Here is where I react and talk about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary. Spoilers. Seriously.
Nick and I got up early Sunday morning to watch it. Over-all, we both really liked it. It had so, so many wonderful moments. The thing I was looking forward to the most, David Tennant and Matt Smith interacting, didn't disappoint. I really, really enjoyed seeing them bounce off each other and interact. It reminded me of 2 and 3's cross overs in The Three Doctors
and The Five Doctors.
A lot of my squee is very handily summed up in these two Buzzfeed articles about the 50th.The Internet Has Feelings About "The Day Of The Doctor"The 35 Greatest Easter Eggs From The “Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary( SPOILERS Also reblogging awesome images and other such fluffCollapse )
And then... and then we'll have Christmas with 11 regenerating. I know I'm not ready to say good bye to him. It took me a two or three episodes to warm up to 10, and I bawled when he regenerated. I loved 11 from The Eleventh Hour
when he popped his head up from the sideways TARDIS in little Amelia Pond's back garden. So I'm going to be a wreck when 11 goes. The fan art and the posters and whatnot isn't helping. It's gonna be called "The Time of the Doctor."( The Time of the Doctor whatnotCollapse )
Nick and I watched "An Adventure in Space and Time" which is a dramatization of the creation of Doctor Who starting with Sydney Newman getting an idea and ending with William Hartnell having to leave due to ill health. It really is a fascinating story, and every Whovian should watch it if they can. However... this bit gave me a very, very strong reaction...
After some change in crew, Hartnell is frustrated that no one knows how to operate the TARDIS controls any more. That is to say, no one knows where the switch is that makes the glass bit of the Time Rotor go up and down. Hartnell does
know where it is though, and finds it and flicks it. That's set up in an earlier scene. Then, as he's about to film his final scene ever for Doctor Who, he bends down to flick the switch again. he stands up, takes a moment to compose himself, looks up and sees this:
I almost screamed. I clapped my hand over my mouth and felt myself go very, very pale as tears flowed down my cheeks. Dramatic, I know, but it's true. Ask Nick, he saw. I spent the rest of the show (which, thankfully, wasn't long) almost hyperventilating. It's just such a beautiful thing... the first Doctor being assured that the legacy of Doctor Who is going to live on, and will be strong in the future, and loved, and that the role of the Doctor is going to be passed on to good hands.
I found a gif of the first thing I ever saw for Doctor Who.