July 3rd, 2007

breaking bad

The void stares back

A couple of highly contrasting and interesting perspectives on the season finale of doctor who. altariel writes here. Her perspective is that the season self-reflectively meditates on its own cultural influence, particularly for children.
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In a quite contrasting style, rozk meditates on the power dynamics between the Master and the Doctor.
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Whereas for me, the story is all about mortality. What happens when you live forever, or try to live forever? How much will long life itself change you? How much will the things you have to do to keep living change you? When do you have to let go of the self in order not to betray yourself?

What's that you say? - we look into the total perspective vortex and see ourselves staring back?