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Two Doctors and a Gang of Gangers

Published October 31, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 23

Episodes watched:  80

Today’s Episode: The Almost People

Writer: Matthew Graham

The fun part was seeing two Doctors and watching them interact!

 

Two Doctors

 

The reasoning behind this two parter can be summed up in this final scene between Amy, Rory and the Doctor once they are back on the Tardis..

 

RORY: Doctor! What is happening to her?

DOCTOR: Contractions.

RORY: Contractions?

DOCTOR: She’s going into labour.

AMY: Did he say…? No, of course he didn’t. Rory, I don’t like this. Ow! 

(grips her stomach and bends over)

RORY: You’ll have to start explaining this to me, Doctor.

DOCTOR: What, the birds and the bees? She’s having a baby. I needed to see the Flesh in its early days. That’s why I scanned it. That’s why we were there in the first place. I was going to drop you off for fish and chips first, but things happened and there was stuff and shenanigans. Beautiful word, shenanigans.

AMY:  It hurts! 

RORY: But you’re OK?

DOCTOR: Breathe. I needed enough information to block the signal to the Flesh.

AMY: What signal?

DOCTOR: The signal to you.

AMY: Doctor?

DOCTOR: Stand away from her, Rory.

RORY: Why? No! And why?

DOCTOR: Given what we’ve learned, I’ll be as humane as I can, but I need to do this and you need to stand away!

RORY looks at AMY who shakes her head. RORY looks back at the DOCTOR and then slowly backs away from AMY.

AMY: No. No! (turns her gaze from RORY to the DOCTOR) Doctor, I am frightened. I’m properly, properly scared.

DOCTOR: Don’t be. Hold on. We’re coming for you, I swear it. Whatever happens, however hard, however far, we will find you. 

(puts his hand to AMY’S cheek)

AMY: I’m right here! 

(puts her hands on his arm)

DOCTOR: No, you’re not. You haven’t been here for a long, long time.

The DOCTOR pulls away from her and holds up the sonic screwdriver. RORY gasps.

AMY: Oh, no!

The DOCTOR activates the sonic and AMY melts into Flesh.

INT. ???

AMY wakes with a gasp. She is lying in a bed and dressed in a white hospital gown. Above her, a window slides open and she sees the EYE-PATCH LADY.

EYE-PATCH LADY: Well, dear, you’re ready to pop, aren’t you? Little one’s on its way.

AMY looks down her body and sees she is in a position about to give birth and starts whimpering.

EYE-PATCH LADY: Here it comes. Pu-u-u-ush!

AMY screams!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH MY GOD.

Amy really is pregnant and got herself kidnapped?? As far back as ‘Merica?

Well… the midseason finale is A GOOD MAN GOES TO WAR… Till tomorrow!!

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Neil Gaiman plays God

Published October 29, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 25

Episodes watched:  78

Today’s Episode:  The Doctor’s Wife

Writer: Neil Gaiman

Now the first time I saw this episode, I thought, WOW that’s a great episode. Then later when I found out that Neil Gaiman wrote it, I was totally unaware of him. I had seen this film..

coraline

Which I thought was an amazing movie. He wrote the book that this film was based on. He also wrote this book too.. that I’m in the middle of, (I admit I’m in the middle of three other books as well..)

American Gods

I heard they are making a movie out of that too.

Neil has been a Whovian since the Tom Baker era, being a Brit, thus he was delighted when he got asked to write for the show. He said writing for the show was like playing God, because whatever he wrote, the Doctor would say!

So he added a ton of mythology to this episode,

  • Time Lords can change sex when they regerate, as the Corsair did..
  • There is a Squash Court 7, makes one wonder about squash court 6
  • The Tardis doesn’t nessisarily take the Doctor and his strays where he wants to go, but he does take them where they need to go.
  • The Tardis can archive rooms that haven’t happened yet.
  • Amy and Rory sleep on bunkbeds in the Tardis, and the Doctor doesn’t see a problem with it.
  • Timelords can send distress calls out, when needed.

There were so many good parts to this episode, but this really highlighted everything..

Amy meets the Tardis

Also, This is the best conversation between the Doctor and the Tardis, which explains why she says she’s “Sexy”.

Sexy

I also noticed that he did this..

face slap

I’ve heard it’s because that hand is newer than the rest of his body, due it being cut off way back in Christmas Invasion, as you recall, it’s a fighting hand, and the Doctor just said before the slap he has no idea what to do.

The Amy/Rory parts where a wee boring, especially with Rory ‘dying’ again. I just want to yell at Moffat to quit turning him into Kenny.

Another great line was said by Amy right at the end that really sums up the whole point of Doctor Who..

“Look at you pair, its always you and her isn’t it? Long after the rest of us are gone. The boy and his box off to see the universe”

Doctor working on the Tardis

Till tomorrow.. the worst episode of this season.

Pirates of the Caribbean meet Star Trek

Published October 28, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 26

Episodes watched:  77

Today’s Episode:  The Curse of the Black Spot

Writer: Stephen Thompson

We have another prequel…

 

Ooooooh scary!!!

We have another awesome guest star.. Hugh Bonneville! DOWNTON ABBEY! Love these guest stars after having the Sheppards! He does a lovely job playing Henry Avery.. whom after some googling is modeled after a real life pirate Henry Every, whom’s ship disappeared with some treasure in 1696, and this episode takes place in 1699.

We also have the Doctor wearing his third hat… the Fez, the Stenson and now a Tri-Cornered Pirate Hat?

hat

 

HAHAHA HAHA.. No.

The best scene is when the Doctor, Amy and the Captain enter the sickbay..

Toby Rory THe TARDIS

And Amy acting like a pirate.. just like Keira…

amy acting like pirate

Why Star Trek? Because of the hologram on Star Trek Voyager, that siren reminds me of this guy..

doctor

Who also happens to be a Whovian!!!

doctor who fan

Till tomorrow.. Neil Gaiman’s first stab at writing a Doctor Who episode with tons of LORE added!!!!

Who is that little girl?

Published October 27, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 27

Episodes watched:  76

Today’s Episode:  The Day of the Moon

Writer: Stephen Moffat

Ok second part.. I wish team Tardis kept Canton.. as Mark Sheppard was awesome in this episode, with Rory getting “killed” at the Hoover Dam, River running from him by jumping off a building, and Amy also got shot running from him too. I read somewhere awhile ago.. these types of bullets were known to put you in into a deathlike state, and the Doctor gave them to Canton to use.

The hand recordings were a cool device to use against the silence, great plot devise, as we saw everyone use them.

The best parts were when Canton told off the silence, in the orphanage,

Armed at the ready

Also, when the Doctor nearly got arrested and Rory and River used the Tardis to grab President Nixon to bail him out..

Impossible astronaut

And when Rory asked River what type of Doctor she was… she didn’t even have to look behind her to shoot, as she could see the Silent in Rory’s face..

River Shot

We also had the first sighting of eye patch lady, and we are still left with the mystery of who the heck that poor little girl is. We know she looks different now since she regenerated. Nor are we sure if Amy’s pregnant or not. Lots of mysteries remain for this season!

Till tomorrow.. PIRATES!!! ARGGGGGG!!!

The Doctor dies at the beginning?

Published October 26, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 28

Episodes watched:  75

Today’s Episode:  The Impossible Astronaut

Writer: Stephen Moffat

So, we begin Season 6! This season has a ton of mini episodes, like this episode has..

That’s Nixon! The Doctor is going to ‘Merica!

This is the first time that Doctor Who has actually filmed on site in ‘merica! In Utah! They are in Monument Valley.

I loved the beginning, as its clear that Eleven can travel alone and has fun doing so, as Ten could NOT hang out like Eleven can.

The best part of this is that Mark Sheppard is in it. Anyone who knows  sci-fyi knows this guy. He’s been in EVERYTHING.. Firefly, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Chuck, Battlestar Galactica, he even was in an episode of Sliders! What makes this episode even more awesome is that the guy that played older Canton, well that’s Mark’s father, William Morgan Sheppard! They play Americans in this, but they are British.

So,  the Doctor’s death is the story arc of this season, who killed him? Why did he have everyone there on the beach? Is he really and truly dead? Lots of questions to answer. Luckily we did learn more about the Silence, by actually seeing one!

We did learn that Eleven doesn’t like wine, just like Nine.  Ten, as you recall could drink it, and did often, but evidenced here and back last season in the Lodger, Eleven can’t stand the stuff.

Doctor who and Wine

Also another difference is that Eleven is cool with having a married couple on his ship.. compared to Nine..

doctor and family

He also under estimates Americans and our stupid love for guns..

Guns

Now, the best lines go to River, when she and Rory are having a lovely heart to heart as she’s unlocking a door..

RORY: What did you mean? What you said to Amy. There’s a worse day coming for you.

RIVER: When I first met the Doctor, a long, long time ago… he knew all about me. Think about that. Impressionable young girl, and suddenly this man just drops out of the sky, he’s clever and mad and wonderful and knows every last thing about her. Imagine what that does to a girl.

RORY: (softly) I don’t really have to.

RIVER: Trouble is, it’s all back to front. My past is his future. We’re travelling in opposite directions. Every time we meet, I know him more, he knows me less. I live for the days when I see him. But I know that every time I do, he’ll be one step further away. And the day’s coming, when I’ll look into that man’s eyes… my Doctor… and he won’t have the faintest idea who I am. (the lock whirrs) And I think it’s going to kill me.

Poor River she has to deal with so much. At least she was able to get a good slap in..

Poor Matt smith.. as they had to do multiple takes of that.

Finally this great Doctor’s request of the president that didn’t get fulfilled.. I think that no one knew what a Jammie Dodger was, and SWAT was just created in 1968, so they might not have known what the Doctor was talking about with that…

12 jammie dogers and a fez

Alas. At least we are left with a cliffhanger, as Rory and River are trapped in this room that is the exact same set from the second floor of the Lodger, and Amy shoots the astronaut just after revealing to the Doctor that she’s pregnant!

Till tomorrow.. More Morgan Sheppard!!!

The Missing Christmas Special

Published October 25, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 29

Episodes watched:  74

Today’s Episode:  A Christmas Carol

Writer: Stephen Moffat

This is the strangest Christmas specials of all the Christmas Specials. It’s not up on Netflix, its only up on Amazon. I found it after I was googling around for more Doctor Who, after I finished watching everything on Netflix. It’s a mash up of Voyage of the Damned meets the Unquiet Dead.

Rory and Amy are in the honeymoon suite, playing Kissogram and the Roman.. when the spaceship they are on starts crashing and they call the Doctor to save them. Sadly the only room seen on the ship is the bridge. The Tardis can’t land on the ship for some reason… thus the Doctor meets this cranky old man named Kazran Sardick (played by Gambon, aka Dumbledore)  that controls the cloud layer that is blocking the ship from making a landing. The old dude hates everyone and refuses to clear the cloud layer.

Thus the Doctor begins a Christmas Carol style remake on him.  Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take place.

The Best parts..

The Doctor’s psychic paper shorts out due to him lying that he is a mature and responsible adult, as young Kazran notes that he just sees squiggly lines.

The Doctor accidentally marries Marilyn Monroe. He later says it wasn’t a real chapel as a defense. I believe him…. eh?

The Doctor does says this awesome line when he first sees Abigail and asks whom she is..

Christmas Carol

The song Abigail sang was a wee annoying to me… and its stuck in my head now..

I’m off to bed to get it out, hopefully by tomorrow when Doctor Who comes to ‘Merica for the beginning of Season 6!