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Doctor Who: World War Three

-My favourite moment this time around: the Doctor asking about the poor Siltheened Downing Street bloke. Can’t remember the exact exchange, but I believe it went something like this ‘Who was this man?’ ‘I brought him a cup of coffee once.’ ‘I’m sorry.’

-Mickey redeems himself! w00t. XD Probably my favourite line of the episode: ‘Mickey the idiot…the world is in your hands.’ And the Doctor asked if he wanted to come with them! I wasn’t expecting that…was anyone?

-This one seemed so short. Maybe it was just that time goes fast when you’re watching good TV, but still…

-‘I could save the world but lose you.’…okay, maybe not quite the heartrending angst everyone was hoping for, but still. ;)

-‘Weapons of mass destruction.’ Oh yes. XD I wasn’t at all surprised when that came up.

-For my fellow HP fans: wouldn’t that blonde Siltheen woman make a fantastic Umbridge when they get around to casting OOTP? ;)

-Funniest bit: ‘Oh bol-‘ *BOOM*

Y’know…weirdly enough, that’s all I can find to say about this episode. It was good, it just seemed a bit…lighter than I was expecting. But this is more than made up for by the fact that we’ve practically been told who the Big Bad Wolf is. :D

So, ranking ’em again: EOTW, AOL, WW3, TUD, Rose. (I’ll be impressed if anything gets higher than EOTW, though, to be honest.)

Doctor Who: Aliens Of London

OMG EVIL, EVIL, EVIL CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!!(1) etc.

-First thing: the line from the trailer at the end: ‘I could save the world…but lose you.’ GAH. Which pretty much says it all.

-Why did the Doctor keep calling Mickey Ricky, anyway? Probably doesn’t like him because he figures he took Rose for granted, but I won’t be surprised it if turns out to actually be for a reason. (My theory: Mickey took over Clive’s website, but used the name Ricky instead. And the Doctor knows. Er, somehow.)

-‘I don’t go anywhere without her.’ I’m not a shipper. I’m really not. (I have a feeling most of my most favoured ships began with those words.

-‘Is this relationship…sexual?’ ‘NO!’ *snicker*

-The supporting characters were really good in this one…that random Downing Street bloke, the girl at the hospital, Harriet-what’s-her-name…I think RTD’s strength definately lies in characterization.

-I liked the Doctor’s sympathy for the pig. It just makes sense- they share the planet after all. ;) Actually, Christopher Eccleston was really good in this one. There’s also that bit when he suddenly finds himself looking at a bucnh of guns…he grins sheepishly and then starts giving orders. Perfect. :D He was much more in control in this one than he was in Unquiet Dead.

-He shouldn’t have gone off without Rose, though. :p

-Ooh! Almost forgot…anyone else spot Matt Lucas? :D

My predictions for World War Three (the next bit):
-Something happens to Jackie. (Good grief, she’s only been in two episodes and been in peril in both.) Either she dies or…er…she doesn’t. Yesh. (I could go and look to see if she’s listed for any episodes beyond this one, but I’ll resist. For now.)
-Mickey redeems himself somewhat. (C’mon, you can’t be a cowardly klutz all the time. XD)
-Fandom explodes on seeing the trailer for Dalek. So does half the British population.

Ranking so far, from best to still good: End of the World, Aliens of London, The Unquiet Dead, Rose. (To be updated, obviously) ;)

Oh, and just before I go…someone at the BBC is having an insane amount of fun with this. ;)

Thoughts on ‘The Unquiet Dead’

-I will freely admit I nearly had a heart attack at ‘The things you’ve seen…the bad wolf!‘ But only because I’d been reading a thread about it at Outpost Gallifrey, about the graffiti and the other (clearly rather missable, at least to me ;) ) times that phrase has shown up, and I didn’t expect it to actually be said like that in only the third episode! :0

There’s a (surprisingly popular) theory going around that the Bad Wolf is the Doctor, and that that means he’s not really the Doctor at all. Which makes no sense to me, because can you really imagine the series ending with ‘Actually, he’s not the Doctor after all…(and don’t forget to join us for series 2)!’ I for one would feel incredibly cheated (mostly because heck, I love Chris’s Doctor) I think the Bad Wolf is what started the war, although that wouldn’t explain why Rose has seen it. Maybe it’s on Earth, whatever it is, and she saw it before she met the Doctor.

-I take it the shippers among us noticed all the instances of the Doctor protecting Rose? The one which springs to mind is when they’re backing away from the zombies, he has his arm in front of her…

-And then of course there’s ‘I’m so glad I met you.’ (and the handholding, which must happen at least once an episode ;) )

-I also think it’s written into Chris’s contract ‘Must say ‘Fantastic’ at least once an episode ;)’

-Not sure I like the idea of Rose bunking off school, but that’s mostly because around here it seems to be mostly the bad kids who do that. ;)

-The conversation between Rose and Gwyneth was interesting (Would a Victorian maid know that ‘bum’ meant ‘bottom’, though?). And it worked well showing how talking about the opposite sex had changed over all the years…I think Rose and Gwyneth maybe became friends too fast (after just one conversation) but maybe Gwyneth was right when she said Rose thought she was stupid. I think Rose has a protective side to her, she was treating Gwyneth like a younger sister or something (although I wish there’d been more talk about her at the end, in the Tardis or something)

-So was exactly was the Doctor going to do with the Gelth? He said that they could ‘recycle’ the dead bodies, and Rose objected, and then Gwyneth said she’d help, and then the Doctor said that whatever he was going to do with the Gelth was only a temporary solution…I’m confused. Help. :p

-I jumped when the red devil thing suddenly appeared. And I know you did too. ;)

On the whole, I didn’t like it as much as End of the World…I think I liked it about the same as Rose. (And next week, bits of London start getting blown up. Nifty ;) )

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OH MY GOD.

I am *so* a Doctor Who fan now.

I decided I couldn’t leave it like that- so if you haven’t seen it yet, click back, quickly! (I wish that somehow I could get it onto the computer and upload it to somewhere, but I think I’m missing the technology. :( )

What I liked- spoilers!

I liked the first episode, I really did, but this blew it out of the water. My favourite things-

-The end of the world set to Toxic by Britney Spears. I hate to say it, but that. was. so. funny.

-As was ‘bitchy trampoline’ XD

And now on to the emotional stuff :'( …

-Rose talking to her mother on the time-transending phone, and of course she has no idea her daughter is about to watch the planet blow up…

-The one moment where Rose seems to be regretting her decision ‘…with this man…who I don’t even know…’

-The Doctor closing his eyes and stepping through the last rotating fan…in slow-mo. XD

-The chemistry between Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper. They’re great. Especially that conversation with them both on different sides of the stairs- Rose and the Doctor have a connection, but they’re still quite a long way apart…

-The Doctor coming back into the room after Jabe has died, talking to the other trees, bringing back Cassandra and letting her die even though Rose is horrified.

-The ending- back on Earth, going to get chips. It was just perfect. It was like…the world ended, but here, life goes on.

-It is going to be really hard to see Chris’s Doctor regenerate… :(

Sorry, guys- but as long as I have this, maybe I don’t need Lost after all. ;)

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I had a dream about Christopher Eccleston last night. He was standing in my alleyway and told me he was taking me to see Arnold Schwarzinegger. I said ‘Okay, Doctor,’ and he flicked his ears in response. Then he took me to a garage, in which there was a very small red car painted to look like there were bloodstains all over it.

Yesh.

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