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DW 3x01 - Smith and Jones

March 31st, 2007 (08:39 pm)

They pulled it off. Brand new companion, expertly welcomed into the Tardis family.

I like how the Doctor's only starting off with one trip as a thank you to Martha. Of course, we all know that won't last... It makes the new companion thing feel a lot more organic and fluid in a way.

Overall, I'm quite happy and very impressed with Martha, though her family need to be made to shut up or calmed down a tad. She's very different from Rose (which is good), more analytical, more questioning and a very different kind of fire in her. What the Doctor wants is someone who can think for themselves just as much as follow his lead when it's needed. You can see him first actually noticing her when she mentions meeting him that morning, then his consideration of her when she's about to open the window (and why no-one mentioned the lowered gravity on the Moon, I have no idea. Fan-wank : The Judoon also supplied artifical gravity for the hospital along with the forcefield, and used it to march across the lunar surface as well cos they're funny that way). There are some lovely little touches in Ten's looks at Martha as well - they're almost learning to read each other from the very first moment.

Who'd have thought an ordinary straw could be so creepy? Boo! for the destruction of the sonic screwdriver! Yay! for the brand new sonic screwdriver!

And that kiss. Sneaky, evil RTD broadcasting that kiss all over the place. Then ably explaining it away as a genetic transfer. Still, Martha got her own back with the CPR... and I suspect the first kiss means a lot more to Martha than it did to Ten.

Big, big bonus in that Ten didn't shout as much as last year.

And really, how can you not like a show where alien rhinos with guns invade a hospital, and start using felt-tips to draw on people's hands?

And Vote Saxon on the alley wall at the end? Ties in with the poster in Love and Monsters and the "Mr Saxon says 'Fire!'" line from Runaway bride. This is so definitely the new Bad Wolf/Torchwood.

The Doctor had a brother? *eyes boggle*


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Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 1st, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Ten - Women

Makes a change. *grin*

At least this way round, you get it same day - I normally have to wait till the next day to grab any US stuff.

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: March 31st, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)


Man, I've been hearing about s3 for so long, I thought it was already long-started. O.o

Side note: I *finally* got my replacement DVDs for New Who season 2. Been two months waiting, and if they work, I can finally sit back and watch.. =P

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 1st, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)

It's been built up a tad, I will admit.

But I'm not entirely sure you quite realise the position DW occupies over here in the UK. It's majorly prime time, the actors are tabloid fodder just for being in the show, and it's just part of the national consciouness. I honestly can't think of any equivilent.

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: April 1st, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)

Oh, I totally realise how big it is over there. I am a long time fan, and definiely get the longevity and part of the conciousness it's become. It's your "Star Trek". That's the only thing with a similar longevity and frequency of airing all these years. Definitely get WHY it's so built up. It just felt like I've been hearing about it forever. =)

And having the two shows going at once doesn't help any. ;)

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: March 31st, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who - Not an EMH

I'm going to have to keep an eye out for the SVCD.


Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 1st, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
What the Bork? [jennymalfoy]



Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: April 1st, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Stargate - Siler - Tech Support Guy - No

It's a Super VideoCD. It plays in a DVD player.

Posted by: Tara (elementalv)
Posted at: March 31st, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)

It was definitely a fun episode. I broke a long-standing tradition of not watching until all the eps were aired and downloaded, but it was well worth it.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 1st, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Good morning class (Doc Ten)

Join us! Join us in the feverish stalking discussion of the actors and characters and over arcing plots. Much more fun this way.

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: April 1st, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Brendan and Police Box

The Doctor had a brother? *eyes boggle*

And why not? He had at least one kid, and at least one Grandkid... Siblings can't be out of the question.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 1st, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
Good morning class (Doc Ten)

Yeah - that was more or less canon, so it wasn't that much of a surprise when it was mentioned. A brother on the other hand? Out of the blue.

Though, back in the early 70's, they were going to reveal the Master as being the Doctor's brother. Unfortunately, the actor playing the Master died, and they abandoned the idea.

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