Remember in the 90’s there used be a room in your house that was called the “computer room”.
—J.J. Abrams, admitting that all that secrecy surrounding the Cumbervillain was maaaaaaybe a bit much. But it’s the studio’s fault, because who do you think he is? An A-list director who has some degree of control over these things and is also notoriously obsessed with secrecy? Pssht. BRB, eyerolling into the final frontier. (via themarysue)
Yeah, it couldn’t possibly be his decision… Oh no… That would mean he makes mistakes…
Right, bc making somehting for Star Trek fans would be the worst possible idea ever- everyone know’s they’re just 47 year olds living in their moms’ basements.
All Over the Map: Castiel in Season 9
Okay, I know there is a lot of anger around about Castiel’s characterisation in season 9, the fact that he was human for four episodes and now that seems to be over, and the view of some people that our beloved extraordinary multidimensional wavelength of celestial intent has been made into a straight white dudebro. Well, I don’t feel that way. I love Castiel (let me begin by clearly stating my bias) and I don’t feel that way at all. This is my take on Castiel in season 9.
In Holy Terror I’m pretty sure Dean said of Castiel, “he’s been all over the map”, and I think this is a good point from which to begin. Castiel has been inconsistent. Dean knows it, we know it.
I understand the complaints about Castiel seeming OOC. In 9x01 he was basically the same Castiel as always, just minus his powers. Then in 9x03 he seemed almost like a different person at times - his mannerisms had changed, even his way of speaking was different when he was with April. Then 9x06 he was a bit more like the old Cas, except he was terrified and confused and vulnerable. He was still different from the Cas of old; he smiled more easily, his mannerisms were less stiff. Then in 9x09 Cas was back in town and he was investigating a case with confidence, scheming his way out of captivity with cunning, and also got drunk and talked about sex and thinking April was hot. It’s enough to give you whiplash.
But I think I get why it’s been that way, and I think it has been entirely deliberate.
Castiel’s template for humanity is the Winchesters, and in particular he tries to emulate Dean. Like, a lot. It’s not the first time he’s done it, by any means. It’s a thing he does.
I’m watching The X-Files and we see Scully grieve a child she unknowingly gave birth to and knew for less than a week more than we see Amy grieve over losing River
Both went through the Mystical Pregnancy trope yes but we see Scully, over several seasons, dealing with what happened to her whereas Amy gets the tail end of A Good Man Goes to War and is then magically fine
Thumbs up Chris Carter
Thumbs down Moffat