My Love of the King
My love for the writing of Mr. King is no secret. If you know me, you know my feelings for the Master of Horror. I have not read every single piece of his work, there are odd short stories out there that I will never have the joy of reading. Of his main list of published novels and collections, numbering 64 as of this writing, seven remain unread, and The Shining sits forlornly half-read. I’ll get to them all eventually, I hope. One of the joys of discovering King was the amount of titles. And his wonderful habit of releasing one book a year (lately two a year). I feel there will always be an unread Stephen King novel waiting for me.
Rewatching “The Eleventh Hour”
After participating in The Doctor Who Project with Allison M. Dickson and Justin Wasson, I have been rewatching episodes of the show. Tonight I watched “The Eleventh Hour.” This episode is the first adventure of the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, and his fiery new companion, Amelia Pond.
Here are my original thoughts of this episode from our Series 5 Review:
“I thought this was a great welcome to the new Doctor. I could already tell Eleven was going to be as brilliant as Ten, but with a little added insanity. The scenes with him and young Amelia in the kitchen are hilarious. I didn’t know how to feel about a new Doctor and a new companion all at one time. It was a little bit of a growing period for me. But Amy Pond has that independent spirit that all companions need. The story itself was only okay, though the comatose patients were a bit creepy. And the crack in the wall definitely opened up some questions. New Doctor, new companion, new showrunner, new TARDIS. Whoa, a lot to take in. 6 Sonics”
Well, this go around it was even better. I already love Matt Smith as the Doctor so there is no nervous anticipation. Plus all the knowledge I now have about the crack in the universe, silence will fall, the Pandorica opening adds a lot of value to the episode overall. The Doctor’s energy flows out of the screen and the viewer can’t help but smile the entire time. The ending is fantastic with a montage of all the past incarnations of the Doctor, all protecting Earth. And that, fellow Whovians, is what this show is all about.
The past few months, I participated in The Doctor Who Project with my friends Allison and Justin. In anticipation of the next season, I’ve been rewatching episodes. Tonight I decided to rewatch one of my favorite two parters featuring David Tennant as the 10th Doctor: Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead.