Terrifying Fact Number Two, is that I’ve just watched Matt Smith carrying a flaming torch on screen. Oh, it’s for such a thrilling scene in Episode 12. Really and truly, magnificent and epic. A proper movie moment. But never mind that, it’s Matt carrying a FLAMING TORCH. Look, Matt’s lovely, he’s a magnificent, brand new, hilarious, heartbreaking, heroic Doctor — but the fact is, if that man walks into a room with a coffee then it’s only so long before you’re wearing it. No, really, clumsiest man on earth. He walks like he’s in a constant state of surprise at his own limbs. I remember when he turned up at a Worldwide meeting really early on, and the first thing he did was spill a cup of coffee over a rather lovely woman. Naturally she giggled, flushed and introduced her mother. (Ahh, life when you’re Matt&! I accidentally made eye contact with the same woman — she phoned the police and shot me in the face.) On the way out he apologised to a completely different woman for the coffee incident. “That was the wrong woman,” I said, as he went out the doors. “Nope,” he replied, “That was the second cup.”
Oh, and there was the top secret, very special, extra readthrough for Episode 10 (I’m talking that up, but what the hell) and Matt came striding in with a GUITAR ON HIS BACK. I have honestly never seen a whole roomful of people flatten themselves against a wall with such a high-pitched squeal of terror. Except Karen, of course, who trotted along behind him without a care in the world. Oh, the horror as the Doctor spun and chatted and coffeed a series of delighted women. How that guitar arced and scythed! Swish! Get down, Karen! Swish! Karen, save yourself! Swish! Not her face, Matt, NOT HER FACE!! Ah, the memories. You know, to this day I’m not sure if Matt knew he had a guitar on his back — he might just have collided with a musician.
Steven Moffat (via locomotortardis)
He walks like he’s in a constant state of surprise at his own limbs.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MY BRAIN, STEVEN MOFFAT. I MUST REWATCH THE ENTIRE SEASON AND TRY TO FIGURE THIS OUT.
I think we all need a chart. I’m hoping next week clears things up rather than making it more confusing…
I’ve been doing a lot of internet searching since watching last night’s episode and it’s all just made me more confused. Amy and Rory’s timeline of this season is definitely all wonky and crazy. The house he dropped them off at last week is the house they’re in at the beginning of the season, so did he drop them off at a different time other than present Earth time? Was the beginning of the season really pre-River being born in Amy’s timeline? And then there’s the perfume ad in last night’s episode, which is supposedly still pre-Doctor’s death (because he’s going to his death the next day and the newspaper was dated the date before he dies at Lake Silencio), but how did it have the name petrichor and the tagline “for the girl who’s tired of waiting?” Because those are both from season six and Amy hasn’t supposedly lived them yet. I’m just assuming next week we’ll find out that there’s been a lot of time jumping that we’re not aware of and that we’ve watched their entire lives out of sequence this season. Because at the beginning of this season they’re not really looking for the Doctor and haven’t had round two with him yet. And then in the beginning of the second half of this season they’re actively trying to find him and they’ve already had Melody/named their daughter after their daughter.
OMG MY HEAD HURTS. I HAVE TO STOP.