List of Doctor Who universe creatures and aliens

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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..

vervoids

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…

red setting

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

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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. 

Scooby Doo Gang hits the Library

Published October 1, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 53

Episodes watched:  50

Today’s Episode:  Silence in the Library

Writer: Stephen Moffat

I adore the opening banter between Donna and the Doctor in this episode, because in a way she kinda fortells the plot when she says.. “Travelling with you is just one big spoiler!” DONNA SAYS IT FIRST!

Yup this is the episode we meet the amazing River Song! *SPOILERS!* The first time I ever saw this I totally was a bit befuddled by her, and it was only later I realized she mentioned the Crash of the Byzantium when she was digging though her diary.

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This is Moffat’s 3rdish outing with who… he has made us scared of gas masks in the first season, and clockwork droids in season two.. and now in season four he makes us afraid of shadows. He does an utterly amazing job introducing this monster to us…

.DOCTOR: OK, we’ve got a live one! That’s not darkness down those tunnels, this is not a shadow. It’s a swarm. A man-eating swarm.

He throws a chicken leg from the lunch box into the shadows. But by the time it reaches the ground, there’s only the bone left of it.

DOCTOR: The piranhas of the air, the Vashta Nerada. Literally “the shadows that melt the flesh”. Most planets have them, but usually in small clusters. I’ve never seen an infestation on this scale, or this aggressive.

DONNA: What d’you mean, most planets? Not Earth?

DOCTOR: Mmmm, Earth, and a billion other worlds. Where there’s meat, there’s Vashta Nerada. You can see them sometimes, if you look. The dust in sunbeams.

DONNA: If they were on Earth, we’d know.

DOCTOR: Nah, normally they live on road kill. But sometimes people go missing. Not everyone comes back out of the dark.

RIVER: Every shadow?

DOCTOR: No. But any shadow.

RIVER: So what do we do?

DOCTOR:Daleks – aim for the eyestalk. Sontarans – back of the neck. Vashta Nerada… Run! Just run.

Then we are left not too long afterwards with the lovely cliff hanger of Donna is saved in the computer, and everyone else running for their lives!

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