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Doctor Who 2.04 The Girl in the Fireplace

May 6th, 2006 (07:43 pm)

Oh my.


Stephen Moffat did it again. Perfect Doctor Who moments from the teaser before the credits to finding a horse on the spaceship to the superb performances by DT and Sophia Myles.

"There comes a time, Time Lord, when every lonely boy must learn to dance."

Spell binding.

Comments

Posted by: Jen (tthjinni)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC)

I've already read spoilers that say its pretty f'ing heartbreaking for Rose/Ten shippers, though. *sniffles* Must. Get. Torrent.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
class (Ten Doctor)

There is one moment in the ballroom near the end, when my jaw dropped and I just went "Ooooooo...." in a tone of upmost revenence and so coolness. I refuse to spoil that for anyone.

Posted by: Jen (tthjinni)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)

Is it something that will make me happy again?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
class (Ten Doctor)

I love Arthur.

Posted by: Jen (tthjinni)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)

Is the Confidential on/over with yet? I want to know if they give any hint/explanation why the Doctor was so quick to leave Rose behind.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
Big Ben [aryas_icons]

Just finished watching it. No real hint/explanation, but I suspect a lot of it is based on last week's events, and the Doctor now trying to push Rose away from him.

Posted by: Jen (tthjinni)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)

*POUT*

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
class (Ten Doctor)

*pats reassuringly*

There, there.... don't ask about the monsters under the bed.

Posted by: Jen (tthjinni)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)

*raspberry*

Oh well, the blonde witch is only around for a single episode... and you were right about Mickey, by the way...

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
Dalek [by spaced00d]

Yeah, I know about Mickey. What's your position on spoilers, btw? You want to know big plot points before they happen, or just a general awareness?

Posted by: Jen (tthjinni)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)

I generally like to know things ahead of time.

Posted by: the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
dw//oncoming storm - nostalgia_lj

I loved the moments, but I have to say... the story was a little weak for me.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
Good morning

Perfect icon.

Interesting repetition of themes and phrases too. References back to Stephen Moffat's own work though, rather than some of the other stories - the banana gag, the dancing, the whole "I'm not your mother" stuff. And oddly enough, no Torchwood reference.

On the whole, and thinking more about it, there were a number of very good moments, but due to the whole plot device/constraints, that was all they could be - moments.

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Brendan - Little Boy Pirate

AH! My Eyes!

I'll comment back after I've nabbed and watched it. (usually takes a few hours for it to pop up).

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: May 8th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
Doctor Who - Not an EMH

I have one thing to say.

That thing is "Meh."

It was an okay episode. Overall, I didn't love it or hate it; it just kind of sits there in my mind. I did like the "Arthur" thing and the Mind Meld/ensuing conversation was neat, but there was just something off about the clockwork robots.

Though, I did like that parting shot with the ship. I guess we know why they want her brain...

Posted by: The Mellifluous Leaper 182 (leaper182)
Posted at: May 6th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
Miss You

Oh, DOCTOR!

I felt so sorry for him when he's so happy to take her along, to show her everything, and then he arrives with such boyish enthusiasm, and he's too late!

*cuddles Tenth Doctor plushie sadly and pets his hair*

Posted by: Kipzzz (kipzzz)
Posted at: May 8th, 2006 08:53 am (UTC)
Animated Doctor Who

I’m probably wrong, but do you know on the opening intro to Doctor who, where they zoom in, does it say ‘tor Wood’ or is Torchwood playing on my brain.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 8th, 2006 09:01 am (UTC)
K-9 shooty dog thing

I'm sorry - I'm slightly baffled here. Do you mean in the title sequence? Given that Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who anyway, some letters are always going to be similiar.

Will still watch carefully next time, just in case.

Posted by: Kipzzz (kipzzz)
Posted at: May 8th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Scotland

Yep, the title sequence. I know Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who. I was a bit tired when i watched it, that's why I’m asking. It might not be every episode (just the Girl in the Fireplace) & like I said, I could be wrong. Lol I most likely am.

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