Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time Travel Tuesday: Doctor Who Episode 3
Title: Doctor Who
Type: TV series/British
Genre: Drama, adventure, family
Summary: Rose Tyler is just an ordinary shop worker living an ordinary life in 21st century Britain. But that life is turned upside down when a strange man calling himself The Doctor drags her into an alien invasion attempt!
Reader's Take: This was my favorite episode so far! Totally. I loooved everything about the idea of time jumping into Charles Dicken's time period and on Christmas Eve while he's performing live. The ghosts were so creepy and so was the dead old woman who came to life right in the opening. It was awesome. And the fact that The Doctor doesn't have to change his clothes was pretty hilarious. Dickens was a bit dim though, he redeemed himself in the end but I would have liked to see some more brilliance from him earlier in the episode. And the creepy girl who helped the undertaker had a very mysterious vibe right from the beginning. That was well set up. So, far it seems that someone has sacrificed their life to save others in each episode...maybe not the first one. The tree lady in episode 2 and then the assistant to the undertaker in episode 3. I wonder who's next?
Inside A Writer's Brain:Going to the past and reliving a time when a famous historical character is a live and interacting with the time traveler's is toeing a risky line for writer's but it can also be very fun. If you don't believe me, then check out the 80's movie, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. I think the writer's did a great job by making it after Dickens had written all his novels and honestly, how much do we really know about the day-to-day life of Charles Dickens? Probably not much. So, as long as you don't totally screw up something big then this is a very feasible use of time travel for story plot.
What do you guys think? Yay to Dickens in Doctor Who or no....?