wealhtheow: Liz Ten: "Basically, I rule." (LizTenRules!)
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Oh man, how much did I love this episode?  SO MUCH. 

Fantastic plot, and some truly beautiful and creepy imagery.  Moffat is king of shots where you *know* something is going on in the off-focus background, or just to the periphery of the action.  Aie!  I loved the queen in boots and a little Red Riding Hood cape, I loved her bedroom, Amy floating in space, the grimy future...And I loved that Amy saved the UK in her nightie. 

I'm so glad to have a kind Doctor again!  (I love the bit where he's all, "oh, we just watch and never interfere" and Amy's all, "oh, but that little kid is so sad..." and then sees that in the time it took her to say that, he'd landed the ship and gone to comfort the child.)  He didn't snarl at anyone, or leap about shouting!  I love that Amy, the little girl, and Liz Ten all helped solve the mystery.  Liz Ten!  Oh god, how I love her.  I really, really want an icon that shows her in her red cape, gun in hand, with "Basically, I rule." (ETA: target acquired!) 

And in the end, it was Amy, not the Doctor, who realized the truth and hit the Button.  I'm so glad!  I got very tired of an alien making all humanity's big decisions for us--it was about time a human stepped up and made the big Choice for their own race.  This yearning for the right to determine our own fate is why I've always stood by Harriet Jones's choice as PM, and part of what ruined the Tenth Doctor for me.
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