nenya_kanadka: Sarah Jane Smith with Tenth Doctor & TARDIS (DW Sarah Jane School Reunion)
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Mucca woke me up with this this morning. (The last time she did that was with astoundingly hot clips of Gregory Peck. I appreciate her attention to quality material.)

I loved it. I love Bill! I love what the Doctor's doing with himself at the start of this episode. Nardole's still a sweetie. And Bill is seriously the best. Did I say that already? I love how she logics things through carefully instead of leaping to conclusions she wouldn't have data for. I love the whole thing with the girl. (Bill's going to fall adorably in love with like three separate space princesses this season, right? Make it happen, Moff.) And the pictures, awww my heart. ❤❤❤

Anyway. This one definitely fit my criteria of "silly adventures with heart" for a good Dr Who outing. Moar plz.

(And Missy returns sometime soon! Yesss.)

(Comments may contain spoilers, though if you haven't seen it, I'll try not to spoil it myself in my replies.)

Date: 2017-04-17 05:18 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Bill Potts in a yellow parka (DW: Bill Potts)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
BILL IS AMAZING! She's so great, and she falls in love at the drop of a hat, and it wasn't a big deal that she falls in love with women, which I appreciated, and I really enjoyed the episode.

(Except for the mean little fat joke at the start. That was something that was unnecessary. Though now I'm gunning for a romance between Bill and the cute fat girl who likes chips.)

I loved how genre savvy Bill was, and that she smiled when things were mystifying, and how she was willing to touch Heather and say goodbye even when the Doctor was telling her it was dangerous.

Bill! <3

Date: 2017-04-17 03:58 pm (UTC)
brin_bellway: forget-me-not flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] brin_bellway
Everything you said, but especially

Also A+ to claiming your own memories and shaming Twelve out of mindwipes--I was like "This feels like a retread, didn't Clara get a lovely rant on the subject already last year? Not that I'll ever mind a good fuck you to Ten about Donna,"

HELL FUCKING YEAH

Although, it struck me as...not good or bad, exactly, but odd, that she tried a "Just let me remember for a week" tactic. In her place, I don't think it would have even occurred to me to think that might have any chance of working; it's so obvious that it's at best barely better and probably a lot worse than just letting her keep them. In this day and age, knowledge can and frequently does operate on r-selection. Give her the chance, and by this time next week, there will be twenty thousand copies of her story, in paper and cloth and magnetic tape, in USB drives kept in safes and in far-flung corners of the Internet, in the minds of friends and acquaintances scattered throughout the globe. You may find and destroy a few thousand, but you'll have a hell of a time finding them all.

(I have many feelings about mind-wipes and fighting back against them.)

Date: 2017-04-17 10:23 pm (UTC)
brin_bellway: forget-me-not flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] brin_bellway
While the pronouns were written as if addressing the Doctor, I was mostly thinking from Bill's perspective: even if "keep this secret from the muggles" isn't among the Doctor's goals, she doesn't know that. When she starts talking about memory erasure, all she knows is that in stories, people who get a brush with this kind of Weird Shit tend to get mind-wiped afterward by the more experienced people, and that the Doctor has adopted a pose traditionally associated with mind-melds.

*checks transcript*

Ah, interesting: after she accuses him of trying to wipe her memory, but before the "just for one week" bit, the Doctor says this:

"I have no choice. I'm here for a reason, I am in disguise. I have promises to keep. No one can know about me."

(Oh, and also, he adopts the mind-meld pose right after this exchange:
DOCTOR: No, no, no, no. No, no. You have to forget about that.
BILL: I don't see how I can.
DOCTOR: I do. Come here, Bill.

So it's actually even more obvious that he's planning to wipe her memory than it would be from the situation alone.)

(Chakoteya is so great. I love transcript sites.)

Date: 2017-04-18 06:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scripsi
I think that if Bill contiues like this, she will be a conteneder with Donna as favourite NewWho companion! Loved the interastion between her and the Doctor too!

Date: 2017-04-19 10:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scripsi
I agree! She felt so much fun, and I look forward to get to know her!

Date: 2017-04-18 01:48 pm (UTC)
huinesoron: (Tardis)
From: [personal profile] huinesoron
It was great fun! I liked the distinct madcap feel of the whole episode. [personal profile] celebestel was kind of freaked out by the realism of the 'dead' makeup, so I guess that's a positive?

(I keep seeing all over the internet the question 'why is Nardole there? Why's he hanging out with the Doctor?' Uh, he's a companion, that's what they do...)

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