Doctor Who Christmas Special Will Be Superhero-Themed

…and it will take place in New York, naturally. Except that I thought he was never supposed to be able to go back to New York because of Amy and Rory and Moffat plot holes and all, but whatever — yo I heard you liked plotholes so I put a plothole in yo plothole so you can plothole while you plothole — it’s happening on December 25.

 

2e78t0je0az1000via Doctor Who: The Fan Show

Now, I haven’t really been a fan of current show-runner Steven Moffat and I definitely haven’t been a fan of the twelfth doctor’s run, but one thing I did love was Clara’s speech in the episode “Listen”:

Listen. This is just a dream. Very clever people can hear dreams, so please, just listen. I know you’re afraid, but being afraid is alright, because didn’t anyone ever tell you fear is a super power. Fear can make you faster, and cleverer and stronger and one day, you’re going to come back to this barn and on that day, you’re going to be very afraid indeed. But that’s OK, because if you’re very wise and very strong, fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly. Fear can make you kind.”

Now, isn’t that sweet? Isn’t that lovely? Fear is a superpower. And so when Moffat said “I’ve always love superheroes… my [favorite] superhero is Clark Kent. Not Superman, Clark Kent” it makes sense. Clark Kent was the fear and the human weakness behind the mighty, god-like Superman persona. Which was which? Which was the real man? I choose to believe Clark. Because we’re all Clark, at our core. Weak, afraid, sad, vulnerable, and seemingly powerless. But if we let that fear in sometimes, if we use it, we can hone it into strength, and bravery, and power.

We can save the world. We could save ourselves. Which was which? Which was which.

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