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Doctor Who 2.11 Fear Her

June 24th, 2006 (07:51 pm)

Really, really good right up to the point where I'm left screaming at the TV OMGWTFNooooooo! I just cannot believe they went to that cliched place.


Schrodinger's Cat exists! You really don't know whether the cat exists or not until you look in the box! *snerk*

Much love for the whole scene when the Tardis first arrives. *snerk*

Ten : "I was a dad once." This implies i) Susan was his grand-daughter. ii) At least one child, and most probably a wife.

And Rose saved the day. Smart, fast thinking and resourceful. You can so tell she'll be going soon.

Why, o why did RTD have to go to the whole Doctor picking up the Torch bit? That's the whole sort of pandering to the common denominator cheap emotional tactic story-telling that I expect from American tv (sorry guys :( ). I was just cringing like mad.

Next week's preview : "This is the last story I'll ever tell." *bites nails* Cybermen! Torchwood! Bleed through from a parallel earth! Jackie in danger! Eeeeeeeeeeee....

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Posted by: the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind)
Posted at: June 24th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
dw//oncoming storm - nostalgia_lj

Loved the epsiode to pieces, thought YES! They've pulled it all together ... and then he picked up the torch and I was left choking on the saccharine.

Still a good episode though, and ignore the whole torch moment (hey torch - Torchwood...) and it is a great episode. And next week? As I've said, OMFG!!!!!!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 24th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
Head-desky [lurker32]

That ep gets minus one point automatically for the whole Torch crap. Otherwise, it would have been an easy 9/10 or so.

Posted by: The Mellifluous Leaper 182 (leaper182)
Posted at: June 24th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC)
Seven Frowning

Have you ever listened to Death Comes to Time? It's an audiobook with the Seventh Doctor, and in it, they sort of give the Time Lords a Jedi-like code against getting involved with people, or with planets, or something like that. The "revelation" that the Doctor was a father at some point made me think of that.

I always wondered if Gallifreyans had a night/time/whatever to go out and seed their wild oats before graduating from the university, and undergoing the Imprimatur of Rassilon (which kills all sex drive in the Time Lord/Lady in question, according to some fans), and that's why he's a father. Or if he was married and such before going to the university, and such. :)

Either way, I need to download this episode now. Dammit.

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: June 26th, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)

Drowns in the cheese. Save me, oh please save me!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 27th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)

*throws you a noodle*

Posted by: lizey (lizey)
Posted at: June 27th, 2006 07:37 am (UTC)

I'm ignoring that last bit in favour replaying the bit where he dips his fingers in the jam. Yay Ten-inappropriate-eating!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 27th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)

You're going to wear out that replay button....

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: June 27th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who - Not an EMH

Nine mentioned that he'd had a family once. I took that to mean a wife, at least one child, and Susan.

(Can't remember off the top of my head which episode, but I think it was The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances)

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