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The Gang saves the Doctor!

Published November 20, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 3 (nearly there!)

Episodes watched:  100

Today’s Episode: Crimson Horror

Writer: Mark Gatiss

Crimson Poster

This is the ONLY Gatiss episode I like. I first saw this down at my local pub, the 42 Lounge, and while watching it, I was drinking a sonic screwdriver and laughing my butt off at all the jokes. This really was a fun romp, as it is not a story to be taken seriously like Vincent and the Doctor or Blink. It really shows off a great silly side to the Doctor. As one person put it, this is pretty much a summanation of Doctor Who..

Strax: And how will [Jenny] locate the Doctor?

Madame Vastra: To find him, she needs only ignore all “keep out” signs, go through every locked door, and run toward any form of danger that presents itself.

Strax: Business as usual, then?

Madame Vastra: Business as usual.

I loved how they introduce Mr. Thursday, and his fainting at everything…

Mr. Thursday

Also how he did give them this photo.. I was laughing so hard at it!

poor doctor

At least Jenny does manage to find the poor Doctor. He’s so red.
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After she saves him.. All he can do is this..

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So, what does Jenny do? Totally and rightfully do.. Gives him a good SLAP! That was a good one!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Then the Doctor explains how they arrived…

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How they met Mrs. Gillyflower, whom is played by the amazing Dame Diana Rigg. She had so much fun with the role! She’s well known for her work on the Avengers (The TV show not the films!) and most recently in Game of Thrones. Seems like they have been kind to spare their actors recently for Doctor Who, eh?

So they go off and find and save Clara, Strax has problems trying to find Sweetville.

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Get it? The GPS Tom Tom?!!! I was laughing so hard at this awesome joke.

While Clara is getting back to normal, the Doctor and Jenny get attacked by the Gillyflower Goones. So Jenny strips down into warrior gear under her dress, making the Doctor do this with his sonic..

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Then Strax and Madame join them, and Strax is a wee bit.. well..

strax being awesome

So Jenny and Madame meet Clara.. well this Clara..

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Together, Madame and the Doctor discuss the posion, and Clara helps them realize, that there is a chimney with no smoke, which means there must be a rocket or something.

Doctor and Clara then goes to confront Mrs. Gillyflower, and she reveals who Mr. Sweet is!

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What is that??? Oh that creature that Madame mentioned that exisited 25 million years ago??!! WHAT?? Well here is Gatiss acting like Mr. Sweet to get an idea of why it lived for so long..

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So the Doctor tries to convince her not to use the poison. We get a small cameo from Charlie the Badger!! SEE???

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It didn’t go to well… the convincing part.

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I think it was due to Charlie. He must have convinced her.

So off the rocket goes! No poison on board since the Gang intercepted it! Then Mrs. Gillyflower shoots at the gang once she realizes what has happened, and sadly misses after Strax shoots back at her… and falls to her death. So Mr. Sweet then crawls away, but Ada kills it, as she’s really upset that her mom blinded her and died.

So Away the Doctor and Clara goes, without giving the Gang any explanation about who Clara is, as he has no idea himself now, since he knows that she doesn’t know about the different version of herself.

Clara goes home, and it turns out the kids she’s taken care of have been doing a little digging…. Found pictures of her from Cold War and Hide. Also Snowmen, but she knows that she was in Yorkshire not London like the other Clara.

They then blackmail her for an adventure that will take place tomorrow!

Oh I found this really funny video.. an alternative ending to Doomsday. Watch it and laugh! Yes, Its captioned if you need that kinda thing..

Till Tomorrow, were we see Gaiman’s Cybermen! 100 episodes done, 2 to go!!!

The Hunt for the Ice Warrior

Published November 17, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 6

Episodes watched:  97

Today’s Episode: Cold War

Writer: Mark Gatiss

Cold War Poster

When determining who was gonna write this episode, I have this scenario in my head, with Moffat, Gatiss and Gaiman sitting around a table in a café.

Moffat: So Gaiman, I want you to make the Cybermen scary again. Can you do that? They are such a classic monster, and they just thud around. They need to be refreshed.

Gaiman: Sure, I’m pretty sure I can come up with something, as they made me make pools off wee behind a sofa as a kid.

Moffat: Now Gatiss..

Gatiss: What? I’m not doing another historical. I did mine already with “The Unquiet Dead”. You remember that episode right? Also “Victory of the Daleks” can be considered a historical too, and I already gave you my rough draft of Crimson Horror. Can I have a classic monster too?

Moffat: Which one? What was that one that looked like a plant with lips like well.. you know?

Gatiss: You mean the Vervoids? No. What about the Ice Warriors?

Moffat: What about them? They were kinda like the Cybermen.

Gatiss: I wanna re-do them too. If Gaiman gets the Cybermen, I want the Ice Warriors. We have the technology now to make them pop out at you. Perhaps we shall see what they look like under that suit they wear?

Moffat: FINE. How man episodes are you doing this season anyway? I’m already planning on opening with the Daleks, so we can’t shove in too many classic monsters at once. I mean we just brought back the Great Intelligence at Christmas.

Gatiss: Just Crimson Horror. I wasn’t part of the first half of season 7, and I’ve been super busy filming the OTHER Doctor Who Special, An Adventure Through Time and Space. Or you have you forgotten that your special is the only one? Also don’t forget I’ve been helping you out with Sherlock too.

Moffat: Fine you win, do the Ice Warriors. Make them scary.. like Gaiman just said, I want the kids hiding behind the sofa and making pools of wee!!!

Well if not that, something similar to that.. I hope had occurred. Here is what a Vervoid looks like..

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I did like this episode at some points, others where a bit meh. I mean the Doctor and Clara were supposed to go to Vegas, as the Doctor is sporting those Elvis sunglasses that I bought for my ex when I was there. Silly Tardis decides to just drop them off there it seems, then runs to the South Pole to await for them to finish adventuring.

The good parts, pretty much the professor. It was awesome to see the Onion Knight too for you Game of Thrones fans. I loved this bit..

CLARA: What was that?

PROFESSOR: The Doctor told you, it’s just the boat settling. Tell me about yourself. What do you like doing? Clara?

CLARA hears some metallic rattling and looks around.

PROFESSOR: Clara?

CLARA:
(distracted) Stuff. You know, stuff.

PROFESSOR: “Stuff”? Very enlightening. And the Doctor, what he said, is it true? You’re… from another time… from our future? Clara?

CLARA: Yes.

PROFESSOR: (stands) Tell me what happens.

CLARA: I can’t.

PROFESSOR: Well, I need to know.

CLARA: I’m not allowed.

PROFESSOR: No, please.

CLARA: I can’t!

PROFESSOR: Ultravox, do they split up?

CLARA: (laughs) Funny. You’re funny!

After seeing this episode I was curious to know if Ultravox did split up. The professor would be delighted to know they are still together and touring, although the members have changed and they did break up for a bit.

Now another great thing about this episode.. is you recall these lines from Forest of the Dead??

DOCTOR There’s a signal coming from somewhere interfering with it.

RIVER Use the red settings.

DOCTOR It doesn’t have a red setting.

RIVER Well, use the dampers.

DOCTOR It doesn’t have dampers.

RIVER It will do one day.

Lo, Eleven goes around after it being green and suddenly we see this…

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Wow. We finally see the red settings on the sonic! Hurray!!

The bad.. well one can argue that using the 1980s era of the Cold War and the Mutally Assured destruction is not a good time. It was more assured back in the 70s, than early 80s. However I can see why Gatiss wanted to use “Hungry Like the Wolf”, thus it had to be in the 80s, as there are very few tunes that are recognizable from the 70s that people do for Karoke at Hen Night.

Any, till tomorrow, apperntly we have a Haunted House? Hmmmmm