Having suffered from depression myself, the only doubt I have is whether taking Van Gogh to the present to see how highly regarded he is was a good idea. Self esteem building aside, if I were Van Gogh I doubt I would ever be able to paint again having heard the art critic (based on Brian Sewell?) praise my work. How could I live up to that - every brush stroke would have to be second guessed...
I hald expected there to be less paintings in the room when the Doctor and Amy returned to the museum at the end of the episode.
Question, I've always heard van Gogh's name pronounced as 'go', is that pronunciation just an American thing?
I don't know. But I do know that I've heard the British laughing at the pronunciation (us being such great linguists and all...
I've always heard it pronounced as van Goch (like the Scottish word Loch). Unfortunately, I can't read Mirrorball's
phonetic spelling above to find out whether that's right.
Well, that was the first 'Excellent' of the season for me. I had tears in my eyes for the last 15 minutes. I thought the idea that no one except Vincent can see the alien, not even the Doctor, was great. Oh well, everything I would have wanted to say about the episode has already been said. It was moving, yet also humourous and entertaining.