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Journey's End

I think that underwhelmed may be understating it. I think my whelm is limbo dancing. My whelm is in a deep mine, polishing its nails and saying "was that it?"

FFS

ETA: Confidential: stop using music I like to score things I am pissy about. Turin Brakes are *mine*, for my own personal headpictures, bastards. AND SIGUR ROS. You ****holes.

Spoilers hidden behind grey stuff in comments, if you have the willpower of a small cocktail sausage

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legionseagle
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
I think my whelm is in the next shaft to your whelm, however it has no nails left to polish because they self-destructed in an heroic effort to keep my small intestine from leaping up and strangling my brain.
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 5th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hated the end so much. Then I hated the Confidential for being blithe. I'll be back, watching the damned show at Christmas. I've got no one but myself to blame.
mymatedave
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
I personally enjoyed it.
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'll probably like it better on twentieth second viewing. There were things to like but I am just mightily irked by one or two big things and that made me want to chuck a brick at the telly
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kirbyfest
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
Well, DAMN.

Still waiting for a torrent so I can read spoilage.
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 5th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
I'll maybe like it better on second viewing I expect. Some things just IRKED me. IN CAPS

Edited at 2008-07-05 07:12 pm (UTC)
violetisblue
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
What happened? Feel free to spoil.
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 5th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)

You called the blue suit/brown suit/Rose thing right but not the mechanism of it. The regeneration energy went into the hand and when Donna touched it, it used her energy to regenerate into a half-human doctor. Therefore threefold "man". Donna got timelordery in the transfer and she saves the day.

Dalek Caan turns out to be a traitor. Osterhagen key was cooler than you predicted, there was no giant reset except for Donna.


Half-human warlike doctor commits genocide again by killing the daleks, and an angry doctor leaves him in Rose's universe, at Bad Wolf Bay. HHD says he loves her.

Timelord Donna is burning up (in a badly written scene TBH) and her brain is all kerblooey (well, that's about as scientific as it gets) and he wipes her mind and takes her home. She wakes up as Donna but with no trace of memory of the doctor or the Tardis.

In a scene I actually liked, Doctor tells Wilf and Sylvia that they can never tell her she saved the universe. Sylvia says "of course she did, she's my daughter" Doctor says, angrily, "Then try telling her that" or words to that effect.

He leaves. I fire up scrivener and start writing fixit fic like a piqued teenager.



I think I'll like it better on second viewing. Maybe. Stupid bloody show. I've liked you for thirty years and you keep pissing me off.




Edited at 2008-07-05 07:06 pm (UTC)
vonniek
Jul. 5th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Well, shit.

Please tell me it wasn't at least at the level of embarrassment as the Tinkerbell!Doctor.

*goes back to refreshing torrent sites*
mymatedave
Jul. 5th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Oh god no! Nothing that bad. In my opinion, infinite might have a differing view though.
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muridae_x
Jul. 5th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
My whelm never expects that much out of a thirteenth episode, because it's learned that dear old Rusty can't write endings that don't threaten the structural integrity of the glass on my TV screen. It also knows to keep savoury food on hand to counteract all that sugar. Or to throw at the screen. One or the other.

On that basis, it came out rather better than I feared it might. There were lots of little moments I liked, and there was slightly more plot than last week, though you still had to squint and try not to notice that the Bad Skience was... well, pretty dreadful really.

There was one moment of utter disbelief near the end at RTD's bullish determination to have his cake and eat it, and I still wish he hadn't gone there, but I am now working on obliterating it from my mind. Sadly, I could probably do with the Doctor's help on that.
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 6th, 2008 08:55 am (UTC)
Bad Skience was Bad. It always is. I think they hope that if they go VERY VERY FAST, we won't notice.

Why do I love this show? It pisses me off every July for the past three years.
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ravurian
Jul. 6th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
God help Donna if she gets a cold.

Mrs Noble: Oh for god's sake why don't you just go to the doc---
Wilf: NOoooooooooooooooooooo!
Donna:
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 6th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
Heh. And her head goes Ker-blam.

The more you think about it, the less sense it will make. This is RTD's gift when it comes to Doctor Who. I would like him to go write other stuff now, so I can like him again.
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spectralbovine
Jul. 6th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
See, I knew you would be underwhelmed! This is why I didn't look at your post while I was waiting for my interminable download. I wanted to remain excited. I thought it was awesome.
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 6th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Man, I think my biases are showing a bit too much *g*

I'd have been all right with it, I think, except for Donna's story. It broke my heart a bit.
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