I was just curious to see what my fellow whovians were feeling/thinking/theorizing during the hours leading up to the new episode.
Feel free to post your theories:
"It's totally River who kills the Doctor!!"
"I think ------ is going to happen during the new episode."
"WHY DID MOFFAT HAVE TO SPLIT THE SEASON IN TWO GRAAAHHHHH!!!!"
"STOP KILLING RORY!!!!!"
"ASODPIHFAEHA I AM SO STOKED FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON!!!"
"Eleven is the best Doctor EVER!!"
Or just completely random (Doctor Who related) stuff:
"If River is Amy and Rory's daughter, why's she blonde?"
"The babies who played baby Melody were cute."
Have fun with it yeah? Whovians ought to stick together and ramble on to their heart's content, especially during this crucial time :D DFTBA!
I personally liked the episode. The idea that the Silence is a religion might explain why a group of religions were fighting the Doctor. This is probably just silly, but I was thinking maybe they were keeping him from asking the Question and ending the universe. I mean he does question right? And he has a curious way of finding new sorts of questions with his adventures. And religion does get a bad rap for stopping people from asking "dangerous questions." It may just be a commentary on religion though.
I do find it interesting that the villain turned out to be a militaristic church when in fact a soldier-priest was the one who informed the Doctor about River. A priest who feels like he would have been part of the group (or splintered off the group) that brainwashed her into killing the Doctor.
My favorite part was how the Doctor fought off the poison. He didn't win, at least not on his own, but that made it good to me. I hear a lot of people saying how it's usually about Amy or how too much was on River at one time, but that felt like a Doctor moment to me.
I found this episode to be a bit anti climactic. The Hitler stuff was put aside quite early on and one of the more interesting parts of the River Song backstory (her meeting The Doctor) didn't live up to the hype. I was curious about how Melody became the River we all know but then it turns out she was always like that. I always found the mystery of River more interesting than the character herself and now all that's left is forshadowing her killing The Doctor I don't find her interesting any more. I was actually hoping for a bit more pre-River Melody after it was revealed they were the same person but this was the very next episode and we've seen her change into River straight after meeting The Doctor for the first time since she was born.
I guess I just find River to be wasted potential. Same goes for the Hitler storyline, what we got was entertaining and I would have liked a bit more of it before it focused on River again. While I wasn't expecting them to actually kill Hitler I at least expected the guy to have a bit more screentime.
You've probably seen it by now, but I'll be careful about spoilers anyway. I don't know if you were actually asking or if it was an example but we saw the child that kills the doctor (by now pretty well established as River, though not confirmed) regenerate. That would be why blonde. Also why... spoilers!
Also, people on the first page saying ganger doctor travels with River... Ganger doctor has no TARDIS, so I don't see that one happening, but ganger doctor died? Maybe.
Ok, I read in the UK main TV guide that does awesome interviews with people and this week focused on Doctor Who and had an interview from Steven Moffat with a episode guide a little about the final epi and it gave me a theory. I'll post it further down so if you don't want to know what he says then please don't read on!
So basically, Moffat said he could describe the last episode of this series in one sentence
"The Doctor goes to his death-and it doesn't work out the way he expected" Or its something along those lines but the papers downstairs and its late and its dark and scary and i don't want to go down as there may be angels lurking XD
From what it sounded to me it was like he went expecting to die and was like..."*sigh* Fine...I guess this is what I have to do......" but then something happens and changes it so instead of him dying something happens that he thinks is worse, like something happening to Amy and Rory. Because I've heard that Matt is filming another series but I've heard nothing about Karen or arthur.....thoughts if you read this far?
Apparently they do 9 months of 15 hour day filming for each series, and then after that there's promotional stuff etc. But UK series' aren't short are they? I always thought they were reasonably lengthed.....Saturday night things like Robin hood, merlin, doctor who and torchwood (not sat night probs but still) all have about 13 episodes. I dunno, I've never really looked at it