There are a multitude of theories running around regarding who Clara Oswin Osward is. Everything from the “granddaughter” Susan to the Time Lord Romana, and Jenny as the Doctor’s test-tube daughter to an early regeneration of River Song. They are each plausible in the Doctor Who fairytale, and it’s amazing what that team of writers can do.
The River Song regeneration could be plausible as she mentioned being an “impressionable young girl” when she first meets the Doctor. Depending on a definition of “young”, that could have been Mel in Let’s Kill Hitler, but at that time, Mel was far from “impressionable” in the traditional sense. There’s also the issue that River’s regenerations bring around a new body, while Clara has been the same character twice. In a Steven Moffat-esque twist, this might still work. In the same episode, Amy mentions to River “Apparently you used all your remaining regenerations in one go. You shouldn’t have done that.” Perhaps as the normal regeneration process was interrupted, but she still retains some of the attributes. Maybe she’s now getting multiple 1UP’s. Same body, but having to continually take the slow route.
Amongst the guesswork, the hat should be thrown in that Clara Oswin Osward might be the legitimate daughter of the Doctor and River Song. To put it bluntly, they had to have had a few adventures together alone after they had been married. *nudge*nudge*wink*wink*
What’s the thrill and excitement in being predictable, anyways?
The TARDIS always takes the Doctor where he’s needed. Perhaps the TARDIS recognizes Clara, knows that the Doctor needs someone with him, and takes the initiative to bring the two of them together. With a mix of Time Lord DNA and human DNA with TARDIS blessings, the outcome could be a person that lives and dies, but retaining the same genetic codes. Almost like a reincarnation, complete with a simple mind wipe of the previous life (she obviously doesn’t recognize the Doctor in Asylum of the Daleks). Born on November 23, which is the date when the first Doctor Who episode was broadcast. A new life created on the birthday of the show?
Regarding the flirt and fascination with each other, it’s obvious that something’s pulling the Doctor and Clara together. It seems possible for an oddball twist reminiscent of the Star Wars Luke & Leia flirt-and-kiss before they knew that they were related.
Depending on how long Clara is planned to be a companion, the show could have lots of play time to build up the suspense of who Clara is. Sure, it would be a corny ending to the hype, but it also holds a much more emotional tie that could only be compared to the moment when we discovered that River Song was Amy and Rory’s daughter.
Besides, with Clara’s wit and feisty spirit, a “Hello Dad” could be delivered with the same enthusiasm as “Hello Sweetie”.
The name itself, Clara Oswin Oswald, seems like a brilliant search for anagrams. It’d be a shame if there wasn’t some kind of hint in there somewhere. Aside from some interesting words, “snow” does appear in it.
We inch closer day by day to the season premier of Doctor Who on March 30. I’m sure that the writers aren’t going to be letting us down. It’s going to be an intense roller coaster ride of adventure and emotion, and we can’t wait.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Oh geez, the month is almost over! Did you know that it’s Movember?
While the ladies get the highly publicized month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Save the Ta-Ta’s!), the Gents definitely take the proverbial cake for going about men’s health awareness in a far more creative way. November is Movember, a time to reflect and inspect. Balls.
The Movember movement has an amazing website and donation system set up. Teams and individual persons (ladies, too) sign up to raise money for awareness, education, and research. Guys get their whiskers growing all month in a physical display of their support.
So, in the efforts of finding a geek related team to support, what can be geekier than a team developed behind the Geek Squad counter, and Star Wars based? Ladies and gentlemen, that’s right, Stache Wars is on the board to raise funds. The crew includes a guy nicknamed “Lando” (apparently due to a darker complexion compared to his friends) and “Han Cholo”. If Obi-Wan was a real guy, he’d go with this team, and he already was sporting the hermit beard.
If you would like to make a donation, we highly suggest going through their team. You can view their Mo Space HERE
In all seriousness regarding men’s health and cancer, here are a few stats posted from the Movember website.
- Evidence suggests that about a third of the 571,950 cancer deaths expected to occur this year will be related to obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition, and thus could be prevented.
- 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
- In 2012, 242,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed and more than 28,000 men will die of prostate cancer.
- While not as common, men can get breast cancer. About 2,140 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among men and about 450 men will die from the disease in 2012.
In this last week of Movember, if you’re part of a sci-fi themed team, reply in the comments section below with a link to your Mo Space, and we’ll get a running list of links to direct people to your page.
AnywhereInTimeAndSpace.com will be venturing forth to tame the wilds of the country-side of Ireland at the end of next month. Okay, so maybe most of it is as tame as it gets, but hey, perhaps the fearless adventurers wouldn’t say ‘Nay’ to watching a round of Road Bowling, or chasing sheep, or running through ancient ruins pretending to be warriors. First area is going to be Dublin, then over to Galway, and then loop around more through Southern Ireland back to Dublin.
In the tradition of age old documentation, there’s going to be a montage assembled of awesome video and pictures. It would be fantabulous to hear suggestions you may have for theme songs to set the mood. Looking for absolutely any kind of music that is not sad, depressing, or unintelligible. Upbeat, whimsical, rock, etc, and should be roughly 4 minutes or longer.
Also! Do you know of any awesomely unique geeky or nerdy places to see in Ireland? Yes, the Cliffs of Moher is on the list (the same cliffs where Harry Potter & TDH was shot *green screen in Harry and Dumbledore*). And who wouldn’t miss the Book of Kells, which was the inspiration for the Cartoon-Network-esque animated movie “The Secret of Kells”? Yes, something of legend that could melt your face off… oh wait, that’s Indiana Jones… okay, so maybe just blind you a bit if you peeked at the glorious pages.
There are loads of other places, but your suggestions matter. Post the places and song suggestions in the comments section below! The person that suggests the chosen song will get something… Not sure what yet, but it will be something.