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Doctor Who Story xx – The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1

Revenge of the Slitheen part 1

God no. The Slitheen and more fart jokes.

That’s a worse principal than the one in the film I just watched, Moxie.

The Slitheen can control candle light?

This is kind of a charming episode.

That little pop sound as he exited his skin suit was great.

Revenge of the Slitheen part 2

You are in a car.

The child Slitheen is adorable.

Why does Sarah Jane’s basement have a single licence plate on the rafter and it’s from Ontario?

Doing some more research, there’s a theory that it’s a tribute to Sidney Newman, creator of Doctor Who. Or maybe TVO, who aired so much of Sarah Jane’s episodes of Doctor Who.

Also, apparently there’s a short story starring the seventh Doctor set in Toronto called “Christmas In Toronto.” I’m going to have to read that. Also, there’s a Gord Downie song called “Christmastime in Toronto” and I saw him perform that live with the Joel Plaskett Emergency at the Horseshoe Tavern.

The “Next time” on the previous episode showed them attacking the Slitheen with vinegar. I assume Mr Smith would tell them this, but it seems that they figured it out on their own. It’s pretty great.

“Vinegar in plastic squeezies.” I wish we called them squeezies.

Quite the epic shot of the slow-mo lipstick throwing shot.

Eye of the Gorgon part 1

Old lady living in creepy old house, makes sense the nun is there.

Oh, it’s an old folks home.

Maria’s mum is a horrible person.

So when Clyde is 40, he’ll be able to put his mind in a robot. I’ll be 60 or something like that. So that works for me. The actor who plays Clyde is 6 years younger than me. So 46… which is 2027.

The old lady knows about Sontarans.

Haha, there’s a Gorgon in this episode.1

The effect of the dad turning to stone is amazing.

Eye of the Gorgon part 2

It’s the eye of the Gorgon, it’s the thrill of the sight, rising up to the challenge of the stone stare.

I think with the dad stoned (tee hee) they’re going to be able to unstone him.

That hidden passageway reminds me so much of the 1960s batman series.

Aww, statue dad is crying.

Oh, they’re chanting “serve the Gorgon.”

So the talisman is what can return Pops to flesh, but she never says how.

So we know he was conscious during the stoning, so shouldn’t he be in excruciating pain? Also, they’re going to play it off that he’s dreamed it.

It’s a good thing Dad-Dad-Daddio doesn’t remember what happened, because as a parent, I would never let Sarah Jane Smith near my child. Unlike Rose Tyler who is an adult and can choose to go off on adventures, Maria is a child.

Are they going to cure Alzheimer’s? Oh good, they didn’t.

Warriors of Kudlak part 1

I need more children!!!!

Don’t spit on the street, asshole.

I wanna play laser tag.

Warriors of Kudlak part 2

Watch out for cricket man!

Where did Sarah get Mr Smith?

Their spaceship looks like a warehouse. Someone needs an interior decorator.

Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? part 1

That’s obviously not the dad actor who is skateboarding.

For a kids’ show, this is pretty decent. I think I’d like this if I were 6 or 7.

Having a parent not believe you and having to lie that you remember Andrea.

Oh, that’s Jane Asher.

It’s a Graske!

Pop pop falling to aliens and alien tech is bad.

Wow, they could afford the Kinks.

Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? part 2

I have a cat on my shoulder.

Andrea Yates is horrible.

Also child Sarah Jane looks nothing like Sarah Jane.

Sarah Jame Smith in Doctor Who

Andrea Yates is horrible.

The next episode looks sad.

The Lost Boy part 1

Last story of the season. We’re getting back to Torchwood, soon.

I’m interested in how this story of Maria’s dad knowing plays out. I did not expect to be this invested.

Oh shit, they’re evil!

Naughty naughty, teaching children how to skip class.

Oh god, the Slitheen again.

Oh shit, I didn’t see that twist.

The Lost Boy part 2

I just watched “Time Crash” and it was fun.

Mr Smith has a ray gun!

The Slitheen are the worst.

K-9!

Maria’s mum is now suddenly okay with Sarah Jane?

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Doctor Who Story x – The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane

Starting off with a voiceover. Not a good start.

The sound is really weird.

Looks like the Gelfling.

Sarah really doesn’t want to know them.

This lady is practically twirling her moustache.

Sonic lipstick, tee hee.

Whoever did that wide angled shot when Wormwood says “Sarah Jane Smith” needs to never work in television again.

“I am everyone.”

Oh, the belly button thing.

“Hello Maria, hello screaming girl.” I liked that.

Some good old fashioned alien repellent.

Oh Mr. Smith.

This is painful. Not sure how many episodes I’ll watch. It might not make it through all five seasons. The good thing is I have Doctor Who season 3 between this episode and the next.

This is a children’s’ show, so I’m not going to say what that sonic lipstick looks like.

Aww, she misses the Doctor. I do, too. I’d rather watch him with Martha, and that’s the next episode.

Doctor Who Story 170 – School Reunion

Tardisode

Oh, it’s about Mickey. I really hoped it would be a precursor with Sarah Jane Smith.

Episode

Anthony Head! Yes! I love Giles.

When you work in a school, do not eat children. It’s a bad idea. You should know better Giles, you usually just arm the children and make them kill vampires. Now you’re a beast and dining on children.

I would like to have the Doctor as my teacher.

Upset Rose is fantastic.

Sarah Jane!

Aww, the look on the Doctor’s face is so nice. He shows how the audience should feel to have perhaps the most iconic companion back on the show. It’s glee, and I feel it with him.

They need to hug. I want them to hug.

David Tennant is so good to show glee.

I agree with Sarah, the Doctor could have come back. Dropping her in Aberdeen was such an asshole thing to do.

Mickey, you’re not “the tin dog.” You’re nowhere near as awesome as K9.

Rose, the Doctor will leave you behind. He left behind his own granddaughter.

I think the companions could be a great group of friends. They all have lived through something so few have done.

K9 is so much better than Mickey.

Sarah is so great.

Apparently breaking a monitor breaks an entire network of devices.

While the Troughton is still my favourite Doctor, this might be the best Doctor Who to date. The story isn’t too sprawling. It’s fun and silly and enjoyable. Has lines like “forget the shooty dog thing.” It’s a great story. I know that there are better episodes coming up, particularly in the Matt Smith days, but bravo.

See, at least Mickey doesn’t just break a screen, he follows the wires. But why are there sparks when he unplugs everything. Also, why is everything plugged into one socket? That seems like a bad idea.

The “affirmative” when the Doctor tells K9 he’s a good boy is perfection.

Giles gnarles “You bad dog!” K9 replies “affirmative.”

Oh good, he’s hugging Sarah after the loss of K9.

I wish Sarah came with them. I’d rather have her than Rose.

“Some things are worth getting your heart broken for.” A great line.

I wish her spinoff was better, but the biggest problem is that it was meant for little kids.

Oh, next episode is even better than this one!

Confidential

The person on set doing K9’s voice is silly. John Leeson did his recording in studio.

Yes, they’re playing the opening credits to K9 and Company. K9!

Hell, if they gave us K9 instead of Mickey Smith, I would have been okay with that.

Susan’s farewell was just shown, and it’s so bad. He’s such an asshole.

Now they’re showing him saying goodbye to Jamie and Zoe. :`(

Doctor Who Serial xx – Dimensions in Time

Part One

Jon Pertwee looks great! I have no idea who this person Pertwee is talking to, but it’s just the intro.

Wow, those models of Hartnell and Troughton are terrible.

As is this version of the theme, terrible.

Tom Baker is great, “the grumpy one and the flautist.”

McCoy’s hair is too long, the hippy!

Wow, that doesn’t look like 2013.

I feel like they’re trying to smoosh in too many lines for too many people.

Susan looks good.

I forgot how much I hate Peri’s terrible accent.

I’m voting for Big Ron.

Part Two

“We’re helping Children in Need in Crinkly Bottom” wait, what???

Of course, Bessy makes an appearance.

This makes me never want to watch Eastenders.

How does Ace look younger here than when she was on the show?

Doctor Who Serial 129 – The Five Doctors

Doctor Who loves that “One day, I shall come back” clip.

Richard Hurndall doesn’t look much like William Hartnell.

“Just a twinge of ‘Cosmic Angst.'” That’s my band name. Cosmic Angst. The nerdy teenagers will love it!

God damn, just 30 seconds with Patrick Troughton makes me happy. He’s so good. Best Doctor.

The Brigadier says that someone is his replacement and Troughton replies, “yes, mine was pretty unpromising, too.” Now I have no idea how he knows that as a character, but damn, I love that line, so much.

Jon Pertwee’s abduction wasn’t as great as I would have wanted.

Sarah Jane has a greater part to play in abduction scenes than Jon Pertwee.

And here’s Tom Baker’s archive footage. A shame he wouldn’t participate. I would have loved to see him with Patrick Troughton.

I don’t like this trend of Companions knowing how to use the TARDIS.

Yay! The Master! Time for some moustache twirling!

Hmm, this is the first appearance of the Dalek’s since Tom Baker left.

“Teeth and curls?” Classic!

Peter Davison making excuses to his previous self is great.

It’s nice that they have well maintained paved roads in the Death Zone.

The Commodore 64 graphics in the TARDIS are excellent.

“The scanner is keyed to my, to our, brainwave pattern. Well, well, well, so two of them made it. I wonder what happened to the other.” This is written in William Hartnell’s Doctor voice, and Hurndall fails to master it in any way.

Susan twisting her ankle is probably the best moment in this entire story.

God, I love Gallifreyan fashion.

Susan acts exactly like she did in the good ole’ days.

Cops are bastards on Earth and on Gallifrey.

Patrick Troughton’s cowardess is one of my favourite things of the second doctor era.

Yeah, make Sara Jane carry everything, Doctor.

I love Zoe and Jamie. I miss that trio.

“What happened to the little fellow?”

“I’ve reversed the polarity of the neutron flow.” Thank you Jon Pertwee!

What a romp!

Doctor Who Serial x – K9 and Company

The opening credits might be the greatest thing that’s ever been in the Doctor Who universe. K9!

Peter Tracy is a looker. Sarah should go for him.

God, I would never stay at my aunt’s place if within 10 minutes of arriving 3 strangers showed up to see how I was doing. Jesus, just let her be.

Wow, Ward knows way too much about a future robotic dogs.

I think this is the first Doctor Who christmas episode.

K9 is very obviously a robot dog and not the familiar of a witch.

Peter Tracy doesn’t want to be a witch.

So Sarah Jane leaves someone’s house. They are rude and don’t believe her, she gets home and nearly immediately that woman calls her up and tells her she can’t be alone and must come back. Why would Sarah Jane even consider that, you’re a rude bastard.

K9! do do honk honk!

Doctor Who Serial 113 – Warriors’ Gate

Part One

This feels like a Beckett play. “We have lift off,” two bored dudes shout, “yay!”

Okay as this goes on, this feels more and more like a Beckett play.

Every time they say “time winds” I assume they are talking about “time farts.”

The dude just said more people were coming. Why don’t Adric or Romana think it’ll happen?

“Give me a printout.”

Part Two

Cobwebs and skeletons, they’re covered in grime1.

Vladimir and Estrogan are still sitting in the same spot, providing commentary.

I think I missed something, why is K9 walking backwards?

“This is important, I need you to do it.” “Energy levels critical.” “Oh, come on old chap!” That really feels like a scene with Henry Fondle from BoJack Horseman.

Part Three

I like when my wife watches with me, and laughs at the ridiculousness. Like the Doctor disappearing as he walks backwards, or the monster/muppet hand pressing the button.

Aww, scary monster is freeing Romana.

K9 is a lot lighter than I would have expected.

Is the Scottish guy supposed to look exotic and alien?

K9 shut up! Listen to your Time Lady.

Fuck Romana is captured twice in this story… well, that’s not surprising.

Part Four

The Masters are garbage people.

I like that the Doctor is really into pickles in this episode. I too am rather fond of pickles.

Romana is leaving! K9, too!

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Doctor Who Serial 112 – State of Decay

Part One

This felt like Monty Python for a second.

The Great One is rising, and wikipedia told me that he is a vampire. I’m afraid of this episode. I hope it’s not as bad as…

“The Vampires of Venice” episode of Doctor Who, first broadcast 8 May 2010.

“Immature humanoid, non-hostile.” K9 is very descriptive about Adric.

Oh man! That cross dissolve to the bat was supposed to be dramatic… it was not.

C’mon Adric, they’re giving you soup, now you’re asking for cheese?

Part Two

You call that a tower? My apartment building is much bigger.

Romana needs to learn how to clink glasses without cutting herself.

I’m liking Adric.

Part Three

People too often want to share power with the Doctor. They should learn he doesn’t want to rule the universe.

That door pass scanner seems like bad security. You have to leave the security card behind.

“There once was a man from south Gallifrey…”

Part Four

It’s a rebellion, the Doctor is forming!

Adric is really keen to be a vampire. I can kinda see it. These vampires, while rather melodramatic, don’t seem to be living such a bad unlife.

The music sounds like it’s an old DOS game.

Wow, the dying vampires are amazing.

Doctor Who Serial 111 – Full Circle

Part One

Apparently it’s Adric’s first episode. I don’t know if that’s a good thing. Let’s find out.

Who blocked this shot? The Doctor is having a conversation with K9 and he’s hidden.

I like that Romana wants to stay on the TARDIS, but the Doctor should help her.

As those people stacking watermelons? Are they fishing for watermelons? Or is that squash? Yes, definitely squash.

Doctor Who‘s incidental music is some of the worst incidental music.

Part Two

This episode is very boring.

That dude looks like Peter Davison.

Part Three

Oh, the squash is an egg for terrible arachnid puppets. Oh no! They’re attacking Romana!

This set is really claustrophobic. You should at least be able to walk two-abreast.

Have you accused us of willful procrastination? HOW DARE YOU???

Romana, how dare you open the door?

Part Four

Zombie Romana likes the TARDIS.

“Doctor look out!” He looks at the person shouting, and Zombie Romana stops and waits for him.

Doctor Who Serial 110 – Meglos

Part One

The first few minutes of this, I don’t feel like Romana and the Doctor are equals. She needs the Doctor to fix K9, but I think she should be able to do that.

That dude’s wig is poorly fitted.

Aww, someone likes the Doctor and WANTS him to visit.

I think I could do a better green screen than the Doctor Who crew, and trust me, I can’t do one.

So Meglos is a sentient cactus. At least it’s not a man in a rubber suit.1

The cactus put his mind into the nerd.

Finally Romana is trying to fix K9.

My video failed exactly at the start of the loop that Meglos put the Doctor in. So I thought it broke again when the episode looped. apparently the loop is a chronic hysterectomy?

Part Two

I had to Google what was happening, it didn’t make sense that Meglos is pretending to be the Doctor.

The Doctor leaves his TARDIS door ajar a bit too often.

Part Three

“She’s seen too much, kill her!”

Why is it hard to navigate on a planet that rotates “anti-clockwise?” Also rotation is different from your point of view. Earth rotates counterclockwise from the point of view above the north pole, but clockwise from the view above the south pole.

Part Four

“Thanks be to Tigh”

Haha, the disarming of that assassin was the most ridiculous thing. They could have had drama, instead a dude kicks the gun out of his hand, and then just stands there, bored.

  1. Their men in a rubber suit are never as exciting as one would hope. []