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Doctor Who: Flux #6 liveblogging

Not ACTUALLY liveblogging, because while this episode was airing I was on a train having the worst travel time of my entire life, FAR worse than what anyone has had in the TARDIS, but there ya go. Let’s see if this episode makes any of the previous ones make sense!

-Everything that comes out of the mouths of those two shiny rock aliens sounds so unnaturally sexual, I’m sorry.

-Kate! Kate is here again! Wooo!

-Awww, the look on Yaz’s face when she gets the Doctor back.

-Swarm is going to turn out to be the Master, isn’t he?

-Oh that’s what the house is all about, I like that house, it’s very well designed.

-“She was amazing, is amazing.” Awww, it’s a shame we probably won’t be getting much more of the Yaz-Dan relationship, I always like seeing companions interact with each other.

-“Your delicious mouth snacks wrapped in paper.” Ah I could never dislike the Sontarans, they’re too funny, and they also look like shriveled potatoes.

-I can never remember dog guy’s name so I’m gonna call him Dogtor Who.

-This episode is so aesthetically pleasing (love that sudden jump into the Passenger) and oh man it still makes so little sense.

-Di is pretty badass, she’d make a great companion if she doesn’t die.

-Or is the Grand Serpent gonna be the Master? I just figure someone is.

-Two doctors! Ah it’s Tentoo all over again.

-“I’ve got such a crush on her!” ?!

-Both sets of couples reunite! I… kinda thought this would be a bigger moment?

-If the baby turns out to be the Timeless Child/the Doctor there will be CHAOS in the fandom, absolute MADNESS

-I feel like Jericho isn’t going to last much longer.

-Man the CGI budget for this series has really gone up hasn’t it?

-Yep, there goes Jericho, I knew that was coming. Went out like a badass though.

-God I’m so confused about the whole Time thing, SO confused. Also jeez is it just me or has the Doctor like… totally abandoned her no killing/no genocide rule this episode? S’not like she’s the first one to do so though.

-You can really see how good an actress Jodie is when she has to act opposite herself as two different characters.

-“And their Master” ah yeah, theeeeere we go.

-I feel like Yaz and Dan should be a lot more traumatized than they currently are. Also I wish Yaz’s family were around much more than they are, I really miss the days when the companion’s family was part of the main cast.

-I genuinely thought Yaz and the Doctor were gonna kiss then and now I’m kind of disappointed that they didn’t.

-Daleks? For a New Year’s special?

Doctor Who: Flux #5 liveblogging

-Alright this is the one with Kate Stewart! We haven’t seen her for years!

-Awww, poor Dan, he still hasn’t quite got the hang of Companion-ing. Not that I blame him/

-I feel like Jericho probably isn’t gonna last to the end of this episode.

-Oh hey an Ood! I feel we haven’t seen them for years either, although I could be wrong.

-This is a very different-seeming Yaz, she’s now rather more… Doctor-ish than when we left her. Since she also only has a few episodes to go (I think?) I wonder how they’re gonna write her out.

-Yaz watches a hologram of the Doctor while sad romantic music plays in the background, yeah I see why people ship them.

-This old lady has GOT to be Tecteun right? She’s got the arrogance at least.

-Ah, multiverses. Is it even a franchise if there isn’t a multiverse?

-AHAHA! I was right! It’s her!

-Ugh, what a horrible and snakey way to kill someone.

-“I prefer to be called…” I was SURE “THE MASTER!” was coming, but nope.

-Ohh Tecteun is so horrible, the very archetype of the wicked stepmother. She’s a great villain, I hope she sticks around for a bit.

-Ahaha this hermit guy is great, provides a good moment of levity in a somewhat dark episode.

-“Reverse the polarity” !

-FOB WATCH? Oh I wasn’t expecting that. Can confirm from my husband casual viewers have no idea what the fob watch is or what it does.

-Tecteun about to go, “Together we can rule the universe as mother and daughter!”

-Ah HERE’S Kate Stewart. Gosh I hope she doesn’t die.

-Osgood! Osgood gets a mention!

-Aw crap, there goes [redacted], that sucks.

Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP — BBC News – Home

MP Nick Fletcher suggests boys are turning to crime because male characters tend to be criminals.

Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP — BBC News – Home

Absolutely the FUNNIEST thing I have seen today. Also unbelievably insulting to boys, which I’m sure wasn’t his intention. What, the only thing standing between your average boy and a life of crime was David Tennant and his sonic screwdriver?

Doctor Who: Flux #4 liveblogging

-I just looked on Twitter and “Clara” is trending. Is she in this one?!

-Oh here’s that Claire lady from before. Wonder if she’ll make it out alive.

-Jeez there’s a lot of technobabble in this one.

-Man Jodie has really grown into the role of the Doctor, and now she’s leaving, sigh.

-I do like the bits with Bel. (I gather not everyone does?) They’re pleasingly apocalypse-y.

-Oh apparently this guy with Bel is from The Inbetweeners, a show that was everywhere a few years ago but I’ve never actually seen it.

-This little girl is disturbingly calm considering the situation.

-Unexpected SPACE!

-This Gerald is pretty awful, I hope he gets angel’ed.

-Oh, he did.

-Ahhh angel-related body horror, oh no.

-Okay I admit it, it IS cool to hear a Weeping Angel “talk.”

-I’ve sort of been wondering if Amy and Rory might get namechecked in this one, but no luck yet.

-“Because I’m you,” ahah, thought that would be the case.

-The Doctor turning into a you-know-what is legit horrifying, well done everybody.

-Omg was that Kate Stewart in the Next Time trailer?!

Doctor Who: Flux #3 liveblogging

-Oooh a new character! And Daleks! We haven’t seen them in about a year right, that’s a long time for Daleks to be absent these days.

-Man, the Thirteenth Doctor falls off/through things a lot. A LOT.

-I’m…. not sure how we got here, but we’re back with Dan’s girlfriend again. And hanging around some lovely Liverpool scenery too.

-Oh some Dan backstory. Awww poor Dan. :(

-Um, I’m getting Arrival vibes here?

-Also every time someone mentions “Ravagers” I just think of Guardians of the Galaxy, sorry.

-RUTH DOCTOR!!! Whoa I was not expecting her!! Sweet!

-Oh we’re back with Boris Johnson, I mean the Victorian guy, again.

-yay! Finally Yaz’s sister is back!

-Weeping Angel in a video game! That’s something we haven’t seen before with them, neat.

-The Foundling Conflict? I’m gonna assume this is something to do with The Timeless Child?

-God this makes NO SENSE I’m sorry! I just can’t follow all the jumping around. I do like the “Love is the only mission” line though.

-Yeah I wanna know the explanation too! Come on!

-“You lost me quite early on.” Yeah, I can relate, Doc.

-The Doctor is quite a bit more, ur, traditionally Doctor-y here (i.e. a snippy asshole) and I don’t think Yaz is liking it much.

-Vinder’s role in the Bel plot was obvious but it’s still quite touching.

-Honestly a whole lot of this reminded me of the Futurama timeskips episode.

Doctor Who Flux #2 liveblogging

-Oooh a big spooky floating house! What’s that doing there?

-Ah, shade at Florence Nightingale, based on what I know of her I’m not gonna complain.

-This talking energy diamond is weird, I appreciate when Doctor Who does random weird shit without explanation.

-Dan’s been around 1 episode and he’s already getting erased from time, oh dear.

-Aw hell yeah Dan’s parents! I love meeting companions’ parents!

-Russia is gone, oops. Does Doctor Who even air in Russia?

-Is Strax here? I wanna see Strax, he always cracked me up.

-“Former President of Gallifrey” nice

-I wonder if regular folks like Dan’s parents remember some of the other alien invasions that’ve happened in the Whoniverse recently. They don’t seem overly shocked at the current situation…

-Wait Yaz is still a police officer? When does she ever go to work?!

-Aww no! Civilians being lined up and executed! Sontarans look and sound so funny I forget they’re bastards.

-Oh yeah you can always count on the British military to come in and ruin everything.

-Don’t do it Dan, companions have a bad track record with ladders and cranes.

-I dig Swarm’s ridiculous aesthetic and completely OTT villainy, he seems to have wandered in from another show entirely.

-Ah, this guy is Harriet Jones no 2 I guess. (Worse, though.)

-I hope the Doctor meets Mary Seacole again too.

-Wait, did Dan leave without saying goodbye to his parents?

-Oh geez no, Yaz! However her being in the “next time” trailer considerably lessens the impact of the cliffhanger…