(okay, so before you read this - I have no idea where this connection came from. But it stood out for me; and it’s quite interesting…)
So, my Gabriel Lorca muse is buzzing after last nights episode of Star Trek: Discovery , entitled ’Choose Your Pain’. Even though it was a relatively small reveal - (in terms of USS Buran) - it still gave us a glimpse into Lorca’s character.
When he says “Not my crew. Not on my Watch.” Jason Isaac’s delivery of the line literally gave me shivers. It reminded me of the Doctor Who episode ’TheZygon Inversion’ when the Twelfth Doctor delivers that powerful speech near the end of the episode when he declares, “[…]No one else will ever have to feel this pain. Not on my watch.”
Both men - ( twelve & lorca ) - are soldiers in their own right (even if The Doctor denies this). Both know the cost of War and both are willing to bear the pain caused by their actions in it. But while the Doctor’s is more psychological - ( ’Did you ever count? How many children there were on Gallifrey that day?’ ) - Lorca’s is more physical in terms of his photosensitivity; caused by his own actions in trying to save his crew from the terrible fate that would await them on Qo'noS.
I loved Clara from the very beginning when she first appeared in Asylum of the daleks. She was feisty and loyal. She was my absolute favourite other than Rose Tyler. Not only was she the Doctor’s companion but she was mine. I laughed with her and I definitely cried with her. I felt her pain and her heartache. I felt her love and devotion. Her death all though I new it was coming broke my heart and my feels. And it wasn’t a pleasant death. She screamed and was in pain, she was in pain. I loved that much like Amy’s goodbye she told the Doctor being alone was not good for him. Essentially giving him the ok to grieve and mourn then move on. Thankyou Clara for all the wonderful adventures and making me feel apart of them. I wish we could have forever. The only thing getting me through her death is I like to think that now she is with Danny Pink. I guess what I am trying to say is “Thank you my impossible girl. And goodbye.” You will be dearly missed.
Would quite like that mad man in a box to arrive and take me back to yesterday.
What a wonderful experience of watching the premiere of one of my favourite shows on a massive screen in a venue with 1600 other fans. Not to mention all the brilliant people I got to meet over the two days I was down in Cardiff! The atmosphere was incredible and the episode was just wonderful. 75 minutes of brilliance. Peter’s Doctor is definitely not what we expected and once again brings something totally new to the part while honouring his predecessors.
The Q&A was equally brilliant. Obviously I don’t want to say anything at this point to prevent spoilers. I could do without the Daleks coming and finding me and having me killed…