Just read your post on Ender's Game and Doctor Who. It was brilliant, I quite agree! :) I wonder if we'll see more similarities as the season goes on.
It would be amazing if the Doctor had to deal with something like the Battle School or the Descolada...
That would be so cool! I know they’d put their own spin on it, but that would be so exciting! Okay, now I’m thinking about what the Doctor would do with the Descolada. And he probably would do something like put an end to Battle School and tell everyone whatever the Doctor universe “Buggers” are good after all. Oh, I can’t wait to see if any of this plays out. haha, thanks for messaging me!
**No one really needs to read this. It’s pretty lame and my thoughts are a little jumbled, but I felt like writing all of this out. Probably because I’m reading part of the Bean series right now. And I like books and Doctor Who.
Has anyone been paying attention to Doctor Who lately? Specifically the last two episodes. Number one, this season is much better than last season. Matt Smith is finally growing on me and I actually enjoy him as the Doctor. David Tennant will always be my favorite and I will always love Christopher Eccelston, but I actually like Matt Smith now. He’s grown into himself and I feel comfortable calling him the Doctor.
But that’s not what I want to talk about. ”The Doctor’s Wife” was fantastic. I loved everything about it and it’s one of my new favorite episodes of Doctor Who. It was a refreshing idea for Doctor Who instead of revamping the damn weeping angels storyline AGAIN (brilliant the first 4 times, but after that… let it go), but I’m pretty sure they got the idea from Orson Scott Card.
If you haven’t seen the episode, and you don’t want spoilers (ha!) don’t read this.
The Doctor’s Wife is the TARDIS. How sweet is that? Adorable, really. I know Amy and Rory are the Doctor’s companions, but it’s different for him. They’re married and have each other. The Doctor doesn’t have the one person he can turn to for anything. He doesn’t have his Sarah Jane or Martha. He doesn’t have Donna or Rose. He doesn’t have the connection we are used to seeing him have and in this episode, we get to see the relationship he never knew he always wanted. He gets to meet his true companion - the one who knows him in and out and he knows her. They don’t even need to talk to one another to understand each other, but they can’t stop because they will never be able to connect with anyone on this level ever again.
I could go on and on, but I should seriously get to the point. Like I said, I loved this episode, because of where they got the idea (or at least where I hope they did. I could just be trying to connect things because I want them to be related. Either way, there are no true original ideas anymore, so I’m humoring myself) . I think they may have gotten the idea of bringing the TARDIS to life from Orson Scott Card’s Children of the Mind. Here’s more spoilers that really won’t make much since if you haven’t read at least Ender’s Game and probably won’t make since until at least Speaker for the Dead. Either way. Ender has a friend that is made up of, let’s call it digital information for short (please read the book, if you read this and think that’s all there is to Jane, my soul might cry). She came about in the system of ansibles (faster than light email) and is a real, living creature. She is the only one of her kind, but she is ramen; that is to say, she is a different species, but capable of communicating and peacefully coexisting. She is also Ender’s greatest companion. He communicates with her better than he can with anyone else - including his sister or his wife. I could go into way, way, waaay more detail, but I won’t. Go read Ender’s Game and if you like it, you can read all about Jane later in the series. I highly recommend it. The point is, it’s related to the latest episodes of Doctor Who. ”The Flesh” is also related (whether it is intentional or not… I hope it is) to Children of the Mind. It’s not as close as Ender’s Jane is to the Doctor’s TARDIS (a person within technology traveling with, helping, and loving their equally brilliant companion), but it’s still reminiscent. It reminds me of young Val and Peter that come about from Ender’s subconscious. It’s completely different because there are real, physical people being absorbed to be turned into a copy, but it’s similar, right? Does anyone agree? Does anyone know what I’m talking about? Does anyone care or am I nerding out and if anyone was reading this, they stopped a while ago? Basically, I wrote ALL of this to say I think it’s freaking sweet that their are similarities between Ender’s Game and Doctor Who and I hope it was on purpose. If it was, I’m even more excited to see the rest of the season!