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Doctor Who 2.09 The Satan Pit

June 10th, 2006 (08:45 pm)

Well, that ought to keep the shippers happy for quite a while. *eyes tthjinni*


"Tell Rose... Tell her... I... Oh, she knows."

"I've seen half Gods, demi-Gods and would-be Gods, but if there's one thing I believe in... it's her."

Beast to Rose : "You will die soon in battle." Four episodes left. Discuss.

The Doctor falls into utter darkness, and does his own dance with the devil, ultimately emerging the winner. Once again Ten gets a monologue of doom, and this time, pulls it off beautifully. Unlike Age of Steel, this had the air of him working things out in his head as he went along.

Rose and the Doctor - both refusing to leave each other as long as there was any kind of hope, and inspiring people to be better than they were. This is the Rose I love - determined, driven, encouraging and posessing a fine arse.

So glad to be wrong on who survived. I had my money on everyone dying, given the doom laden first part. Mr Jefferson rocks - and how much did I enjoy the whole air of politeness, formality and the recordings of each death? "Deceased, with honours." *sniff* And much love to the Ood's deaths actually meaning something. The Doctor apologised for not being able to save them, and Zach was adding their names to the death roll at the end.

Ida Scott - sounded like she might be back given what the Doctor said to her. Might just be my imagination though as I can't see how she'd appear in any of the eps we know about.

Torchwood count : one.

Comments

Posted by: the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)

I got a very distinct feeling of deja vu when he was working it out. It really echoed Tooth & Claw in that respect. But that's a good thing because I love T&C muchly!

But I hated the whole "If I believe in one thing... I believe in her" bit. I was tearing my hair out at that point it was just so... gah! It was the point that took the episode from definitely being my favourite so far, to being relegated to the *maybe* pile.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
iCylon

I keep thinking about this, but what I feel is that what RTD really, really needs is a script editor that will tell him no at times. Or not to do so much anvilicious dropping of stuff. Ever since I found out that RTD wrote the dreadful "beyond the grave" line in Rise of the Cybermen, I wonder just what else he's added in to other eps.

Posted by: the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
dw//oncoming storm - nostalgia_lj

The whole 'believe in her' thing does have the scent of an RTD addition to it, which makes me despair a little. I also keep thinking that he's trying too hard to play to too many audiences. The 'anvil' lines are annoying to us, but they might be needed for the younger audiences. (Although it has to be said, they probably don't need them either - I know a 3 year old who picks up on stuff I miss first time round...)

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 13th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
Access Denied (Torchwood)

Certainly, after School Reunion, the suggestion that Sarah Jane worked for Torchwood came from a local school (via my mate the techie).

*grin*

They do pick up things fast, don't they? Little gits... ;)

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who - Pwn3d - Dalek Zap

So, you're saying that I should be looking for this ep in my newsgroups?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 13th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
Xander penis [Lil Amy]

*pushes you firmly topwards the newsgroups*

Unless, of course, you don't like quality tv?

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: June 13th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
BTTF- Doc Brown - Great Scott!

You, my friend, are a day late and a dollar short.

I downloaded this and watched it already.

Posted by: lizey (lizey)
Posted at: June 11th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)

F*cking UK bastard.

*waiting, not so patiently, for Tuesday (earliest I will be able to d/l)*

I shouldn't complain. I have fibre-optic broadband.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 13th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
Good morning class (Doc Ten)

It's Tuesday. Have you hugged your download today?

Posted by: lizey (lizey)
Posted at: June 14th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)

*huggles download*

Now it's Wednesday and I want it to be Tuesday again. But this is better than last time, because last time, I didn't realise that The Impossible Planet was a two-parter until there was about sixty seconds left. :(

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: June 12th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)

I was slightly disappointed by this episode. There was such a good build up in the episode last week, and then it just seemed to fall a little flat. I wonder how much of that was due to RTD sticking his oar in?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 13th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)

I just don't know how much of an effect RTD has on the scripts. I know he wrote the cringeworthy "from beyond the grave" line in Rise of the Cybermen and that he brings certain lines to writers that they have to include in the script.

What's interesting is considering season 1 as a whole - the fan favourite episodes are done by other writers, but the fan favourite moments are all his.

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