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  1. Librarygoose
    Librarygoose March 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm |

    I am so excited for all of it. Complete fansquee meltdown excited. But as a obsessive Neil Gaiman fan I am obligated to tell the world his ep. will be awesome and beautiful and soul warming, etc.

  2. Denise Winters
    Denise Winters March 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm |

    That is such a long time to go before we get back Vastra and Jenny! Also, I would like to see 11 interacting with Martha and Captain Jack. Also, I can not wait to see where they are taking this new companion, and will the Doctor’s clone daughter ever reappear in the verse?! And, and, and, and Neil Gaiman is writing cybermen, and, and….*swoons*

    1. llamathatducks
      llamathatducks March 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm |

      Oooh yes I want Captain Jack back. Even more than the Jack + Eleven dynamic I wanna see Jack + River – they’re both totally incorrigible flirters & badasses. I think the conversations they might have might make the Doctor’s head explode.

      I miss Amy and Rory so much, though :(

      1. seisy
        seisy March 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm |

        I so agree with everything you just said. Also about Amy & Rory. I loved the whole dynamic of the two of them and Eleven.

    2. Natalie
      Natalie March 18, 2013 at 11:21 am |

      I’ve been wondering about if the daughter will ever come up again as well…hmm…

      also yes yes yes to more cpt. jack and river!!!!

  3. Beatrice
    Beatrice March 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm |

    No more Rory :(

  4. ks
    ks March 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm |

    Unfortunately, I don’t get any of those channels, so I’m waiting for it to be free on my Amazon Prime account, which probably won’t be until late summer, at least. Unless I cave and just pay for the season before that. But, by then I’ll be mostly done with the dissertation and will have the time to gorge myself on all of them at once.

  5. macavitykitsune
    macavitykitsune March 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm |

    the Moff threatens that “I think you’ll be just a tiny bit worried where we might be going with this one”.

    After season 6, sweetie, that was pretty much a given. Thanks.

    Good fuck, but s6 sucked.

  6. mxe354
    mxe354 March 16, 2013 at 4:13 pm |

    I

    1. mxe354
      mxe354 March 16, 2013 at 4:14 pm |

      It got sent before I even finished my sentence. V_V

      Anyway, I admit, with great shame, that I know nothing about Doctor Who except the old theme song.

  7. jemima101
    jemima101 March 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm |

    Those look like proper cybermen!!

    Huge excitement here, despite not really liking season 6 at all or the current incarnation very much. I did like the Christmas episode though, so perhaps he is growing on me, or perhaps it was the lack of Ramy.

    1. macavitykitsune
      macavitykitsune March 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm |

      Oh thank fuck! I thought Val and I were the only people who hated s6. (Particularly River Song’s arc – talking about turning a fascinating character into another Femme Fatale Reformed >.<)

      1. dawnofthenerds
        dawnofthenerds March 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm |

        I HATED what happened to River. Hated how her entire life now revolves around the Doctor, hated how very quickly she fell in love with him, hated how their marriage looked downright abusive in The Angels Take Manhattan. But I still love River. I just do some fancy rewriting for my headcanon.

        1. macavitykitsune
          macavitykitsune March 16, 2013 at 10:35 pm |

          hated how their marriage looked downright abusive in The Angels Take Manhattan

          Dawn, I really didn’t get that impression from that episode myself… could you elaborate further?

        2. dawnofthenerds
          dawnofthenerds March 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm |

          They read in the book that her wrist will be broken, and then when an angel grabs her wrist, the Doctor yells at her and leaves her to get out of it, when he probably could have helped. He’s the Doctor, he can always come up with something. He blames her and yells at her for something that was so not her fault, he’s just taking his frustration out on her, so that bit was really ugly. Also, near the end when she says you have to not let him see the damage. She’s suffering, and feels like she can’t tell him. Maybe abusive isn’t the right word, but it is worlds of unhealthy.

        3. macavitykitsune
          macavitykitsune March 16, 2013 at 11:58 pm |

          Hmm. Well, re your first point, I always interpreted that as the Doctor being totally helpless there. He’s canonically always been unable to help someone in an Angel’s grasp – the bishop whose neck was broken in Flesh and Stone that Eleven couldn’t stop happening, etc. Also, there’s the fact that he knows River will survive, because of the book. So, since he knows she won’t die, and he couldn’t help her even if she *was* about to die, he yells at her to try and get free and then continues to try to fix the fuckery going on elsewhere. It seemed fair enough to me.

          Also, near the end when she says you have to not let him see the damage. She’s suffering, and feels like she can’t tell him. Maybe abusive isn’t the right word, but it is worlds of unhealthy.

          You’re dead right on that point, though. They’re not healthy, but then they never have been. Too much Stockholm Syndrome, too much “oh the Doctor is so amazing” shit. It’s Amy 2.0, but River doesn’t have a Rory to distract her.

          Argh i wish so badly that River Song had had ANY other relationship with him than a romantic one. ANYTHING.

        4. macavitykitsune
          macavitykitsune March 17, 2013 at 12:35 am |

          because of the book.

          Should have been “because of the library”. He’s seen her death, he knows she won’t die at this moment in time. Sorry, I had the book on my mind, and I slipped.

        5. dawnofthenerds
          dawnofthenerds March 17, 2013 at 12:48 am |

          Fair point about how the Doctor has always been helpless against the angels that way. It’s one of the few things that Moffatt has managed to keep consistent about the angels.

      2. Beatrice
        Beatrice March 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm |

        I hated The Wedding of River Song.
        She was such a badass, but then they ruined her. *stomps feet*
        I’m not sure I would even enjoy an episode with her and Jack now. Not that I expect we’ll see River Song again. We’ve seen her death already, now that they’re married and her parents are out of the picture she might as well never have existed.

        1. macavitykitsune
          macavitykitsune March 17, 2013 at 12:36 am |

          Not that I expect we’ll see River Song again. We’ve seen her death already, now that they’re married and her parents are out of the picture she might as well never have existed.

          I will be eternally pissed off if this is the case.

        2. dawnofthenerds
          dawnofthenerds March 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm |

          It’s not the case!!! Moffat says she’s coming back :D

          http://blogtorwho.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/steven-moffat-talks-trenzalore-river.html

      3. llamathatducks
        llamathatducks March 17, 2013 at 6:10 am |

        I need to figure out why I get so uncomfortable and sad when people say they don’t like the recent seasons & River’s arc. I think it’s because my logic-brain agrees with everything you’re saying and I can’t reconcile that with the fact that I really enjoyed most of season 6…

      4. Nicole
        Nicole March 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm |

        Yeah…I really disliked the River Song arc, and it pissed me off because I thought the rest of season 6 had potential. But seriously…if you have a kid and that kid is stolen….it messes you up! You don’t go on like nothing happened! And if you discover that you know that kid and that she was brainwashed as a child and is now older than you and never got to know her….well, I can’t imagine you would act like nothing every happened. But there was NO connection between River and Amy, and Amy and Rory never seemed at all attached to Melody. So the whole arc was messed up and made no sense.
        I also get annoyed by River and the doctor being in love. To start with River is awesome, but it seems like the reason they are in love is because they meet backwards- aka the doctor first meets River after she is in love with him, so there is almost “forced teaming” there.
        And I thought the “you can’t let him see you hurt” was a bit baseless- like it was added for pure drama. There was nothing prior to this showing that River had to pretend to be perfect and unable to get hurt. And while her aging while he doesn’t could present a problem, they never even brought it up until that episode. There were so many other ways they could have played it- instead they tried to make River tragic instead of bad ass.

        AnWHo…still super excited. I love doctor who anyway. I’m especially excited for Neil Gaiman’s episode (LOVE him) and the creepy ones!

    2. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
      The Kittehs' Unpaid Help March 18, 2013 at 6:28 am |

      I lasted all of ten minutes into S6 (if that was the one that started with Amy and Rory in the throes of divorce). I don’t like this Doctor at all and only watched his earlier series intermittently. Never liked Amy, though she had her moments, and I liked Rory well enough, but not enough to outweigh the other two.

      Agreeing totally with the people who don’t like the way River’s been changed. I loved her in Silence in the Library and hardly recognised her when she turned up again. What a waste.

  8. Tyris
    Tyris March 16, 2013 at 5:17 pm |

    There are clearly four Cybermen in that picture, so which one is “the last”?

    *headscratch*

  9. Miriam
    Miriam March 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm |

    Rumor has it that the 50th anniversary episode (the finale, I guess?) will include all the old Doctors, which means the return of David Tennant! Wheeee!!!

    Matt Smith is awesome, and when I put on my objectivity goggles I have to begrudgingly admit that he’s a better actor. But David Tennant will always be my Doctor.

    1. Librarygoose
      Librarygoose March 16, 2013 at 5:55 pm |

      when I put on my objectivity goggles I have to begrudgingly admit that he’s a better actor

      Good thing objectivity has no place in fandoms. Tennant forever!

      1. macavitykitsune
        macavitykitsune March 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm |

        HDU

        *Nine fan 4evah*

        1. carol
          carol March 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm |

          me too!

        2. Librarygoose
          Librarygoose March 16, 2013 at 7:16 pm |

          Then obviously we are mortal enemies and I will now glare menacingly through the internets.

          *glares*

        3. macavitykitsune
          macavitykitsune March 16, 2013 at 7:19 pm |

          Okay, you know what, I know that yours is a mighty glare, but I have an unfortunate tendency to believe that icon=person (because fuck knows I can’t do faces anyway) and currently the idea of pigeon glares is cracking me up.

          I am a horrible person.

        4. Nicole
          Nicole March 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm |

          Me 3!!!!

      2. Librarygoose
        Librarygoose March 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

        I am a fancy pigeon. Fancy = capable of ferocious glares.

    2. dawnofthenerds
      dawnofthenerds March 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm |

      I’ve heard Christopher Eccleston has said he’s never coming back. Does the rumour comment specifically on him? Because he’s forever and always my doctor and I would dearly love to see him again.

        1. dawnofthenerds
          dawnofthenerds March 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm |

          This makes me very happy, thank you!!!

    3. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
      The Kittehs' Unpaid Help March 18, 2013 at 6:29 am |

      That could be tricky, given William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee passed over years ago! :P

  10. GraceGrace
    GraceGrace March 17, 2013 at 12:30 am |

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    *deep breath*

    So. Excited.

    Also, I have to agree with those that said series 7 sucked. I feel like none of the episodes really stood out enough to make them memorable :S

    1. dawnofthenerds
      dawnofthenerds March 17, 2013 at 1:28 am |

      The only one I really liked was Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, which is primarily just because dinosaurs, space, and Egypt are like three of my favourite things, and it was really cool to see them all together. And then I geeked out trying to figure out how Nefertiti running off could fit into the chronology of the Amarna Period XD

      1. llamathatducks
        llamathatducks March 17, 2013 at 6:07 am |

        Gah that was my LEAST favorite!* It felt like a bunch of Awesome things sort of randomly thrown together. (Though to be fair my impression might be partly due to the fact that my video kept glitching and stopping every minute or so…) Also this was after Moffat had been criticized a bunch for sexist writing, and the on-purpose overt sexism (and callouts thereof) in this episode felt to me a little like “Sexist, you say? I’ll show you what’s REALLY sexist!”

        And Nefertiti running off felt… weird. Like, firstly, wow, how does a dude with entrenched sexism change his mind so quickly? Secondly, how does a woman like Nefertiti decide “oh yeah sure I’ll abandon my kingdom and go live in the desert with this dude who has shown he disrespects women, I’m sure all his sexism is gone now”? It’s supposed to be, like, a triumph of Equality and the hunter dude Accepting Nefertiti, like clearly she needs/wants his acceptance even though she already comes from a position of power.

        Plus, as someone has pointed out to me, without the TARDIS they shouldn’t be able to understand each other.

        But Nefertiti WAS a pretty awesome person to have on a spaceship with dinosaurs!

        *Actually, Asylum of the Daleks might top it, only because the five-minute divorce-and-remarriage that was apparently because this legendarily perfect couple couldn’t do BASIC COMMUNICATION pissed me off to no end.

        1. Beatrice
          Beatrice March 17, 2013 at 6:41 am |

          Yeah, that ending was either “love of a good woman” or “women go for the bad boys” trope.

          Probably the second, since we never see him change (at least I don’t remember it).

        2. llamathatducks
          llamathatducks March 17, 2013 at 11:56 am |

          @Beatrice

          I don’t remember the details, but I had the impression that he did change at least enough to accept Nefertiti as a strong person and hunter – I believe she emerged from the tent with a gun?

        3. dawnofthenerds
          dawnofthenerds March 17, 2013 at 2:44 pm |

          And, though they never allude to it in the episode, hunter dude was one of the colonizers of Africa and was probably deeply deeply racist on top of it all. Definitely problematic on many levels. We do see him start to accept that Amy and Nefertiti are both enormously capable people during the episode, like him and Amy fighting off raptors back to back, but that would probably involve him making them exceptions to his stereotypes about women rather than becoming completely not sexist.

          But even with all that, I still liked seeing many of my favourite things on my favourite show with some grrl power thrown in, even if it was included for all the wrong reasons.

        4. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
          The Kittehs' Unpaid Help March 18, 2013 at 6:31 am |

          Gah, I am so glad I didn’t persist with it!

        5. llamathatducks
          llamathatducks March 18, 2013 at 6:36 am |

          @The Kittehs’ Unpaid Help

          There were definitely episodes I liked too, though! And I don’t think there’s been a single DW season without episodes I hated (except maybe season 5, but there were still ones I disliked), so this isn’t much of a change for me.

          The finale of season 6, for instance, I really loved, despite continuity fail on the subject of the weeping angels.

        6. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
          The Kittehs' Unpaid Help March 18, 2013 at 8:43 pm |

          @llamathatducks – I meant “didn’t persist with that episode” specifically (Nefertiti all over the Doctor? Whut?) but yeah, couldn’t be bothered picking up the rest of it. I think I’ll sit it out until the next Doctor comes along.

          /Jon Pertwee forever

  11. macavitykitsune
    macavitykitsune March 17, 2013 at 1:36 am |

    Fuckfuckfuck I just realised in a concrete sort of way what really bothers me about the way River Song’s arc went – it’s that I went from seeing her as an independent, intelligent, strong and self-possessed person in Silence of the Library, to turning her into a weirdly know-it-all, emotionally more dependent person from s5 onwards. S6 was the worst for it, s7′s been better the little she’s been in it. Now, I KNOW this is because we’re seeing her “backwards”, and yes, character development is a thing, but I just…gah. If she’s not going to turn up more over this/the next season, and if Moffat doesn’t really SHOW how she closes the distance between s6 River and s4 River, it’s going to feel, to me, like she’s been retconned from a truly amazing character to a traditional Lady Love Reformed Psycho(TM), and goddamn it that’s just a cheap brown-paper copy and gaaaaaaaaah. >.<

    1. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
      The Kittehs' Unpaid Help March 18, 2013 at 6:33 am |

      Yes to all of the above, and I haven’t followed 11′s series closely, he’s too irritating for me.

      Plus his lack of eyebrows gives me the willies. :/

  12. Hugh
    Hugh March 18, 2013 at 12:35 am |

    I’m worried. Clara seems cool, but there are two big risks – firstly, that they seem to be bringing back the companion-is-in-love-with-the-Doctor thing, which I don’t like, and more importantly, that her personality will be submerged under the temporal mystery of why she exists at multiple points in the universe. Which, I’m sorry, I just don’t care about, it’ll be some timey-wimey deus ex machina which isn’t as satisfying as a good, well-rounded character. It’s the same thing with River – she was more interesting before her character got subsumed in her origin story, but at least River got to be an interesting character independent of that story for a couple of seasons, whereas Clara seems to be swallowed by it from the get-go.

    Also, it’s possible nobody else will get the reference, but when I see the Doctor’s purple suit in that image, the combination of purple suit+gearpunk aesthetic+time travel makes me think of “Indigo Prime”. Anyone…?

  13. Maki P
    Maki P March 20, 2013 at 10:45 pm |

    Excited now! I really love this show. It’s awesome (and the latest incarnation has some really good representation of women and LGBTQ people)

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