Monday, June 28, 2010
Hey remember in The Eleventh Hour when Rory drove that sweet mini cooper to the hospital and he did a burn out when got there? Wasn't that awesome?
Or when he fought a Space Fish Vampire with a broom? Wasn't also awesome?
You know what wasn't awesome? KILLING RORY WITH A HEAT RAY.
You know what was even less awesome than that? NEGATING HIS EXISTENCE BY FEEDING HIM TO THE GIANT CRACK IN TIME & SPACE.
When I was younger, I saw a TV adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder." It's the short story where the guy goes back in time to hunt a T-Rex but he steps off the path and kills a butterfly. When the guy returns to the future, he doesn't exist. My entire reaction to the show was "...but if he doesn't exist, who stepped on the butterfly?" (And if that's not what happened in the episode, pretend it is so you can see where I'm going with this.)
So here's my question... if Rory doesn't exist, who saved the Doctor? Who fought Space Fish Vampires? Who noticed all the coma patients walking around? Is the solution to shoot Chris Chibnall for causing this paradox? (No.)
As for parts of this episode that didn't give me a massive headache... what I really liked was when the woman wasn't the best of humanity and the Doctor told her that she was going to raise her son to be better than her. You think, oh look at how merciful he's being after she really screwed up. Except, he isn't being merciful. He's being horrid by making her live the rest of her life with the knowledge of how badly she screwed up. And he's done it with a smile.