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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 239 – The Name of the Doctor

Clarence and the Whipsermen

The accent of the chained guy sounds like the stupid accent that Noel Fielding does in the Mighty Boosh.

The Name of the Doctor

Oh, I forgot that this is how it started… the Doctor stealing the TARDIS! That’s a fun little start. Too bad Clara’s story is really stupid, and she’s in all his life.

Oh, here’s Clarence.

I do love Strax the more we see him.

Why would him having travelled through time make his grave dangerous.

So far, this episode is just “we have to go somewhere.” Yet there’s no reason given why they have to go there. It’s just walking around. With no goal.

I feel like Moffat just wanted the past 2 seasons’ story to be this just so he could have people shouting “Doctor who??????” over and over again.

“It will burn you up! Once you go through, you can’t come back. You will be scattered along my timeline like confetti!”

The Doctor to The Great Intelligence

And yet, Clara can go and jump in and it’s fine? She can get out? They leave the cliffhanger as if that’s the big question, but then they just ignore it when they get to the 50th anniversary special.

It’s like my mum said, “The soufflé isn’t the soufflé. The soufflé is the recipe.” It’s the only way to save him, isn’t it?

Clara to River Song

What stupid bullshit is that?

None of this resolution makes any fucking sense. I say that knowing that they don’t actually resolve anything, leave it on a cliffhanger and just ignore it. Suddenly Clara’s a teacher, but that’s for another episode.

Hahaha, that guy in the William Hartnell wig looked so bad.

The ending with John Hurt is great, but maybe show how something wins. If you’re going to make getting out of the Doctor’s time stream possible, don’t sell it as something that rips you up like confetti. Put in peril, but don’t just wave it away because it wasn’t convenient. This is everything that is wrong with Moffat’s time as showrunner, and I think the show is worse because of his time in that role.

Doctor Who Story 188 – Voyage of the Damned

Time Crash

So this is a Children In Need special that bridges Martha leaving the TARDIS and the TARDIS crashing into the Titanic. It’s a fun one, so I’m quite excited.

I like when the Doctor talks to the TARDIS.

TEE HEE! It’s PETER DAVISON, aka, the Doctor’s father in law. It’s really weird the Doctor married his own daughter.

The soundtrack is great.

Hahaha, the Doctor thinking the Doctor is a fan is fun, and mentioning LINDA.

“No, no beard this time, but a wife.”

“I was always trying to be old and grumpy and important, like you do when you’re young.”

This is such a good eight minutes of Doctor Who, so much love for the show.

Voyage of the Damned

Kylie Minogue! She’s in this!

This is the third episode with the Titanic crashing into the TARDIS. We get it.

Oh yeah, every Christmas episode has to be about Christmas. Goyim.

Did they change the theme? I don’t like it.

Oh god, Max Capricorn.

You don’t have dwell so much on the Doctor being alone.

Wilfred! Maybe the best companion of the Tenant’s.

Well, Lizzy being in Buckingham might pay off in the end.

Alonso… was he in Being Human? Yes he was, he was also in Sherlock and was considered for the 11th Doctor.

Allons-y!

The fat couple are lovely.

I also like Bannakaffalatta.

Uh oh, the Host are evil.

Morvin’s death is so sad. I feel bad for Foon.

So many sad deaths. I like Bannakaffalatta.

And now Foon!

I would have loved for Astrid to become a companion.

The Doctor got to snog Kylie Minogue, yowzah!

Kinda wish this story didn’t have Max.

Astrid falling looks so bad.

Oh, Lizzy!

Wait, how did the asshole live?

Aww, in memory of Verity Lambert. :(

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 135 – The Caves of Androzani

Part One

Wow, they layering of video is not very Doctor Who. And it looks horrible.

I’d say those outfits are rip offs of Deep Space Nine uniforms, but this is a decade earlier.

Peri screams as much as Susan.

Android rebels???? YES!

OH DAMN! I thought the red ones makde it look like DS9 uniforms. Now there are yellow and blue.

Starfleet uniforms

And the Doctor just introduced Peri as Perpugilliam Brown. Someone was dropping acid when writing.

I hate close-talkers.

“Suggests I take 0.3 of a centilitre every day.” If you’re going to put in decimals and use a non-frequently used measurement of a litre, might as well just day 3 millilitres. or 0.03 decilitres.

Oh yeah! This is the S&M story with the guy in the gimp mask.

Part Two

Dude in a gimp suit saying “quite content” while putting his hand on Peri is creepy, but I don’t think in the way they intended.

That dude had enough time to spit out that pill before the guy started trying to force him to bite on the suicide pill.

The green part is under our control. I love that it’s just a screen divided into four equal bands of different colours.

One of the stages of this death that Saltine warns the Doctor of is. TDP, Thermal Death Point. I was certain he said TVP, textured vegetarian protein.

Gah, Peri, stop screaming.

Gimp is pretty upset.

Part Three

I feel like they’ve used this monster costume a few hundred times before in Doctor Who.

That gimp slapping the Doctor was hilarious.

If you have a janky looking prop, don’t have a closeup of it. Though the next guy looks like he’s holding an iPhone.

“So I said 8 kilos, and he agreed.” Made me think of Phil Wang on Taskmaster.

Part Four

The Gimp’s 2D map does not do justice to the size of these worlds.

This is so dramatic, for something that doesn’t deserve this drama.

Someone’s really leaning hard on the Phantom of the Opera tropes.

The Doctor has known Peri just as long as he’s known everyone else on this planet, he’s cool with them all dying, but not Peri.

“Lisa needs braces.” “Dental plan!”

Welp! That’s Peter Davison. Fare thee well, good Doctor. We’ll see you in “Time Crash” and then, I guess in “The Five-ish Doctors.”

I liked him as the Doctor, the stories were not that great.

Doctor Who Serial 134 – Planet of Fire

Part One

Can we chant the title like it’s Wheel of Fortune? Planet! Of! Fire!!!!!

Good necklace, my dudes.

Oh! Their house is a series of domes. I like it.

I like that vortex of smoke.

“These items are fragile… except this butt plug.”

Hmm, they filmed this in Spain. That’s a strange thing for Doctor Who especially how cheap it is. We know they will do it again for “The Two Doctors.”

Kamelion being there must have confused so many casual viewers.

And there’s Peri with a topless hunky man.

Wow, Peri’s American accent is terrible.

Oh, Peri likes the butt plug.

Peri in a bikini is not a bad sight. Turlough in a speedo, less so. He’s one creepy lookin’ dude.

Turlough, it’s a butt plug, not a dumbbell.

So Turlough just kidnapped Peri?

Uh oh! Howard is the Master!

Part Two

The Master looks like he’s had some serious work done on his face.

Wow, Peri is horrible and annoying.

At least she’s standing up to the Master, but I’m not quite sure why she knows the Master is bad.

That hill looks like it hurts to slide down on bare skin.

Part Three

I don’t understand the story. And I don’t understand why Peri is involved. And I don’t understand why she has such a bad American accent.

The giant pin that the Master is trying to use to kill the Doctor does look like it’ll hurt, except for the black plastic cap on the point.

“Watch me shrink this clothing, and maybe I’ll shrink you!!!” EVIL LAUGH!

It’s impressive how well Peri knows how to use the TARDIS.

Part Four

TINY MASTER! YES! I do wish it was as good as tiny Paul McCartney from Help!

I like the Doctor’s suspenders.

How is Peri so bad?

Gah! Doctor, stop being a colonial asshole.

I really hope they do something to take care of Peri being so bad.

Goodbye Turlough, no one will miss you, but it’s not like we’re trading up with Peri.

Doctor Who Serial 133 – Resurrection of the Daleks

Part One

Oh, I’ve totally seen this story.

These sound effects in the TARDIS really don’t feel like Doctor Who.

I think this is the first 45 minute episode. Soon (21 years later) that will become the standard.

I love how Doctor Who doesn’t seem to ever want to bother with floors. So often it just looks like bare studio floors.

The walkways between the buildings make me think of the Distillery District here in Toronto.

Don’t sit on the console! That seems inappropriate. Also, why is she smoking?

Okay, so the reason this was broadcast as two 45 minute episodes was because the Sarajevo Winter Olympics was happening. That makes sense. People like sports.

Wow, the Daleks are wimps. One explosive and “RE-GROUP.”

The prisoner is Davros. That makes sense.

WOW! Those Dalek helmets on the humans are so ridiculous looking. It looks like Dark Helmet crossed with a hockey helmet.

God, I love panicked Daleks! They’re so bad, but so good in all the ways. “MY VISION IS IMPAIRED I CAN’T SEE!”

Putting Human troops for the Daleks helps make the Daleks less boring as they shout at one another

The array of hats in this episode are so terrible.

The Doctor just willingly grabbed a gun and went running towards a commotion.

God, Davros screams as much as the Daleks do.

That’s a cute kitty.

A time corridor is just a hallway of time, right?

Part Two

Instead of chanting “EXTERMINATE THE DOCTOR,” they should have just shot him. If the Daleks ever learned that, they could win.

How does one get the job as Supreme Dalek? That sounds like a fun one.

That bed was just covered in bubblewrap. Did they expect people to think that looks like an alien thing?

Interesting to have a room dedicated to self-destruct.

Oh farts, they’re going to make Doctor-clone kill the Galifreyan High Council.

God, Davros has just an interiority complex. His murderous creations aren’t enough, he needs to be their leader.

Wow, the Doctor has reason to kill the Daleks, but letting people come along for revenge is not like him.

I’m watching Daleks screaming at each other and spewing shaving cream.

Doctor Who Serial 132 – Frontios

Part One

Something I haven’t mentioned, I think this incarnation of the theme song is good. None are as good as the original, though.

Why did they get the old man to do the mining. Well, he’s dead now. Or missing. When your boss tells you not to mention that one of your coworkers died, you should probably disobey that order.

Well that hat stand hasn’t been used in a long time, so maybe the Doctor’s right to put it away. William Hartnell’s Doctor used it a lot.

Sometimes I forget that we’re in the ’80s, because of how bad the graphics are in this, but then I see Tegan’s outfit and WOW, it’s the ’80s. Oh, and look at that lady’s mullet.

Part Two

If the TARDIS is destroyed, why would a hatrack be the only thing remaining?

How is Linda McCartney’s hairdo hip? It’s the 1980s, she’s in her 40s. You can’t be 40 and hip!

Part Three

This is really boring. I might need to take a break from Doctor Who again. But I’m getting closer and closer to the final episode.

Part Four

Whoever made that title card did a very poor job. It was in no way centred, and looks like they intended for it to be centred.

Great ambush, hockey hair lady! How did he not see you?

Wow, this soundtrack is terrible.

Doctor Who Serial 131 – The Awakening

Part One

I think the strangers the lady is talking about is the Doctor and his companions.

That crack looks like the one that will eventually swallow up Rory Pond.

That’s the jankiest transporter effect I’ve seen.

“There’s been a confusion in time…” How does time get confused?

Part Two

Good thing the Doctor didn’t go into the crack in the wall. He was very close to joining Rory.

Everyone knows how to work the TARDIS, except the Doctor. She’s never been in it before!

Doctor Who Serial 130 – Warriors of the Deep

Part One

That’s very white.

I want a big flashing light on the top of my head. Maybe it will distract from how bald I’m getting.

Oh, this white room is a submarine? It looks like an office building.

Part Two

Wow Turlough, what a jerk. The Doctor was in the water for 2 seconds and you think it’s a hopeless cause? Remind me to never go swimming with that fictional character.

Wow, that woman’s hair is taller than her forehead.

Part Three

Doctor Who loves long conversations between two aliens who don’t move in anyway when they talk. They really should have learned by now. It’s the 1980s. The show is in its 21st season. It should stop doing stuff like that.

Also, they should increase the budget.

Those outfits have hints of Japanese. They’re slightly impressive, if not for the poorly executed monsters wearing them.

I have no idea what’s going on on the bridge, all I know is that stupid monster that looks like Polkaroo is stumbling in a corridor and is in no way a threat.

Part Four

Oh no! Samarai Salamanders with suction cups!

I wish Doctor Who had hired people who knew how to do audio, and visual effects, and make up, and costumes, and yeah… all the things.