So I’ve just finished watching this. I may or may have not teared up more than once during the thing. Possibly. I’m not telling you that. I admit nothing.
Honestly, I thought this was going to be a simplistic, oh-let-us-wax-nostalgic sort of deal. And in a way it was, but I didn’t expect it to be so endearing, though! And so bittersweet. The bittersweetest! David Bradley breaking hearts! Jessica Raine being the Queen of Sass! Sacha Dhawan’s charming everybody with that amazing accent! And oh my god curse you/bless you for that final scene in the TARDIS, Gatiss. I mean, are you kidding me? Hate you/love you.
(Nobutseriouslythough: Mark Gatiss just gets Doctor Who. He gets it. He gets it so much it hurts.)
Sweet Surrender - [Farscape] Aeryn/John
[Watch in HD!] When I think “epic romance”, the first television pairing that comes to mind is that of Aeryn and John. Their love was so unbelievably real, I get emotional just thinking of them. I always wanted to vid for them, and this is my first real chance to do that. Using one of my favorite songs for one of my favorite couples is just what my holiday season needed, and I’d like to dedicate this to my best friend who introduced me to the show ages ago. Thank you, Liezl - and Happy Holidays!
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
the fact that peter capaldi has ALREADY ARGUED with moffat about scripts is extremely promising
"No one’s ever going to forget you." As Doctor Who turns 50, I’d like to pay tribute to arguably the most iconic companion, and my personal favourite. Sarah Jane Smith was played by the incomparable Elisabeth Sladen who is sadly missed, always, by generations of fans.