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Kids blackmail the Doctor…

Published November 21, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 2 (so near yet so far!)

Episodes watched:  101

Today’s Episode: Nightmare in Silver

Writer: Neil Gaiman

Nightmare poster

This was a meh episode, the ONE thing that saved this episode was Matt Smith’s performance as the Cyberplanner vs. The Doctor. He did such an amazing job going back and forth with the monologues, that I really am sad that he’s leaving Doctor Who soon. He’s really come to own his Doctor with this bit.

On the other hand the kids where horrible, and useless in this episode. I can see where Gaiman did a good job making the Cybermen scary again, it was good writing, but the failure lies in some of the effects just didn’t translate well onto the little screen.

We of course had these moments happen,

nightmare wandering off

Of course the kids are gonna wander off, Doctor. It’s what they do! Did you not learn since those kids in the Widow, Wardrobe, whatever that Christmas Special one?


I felt bad for the Doctor with that one, but I loved his use of the “Golden Ticket” against the Cybermen!

I actually had a nightmare the night before I watched this, back in May, as I had both Ten and Eleven saving me from some unknown threat, I was scared but I didn’t want the dream to end since they where both together.. and worked well together, now I just have to wait two days till…



And this..

Smith and Tennant

Oh hurry up! Till Tommorrow! LAST EPISODE!!


Neil Gaiman plays God

Published October 29, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 25

Episodes watched:  78

Today’s Episode:  The Doctor’s Wife

Writer: Neil Gaiman

Now the first time I saw this episode, I thought, WOW that’s a great episode. Then later when I found out that Neil Gaiman wrote it, I was totally unaware of him. I had seen this film..


Which I thought was an amazing movie. He wrote the book that this film was based on. He also wrote this book too.. that I’m in the middle of, (I admit I’m in the middle of three other books as well..)

American Gods

I heard they are making a movie out of that too.

Neil has been a Whovian since the Tom Baker era, being a Brit, thus he was delighted when he got asked to write for the show. He said writing for the show was like playing God, because whatever he wrote, the Doctor would say!

So he added a ton of mythology to this episode,

  • Time Lords can change sex when they regerate, as the Corsair did..
  • There is a Squash Court 7, makes one wonder about squash court 6
  • The Tardis doesn’t nessisarily take the Doctor and his strays where he wants to go, but he does take them where they need to go.
  • The Tardis can archive rooms that haven’t happened yet.
  • Amy and Rory sleep on bunkbeds in the Tardis, and the Doctor doesn’t see a problem with it.
  • Timelords can send distress calls out, when needed.

There were so many good parts to this episode, but this really highlighted everything..

Amy meets the Tardis

Also, This is the best conversation between the Doctor and the Tardis, which explains why she says she’s “Sexy”.


I also noticed that he did this..

face slap

I’ve heard it’s because that hand is newer than the rest of his body, due it being cut off way back in Christmas Invasion, as you recall, it’s a fighting hand, and the Doctor just said before the slap he has no idea what to do.

The Amy/Rory parts where a wee boring, especially with Rory ‘dying’ again. I just want to yell at Moffat to quit turning him into Kenny.

Another great line was said by Amy right at the end that really sums up the whole point of Doctor Who..

“Look at you pair, its always you and her isn’t it? Long after the rest of us are gone. The boy and his box off to see the universe”

Doctor working on the Tardis

Till tomorrow.. the worst episode of this season.

Pirates of the Caribbean meet Star Trek

Published October 28, 2013 by joscasta

Days left till the 50th: 26

Episodes watched:  77

Today’s Episode:  The Curse of the Black Spot

Writer: Stephen Thompson

We have another prequel…


Ooooooh scary!!!

We have another awesome guest star.. Hugh Bonneville! DOWNTON ABBEY! Love these guest stars after having the Sheppards! He does a lovely job playing Henry Avery.. whom after some googling is modeled after a real life pirate Henry Every, whom’s ship disappeared with some treasure in 1696, and this episode takes place in 1699.

We also have the Doctor wearing his third hat… the Fez, the Stenson and now a Tri-Cornered Pirate Hat?




The best scene is when the Doctor, Amy and the Captain enter the sickbay..

Toby Rory THe TARDIS

And Amy acting like a pirate.. just like Keira…

amy acting like pirate

Why Star Trek? Because of the hologram on Star Trek Voyager, that siren reminds me of this guy..


Who also happens to be a Whovian!!!

doctor who fan

Till tomorrow.. Neil Gaiman’s first stab at writing a Doctor Who episode with tons of LORE added!!!!