Happy Christmas! The Doctor arrives wearing a smile.
Previously on Doctor Who: Three Doctors! Gallifrey! ALL THE DOCTORS!
Now, as we view a serene planet, a woman’s voice tells of a world “much like any other and unimportant” that sent a message, “a bell tolling out to all the dark corners of creation,” drawing ships from all over the universe. COULD IT BE THE MESSAGE OF CHRISTMAS? Except, “Everyone who heard it found themselves afraid.” That sounds promisingly creepy! Everyone, that is, “except the man who stayed for Christmas.” Oh dear, that sounds potentially mawkish. Hey, it’s the Doctor Who Christmas special! Continue reading
The Day of the Three Doctors Bickering and Solving Everything
Previously on Doctor Who: the mystery of Clara and what, the War Doctor, what?
Suddenly Clara’s a teacher at a secondary school. Who knows where the hell that came from; let’s just head with her right to the TARDIS instead of prying for character development. She and Eleven reunite to joke about cocktails on the moon and Ancient Mesopotamia, only to be abducted with a GIANT CLAW (aww, that old chestnut!) pulling the TARDIS to U.N.I.T. headquarters at the Tower of London. Continue reading
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Saving the Doctor? Clara’s ready to do it All the Time!
After multiple episodes of watching the Doctor fruitlessly shake his tiny fist at the why-are-there-multiples-of-her mystery that is Clara “Oswin” Oswald, the seventh season finale of Doctor Who at last takes on the big question: the hell is up with Clara?
Cue “Gallifrey, a very long time ago,” where Clara pops up to tell the First Doctor, just before he steals the TARDIS (and if that isn’t inserting Clara into the seminal moment, well, I don’t know what is), “Sorry, but you’re about to make a very big mistake.” Sassy, starting to tell the Doctor what’s what on Day One! Also, who, where, what, how? Continue reading
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A game of chess to determine the fate of the universe? YOUR MOVE, SEXY SCHIZOPHRENIC DOCTOR!
The Doctor, Clara, and Angie and Maitland peek credits-in-a-sitcom style around the door of the TARDIS (I did the hand-claps from Friends). They’re on the moon! Well, it’s not the moon, but a “spacey zuma ride” and a Golden Ticket to what used to be the biggest and best amusement park in the universe. Yay, how fun…that would have been. Too bad it’s in total ruins and about to give rise to a hostile force trying to destroy the universe! My stars, if that just isn’t a day out with the Doctor all over! Continue reading
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Tagged BBC, Clara, Clara Oswald, Cybermen, Doctor Who, Eleven, Eleventh Doctor, Neil Gaiman, Nightmare in Silver, TARDIS, The Maitlands
Olde-time-y Clara and the Doctor are hot enough for Sweetville
Welcome to Yorkshire, 1893, where the Industrial Revolution gets once again taken to task not for its despicable child labor and treacherous workplace conditions, but for acting as a front for creepy alien activity. A serious young man tells his wife he has to go and investigate this “dark and queer business”; moments later, women surround her saying, too bad about that husband of yours! Oh, hey, but her husband’s absolutely fine, thanks — CUE HORRIFIC SCREAMING! Continue reading
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One more TARDIS console room…One more Time Zombie…ONE! DAY! MORE!
Three guys aboard a dumpster/skip of a spaceship wake up to hear their devices have pinpointed some sexy, sexy salvage. One of them’s an android who feels machine-pain because he is a machine (full of pain! wait, that doesn’t sound like a machine…), and the other two are jerky to him. I’m reservedly squeeful that we have three actors of color in these prominent episode roles!
Meanwhile, Clara and the Doctor bicker about the TARDIS. “It’s not a cheese grater,” he scoffs when she calls it an “appliance”; she’s exasperated he acts like a guy who can’t date someone unless his mother approves. The solution? Take down the shields so Clara can take the TARDIS for a spin! Whoops, taking down the shields makes them fly right into the salvagers’ magnetic field. Lesson: never let your girlfriend drive your mom. Continue reading
Scary monsters! Super creeps!
It’s a dark and stormy night, so let’s settle in for some good old fashioned ghost-story-style Doctor Who! Is she sure she wants to go through with their ghost-contacting project, the craggy-handsome older professor-type gent asks his younger sexy-elementary-school-librarian kick-skirt-clad female assistant? “She’s so lonely,” the assistant says in her affirmative.
Time to rev up the state-of-the-art (circa 1974, ho ho) ghost huntin’ equipment to “speak to the lost soul that abides in this place.” “Let me show you a way home,” the young woman pleads, and they snap photos of a — HOCRAP! Man, but it’s nice to shriek out loud at a DW episode again! Continue reading
OMG, Skaldak, so lizard-y, right? And that Ice Warrior Uniform, ugh! Ah, hell, he’s right behind me, isn’t he?
Brrr, it’s cold in here! There must be some 1983-era Soviet submarine soldiers in the atmosphere! Kids, it’s the Cold War, and sub-side, a crew gets ready to blow up the world “for motherland.” But a New Wave-loving walkman-wearing Professor interrupts their tactical nuclear war games. The Captain shuns his overly-aggro Lieutenant (no running of the exercise again for you, Sparky) to chat instead with the Professor about a mammoth they picked up. Continue reading
Leaf us alone!
Before we zip off to Clara’s first (second? third? bajillionth?) time and space adventure, the Doctor proves his devotion to Clara’s mystery by shadowing her timeline. First he stalks her parents’ first encounter (ah, there’s the leaf from Clara’s book, helping to engineer a meet-cute!) and spying when Clara’s future dad confesses his love by showing he saved that auspicious leaf. Hey, that’s probably the night of Clara’s conception. Didn’t think the weird factor of this could be upped any further, did you? You’re welcome! Continue reading
Vroom Vroom! The Doctor and Clara take off together.
Danger! Warning! Doctor Who is back with new episodes, and it will nom up your soul with the mystery of Clara and the Doctor’s obsessions and — oh, no, wait. It’s that WiFi is everywhere, and if you click on a funky-lettered connection, you’re going to get sucked in by aliens! That too! Continue reading