But I’m hoping to be home to live blog tonight’s Doctor Who. And if I’m not, Rich will take care of business, right? Rich? Are you there?
See this is the kind of episode that could have done with a two parter, I wanted more about the world. We rushed through it and up it and on it and away from it. It needed far more exploration… More that just the Floating Market could provide.
Okay, I can kind of swing with tonight’s episode. There was an awful lot of same-old, and it was all pretty shallow, when all is said and done. And the FX were badly judged. And the music was just as naff as it always is. But Smith is great, Coleman’s not bad at all, and I did always like the Troll Market.
Well, at least the red lights on that submarine don’t cast a blue light.
People sing songs of Donna, and give rings to Clara….
Is this stuff about parallel possible timelines just a metaphor, or is it going to be actualised as a way to explain the many Claras?
It’s a Power Of Leaf ending!
That’s rather arrogant of her, isn’t it?
Oh, maybe it will come down to crying again. Doctor tears for once, though. And Matt Smith is going a fairly good job delivering this stuff…
“Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.”
I reckon we’ll see a few pumpkins carved to this design come Hallowe’en.
Normally people kiss or cuddle or have a cry to beat monsters on Doctor Who. This time they’re having a sing-song.
New Who always has bluefish light, Brendon. Always. And are we saving the day with song? The power of Coldplay?
Why is that giant orange fire casting a cool blueish light on The Doctor’s face?
Okay I want that vampire as an actual alarm clock. BBC Worldwide?
Just because this video is progressive and not interlaced doesn’t mean it’s not kind of ugly. The “videography” of this episode will date as badly as any 70s or 80s episode, in its way. And the lack of texture in the lighting is revealing how set-like everything looks too.
Always nice to have Alice In Wonderland in Doctor Who. Ceiling wax and cabbages and kings. Is this an Alice? Or is Clara? The Doctor has always been a Mad Hatter with a box.
That’s every bit as much of a theme as sacrifice, Rich – that everything that happens is wonderful because it’s the end result of everything else up until then.
Assuming the sonic screwdriver can try more than ten million squillion frequencies a second the odds might even be in The Doctor’s favour.
Flash! Aha! He’ll save every one of us!
A lot of these aliens seem to need breathing apparatus – and I sympathise, trust me, I do – but why don’t any of them need full-on helmets?
The Doctor should really have a hymn book. But yes, this is about sacrifice…
It’s all a bit Mos Eisley Goes to The Proms at the moment. But will Maiwenn show up?
The first musical episode of Doctor Who… And Grandfather? We know a Grandfather…
Okay, all of the space rocks can be focus at once – they’re far enough away – but why are the actors in the foreground also in focus? Doesn’t look good.
Nicola Sian. who is playing Clara’s mother, was also in Doctors. Doctors and Doctor Who. Rumours that she’s going to join the Who are… yeah… rubbish. But anyway.
This is going to be more Alfred Hitchcock’s Stage Fright than just common or garden stage fright, of course.
She’s more Padmé Amidala than Little Red Riding Hood.
To paraphrase Charles Aznavour: Thank heavens for little girls because little girls keep popping up in Doctor Who, every day. This one is the queen of years – about eleven years by the look of things.
Nine to eleven, Brendon. NewWho. Whatever. Usually it’s a space station…
I assume he means Susan when he mentions his granddaughter. Talking of An Unearthly Child.
What do you mean by “current show,” Rich?
Swipe file: This Bit Of Doctor Who And Hellboy 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgILAGfI_KU
You know, we really haven’t been to any alien planets in the current show, ones that haven’t been colonised by humans. And it’s nice to see the Doctor isn’t a fundamentalist atheist.
He seems pretty keen to stop her time travelling. Why?
She’s not possible, Doctor, she’s an Unearthly Child.
“Oh my stars,” then. And to think we’re headed off to deep space any minute.
And I’d know that Beano anywhere. The Doctor reads comics, official.
He’s ahead of the curve. In 1981, chaos theory wasn’t quite as popular as it would become.
Okay, looks like Rich isn’t here. But I am. And I’d recognise that leaf anywhere.