So it’s been a while since I’ve ranted about Doctor Who and as the date nears for the rest of season 7 and then later this year the 50th anniversary special (March 30th and November 23rd respectively) I feel the need to rant once more and get some of these fangirl nerves out of my system. Recently BBC America showed two episodes of something called Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (check your local listings) and it started me on the oh so familiar path of impatient waiting and obsessing. Usually I’m good at waiting (no really I am…stop laughing) especially if it’s a long wait because then I can wean myself off of the obsession in question and distract myself with others. Luckily I had Arrow (another show I should talk about) this year to blissfully distract me from the gnawing hole in my heart when Doctor Who goes away. It helps that Arrow has comfortingly familiar actors like *spoilers, well not really but still* John Barrowman (my favorite person on the planet) and now, since this weeks episode, Alex Kingston. Ah! It’s so great! My favorite people in other shows! I’m being spoiled, Moffat must be up to something diabolical like making me super happy to crush my soul even further and watch my emotions take a suicidal swan dive from a higher place. That’s it isn’t it? I’m getting all these cool things in Arrow and Moffat can tell I’m happy (and so are other Whovians) and will make a super evil episode of Doctor Who to return us to our normal state of dazed devastation (the look you see on the faces of disaster survivors is the exact same as a Whovian who just lived through a Moffat episode).
Anyway I’ll get off the crazy train for a bit. Where was I before reliving the painful memories? Oh yeah, when it’s a long wait I have things to distract myself but the closer I get to the actual day the more excruciating the waiting becomes. We are at 29 days now people, 29 days until new Doctor Who! I’m gonna lose what’s left of my sanity (not that there’s much sanity left to lose) waiting till the end of this month. I’ll be obsessively scouring the internet for the tiniest clue of what might happen this season, rewatching the episodes of the first half of the season (and then crying hysterically cuz some of those episodes are still painful to watch), and discussing the show with other Whovians who are in the same boat as me (they share my pain). It’s a vicious cycle but I wouldn’t trade it for anything because it’s part of being a Whovian. This entity that started out as a silly little show in the 60’s has now grown to a worldwide phenomena with its own culture and practically its own language. I’m happy to be part of that society, that culture. I have a common bond with people all over the world, because of a show, people who understand my obsession and have shared the emotional rollercoaster that it Doctor Who. For a nerd, for me, that’s a big deal. Being able to have that understanding when growing up you were shunned and ridiculed for being a nerd, now there’s a culture where you can be yourself and flourish. Plus, it helps knowing I’m not the only one freaking out over the wait. I’ve converted many of my friends to Whovianism just so I would have people to wait with me and share my pain (I’m mean-spirited like that. mwahahaha).
This year is going to be amazing. We get a new and intriguing companion for the Doctor, new episodes, possible 3D Doctor Who, the 50th anniversary, the Christmas special, and there have even been hints of us getting a new Doctor. It’s 2013, we’ve survived the apocalypse (well at least one apocalypse), and it’s culminated in this 50 years, 11 Doctor, and 1 Moffat. I can’t wait.
p.s. if you want more info on the 50th anniversary I use this website. http://www.cultbox.co.uk/features/guides/3929-doctor-who-50th-anniversary-news-summary