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New profile picture, don'cha think?  Go ahead, do the duck face.

New profile picture, don’cha think? Go ahead, do the duck face.

I know, this is way late. Life, ya know. So by this time, the season finale is ground well-covered, so I won’t drone on too long about it. I did really enjoy it, though. I was concerned that Missy’s accent seemed all over the place, meandering between English, Scottish, and American, but I eventually chalked it up to The Master/Mistress being certifiably insane and moved on. John Simm did a fantastic job establishing that fact several years ago.

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Oh, Doctor, you are in for multiple shocks.  That ain't Mary Poppins.

Oh, Doctor, you are in for multiple shocks. That ain’t Mary Poppins.

I must say, I really enjoyed the last two episodes, but this week’s was at a whole other level, and I’m eager to discuss it. Okay, okay, quick recap. “Flatline” was fascinating, with intriguing new aliens from a two-dimensional dimension that were a good kind of creepy. By that, I mean I wouldn’t mind seeing them turn up again down the road. The concept of two-dimensional creatures from a previously unknown universe is something I wouldn’t mind exploring further. They have the potential to become the next Weeping Angels. The special effects were incredible, including seeing the Doctor’s full-size face peering out of a toaster-sized Tardis. It also included the never-not-entertaining bit of the Doctor’s hand creeping over the subway tracks ala Thing from The Addams Family, wearing the Tardis like a seashell.

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DW_Robot of Sherwood

Doctor Who: Robots of Sherwood

Pretty sure I liked this one significantly more than Gail at scifichicks did. She found it a bit tiresome; I, however, thought it was a fun romp through history. Basically, Clara wants to meet Robin Hood, and the Doctor begrudgingly takes her to twelfth century England to prove the guy doesn’t exist.

However, not only do Robin and his Merry Men exist(in all their upbeat Errol Flynn/Disney glory–“Ha HA!”), Sherwood is being harvested of all its gold by the evil Sheriff(Boo! Hiss!) for the benefit of some robot race who have crash-landed and need to repair their ship. But the real story here is about heroes. How heroes don’t necessarily consider themselves heroes. How heroes don’t have to be real to be inspiring.

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