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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 202 – The End of Time

Dreamland

A decent story about Area 51 would be nice, but I don’t think this is it. But it’s nice that David and Georgia got to work together again. I assume they were a couple by this point.

The Doctor making Die Hard and Alien references is great.

I wouldn’t mind the Doctor having an indigenous companion.

Uh oh, the military is controlled by an alien.

This animation style makes David Tennant look sickly.

There’s too many groups in this story. The US military, the Roswell Greys, the insects, the swarm, the robots.

People pick up the TARDIS way too easily.

Doctor, don’t set up other people with your wife. Well, unless you’re into that, you kinky bastard.

The End of Time Part One

Ahhh, it starts with narration, always a terrible sign.

Wilf!!!

People are stupid if they are trying to resurrect the Master.

They’re really playing the Master as too insane. It’s not enjoyable.

The narration is horrible. Sorry Mr. Bond.

What’s with the Master wanting to eat people? Also, I feel sorry for John Simm and all these shots of him eating.

This father daughter duo are gross. Like Trump and his daughter.

That’s a good hallway for the Doctor to run in.

More talking heads on news programs.

Boo! Wilfred is now trapped.

The head shaking special effect is so bad. Though most of this story is so bad.

“There is only the Master race.” Dude, I don’t think you know what that means.

“For Gallifrey!”

The End of Time Part Two

I really wish David Tennant’s ending wasn’t so bad, but at least I have tasty quiche.

It’s so strange that the lords of time resort to prophesy.

I don’t believe that 7 billion Masters would defer authority to the original one. I think you’d have fun chaos.

“He loves playing with Earth girls.” Well, “Earth Girls Are Easy.”

Why does the Doctor have such a huge hard on for the Master?

God, this show is so bad! James Bond throws a diamond from his place in this time lock at a picture of Earth and it just shows up on Earth?

What’s with sci-fi and senates and big open pits and balconies over it?

Remember when the Doctor fell from a tower and regenerated into Peter Davison? And now he can just jump out of a spaceship and crash to the floor?

The Master I know loves being the Master. I can’t believe that he’s so upset about being who he is. Also, Gallifrey is huge.

The Doctor is a bit cruel to Wilfred.

Honestly, the Doctor should leave him. Have him dictate a note to the Doctor for his daughter and Donna. Probably separate notes.

I can’t believe that made Mickey and Martha get married. They are so bad.

David Tennant’s Doctor is always so sad. It will be really nice to have a less sad Doctor.

It is nice to see all the Doctor’s companions one final time.

Hello Matt Smith, Goodbye David Tennant.

Doctor Who Story 198 – The Stolen Earth & Journey’s End

The Stolen Earth

The milkman looks like Spike. Are there still milkmen in Britain?

Someone stole Earth.

Martha!

Wilf is the best companion.

Good news, Rose is there to save the day!

They all got into the opening credits, that’s nice.

Russell Davies loves newscasters.

Really? This is what she bothers with? The Earth has been moved and spaceships are en route, and she’s worrying about looters?

Jealous Ianto.

Martha is on a bluetooth headset with Jack, yet the general she’s conversing with in person hears Jack telling her not to do it.

Wilfred with the paintball gun is fun.

“Do you have a webcam?” “She wouldn’t let me, says they’re naughty.”

Jack flirting with Sarah Jane is the best.

Oh, Harriet Jones. :(

“Everyone but Rose,” and Susan, and Ian, and Barbara, and Vicki, and Steven, and Katarina, and Dodo, and Ben, and Polly…

Your chest cavity being open like that seems like it would be prone to infection.

Take them with you, Jack, the Daleks are coming for Torchwood!

Wilf, don’t call Rose “sweetheart.”

The Dalek shot the Doctor!

The Doctor fake regenerating is a big fuck you to fans.

Journey’s End

Mickey and Jackie saving Sarah Jane is ridiculous, but I approve.

As if Tosh can make a time bubble as a defence for Torchwood.

Mickey kissing his gun is gold.

German Daleks are the best.

“Stop it! She’s my friend!” Do Daleks really care about friendship?

Dead Jack’s wink is great. It’s really convenient that this is the one time he is resurrected without a big gulp of air.

If you just want to atomize these people, just use a transporter.

“We will become the only lifeforms in existence.” Imagine how bored you would be as a Dalek if there’s no one to kill.

I like that Davros recognizes Sarah Jane.

I bet you he saves everyone.

The TARDIS towing Earth back home, is ridiculous.

Donna and Jack should bone.

I forgot that Mickey stays on Earth Prime.

This is horrible. “Genocidal manic, please rehabilitate him, Rose, and feel free to boink.”

She’s very much saying no, screaming no, demanding no. He could just let her die. Dying might be better than living without those memories.

Doctor Who Story 197 – Turn Left

That accent is horrible.

I remember this episode was terrible, but also I remember it not making sense.

Donna’s mom is cruel.

The “there’s something on your back” makes no sense.

It’s Rose!

Martha is dead. :(

Sarah Jane Smith is also dead. :( That’s horrible.

And the kids from the show. Yikes, this episode is dark.

Rose is back.

Now the Queen is dead. This is really dark.

Ianto and Gwen are dead, too.

That dude is way too positive about being sent to a labour camp.

Wilf is shaking his head sad that Donna knows so little about history. I’m also doing that, but I expected it.

The whole DoctorDonna thing never made much sense. It’s so bad.

“That’s not dying.” Yeah, Donna, that is dying. That’s an entire universe dying. Also, stop telling the audience that a character is about to die, when they aren’t.

Really, they sit at the intersection debating the turn for over two minutes?

Wow, even without TARDIS energy, Rose can change signs to say “Bad Wolf.”

Doctor Who Serial 189 – Partners in Crime

Donna, don’t use your real name. Look at the Doctor, he’s using John Smith.

Who on earth would be dumb enough to print an entire customer database without your boss’s approval. Now as for sales calls, why are they? They’re selling a miracle diet pill. It will sell like crazy, and just sell it online. Also, why is it so small? that was like four sheets of paper, and Donna took both hers and the Doctors, so their client list fits on two sheets of A4.

How does Adipose Industries have authorization for to have a siren on their vehicle?

The Adipose are adorable.

You can tell that drivers in this shared universe have never driven in snow. In Torchwood they lock the wheels when stopping. In this they spin out.

Donna’s mom is terrible. BUT NOW IT’S TIME FOR WILFRED! One of the best companions for Tennant.

Tell your grandfather, Donna!

I love how oblivious Donna is.

The miming scene between Donna and the Doctor is the greatest.

They fill the door with bullets, but when they push it, it doesn’t fail because of the bullet holes, it just falls because it was never on hinges or latched.

I forgot how much fun Donna was.

The problem with this story is if they just asked nicely and only took excessive fat from people and not other organic matter, they’d have millions (billions?) of volunteers.

Aww, Wilfred missed the UFO.

I love that Donna is moving out.

*gasp* It’s Rose!

I love Wilfred.

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.

Doctor Who Story 173 – The Idiot’s Lantern

Tardisode

That old lady looks like the granny from “Nanageddon.”

Episode

Oh my god! It is Nanageddon.

Oh god, Rose wants Vegas-era Elvis. She really is an idiot.

I like the Doctor barging his way into that house by pretending to be working for the Queen.

God this episode is terrible.

*gasp* She’s in colour!

Once again, you have another supporting character who would be a better companion than Mickey. Hello Tommy.

That made no sense whatsoever. At least he stored her on Betamax, no one will be able to play it.