Doctor Who Story 208 – Amy’s Choice

“Five years later and you haven’t changed a bit, except for aging.” Rory needs to cut off that ponytail.

Wow, that was terrible.

Doctor Who Story 207 – The Vampires of Venice

Rory is wearing a stupid tshirt from his bachelor party. I recently walked by a woman wearing a shirt that says “I Do Team” or something like that. Made me think how horrible our society is that we make clothing for one wear only.

HAHAHA! The Doctor, the cake, telling Rory that Amy tried to kiss him, and he’s a lucky man, she’s a great kisser. I love this show so much.

Oh great a plague episode. It’s more fun when we’re in a plague ourselves.

Amy’s a bit mean to Rory.

My wife makes a good point. Amy is a stripper, so Rory should be less nervous about a stripper jumping out of a cake at his bachelor party.

Why are you scared of heights if you can jump out of a spaceship, crash through a skylight and just stand right back up?

Those children, eating their mother. How rude!

Doctor Who Story 206 – The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone

The Time of Angels

River’s great.

Sulky Doctor because River is better than him is great.

I forgot how great this episode was because I was focused on how bad the story is.

See, and the video clip moving is dumb, but the interactions between the Doctor and Amy, River and the Doctor, Amy and River are all so good.

The Doctor is on Virginia Woolf’s bowling team? Hmm, she died in 1941, a lot later than I would have thought.

Amy’s hand turning to stone. Is that a reference to the Pompeii episode she was in?

The best part of this story is truly the relationship of those three characters. I love it so much.

Flesh and Stone

The forrest is fun. I want a tree-borg.

Did Alex Kingston know that Amy is River’s mum, yet? Did Moffatt?

The Doctor is such an idiot, and I love it.

RORY’S IN THE NEXT EPISODE!

Doctor Who Story 205 – Victory of the Daleks

That’s not John Lithgow.

“Would you care for some tea?”

Once again Amy is proving herself to be more intelligent than any previous Nu Who companions.

The British bombers in space yelling “tally ho” is amazing. This is the most British show there is.

What’s the translation of rels to seconds? This is why Google exists. “A rel was approximately 1.2 seconds.”

Amy really shines through in this episode. It’s really obvious why she’s my favourite companion of the modern era.

Here’s some more Lithgow.

Doctor Who Story 204 – The Beast Below

What adult doesn’t think this education system is creepy as fuck?

The Doctor is such a liar, but I like this intro to adventures with him.

I’ve never loved this episode, but I certainly love Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

The Doctor pushing off that he’s the last of his species with, “Long day, bad day” is prefect.

Close your mouths!

They always went on about how Rose was brilliant, but I think they show Amy’s smarts.

Doctor Who Story 203 – The Eleventh Hour

Hate the new logo, but the rest of the opening credits is an upgrade… though the old logo sucked, too.

Amy praying to Santa is great.

I like that the TARDIS has a swimming pool in the library.

Matt Smith is great.

The whole eating scene is such a great scene for the wackiness and wonderfulness that is Matt Smith.

The Doctor leaving for “five minutes” and Amelia’s reply of “people always say that” is heartbreaking. And now she’s packing a bag to run off with the Doctor.

Rory!

Olivia Colman! Oscar winner, Olivia Colman!

Amy is great!

This doctor needs to listen to her staff.

“Do I just have a face that no one listens to? Again?”

I love that Amy is a stripper.

Where to start in that 30 seconds. Matt Smith saying no she hadn’t seen him because he has a new face and then stretches it and does funny things. Matt Smith finding out what a “kiss-a-gram” (read: stripper) is and saying “you were a child 5 minutes ago!” Or “You’re worse than my aunt,” “I’m the Doctor, I worse than everyone’s aunt!” That’s the best 30 seconds of Doctor Who. Bravo!

Doctor, maybe don’t send a lady’s scooter running out of her control… or a giant firetruck to careen down the road out of control.

Oh Jeff being more attractive than Rory. The good news is Rory is the one she marries.

The giddy look on Matt Smith’s face as he drives the fire truck is great.

Yay! The aliens are gone!

Amy is the literal personification of wide-eyed.

I love the new set.

Poor Rory.

Doctor Who Story 202 – The End of Time

Dreamland

A decent story about Area 51 would be nice, but I don’t think this is it. But it’s nice that David and Georgia got to work together again. I assume they were a couple by this point.

The Doctor making Die Hard and Alien references is great.

I wouldn’t mind the Doctor having an indigenous companion.

Uh oh, the military is controlled by an alien.

This animation style makes David Tennant look sickly.

There’s too many groups in this story. The US military, the Roswell Greys, the insects, the swarm, the robots.

People pick up the TARDIS way too easily.

Doctor, don’t set up other people with your wife. Well, unless you’re into that, you kinky bastard.

The End of Time Part One

Ahhh, it starts with narration, always a terrible sign.

Wilf!!!

People are stupid if they are trying to resurrect the Master.

They’re really playing the Master as too insane. It’s not enjoyable.

The narration is horrible. Sorry Mr. Bond.

What’s with the Master wanting to eat people? Also, I feel sorry for John Simm and all these shots of him eating.

This father daughter duo are gross. Like Trump and his daughter.

That’s a good hallway for the Doctor to run in.

More talking heads on news programs.

Boo! Wilfred is now trapped.

The head shaking special effect is so bad. Though most of this story is so bad.

“There is only the Master race.” Dude, I don’t think you know what that means.

“For Gallifrey!”

The End of Time Part Two

I really wish David Tennant’s ending wasn’t so bad, but at least I have tasty quiche.

It’s so strange that the lords of time resort to prophesy.

I don’t believe that 7 billion Masters would defer authority to the original one. I think you’d have fun chaos.

“He loves playing with Earth girls.” Well, “Earth Girls Are Easy.”

Why does the Doctor have such a huge hard on for the Master?

God, this show is so bad! James Bond throws a diamond from his place in this time lock at a picture of Earth and it just shows up on Earth?

What’s with sci-fi and senates and big open pits and balconies over it?

Remember when the Doctor fell from a tower and regenerated into Peter Davison? And now he can just jump out of a spaceship and crash to the floor?

The Master I know loves being the Master. I can’t believe that he’s so upset about being who he is. Also, Gallifrey is huge.

The Doctor is a bit cruel to Wilfred.

Honestly, the Doctor should leave him. Have him dictate a note to the Doctor for his daughter and Donna. Probably separate notes.

I can’t believe that made Mickey and Martha get married. They are so bad.

David Tennant’s Doctor is always so sad. It will be really nice to have a less sad Doctor.

It is nice to see all the Doctor’s companions one final time.

Hello Matt Smith, Goodbye David Tennant.

Doctor Who story xx – The Sarah Jane Adventures series 3

Prisoner of the Judoon

They’ve added a saga sell to the beginning of the episodes. Quantum Leap always had the best one.

Watching The Sarah Jane Adventures right after Torchwood‘s “Children of Earth” makes me think that Jack should have called Sarah Jane. She has expertise of working with children.

How does Sarah Jane know about the Judoon?

I love the spray bottle.

“Mr Smith, if your central processor fully functional?”

Well that escalated quickly. Mr Smith is going to blow up all of Bannerman Road.

Wow, Elizabeth Sladen is terrible at playing the baddy. I hate saying this.

Wow, I think that’s the first contract security that act realistically. Running away because they should.

Oh wow, Sarah Jane talking to herself via the mirror is so bad.

The Mad Woman in the Attic

That’s Rani.

Clyde’s a good drawer.

I’m only 7 minutes in and it’s so BORING.

These kids blab way too much about their alien hunting.

Let’s finish this story before lunch…

I really don’t like the structure of this episode. Framing it from old lady Rani is terrible.

K-9!

This is a pretty positive story. It’s just bad.

The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith

The Doctor is in this episode. Also, she has an alien boyfriend or something like that. It would be nice if Sarah Jane had a boyfriend… or a girlfriend would be good too.

Mr Smith and K-9 need to be friends with one another.

There’s a TARDIS sound!

Peter and Gita don’t rhyme. British people are so weird.

The CG slug is horrible, but K-9 is adorable.

“Luke says she’s never been to his place.” As if! Where do you think they’re getting down to it? Have you seen how small her car is? They’re not teenagers, that’s going to hurt their backs.

The Brigadier is in Peru, apparently the actor had a stroke recently and wasn’t able to come. It’s a shame. It would’ve been great.

Doctor, the TARDIS needs a tune up.

“Stop this wedding, now!” Screams the Doctor as he barges into the ceremony. “Master!” Says K-9

Why does the Doctor have a grager, is he Jewish? Haman, BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The kids are shit out of luck without the Doctor.

I love stealth K-9.

I love when David Tennant’s Doctor pretends to be mad and cruel.

I would have loved to see Tom Baker in The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The Eternity Trap

The saga sell is weird. It’s Clyde’s point of view. Sarah Jane is obviously the main character. Luke is either second or third. Maria/Rani is probably actually second as the show is kinda told from their point of view and their curiosity. Clyde seems to tag along. Though this season, he is getting more to do. Also it ends with Sarah Jane asking him if he’s ready as she and Luke open the door. Rani isn’t there.

Sarah Jane is really dismissive.

What’s the point of moving the books back and forth if you stop before Sarah Jane looks?

That’s not a bad photograph for the 1600s.

This is a fun little horror film.

Mona Lisa’s Revenge

The extended Doctor Who universe is reminding me that no show since the original has taken any risks in theme music. Doctor Who‘s theme, especially Delia Derbyshire’s realization is so completely unique and unlike anything else in pop culture.

I like that they’re returning to Clyde’s drawing again.

Wow that was such a “you’re not my real mom” moment.

Russell Davies loves unrequited love. “Though, quit your moaning, love, do us all a favour” is exactly what I was thinking.

She does not look like Mona Lisa. How is she English? I understand that maybe if she’s in the Louvre, then she’s overhearing a lot of tourists and English is a common language. But why does she have an English accent?

That was quite some deus ex machina.

Hahaha! I didn’t expect the assistant to turn him down. YAY!

Doctor Who – The Waters of Mars

This aired in between episodes 10 and 11. So here’s a link to it.

The Gift

I don’t get why they are so enamoured with the Slitheen and use them so often.

I think that’s the same countdown screen as “Waters of Mars.”

The other shoe is gonna drop soon, isn’t it?

Found the shoe!

Poor Luke.

How is Luke not getting in trouble for bringing in K-9?

Oh good, he got caught with K-9, but the teacher didn’t do anything.

Luke is saved!

Sarah Jane needs some adult friends.

Doctor Who Story 201 – The Waters of Mars

Before this aired most of series 3 of Sarah Jane Adventures had aired, but the blog post will be after this one, as there’s two more episodes. I am watching in order, though.

You don’t tend to see the Doctor in a spacesuit as he leaves the TARDIS.

That robot’s adorable.

Gadget Gadget needs a bit of work.

It’s gotta suck being the Doctor, you can’t go anywhere and just enjoy yourself.

Like most Doctor Who stories, this story makes absolutely no sense.

When the Doctor replies to Brook to tell her the reason he’s telling her about her family’s future is “for consolation” is heart wrenching.

Put on spacesuits.

The Doctor is lucky that his spacesuit wasn’t punctured.

The Doctor is suddenly very arrogant.

With Gadget Gadget in the TARDIS I now wish he became a companion. Matt Smith would have loved him.

Captain Brooke calling out the Doctor for his recklessness is such an important part of Doctor Who.

But no to the voiceover “I don’t care who you are, the Timelord victorius is wrong.”

Doctor Who Story xx – Torchwood: Children of Earth

Tonight’s The Night

This is a mini-episode of Doctor Who that aired between “Planet of the Dead” and series 3 of Torchwood. Since it’s Jack in the TARDIS, I’m going to lump it in with Torchwood.

That was terrible, until David Tennant showed up.

Day One

It’s Malcolm fucking Tucker! Aka, the Doctor!

Rhys is always an asshole, even to children.

Does everyone in Cardiff know about Torchwood and what they do?

Those people in a hospital not wearing masks is wrong. I’m too surrounded by COVID.

The laser sutures should be commercialized.

Someone’s in Vancouver. Vancouver is great.

Would be so much better if Martha was able to be in the episode.

The new doctor1 reminds me of Matt Smith.

We. We. We. I need a wee!

If that happened at my place of employment, all the children stopping, screaming, saying “we are coming” over and over again, then them all resuming as normal, I honestly don’t think I’d blink an eye. Kids do weird things. Good thing Torchwood, UNIT, and Peter Capaldi are on the case.

“We need a child,” Jack, don’t say that to Ianto if you won’t admit you’re a couple.

Aww, it’s Jack’s daughter.

Jack is a complete asshole, asking his daughter to take his grandson for experimenting. Ianto and his niece.

Ianto’s brother in law’s a piece of shit.

Doesn’t the Torchwood car have a GPS?

Don’t give out your username and password. I really hope the civil service at the Home Office would know that, especially the secretary for the top civil servant (Deputy Minister? That’s what we would call that position in Canada. I think it’s Permanent Secretary in the United Kingdom after some very quick Googling) of the Home Office.

So more people have these laser sutures?

See, he gasps for air when he is resurrected, why didn’t he do that in Doctor Who?

Gwen should not have a baby!

Jack has a bomb in his belly. Cliffhanger time!

Capaldi is so sad.

Day Two

I don’t like this Prime Minister. He’s not willing to take responsibility, he’s more concerned about his job than he is about doing the right thing.

I didn’t notice last episode that there’s no opening credits anymore.

How did Gwen survive that sniper? Now I’m wondering how Ianto is surviving it.

Second reference to Canada.

Why are people honking at children stopped when they know this is not just kids hanging out and having a lark.

How did Ianto get that concrete block out of the building? That doesn’t really make sense

Day Three

I thought Jack would be into tracksuit bottoms.

God! Russell Davies, stop with the news broadcasts!

Why would someone leave their kids with a couple of people who just had police barge into their house with guns. I wouldn’t do that.

Why did you step out of your car to take a phone call and leave the keys in the ignition?

Jack’s daughter is an idiot.

Jack should change his outfit. Seriously, it’s time to stop wearing that stupid outfit.

I think they think Torchwood are the good guys, they’re not.

The 456 needs to learn to use their words. “Speak” “I am speaking” “We will speak” Why the fuck didn’t you just say that?

It makes no sense for civil servants to negotiate, and if the US government wants the president there, they can approve the room with haste.

He says “the Provinces and Territories of Canada” as if that’s the name of Canada. It’s simply Canada. Third mention in three episodes.

Day Four

12 children for millions of lives seems reasonable.

Ianto, he’s lived hundreds of years, you expect him to tell you everything he’s done?

Jack’s daughter reminds me of the actress who played Susan, Carole Ann Ford, in Doctor Who.

This is a big enough issue, Martha might be on her honeymoon (if UNIT hasn’t recalled her already) and she has the Doctor’s phone number. Call him.

“Thanks everyone, let’s take a break.” I don’t think that’s a time to take a break.

What did Jack really expect. The aliens had biological warfare, there’s only one on Earth and they have no idea where the rest are. How are they possibly going to fight? Jack is 100% responsible for Ianto’s death, plus all the other deaths in Thames House.

Day Five

Oh, I remember what the children hooked up to the aliens look like, the Toclafane.

The US government has no authority to override the UK government on UK soil.

UNIT sends a colonel to talk to the 456, and not a General? Or even the Brigadier?

Really? It’s about drugs? Yikes.

Why are they telling all this information to Alice?

The “nice kids are safe.” I don’t think they understand how systematic racism would be a part of this and I think “Children of Earth” really really loses a lot because it doesn’t address this.

Keep your vest on, Officer Andy!

Alice, don’t leave your child with a stranger in these times!

This was a horrible resolution to this story.

Governments the world over should fall because of what they did. The UK government at the very least. It had gone much too far for status quo to continue.

The careers of Doctor Who prime ministers is very short.

“You can not run away.” “Yes I can, just watch me.” There’s another reference to Canada.

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