Dreamland A decent story about Area 51 would be nice, but I don’t think this is it. But it’s nice that David and Georgia got to work together again. I assume they were a couple by this point. The Doctor making Die Hard and Alien references is great. I wouldn’t mind the Doctor having an indigenous companion. Uh oh, the military is controlled by an alien. This animation style makes David Tennant look sickly. There’s too many groups in this story. The US military, the Roswell Greys, the insects, the swarm, the robots. People pick up the TARDIS way too easily. Doctor, don’t set up other people with your wife.… Read More »Doctor Who Story 202 – The End of Time
The Stolen Earth The milkman looks like Spike. Are there still milkmen in Britain? Someone stole Earth. Martha! Wilf is the best companion. Good news, Rose is there to save the day! They all got into the opening credits, that’s nice. Russell Davies loves newscasters. Really? This is what she bothers with? The Earth has been moved and spaceships are en route, and she’s worrying about looters? Jealous Ianto. Martha is on a bluetooth headset with Jack, yet the general she’s conversing with in person hears Jack telling her not to do it. Wilfred with the paintball gun is fun. “Do you have a webcam?” “She wouldn’t let me, says… Read More »Doctor Who Story 198 – The Stolen Earth & Journey’s End
That accent is horrible. I remember this episode was terrible, but also I remember it not making sense. Donna’s mom is cruel. The “there’s something on your back” makes no sense. It’s Rose! Martha is dead. :( Sarah Jane Smith is also dead. :( That’s horrible. And the kids from the show. Yikes, this episode is dark. Rose is back. Now the Queen is dead. This is really dark. Ianto and Gwen are dead, too. That dude is way too positive about being sent to a labour camp. Wilf is shaking his head sad that Donna knows so little about history. I’m also doing that, but I expected it. The… Read More »Doctor Who Story 197 – Turn Left
I don’t think I’ve seen this episode more than once. I hated it as a kid. Oh, it’s Scott from Scott & Bailey. Doctor, you held up that cup way too high for that much shorter woman to toast you with. This is so bad. Yikes. According to Wikipedia, “Russell T Davies has stated that the episode was inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ‘Darmok’.” Dude, you failed.
Silence in the Library Woo! It’s time for Amy’s daughter… yeah, I spoiled that for you, you’re gonna just have to deal with that. I forgot about the little kid and her therapist. Ahh, the start of “spoilers,” something I never loved. Oh yeah, River sent the Doctor a message. River Song’s first line is “Hello sweetie.” “Oh, I’m pretty boy?” This concept of two loves who time travel and one has never met the other before is heart-wrenching. I would have loved if there were more episodes with River and David Tennant. Donna’s howls of pains are horrible. The ghosting is creepy, but not as creepy as Donna makes… Read More »Doctor Who Story 195 – Silence in the Library & Forest of the Dead
Ahh, the 1920s, everyone partying because they just went through a terrible war and pandemic. Here’s hoping the 2020s become fun, too. The Doctor and Donna should not have been the first ones to show up if they’re going to sneak in. Professor Peach is in the library. This is a ridiculous episode. Charades with Donna is fantastic.
That hand’s gonna be a plot point. Don’t call your husband “dad.” Even when your dad is the Doctor and your husband is the Doctor. Martha’s become badass. Oh, the cliché backflipping through the lasers. And now quicksand? I wonder if anyone will ever bring back Jenny.
The Sontaran Stratagem Were people really this scared of GPS? Martha! Hopefully this isn’t as bad as her Torchwood episodes. They’re doing a very old-school Doctor Who trope. Showing just a hand or the back of a head staring at a screen. Sontarans are ridiculous. Okay, this is the fourth episode of the season, and they’re already doing flashbacks? This is a very kids’ show episode. It’s like original Star Trek with the computers who are defeated with logic. The teenage “genius” looks like that guy. Cliffhanger! The Poison Sky Thank you, Donna’s mom! That was an easy solution. Though that is not how windshields break, ad it would probably… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 192 – The Sontaran Stratagem & The Poison Sky
Ancient Rome… not the first time the Doctor’s been there. I like that they just addressed that. I also like that Amy Pond is watching the Doctor and wondering why he isn’t Matt Smith. Or at least that’s what I assume she’s thinking about. They’re missing a couple of names from the opening credits. Karen Gillan and Peter Capaldi. I am so looking forward to Amy’s time on Doctor Who, it might be my favourite. Yay! There’s Capaldi! I wonder if he’s actually the Doctor, and spent some time in Pompeii for fun and was looking forward to his arrival and wanted to buy is old TARDIS. Good job Donna,… Read More »Doctor Who Story 190 – The Fires of Pompeii