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08 June 2008 @ 10:17 pm
Forrest of the Dead review  
I liked it.

Of course River was doomed just like I thought. It's just too poetic for a writer NOT to have the Doctor's first meeting with his future lover be her last meeting with him. And in my opinion she's definitely his future lover. It requires an incredible depth of intimacy for her to have known his name. (I thought that was beautiful by the way. I wish I knew his name).

I didn't however, expect her to be "saved." And the fact that all her friends from the expedition were saved too is really sweet. Stephen Moffat came back to his line, "everybody lives." I think that's wonderful. It's a strange existence, I'll give you that, but at least it's a really nice one.

Donna losing her man was pretty sad too. My heart pinged a bit for her when he tried to call her name but couldn't.

And as far as all the Doctor/Rose shippers being upset by River, I'm just not that worried about it. I love the Doctor/Rose ship, but as intrigued as the Doctor was by River, and as much as her "spoilers" effected him, he's not in love with her now. He's not going to be in love with her for quite some time. This does not effect my ship.

But then again, I really liked "The Girl in the Fireplace."
 
 
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svanderslicesvanderslice on June 8th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
the only thing that bothers me about River is that she doesn't travel with him full time. I understanding wanting your own life, but I can't understand not wanting to share it with him. Maybe I'm just a romantic, but if he loved YOU, could you stay away?

As far as the hiatus specials are concerned. We'll just have to wait and see. I personally don't think we'll see her again. At least not for quite some time. After all, she'd have to be a lot younger wouldn't she? It's kind of hard to make an actress look younger.
twihardfangirltwihardfangirl on June 8th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
River
I don't think we'll see River for a long time either. But the only thing I was really surprised about was that the Doctor ACTUALLY told River his name. I never thought that he would tell anyone this. I used to not think that he even had a name he was just called "the Doctor." But at some point in time (well atleast from the understanding of this episode) that River does go on some adventures with the Doctor.

The other thing that I though was weird was that Donna had married and had kids. At the very end you see her "husband" try to say her name. And that just made me want to cry. When Donnas kids just disapeared like that. Just amazingly sad.
But overall an amazing episode =]
svanderslice: DW - 10 Cry svanderslice on June 8th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Re: River
yeah, Donna's little family broke my heart a little bit too. Poor Donna.

As for River knowing the Doctor's name, maybe he had to tell her for a mission or something. It's happened before in classic who according to some other fans on LJ. Or perhaps their relationship was allowed to get to a point where he loved/trusted her enough to tell her without any other motivation, although I find that doubtful.

It's nice to see that given the opportunity the Doctor is capable of that kind of a relationship. Most of us shippers already knew he was. It's just a horrible shame that he wasn't given that chance with Rose. *sob* *sigh*
twihardfangirltwihardfangirl on June 8th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
Re: River
I know. Before i finished reading your replay I was like well what about Rose? They had a pretty big relationship, i almost cried when the doctor left her. It was just heart breaking. But I noticed in a youtube video that in an up coming episode Rose is coming back. I started jumping up and down and I almost screamed!!

Rose is so amazing and I really do hope she does come back.
Still Poor Donna.

Oh and I really didnt get who Doctor Moon or that little girl was at all. It was just really confusing
svanderslicesvanderslice on June 8th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
Re: River
CAL (the little girl) was an actually little girl who died over 100 years ago. Her father (the founder of the library) put her consciousness into the mainframe of the computer so she wouldn't have to die completely. She's the one who saved all of the those people when the shadows came. She just couldn't remember that she'd done that because she had so many people in her hard drive mucking up her memory. At the end, the Doctor fixed this and inserted the rest of the archeology team as well, so that they didn't have to die, and CAL would have company.

Doctor Moon was the fake moon they made for the planet. He wasn't a real moon, he was a "doctor moon." They said he was in charge of protecting CAL. Virus protection, programing breakdowns, and so forth. He did his job admirably.
twihardfangirl: pic#75644556twihardfangirl on June 8th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Re: River
oh ok thank you!
ther was a ot of things that confused me about that episode...
but not any more!!

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