TAYLOR WATCHES CLASSIC WHO
A HOLIDAY FOR THE DOCTOR (1)
So the Doctor and friends arrive in an old west town and are immediately excited to dress up. I like how the Doctor gets all fussy at Steven to be careful with his "collection". Apparently he’s a cosplayer.
So this story had this weird song, The Ballad Of The Last Chance Saloon, that played during EACH scene break. It was amusing at first but then it just got annoying and repetitive. Also this episode has some of the worst American accents I have ever heard on this show. Like these were seriously the most stereotypical western characters ever. Slim Pickens would be proud.
So the Doctor has this tooth ache from the end of the last episode and has to visit the dentist Doc Holliday, who apparently has made some enemies in this town. But I like how the Doctor is afraid to get his tooth pulled. He’s all flustery and adorable. And then he makes this gem of a face…
So after this he heads down to the saloon where the Clammet brothers are waiting for him thinking he is Doc Holliday and Steven and Dodo are his posse. Oh dear…
DON’T SHOOT THE PIANIST (2)
So they get distracted by the singer who comes in. She does a little dance and they miss the Doctor coming in. He comes in and wants milk instead of alcohol. Haha! Then there is a bit of a stand-off before Wyatt Earp gets there and arrests the Doctor to protect him.
Meanwhile the real Doc Holliday escapes with the singer and takes Dodo with him and Steven is help hostage by the Clammet brothers. That’s my one problem with the Classic Who companions, they are strong and smart but they seemed to be used as hostages a lot.
Not much else to say about this one but here’s the Doctor wearing a monocle…
JOHNNY RINGO (3)
So the Clammet brothers decide to hire a gun fighter named Johnny Ringo (which makes me think of Johnny Bravo for some reason) to help them with their revenge on Doc.
Not much about this episode except some pretty innocent people died. Charlie the bartender and Earp’s little brother! Why? Just to make me sad? Screw you Johnny Ringo!
THE O.K. CORRAL (4)
So there are a lot of things that remind me of A Town Called Mercy in this episode. The Doctor gets deputized and utters this ironic line…”Nothing would make me raise a gun in anger”
Well it took several hundred years but we found the thing.
So like any western they all meet up at the O.K. Corral and all the bad guys die in an epic shoot-em-up. Then our friends finally get to leave. I like the end of this when after they land somewhere else the Doctor says yes we are in the very distant future I am sure and then we get this…
So overall an ok episode. I feel like it was trying really hard to be an American Western for all the kids watching at home. If that was the goal then it succeeded. Pretty cheesy. However I feel like the writing is getting much better on this show. I was less bored than I was watching some of the past episodes. I feel like it’s funnier too. I think the quality being better helps too. Welp… ONWARD!
A Friendly Reminder - Doctor Who
I think the argument that Amy, River, and Clara are the same sexist character is, in itself, at least a bit of a sexist argument.
People skip over the fact that Amy Pond is a stubborn willful outsider (keeping her accent and never giving in to her therapists). Even as she builds a real life for herself, she’s still waiting for the man who promised to take her away from it. So she runs away the night before her wedding because as much as she loves her fiance, the only thing scaring Amy Pond is facing reality when she’s not sure she’s ready. But the more she sees of the universe, the more secure she becomes in her choices and as she ages, she realizes she’s still running off with the doctor to avoid living a real life. Finally, after over 20 years and nearly being destroyed by it, she stops waiting for The Doctor and she stops running from reality. But.. all that is overshadowed because shes likes sex, worked as a kissogram, wears short skirts, and likes hot roman soldiers.
People skip over the fact that Clara Oswald only travels with the Doctor on Wednesdays because her loyalty to her current life and responsibilities comes before her own selfish interests. Her mother died and she won’t walk out on her responsibilities to two children who lost their own mother. Still, her mother left her with a book of places to see and she won’t give up on that either. So, she doesn’t compromise. She lives both lives. But… all that is overshadowed because she called the Tardis a snog box and wears short dresses. Even though her sexuality is almost entirely unexplored in her first series with the show, people still define her by it.
People skip over the fact that River Song went from believing she held no purpose in life but murder to become a woman who is both happily married and happily following her own way in life (choosing twice on screen not to travel full time). But despite all the progress, she’s still a self admittedly damaged woman who tries to hide just about everything because she has to and because she doesn’t want to hurt her family or herself… except she wears her heart on her sleeve. She never really successfully buries her feelings of love or the damage it does to her even when she tries. But… all that is overshadowed by the fact that she carries a gun, flirts whenever she cares to, and likes sex with her husband.
It seems that if you make a woman sexual, that’s all some people see, but that’s far from the reality of the characters. Can’t a woman be secure in her sexuality and even display it proudly without it being the only thing people take her for?
The idea that Clara and Amy are the same character is as accurate as saying Donna and Rose are the same character. It isn’t… unless you boil them down to single traits and pick one that matches.
I wouldn’t even define their sexuality in the same terms. Amy is overtly sexual, River is a true flirt, and Clara is your normal intelligent girl with enough wit to make a few flirtatious remarks when the situation calls for it.
I’m not arguing that these are all perfectly written characters at every step, but you can only argue that they are the same basic character by willfully ignoring the facts about them and just focusing on their sexuality and some one liners they’ve made.
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