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DW 3x03 - Gridlock

April 15th, 2007 (03:45 pm)

Sorry for the delay in putting this up, but most of yesterday was spent working on the last parts of my Remix.

Hee! On the wall inside the one car, behind the 2 Asian looking girls, is a poster with the words in Japanese "Warui Okami" - which I understand to mean 'Bad Wolf'. Anyone else notice it?

Kittens = teh cute. Any Doctor Who ep with kittens is automatically bumped up a grade.

Face of Boe : "You are not alone."
The Doctor : "He's wrong. I am the last Time Lord."
David Tennant in the Confidental : ""The Face of Boe is right and the Doctor is right, it's half right".
Um.... that mean Romana survived? [/random long-shot]

And the return of the Macra! All the way from 1967, and a story that no longer exists. Anyone else think RTD deliberately scraped the barrel there? But it's just nice to see old references like that popping up every now and then, especially when you consider this is the third ep in their own new Five Billion set of linked stories.

And Martha rules. Calling the Doctor on his shit is something that should have happened way back, but Rose never would. Makes you wonder when you look back at season 2 just how much of that was the Doctor happily bouncing around with Rose, trying desperately not to think about Gallifrey too much. Nine was too close to the destruction to ever really be able to deal with it, but Ten should be able to cope - if he can bring himself to talk/think about it.

And bonus points to Martha for calling Ten on taking her to the same places as he went with Rose. Though nice to see the Doctor at the start of the ep lying to himself about keeping Martha around and stretching his own definition of 'one trip' to well, 'more than one trip'.

Interesting viewing figures when you consider the lovely day. 8.0 million watchers, with a 39.5% auidence share. Football obviously makes a much better lead-in than the lottery. And most interesting of all is that the audience kept from the Man U game was only 7.4 million - it built as the show went on. Next week should be even more interesting as it's starting even earlier than normal, but then it IS Daleks....

Overall, not as good as the last couple of weeks, but still fun.


Posted by: Tara (elementalv)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)

I know very little of old school Who ... was the time war what ended Eight?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)

It is unknown.

It just makes a lot more sense to me that Nine was the regeneration straight after the end of the Time War, and probably as a result of it. You have that moment in Rose where he studies himself in the mirror as if seeing himself for the first time.

Posted by: Tara (elementalv)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)

Okay. I wasn't sure if that was how they closed the earlier series or not.

And congrats on finishing your remix. [twirls you]

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Cuppatea [moon_spinner]

4.30am over here turned out to be still half an hour before the deadline. :P

And thank you, maam.

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: April 15th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)

Yay, more Bad Wolf references!

It always made sense to me that we'd still see them peppered through time after Rose tossed them every which when. I get not wanting to see them all the time, but once in awhile...

I also like the occasional old Who reference. Now that they've established themselves, and have a fanbase, it's nice that they can reach back and bring up the old stuff some more.

Now, if we could just get off Earth, new and old, a bit more often. =P

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