Doctor Who Story 157 – Rose

Episode

Hey! It’s time for a new Doc!

The quick day in the life is a great way to get to know Rose and she’s our point of entry for so many new fans to Doctor Who.

We see Jackie, and learn that Micky is obnoxious in the matter of seconds. We know she’s working a shitty job in retail and hates it.

Why is the CEO’s office inside the Hydro locker? My office has one of those and no one but Toronto Hydro has the key, so it would be strange if my boss used that as his office.

Oh man, the Doctor’s “RUN!” is one of the great moments of such a silly episode of Doctor Who.

Oh, CEO is not Chief Executive. It’s Chief Electrician. So why is she dropping the lottery money off with him?

“Nice to meet you, Rose, run for your life” is so great!

Micky is an asshole. So is Jackie.

Rose needs a new boyfriend, or to run off with a strange man with a time machine.

The Doctor’s costume is very normal, but it’s great.

He’s way too chipper for him to be right after he destroyed his home planet and killed every Time Lord and Dalek.

Micky is such an asshole.

Clive is an asshole if he leave the front door open for his wife to handle when she has an armful of laundry.

Putting Eccleston in the Kennedy photo is one of the worst photoshop jobs I’ve ever seen. I can do better than that.

“He has one constant companion… Sarah Jane Smith.” Well Eccleston’s constant companion is Rose.

Similarly, the CGI for the garbage bin that eats Micky is terrible.

I agree with plastic Micky… “pizza!”

That’s a fun way to introduce that the TARDIS is bigger on the inside.

In both this and the TV Movie, they spell out the acronym and it’s really weird.

“Lots of planets have a north!” is one of my favourite lines in new Who. Also, new Who is 16 years old.

And there’s the first mention of the war.

Rose’s decision to stay is the stupidest decision, but fortunately she doesn’t last long. The Doctor is much better than Micky.

Confidential

Oh, Sylvester McCoy is in this Confidential.

Oh and Peter Davison!

And Tom Baker!

There’s Colin Baker.

I’m not sure I’ll continue watching the Confidentials, I’m not sure if there’s anything of importance in there, and all I have to say about it, is that they talked to old Doctors.

This would be a podcast if this was now.

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