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Doctor Who Story 240 – The Day of the Doctor

“The Day of the Doctor” is the 50th anniversary special, but it was preceded and succeeded by many many other pieces that were airing throughout that year. This post will cover them all. I’m going to add to this, that this 50th anniversary was what inspired me to watch every episode of Doctor Who. It took a long time to get this point. Almost 10 years. I’m proud of myself, good job Adam! The Doctors Revisited: The First Doctor “As a kid I found the Doctor terrifying,” said Neil Gaiman. Yeah, he was a complete asshole. Oh nice, they got Ian to be interviewed. The ladies are so overcome by… Read More »Doctor Who Story 240 – The Day of the Doctor

Doctor Who Story 166 – Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways

Bad Wolf We’re only on the first season and we’ve already gone back to the Slitheen, Cardiff, and now Satellite 5. The sound mix is terrible. I can’t hear the dialogue over the music. Big Brother seems terrible. Weakest Link is much better. Captain Jack’s reality show is much better. The boss from Peep Show is in this. Tee hee, it was in his butt. The Human race sitting on their butts not leaving home because it’s not safe sound familiar. The Face of Boe gets a nod again. I feel like it’s been a while in Doctor Who since we’ve seen transmats. EXTERMINATE! Confidential There’s a dude in the… Read More »Doctor Who Story 166 – Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways

Doctor Who Story 165 – Boom Town

Episode Who at Doctor Who central, thought the Slitheen were so go they needed a follow up? Why is the farting a thing? The chase scene with the teleport is comic gold. Jack is so excited about everything and it’s really nice. Rose has bad taste in men. Russell T. Davies’ era is so kinky. This is surprisingly a fun episode. Good on Mickey for going out with Tricia. Bad on Rose for saying mean things about her because she’s “a bit thick.” Mickey, you’re right. It’s always going to be the Doctor. There’s no reason to scream at Rose, just realize that it’s over and move on. Rose should… Read More »Doctor Who Story 165 – Boom Town

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… Read More »Doctor Who Story 164 – The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

Doctor Who Story 163 – Father’s Day

Episode Not looking forward to this episode. It was really bad, and the Doctor taking Rose to see her dead father is a just irresponsible on many levels. The Doctor doesn’t even blink at the thought of bringing Rose to her father’s death. The Doctor is an idiot. I forgot how bad the animation was in this episode. Mickey clinging to Rose is cute. The Doctor is giving her such a hard time but is not taking any responsibility at all. Which is very in character for the Doctor. God, this episode makes no sense. Confidential The bullshit Billie Piper is shovelling right now about how great this episode is…… Read More »Doctor Who Story 163 – Father’s Day

Doctor Who Story 162 – The Long Game

Episode Rose and the Doctor teaming up impress Adam is fun, even though Adam sucks. He must be the only Adam to suck, because Adams are great. The Face of Boe is pregnant, that’s lovely for Jack! I forgot Simon Pegg was in this. Why does he look so weird? Apparently in 2019 the microprocessor became redundant. I wish that were the case. Hey, it’s Fran from Black Books. Tamsin Greig is great. Central heating is not plumbing, it’s HVAC! Why is cooling a problem on a space station? Couldn’t they just vent out some of the heat, or pass the air through something that isn’t shielded outside to cool… Read More »Doctor Who Story 162 – The Long Game

Doctor Who Story 161 – Dalek

Episode I can’t believe Adam is considered a companion and I have to list him in the tags. It’s in 2012. The future… or so I thought. Damn, it’s now 2021. I’m old. Guards show up and point guns at you, you say to your alien companion “someone’s collecting aliens, that makes you exhibit A.” What a stupid and dangerous thing to say. They don’t know he’s alien. Metaltron is a terrible name. I remember this episode being a huge deal. The Dalek is so sad when he says, “I am alone in the universe.” The guy says that the lock has a billion possible combinations. The Doctor replies that… Read More »Doctor Who Story 161 – Dalek

Doctor Who Story 160 – Aliens of London/World War Three

Aliens of London Another “Previously on…” don’t really want that. Rose should have had a chat with Tegan before she left so that she knew not to expect to be able to get back. This is something that Doctor Who should have addressed a long time ago. The agony of Jackie needing to know where her daughter was for a whole year. I can’t imagine that trauma. Hey it’s Tosh from Torchwood. All fat people are farting bad guys. Are these red barets supposed to be UNIT? UNIT wear blue barets, right? A closeup of the pig was a bad idea. I know this is a kids’ show, but the… Read More »Doctor Who Story 160 – Aliens of London/World War Three

Doctor Who Story 159 – The Unquiet Dead

Episode I am not looking forward to this one. I remember it being the worst of the first season. It was a great decision on the crew of the 2005 show to do a teaser before the credits. It’s nice to get a tense moment with the theme music coming in on top of it. That’s a flimsy coffin. I’d ask for my money back from Sneed. “The stiffs are getting lively again!” is a great line. I never loved Rose, but I do like her sense of wonder. The ghostly vapours actually look better than one would expect. Companions always getting themselves in trouble. The Doctor shouldn’t leave his… Read More »Doctor Who Story 159 – The Unquiet Dead

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… Read More »Doctor Who Story 158 – The End of the World