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Doctor Who Story 183 – The Lazarus Experiment

Don’t touch Martha’s undies.

You’re an asshole, Doctor. Martha has more than proven herself.

Creepy dude creeping.

“Do you think I’d spend another lifetime with you?” Wow dude.

Martha’s mother should be concerned by the Doctor.

This episode is better than I remembered. Not great, but not so terrible.

Tee hee, he reversed the polarity.

How did playing the organ save the world?

We’re half way through the season and Martha’s only now a companion.

Doctor Who Story 182 – Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks

Daleks in Manhattan

Oh, those New York accents.

Are the pigs related to the ones from the Slitheen episode?

Pretty rude to walk through a community and talk about the people as if they aren’t there.

*gasp* There are Daleks!

This is my favourite “Manhattan” story…

Panels of Dalek bumps.

Evolution of the Daleks

Aww, I liked Solomon.

“Never waste time with a hug.” Oh Doctor, you’ve never been more wrong.

Oh the Frankensteinian dropping of the bodies from the ceiling.

Now, do they remember their military training from World War I? Or were they injected with Dalek military training altered for a human form.

I want a Dalek gun, those look fun.

Confidential

Shut up about Cardiff and New York not being the same, this is not the first time a production had to pretend one city was another city.

“They got a whole area designed to look like downtown Toronto. That’s where they shoot the stuff that’s set in New York.”

— Miles, Intern on The Judge: BoJack Horseman season 4, episode 8

Wow, this whole second part of Confidential seems to be about the exact same thing the first part is… Cardiff standing in for New York.

Why did the make Confidential longer when they have nothing to say?

Doctor Who Story 181 – Gridlock

The Doctor is a jerk for taking Martha to New New York. You never pined for Jamie and he was the best companion.

I want some happy.

Martha’s quick to judge drug use while pregnant in the distant future. She doesn’t know how these drugs affect a baby in utero.

Kitty cat!

KITTIES!!!!

They shouldn’t write this homophobic cat in a way that makes us want to like him.

Oh yeah, I forgot the Macra were the baddies in this one.

They’re all singing, this is horrible.

The bat person makeup is horrible.

Think of all the exhaust coming up and going down and all those cars he’s opened up.

That highway cleared up really quickly.

So the Face of Boe says that he’s the last of his kind. Isn’t Jack human?

Doctor Who Story 180 – The Shakespeare Code

Okay, the ridiculous witches are great. I don’t remember liking this episode, but that was fun.

Okay, I was right, the episode was titled this based on “The DaVinci Code” which was a horrible book.

The butterfly effect is important and I love that the Doctor just brushes it off. He also brushes off Martha’s race, but that’s kinda an important factor her time traveling and not something Davies is talented enough to address in a children’s show.

Does the author go to every performance of his shows? Why would you should “Author” at the end of a show?

Shakespeare is gross.

The Globe is smaller than I would think.

No matter how bad an episode, David Tennant makes it fun.

“FLY MY PRETTIES!”

That was a good “Harry Potter” reference. Go, Martha!

Not as bad as I remembered.

Doctor Who Story 179 – Smith and Jones

I forgot that we start through the eyes of Martha, and we meet her family right away. I like this.

Martha’s dad’s girlfriend is horrible.

The Doctor giving Martha his tie (somewhat randomly) is awesome. David Tennant is great.

That old lady is the baddie.

It’s really quick why I remember that Martha is my favourite of Tennant’s companions. She is lovely.

The people just screaming because they’re on the moon are ridiculous. Sure that’s unexpected, but I think I’d be more in awe than panic.

The Doctor is an asshole. “Not her, she’ll hold us up.” Though, he is right.

The Doctor likes her.

It’s a good thing the hospital’s backup power was brought to the moon. Otherwise there’d be some really bad stuff happening.

The Jadoon ship design is meh. It’s a troop transporter, I’d make it horizontal, not vertical.

Okay, panic when the Jadoon come makes more sense.

The squeak of the Sharpies is great.

Okay, Martha asks if they’re being arrested for trespassing on the moon. That makes no sense, because they just said that the Jadoon brought them to the moon. So the Doctor thinking Martha is clever.

David Tennant’s Doctor running through corridors is always fun.

How much oxygen did the Jadoon use up while chasing the bad lady? They could have used their spacesuits.

Confidential

I don’t think the producers understand what makes the show fun.

Also, the way they talk about Freema is gross.

Doctor Who Serial 178 – The Runaway Bride

This is a nice break from Torchwood. This aired between the 11th and 12th episodes of Torchwood, so I’m hopping over to some more family friendly fare. I’m going to post all the spinoffs by season, so expect season 1 of Torchwood to appear here soon.

Donna Nobel coming into the TARDIS and yelling at the Doctor is the best.

“Dumbo” is a weird comment on Tennant, maybe Eccleston.

Donna’s shock at the TARDIS being bigger on the inside is the best.

This is so anxiety-inducing.

The Doctor should get an app instead of using strings to pilot the TARDIS, which I don’t quite understand how that works, but you know, it’s Doctor Who.

Donna needs to chill out.

She hates Christmas, and yet she plays Christmas music at her wedding?

Why would anyone applaud when she starts crying? I really don’t get that. Is that a weird British thing?

That cell phone was not meant for internet.

I can’t believe Donna didn’t invite her grandfather. He would have had a great time.

Oh god, I hate the Spider Lady.

I know Lance is evil, but I feel bad for him being in a relationship with Donna.

The weird ad for Segways is weird.

Lance is an asshole.

“Who is this little physician?”

The spider thinks she’s Popeye… “ugg-gug-gug-gug”

If there’s one thing I can say about the relaunch of Doctor Who, they really nailed the hokeyness of the original.

And this Christmas, it’s fine for Humans to defend themselves.

I really enjoy someone rejecting the Doctor.

#saddoctor

“Her name was Rose.”

Doctor Who Story 177 – Army of Ghosts/Doomsday

Tardisode

Torchwood are a bunch of assholes.

Army of Ghosts

“Planet Earth, this is where I was born, and this is where I die.” No, you’re going to die on a parallel earth.

You didn’t die, and you can’t narrate your own death! This whole terrible thread is making me look forward to Billie leaving.

I do love Martha.

Jackie kissing the Doctor is amazing.

Yay! The Torchwood theme song.

Freema’s a babe!

The Doctor is more Scooby Doo than Ghostbuster.

She’s wearing two bluetooth headsets. That just seems silly. Also, remember bluetooth headsets?

I think that’s the first “allons y.”

I love Jackie as “Rose.”

I want real Martha. The one who is a doctor, like the Doctor.

That might be the only time I’ve been happy to see Mickey Smith.

Daleks and Cybermen, whee!

I’m enjoying this episode more than I remembered.

Tardisode

Bad guys are coming.

Doomsday

Stop being so dramatic, not-dead Rose!

Things this is not: The story of how you died.

“Cybermen will remove sex?” I did not sign up for that.

The conversation between Daleks and Cybermen is terrible and takes too long. Okay, the Daleks saying “this isn’t war, this is pest control” is brilliant.

“Social interaction will cease.”

Aww, Jackie and Pete love one another.

I enjoy the Dalek shouting “Elevate.”

They should’ve just rigged up a remote starter and done it from the other room.

“Emergency temporal shift” is a good way to keep the Daleks going. They usually don’t bother in Doctor Who, though.

Why was Pete not sucked into the void?

I know he never got to say it, but god damn, they never should have made it that he was about to say it. Stupid Doctor loving his companion. He didn’t even love Susan, and she was his granddaughter.

Donna!

Confidential

Well, if I watch one video a day, I’ll be done by January 2022. Unless I die of COVID first.

I assume that was a hair stylist, but it really looked like Billie was getting a great scalp massage.

This is a lot about Torchwood, the show. I assume at some point they’ll discuss Rose leaving the show, but there’s only 10 minutes left. Make that 5 minutes left. There we go. Okay, we’re back at Canary Wharf, but no talk about Rose, and we’re down to three minutes now.

Oh, this is the wrong episode. This is the Confidential for part one, I don’t have the next one.

Doctor Who Story 176 – Fear Her

Tardisode

Is that supposed to be a true crime YouTube channel? If it was done now, it would be a podcast.

Episode

Before we start, this episode sucks.

So, old lady should be prime suspect now.

Mom wakes up a kids laptop and it’s streaming live news. Really? That’s what a kid was doing on her laptop?

This kid needs some mental health support.

Wow, this kid is going through some serious trauma and the mom just wants her to forget her dead dad.

Who thought it was a good idea to have a Doctor Who story centring around a child?

Did she just whisper “feel the love” into a spaceship?

Someone needs to hire a few therapists.

God, this might be the worst episode of Doctor Who ever.

At least they’re not foreshadowing her death now, just them splitting.

Martha in the trailer!1

Confidential

I guess it makes sense that the creatives involved in the show all think that creepy children is good for storytelling. It’s not. Stop doing it. Children, yuck.

There were a lot of clips from the first couple of years of Doctor Who and a lot of William Russell, who played Ian. That inspired me to Google him. The dude is in his mid 90s. And his kid was in all the Harry Potter films.

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Doctor Who Story 175 – Love & Monsters

Tardisode

These Tardisodes are really bad.

Love & Monsters

I love the Scooby Doo scene in this episode.

This is the second time they’ve called back to the Slitheen.

I love that Elton loves ELO.

Stop foreshadowing deaths that aren’t deaths. Ursula doesn’t die.

Mr. Skinner’s novel is great. I love this group of people that come together for something silly, a time travelling alien, and just become genuine friends.

If this episode were just LINDA hanging out, it would be better.

Elton trying to “infiltrate” Jackie is amazing.

Jackie’s a slut, and I love it.

I also love the high percentage of this episode that features “Mr. Blue Sky.”

I just remembered that Ursula is Moaning Myrtle.

I forgot that Elton named his species.

I love that the Doctor arrives so that Rose can yell at Elton.

David Tennant’s delivery of “Elton, fetch a spade!” is perfection.

The blowjob joke wasn’t needed.

Confidential

Hahaha! The Dalek on Blue Peter is amazing.

Look at all the old technology.

Doctor Who Story 174 – The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

Tardisode

This feels like a University student project.

The Impossible Planet

This is not tense at all when you know the Ood are adorable little creatures.

My wife seems to think this is a good episode. I remember it being horrible.

“Since when did Humans need slaves?” Umm…

Oh, they’ll get the TARDIS back.

She just kissed his helmet. Now he has a smear in his eye line.

This episode reminds me so much of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

Tardisode

The production values on this are terrible.

The Satan Pit

The pit is open.

I love that it’s literally the devil.

Oh yeah, foreshadowing about Rose’s “death.” I hate when new Doctor Who foreshadows a death without ever actually paying it off.

“There’s no way out. They’re stuck down there.” WITH THE TARDIS!

Why are they commenting on each other’s asses while running for their lives?

He wants to die of suffocation, prefers that to Ood. The death by Ood seems much quicker than suffocation. I think I’d take that.

I thought the body was just an empty shell, why is it understanding what the Doctor says and laughing at it.

Confidential

I apparently don’t have access to the previous Confidential, for part one, but I’m cool with that. These aren’t interesting. Let’s see if I have any commentary on this one.

HAHAHAHAHA! She said “tuh-toos” like Bronconius in Bob’s Burgers.