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Addison & Ryan Can't Believe It's Over! Doctor Who Chat On the Series 9 Finale!

Addison & Ryan Can't Believe It's Over! <em>Doctor Who</em> Chat On the Series 9 Finale!

Like actual time travel, several seconds of infinity have passed and now this season of Doctor Who is somehow already over. Addison and Ryan--your intrepid Doctor Who chatters--have regenerated several times in order to continue to be able to have these conversations. So, are they they hybrid? Is the Doctor the hybrid? Are you insane for reading this? Find out in this, the last Doctor Who chat until Christmas!

Ryan Britt

Okay
so
Addison
how are you doing
How are you feeling with this one?

Addison

brb singing about my feelings
THAT EPISODE BROKE ME

Ryan Britt

It was pretty special
I'm so impressed with this season
just keeps not being what I expected
and not in a bad way!

Addison

BUT if I may say so
you were right about predicting Ashilr as the hybrid
"The hybrid is Me"

Ryan Britt

Well, at least that was HIS interpretation!
That was a total fake out
we still kind of don't know

Addison

I KNOW
I don't even know where to start talking about the episode

Ryan Britt

Hmm
I know
I could do a top 25 for this one

Addison

okay
I bet you could

Ryan Britt

I guess I'm going to say this: tone tone tone
was so cool
and patient
Totally unpredictable too
I mean!
Did I think I'd see him driving a pickup truck?
I did not

Addison

Gosh
the first scene
in fact
the entire diner complex

Ryan Britt

so great
Such a weird shout-out too!

Addison

I KNOW
He played Clara

Ryan Britt

Yeah, the meta-theme reference was cool

Addison

Okay
Ryan
if you could change one thing about the episode
what would it be

Ryan Britt

I would have had Timothy Dalton back
as Rassilon

Addison

I feel that

Ryan Britt

OR
Missy?
Kind of surprised there was no Missy

Addison

I know
I really expected her to be there

Ryan Britt

How about you?
What would you change?

Addison

I would REALLY like for the Commander to have not regenerated
to the woman he regenerated into

Ryan Britt

why's that?

Addison

I don't know, I felt like the Commander was more "Commander-ish" in his previous regeneration

Ryan Britt

Well, I think it was cool to see a regeneration of someone who wasn't a big character

Addison

I mean, yeah

Ryan Britt

Plus, it was helpful to understand that this happens all the time
And they can somehow just tell

Addison

but any other person instead of that woman
Yep
also the flu analogy
best way to explain regeneration

Ryan Britt

Ha!
I really enjoyed being on Gallifrey
it's so tricky to figure out how to depict it
and I think this was much better than in "The Day of the Doctor"
it felt more real to me here

Addison

YES
Also, Gallifrey is basically in Nevada

Ryan Britt

Ha
As someone from the southwest of America, I love outer space desert planets

Addison

Space Glasgow
that cracked me up

Ryan Britt

Yeah super awesome
Well
I loved this pretty much from start to finish
I did love LAST WEEK's episode more
mostly because It was so beautiful and strange
This was heavy on mythology of the show (like this whole season) but it was still really moving and just...different than what I expected
way better than last year's finale
in every single way

Addison

It was so thorough
I loved it
Everything about Gallifrey explained

Ryan Britt

Well. Explained... for now

Addison

I mean

Ryan Britt

It's basically just kind of "hiding"
Oh!
I was kind of expecting us to see Capaldi head off and save Gallifrey!
Ala-"Day of the Doctor!"
BUT NO SPACE DICE

Addison

I was so taken aback by Capaldi in this episode

Ryan Britt

What do you mean?

Addison

and more literary references
in this episode
he was like Gatsby
Even in one of the scenes, he's like, "of course you can. Of course you can."
which is so beautifully constructed into the story in Gallifrey and going back to Clara's death

Ryan Britt

Totally!
Yes!
He was pretty awesome in this one
Ended so heroic
It's almost like the whole season is called "How the Doctor Got His Groove Back"

Addison

Exactly

Ryan Britt

Can we talk about the very ending?

Addison

YES
Were you surprised?

Ryan Britt

Which party?
New sonic screwdriver?

Addison

Absolutely!

Ryan Britt

I totally loved it

Addison

That's what we've been hoping for so long!

Ryan Britt

it was like a lightsaber
the way he caught it was so freaking rad

Addison

I love the flickering lights
I love that it's so NEW
everything is new
with this series
and I'm at this point where if Capaldi regenerated, I would die
not really

Ryan Britt

Same

Addison

but still

Ryan Britt

Well
he really killed it this year
I mean
I loved him last year
but this was really something special
think about it
from those first moments on the tank with the guitar
to these last few episodes
It feels really epic and big
but also, just a ton of solid Doctor Who episodes the whole way through

Addison

NOT ONE episode was bad
It was so timey-wimey without the mention of it being timey-wimey

Ryan Britt

Well, you didn't love "Sleep No More!"

Addison

True
It was insanity
but I didn't hate it either

Ryan Britt

I feel like the Doctor doesn't say that anymore since John Hurt Doctor made fun of that phrase

Addison

You could point at me and go, "I really don't know where she picks that stuff up"
:D

Ryan Britt

Ha
exactly
Brave words Dick Van Dyke

Addison

Ahhh
Wait
they played
Ten's theme

Ryan Britt

Yeah!
I'm telling you!

Addison

HE HAS TO COME BACK

Ryan Britt

The music this season was out of control!

Addison

or that

Ryan Britt

Maybe Ten will team up with Clara and Me in the other Tardis
So awesome

Addison

You never know
I love how there's two TARDISes now

Ryan Britt

Well
what's the Master getting around in?
I guess the Vortex Manipulator!
"Cheap and Dirty Time Travel!"

Addison

HA
I did tell you about the TARDIS crystal with the Metacrisis Tenth Doctor right?

Ryan Britt

?
You mean that deleted scene thing?

Addison

Yep

Ryan Britt

Where they are like: you can grow your own
I mean

Addison

There could've been three TARDISes by nowww
but there's not

Ryan Britt

That alternate universe makes no sense
why wasn't there a DOCTOR in that universe
already
Hmmm?

Addison

because Doctor Who is so on top about explaining things this series and tying loose ends

Ryan Britt

Ha
You're being sarcastic I assume

Addison

More or less

Ryan Britt

Nice!
Okay!

Addison

Top 3 this?

Ryan Britt

Let's do top three's!
YES
BAM

Addison

HEADBUTT

Ryan Britt

You first!

Addison

-The fact that the Doctor didn't recognize Clara at the diner. Actually, the whole entire beginning where the Doctor steps out with his guitar - it was like one of those movies with a spoiled rock star.
-Last episode made so much more sense this episode because of the confession dial being explained and how it wasn’t supposed to be like the torture chamber that it was.

Ryan Britt

NICE

Addison

aaaaaand
New TARDIS and the sonic screwdriver. BAM.

Ryan Britt

Perfect
Yeah
Mine are similar!
1. Loved the twist with Clara. I know some people are going to think it's cheap, but I think it's awesome. She WILL die on the trap street with the Raven, BUT she'll have some other adventures in between. Also means she can come back, and Ashildr too!
2. The tone. Just odd, patient and unexpected. The inversion of having a memory erasure was great too. The Doctor NOT REMEMBERING Clara
well
he does
he just doesn't know what she looks like
it's like a partial wash
3. the ending: like a heroic reboot. The way he puts on that coat. Catching the new sonic in mid air.
So freaking cool

Addison

IT WAS
I think the "from one heartbeat to the last one" thing was so cool

Ryan Britt

Yep
really neat
Predictions for X-mas?
Full on romp?

Addison

RIVER SONG

Ryan Britt

Or weird continuity stuff?

Addison

The title is "The Husbands of River Song"
do you reckon there's more than one Doctor?

Ryan Britt

I don't
I think that's fake out
and a reference to her having to deal with yet another new incarnation
I just hope she doesn't get her memory erased!
Plus
this has got to be pre-library River Song, I guess?
(which is insane because at this point that episode came out 7 years ago!)

Addison

Maybe
but I do think that's true
I wonder what's gonna happen
so much sass

Ryan Britt

I can't wait
I love her
Until Christmas Addison!
We'll have Doctor Who to help with our Star Wars comedown!

Addison

It's gonna be insane!
I can't believe we're done with this series

Ryan Britt

I think I want to watch it all over again!

Addison

I KNOW

Ryan Britt

And then see if I agree with myself!

Addison

I'll miss our re-caps

Ryan Britt

There's always time travel!

Addison

I mean, we could have been doing this for a billion years or so
time loop

Ryan Britt

over 5 billion recaps in the future...
Okay!
I gotta regenerate my body from the transport thing and go through the whole castle again!
Until X-mas!

Addison

Geronimo!

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