them all, kill them all
I won’t explain the Reichenbach Fall
I don’t care if you think they’re gay,Mary marries John…
You’ll keep writing fanfictions anyway.

First you write a good cliffhanger that will leave them all in tears
To discover what will happen, they’ll have to wait for years!
Add a love story that won’t last, a moving soundtrack, some flashbacks from the past,
A little bit of mistery
That’s it

Kill them all, kill them all
It’s my TV show after all
Kill them all, kill them all
Break your heart and steal your soul
Here I stand, the pen’s in my hands.
I will make you cry

Remember, Sherlock fell and crashed into the ground
Rory Williams has died so many times that I lost count
Then I killed Irene Adler, Jim and River Song
They all came back to life, but who knows for how long?

Kill them all, kill them all
I’ll destroy everything you love
Kill them all, kill them all
The next one could be John
Here I stand, the pen’s in my hands
If it makes you cry….who cares if it doesn’t make any sense?

(I’m sorry guys, I’m so so sorry. It’s just that…FROZENLOCK.
I just want to clarify that I admire and love Steven Moffat and his work, this song is just a stupid thing that I had in mind.)

How does this not have thousands of notes?!

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