it’s already Tuesday?! No clue what’s going on, but the past few days have flown by.
Good stuff went on over the weekend, even though I didn’t get to go snowboarding. I still got to spend time with the Kangeroosters on Saturday where we grilled food, went to Kubota (?) Gardens to play sardines (in the evening), and watched some messed up movie after eating s'mores.
Monday I went to a Temple to work on my SP, spent time with my folks.
& my mom played on the swings with me! Life is good.
Happy Birthday, Mom! You mean more to me than you’ll ever know.
at 12.51 pm on 22 February 2011 a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck 10 km south-east of central Christchurch at a depth of only 5 km. The death toll was 185, making it New Zealand’s worst natural disaster in terms of loss of life since 1931.
The CTV building [top image] collapsed and caught fire resulting in 115 deaths
Series 8’s running theme of what it means to be a soldier versus what it means to be an officer is not always the most subtle of themes. Often it full out slaps the viewer in the face with how overt it is, particularly during those moments when Danny Pink righteously (and rightly) berates the Doctor for his inherent hypocrisies that come with being “an officer.”
But given the Doctor’s long, prickly relationship with militaries, and soldiers, and officers, a relationship that has mostly been personified by his history with U.N.I.T. and the Brigadier Alistair Gordan Lethbridge-Stewart, how fitting it is that this theme and it’s implications for the Doctor’s character culminate with a lovely, heart-wrenching moment between the Doctor and his old friend.
Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
First appearance: The Web of Fear (1968)
Final appearance: Death in Heaven (2014)
Nicholas Courtney (16 December 1929 – 22 February 2011)