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"Did you wish really, really hard?"

Spoilers Ahoy!!

So very, very much squee. Also costumegasm. Idris!TARDIS waaaaaaaaaaant.

Subtitle: "How many Fifth Doctor references can Neil Gaiman squeeze in before the opening titles?" :-D There were other-Doctor callbacks too, but seriously, the "robot king" (which admittedly could echo "Androids of Tara" as much as "The King's Demons," and doesn't directly refer to either if Amy was there, but still), jettisoning parts of the TARDIS to get more thrust, AND the Matrix (albeit one within the TARDIS rather than the one on Gallifrey) all right in a row?

Lots of speculation about Idris!TARDIS' riddle ("The only water in the forest is the river"), of course, and whether the obviousness of its referring to River Song should be trusted. My first thought, though, taking that as read, was to focus on the operative "only."

Because -- leaving aside for the moment where the forest might be -- if it has only a river, then it has no ponds...

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cybertardis
May. 15th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Isn't the second part of River Song's intro "Forest of the Dead"?
wiliqueen
May. 15th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Yep, and Moffat wrote those eps. That's figuring prominently in a lot of the spec I'm seeing.
darkmagess
May. 15th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
My first thought too. But that's not much of a warning if that's the reference, since he's already been there. Unless they're going back?
wiliqueen
May. 16th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
I was puzzling over that too. But then I realized, well, there IS a River there. She has been saved.
darkmagess
May. 15th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
No ponds! You are thinky, lady.

"Did you wish really, REALLY hard?" may be one of the best lines ever. =)
wiliqueen
May. 15th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
It probably wouldn't have occurred to me, but someone on my Twitter feed was amused that the season premiere had a River and a Pond by a lake, and the image stuck with me.

If that isn't THE best line ever, it's right the heck up there. :-D

Edited at 2011-05-15 06:35 pm (UTC)
amilyn
May. 15th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
This was just...JOY.
wiliqueen
May. 15th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
Joy! And gleeee! And SQUEEE!
diannelamerc
May. 15th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
General squee here as well...

...and ooooh, good catch on the pond angle...

hmmmmm....



PS: Damn, I need more current icons...
wiliqueen
May. 16th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
Rickrolling is unsuitable for any occasion! :-D I've been meaning to make a River one, but then I'm barely posting lately.
diannelamerc
May. 16th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
(so jetpack_monkey cursed told me after reading the post. ;)

Yeah, and me too..., especially being knee-deep in proofing right now I barely even read LJ at the moment.
kjaneway
May. 15th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
if it has only a river, then it has no ponds...

Oh, now that is a very good point! :-/
wiliqueen
May. 16th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
Of course, without knowing what/where the forest is, and what's happening there, hard to judge whether the Ponds WANT to be in it.
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