So it occurred to me as I was watching Doctor Who the other night that I could totally be blogging about Doctor Who. This solves several problems which I won't bother counting now because I'll just think of new ones as I go. 1. It'll give me something to write about. I often can't think of something to write about. 2. I'll get more views. People who visit my blog and see posts about Doctor Who will likely stop and take a look. Also, I could probably get more of my friends to check it out, if it's about Doctor Who. 3. It gives me an outlet to rant about Christopher Eccleston and the plot holes in the first season. Don't get me wrong, I love the show, and think it's great, but there are definite issues sometimes, as well as confusions, and wonderings. (no, that's not a word but I don't really care) Anyways, this is now going to sort of become a blog about Doctor Who. As well as thoughts and ramblings (which is a word) about various other things. So here goes!
I watched two episodes the other night, and the first one I watched was Episode 6 of Season 1, titled Dalek. Yes, the episode where the famous Dalek is introduced. And I was disappointed, I must confess. Mostly because I'm confused. The Dalek is iconic, right? When you think Doctor Who, you think the Doctor, the Tardis, the helper, then the Dalek. But it took up one episode, and it (spoiler!) killed itself at the end of the episode. Are there more Dalek? Or was that really it? Cuz two whole episodes were spent on those pig people who almost caused World War 3 in episodes 4 and 5, but they're not iconic--heck, I can't even remember their names! So that was a disappointment. It's possible it will be remedied with time, but for the moment, that's how it stands.
Another thing that drives me crazy that I've seen a couple of times is how they hint at the relationship *wink wink* between Rose and the Doctor, but neither of them ever confirm or deny it. Rose has only once said oh, no, we're just friends, but the Doctor hasn't. So...is he confirming? Should we, as in debate, accept his silence as consent? He was torn up about how he thought (spoiler!) Rose was dead, and it certainly seemed like it was legit. Though, it should be said, I'm not particularly fond of Eccleston as the Doctor, so I often don't feel the emotion he's trying to convey.
Other than those two issues, I didn't have much of an issue with the episode. I did like the idea of the inner conflict with the Dalek, cuz I really like that sort of thing in villains, or really, any character. Yeah, it was stemmed (spoiler!) from the Dalek absorbing like Rose's emotions/heart, but it was still believable and well done. Though his voice was insanely annoying. I also liked how they made Rose out to be like this ray of light, and like the supreme, super awesome character while the Doctor kinda sucked for much of the episode. It was a nice reversal.