An interesting mishmash of the RTD and Chibnall eras! I appreciated the shout-outs to Rose (man, who would have thought we’d still be getting those in the year 2021?) and to Gwen Cooper. Oh and seeing some of the old rogues gallery was fun as well. Wonder what that one Weeping Angel in particular did to get itself thrown in prison? Maybe it’s the one that turned into the Statue of Liberty.
Jack was really the highlight of this episode for me at least, I assume based on his lack of a real goodbye to the Doctor that he’ll be back? I hope so. I loved the scene between him and Yaz. Guess Thasmin (or whatever it’s called, I quite like Yazteen) might really happen after all?
Hooray, Graham didn’t die! I’ve been expecting him to do so for a very long time but he didn’t! He and Ryan left in the best way they could’ve done really. I never really thought Ryan enjoyed the space adventures that much, why would he, one of ’em killed his gran. Oooh it was good to see Grace again too, even if just for a few seconds. A nice way to bring everything round full circle.
Oh and now there’s about to be another companion on board!
So that’s interesting. And lastly…
I appreciate that this episode got political but I don’t think they pushed it anywhere near hard enough. The concept of government-sanctioned security Daleks killing protestors, that’s huge, enough for a whole series of its own. And what with Robinson and PM Jo representing the worst parts of the American and British political systems respectively… I dunno, I just thought there’d be more. Don’t forget, the Daleks were straight-up stand-ins for Nazis originally.
As Captain Jack Harkness, the omnisexual immortal Time Agent, John Barrowman blazed onto screens in the 2005 revival of Doctor Who and has never looked back. Fifteen years later – via headlining the show in spin-off Torchwood – Jack’s back to battle Daleks on New Year’s Day in the festive special “Revolution of the Daleks”.…
Even as a teenager watching Jack I knew he was important in a way I couldn’t even describe. God, there are problems with 2005 era Doctor Who, but Jack isn’t one of them.
I really hate how it’s been forgotten now what a HUGE GODDAMN impact John Barrowman and Russell T Davies had on a particular generation of British kids. I still see Jack’s character being labelled as “queerbaiting” and it makes me so fucking angry. Barrowman and RTD were two gay men who put their careers at risk to create Jack and that was how they were thanked.
Doctor Who returns on New Year’s Day in the upcoming special Revolution of the Daleks, and this adventure will be the last for Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole, who played Graham O’Brien and Ryan Sinclair. In an interview below brought to you in association with BBC Cymru Press Office, they talk more about the Daleks’ […]
I swear this was a “confirmed” story for ages but now it’s really confirmed I guess? I’ll be sad to see them go, not least because it doesn’t completely feel like we’ve really gotten to know them yet, especially Ryan.
JACK! Daleks which come with social commentary, which is the way I like my Daleks. The bad guy from Aracnids in the UK?! Yaz being snarky, I hope she and Jack become friends. ALIEN PRISON! Oh wait it’s not out til New Years Day dang.
Today is #DoctorWhoDay, aka the anniversary of the show. I’ve been trying to get back into video editing recently so I thought for the occasion I’d show you this SUPER OLD backwards video I once made of Amy Pond’s journey. People told me at the time it was tear-jerking so maybe it is! One day soon I wanna try remaking it with actually good footage.
I think it’s been exactly a month since I last posted one of these. Well it took me ageeeees to be happy with this one, to be fair.
I’m glad I managed to make it blue cos that’s always been the colour I associate with Bill. Anyway I’m wondering whether to make this the last one? Or do one for Yaz even though she’s not the only main companion in her run? I dunno.