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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 emotion. Oh Barbara.

So they’re about to show “the Aztecs.” Good story.

The Doctors Revisited: The Second Doctor

YAY! Patrick Troughton!

YAY! Zoe!

YAY! Jamie! I really do think those three are the best TARDIS crew, ever.

I really wish more Troughton episodes were found.

Zoe was badass!

They’re showing “The Tomb of the Cybermen.” Yay!

The Doctors Revisited: The Third Doctor

“Difficult, pompous and really bad tempered” which probably why I never liked Pertwee.

The Doctors Revisited: The Fourth Doctor

“Tom Baker was the coolest thing of the 1970.” Umm…

“She was from a tribe of savages.” Yikes, David Tennant.

The Doctors Revisited: The Fifth Doctor

That’s nice that Peter Davison grew up watching Doctor Who. Hartnell and Troughton were his Doctors. A nice mirror to his son-in-law.

Davison had way too many companions.

“Earthshock” is the episode they’re showing.

The Doctors Revisited: The Sixth Doctor

Colin Baker seems to have a good outlook on how hated his Doctor was.

Compassion? Also, Peri not leaving after the Doctor tries to kill her still pisses me off.

Stop showing the same clip over and over again.

The Doctors Revisited: The Seventh Doctor

I liked McCoy’s silliness.

Oh god, his rolling Rs.

The Doctors Revisited: The Eighth Doctor

It was quite violent, because it was set in San Francisco.

Sylvester McCoy on the death of the 7th Doctor.

It’s nice that Grace is in this documentary.

It’s a shame Paul McGann wasn’t interviewed for this.

It’s just retelling the plot of this one episode, they should have done a focus on Big Finish stuff.

The Doctors Revisited: The Ninth Doctor

Eccelston was fun.

She has a nice job, in a nice shop, with a nice boyfriend.

Someone about Rose…

She did not have a nice job. It wasn’t a nice shop. Mickey is not a nice boyfriend.

I can’t find the tenth and eleventh. I don’t really care, though.

The Night of the Doctor

Yay! It’s Paul McGann’s second episode!!!

McGann is so calm as the Doctor.

His Doctor could have been great. Except for the screaming of “GET OUT! GET OUT!”

And now he’s John Hurt.

The Last Day

The last prequel was an event! We got to see McGann again, and see his regeneration into John Hurt. This one is boring. It also feels like a shitty video game.

An Adventure in Space and Time

Before I start watching, I want to state how much I hate how they portrayed Sydney Newman. Newman is a Torontonian. He speaks with a Toronto accent, like me. Here’s him talking.

And now here’s him with this weird New York accent…

Okay, on with the show.

David Bradley was a good choice to play William Hartnell.

The Cyberman costume looks so great and dinky in HD.

You know me! Pop! Pop! Pop!

Says the soft-spoken Canadian.

Oh, Varity is Jewish. Jews and Canadian, just what all good television needs.

Hahaha, his hands holding his lapel while giving a very Hartnell look.

I love the ladies’ hair.

I also love the teal on the Daleks.

Nice tie in with David Tennant there, “I don’t want to go.”

That Beatle wig is terrible on the fake Patrick Troughton.

The guy they got to play Matt Smith looks a lot like Matt Smith, though.

The short documentary after is quite sweet.

The Day of the Doctor

Yay! Original opening!

Why is Clara working as a teacher? She has no certifications. I’m sure that the Doctor arranged something through the headmaster Ian, but is that enough?

Can you snap with gloves?

Close the TARDIS door, Doctor!

The plot was moving so fast, then the Moment/Rose showed up.

That’s a bad painting of David Tennant.

I like David Tennant.

John Hurt’s smile seeing the Doctors doctoring is great.

Also, why is Kate Stewart stopping the countdown? She’s willing to die to save humanity, she has the Zygons there. She should just go ahead with it.

John Hurt is so good in this role.

David Tennant and Matt Smith should be in every episode of Doctor Who together.

CAPALDI!

John Hurt would have been a great Doctor.

Why are you playing Clara’s theme?

I love that they brought Tom Baker back. Also, I can’t believe they kept that quiet. Tom Baker is so good.

So many Doctors.

The Afterparty

That’s a shit-load of companions, and I love that Carole Ann Ford is willing to admit that she thinks the new Doctor Who is nothing like her show.

Eww, don’t get married on the Doctor Who anniversary.

Renewing your vows on your two year anniversary? That’s a bit short of a span.

She shouldn’t be calling people by their character names.

Colin Baker is wearing crocs.

Oh! Wilf came to Doc 7’s rescue, so he could play the spoons.

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

Olivia Colman!

The kid hiding behind the sofa.

Georgia is very pregnant.

I love Paul McGann in this.

The Tom Baker joke is brilliant.

Also, Peter Davison’s kids are way too young.

Georgia has too many children.

You lean on it, nothing happens. Doesn’t wobble at all.

Peter Davison about the then-current TARDIS set.

Hey, that was Frank Skinner. I know him from Taskmaster now.

The Day of the Doctor: Behind the Lens

Well that’s nice that Colin Baker gets to narrate this.

Nice that Osgood is actually a fan.

Doctor Who Story 202 – The End of Time

Dreamland

A decent story about Area 51 would be nice, but I don’t think this is it. But it’s nice that David and Georgia got to work together again. I assume they were a couple by this point.

The Doctor making Die Hard and Alien references is great.

I wouldn’t mind the Doctor having an indigenous companion.

Uh oh, the military is controlled by an alien.

This animation style makes David Tennant look sickly.

There’s too many groups in this story. The US military, the Roswell Greys, the insects, the swarm, the robots.

People pick up the TARDIS way too easily.

Doctor, don’t set up other people with your wife. Well, unless you’re into that, you kinky bastard.

The End of Time Part One

Ahhh, it starts with narration, always a terrible sign.

Wilf!!!

People are stupid if they are trying to resurrect the Master.

They’re really playing the Master as too insane. It’s not enjoyable.

The narration is horrible. Sorry Mr. Bond.

What’s with the Master wanting to eat people? Also, I feel sorry for John Simm and all these shots of him eating.

This father daughter duo are gross. Like Trump and his daughter.

That’s a good hallway for the Doctor to run in.

More talking heads on news programs.

Boo! Wilfred is now trapped.

The head shaking special effect is so bad. Though most of this story is so bad.

“There is only the Master race.” Dude, I don’t think you know what that means.

“For Gallifrey!”

The End of Time Part Two

I really wish David Tennant’s ending wasn’t so bad, but at least I have tasty quiche.

It’s so strange that the lords of time resort to prophesy.

I don’t believe that 7 billion Masters would defer authority to the original one. I think you’d have fun chaos.

“He loves playing with Earth girls.” Well, “Earth Girls Are Easy.”

Why does the Doctor have such a huge hard on for the Master?

God, this show is so bad! James Bond throws a diamond from his place in this time lock at a picture of Earth and it just shows up on Earth?

What’s with sci-fi and senates and big open pits and balconies over it?

Remember when the Doctor fell from a tower and regenerated into Peter Davison? And now he can just jump out of a spaceship and crash to the floor?

The Master I know loves being the Master. I can’t believe that he’s so upset about being who he is. Also, Gallifrey is huge.

The Doctor is a bit cruel to Wilfred.

Honestly, the Doctor should leave him. Have him dictate a note to the Doctor for his daughter and Donna. Probably separate notes.

I can’t believe that made Mickey and Martha get married. They are so bad.

David Tennant’s Doctor is always so sad. It will be really nice to have a less sad Doctor.

It is nice to see all the Doctor’s companions one final time.

Hello Matt Smith, Goodbye David Tennant.

Doctor Who story xx – The Sarah Jane Adventures series 3

Prisoner of the Judoon

They’ve added a saga sell to the beginning of the episodes. Quantum Leap always had the best one.

Watching The Sarah Jane Adventures right after Torchwood‘s “Children of Earth” makes me think that Jack should have called Sarah Jane. She has expertise of working with children.

How does Sarah Jane know about the Judoon?

I love the spray bottle.

“Mr Smith, if your central processor fully functional?”

Well that escalated quickly. Mr Smith is going to blow up all of Bannerman Road.

Wow, Elizabeth Sladen is terrible at playing the baddy. I hate saying this.

Wow, I think that’s the first contract security that act realistically. Running away because they should.

Oh wow, Sarah Jane talking to herself via the mirror is so bad.

The Mad Woman in the Attic

That’s Rani.

Clyde’s a good drawer.

I’m only 7 minutes in and it’s so BORING.

These kids blab way too much about their alien hunting.

Let’s finish this story before lunch…

I really don’t like the structure of this episode. Framing it from old lady Rani is terrible.

K-9!

This is a pretty positive story. It’s just bad.

The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith

The Doctor is in this episode. Also, she has an alien boyfriend or something like that. It would be nice if Sarah Jane had a boyfriend… or a girlfriend would be good too.

Mr Smith and K-9 need to be friends with one another.

There’s a TARDIS sound!

Peter and Gita don’t rhyme. British people are so weird.

The CG slug is horrible, but K-9 is adorable.

“Luke says she’s never been to his place.” As if! Where do you think they’re getting down to it? Have you seen how small her car is? They’re not teenagers, that’s going to hurt their backs.

The Brigadier is in Peru, apparently the actor had a stroke recently and wasn’t able to come. It’s a shame. It would’ve been great.

Doctor, the TARDIS needs a tune up.

“Stop this wedding, now!” Screams the Doctor as he barges into the ceremony. “Master!” Says K-9

Why does the Doctor have a grager, is he Jewish? Haman, BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The kids are shit out of luck without the Doctor.

I love stealth K-9.

I love when David Tennant’s Doctor pretends to be mad and cruel.

I would have loved to see Tom Baker in The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The Eternity Trap

The saga sell is weird. It’s Clyde’s point of view. Sarah Jane is obviously the main character. Luke is either second or third. Maria/Rani is probably actually second as the show is kinda told from their point of view and their curiosity. Clyde seems to tag along. Though this season, he is getting more to do. Also it ends with Sarah Jane asking him if he’s ready as she and Luke open the door. Rani isn’t there.

Sarah Jane is really dismissive.

What’s the point of moving the books back and forth if you stop before Sarah Jane looks?

That’s not a bad photograph for the 1600s.

This is a fun little horror film.

Mona Lisa’s Revenge

The extended Doctor Who universe is reminding me that no show since the original has taken any risks in theme music. Doctor Who‘s theme, especially Delia Derbyshire’s realization is so completely unique and unlike anything else in pop culture.

I like that they’re returning to Clyde’s drawing again.

Wow that was such a “you’re not my real mom” moment.

Russell Davies loves unrequited love. “Though, quit your moaning, love, do us all a favour” is exactly what I was thinking.

She does not look like Mona Lisa. How is she English? I understand that maybe if she’s in the Louvre, then she’s overhearing a lot of tourists and English is a common language. But why does she have an English accent?

That was quite some deus ex machina.

Hahaha! I didn’t expect the assistant to turn him down. YAY!

Doctor Who – The Waters of Mars

This aired in between episodes 10 and 11. So here’s a link to it.

The Gift

I don’t get why they are so enamoured with the Slitheen and use them so often.

I think that’s the same countdown screen as “Waters of Mars.”

The other shoe is gonna drop soon, isn’t it?

Found the shoe!

Poor Luke.

How is Luke not getting in trouble for bringing in K-9?

Oh good, he got caught with K-9, but the teacher didn’t do anything.

Luke is saved!

Sarah Jane needs some adult friends.

Doctor Who Story 201 – The Waters of Mars

Before this aired most of series 3 of Sarah Jane Adventures had aired, but the blog post will be after this one, as there’s two more episodes. I am watching in order, though.

You don’t tend to see the Doctor in a spacesuit as he leaves the TARDIS.

That robot’s adorable.

Gadget Gadget needs a bit of work.

It’s gotta suck being the Doctor, you can’t go anywhere and just enjoy yourself.

Like most Doctor Who stories, this story makes absolutely no sense.

When the Doctor replies to Brook to tell her the reason he’s telling her about her family’s future is “for consolation” is heart wrenching.

Put on spacesuits.

The Doctor is lucky that his spacesuit wasn’t punctured.

The Doctor is suddenly very arrogant.

With Gadget Gadget in the TARDIS I now wish he became a companion. Matt Smith would have loved him.

Captain Brooke calling out the Doctor for his recklessness is such an important part of Doctor Who.

But no to the voiceover “I don’t care who you are, the Timelord victorius is wrong.”

Doctor Who Story 200 – Planet of the Dead

I recall enjoying this episode, but another one I don’t think I’ve seen more than once, or at least not since 2010.

This is really bad security. There’s no laser roof. There should be a laser roof.

Don’t take off your mask while you’re still in the museum. That’s the stupidest idea, ever.

Why do the holiday specials need to have some element of the holiday? I guess it works that I’m watching this episode on Good Friday. I’m just annoyed there’s never been a Pesach special or a Yom Kippur episode.

Why is UNIT arriving for a simple heist?

Oh god, alien hands pointing at screens. Worst Doctor Who trope.

Okay, now they’re calling UNIT, maybe I misunderstood.

The cop looks like the brother in law from You’re The Worst.

Oh, Malcolm. I like you.

I disapprove that Malcolms and Bernards are not metric. There should be kilomalcolms.

de Souza’s a babe.

That was convenient that the fly people are eaten by the metal mantas, now they aren’t going to hinder the Doctor’s work.

Doctor Who Story 199 – The Next Doctor

David Morrissey is great as the Doctor.

The Doctors sliding on their butts is fun.

“The Doctor’s companion does what the Doctor says.” He’s never been the Doctor before.

“How’s it sonic?” *tap tap tap* “It makes a noise.”

So Morrissey found a data tube with info on the Doctor, got zapped, forgot his memories and thought he was the Doctor.

This is a really nice story of someone wanting to help and wanting to be more than he is. I don’t think I’ve seen this episode more than once, and it’s mch better than I remembered.

I like Rosita and would’ve loved her as a full time companion.

DELETE!

The Doctor in his TARDIS… well, the other TARDIS.

Aww, the Doctor gets cheers for saving the world.

The Proms

This is really boring, and I don’t think the music to Doctor Who is worthy of this, except the original theme as realized by Delia Derbyshire.

Doctor Who Story 198 – The Stolen Earth & Journey’s End

The Stolen Earth

The milkman looks like Spike. Are there still milkmen in Britain?

Someone stole Earth.

Martha!

Wilf is the best companion.

Good news, Rose is there to save the day!

They all got into the opening credits, that’s nice.

Russell Davies loves newscasters.

Really? This is what she bothers with? The Earth has been moved and spaceships are en route, and she’s worrying about looters?

Jealous Ianto.

Martha is on a bluetooth headset with Jack, yet the general she’s conversing with in person hears Jack telling her not to do it.

Wilfred with the paintball gun is fun.

“Do you have a webcam?” “She wouldn’t let me, says they’re naughty.”

Jack flirting with Sarah Jane is the best.

Oh, Harriet Jones. :(

“Everyone but Rose,” and Susan, and Ian, and Barbara, and Vicki, and Steven, and Katarina, and Dodo, and Ben, and Polly…

Your chest cavity being open like that seems like it would be prone to infection.

Take them with you, Jack, the Daleks are coming for Torchwood!

Wilf, don’t call Rose “sweetheart.”

The Dalek shot the Doctor!

The Doctor fake regenerating is a big fuck you to fans.

Journey’s End

Mickey and Jackie saving Sarah Jane is ridiculous, but I approve.

As if Tosh can make a time bubble as a defence for Torchwood.

Mickey kissing his gun is gold.

German Daleks are the best.

“Stop it! She’s my friend!” Do Daleks really care about friendship?

Dead Jack’s wink is great. It’s really convenient that this is the one time he is resurrected without a big gulp of air.

If you just want to atomize these people, just use a transporter.

“We will become the only lifeforms in existence.” Imagine how bored you would be as a Dalek if there’s no one to kill.

I like that Davros recognizes Sarah Jane.

I bet you he saves everyone.

The TARDIS towing Earth back home, is ridiculous.

Donna and Jack should bone.

I forgot that Mickey stays on Earth Prime.

This is horrible. “Genocidal manic, please rehabilitate him, Rose, and feel free to boink.”

She’s very much saying no, screaming no, demanding no. He could just let her die. Dying might be better than living without those memories.

Doctor Who Story 197 – Turn Left

That accent is horrible.

I remember this episode was terrible, but also I remember it not making sense.

Donna’s mom is cruel.

The “there’s something on your back” makes no sense.

It’s Rose!

Martha is dead. :(

Sarah Jane Smith is also dead. :( That’s horrible.

And the kids from the show. Yikes, this episode is dark.

Rose is back.

Now the Queen is dead. This is really dark.

Ianto and Gwen are dead, too.

That dude is way too positive about being sent to a labour camp.

Wilf is shaking his head sad that Donna knows so little about history. I’m also doing that, but I expected it.

The whole DoctorDonna thing never made much sense. It’s so bad.

“That’s not dying.” Yeah, Donna, that is dying. That’s an entire universe dying. Also, stop telling the audience that a character is about to die, when they aren’t.

Really, they sit at the intersection debating the turn for over two minutes?

Wow, even without TARDIS energy, Rose can change signs to say “Bad Wolf.”

Doctor Who Story 196 – Midnight

I don’t think I’ve seen this episode more than once. I hated it as a kid.

Oh, it’s Scott from Scott & Bailey.

Doctor, you held up that cup way too high for that much shorter woman to toast you with.

This is so bad. Yikes.

According to Wikipedia, “Russell T Davies has stated that the episode was inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ‘Darmok’.” Dude, you failed.

Doctor Who Story 195 – Silence in the Library & Forest of the Dead

Silence in the Library

Woo! It’s time for Amy’s daughter… yeah, I spoiled that for you, you’re gonna just have to deal with that.

I forgot about the little kid and her therapist.

Ahh, the start of “spoilers,” something I never loved.

Oh yeah, River sent the Doctor a message.

River Song’s first line is “Hello sweetie.”

“Oh, I’m pretty boy?”

This concept of two loves who time travel and one has never met the other before is heart-wrenching.

I would have loved if there were more episodes with River and David Tennant.

Donna’s howls of pains are horrible.

The ghosting is creepy, but not as creepy as Donna makes it.

Forest of the Dead

I don’t love the story of Donna in the moon. I kinda wish they did that differently.

Squabbling like an old married couple.

No, your Doctor is Matt Smith.

That was quite the sucker punch.

Donna’s loss, the Doctor’s loss. This is a sad episode.