Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Truly Christmas Special!

I rush down to the television, hop onto the couch, then turn on the TV with the silver and black remote. I fumble with the buttons when I switch to channel 810. I turn to channel 810 just in time for the Doctor Who Christmas special. Doctor Who is a BBC Sci-Fi TV series I have been watching from the first episode. I press the "info" button on the remote and the episode's name pops up. It is The Time of the 
Doctor. I am extremely excited because I was waiting for this special episode to come out for a while. At the same time, I am sad because in this episode, there is going to be a new actor that will replace Matt Smith. He is my favorite Doctor because he is extremely hilarious and he thinks bow ties are cool. I totally agree with him. The new actor is Peter Capaldi. I hope he is as good as Matt Smith or even better.

The Christmas special is exhilarating and cliff-hanging. It is breath taking and goose-bump-rising sometimes, but makes you laugh at other times. It is also super sad at one part, and it almost made me cry (spoilers if I tell you). I think one of the funniest parts is when the Doctor gets transported to a Dalek ship with a Dalek visor in his hand. The episode features past, but not as scary enemies, such as Daleks and Cybermen, to past scary enemies that can make you turn off the TV and hide under your bed sheets, such as Weeping Angels. Daleks are creatures that the Time Lords fought in the Time Wars. Cybermen are humans whose brains have been put in metal suits and removed of all emotions and past memories. Their main goal is to "convert/upgrade" the universe.

Besides Vashta Neradas, Weeping Angels are perhaps the scariest creatures in Doctor Who that you will ever hear about. They are quantum-locked inside statues and have the best defense mechanism in the universe. When you look at them, they become stone, but if you look away, they move unbelievably fast. If they touch you, you are sent back in time. They let you live your life out in a peaceful way. Their self-defense mechanism is also their weakness. If two or more Weeping Angels are looking at each other, then they can never move. That is why they cover their eyes, which makes them look like they are weeping. They are terrifying and make you shudder when you hear the name.

I think this episode almost topped the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who special. I can't wait for new episodes to come out. The Christmas special has tons of special effects. There are giant spaceships in space and shooting energy beams at everyone and electric hands and the whole nine yards. They even have a turkey! There was also a very sudden moment when they say the planet is Trenzalore (spoilers if I tell you the importance).

IT IS AWESOME! If you have never seen Doctor Who, I strongly recommend the series to everyone who loves Sci-Fi.

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