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Doctor Who Story 171 – The Girl in the Fireplace


Oh, we see the crew before they all die. That was creepy.


This is the first episode where Mickey is officially a companion. I’ve been tagging him in all episodes he appears in as he eventually became a companion. If you look at all the stories, I tag the actors who play the Doctor, Master and the companions (by character name, not actor name).

Okay, this is definitely one of my all time top Doctor Who stories.

Madame de Pompadour screaming out for the Doctor into the fireplace is such a good teaser and then to jump 3000 years later to a spaceship is great.

“They didn’t nip out for a quick fag.” I don’t think you know what that means, Rose.

“That’s the TARDIS, translates for ya.” “Even French?” Oh, the UK.

I really enjoy Tennant’s interactions with young Reinette.

“I’m the Doctor and I just snogged Madame de Pompadour.”

“What’s a horse doing on a spaceship?” “Mickey, what’s pre-revolutionary France doing on a spaceship?”

Moffat was good at planting little bits of mystery to bring it back to Doctor Who, just don’t let him solve any of them.

What’s with Moffat and bananas?

The Doctor is stuck now.

The Doctor should know about relativity, and he shouldn’t have to be too dumb about how he won’t return immediately. If she needed to pack a bag. He should have waited.

Is that the first time that Mickey successfully read the room, by knowing to leave the Doctor alone.

The ending of this episode is perfect.


Nothing to write about, other than Moffat crying because he wasn’t going to get a horse. They gave him a horse.

Doctor Who Story 170 – School Reunion


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


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!


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 Story 169 – Tooth and Claw


It took 300 years for the werewolfe to find a victim?


Scottish Monk Ninjas.

This story is so ridiculous.

It’s nice that the David Tennant gets to use his accent.

“James McCrimmon!” I miss Jamie. Best companion, ever.

If I were Vicky, I’d slap Rose.

This episode is terrible.

Oh, they got knighted. And now the Doctor is being exiled. She’s going to start Torchwood.


Nothing to see here.

Doctor Who Story 168 – New Earth


Really? That’s what they’re calling the mini-episode? Bad name.

So this is an ad for a hospital. It adds nothing to the story. I think most will be like that.


I haven’t mentioned this before, but I’m so happy they got rid of face during the opening credits.

David Tennant seems so happy to be the Doctor.

Gross, don’t refer to your adventures as dates.

Cassandra is horrible. I’m surprised they brought her back.

“The lonely god…” I dislike this description of the Doctor.

Also, I think the writers are overestimating Rose’s attractiveness.

The Doctor is suspicious.

Cassandra switching between the Doctor and Rose is amazing.

He can cure everyone of everything, and then the cure passes by touch, so why were these people locked up in the first place?

How come past and future Cassandra can touch one another?


I can’t believe that David Tennant was even considering saying no.

Doctor Who Story 167 – The Christmas Invasion

The Christmas Invasion

Aww, Jackie looks so sad.

Okay, speaking of TARDIS sounds being so loud, Mickey can hear it while in a car shop with music blaring.

David Tennant is great, and ending the teaser with “Doctor who?” is wonderful!

I’m excited for Tennant’s run as the Doctor.

“Tina has a lodger, a medical student.” It’s MARTHA!1

Mickey really needs to leave Rose. Why does he care about her. She has no interest in him.

Also, Mickey, her bestie is ill, and she’s worried about him. He’s an asshole to assume that she should ignore that.

Yay! David Tennent is awake! Only took 11 minutes. Much better than our buddy Paul McGann.

Hahaha! The video of the shark coming past the camera on the website that Mickey is on is so bad!

I’m with Harriet Jones. It’s only polite to introduce yourself, even if you’re Prime Minister.

The UNIT dude saying that “of course” they’re not Martians, Martians looks completely different is great.

First mention of Torchwood.

“The Doctor wouldn’t do this, the old Doctor, he’d wake up?” Really if someone is sick, you think he can just magically wake up?

“They control the blood” is absolutely ridiculous. Love it.

You’re in the middle of a national address, and on camera you ask about the royal family?

With Jones asking for the Doctor’s help on national television, you’d think his companions (past, present and future) would assemble.

Rose is once again proving she’s a dummy.

Okay, 40 minutes and the Doctor is back. Hooray for the David Tennant.

The Doctor quoting the Lion King is gold.

Well, that lost hand is going to play a major role in the next few seasons.

“This new hand, it’s a fightin’ hand!” Might be the line that makes every Doctor Who fan love David Tennant. God, Mickey is annoying.

Eccleston’s Doctor would never have hugged Jackie.

I think Jones is right. Humanity cannot rely on a single person, even if it’s the Doctor.

New outfit time!

Mickey’s so sad. She just said she’s never going to stay, so you should move on with your life.

Attack of the Graske

Never seen this before. I imagine it’s going to be terrible. Most interactive things are.

I half expected the opening credits to be say “David Tennant” and “You.”

Rose is seeing Abba at Wembley.

Obviously the grandma is the alien. Grandmas are always the alien.

Grandpa has quite the eyebrows.

Oh! The mom’s eyes just glowed, I think she’s the alien.

It’s Mum, press 1!!!

Oh, it’s a Graske, they’ve been in proper Doctor Who at some point.

Didn’t realize it was a memory game.

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Doctor Who Story 166 – Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways

Bad Wolf

We’re only on the first season and we’ve already gone back to the Slitheen, Cardiff, and now Satellite 5.

The sound mix is terrible. I can’t hear the dialogue over the music. Big Brother seems terrible. Weakest Link is much better.

Captain Jack’s reality show is much better.

The boss from Peep Show is in this.

Tee hee, it was in his butt.

The Human race sitting on their butts not leaving home because it’s not safe sound familiar.

The Face of Boe gets a nod again.

I feel like it’s been a while in Doctor Who since we’ve seen transmats.



There’s a dude in the Anne Droid costume!

Oh that’s happy! I didn’t know that Nicola Bryant and Peter Davison recorded their Big Finish stuff together. That’s really nice.

The Parting of the Ways

Aww, the Doctor saved Rose. Also, their relationship is creepy.

A nice bit of Time War info.


Aww, the Doctor is returning Rose to Earth and saying goodbye.

Okay, so the TARDIS makes a sound when it lands. Mickey comes running. You’d think that if the TARDIS was that loud that he can hear it from his house, then wouldn’t the TARDIS get swarmed by companions? Where’s Ace?

The whole “Bad Wolf” thing is terrible.

The death by Dalek is a terrible special effect, but somehow it’s weirdly creepy still.

The Anne Droid killing Daleks is wonderful!

The romance subplot between Rose and the Doctor is really inappropriate.

Oh, Rose killed all Daleks in existence. I guess we will never see them again.

The deus ex machina ending is so cheesy, and the Doctor kissing Rose to pull out the energy of the time vortex is VERY cheesy. BUT! It was a fun run with Eccleston. I really liked him in the role of the Doctor. But then David Tennant came and they’re off to Barcelona.

The Children In Need Special

So this bridges the gap between them heading to Barcelona and them crashing on Earth for the Christmas Invasion.

It’s not great, it is not needed, but it’s nice they did a little charity special.


Russell T. Davies just said the Eccleston is excited that he was the one who pressed the button that wiped out the Doctor, but if that was the case, he should have come back for the reunion. Instead we had John Hurt.

Doctor Who Story 165 – Boom Town


Who at Doctor Who central, thought the Slitheen were so go they needed a follow up?

Why is the farting a thing?

The chase scene with the teleport is comic gold.

Jack is so excited about everything and it’s really nice.

Rose has bad taste in men.

Russell T. Davies’ era is so kinky.

This is surprisingly a fun episode.

Good on Mickey for going out with Tricia. Bad on Rose for saying mean things about her because she’s “a bit thick.”

Mickey, you’re right. It’s always going to be the Doctor. There’s no reason to scream at Rose, just realize that it’s over and move on. Rose should be open about it and just break up with him, rather than dragging him to Cardiff and dragging out this relationship.

Well, there’s some setup for the finale.

Rose saying Mickey deserves better is both true and sad, he does deserve better, but he’s also shit.


It seems the Doctor Who writers think the Doctor is the one doing the killing.

What I’ve discovered is Confidential did a good job at introducing new viewers to classic Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Story 164 – The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

The Empty Child

No recap, that’s good.

She uses Spock like it’s a verb. Maybe say “pull out a tricorder” not “give me some Spock,” unless she wants to get some action with Leonard Nimoy. He was still alive in 2005, it’s okay.

The Doctor talking to a cat is great, and I wish her new companion would be a cat. Not a sentient cat. Just an actual cat.

The girl who plays the sister/mother of the “are you my mummy” boy looks like she’s famous. I can’t place her face, I looked her up, she’s Florence Hoath and she hasn’t acted since 2008 and I have not seen anything else with her.

Jack’s first line being “excellent bottom” is very appropriate.

Rose is terrible at being anything other than a horny teenager.


They just used a clip of Colin Baker that they used in another episode.

The Doctor Dances

This story is the first one written by Steven Moffat, other than “Curse of Fatal Death,” which obviously doesn’t count.

Eccleston makes a good “mummy.”

This story still stands up. Moffat was a great Doctor Who writer when he wasn’t in charge.

This very thinly veiled discussion about alien sex is way too thinly veiled.

“Everybody lives, just this once, everybody lives.” I know that was meant to be celebratory, but it sounds like a threat.

“My leg grew back. When I came to hospital, I had one leg.” “Well, there’s a war on, did you perhaps miscount?” I like Doctor Who. This is a story that makes me like Doctor Who.

Okay, big mistake. The Doctor says he can dance, and Rose sheepishly says that perhaps Jack would like this dance. The Doctor replies, “I’m sure he would.” He starts dancing with Rose. He should have started dancing with Jack.


Nothing to write.

Doctor Who Story 163 – Father’s Day


Not looking forward to this episode. It was really bad, and the Doctor taking Rose to see her dead father is a just irresponsible on many levels.

The Doctor doesn’t even blink at the thought of bringing Rose to her father’s death.

The Doctor is an idiot.

I forgot how bad the animation was in this episode.

Mickey clinging to Rose is cute.

The Doctor is giving her such a hard time but is not taking any responsibility at all. Which is very in character for the Doctor.

God, this episode makes no sense.


The bullshit Billie Piper is shovelling right now about how great this episode is… sigh.

Doctor Who Story 162 – The Long Game


Rose and the Doctor teaming up impress Adam is fun, even though Adam sucks. He must be the only Adam to suck, because Adams are great.

The Face of Boe is pregnant, that’s lovely for Jack!

I forgot Simon Pegg was in this.

Why does he look so weird?

Apparently in 2019 the microprocessor became redundant. I wish that were the case.

Hey, it’s Fran from Black Books. Tamsin Greig is great.

Central heating is not plumbing, it’s HVAC!

Why is cooling a problem on a space station? Couldn’t they just vent out some of the heat, or pass the air through something that isn’t shielded outside to cool it down.


Nothing to see here. Keep on moving!