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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.

Doctor Who Story 158 – The End of the World

Episode

Oh, we get a “previously on.”

Eccleston’s hurt when Rose says, “you think you’re so impressive” is great.

Psychic paper makes its debut.

The Appearance of the Repeated Meme is really just an animated gif.

The giant jukebox being called an iPod is still a great joke.

Nice to have someone call out the Doctor on his lack of consent.

A suggestion to someone developing the operating system for an observation platform. If something is going to kill any living being, maybe make it require more than one button. Perhaps also have sensors to check if there’s an occupant.

There’s the first “bad wolf” mention.

Cassandra’s love of purity is not something I really want to watch, but at least Rose just had her best line, calling Cassandra a “bitchy trampoline.”

Jade was a great character and could have been a great companion.

For a man who doesn’t want to talk about who he is with Rose, he seems to get a kick out of being called a Time Lord.

The Doctor could have gone quicker and saved Jade.

“If you’re as clever as me, a teleportation field could be reversed.” He proceeds to rotate the dial.

Capital punishment really shouldn’t be an option for the Doctor. He had choices, he was in no immediate danger.

Confidential

What’s with the cheesy sexy music as the Doctor shows Rose the sun expanding.

Eccleston keeps calling the tree, Jabe. Not Jade. Looked it up and she is called Jabe. Wow, took me 16 years to learn this.

We had to make 200+ effect shots and we had 8 weeks, Gladiator had 100 shots and 9 months. Yeah… it looks it.

Colin Baker is taking about how the special effects were great for the time… compare it to Star Trek, which was 20 years prior to Baker’s era of Doctor Who.

Simon Pegg narrates this?