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A further spoilery thought

Moffat says in the Confidential that "that pregnancy" will be an important part of the coming series.

My first thought was, "Oh, CRAP. Not again!" But at least there aren't any nasal-pharyngeal tumors.

ETA: ... but it's not just that. It's not just the flashlights, the warehouse full of alien tech, the secret that goes back decades, the rogue FBI agent, the shadowy figures in black suits, the memory wipes, the dark, the damp, the dripping, and the red-heated heroine whose pregnancy will be an important part of the series.

It's that as we sit in the dark and watch, we know that we aren't going to understand what's going on until the end of the season, if then. It's that nothing can be discarded as meaningless, yet nothing yet has meaning. It's that we know Moffat has a mythology -- but that he tells us only what he chooses, when he chooses, always leaving a little for next season. And still we sit in the dark and watch.

*THAT'S* the X-Files.

I will say, though, that it's kind of refreshing to find oneself rooting for President Nixon as he tries to send help to a little girl.

Also that were it not for spoilers and the inevitable Jossing I'd want an icon of the girl's face in the space helmet and the caption, "What Really Happened To Samantha Mulder".



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Apr. 26th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Ha! I love that icon idea.
May. 2nd, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
I still want to do it!
Apr. 26th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Dear God in Heaven, you're right. So, as if Moffat's regular regurgitive tropes weren't enough, he's now regurgitating Chris Carter. Lovely.
May. 2nd, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
Other people have cited Lost as a probable influence, but as I didn't watch that, it's the X-Files that I see as a major influence. At least on the style and content of this episode.

It's not that it was inevitable, either: you could conceivably use Area 51, FBI agents, and aliens, without all ... all the other elements borrow from the X-Files (which are too many to list, down to the potential hostile alien intervention in ob/gyn matters. At least Chris Carter realized that that was disturbing.)
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