Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Whovian Wednesday: Goodbye My Raggedy Man

As we all know on Saturday, Matt Smith confirmed that he will be departing as the Doctor during the Christmas Special. While it's sad to see him leave, Smith had a good three season run and as we have all known from the beginning, the Doctors life in the TARDIS is brief, but oh so wonderful.
So as we prepare to say goodbye, here are my 11 favorite moments with Eleven.

1) The Eleventh Hour

While we were still in mourning over Ten, we were introduced to Eleven. Full of fun and childlike wonder. Much like Ten, there was something about him where you just wanted to go up and hug him. We also learned that apples are rubbish, beans are evil, and fish fingers and custard is the greatest if strangest food combination ever.
Also... Bow ties are cool. 

2) Vincent and the Doctor

This is my favorite series 5 episode and the last 10 mins of it helped cement it. I still tear up when he brings Van Gogh to the present to show him that his art is appreciated. Although he still Van Gogh still ended his life to Amy's dismay, Eleven has the perfect quote to sum up life, 

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”

3) “Biting is excellent. It’s like kissing only there’s a winner.”

In this Neil Gaiman penned episode, we find out who the Doctors real OTP is, the TARDIS. No matter how many companions he has, what other planets he visits or loves he has (Rose and River), his great love will always be the TARDIS. He does call her "Sexy" after all, but only when they are alone. 

4) Closing Time

I think Craig would have made a great companion to Eleven. I hope he comes back in some capacity for the Christmas Episode. This was my favorite interaction between the two. 

5) The Name of the Doctor

This is one of the most heartbreaking scenes to watch between Eleven and River because we know this verson of her is the one that Ten "saved" from the Library. I really liked River and Eleven together. I think she's just as feisty, (and sometimes even more so) as her mom Amy and she complimented him. I wish there could have been an episode with just the two of them. Also unlike Clara, the TARDIS approves of her.

6) "Raggedy man I remember you are you are late to my wedding!"

My favorite part of this episode? The Doctor dancing like a deranged Giraffe of course. It also has another of my favorite Eleven quotes, 

" We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one." 

7) "And here we are. You and me on the last page."

The last episode with Eleven and the Ponds left me a blubbering mess. Just watching this clip where he runs and finds the "last page" Amy left him in Central Park had me tearing up again. This show has given me so many feels.

8) "I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool."

Don't mess with the fez. Unless you're Amy and River. 

9) "I. AM. TALKING!"

I just love his first big epic speech as as the Doctor basically saying "don't mess with me aliens!" 

10) "Run You Clever Boy and remember..."

Moffat pulled a fast one on us by introducing "Clara" in the Asylum of the Daleks. Although at the time, the Doctor only knew her as Oswin Oswald and that she was actually converted into a Dalek. Now after watching the season finale, it all makes sense. Well kind of. 

11) Cue Benny Hill music. 

I didn't want to leave you with the feels, so here's a video of outtakes from series 5.

On second thought, I think watching this might make you even more emotional. 

1 comment:

Margaret said...

You have hit the nail on the head for my favorite moments! My favorite Doctor Who episodes were the Vincent and Craig ones (we really need more Craig...) and Eleven dances like a drunken giraffe I swear. And haven't all of his hats been blown to smithereens by River?