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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… Read More »Doctor Who Story 240 – The Day of the Doctor

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… Read More »Doctor Who Story 239 – The Name of the Doctor

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… Read More »Doctor Who Story 188 – Voyage of the Damned

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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial xx – Dimensions in Time

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. 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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 135 – The Caves of Androzani

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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 134 – Planet of Fire

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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 133 – Resurrection of the Daleks

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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 132 – Frontios

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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 130 – Warriors of the Deep