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The Doctor Who s4 finale rewatch (2/2, Journey’s End)

You’ve read the first one right? Let’s crack on.

Aww bless them.

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The Doctor Who s4 finale rewatch (1/2, The Stolen Earth)

Okay so the rewatch of the Doctor Who season 4 finale was a BIG undertaking and loads of the cast and crew joined in! And some wonderful person actually put them all together in a list so the whole watchalong was made easier! Woo!

However, I’m gonna do the same thing I did for some of the other rewatches and put all the most interesting tweets together and in order. (Also I added Georgia Tennant’s tweets because they were friggin’ hilarious.) So first I’ve done The Stolen Earth and tomorrow I’ll do Journey’s End. There’s a wealth of fascinating information in there and well, this blog isn’t called Overly Devoted Archivist for nothing.

(Freema is utterly and totally delightful throughout all of this)

(I absolutely love all the Noel-Freema interactions here. Hey hope springs eternal Mickey and Martha will be back one day…)

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Farewell, Sarah Jane

It’s here, and I’m so very sad. But since this is canon… Mickey and Martha canonically have a son now, and Luke is married to Sanjay, and Tegan and Nyssa are a couple (wow!) and just, it was lovely to see all these characters again. It really was.

But oh, I still miss her.

From Russell T Davis’s Twitter

I’m really glad this is what they chose to do and that they got permission from her family.

I didn’t realise this – I assume they must have picked the date for the season 4 finale rewatch for this exact reason – 19 April is the ninth anniversary of Lis’s death.

Steven Moffat Reveals The Weeping Angels Were Originally Going to Feature in Heaven Sent — The Doctor Who Companion

Former showrunner, Steven Moffat has revealed that the Weeping Angels were originally due to appear in the penultimate episode of Doctor Who Series 9, Heaven Sent. Tweeting along to the international rewatch, he wrote: “I originally planned for it to be a Weeping Angel. Oh, I’d forgotten that!!” If that had happened, it would’ve been […]

Steven Moffat Reveals The Weeping Angels Were Originally Going to Feature in Heaven Sent — The Doctor Who Companion

I completely missed the Heaven Sent watchalong, but this is an interesting tidbit. I’m really glad they decided against it though.

RTD, Tennant & Tate livetweeting next #DoctorWhoLockdown

Russell T Davies, Graeme Harper, David Tennant and Catherine Tate are among those who will be livetweeting the global rewatch of The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End on Sunday April 19th starting at 7 pm BST (2 pm ET, 11 am PT) To join in: RUSSELL’S ORDERS 👇#SubwaveNetwork pic.twitter.com/iTQen5KXJu — Emily Cook (@Emily_Rosina) April 17, […]

RTD, Tennant & Tate livetweeting next #DoctorWhoLockdown — Sci-Fi Bulletin: Exploring the Universes of SF, Fantasy & Horror!

I’m really excited about this one. I hope Billie, Freema and John (not to mention all the others) join in as well though.

Dostoyevsky and the Whale: The Dilemma At The Heart of The Beast Below — The Doctor Who Companion

How The Beast Below subverts Fyodor Dostoyevsy’s The Brothers Karamazov and Ursula le Guin’s The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.

Dostoyevsky and the Whale: The Dilemma At The Heart of The Beast Below — The Doctor Who Companion

I always loved The Beast Below, but after The Timless Child it takes on a whole new resonance and arguably becomes one of the most important episodes in the modern-day run.

The Ones Who Walk Away From Gallifrey. Who saw that coming?

Sarah Jane Smith recasting revealed — Sci-Fi Bulletin: Exploring the Universes of SF, Fantasy & Horror!

For the special Lost Story, Return of the Cybermen, Sadie Miller will be playing the part of Sarah Jane Smith, the role created by her mother, Elisabeth Sladen. The news was revealed in an interview with Miller in the new Doctor Who Magazine, #550, which arrived with subscribers today and will be on general release […]

Sarah Jane Smith recasting revealed — Sci-Fi Bulletin: Exploring the Universes of SF, Fantasy & Horror!

Oh, that’s lovely. :)