Doctor Who Story 164 – The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

The Empty Child

No recap, that’s good.

She uses Spock like it’s a verb. Maybe say “pull out a tricorder” not “give me some Spock,” unless she wants to get some action with Leonard Nimoy. He was still alive in 2005, it’s okay.

The Doctor talking to a cat is great, and I wish her new companion would be a cat. Not a sentient cat. Just an actual cat.

The girl who plays the sister/mother of the “are you my mummy” boy looks like she’s famous. I can’t place her face, I looked her up, she’s Florence Hoath and she hasn’t acted since 2008 and I have not seen anything else with her.

Jack’s first line being “excellent bottom” is very appropriate.

Rose is terrible at being anything other than a horny teenager.

Confidential

They just used a clip of Colin Baker that they used in another episode.

The Doctor Dances

This story is the first one written by Steven Moffat, other than “Curse of Fatal Death,” which obviously doesn’t count.

Eccleston makes a good “mummy.”

This story still stands up. Moffat was a great Doctor Who writer when he wasn’t in charge.

This very thinly veiled discussion about alien sex is way too thinly veiled.

“Everybody lives, just this once, everybody lives.” I know that was meant to be celebratory, but it sounds like a threat.

“My leg grew back. When I came to hospital, I had one leg.” “Well, there’s a war on, did you perhaps miscount?” I like Doctor Who. This is a story that makes me like Doctor Who.

Okay, big mistake. The Doctor says he can dance, and Rose sheepishly says that perhaps Jack would like this dance. The Doctor replies, “I’m sure he would.” He starts dancing with Rose. He should have started dancing with Jack.

Confidential

Nothing to write.

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