So there’s the trailer for the last half season of Doctor Who as it premiered at Comic Con. Lots of WTF moments there…the Doctor in his tux, Amy Pond going all Samurai on what looks like Marvin the Paranoid Android from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Then there’s River Song with an eye patch looking very much like Madam Kovarian. Some monsters, cybermen, a big ugly minotaur kind of thing, some quality time between the Doctor and Craig Owens and then…and then…
Rory. Punches. Hitler.
Perhaps it’s appropriate that Captain America is also out this weekend. Sure, Captain America did punch out Hitler in a 1940’s comic cover:
And here’s one of Superman:
…and a freakin’ ninja turtle
The thing is a lot of people have been depicted punching out the worst evil of the 20th century, but you know what? Rory Williams is just some bloke from Leadworth. Sure he’s defied death, been plastic and been resurrected more times than bell bottoms, but at his core he’s just an average guy. I mean, he wasn’t even wearing his Lone Centurion outfit! No costume, no superpowers, not even a shoe and a BDSM fetish.
Just a punch in a face from your average bloke to the guy who most deserves it. Awesomeness.