Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top 10 Theories About the New 'Doctor Who' Companion

   I came across this article on Pinterest and I really wanted to share it on here. I'm not sure if I have mentioned it but I am a whovian, a.k.a, a HUGE Doctor Who fan! I started watching it last summer and I have been hooked ever since. I have watched the seasons over and over again on Netflix, have bought all the specials and most of the seasons on DVD, and I own the 11th Doctor's sonic screwdriver because yeah, I'm that cool. While some of you will think I am just some nerd in a fandom, let me just say that I love Doctor Who, not because Matt Smith and David Tennant, even Christopher Eccelston are super sexy (which, don't get me wrong, they are!) but because this is a show like no other. Other shows have mystery, other shows have science, but no show has the brilliance of Steven Moffat behind it, except Doctor Who. Moffat is an evil genius. He writes and creates these story lines that no one in their wildest, sickest dreams could come up with. As an admirer of a well written TV show, Moffat is king. And with this past Christmas special, he has done it again.

   At the beginning of season 7, we had the 'Asylum of the Daleks' episode where we met Oswin Oswald played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Going into season 7, we knew that this was going to be the last of the Ponds and that we would be seeing a new companion in the new year, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Deja vu? Oh yeah. Knowing who the new companion wil be, we first see her as a Dalek who ends up dying. That's right, SHE DIES. So, we all wonder as we wait for the Christmas special, how on earth will Moffat explain this one? He killed the new companion before she was even a companion! Finally comes 'The Snowmen', which by the way, is terrifying for all those who love snow. It's the beloved Christmas special, and the Doctor is bitter about losing Amy and Rory. It starts out grimm, with the Doctor's friends (the Silurian Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax the Sontaran nurse) trying to woo him out of isolation on his cloud (that's right, he lives on a cloud now. Clouds are cool.) He doesn't even put on his bow tie! But then comes Clara (played by Jenna-Louise Coleman; confused yet?) and she needs the Doctor's help. However, he refuses to help anyone anymore because he thinks the universe doesn't care. But with some choice words, the most important being "pond", she convinces the Doctor to investigate the situation. The episode goes on as most, people run from bad guys and aliens, and some people get hurt. The most important person who gets hurt is none other than the enigma herself, Clara! But she'll make it through right? She's the new companion, she can't die twice right? ...right? Wrong. She dies. AGAIN. But not before leaving the Doctor with this clue to her identity, her last words to him when she was a Dalek: "Run clever boy. And remember." As the old whovian saying goes, DAMN YOU MOFFAT! So Oswin is Clara, and Clara is Oswin. She's the girl who dies twice and she keeps popping up in history. Or the future. Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey. My brain exploded after the previews for the 2nd half of season 7. Basically, there is some messed up stuff going on in the universe that will eventually be explained. Probably in a year or two. But if there is something us whovians pride ourselves in, it is our patience. Because when you are this dedicated to a show that blows your mind and makes you want to punch walls and cry this much, you learn that good things come to those who wait. Well, maybe not good things, but explanations.

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