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The Sonic still doesn’t do wood

Published November 8, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 15

Episodes watched:  88

Today’s Episode: The Doctor the Widow and the Wardrobe

Writer: Stephen Moffat

poster for episode

Ah we have another prequel

So, the poor Doctor is headed toward earth, he lands in a field, and thus needs help finding the Tardis. Luckily this lovely little lady helps him find one..

Finding the Tardis Christmas epi

The funny thing about that spacesuit is Matt Smith’s hair. Poor guy had to wear his hair like that to keep it contained. That’s how wild it gets..

widow and wardrobe behind the scenes

My favorite part was when he mentioned that the Forest of Cheem fancied him… I loved that little shout out to Nine, and “The End of the World”!

I adored the room montage, especially the announcement of “HAMMOCKS!” and how he just jumped into them..

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Also the ending was great, how Mage was like, GO TELL YOUR FRIENDS YOU ARE NOT DEAD!!!

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Thus leading him to the Pond’s doorstep..

water pistol

I do not fault Amy for using it on him. 2 years thinking your friend was dead!?? At least River told them the truth.

Till Tomorrow, DALEKS!! SEASON 7!!! NO MORE NETFLIX!! Luckily I have season 7 purchased via Amazon… as I’m not one to wait around for it to be available with captions.

christmas sweaters and cybermen

Sorry I had to include this.. Matt, Karen wearing really bad Christmas sweaters and a Cyberman??

The Origins of Bob, the Angel

Published October 15, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 39

Episodes watched:  64

Today’s Episode:  Time of the Angels

Writer: Stephen Moffat

I love the Weeping Angels. They were awesome in Blink. Then Moffat can’t help but bring them back as we fans love them, but even though he expands on their mythology quite a bit.. in a way, it destroys the awesomeness of the weeping angel, how scary and awesome they are.  The whole “An image of an Angel becomes an Angel” just made me cringe. Amy does a good job fighting that one angel off  by actually attempting to shut one eye while keeping the other eye open.

One big tidbit that I just picked up was the name of the museum; The Delirium Archive, then the mention of the final resting place of the headless monks. It is like Moffat loves to foreshadow without you realizing it… damn that man. Wordplay is his favorite pastime it seems, especially when dealing with the Doctor.

Things we learn about River Song, Amy and the Doctor have no idea who she is. She is still a Doctor and not a Professor like she was in the Library. She knows how to write “Hello Sweetie” in old high Gallifreyian. Also, that she knows how to fly the Tardis without the brakes on, and that the Doctor did not teach her. She also has a kick ass pair of Louboutins with those red soles!

Time of the Angels

I will have more to say.. once I finish this two-parter tomorrow!

Television is Bad Mmmkay?

Published September 2, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 82

Episodes watched:  21

Today’s Episode: Idiots Lantern

Writer: Mark Gatiss

Omg, only once have I managed to get through this episode without falling asleep, and that was the first time I watched it. Ever since..I have fallen asleep toward the end. I wake up just when they are celebrating the coronation and the Doctor gives the kid the Vespa. Perhaps the Wire is real? Or it’s just that Gatiss’s writing bores me to sleep?

The wire

Interestingly enough, my friend that lives across the pond tells me how revered Gatiss is over there as a celebrity. I’m totally befuddled by this, I mean I love his writing on Sherlock, but of all the Episodes he has written for Who, this is his second worst in my opinion of the 6 or so he has written.

The Good: The opening scene with the Grandma declaring Television rots your brain, talk about foreshadowing! The scene where the Doctor and Rose are off to see Elvis play in NYC, but realize, they are in the wrong country only after he nearly mopeds into a double decker bus. The costumes where awesome in this episode as I really loved Billie’s dress, shades and shoes! I must give major props to the hair department for giving Ten a classic 50s style rather than the stickity up one that he normally sports. Well, after New Earth that kind has become his to-go-to hairstyle.

David epic hair

 

The Bad:  I did not like the bulling that was going on with the Doctor and Rose vs. the Father,although it did have a nice “oooohhh burn” feeling at the end, it’s not nice to play with someone’s feelings. Also the use of tongue again, must the Doctor LICK EVERYTHING?

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The Ugly: The Wire..god.. Gatiss you could have done better!!!

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Till tomorrow.. where we can have more fun with a better episode!

Farewell Tin Dog, We Shall Remember Thee..

Published September 1, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 83

Episodes watched:  20

Today’s Episode: Age of Steel

Writer: Tom MacRae

This episode isn’t as bad as the prior one… but yet.. let’s bring back our dear friends.. BULLETPOINTS!

-The Doctor and gang manage to get away from the Cybermen by using that crystal thingy… thus extending their stay in that ‘verse by 4 hours. Eh.

-Rickey gets killed by the Cybermen and Jackie gets upgraded.

-The Gang takes a three prong approach to taking down Cybus Industries in Battersea; Jake and Mikey destroy the transmission to the earpoddy thingys, Pete and Rose go in the front door by acting like Zombies, and the Doctor and Mrs. Moore go in through the cooling tunnels.

-Poor Mrs. Moore dies just as we were getting to know her better.. giving the Oncoming Storm some ammo against Lumic

-Pete and Rose get found out, and since Pete knows Lumic, he and Rose were brought to his attention, the same time the Doctor was found as well

The best part of the episode is when this convo took place.. after Lumic gets converted, and they are up in his office..

DOCTOR: And imagination? What about that? The one thing that lead you here. Imagination – you’re killing it, dead!

LUMIC: What is your name?

THE DOCTOR: I’m the Doctor.

LUMIC: A redundant title. Doctors need not exist. Cybermen never sicken.

THE DOCTOR: (stepping forwards in his enthusiasm) Yeah, but that’s it! That’s exactly the point!(despairingly) Oh, Lumic, you’re a clever man… I’d call you a genius, except I’m in the room. But everything you’ve invented, you did to fight your sickness. And that’s brilliant. That is SO human. But once you get rid of sickness and mortality, then what’s there to strive for? Eh? The Cybermen won’t advance. You’ll just stop! You’ll stay like this forever. A metal Earth with metal men and metal thoughts. Lacking the one thing that makes this planet so ALIVE.PEOPLEOrdinary, stupid, brilliant people.

LUMIC: You are proud of your emotions?

THE DOCTOR: Oh, yes.

LUMIC: Then tell me, Doctor – have you known grief – and rage – and pain?

THE DOCTOR: Yes. Yes, I have.

LUMIC: And they hurt?

THE DOCTOR: Oh yes.

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LUMIC: I could set you free. Would you not want that? A life without pain?

THE DOCTOR: You might as well kill me.

LUMIC: Then I take that option.

THE DOCTOR: It’s not yours to take. You’re a CYBER controller. You don’t control me or anything with blood in its heart.

LUMIC:You have no means of stopping me. I have an army. A species of my own.

The Doctor puts his face in his palm, exasperated. 

THE DOCTOR: You just don’t get it, do you? An army’s NOTHING. ‘Cos those ordinary people – they’re the key. (glances at the security camera) The most ordinary person could change the world.

INT. LUMIC’S ZEPPELIN, CONTROL ROOM

Mickey nods at this. 

THE DOCTOR: Some ordinary man or woman… some idiot…

Mickey’s head jerks up. He stares. 

THE DOCTOR: All it takes is for him to find, say, the right numbers… say, the right codes… say, for for example, the code behind the emotional inhibitor. The code right in front of him. ‘Cos even an idiot knows how to use computers these days.

Mickey’s mouth is open. He’s starting to catch on. 

THE DOCTOR: Knows how to get past firewalls and passwords… knows how to find something encrypted in the Lumic Family Database, under… what was it, Pete? Binary what?

PETE:(loudly) Binary 9.

MICKEY:(whispers)Binary 9.

He begins to type. The code starts to appear number by number on the screen. 

THE DOCTOR: An IDIOT could find that code. The cancellation code. And he’d keep on typing. Keep on fighting. (looks meaningfully into the camera)
Anything to save his friends…

INT. BATTERSEA POWER STATION, CONTROL ROOM

LUMIC: Your words are irrelevant.

THE DOCTOR:(grinning) Talk too much, that’s my problem. Lucky I got you that cheap tariff, Rose. For all our long chats. On your PHONE.

Another meaningful glance into the camera. Does the ‘phone’ sign. 

INT. LUMIC’S ZEPPELIN, CONTROL ROOM

MICKEY: The phone…

He takes out his own mobile. 

INT. BATTERSEA POWER STATION, CONTROL ROOM

LUMIC: You will be deleted.

THE DOCTOR: Yes, delete, control, hash, all those lovely buttons.

INT. LUMIC’S ZEPPELIN, CONTROL ROOM

Mickey types the numbers into his phone as a text message. 

INT. BATTERSEA POWER STATION, CONTROL ROOM

THE DOCTOR: Then of course, my particular favourite – SEND

INT. LUMIC’S ZEPPELIN, CONTROL ROOM

Mickey presses ‘send’.

INT. BATTERSEA POWER STATION, CONTROL ROOM

THE DOCTOR: And let’s not forget how you seduced all those ordinary people in the first place.

Rose’s phone beeps, indicating that she has just received a message. 

THE DOCTOR: By making every bit of technology compatible with everything else…

He loiters by one particular computer. 

ROSE:It’s for you.

She chucks him her phone. He catches it. 

THE DOCTOR: Like this.

He shoves it into a port. It fits perfectly. All hell breaks loose and the cybermen clutch onto their heads, moaning. The code flashes on every single computer screen.

THE FEELS!!! AHHHHHH FEEEEELSSS!! All the converted people can FEEEEEEEELLLL NOW! They basically commit suicide en mass. 

-Then the building begins to explode and everyone gets away by Zeplin, Lumic tried to kill them before they got away but he fell to his death.

-Mikey then stayed behind to travel the world and shut down other factories, as well as Pete couldn’t take it that Rose is a parallel daughter, after she revealed whom she really was to him.

-As soon as they got back to their universe the Doctor Kindly took Rose home.. since she missed her mother, and had to tell them that Mikey is gone, and had to work out her feels.

Thank god RTD realized how mis-mashed these episodes were and Tom MacRae didn’t get to write another episode until Moffat’s era.

Cybermen ain’t scary when you see them like this…

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Till tomorrow…  Another time when the Doctor got the flight wrong..