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11 May 2013 @ 09:22 pm
Thoughts on Nightmare in Silver  
Wow haven't had time to do one of these in ages!! Not that I have the time now, mind, with a final on Monday but w/e lol

Anyway .... below the cut ...
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* my husband refused to watch this with me. Even though it's Neil Gaiman who he likes, he's given up
* honestly I thought it started off a bit slow =X
* why not have the kids sleep on the TARDIS? In order to get them in trouble later, of course XD I think it would have been better if they hadn't been wanting to leave - like if it had been the kids' idea to stay there overnight. As is, it feels plot-device-y bc well, it is
* why is what's-her-face mad at clara? Don't bite the hand that feeds you, or that let's you manipulate her into inviting you along for a trip. That little girl is seriously obnoxious.
* it is kind of funny tho that the person who gets in trouble is the one who DIDN'T wander off
* matt smith is a really good physical actor, it's a shame he doesn't get to do that more often
* i guess I still don't get why the hell Clara is interested in travelling with the Doctor. Rose wanted to escape her life (then fell in love), Jack was brOTP and kinda had to come along if he didn't want to go boom, Mickey wanted to prove himself, Martha was smitten, Astrid thought he was cute and was out of a job, Donna wanted to feel special, Lady Christina didn't want to get arrested, Amy wanted to run away, Rory wanted to be with Amy -- I understand why Eleven wants Clara to travel with him (mystery blah blah blah), but she doesn't seem to really WANT it. And she's seemed downright snarky re the TARDIS in previous episodes and ... I just don't get it. I like JLC but this is not compelling and feels just sort of there.
* i'm still bored
* lots of references to previous episodes, nice nod except ewwww @ the episodes I hate
* ok i'm bored again
* heh she does have a good read on him 'rather dying than saying' how he feels -- however, I feel bad for River/Doctor shippers. They're shipping Eleven/Clara pretty hard and River's not even dead yet .... this feels kinda John-Edwards-cheating-on-dying-Elizabeth-Edwards-kind-of-slimy =X I don't even ship River/Doctor and it bothers me ...
* the whole emperor subplot seemed kind of ... pointless. I'm sure it was meant to be meaningful I just can't bring myself to care.
* lovely skirt comment and salivating little grin =P Again, I feel bad for River/Doctor shippers.

In short ... meh
 
 
 
fogsbluefogsblue on May 12th, 2013 06:37 am (UTC)
* why is what's-her-face mad at clara? Don't bite the hand that feeds you, or that let's you manipulate her into inviting you along for a trip. That little girl is seriously obnoxious.

I did not like her at the start of the episode and I didn't like her at the end. I know teenagers can be obnxious, but did they need to make her that unpleasant?

* matt smith is a really good physical actor, it's a shame he doesn't get to do that more often

If there is one thing I've really noticed in S7b, it's that Matt Smith finally seems to be getting to do some ACTUAL acting for the Doctor. This episode was pretty meh, but I really think MS is acting more now. If that makes sense.... (I haven't slept, sense might be lacking)

* i guess I still don't get why the hell Clara is interested in travelling with the Doctor.

I admit to wondering this a bit since JttCotT. She doesn't seem particularly interested in the travelling, and despite all the the 11/Clara shippers out there, I don't think it's because she's romantically interested in the Doctor. I'm not sure why. But then, given the Moffat build p to her being all 'special' I imagine her free will won't actually exist. She's there because of 'reasons'.
(Geee, anyone would think I don't trust Moffat...)

They're shipping Eleven/Clara pretty hard and River's not even dead yet

I'm the same, I can't stand Eleven/River and even I think that's just crappy. And very typical of Moffat. If they're not married (and even then I doubt he'd care much) then there's obviously nothing wrong with having another relationship. Stil expecting that River vs Clara catfight

* the whole emperor subplot seemed kind of ... pointless. I'm sure it was meant to be meaningful I just can't bring myself to care.

Not sure I care much, but I admit, liked seeing Warwick Davis!

* lovely skirt comment and salivating little grin =P

That comment was almost ok, until the end bit about the skirt and then I wanted to throw soemthing. Preferably something explosive at Moffat.

* ok i'm bored again

And the episoed in a nutshell for me!
kilodaltonkilodalton on May 12th, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC)
... my responses to YOUR responses can basically be summed up as: "what you said!!!" =)