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The Unicorn and the Wasp

May 17th, 2008 (07:01 pm)

Okay, if you know your Agatha Christie books, that was hysterical.


"Flapper or slapper?" *snerk* Oh, Donna...

Professor PlumPeach in the Library with the Lead Piping. *even bigger snerk*

Loved the running gag with all the different Christie novel titles embedded in the dialogue. I'll have to go back through it again later just to try and catch them all.

Also, throughly enjoyed all the flashbacks during the questioning - especially the Doctor's!

Giving the Doctor a big shock? Personally, I was expecting a knee in the bollocks there. :) Though frankly, waiting till episode 7 for the first kiss between Ten and Donna was longer than I'd have bet at the start of the season.

Loved the gathering of everyone around at the end for Agatha and the Doctor to explain the murders away. Particularly with Donna sitting there going "So, he killed them? Wait, no.. she killed them?"

I was half expecting the footman to be the wasp offspring, but the Rev did fit better. Don't make him angry, you won't like it when he's angry...

Loved the references to previous episodes : Carrionites (still screaming quietly) and the Charles Dickens gag. Was that a Ghost Light shout-out when Roger ended up face-down in the soup?

The hidden Agatha Christie books
"Why didn't they ask--Heavens!" - (Why Didn't They Ask Evans?)
"Well, that's put the Cat Among The Pigeons, no doubt."
"Just a Dead Man's Folly."
"Our Secret Adversary is still out there."
"What is that? N or M?"
"Cards On The Table, woman!"
"Gathered here on this Endless Night..."
"He was Taken At the Flood."
Definitely was a Nemesis reference in there, and I know the Doctor was poisoned by Sparkling Cyanide.
And finally...
"Murder at the Vicar's rage? Needs work." Hee!


Overall, Donna continues to impress me with getting herself out of quite a few scrapes by herself, though still being completely and utterly still herself - that charades scene in the kitchen was hysterical. Fenella Woolgar as Agatha Christie, on the other hand, was also completely wonderful, showing off humour, timing, emotions and downright cuteness. Like Sally Sparrow last year, I found myself wishing she could come along in the Tardis.

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Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)

Even I watched it, which is pretty unusual. Fenella Woolgar was absolutely wonderful as AC.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)

She's not a name that had registered itself on me before this, but certainly impressed me. Lovely eyes.

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: May 18th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)

Quite a few others I think, but I wasn't making notes. Maybe a bit too many, some were a little gratuitous even given the circumstances. A bit more grating than in the Shakespeare episode.

And now I'm expecting the Blyton episode...

Edited at 2008-05-18 10:14 am (UTC)

Posted by: Monki (simplymonki)
Posted at: May 27th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)

Don't make him angry, you won't like it when he's angry...
I seriously thought the Doctor was going to say something to that effect!

"Figures. All the best ones are riding the other bus."
"Or a Time Lord."
I love the Doctor, he cracks me up so.

And Donna is proving to be my favorite companion thus far. Well, favorite female companion. Capt. Jack is still pretty awesome.

"You can tell what era it is just by smell? Or maybe it's the big old car coming up the drive!"

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: July 13th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)

Am I the only one who took that...

"Figures. All the best ones are riding the other bus."
"Or a Time Lord."


quite the wrong way?

I was all "Who's riding a Time Lord? Wha?!"

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