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Doctor Who Story 241 – The Time of the Doctor

Narration!

Handles is a bad idea. Having a new character come in just causes too much muddling when it should be about Matt Smith.

But the phone call with Clara is fun, but it might have been easier if she was just there with him right from the beginning.

I like naked Doctors.

How does her very obvious bra work?

Their naked butts are touching.

The crack being Gallifrey does not make sense with what we saw of it before.

God, stop the narration.

They expect me to feel sad for Handles’ death.

Old man Doctor should be acting more like William Hartnell.

So the Doctor can hold back the hoards with nothing but the Silence, but if he brought back the Time Lords, it would be unending war?

So he knows the Curator exists, but he doesn’t believe he has more regenerations? There was also Capaldi in the special?

So if the Doctor can destroy a giant fleet by regenerating, why didn’t the Time Lords just murder the Lord President and make him regenerate into Pierce Brosnan to get rid of the Daleks?

I so missed Amy.

I don’t get why Clara is upset about him changing. She’s seen all his incarnations. She liked the War Doctor, she liked 10. Why is she begging him not be Capaldi?

Behind the Lens

You can’t equate regeneration with death, because nobody dies.

Stephen Moffat

WHAT? You have been equating the two your whole time as showrunner, plus Davies’ time. Do you even read what you write?

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 xx – Torchwood: Children of Earth

Tonight’s The Night

This is a mini-episode of Doctor Who that aired between “Planet of the Dead” and series 3 of Torchwood. Since it’s Jack in the TARDIS, I’m going to lump it in with Torchwood.

That was terrible, until David Tennant showed up.

Day One

It’s Malcolm fucking Tucker! Aka, the Doctor!

Rhys is always an asshole, even to children.

Does everyone in Cardiff know about Torchwood and what they do?

Those people in a hospital not wearing masks is wrong. I’m too surrounded by COVID.

The laser sutures should be commercialized.

Someone’s in Vancouver. Vancouver is great.

Would be so much better if Martha was able to be in the episode.

The new doctor1 reminds me of Matt Smith.

We. We. We. I need a wee!

If that happened at my place of employment, all the children stopping, screaming, saying “we are coming” over and over again, then them all resuming as normal, I honestly don’t think I’d blink an eye. Kids do weird things. Good thing Torchwood, UNIT, and Peter Capaldi are on the case.

“We need a child,” Jack, don’t say that to Ianto if you won’t admit you’re a couple.

Aww, it’s Jack’s daughter.

Jack is a complete asshole, asking his daughter to take his grandson for experimenting. Ianto and his niece.

Ianto’s brother in law’s a piece of shit.

Doesn’t the Torchwood car have a GPS?

Don’t give out your username and password. I really hope the civil service at the Home Office would know that, especially the secretary for the top civil servant (Deputy Minister? That’s what we would call that position in Canada. I think it’s Permanent Secretary in the United Kingdom after some very quick Googling) of the Home Office.

So more people have these laser sutures?

See, he gasps for air when he is resurrected, why didn’t he do that in Doctor Who?

Gwen should not have a baby!

Jack has a bomb in his belly. Cliffhanger time!

Capaldi is so sad.

Day Two

I don’t like this Prime Minister. He’s not willing to take responsibility, he’s more concerned about his job than he is about doing the right thing.

I didn’t notice last episode that there’s no opening credits anymore.

How did Gwen survive that sniper? Now I’m wondering how Ianto is surviving it.

Second reference to Canada.

Why are people honking at children stopped when they know this is not just kids hanging out and having a lark.

How did Ianto get that concrete block out of the building? That doesn’t really make sense

Day Three

I thought Jack would be into tracksuit bottoms.

God! Russell Davies, stop with the news broadcasts!

Why would someone leave their kids with a couple of people who just had police barge into their house with guns. I wouldn’t do that.

Why did you step out of your car to take a phone call and leave the keys in the ignition?

Jack’s daughter is an idiot.

Jack should change his outfit. Seriously, it’s time to stop wearing that stupid outfit.

I think they think Torchwood are the good guys, they’re not.

The 456 needs to learn to use their words. “Speak” “I am speaking” “We will speak” Why the fuck didn’t you just say that?

It makes no sense for civil servants to negotiate, and if the US government wants the president there, they can approve the room with haste.

He says “the Provinces and Territories of Canada” as if that’s the name of Canada. It’s simply Canada. Third mention in three episodes.

Day Four

12 children for millions of lives seems reasonable.

Ianto, he’s lived hundreds of years, you expect him to tell you everything he’s done?

Jack’s daughter reminds me of the actress who played Susan, Carole Ann Ford, in Doctor Who.

This is a big enough issue, Martha might be on her honeymoon (if UNIT hasn’t recalled her already) and she has the Doctor’s phone number. Call him.

“Thanks everyone, let’s take a break.” I don’t think that’s a time to take a break.

What did Jack really expect. The aliens had biological warfare, there’s only one on Earth and they have no idea where the rest are. How are they possibly going to fight? Jack is 100% responsible for Ianto’s death, plus all the other deaths in Thames House.

Day Five

Oh, I remember what the children hooked up to the aliens look like, the Toclafane.

The US government has no authority to override the UK government on UK soil.

UNIT sends a colonel to talk to the 456, and not a General? Or even the Brigadier?

Really? It’s about drugs? Yikes.

Why are they telling all this information to Alice?

The “nice kids are safe.” I don’t think they understand how systematic racism would be a part of this and I think “Children of Earth” really really loses a lot because it doesn’t address this.

Keep your vest on, Officer Andy!

Alice, don’t leave your child with a stranger in these times!

This was a horrible resolution to this story.

Governments the world over should fall because of what they did. The UK government at the very least. It had gone much too far for status quo to continue.

The careers of Doctor Who prime ministers is very short.

“You can not run away.” “Yes I can, just watch me.” There’s another reference to Canada.

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Doctor Who Story 190 – The Fires of Pompeii

Ancient Rome… not the first time the Doctor’s been there. I like that they just addressed that. I also like that Amy Pond is watching the Doctor and wondering why he isn’t Matt Smith. Or at least that’s what I assume she’s thinking about.

They’re missing a couple of names from the opening credits. Karen Gillan and Peter Capaldi. I am so looking forward to Amy’s time on Doctor Who, it might be my favourite.

Yay! There’s Capaldi! I wonder if he’s actually the Doctor, and spent some time in Pompeii for fun and was looking forward to his arrival and wanted to buy is old TARDIS.

Good job Donna, standing up to the Doctor.

I like that their walkie talkie is just their hands over their eyes.

I wanna be a Chief Auger. Sounds like a good title.

I’m enjoying this even more.

Amy, don’t steal Donna!

I love how indignant Donna is.

This episode is so stupid, but yet so enjoyable.

Doctor, save your future self.

Peter Capaldi birthing the word “volcano” was completely unnecessary and didn’t work.

The Doctor really does need a companion, and he definitely doesn’t need to spend so much time vetting his companions like he did for Martha.

Doctor Twelve

I’m likely to use an awful lot of – what we would call – violent sexual imagery.

They’ve announced the twelfth Doctor and it’s Peter Capaldi! You might recall him from The Thick of It, which really is a brilliant show. Peter Capaldi played Malcolm Tucker, the foul-mouthed Scottish Communications Director for the UK’s PMO. Here’s a sampling. This will be a fun few years.