A to Z Challenge - Q
Q already! I'm back home, back in Australia and back at work. Just need to stay on track for the next 9 days to finish the blog challenge and find some more blogs to read!
Q is for "Silence will fall when the Question is asked"
This quote was the over-arching theme for Matt Smith's tender as the Doctor. It was first mentioned in series 5 although it wasn't until series 6 that we finally found out who The Silence were, the end of series 6 before we found out what the question was and the end of series 7 before the question was (sort-of) answered. That, in a nutshell, sums up Stephen Moffat: ask a question or pose a mystery 3 YEARS before you bother to answer or explain it. River Song's life is another great example. His mystery setting, story building style reminds me a lot of Joss Whedon (Buffy and Firefly) and Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars)
"On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the eleventh, when no living creature can speak falsely or fail to answer, a question will be asked, a questions that must never, ever be answered. The First Question, the oldest question in the universe, that must never be answered, hidden in plain sight."
Brilliantly, that question was (of course) Doctor Who? I love Stephen Moffat.
Q is for Quirinus Quirrell
The "bad guy" from The Philosopher's Stone (I'm Australian - we had the proper British titles, not the American publisher's 'our-readers-are-too-dumb-to-know-what-a-philosopher-is' title - I don't think you're dumb, I think your publishers think you are). Quirrell was presented as the weak, weedy, no backbone, dull professor who it turned out was aiding Voldermort all along. Who knew? I love that when you re-read the book or re-watch the movie you can pick up the clues that it's really Quirrell, not Snape, out to ruin Harry's day.