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08 May 2011 @ 11:18 pm
Doctor who Ep 6.03 RANT  
The Doctor at his core, is a superhero. We watch the show every week because we want to see him save the day. And for the most part he doesn't disappoint. He is triumphant, over and over again.

One of the most important ways the Doctor is different from all other superheros is that his superpower isn't flight, or x-ray vision, or invincibility; no the Doctor's superpower is how incredibly and otherworldly intelligent he is.

He is utterly brilliant. His mind runs circles around our tiny human ones without breaking a sweat or even getting out of breath. They've even mentioned on Doctor Who Confidential that the reason the 11th Doctor can hardly even finish a sentence is that his mind is so far ahead of his mouth, that we don't get to hear the complete thought. So how is it that even with all of that knowledge, experience, and cleverness, that the DOCTOR (notice the emphasis here) doesn't know how to perform CPR????

WTF? That is the dumbest thing I've ever seen on Doctor Who, and I've seen season 3's "Daleks in Manhattan." And I haven't even talked about the fact that Rory woke up WAAAY too long after Amy stopped trying to save him. It was theatrical, and just plain stupid.

And even if we believe that the Doctor somehow has forgotten all of his medical knowledge since his 9th incarnation (The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances), doesn't the TARDIS have a med bay somewhere, or at least some advanced futuristic medical technology? I mean, the Doctor can scan Amy's (kind-of) pregnancy from the control room, but he can't save a simple human from drowning?

Who wrote this episode? And are there any more by this author coming up so I can skip them?
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Michelle: because I said soccmom on May 9th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
delurking to say that "yes, you're right." Also to throw in another speculation. Did he want Rory to live? Honestly? Cause watch him in the background. He's making no move to help at all. And looking kind of disappointed when he lived. Or maybe I'm just reading into it. Something was off about that entire scene.

Also, Amy performed the CPR wrong. Honestly, Rory was a nurse and explained it wrong? I don't think so. She didn't even really try and gave up too easily. IDK. *shrugs*

returns to lurking.
svanderslice: DW - 10 Ruffle (animated)svanderslice on May 9th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
I definitely think you are giving this episode's writer too much credit. I highly doubt there was any hidden meaning in anything.
Pervy Nine Fancier: nineeyeroll--faythbradyhonorh on May 9th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
That was a wall-banger, all right. So incredibly dumb, it ruined what might've been an enjoyable, if derivative, episode. Nine eyerolls at his future self.
lachrimtov on May 10th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
De-lurking as well- the mystery plot (and I was guessing 'med program' as soon as the siren showed up) was a re-tread of The Doctor Dances, and they did their best to milk lots of glurge out of it when we KNOW that they aren't likely to kill Rory and the excuses for drama were stupid. WTH "she can save them but she can't heal them"?? It made no sense...also why couldn't she get to the aliens in time, and why would there still be alien snot all over them? Seriously.

And I wish they'd stop picking on Rory as it seems like they tease out killing him off every time someone runs out of ideas in the writers' room. Or "Does Amy love Rory or the Doctor" when it should be firmly settled (and has been so far) that although the Doctor is very important to Amy, she (and he) are not going to make a couple. (By the way, the River/Doctor banter made me very happy in TIA/DOTM).