Memories are films about ghosts…

Published November 16, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 7 (ONE WEEK!)

Episodes watched:  96

Today’s Episode: Rings of Akhaten

Writer: Neil Cross

Rings Poster

I don’t like this episode at all. There are so many errors and inconsistencies in this episode, I just can’t bear it. However for fun facts and other Anniversary thingys that the BBC is throwing up on youtube… let’s go that route instead eh?

First off look at this grave..

clara's mum

Look at the date she died. She died the day that “Rose” aired in the UK. One can argue that she might have died in the shop that the Doctor exploded, but that doesn’t make sense as no one died in that explosion that we are aware of.

It is kinda cool when they go to the market, and the Doctor mentions his granddaughter, Susan! I adore the shoutout to the classics… and all the awesome costumes they had to put together to create the market place and the concert.. so much work I’m sure. It was also odd to see a cross between an Ood and a Hath, who knows who came up with that.

As for quotes, we have one that the Doctor refrences one of my favorite writers, Lewis Carol,

DOCTOR: It’s not a god! It’ll feed on your soul, but that doesn’t make it a god. It is a vampire (points at AKHATEN) and you don’t need to give yourself to it. Hey, do you mind if I tell you a story? (leans over) One you might not have heard? All the elements in your body were forged many, many millions of years ago, in the heart of a far away star that exploded and died. (kneels) That explosion scattered those elements across the desolations of deep space. After so, so many millions of years, these elements came together to form new stars and new planets. And on and on it went. The elements came together and burst apart, (stands) forming shoes and ships and sealing-wax and cabbages and kings. (stands behind MERRY and puts his hands on her shoulders) Until eventually, they came together to make you. You’re unique in the universe. There is only one Merry Gejelh. And there will never be another. (walks forward with MERRY) Getting rid of that existence isn’t a sacrifice. It is a waste.

And another great speech that he gives to the “Old God”, some people like it better than the Pandorica Opens..

DOCTOR: I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time. No space. Just me. I’ve walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman. I’ve watched universes freeze and creations burn. I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe. I’ve lost things you’ll never understand. And I know things. Secrets that must never be told. Knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze. (spreads arms out) So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!

He doesn’t lose his memories at all after that. That is one of the things that upsets me, and luckily Clara stepped in. Which happens a lot this season, quite a few times where she has to get the Doctor out of a few tight spots.

Now, thanks for reading this far, I have to give you the miniepisode Night of the Doctor! Don’t worry, no spoilers for the actual big long special occurs. I wasn’t planning on watching it, but my friend actually pulled this up on his phone and shoved it in my face to make me watch it, and I was ok with that.. once I realized there was no Ten or Eleven in it. So feel free to watch, as it finally gives some more backstory to the one Doctor we know ZILCH about, EIGHT!!!! (note that captions work for it.. for those that need it!)

Till Tomorrow, another olde enemy and a submarine. 

Meeting up with Clara again…

Published November 15, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 8

Episodes watched:  95

Today’s Episode: Bells of St. John

Writer: Stephen Moffat

Bells Poster

Ahh… another prequel..

How cute, the Doctor runs into little Clara and takes her advice. How extreme does he take it?

He becomes a MONK in 1207! Yup! Poor Doctor has no idea who or what she is as much as the rest of us.

Before that, we do get this monologue about the WiFi, and about how people are trapped if they click on this link, and if you are chosen, you die. Whoops. That’s pretty much the basis of the entire episode.

WiFi-Name-from-start-of-Doctor-Who

The fun points of this episode..

The Doctor is a monk in 1208 and answers the phone on the Tardis, hence the Bells of St. John? Took me a bit longer than normal to figure this out, as Nine and Ten’s Tardis didn’t have the sticker. It was brought back with Eleven, and the last time this was on the Tardis was back in Hartnell’s era.

st. john sticker

It was a woman on the phone…

Bells of St. John OO

He helps her out, as the biggest mystery befuddles us as she says she got the number from some woman in a shop and the woman said it was the best helpline in the universe. He hears RYCBAR123, Run you clever boy and remember, and realizes it CLARA!!! He uses the Tardis to find her, and she asks him..

Doctor who

Sadly he’s wearing the monk clothes.. and she slams the door in his face..

monk clothes

Thus realizing “monk clothes are not cool.. he’s now wearing purple. I rather liked the tweed.

bye tweed

He then saves Clara from being “uploaded” to the WIFI. He then puts her to bed, and proceeds to snoop around her room, finding the 101 Places to see book and leaf. When she wakes up they have a lovely conversation, that ends with a plane heading their way to crash into them, and the Doctor uses the Tardis to take her and him on the plane…

plane

We get this great line..

DOCTOR: I’m the Doctor. I’m an alien from outer space. I’m 2,000 years old. I’ve got two hearts. And I can’t fly a plane, can you?

Wow. The Doctor spent a lot of time up in his cloud.

Thus they use the Tardis to fast forward to breakfast and take a motorbike to a café, that the Doctor just happens to have on board the Tardis. Clara manages to figure out where the whole singals were coming from, the Shard, but before she could tell the Doctor, whom was very distracted, she gets fully uploaded. The Doctor discovers this, and gets pissed off. He then heads to the Shard, and uses the motorbike, which happens to be “anti-grav” and bikes up the side of the building and demands that she gets “downloaded” back into her body. He manages to fool the woman in charge, because he wasn’t there, thus she gets uploaded, and demands for everyone to get downloaded again. The employees obey after some incentive was added by the Doctor. He calls UNIT, and they come by to clean up.

He gives Clara a pat on the head as he takes off.. returning some unknown time later.. and asks her to come with him…

crook

snog box eh

 

judge

And she doesn’t give a straight answer, but to come back the next evening. I think this is the first companion that scheduled their visits with the Doctor, and actually tried to build real life and travel life together.

Till Tomorrow.. a speech that rivals the Pandorica speech!

Snowmen try to take over the world… really?

Published November 14, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 9

Episodes watched:  94

Today’s Episode: Snowmen

Writer: Stephen Moffat

snowmen

We are finally down to the single digits till the Annivesary!!! Hurray!

Thus we left the doctor..

Doctor Who Snowmen

No wonder he decides to spend time in isolation away from the world.

We have a prequel

I first loved this romp, as this was the first episode of Doctor Who I watched in “real time”, no Amazon, no Netflix, my friends went out of town and I basically begged them to doggsit at their house so I could watch it, as they tend to go out of town for Christmas and own every channel under the sun, including BBC ‘Merica. It was strange watching shows with commercials, as I’m so used to not dealing with them.

Anyway.. a little boy builds a snowman, and the snowman talks back to him. Reminds me of Frosty the Snowman, but in the Victorian Age. So we then fast forward 50 years, and the snowman is now in a big globe and voiced by the totally amazing Ian McKellan. You should know him as Gandalf from Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, if not that then X-Men then? Yes, you should know that amazing awesome guy that hangs out with Patrick Stewart (we need to get him on the show too.. MOFFAT!!!) and does fun things.

So back on track, Frosty basically states, “hey I’ll take form soon, as that little girl is having nightmares about the lady in the pond, ohhh I won’t be made of little smithereens anymore!” (Well not exactly but we get the gist) Also, that little boy who becames a man.. Simeon, feeds some of his workers to the snowmen.. what the heck??? Frosty likes to eat meat??

We leave and head over to the Rose and Crown..

rose and crown

Moffat knows how to stab one right in your heart eh? Rose and Crown? Reminds me of that werewolf adventure, Tooth and Claw.. omg that was season two!!!

We see this lovely girl, a barmaid named Clara, that is working, and for some reasons carries some drinks outside, and bam a snowman pops up. She asks a passing stranger about it, and lo.. It’s the Doctor! He writes it off as memory snow. Nothing worth investigating, and wanders off.

Clara was like WTF????? Of course follows him, as he heads off into a carrage that has a phone and talks with Vastra, and says that Clara has no idea how to contact him, nor any idea of the word “Doctor”. Clara pops her head down outside the carriage and is all like.. ”DOCTOR WHO?”

Bam… Credits.. new ones again.. MOFFAT, please tone down the changes, as there will be more changes coming up soon when Smith leaves at Christmas. That’s gonna be a headache for another day.

So the snowman’s helper is at some house, and says that something is going to come out of the pond. Please call the number on this card when it does, and we’ll take care of it. So the dude is like..”OK?”

Frosty’s helper then meets Jenny, Madame’s assistant on the streets, as well as Madame too. The Helper says, oh you two are together, Watson and Homles? Madame is like… she’s my wife! How dare you think of her as anything less! She also is curious about the Great Intellegence (aka Frosty) and confirms that yeah.. their adventures are the Sherlock ones, who cares if I’m a lizard woman. Thus Frosty’s helper leaves, and Jenny and Vastra  agree they must get the Doctor to investigate somehow.

Back over to Strax and the Doctor, discussing the snow.. and what to do with Clara. This scene is too funny..

DOCTOR: This snow is new. Possibly alien. When you find something brand new in the world, something you’ve never seen before, what’s the next thing you look for?

STRAX: A grenade?

DOCTOR: A profit. (stands) That’s Victorian values for you! (faces STRAX)

STRAX: I suggest a full frontal assault with automated laser monkeys, scalpel mines and acid.

DOCTOR: Why?

STRAX: Couldn’t we at least investigate?

DOCTOR: It’s none of our business.

STRAX: Sir, permission to express my opposition to your current apathy?

DOCTOR: (leans against a shop-front) Permission granted.

STRAX: Sir, I am opposed to your current apathy.

CLARA: (muffled) Let me out of here!

DOCTOR: Thank you, Strax. And if ever I’m in need of advice from a psychotic potato-dwarf,(takes STRAX’S head in his hands) you’ll certainly be the first to know.(releases STRAX)

STRAX: But if the snow is new and alien, shouldn’t we be making some attempt to destroy it? Be reasonable!

The DOCTOR puts a finger to STRAX’S lips. Behind them, we see the carriage rocking back and forth.

CLARA: (muffled) Let me out!

DOCTOR: It is not our problem. Over a thousand years of saving the universe, Strax, you know the one thing I learned? The universe doesn’t care.

CLARA: (muffled) Oi, Doctor! Let me out!

DOCTOR: Now, we have a problem of our own to worry about…(walks to the carriage)

CLARA: (muffled) Let me out! Oi!

The DOCTOR opens the carriage door and CLARA presses against the opposite side. The DOCTOR sits across from her.

DOCTOR: Don’t worry. No-one’s going to hurt you.

CLARA: (sees STRAX) What is that thing?

STRAX: Silence, boy!

DOCTOR: That’s Strax and as you can see, he’s easily confused.

STRAX: Silence, girl. Sorry, lad.

DOCTOR: Sontaran. Clone warrior race – factory produced, whole legions at a time. Two genders is a bit further than he can count.

STRAX: Sir, do not discuss my reproductive cycle in front of enemy girls! It’s embarrassing.

DOCTOR: (whispers to CLARA) Typical middle child of six million.

CLARA: Who are you?

DOCTOR: It doesn’t matter because you’re about to forget that you and I ever met. (to STRAX) We’ll need the worm.

STRAX: Sir. (leaves)

CLARA: You’ll need the what? The worm? What worm?

DOCTOR: Don’t worry, it won’t hurt, but one touch on your bare skin and you’ll lose the last hour of your memory.

STRAX returns empty-handed.

DOCTOR: Where is it?

STRAX: Where’s what, sir?

DOCTOR: I sent you to get the memory worm.

STRAX: Did you? When? Who’s he? What are we doing here? Look, it’s been snowing!

DOCTOR: You didn’t use the gauntlets, did you?

STRAX: Why would I need the gauntlets? Do you want me to get the memory worm?

>>>LATER>>>

STRAX is under the carriage looking for the worm. The DOCTOR and CLARA stand by and watch.

DOCTOR: Can you see it?

STRAX: I think I can hear it.

The DOCTOR looks over at CLARA who is trying to hide a smile.

DOCTOR: Oi, (points) don’t try to run away, stay where you are.

CLARA: Why would I run? I know what’s going to happen next – and it’s funny.

DOCTOR: What’s funny?

CLARA: Your little pal, for a start. Ugly little fella, isn’t he?

DOCTOR: Maybe. He gave his life for a friend of mine once.

CLARA: Then how come he’s alive?

DOCTOR: Another friend brought him back. I’m not sure all his brains made the return trip!

CLARA: Neither am I.

STRAX: I can see it.

DOCTOR: Oooh! Can you reach it? Have you got it?

STRAX: Got what, sir?

CLARA: (picks up a pair of large gloves) Because these are the gauntlets, aren’t they?

STRAX: Sir! Emergency! I think I’ve been run over by a cab!

Suddenly a snowman pops up, and more and more pop up! So the Doctor tells Clara to picture them melting, and she does. Thus making her know how to fight them, due to a low level telepathic field surrounding them, however she doesn’t need the memory worm now does she?

Thus the Doctor sends her off in the carriage with Strax, or so he thinks, as he wanders off with her following to a park. He pulls down a ladder to a long staircase and climbs up. Clara, after seeing him disappear does the same…

stairs

Sees the Tardis and knocks on the door, but doesn’t let the Doctor see her..

the tardis

Thus she heads back to the stairs, dropping her shawl again.

We flash forward to Clara waking up and leaving the Rose and Crown and getting into a carriage, to her “real” job as a governess for the kids at the house that we saw earlier with the pond. The poor girl.. (who played young lilly in the Harry Potter movies) is having nightmares about their previous horrible governess. Aww.. Clara or Miss Montigue as she’s called here, soothes the children, and tells them it will be all right. However she notices the pond still frozen, whilst everything is thawed out. Hmmm…Digby mentions that his sister needs a Doctor, and thus Clara seems to agree, heading back to the park.

She begins jumping up and down and yelling like a crazed woman when Jenny spies her… and thus brings her back to Madame Vastra, whom lays out this challenge..

JENNY: Madame Vastra will ask you questions. You will confine yourself to single word responses. One word only, do you understand?

CLARA: Why?

VASTRA: Truth is singular – lies are words, words, words. You met the Doctor, didn’t you?

CLARA: Yes.

VASTRA: And now you’ve come looking for him again. Why?

JENNY: Take your time. One word only.

CLARA: Curiosity.

VASTRA: About?

CLARA: Snow.

VASTRA: And about him?

CLARA: Yes.

VASTRA: What do you want from him?

CLARA: Help.

VASTRA: Why?

CLARA: Danger.

VASTRA: Why would he help you?

CLARA: Kindness.

VASTRA: The Doctor is not kind.

CLARA: No?

VASTRA: No. The Doctor does not help people. Not anyone, not ever. He stands above this world and doesn’t interfere in the affairs of its inhabitants. He is not your salvation, nor your protector. Do you understand what I’m saying to you?

CLARA: Words.

JENNY smiles.

VASTRA: He was different once, a long time ago. Kind, yes. A hero, even, a saver of worlds. But he suffered losses which hurt him. Now he prefers isolation to the possibility of pain’s return. Kindly choose a word to indicate your understanding of this.

CLARA: Man.

VASTRA looks over at JENNY who nods her head.

VASTRA: We are the Doctor’s friends. We assist him in his isolation but that does not mean we approve of it. So… a test for you. Give me a message for the Doctor. Tell him all about the snow and what fresh danger you believe it presents, and above all, explain why he should help you. (CLARA takes a breath and VASTRA places a finger to her lips) But do it in one word. You are thinking it is impossible that such a word exists, or that you could even find it. Let’s see if the gods are with you.

CONTINUED, INTERCUT WITH –

– CUT TO:

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR is reading in the muted blue light when the phone rings. He answers in frustration.

DOCTOR: Yes, what? I’m trying to read!

VASTRA: Miss Clara and her concerns about the snow. I gave her the one-word test.

DOCTOR: Always pointless. What did she say? Well? Well?’

VASTRA: Pond.

The DOCTOR stares ahead, stunned. He removes his glasses.

I cried with that word. The glasses the Doctor is wearing? Amy’s from Angels Take Manhattan. The way he just looks at them.. my heart breaks for him again as we all know he misses his best friend in this incarnation.

Thus the Doctor then visits Frosty’s headquarters, disguised as Sherlock Homles, the classic version not the modern BBC Moffat version.  He then finds out about the Pond, and realizes that the governess is going to be coming out of the pond, as she died in it, but not before getting in a few quick words with Frosty.

Off he goes to the house, and sees Clara in the window.  The hand that he got chopped off during Christmas Invasion says that he will be up in 5 minutes. So after talking stragety with Strax, he heads up.

Clara gets the kids ready for bed by telling them about the man in the cloud called the Doctor, and announces his arrival, or what she thought was his arrival, which turned out to be an ice sculpture of the olde governess. Whoops! They manage to escape into the playroom, and the Doctor pops up out of nowhere and uses the newest setting on the sonic… the antifreeze to make her melt. YAY!

The kids are thankful as well as Clara, and he notices that he’s got is bowtie is on, due to the “coolness” in the room.. whoops the ice lady is reforming!

They run downstairs, and the Captain aka head of the house, demands to know who is running down his stairs.. thus bringing about the key players and Alice the maid..

LATIMER: Children, what is exp… Who the devil are you?! What are you doing in my house?

DOCTOR: It’s OK! I am your governess’ gentleman friend, and we’ve just been upstairs… kissing!

ALICE: (comes running in) Captain Latimer, in the garden, there’s snowmen! And they’re just growing, out of nowhere, all by themselves – look!

ALICE runs to the front door and opens it. VASTRA and JENNY are there.

VASTRA: Good evening, I’m a lizard woman from the dawn of time and this is my wife!

ALICE screams and hurries down the hall only to come face-to-face with STRAX.

STRAX:This dwelling is under attack! Remain calm, human scum!

ALICE screams and faints. The DOCTOR runs to the bottom of the stairs and looks at LATIMER.

DOCTOR: So! Any questions?

The Doctor manages to throw up a force field, keeping the ice lady trapped on the stairs, while they convene in the parlor to discuss strategy, as more snowmen are poping up all over due to Frosty’s henchmen making it snow on the house. They want the ice lady so that the snowmen and Frosty can have more physical form.

The doorbell rings, and just after that this happens..

Blush

Then the Doctor answers the door to Frosty’s helper whom tells the Doctor he has five minutes. The Doctor comes up with a plan, and grabs and umbrella, and he and Clara head upstairs, using the sonic to move the force field barrier.

After tons of flirting and banter, they head up to the Tardis, and she’s shocked as it is..

smaller

He invites her to go traveling, and she mentions a kitchen and soufflés.  He gives her  the key to the Tardis, and heads back to the console, when she the ice lady enters the Tardis and drags Clara off the cloud and she goes tumbling to the ground with the ice lady.

The gang inside sees Clara dead, and is happy that the Doctor uses the Tardis to “pick her up” and move her inside where it’s safe. Strax works on her, but sadly she is still dying. She promises to travel with him once he “saves the world”

The Doctor then heads outside and tells frosty’s henchmen that he has a piece of the ice lady, and will give it to them back at the office.. aka where Frosty is.

Vastra and the Doctor head over there via Tardis much faster, and he manges to get frosty’s helper to open a box containing the memory worm, and thus making him forget his whole life. Frosty then moves into his body.. and this whole next part confuses me.. something about rain? Family crying on Christmas? Thus Frosty is “defeated” again.

The Doctor races back to Clara, and she’s about dead… when she says..

“Run you clever boy and remember”

Hmmmmm………..

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We are then at the gravesite for her funeral and the Doctor notices the gravestone. SHITE! ITS OSWIN! He never saw her face as she was a Dalek, but the voice was the same! Their last words were the same!!

gravestone

Also.. fun thing.. note the day she was born. November 23rd! That ring a bell too? Yup the 50th is coming up on the 23rd! To the exact date the first show aired… a Saturday night as well!

Thus we go running off with the theories as much as the Doctor does..

WHO IS CLARA OSWIN OSWALD???

Till Tomorrow.. modern day Clara. Drat. It would have been fun to have a character from a different era, don’t you think?

The Angels Take the Ponds Away ON MY BIRTHDAY!

Published November 13, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 10

Episodes watched:  93

Today’s Episode: Angels take Manhattan

Writer: Stephen Moffat

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So I only became a Whovain about a year ago. I’m so thankful that I didn’t watch it sooner, otherwise my totally awesome birthday last year would have become super crappy.  Yes, this episode aired on September 29th, and while this episode was airing, I was having the time of my life on a secret bar crawl. This episode is deeply personal for me for that and one other reason… which I shall get into.

So, someone is writing a book, and we meet a detective who goes to investigate these statues that move in the dark and they hang out in an apartment building in Battery Park called “Winter Quay”. He goes and meets and older version of himself, and manages to avoid weeping angels till he gets to the roof top, and meets the Statue of Liberty, which happens to be an angel.

WOAH, hold up a second there… let’s see that shot again.. of the winter quay..

winter quay

I recognize that sign.. hold on.. its..

tudor-city-sign

OMG! THAT’S MY BROTHER’S APARTMENT COMPLEX!!!! HOLY TARDIS OF GALLIFREY!!! I’m not kidding.  It’s only a few exterior shots. However the entrance to Winter Quay is the Mining and Engineering College in Cardiff, as the entrances to all the buildings in Tudor City have green awnings announcing which building is which.

The one thing that took me out of this episode ever since was figuring that out, and knowing that Battery Park is totally on the opposite side of town from Tudor City.

Ok, Back to the story shall we?  Oh Right… Credits..

Opening

Oh and look a coolish Rainbow of all the credits from these 5 episodes merged together!

Title pages

So Team Tardis is sitting on a rock in Central Park enjoying a lovely picnic. The Doctor is reading a book aloud about this woman and the Doctor says “Yowzah”, thus prompting this from Rory..

Central Park Angels

This ticks off Amy, and Rory decides to go grab some coffees, but not before snogging Amy to the Doctor’s disgust. Then the Doctor borrows Amy’s glasses after he notices that she’s wearing them to read. They actually help him read better. I mean he is over 1200 right now.. so eh?

He tears out the last page and puts it in the basket, declaring to Amy how much he hates endings and thus begins reading aloud again, we see Rory heading back to the Rock with coffees. Sadly he meets a little angel that zaps him back to where River is, whenever she is.

Amy and Rory hit a point in the book where River says.. “Hello Dad”. Then they realize that Rory got zapped back in time and is somehow in a book. Thus they need to go rescue him.

This next part interchanges between then and now, as 1938 as Amy finds it in the book, is a difficult year for the Tardis to get to, yet River can get in with the vortex manipulator.

The Doctor needs landing lights, and Rory and River are taken to the same dude’s house that we met in the opening scenes.  River mentions Early Chin dynasty china that she sees, thus by getting that info, Amy and the Doctor heads there to send a message on some of the pottery.

Rory is sent to the basement to meet the “babies”, where he is given a box of matches and then gets sent to Winter Quay too.

River “texts” the Doctor landing info, however she meets the weeping angel the man has, and  her wrist is forced into the Angel’s hand, locked tight.

At this moment the Doctor arrives…

Angels take Manhattan River..

Knocking out the dude, and as soon as they arrive, Amy goes looking for Rory. The Doctor realizes that he must break River’s wrist to get her out, as Amy read it in the book. River didn’t know about the book, thus they agree that chapter titles is the way to find Rory. The Doctor, who has the book at this point, says he’s in the cellar! YAY! However he peaks at the final chapter.. “Amelia’s Farwell” and goes off into a rage.. as he cannot deal with the idea of losing the Ponds. He yells at River to get her hand out without breaking it.

He then leads Amy out of the cellar, away from the babies, explaining that they are Angels. They head back upstairs and sit on the stairs on the landing debating about what to do, when River comes in and declares that he was NOT sent back in time but sent nearby! The use the device she has and the vortex manipulator to get a lock on the signal. They are about to run outside and steal a car, when the Doctor grabs River’s bad hand, and she winces. He then realized that she did break it and that she lied about not breaking it. He uses some of his regeneration energy to fix it, and she then uses her now healed hand to slap him, and runs outside. Amy follows…

AMY: Okay, why did you lie?

RIVER: Never let him see the damage.

AMY: (goes over to RIVER and puts an arm around her shoulder) Hey. Hey.

RIVER:  (turns to AMY) And never, ever, let him see you age. He doesn’t like endings.

We kinda knew about the ending part, but after she said that, the Doctor bursts outside saying that he found a lock, so they head off to Winter Quay… aka Tudor City..  to find Rory.

Meanwhile Rory found his way into the building, and found his room. As he enters and sees himself, everyone else shows up, and the old man there begs for Amy. She goes to him, and he dies, and Rory is massively confused. The Doctor explains how this place is a battery farm using time energy for the Angels, and that he got zapped back in time, and thus he just died, without Amy.

So what does team Tardis decide do to defeat the Angels? Create a paradox of course! So Amy and Rory go first, and head up to the roof where they decide to JUMP OFF MY BROTHER’S APARTMENT BUILDING!

the jump

Thus they all ping back to the cemetery, and the Doctor gives Amy and Rory a BIG HUG!

HUG!!!

He knows everything is going to be fine, no need for that farewell chapter eh? Off to the pub!!

As they are heading back into the Tardis, Rory notices a gravestone with his name on it. And POOF! He’s Gone! A weeping angel did get him after all!

Amy is devastated and crushed, and decides to have the Angel take her as well..

AMY: No. No, we can just go and get him in the TARDIS. One more paradox.

DOCTOR:  Would rip New York apart and I —

AMY: No, that’s not true. I don’t believe you.

RIVER: (tearfully) Mother, it’s true.

With shuddering breaths, AMY walks towards the Angel.

DOCTOR: Amy? What are you doing?

AMY: That gravestone, Rory’s, there’s room for one more name, isn’t there?

DOCTOR: What are you talking about? (heads for the TARDIS and reaches for AMY’S hand as he passes) Back away from the Angel. Come back to the TARDIS! We’ll figure something out!

AMY: The Angel, would it send me back to the same time, to him?

DOCTOR:  I don’t know. Nobody knows.

AMY: (takes a step closer) But it’s my best shot, yeah?

DOCTOR:  (raises his hands in a vain attempt to stop her) No!

RIVER:
Doctor, shut up! Yes, yes, it is!

DOCTOR:  Amy —

AMY:  Well, then, I just have to blink, right?

DOCTOR: No!

AMY: It’ll be fine. I know it will. I’ll — I’ll be with him, like I should be. Me and Rory, together. Melody. (holds her hand out behind her)

DOCTOR: (turns toward RIVER) Stop it! Just — just stop it!

RIVER takes AMY’S hand.

AMY: (crying) You look after him. And you be a good girl and you look after him.

RIVER kisses AMY’S palm.

DOCTOR: You are creating a fixed time. I will never be able to see you again.

AMY: I’ll be fine. I’ll be with him.

DOCTOR: (crying) Amy, please. Just — Come back into the TARDIS. Come on, Pond, please.

AMY: (sobs) Raggedy man, (turns to the DOCTOR) goodbye. (disappears)

angel

 

NOOOOOOOOO

 

gravestone

Now just a moment about that gravestone, the ages are the years that Karen and Arthur were born. Karen in 1987 and Arthur in 1982! Cool tidbit… I know you are crying right now right? So..

River and the Doctor are back on the Tardis and the Doctor says he’s sorry, as he realizes she just lost her parents. She mentions the book..

Last Page

Thus sends the Doctor racing through New York back to that basket where he left the last page..

AMY: (v.o.) Afterword, by Amelia Williams. Hello, old friend.

The DOCTOR sits on one of the park benches lining The Mall.

Reading the letter

AMY: (v.o.) And here we are, you and me, on the last page. By the time you read these words, Rory and I will be long gone. So know that we lived well and were very happy.(puts on AMY’S glasses) And, above all else, know that we will love you always. Sometimes I do worry about you, though. I think, once we’re gone, you won’t be coming back here for a while and you might be alone, which you should never be. Don’t be alone, Doctor. And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. (gives a small smile) She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope.

EXT. AMELIA’S HOUSE, BACK GARDEN, NIGHT

Wearing a warm coat and hat, AMELIA runs to where the TARDIS disappeared, puts her suitcase on the ground, sits on it and waits.

AMY: (v.o.) Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that, if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait 2,000 years to keep her safe.

INT. TARDIS

The DOCTOR runs around the console to work the controls.

AMY: (v.o.) Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived and save a whale in outer space.

EXT. AMELIA’S HOUSE, BACK GARDEN, DAY

AMELIA is still sitting on her suitcase, resting her head on her hand.

AMY: (v.o.) Tell her this is the story of Amelia Pond — and this is how it ends.

AMELIA looks up into the air when she hears the TARDIS engines.

So is that the end? HELL NO. Moffat toys with our feelings a bit more with this.. P.S.

Oh and here is the transcript.. (for a few of you that I know need it!)

INT. POND-WILLIAMS HOUSE, FRONT HALL, SUNSET

BRIAN is watering the plants. He stops and looks around, taking the emptiness of the house, the absence of AMY and RORY. The doorbell rings. BRIAN opens the door. A man in his mid-60s – ANTHONY – is standing on the doorstep. He is wearing an old-fashioned suit.

ANTHONY(New York accent) Mr. Brian Williams?

BRIANYes. How did you know I was here? This isn’t my house.

ANTHONY:  (holds out a letter) This is for you.

BRIANI don’t understand.

The envelope says “Dad”.

ANTHONYYou should read it. I’ll wait. (walks in past a bemused BRIAN)

INT. POND-WILLIAMS HOUSE, LOUNGE, SUNSET

BRIAN sits on the sofa and reads the letter.

RORY: (v.o.) Dear Dad. This is the difficult bit. If I’ve got this right, you’re reading this letter a week after we left in the TARDIS. The thing is, we’re not coming back. We’re alive and well and stuck in New York 50 years before I was born. We can’t come home again. I won’t ever see you again and it breaks my heart. I’m so sorry, Dad. I thought about this for years, and I realized there was one thing I could do: I could write to you. Tell you everything about how we lived, how, despite it all, we were happy. But before I do, I need you to know, you are the best dad any son could have had, and for all the times I drove you mad and you drove me mad, and all the times I snapped at you, I’m sorry. I miss everything about you, especially our awkward hugs. I bought a trowel. We have a small yard. I garden. But one more important bit of business: the man who delivered the letter, Anthony, be nice to him ‘cause he’s your grandson.

INT. POND-WILLIAMS HOUSE, FRONT HALL, SUNSET

BRIAN walks out into the hall and approaches ANTHONY.

RORY: (v.o.) We finally adopted in 1946. Anthony Brian Williams. He can tell you everything. He’ll have the family albums and I realize having a grandson who is older than you is way beyond weird, but I’m sorry. I love you, Dad. I miss you.

BRIAN stands in front of ANTHONY who holds out his hand.

ANTHONYHow d’you do, sir?

BRIAN, stunned, hugs him.

Lordy, Moffat knows how to pack the punches, as he knows how beloved Brian became after just two episodes with him in this. I do wish it was filmed properly but they couldn’t get the crew together to do it. I’m ok with the storyboards though.

Till Tomorrow.. we are back with a Christmas Special! Hopefully I can clean up all this kleenex I’ve used by then…

The Charmed Ones

Published November 12, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 11

Episodes watched:  92

Today’s Episode: The Power of Three

Writer: Chris Chinball

power-of-three

I hated, dested and despised this episode. Of the first five episodes of this half, this one was the worst.  The title invokes that American TV show.. Charmed, where there were 3 witches that used the “Power f Three frequently”. We never did find out why they were taking humans onto the ship, nor the purpose of the pig faced nurses, nor why that little girl was there. Nor was the point of the Tally and Shakri? I’m sorry I was very very lost in that scene. Thus I will only focus on the awesome parts, as this episode really is more centered around Amy and Rory, will they or won’t they continue to travel with the Doctor in the Tardis? Real life or Doctor life?

Thus after the cubes arrive, Unit invades the Pond’s house.. and Rory is well..

pants

The Doctor tried hanging around for four days, and it just didn’t work, so he went off on an adventure.. but when he got on the Tardis.. well…

nine on meeting someone

eleven meets someone

So, off he went on adventures. The Ponds decided to settle down into real life. Rory’s job goes full time, and Amy says yes to being a bridesmaid. Everything was going smoothly then the Doctor shows up for their anniversary party.. and takes them off on more adventures, thus Amy accidentally marrying Henry the VIII, and making her the Doctor’s mother in law AGAIN, since he marries Liz.. well, will marry. Its supposedly happening in the SPECIAL! Also Rory did this…

henry 8

henry 8th suite

Brian gets pissed when they get back, and the Doctor tells him, whoops, been 7 weeks now.. sorry. Thus leading Brian to ask..

BRIAN: What happened to the other people who travel with you?

DOCTOR: Some left me. Some got left behind. And some, not many but, some died. Not them. Not them, Brian. Never them.

This then promps the Doctor to ask Amy and Rory to hang out… since they are not a threat and we are well aware of Brian’s diligence of documenting the cubes, so no need to stare at them. They are getting along much better… love this lovely fish fingers scene, as he’s gotten Rory AND Amy into them too…

fish fingers and custard

Its not quite bad, I’ve had it, the sweet and the sour actually works. Then again instant pudding is different than what they have there in the UK I’m sure.

So one day..

Doc on Wii

The cubes become active, and wreak havoc, and the Doctor saves the day again. Only after he has this heartbreaking conversation with Amy at the Tower of London, aka Unit headquarters..

 DOCTOR: You’re thinking of stopping, aren’t you? You and Rory.

AMY: No. I mean, we haven’t made a decision.

DOCTOR: But you’re considering it.

AMY: Maybe. I don’t know. We don’t know. Well, our lives have changed so much. But there was a time, there were years, when I couldn’t live without you. When just the whole everyday thing would drive me crazy. But since you dropped us back here, since you gave us this house, you know, we’ve built a life. I don’t know if I can have both.

DOCTOR: Why?

AMY: Because they pull at each other. Because they pull at me, and because the travelling is starting to feel like running away.

DOCTOR: That’s not what it is.

AMY: Oh, come on. Look at you, four days in a lounge and you go crazy.

DOCTOR: I’m not running away. But this is one corner of one country in one continent on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see, Amy. Because it goes so fast. I’m not running away from things, I am running to them before they flare and fade forever. And it’s all right. Our lives won’t run the same. They can’t. One day, soon maybe, you’ll stop. I’ve known for a while.

AMY: Then why do you keep coming back for us?

DOCTOR: Because you were the first. The first face this face saw. And you’re seared onto my hearts, Amelia Pond. You always will be. I’m running to you, and Rory, before you fade from me.

AMY: Don’t be nice to me. I don’t want you to be nice to me.

DOCTOR: Yeah, you do, Pond, and you always get what you want. They got what they wanted.

AMY: What? Who did?

DOCTOR: The cubes. That’s why they stopped. Come on.

dawwwwww

Also this funny scene happens once the cubes become active again and give people heart attacks..

pwer of 3 hearts

And that’s as far as I want to go. I’m sorry.. such a really rushed ending after so much build-up, and so many blanks.. I can’t even begin to wonder why they didn’t rescue everyone from the spaceship.. what the heck???!!!

Till Tomorrow… I’m off to buy some Kleenex.. as I know I’ll need it.

War vs. Peacetime

Published November 11, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 12

Episodes watched:  91

Today’s Episode: A Town Called Mercy

Writer: Toby Whithouse

Town called mercy Poster

Another Prequel.. sorry gang.. Moffat’s loving these this season!

We are treated to a beautiful monologue given by this girl, with a western accent:

WOMAN: When I was a child, my favourite story was about a man who lived forever, but whose eyes were heavy with the weight of all he’d seen, a man who fell from the stars.

Then we see a poor man getting gunned down by this guy with a gun for an arm… and CREDITS!

credits

Ohhhhh a western landscape!

So the Doctor, Amy and Rory end up way far from their destination, as the Doctor was taking them to Mexico for the Day of the Dead festival. Instead, we are about 200 miles off in a town called Mercy. That town has a border made of sticks and stones, and electricity, before its time.

Now this episode was supposed to be after Power of Three, which is why the Doctor mentions that Rory left his cell phone charger in Henry the VIII’s suite, and that doesn’t happen until the next episode. Hmm…

The Gang enters the bar and the Doctor orders tea with the bag in, after having problems with his toothpick, that Moffat agreed he could have, making the scene a wee more funny. Then its discovered that he’s a doctor, and more importantly an ALIEN DOCTOR, so he’s promptly kicked out of town past the border. Luckily the Marshal named Issac steps in, (played by the awesome Ben Browder, you might know him from Stargate and Farscape!) and tells everyone to back off and to let the Doctor back in, as the guy with the gun arm is slowly flashing closer to town.

Back in the Marshal’s office we learn that the guy wants the “alien doctor”, and the Doctor realizes that the real doctor that everyone wants to kick out of town is in jail there. Thus we meet Kahler-Jex or Jex for short, another alien doctor. Everyone loves him in town as he set up the electricity, running water and heat, as well as cured the town of cholera. No one can leave town though..

Mercy

Without the Gunslinger shooting at them, thus leaving the town starving. So the Doctor decides to go grab the Tardis, load up everyone and then they can re-locate the town somewhere else. Sounds like a good plan. So he gets a horse..

Town Called Mercy

And then heads off to get the Tardis, while the Marshal and Rory distract the gunslinger by wearing Jex’s clothes, and the gunslinger takes the bait. However we learn from seeing everything from the gunslinger’s view, that he will not shoot if there is a high chance of killing someone who is an innocent.

The Doctor veres from his plans once he sees a long cord, that leads from town to Jex’s ship, that is the generator to the town for the electricity. The ship is in good condition, even though Jex said it was badly damaged. Using the sonic, the Doctor gets inside and turns off the self destruct, and learns exactly who Jex is and what he did, as well as whom exactly the gunslinger is and why he is after Jex. The Doctor heads back into town very pissed off….

No mercy

 

doctor kicking out the doctor

And we have a standoff at the edge of town, between Jex, the gunslinger Amy and the Doctor. Amy is pissed that the Doctor is just willy nilly killing people suddenly, and shoots a gun a few times to make her point. This pisses of the Marshal, whom then yells at everyone that ISN’T AMERICAN to put down their guns. The Doctor is still angry since he has used up all of his mercy apparently, and Amy isn’t having it, by saying he’s been traveling alone again for too long.  He is 1200 at this point, if you recall back in Impossible Astronaut, he was at 1103. Thus he realizes he has no choice but to follow what Amy said, and realizes there has to be another way.

Sadly, the Gunslinger decides to try to shoot Jex, and the Marshal jumps and takes the hit, thus killing him. Before he dies, he does give the Doctor the Marshal badge, thus leaving him in charge of the town and Jex.

The gunslinger and the Doctor agree on a truce, and to meet up at HIGH NOON the next day, where the gunslinger wants Jex or he will start shooting others.

Thus, everyone heads back to town, and we see the gang hanging out in the Marshal’s office, where the preacher comes in and demands for the Doctor to head outside. Lots of people, and one young man steps up and says that he just needs to leave the office, and that the people will just kick Jex out of town. Luckily the Doctor manages to calm the crowd..

violence

After the crowd disperses, the Doctor remarks how hard that was, and that he would prefer to deal with Daleks. The Doctor then heads back inside and has a very touching moment with Jex,

JEX: Let me guess. The good folk of Mercy wanted me to take a little stroll into the desert. You could turn a blind eye. No-one would blame you. You’d be a hero.

DOCTOR: But I can’t, can I?! (walks towards cell) Because then Isaac’s death would mean nothing! Just another casualty in your endless, bloody war! (JEX lies down on the bunk) Do you want me to hand you over?! Is that what you want?! Do you even know?!(turns away in frustration)

JEX: You think I’m unaffected by what I did? That I don’t hear them screaming every time I close my eyes? (props himself up on one arm) It would be so much simpler if I was just one thing, wouldn’t it? The mad scientist who made that killing machine, or the physician who has dedicated his life to serving this town. The fact that I’m both bewilders you.

DOCTOR: (walks back) Oh, I know exactly what you are. And I see this reformation for what it really is. You committed an atrocity and chose this as your punishment. (paces)Don’t get me wrong, good choice. Civilised hours, lots of adulation, nice weather. But, BUT, justice doesn’t work like that. You don’t get to decide when and how your debt is paid! (sighs and leans against the wall, back to the cell)

JEX: (sits up) In my culture, we believe that when you die your spirit has to climb a mountain, carrying the souls of everyone you wronged in your lifetime. Imagine the weight I will have to lift. (the DOCTOR turns around) The monsters I created, the people they killed. (the DOCTOR walks towards the cell) Isaac. He was my friend.(walks to the bars) Now his soul will be in my arms, too. Can you see now why I fear death? You want to hand me over. There’s no shame in that. But you won’t. We all carry our prisons with us. Mine is my past, yours is your morality. (lies down on the bunk)

DOCTOR: “We all carry our prisons with us.” Ha…

This is a great moment, as the Doctor himself has seen war, as he is the survivor of the time war. How does he deal with that? He obiously can relate to Jex, as you cannot judge the actions that one takes to survive at war time, and compare them to the actions of someone when the war is over and there is peace. It’s like saying, killing someone when you need to kill someone to survive is totally different than just killing someone just for fun. You can’t judge that person for their actions when their survival is at stake.

The Doctor knows this, and sometimes his inner Nine comes out, when he feels threatened it seems, however he feels stuck here, trying to figure out what to do.

Luckily though he and everyone come up with a plan, they basically decide to fool the gunslinger, thus giving Jex enough time for him to head out of town back to his spaceship and fly away.

Jex has other ideas, and decides to face his inner demons and uses the self destruct mode of the ship and dies.

The Gunslinger is sad then, but he is happy that Jex went out on his own, and viewed that as an honorable death, as he explains that to the Doctor. He plans to go out into the desert to die, as he has no role to play when its peacetime. The Doctor, has other plans for him, and makes him the Marshal, telling him to protect the town and to keep the peace within the town.

Thus the Gang leaves to head back home, as Amy mentions that their friends are starting to notice that they are getting older than them. So, off they go.. and we are treated to another lovely monologue..

WOMAN: (v.o.) ‘By the time the Gunslinger arrived, the people of Mercy were used to the strange and the impossible. Where he came from didn’t matter. As a man once said, “America is a land of second chances”. (the LITTLE GIRL crosses the boundary) Do I believe the story? I don’t know. My great-grandmother must have been a little girl when he arrived. (the GUNSLINGER stands watch on the ridge) But next time you’re in Mercy, ask someone why they don’t have a Marshall or a
Sheriff or policeman there. “We got our own arrangement”, they’ll say. Then they’ll smile, like they got a secret. Like they got their own special angel watchin’ out for them. Their very own angel who fell from the stars.’

God what a beautiful closing ending, thus filling out the framework of the story..

Till tomorrow… CUBES!!!

Jurassic Park on a Spaceship

Published November 10, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 13

Episodes watched:  90

Today’s Episode: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship!

Writer: Chris Chinball

The worst poster of this half of the season.. looks like a horrible Photoshop job.

poster

So the Doctor is hanging out with Queen Nefertiti, having just saved her people from giant locusts, and he gets a message from the Indian Space Association (who knew they had one?) in the year 2367, and she just barges her way onto the Tardis for this adventure. He learns that there is a spaceship the size of Canada headed toward the earth, right on a collision course. They mention 16 hours and 19 minutes till they send up missiles to make the ship explodey-woodey. So he decides to gather a gang together. He heads to the African plains to meet up with Riddell, the big African game hunter, (played by the same guy that is in Sherlock, Rupert Graves, so I’m sure Moffat had zero problems convincing him to get on board) and then goes to the present day and nabs Amy and Rory 10 months since Asylum, materializing around them, thus accidentally kidnapping Rory’s Dad, Brian, as Amy and Rory were holding the ladder as he was trying to fix a light.

So they head to the spaceship, and the Doctor accuses Brian of being a stowaway, and once Rory explains whom he is, the Doctor likes him. Then the doors open, and two Dinosaurs come out, to which the Doctor says gleefully.. “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship!”

I have no idea where they came up with this one… but we are treated to dinosaur skin on the opening credits..

title

Thus after hiding, Brian freaks out..

Dinosars flying spaceship

Thus leaving Rory to explain that, “Hey, remember when we told everyone we went traveling to Thailand after getting hitched? Well it really was all of time and space. Sorry for lying.” Thus leaving his dad gobsmacked. So the Doctor decides to try to find the engine room, and Brian, Rory and the Doctor get transported to a beach.  This whole scene is too funny…

BRIAN: We’re outside. We’re on a beach.

DOCTOR: Teleport! Oh, I hate teleports. Must have activated on my voice.

BRIAN: (angrily) Ah, yes, well, thank you, Arthur C Clarke! Teleport, obviously, I mean, we’re on a spaceship, with dinosaurs, why wouldn’t there be a teleport? In fact why don’t we just teleport now?! (walks off)

DOCTOR: Is he all right?

RORY: He hates travelling. Makes him anxious. He only goes to the paper shop and golf.

DOCTOR: What did you bring him for?

RORY: I didn’t! Why can’t you just phone ahead, like any normal person?

BRIAN: (re-joins them) Can somebody tell me where we are, now?

DOCTOR: (sticks out tongue) Well, it’s not Earth. Doesn’t taste right, too metallic.

A large bird flies overhead, screeching.

BRIAN: Is that a kestrel?

DOCTOR: I do hope so.

RORY stands from where he was feeling the ground.

RORY: The beach is humming.

DOCTOR: Is it? (feels the ground) Oh, yes! (stands) Right, well, don’t just stand there, you two, dig! (brushes hands) I’m going to look at rocks. Love a rock. (walks off)

RORY: Dig with what?

The DOCTOR holds up his hands and keeps walking. BRIAN pulls something from his pocket. It is a collapsible trowel.

BRIAN: Ah! Well! (starts digging)

RORY: Did you just have that on you?

BRIAN: Of course! What sort of a man doesn’t carry a trowel? Put it on your Christmas list.

RORY: (squats) Dad, I’m 31. I don’t have a Christmas list any more.

DOCTOR: (raises both arms and shouts) I do!

RORY gives the DOCTOR a thumbs-up. BRIAN taps metal under the sand.

BRIAN: There’s a floor under this beach!

I love this, as we have a lovely reference to HITCHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY HERE! Yup, the trowel = towel. I always laugh so hard at this, as the Doctor says everything so matter of fact, and Rory is just so logical, and his Dad is too, so these three guys together is just so funny.

Anyway, some guy tells some people, “Oh did you hear that? Bring them to me!” and that’s just a wee foreshadowing, as he is watching a video of the Doctor on the beach.

Meanwhile, Amy finds out that she’s with the amazing Queen, Nefertiti, and that she’s also with the clueless Riddell. She loves the queen, and can’t stand Riddell, as he has no idea how to behave around women. They accidentally stumble upon a T-Rex nest, whoops! The Queen asks Amy if she is a Queen too, and Amy can’t help but answer that she is.

Thus we head back to the beach with more craziness..

DOCTOR: See! Metal floor, screens in rocks. It was just a short-range teleport. We’re still on the ship.

BRIAN: No. We’re outside, on a beach.

RORY: No, it’s part of the ship, Dad.

BRIAN: Don’t be ridiculous.

DOCTOR: Well, it is quite ridiculous, also brilliant. That’s why the system teleported us here – I wanted the engines. (turns around, arms open) This is the engine room! Hydro-generators.

BRIAN: I have literally no idea what he’s saying.

RORY: A spaceship powered by waves.

DOCTOR: (puts arms over BRIAN and RORY’S shoulders) Fabulously impossible! Oh, think of the things we could learn from this ship if we manage to stop it being blown to pieces.

RORY: Plus, not dying.

DOCTOR: Bad news is – can’t shut the wave systems down in time. Takes… (turns around and looks up) takes way too long.

RORY: (studies the screen) If these are the engines, there must be a control room.

DOCTOR: Exactly. (puts arms over BRIAN and RORY’S shoulders) That’s what we need to find. (whispers) Now, what do we do about the things that aren’t kestrels?

They slowly turn around and the creatures screech as they get closer. They do not look like birds.

BRIAN: Oh, my Lord. Are those pterodactyls?

The pterodactyls are getting closer.

DOCTOR: Yes. On any other occasion, I’d be thrilled. Exposed on a beach, less than thrilled. We should be going.

The DOCTOR grabs the hands of the two men and runs along the beach in front of the cliff face.

BRIAN: Where? 

DOCTOR: Definitely away from them!

RORY: That’s the plan?!

DOCTOR: That’s the plan! Amendments welcome! Move away from the pterodactyls!

RORY: I think they might be noticing!

DOCTOR: Amended plan – run!

RORY: Can’t we just teleport or something?

DOCTOR: No, local teleport’s burned out on arrival. There’s an opening in the cliffs over there!

RORY: (to BRIAN) Come on, run!

BRIAN: I’m trying!

When they are within site of the cave, one of the pterodactyls nips RORY on the shoulder. They make it inside the cave.

INT. SPACESHIP, CAVE

Once safely inside, RORY stops and leans against the wall.

BRIAN: Are you all right?

RORY: Yeah, I’m fine. (to DOCTOR) What do we do now? There’s no way back out there.

DOCTOR: Through the cave, come on.

The DOCTOR heads deeper into the cave but stops upon hearing a loud thudding.

DOCTOR: That suggestion was a work in progress.

BRIAN: We’re trapped!

DOCTOR: Yes, thanks for spelling it out.

RORY: Doctor, whatever’s down there is coming this way.

DOCTOR: (to himself) Spelling it out is hereditary, wonderful!

Thus, Rory the Doctor and Brian are “kidnapped”.

Amy, Riddell, and the Queen begin punching buttons in some room to find out what is going on with the ship. Amy then is able to determine that it’s a Sirlurian Ark. Remember them from way back in Season 5? Hungry Earth and Cold Blood? Yes? No? Well they apparently are out among the stars trying to find a new home.

So the fugly robots take the boyz to their leader, but first they meet a triceratops. It goes right up to Brian, thus making the Doctor remark.. “Do you have any vegetable matter in your pants?” to which Brian replies, “Only my Balls”…

balls

Oh that balls… thank god. So Brian throws one at the suggestion of the Doctor, and off it goes, just like a dog. Who knew?

Amy and her gang find out that there are none of those lizardish people on board, and play spot the difference to discover the ship that the boyz are hanging out around.

There we meet Soloman, who is played by the awesome, David Bradley. He will play William Harnell aka One, in “An Adventure Through Time and Space” coming up soon!

So the Doctor gets scanned and Solomon discovers he is worthless, which has never happened before. So he threatens the Doctor to fix him by having his robots shoot Brian. It is discovered that Rory carries around nursing supplies, just like his dad carries that trowel.

Amy then calls Rory, which shocks Brian. So apparently at some point the Doctor makes both their phones into Superphones eh? So, after explaining what she learned about the ship to Rory, he hands it off to the Doctor whom then finds out that Solomon killed all the lizardish people since he wanted the very valuable dinosaurs. Thus the Doctor informs him about the missles, and earth and then kinda takes off, by telling the stupid robots that Solomon wants them.

They run off and find the Triceritops! The Doctor decides.. HEY LETS RIDE IT!

ride 1

ride 2 

However they can’t figure out how to start it until Brian throws a golf ball. The Robots are too slow to catch up with them, and the boyz can’t figure out how to stop until the poor dinosaur hits the wall. It does return the ball to Brian, just like a doggie! Sadly at the moment, the ISA sends a message to the ship, missles are coming, sorry.

Meanwhile Riddell finds dart guns! Yay they don’t have to kill the dinosaurs!

Rory and the Doctor riff, as Rory’s like defense systems? Which promps the doctor to do this…

da kiss

Ahhhh yesssss.. kiss!!!

Sadly, this is an ARK, thus no defense systems. Then Solomon teleports to them, demanding the Queen. The Doctor says no. So Solomon then kills the triceratops. Amy and gang teleport to their location, and the Queen gives herself up. Solomon and the robots, and the Queen then teleport to the small ship.

Thus the Doctor and remaining gang head off to the control room. They decide to try to turn the ship around. However it needs two people of the same gene chain to do so. Thus Brian and Rory pilot the ship, Amy and Riddell shoot dinosaurs..

lessons

While the Doctor grabs some green thingy and teleports to Solomon’s ship. He then manages to grab the Queen, leaves behind the green thingy that the missles will latch onto, and then allows Solomon’s ship to leave… thus changing the course of the missles to his ship, exploding it! YAY!

So, everyone heads home, well not everyone,

ridel and the queen

and the Doctor takes the dinosaurs somewhere safe!

safe planet for the dinosaurs

I have a belief that, Rory is a lost Weasley, and this confirmed it, having Mark Williams play his dad, I know he doesn’t have red hair but, he should be one.. well an honorary one!

Till tomorrow.. where we visit the olde west!