So, the season has ended and the last episode was entitled “The Name of the Doctor”. Fans around the world protested the knowledge of the Doctor’s name, not wanting to know, fearing it may be the end. Seriously, after nearly 50 years in television, without ever knowing the name of the man, was going to put a serious hurt on the fans. I mean, the Doctor has always said his name was unpronounceable, so how can we possibly learn this information after so long. Nope, didn’t want to know.
As we progress through the episode, the Doctor’s wife — the notorious River Song (Melody Pond) — is the one who whispers his name, in which we, the audience, never get a chance to hear. Perfect! It is also when we, the audience, have to finally say good-bye to the wonderful River Song. Ah, the sadness. Now, we’re on an adventure (next season) to find Clara and solve her true mystery. She’s the one who has been “saving” the Doctor since he began his time travel adventures.
On a sad note, rumor central has it that Matt Smith will be leaving the show and that is heartbreaking since I’ve finally gotten over David Tennet and have totally enjoyed the River-Doctor love story. Ah, such is life.
What is it with time travel that I love so much? I remember as a child, one of my two favorite movies were “Time After Time” and “Somewhere in Time” — both about travelling through time and space and a bit of a love story to boot. Then, in the mid to late 80’s, Constance O’Day Flannery wrote several time travel romance novels that became quick favorites for me as well.
Am I born out of time? Or am I just wanting sweet adventures? Would I run off with a madman in a blue box? Yes, yes, yes! I’d invest in a good pair of Converse sneakers and ………………………