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Doctor Who Story 241 – The Time of the Doctor

Narration!

Handles is a bad idea. Having a new character come in just causes too much muddling when it should be about Matt Smith.

But the phone call with Clara is fun, but it might have been easier if she was just there with him right from the beginning.

I like naked Doctors.

How does her very obvious bra work?

Their naked butts are touching.

The crack being Gallifrey does not make sense with what we saw of it before.

God, stop the narration.

They expect me to feel sad for Handles’ death.

Old man Doctor should be acting more like William Hartnell.

So the Doctor can hold back the hoards with nothing but the Silence, but if he brought back the Time Lords, it would be unending war?

So he knows the Curator exists, but he doesn’t believe he has more regenerations? There was also Capaldi in the special?

So if the Doctor can destroy a giant fleet by regenerating, why didn’t the Time Lords just murder the Lord President and make him regenerate into Pierce Brosnan to get rid of the Daleks?

I so missed Amy.

I don’t get why Clara is upset about him changing. She’s seen all his incarnations. She liked the War Doctor, she liked 10. Why is she begging him not be Capaldi?

Behind the Lens

You can’t equate regeneration with death, because nobody dies.

Stephen Moffat

WHAT? You have been equating the two your whole time as showrunner, plus Davies’ time. Do you even read what you write?

Doctor Who Story 230 – The Angels Take Manhattan

More voiceovers.

They keep on saying Amy and Rory are older, but they don’t show it. They look exactly the same.

Is that the guy from Whose Line Is It Anyway and Office Space? Yes, yes it is. Mike McShane.

I hate everything about this episode. I miss Amy and Rory.

Doctor Who Story 229 – The Power of Three

So many voiceovers in Doctor Who. Too many voiceovers in Doctor Who. This terrible voiceover sounds like the intro to a “quirky” sitcom.

Chris Chibnall, you can do better.

Oh god! new clips… NOOOOOOOO! I thought we were done with that now that we’re done with Russell T. Davies.

And now Amy is a writer? Where did that come from?

Kate Stewart being head of UNIT is good.

Flickr! Remember Flickr?

Brian is always good.

Brian asks how he long Amy and Rory were travelling during their party. He then asks what happens to other companions. The Doctor informs him that some, very few, but some die. The Doctor also says “never them, never.” What makes Amy and Rory more important than Adric?

Oh god, the ending voiceover.

Doctor Who Story 228 – A Town Called Mercy

Oh god, it starts with a terrible voiceover with a terrible American accent.

So here’s a problem with the Doctor bringing his friends in once in a while, he is only calling on them when the stakes are high. So why did he bring in Amy and Rory to this episode? There’s no stakes, yet they just so happen to be with him. It makes no sense, and it also doesn’t help that this episode sucks.

This is much better of a plot than I remembered.

If it wasn’t a bad western, it might have been a decent episode. Also, I’m annoyed at the whole Amy and Rory not travelling with the Doctor and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Doctor Who Story 227 – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

I really don’t like this whole Doctor travelling on his own, and having buddies that he calls on.

I forgot I like Brian.

I haven’t seen the Jumanji movies, but I feel that this should have Jack Black in it.

Yup, I love Brian.

They should tie these pterodactyls to Torchwood.

I forgot Mitchell and Webb are in this.

I wanna ride a triceratops.

Brian staring down at Earth while siting out the door of the TARDIS is what I want.

Doctor Who Story 226 – Asylum of the Daleks

I feel like Moffat just throws ideas at the Doctor Who wall and thinks “that’s a good enough explanation.

Like why is Amy suddenly a model? Why is Amy separated from Rory? Why is Rory suddenly an asshole? Oh yeah, you’re never going to explain that.

Why are they playing Wizard of Oz music?

Why is Clara so bad at making soufflés? It’s not that hard.

I hate that they’re wasting the first episode on Clara. I want more Amy and Rory, and they’re about to leave the show.

So they didn’t talk for years? That’s why they split up? What fucking stupidity. Also, adoption is a thing. Also, you have a child.

I hate Clara’s story so much.

God damn! Oh look, we didn’t talk, and I kicked him out of my house, because I made stupid assumptions and now I’m letting him back in and we’re not going to actually talk about what we need to talk about.

Doctor Who Story 225 – The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Prequel

That just made me sad that Amy wasn’t there.

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

I don’t remember anything at all about this Christmas special.

Is the Doctor just hanging out in the the vacuum of space? Wow this is more ridiculous than Doctor Who normally is.

How can the Doctor fall from space and be fine, but yet, he falls off a small tower and regenerates into Peter Davison.

I remember absolutely none of this.

Now I remember this, and now I want the Doctor as my caretaker.

Why aren’t Amy and Rory in this?

Oh, it’s Bill Bailey.

This episode is so bad.

Oh my god, that courtship is creepy as hell. “He followed me home.”

Two years? He keeps on being an asshole to Amy and Rory.

They should have just been in the episode.

Good As Gold

I have no idea what this is. Oh this is also written by children. *sigh*

Children shouldn’t write Doctor Who.

Pond Life

This is better, it’s written by adults.

The Doctor shouldn’t rap.

I want an Ood, they seem like lovely people.

Amy and Rory splitting is not explained in this, and it’s never explained in the upcoming series.

Doctor Who Story 224 – The Wedding of River Song

Death Is The Only Answer

This is terrible, but it was written by children, so that makes sense.

Prequel

Oh god, the stupid nursery rhyme.

The Wedding of River Song

I want a balloon attached to my car.

Moffat’s trying to be clever and over-complicated, and while this makes some sense, it’s put together so poorly.

Aww, the Brigadier passed away.

I don’t care about this alternative timeline. Why are they focusing so much on this? This is really why Moffat is bad.

Why are they getting married? This isn’t necessary to get out of their predicament. Also, why is he going through all of this, he had a plan, this could have been solved in 5 minutes. It was a terrible episode.

Doctor Who Story 223 – Closing Time

I watched this one late last night when I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t bring my laptop, so I didn’t write notes.

So the obvious thing to do is to compare “Closing Time” with “The Lodger.” What’s the Lodger? It was the other episode with James Corden.

Both episodes had a mediocre story. Both episodes are Amy/Rory-light episodes. Both episodes are silly. The problem though is that while “The Lodger” has a rough idea of a story, it doesn’t focus on it, the episode is really about the relationship between Craig (James Corden) and the Doctor (Matt Smith, do I need to write that?). “Closing Time” is very plot focused, plus it adds a screaming baby.

Screaming babies should be banned from television (and the world).

While there are some really cute moments in the story–Alfie calling himself Stormageddon, the Doctor’s love of his name tag, companion vs partner–so much time is spent focusing on the Cybermen, and we never really care. I’m more interested in why Amy is a model now. Also the fact that it’s been about 200 years since we last saw the Doctor in the previous episode, and why? What is gained by that 200 year jump. His circumstances have no changed and it’s only because a they established those 200 years in “The Impossible Astronaut.”

Overall, it was a sequel that didn’t need to exist.

Doctor Who Story 222 – The God Complex

I don’t think I had seen this episode more than once. It left a bad taste in my mouth originally. I actually like this more than I expected. I don’t love the concept of it, but I really do like the guest cast and how the characters interact. Surprisingly, I even like David Walliams.

So this is apparently the end of companions living on the TARDIS with the Doctor for the remainder of Moffat’s time as showrunner. I really don’t know why and I really don’t like this concept of the Doctor popping and in and out of his companions’ lives. The Doctor travels with someone and doesn’t come back. I think that’s a core part of his character.