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Good Men Don’t Need Rules

Published November 1, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 22

Episodes watched:  81

Today’s Episode: A Good Man Goes to War

Writer: Stephen Moffat

Before we begin, whenever I think of this episode, I think of this poem..

Demons run when a good man goes to war.

Night will fall and drown the sun,

When a good man goes to war.

Friendship dies and true love lies,

Night will fall and the dark will rise,

When a good man goes to war.

Demons run, but count the cost.

The battle’s won but the child is lost.

Also we have this prequel..

The opening is one of the best openings I have ever seen for a Television show..we begin with Amy talking to a little baby..

AMY: I wish I could tell you that you’ll be loved. That you’ll be safe and cared for and protected. But this isn’t a time for lies. (picks up MELODY) What you are going to be, Melody…

We see the EYE-PATCH LADY and a number of armed soldiers standing behind AMY.

AMY: …is very, very brave.

EYE-PATCH LADY: Two minutes.

AMY: But not as brave as they’ll have to be. Because there’s someone coming. I don’t know where he is, or what he’s doing, but trust me. He’s on his way.




As Cybermen march along a corridor, we see a figure walk past in the shadows, a cloak billowing behind him. We then see the sonic screwdriver used on a door lock. The door slides closed keeping out other Cybermen.


The CYBERLEADER and two other Cybermen are monitoring the ship.

CYBERMAN: Intruder. Level nine. Seal level nine.

The ship rocks as small explosions go off.


AMY: There’s a man who’s never going to let us down.

AMY looks out a window and sees a large army gathering outside.

AMY: And not even an army can get in the way.

The EYE-PATCH LADY walks towards AMY, arms out. Two soldiers walk close behind.

AMY: Leave her, just you leave her. Please leave her! Leave her!

A YOUNG FEMALE SOLDIER watches as AMY sobs as her daughter is taken away. By the door, two hooded monks step closer to the rail.


The ship is rocked by explosions.

CYBERMAN: Intruder, level 11.

CYBERLEADER: Seal levels 12, 13 and 14.

CYBERMAN: Intruder, level 15.


MELODY is in her bassinett. AMY leans over her.

AMY: He’s the last of his kind. He looks young, but he’s lived for hundreds and hundreds of years. And wherever they take you, Melody, however scared you are, I promise you, you will never be alone. (leans over and kisses MELODY on the forehead)Because this man is your father.


The CYBERLEADER takes position, flanked by other CYBERMEN.

CYBERLEADER: Prepare to engage.


AMY: He has a name, but the people of our world know him better…


The doors slide open and RORY strides in wearing his Roman garb. The CYBERMEN aim their weapons at him.

AMY: (v.o.) the Last Centurion.

A good man goes to war rory's speech

Damnit, if anything wants me to sit and watch the rest of the epsidoe, that opening to a mid-season finale will do it. Its amazing watching all the characters gather, from seeing the Doctor meet up up with Malovar, and guesting in Captian Avery, as well as the pilots from Victory of the Daleks last season. We also are introducted to three totally awesome characters, Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Moffat did try to get John Barrowman, but sadly he was too busy working on Miracle Day, thus no Jack Harkness. However Strax totally makes up for it. Don’t you think? There are so many great lines, especially this whole scene, when they were trying to figure out what the army was up to with Melody..

DOCTOR: But she’s human. She’s Amy and Rory’s daughter.

VASTRA: You told me about your people. They became what they did through prolonged exposure to the time vortex. The untempered schism…

DOCTOR: Over billions of years, it didn’t just happen.

VASTRA: So how close is she? Could she even regenerate?

DOCTOR: No, no! I don’t think so.

VASTRA: You don’t sound so sure.

DOCTOR: Because I don’t understand how this happened!

VASTRA: Which leads me to ask… when did it happen?


VASTRA: I am trying to be delicate…I know how you can blush. When did this baby… begin?

DOCTOR: Oh, you mean…

VASTRA: Quite.

DOCTOR: Well, how would I know? That’s all human-y, private stuff, it just sort of…goes on. They don’t put up a balloon, or anything. (walks down the hall)

VASTRA: But could the child have begun on the TARDIS, in flight, in the vortex.

DOCTOR: (heads back) No, no, impossible! It’s all running about, sexy fish vampires and blowing up stuff. And Rory wasn’t even there at the beginning. Then he was dead, then he didn’t exist, then he was plastic. Then I had to reboot the whole universe…long story. So technically the first time they were on the TARDIS together, in this version of reality, was on their…

VASTRA: On their what?

DOCTOR: (gulps) On their wedding night.

Moffat did state that he wrote the Big Bang knowing what will go on behind the scenes after that finale aired. He said, it was a private sexual joke that only he knew until this episode aired. Also, if your recall back to the Doctor’s Wife, they had bunk beds. Moffat did say something about using the ladder..

However, the overlying plot was Melody was kidnapped, and the Doctor, once figuring out whom she was, went to go get her.  I adored it when River came onto the scene with the great line.. “Well, soldier, how goes the day?” that line has been stuck in my head forever.

A good man goes to war

We were still left in the dark… luckily… River explained to a very irate Amy about how “The only water in the forest is the river” line that Idris gave us.. and we learnt that Melody Pond is River Song!

Awesomeness.. to be continued tomorrow where Rory hits Hitler and shoves him in a cabinet.



Published October 5, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 49

Episodes watched:  54

Today’s Episode:  Stolen Earth

Writer: Russell T. Davies

I love this two parter Season Finale. RTD decides to gather EVERYONE that the Doctor has traveled with or met in his tenure. This includes characters from the spinoffs he created, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures! Yup, Rose, Martha, Donna, Jack, Mickey, Jackie, Harriet Jones and Sarah Jane Smith are all on the set, well not in this one but the next one.

It begins where we left off at the end of Turn Left, with the Doctor basically telling Donna that the blonde she met, is Rose! Then when they get back into the Tardis, BAM! The earth disappears!

We then head to New York to meet up with Martha, who is in “New York”! She can’t get a hold of the Doctor using her phone, and then we switch to Torchwood in Cardiff to see Jack and Ianto, and Gwen, then off to Ealing to hang out with Sarah Jane Smith, as they all realize that the Earth has moved and they can’t contact the Doctor. Then we are given a clue as to whom as done this with the message.. “EXTERIMNATE!” which has everyone shaking in their boots.

Meanwhile, The Doctor takes Donna to visit the Shadow Proclamation where he gets in by using this code..

guns up


judoon speaks


doc speaks 1


doc speaks 2
guns down



mo ho

Its so funny at the end, because it sounds like he called Donna his ho!

Then he finds out about the 24 missing planets. With thanks to Donna, they add Pyroville, Adipose 3, and then the Doctor remembers on Midnight discussing the LOST MOON OF POOSH! Wham! The planets form a generator. However they have no idea what for nor where the planets are located. Then Donna remembers the bees are missing!  The Doctor says.. oh yeah some are aliens! The “T” Something trail! Let’s follow it! The Shadow Proclamation lady was like YAY! You’ll lead us into BATTLE! The Doctor is all like.. hmmm.. let me get you a key.. when really he just takes off. No one takes the TARDIS FROM HIM!

Back on Earth the Daleks are killing Humans! Martha heads back home to England using project indigo! Rose shows up! She ends up hanging out with Donna’s mum and Grandpa, just as HARRIET JONES gets ahold of everyone using the subwave network! YAY!

Martha and Jack already know each other, but no one has met Sarah Jane Smith, and lo Jack tries to flirt with no luck. They discuss trying to figure out how to contact the Doctor. The decide to open the subwave network using the phone number of the phone that Martha left on the Tardis. Thus it exposes the network to the Daleks, and they come for her… BYE HARRIET! I’ll see you soon on Downton Abbey!

The Doctor and Martha finally break through.. and find them as the planets were just a second out of sync in the Medusa Cascasde. The Doctor said he had been there when he was young, about 90.

The Daleks then interrupt the network, and lo.. DAVROS! The Doctor and Donna, then just cut him off and head to Earth. Rose then phones a friend and WHOOOSSSSSHHHHHH she is off to see him!

doc sees rose

tennant on seeing rose






ten runs toward rose

tennant on ten wanting rose






run 2

tennant on flat out running










NO!!!! DALEKS!!! Luckily Jack arrived at the right moment to exterminate him! Sadly the Doctor is regenerating.. NOOO!!!!


Really? Oy.

Here is part ONE of Tennant’s video diary for these episodes.. I love how Barrowman gushes over Davros!!

Love Hermits

Published September 20, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 64

Episodes watched:  39

Today’s Episode: Utopia

Writer: Russell T. Davies

Jack Harkness.. how I have missed thee. No really.. its been to flipping long! I hate how the Tardis deals with Jack.. going all the way to the end of time to shake him off. Silly girl, you even gave Martha a fright, which Jack makes up for it by flirting with her..


Now once they arrive on this silly planet.. John Barrowman explains how the running around on set goes..

running on utopia

They arrive in the Silo, meet the Professor, and try to get a clue about Utopia, as the Professor is astonished that they have no clue about, thus the Doctor’s response is quite smart in fact..


They manage to get the rocket going to UTOPIA during which Jack and the Doc have a VERY LONG conversation about what Jack is. Meanwhile Martha figures out the Professor is a Time Lord, and is not a friendly one.

Thus the Tardis is stolen by the Professor, Martha, Jack and the Doctor are stranded at the end of the Universe. Not good… not good at all.

At least Jack tries to take off his clothes..


Just this once, EVERYBODY LIVES!

Published August 22, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 93

Episodes watched:  10

Today’s Episode: The Doctor Dances

Writer:  Steven Moffat

The second part of the first ever Moffat thriller… we were left with a cliff hanger.. and thus the Doctor comes up with a pretty thrilling way to get out of it..

The Doctor Dances

Jack then explains about the “self cleaning con”, how a bomb will fall down on the canestary ambulance thingy, whist the Doctor decides to investigate more about the kid.

They actually go to the kid’s room in the hospital, managing to get into the locked door by using Jack’s sonic blaster, and once there, they realize their mistake..  they sent the kid to the room.. and thus they have to figure a way out.. allowing this scene to unfold..

Doctor Dances guns

Making the Doctor make this remark..

Doctor Dances Bananas

Then some sonic  envy happens.. when the gas mask people are coming…

Jack: Okay, this can function as a sonic blaster, a sonic cannon, and a triple-fold sonic disruptor. Doc, what you got?

Doctor: I’ve got a sonic, er, never mind.

Jack: What?

Doctor: It’s sonic, okay, let’s leave it at that.

Jack: Disruptor? Cannon? What?

Doctor: It’s sonic, totally sonic. I am sonicked *up*!

Jack: [yelling] A sonic *what*?

Doctor: [yelling] *Screwdriver*!

[the boy and other gas mask creatures come towards them]

Rose: [grabs Jack’s Sonic Blaster and points it at the ground] Going down!

[floor vanishes beneath them and they land in the room below]

Jack: [stands after ceiling is repaired] Who has a sonic screwdriver?

Doctor: I do!

Rose: [ignores them] Lights.

[starts to move around the room, looking for a switch]

Jack: Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, “Ooh, this could be a little more sonic”?

Doctor: What, you’ve never been bored?

Thus they manage to escape for a moment… thus having them run down into a closet, where there was no escape. Luckily Jack manages to transmit himself back to his ship, and needed a few minutes to get the Doctor and Rose there.. whilst they discuss “dancing”. (Yes, Moffat and his euphuisms, for well you know what!?!)

Nancy, meanwhile had managed to get her hands on some wire cutters and managed to break into the area where the canistery ambulance thingy is, only to get caught by the guards there. She gets chained up to a table next to a guy that is converting to a gas mask.. and manages to sing him to sleep by the time Rose, Doctor and Jack catch up. The Doctor sonics her out of the handcuffs, and they run off to see the thingy for the first time. Turns out that its nanogenes that are in the air and running rampant, and thinking that humans have a gas mask for a face, as the first thing they find on earth was a boy that was killed by a bomb, thus making everyone into the gas mask creature that they came in contact with.

Now an army of them are approaching the caistery thing, and the Doctor realizes, that Nancy is the little boy’s mother, not his sister… and gives her the choice of saving the word by telling him that she is his mummy or turning everyone into gas masks. She chooses to save the world.. and lo the nanogenes realize what humans are supposed to be like, and manages to heal everyone that got infected!

Then the Doctor gives this panty dropping line…


Jack ends up on board the TARDIS, as his ship ends up exploding after he rescues the bomb that was supposed to explode the ambulance thingy.

Right there at the end.. we do see the Doctor Dancing with Rose..

Yup, Moffat’s first outting with Who was that awesome, no wonder he as asked back, as he delivered big time with scary ‘hide behind the couch’ gas mask creatures, funny moments, and introduced one awesome character in Jack.

Nowdays all we can do at him is this…


Are You My Mummy?

Published August 21, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 94

Episodes watched:  9

Today’s Episode: The Empty Child

Writer:  Steven Moffat

This is the first episode where we get our first ever taste of Moffat’s writing for Who. Boy oh boy, does he deliver!

If you have not seen this episode yet.. get on Netflix NOW and watch it, as it is way too much of a fantastic episode to spoil that much, other than this is the episode where Whovians get their fear of gas masks from!

Now if you choose to read ahead.. do so at your own RISK!

Are you my mummy


So we begin with Rose and the Doctor following some canistery thingy of a bob, due to a mauve alert in the time vortex. (Apparently red is considered to be “camp” by everyone but us)  They end up landing in London in 1941 in the middle of a German aid raid. The Doctor decides to ask around about the canistery thing wilst Rose sees a kid on a roof top and tries to rescue the kid, and thus they get separated.

The Doctor ends up in a nightclub and asks around about the canistery thing, and everyone thinks it’s a joke until the air raid siren goes off… then he realizes where he is… and goes out to the alley by the Tardis, and the phone on the door of the Tardis rings.. which is odd considering its not hooked up to anything. A girl appears out of nowhere and tells him not to answer.. as we get our first taste of.. “Are you my mummy?” thrown at us.

Rose ends up somehow above London holding on to a barge balloon, which isn’t opimal considering that she has a union jack shirt on. Thus making her a target for a bullet! Then we see a lovely American man on a balcony, spying on her.. and thus rescues her into his spaceship.

The handsome American turns out to be Mr. Jack Harkness… played by the ever so yummy John Barrowman. So.. Jack is a former time agent.. that woos Rose on an invisible spaceship parked in front of Big Ben whist Glenn Miller is playing and drinking champage… during a German Air Raid. That man has cojones!

Big Ben

Now back on the ground, the Doctor follows Nancy.. and discovers she has been busy feeding the kids of London that are out on the street. He then meets the “Are You My Mummy” kid for the first time… and does exactly the opposite of what Nancy tells him to do, acting totally kind and compassionate toward the boy. Whom disappears when he opens the door to the house where she was just feeding a bunch of kids. He then follows her to the caistery thing, using his great sense of smell and he gives her this great speech about this war…

Doctor: 1941. Right now, not very far from here the German war machine is rolling up the map of Europe. Country after country, falling like Dominoes. Nothing can stop it, nothing until one tiny, damp little island says “no”. No, not here. A mouse in front of a lion. You’re amazing. The lot of you. Don’t know what you do to Hitler, but you frighten the hell out of me. Off you go, then. Do what you got to do. Save the world.

So, she tells him to visit the hospital before trying the break into the area that the cansetry thing is, since its under heavy guard.

So, lo.. he goes the the hospital and meets the Doctor there that Nancy tells him about. We then discover more about the little boy, and what happened to him. We then have the most insane face morph I have ever seen…

gas mask change


Which will scare the crap out of anyone!

Rose and Jack meet up with the Doctor there, due to Jack scanning for alien tech, and that’s where we find out that the cansetery thingy is an ambulance and that everyone in the hospital has a gas mask. You basically turn into one if you touch one or they touch you. So everyone for some reason gets up and corners the Doctor, Rose and Jack… leaving us with a cliff hanger! MMMMOOOOFFFFAATTT! *shakes fist*

Tomorrow we shall find out the answer to the greatest question of Season One… Does the Doctor know how to Dance?