I came home to a special about the Doctor Who Christmas specials over the last six years and I was more or less just in time for them discussing End of Time.
Let me just preface this by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed most of Doctor Who, its one of the better shows on TV. But I feel like what End of Time could have been and what it turned out to be are two very different things. It was the end of one Doctor’s era and we should have had something somewhat sad. But the episode is treated as the very end of the show, as if Doctor Who would never return.
At the time that the episode aired people knew that Steven Moffat, the now head writer, would be taking over. He had written some of the most memorable episodes up until that point—but the way that the outro of the old era producers was handled seemed to be in bad form. Everything was played to the max and in the end we got several minutes of goodbyes and melodrama. It was slightly sad at the time, its silly to look back at and in all honestly I am glad that we have Matt Smith. Even at its most depressing points the Moffat era seems to have a note of hope and at the same time a ring of truth to it.
To me, End of Time was the beginning of the good bit. As I sit here downloading the newest Christmas special The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe I’m filled with excitement because while the old Christmas specials were dreary, depressing and about as un-Christmas as they could be (remember End of Time was a Christmas/New Years episode).
Here’s to next season, when it comes. We’re better for it.
A while back I started a fan fic for the BBC program Sherlock. Without having to go into just why, Sherlock is my favorite show, ever…period. If you watch it, I can almost guarantee you’re going to have a lot of fun.
Anyway, the show lends itself to fan fiction, unfortunately most of that turns out to be the “everyone and their mom is gay” variety of fan fiction that tends to be tragically bad and little more than porn. The story I started actually featured cameos by Lewis and Holly from the novels (Holly being British it was a nice fit) and featured a lot of Molly Hooper (because she’s my favorite) and a supernatural enemy.
I started this thing back on my father’s birthday, July 24th and I am just now thinking I need to get this on the road and finish it up before the new episodes come out and I have new ideas.
Fan fiction is hard for me to finish because a lot of the time the idea can only go so far and in the excitement of cooking it up I forget to see how far that really is. But this one is cash and I am bringing it to a close. Of course I need to go back someday and edit the stories that I finished up so that they make sense a little better and the grammar is right. But The Devil on the Isle of Dogs is fun and I’m enjoying making it. If you’re interested in seeing it, just search that title.
There’s another writer out there, not going to name any names, whom I have a crush on and I have had it for a little while now and I so want to be cool with her. But it doesn’t seem like she wants the same.
I can’t be sure of that. Hopefully if I can sell this book someday I an get her attention, at least as another writer she acknowledges.