littlebitofallonsy asked stfu-moffat:
also, i’m pretty sure strax died in good man goes to war? i don’t understand how he’s alive again and in victorian london, helping solve crimes, when as i remember it, he was pretty reluctant helping the doctor, seing as he is a sontaran and everything, and then moffat had him killed in battle?
Strax DID die, but Vastra mentioned that the Victorian Strax was a genetic clone. I’m not really sure how else he relates to the original Strax, though.
hamletthemadmanwithabox asked stfu-moffat:
Would you be willing to elaborate a little on how Vastra and Jenny’s relationship is portrayed as a joke here? While I can see the other problems on reexamination of the video, I was actually all right with the portrayal of their relationship, at least as a vast improvement over the treatment it’s had before now…
The easy way to tell is how Vastra and Jenny said it and then how the inspector reacted. The women walked away, giggling as if they were making a joke out of it and not being entirely sincere, and the inspector’s reaction was surprised and confused. The entirety of the inspector’s character was supposed to be a ‘joke’, but it still comes off as highly insensitive since his bigotry wasn’t so much criticised in the show - the assumptions about the other characters were criticised, but not the bigotry itself.