oh strax

How many times had he seen her since the events of the Library in her time line?

How long has she been watching over him, watching him run?

How long has he been ignoring her?

Strax had also met her before;

“STRAX: Oh, no. Not the one with the gigantic head?
JENNY: It’s hair, Strax.”

The wider implications of the dialogue in this scene get me every time!

thoughts on Doctor Who as I watch it (spoilers and moffat hate)
  • I’m not really a fan of Strax and co. I just resent that they got randomly introduced to the show out of nowhere to be the Doctor’s best friends when MARTHA AND JACK HARKNESS EXIST AND GOT IGNORED. I just see it as Moffat unwilling to accept anything that came before him, and the only characters he uses are his own. Mind you I kinda like Jenny. 
  • I wish the Doctor had opened the TARDIS door and told them to fuck off. I just really want 12 to be a grumpy arsehole who swears all the time. 
  • men are monkeys ammirite ladies? wow steven moffat well done that should keep the feminists quiet now you have proof you aren’t sexist because men are monkeys lol
  • SPEAKS DINOSAUR? NOPE NOPE  NOPE NOT THIS CRAPPY JOKE AGAIN OH MY GOD
  • strax assigns people the wrong gender all the time hahaha wow such funny amaze jokes
  • also he’s apparently spent years living on earth and STILL doesn’t know what hair is lololol my sides are fucking splitting
  • jokes definitely don’t become annoying and tired when they are used several times every episode 
  • deep conversation about how clara actually like older men so she’s not shallow after all? like I think that’s what that was?
  • WHAT NO WHO BURNT THE DINOSAUR THAT’S SO SAD POOR DINOSAUR
  • OH MY GOD I’M FEELING AND EMOTION OTHER THAN DISAPPOINTMENT
  • aaaand another stupid joke about the doctor talking to an animal 
  • pudding brain will be repeated three million times during capaldi’s run calling it now
  • HAHAHA AW WOW SHE GOT HIT WITH A NEWSPAPER SO FUNNY
  • seriously though that is the laziest fucking joke moffat has used so far I’m almost surprised he went that low
  • nit: continuity error the bucket on the table disappeared between shots
  • none of these jokes about strax not knowing about humans are funny in the slightest jesus fucking christ this is embarrassing now
  • I really liked the scene with the Doctor in the alleyway. Some good dialogue. Also gives me hope that 12 with be a grumpy arsehole.
  • Also the Doctor’s got strong eyebrow game
  • I also really like the restaurant scene. Clara and 12 have great chemistry and I enjoy watching them argue. Also like I genuinely laughed at things that were meant to be funny in this scene well done. 
  • these robot things are like the same as the robots from Girl in the Fireplace, they’re both clockwork and they are both harvesting organs from people
  • was that a comment about how long amy’s legs are because wtf moffat that is creepy. remember that time moffat said he hired karen gillan because of her legs? yeah…
  • I really like how they argue all the time
  • “I don’t I’m just hoping” I like this line yes good
  • “droids harvesting spare parts, that rings a bell” hey moffat just acknowledged the fact that he’s reusing a plot I guess that makes it okay!
  • WTF DOCTOR WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO CLARA 
  • 12 BEING AN ARSEHOLE IS CONFIRMED 
  • I really liked the flashback to Clara as a struggling new teacher and hope that is explored more. Though it might have been more effective if we saw this earlier, and that she would say things but would never really follow through on them, which is something that has changed as she develops. Like character development has more impact if you know about the characters flaws more than a few seconds before she improves on them?
  • geronimo how bout geroniNO ammirite guys
  • seriously though stop saying geronimo
  • if the robots are millions of years old who built them originally? will moffat ever answer this question? who knowwwsssssssss
  • more doctor drinking alcohol campaign 2k14
  • HE PICKED UP ROSES HE STILL LOVES ROSE
  • ROOOOOOOOOOOSEEEEEEEEEEEE
  • YEP STILL MAKING STUPID ROSE REFERENCE TO PISS OF THE HATERS I WILL NEVER STOP
  • ew
  • what is that a skin balloon
  • ew
  • stop referencing girl in the fireplace I’m trying to forget that ever happened
  • hmm yes the mirror thing that’s quite good. 
  • yeahhh boi dark!doctor hope he murders more people
  • WOMAN IN THE SHOP? ROSE?
  • yay grumpy!doctor that doesn’t hug people!
  • I really want a grumpy arsehole doctor that occasionally murders the bad people and clara calls him out on it and it eventually leads somewhere character wise?
  • The last scene with 12 and Clara reminded me a lot of the end of End of the World with 9 and Rose I think I liked it and hope the similarities are accidental because I’m not sure if they’re like too many similarities or not?
  • The actual last scene makes me worried. Like is this woman going to be the exact same as River Song, or that eyepatch lady, or that other lady that was at the end of the last season? Is it the same lady? Like I can’t tell because all of Moffat’s villain ladies are exactly the same. They call themselves psychopaths, love the Doctor, and have absolutely no motivations at all they just do evil shit. And like I’m getting that vibe from her. I’m guessing it’s going to become a lol @ the delusional “crazy” woman who has an unrequited love for the Doctor isn’t that funny? 
  • wow they’re going with daleks for episode 2 that’s brave?

overall feeling: shitty plot which is basically reused from Girl in the Fireplace, dozens of reused shitty jokes, but the amazing chemistry between 12 and Clara is maybe not quite enough to save the episode, but enough for me to look forward to the next episode.