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Moffat Era Rewatch: The Power of Three

When the world is invaded by little black boxes, the Doctor comes to stay…

Warning: Spoilers Sweetie 

  • As an invasion story this one is pretty flimsy. Many have said it would’ve been improved by making it a two parter, but I don’t see how. There’s barely enough story here for one episode let alone two. But as a character piece for the Ponds and their relationship with the Doctor it is almost perfect.
  • Amy’s reading glasses are ready. 
  • Karen is obviously wearing a wig here. 
  • My favourite thing about this episode is how it focused on Amy and Rory’s struggle to balance their TARDIS adventures with their regular lives back home, something the show would explore further with Clara in season eight. 
  • “Of course I’ve got a job. What do you think we do when we’re not with you?” “I imagined mostly kissing.” 
  • Amy is travel writer now. 
  • 10 years. 
  • “There are soldiers all over my house, and I’m in my pants.”
  • Hello, Kate.
  • Hard to believe Kate and the Doctor have never met before considering how close he was to her father. 
  • “That’s impressive. I don’t want them to be impressive. I want them vulnerable with a nice Achilles heel.”   
  • “Twitter.” Said with the same level of disgust he usually reserves for Daleks.
  • “Patience is for wimps.” He says to the man who waited 2,000 years. 
  • Rory and the Doctor are at odds and Amy is noticeably staying out of it. 
  • Karen is wearing the wig again. 
  • I love that real life is no longer treated as this boring or horrible thing that companions need to escape from. For Amy and Rory is is not simply a case of Doctor life good, home life bad. Home life is good, home life is happy, and just as important to them as their time with the Doctor. 
  • So no one at this hospital noticed that the same little girl was hanging around the place unsupervised for almost an entire year? 
  • Okay, leaving the cubes in with the knives and forks is just unsanitary. I mean, they literally don’t know where they’ve been. They could have all sorts of alien germs on them. Someone get the health inspectors on these people.
  • So either Old Chibs ships Doctor/Rory or Matt and Arthur just really like kissing each other in his episodes.  
  • I know this is a money saver, but I really wanted to see Zygons. 
  • “Some left me. Some got left behind. And some, not many but, some died. Not them. Not them, Brian. Never them.” Don’t make promises you know you can’t keep, Doctor. 
  • “I miss you.” Amy’s face at the end is priceless. 
  • Awww, they’re all eating fish fingers and custard together. 
  • “Oh, if Fred Perry could see me now, eh? He’d probably ask for his shorts back.”
  •  “Don’t despair, Kate. Your dad never did.” 
  • Obvious fake background is obvious. 
  • “I’m not running away. But this is one corner of one country in one continent on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see, Amy. Because it goes so fast. I’m not running away from things, I am running to them before they flare and fade forever. And it’s all right. Our lives won’t run the same. They can’t. One day, soon maybe, you’ll stop. I’ve known for a while.”
  • This is just a lovely little scene. If Matt and Karen seem genuinely emotional it is probably because this was actually the last episode they filmed together. ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ was shot in the previous production block.
  • “Because you were the first. The first face this face saw. And you’re seared onto my hearts, Amelia Pond.” *Sobbing*
  • A third of the population dead? Does she mean just Britain or the entire planet, because if it’s the entire that’s like 2 billion people. Rather low key way to speak about such a massive death toll.  
  • She just saved her son in law’s life and now looks like she instantly regrets it. 
  • “Wow. That’s some seriously weird bedtime story.” “You can talk. Wolf in your grandmother’s nightdress?”
  • This has to be one of the most generic endings in the show’s history as a bland looking alien bad guy mumbles a load of nonsense before the Doctor saves the day with a wave of the sonic. 
  • Wait, wouldn’t all those people whose hearts were restarted have brain damage from being dead so long?  
  • “My! A kiss from a Lethbridge Stewart.” Don’t like, Doctor, you’e been wanting one for a long time. 
  • “Go with him. Go save every world you can find. Who else has that chance? Life will still be here.” Oh, Brian, so much heartache could’ve been avoided if you’d just stayed silent.  

 Next Time: The Angels Take Manhattan

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Guess who’s a Whovian? Nah, don’t guess, it’s pretty obvious. Anyway I actually forgot to upload the things I did for the convention months back. These badge designs were some from then. Thought I’d best put em up before I forgot again. Have a good day folks! I’ll be around. 

Moffat Era Rewatch: Asylum of the Daleks

The Doctor answers a cry for help from his worst enemy…

Warning: Spoilers Sweetie 

  • Here we are on Skaro, which was destroyed in ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ but then appeared again in the TV Movie. Maybe this is some point in the planet’s past. The Doctor’s got a time machine after all and it was never said that Skaro was time locked. 
  • I like this sort of updated version of the Robomen but feel the eye stalk popping out of the forehead is a step too far. 
  • “Your husband is here.” “Hmm. I don’t have a husband.” Amy and Rory having martial problems is not something I have any issue with, but I feel it was mistake to having going through a divorce when the build up to this series was a fun little webseries about their married life where there was almost no indication of this whatsoever. 
  • “How much trouble, Mister Pond? Out of ten? Eleven.” Hehehe. 
  • Petty sure this is the last time we see the Paradigm Daleks.
  • Daleks have an Emperor why not a Parliament. So are there Dalek MPs? Do they have Dalek elections? Are there Dalek political parties?
  • “Save the Daleks. Save the Daleks. Save the Daleks. Save the Daleks. Save the Daleks. Save the Daleks. Save the Daleks.” 
  • Ahhh, Carmen. 
  • Hello, Clara Oswin.
  • First time I watched this episode I shrieked when Jenna appeared on screen. I don’t know how, but the BBC successfully managed to keep role in this episode a secret. Why couldn’t they have done with with John Simm’s return? 
  • “Happy birthday, mum. I did make you a soufflé, but it was too beautiful to live.” 
  • “He’s chosen the most defendable area in the room, counted all the Daleks, counted all the exits, and now he’s calculating the exact distance we’re standing apart and starting to worry. Oh, and look at him frowning now. Something’s wrong with Amy and Rory, and who’s going to fix it? And he straightens his bow tie.” Saving the Pond’s marriage is always going to be the Doctor’s top priority. 
  • They have a Dalek Prime Minister. I wonder what Dalek Prime Minster’s questions is like? 
  • “I thought you’d run out of ways to make me sick. Hello again. You think hatred is beautiful.”
  • “What colour? I’m sorry, there weren’t any good questions left.”
  • “What is the noise?” Daleks are obviously not opera fans. 
  • *Clara’s Theme plays* Oh no, I wasn’t ready for that. Here comes the tears. 
  • “Soufflés? Against the Daleks? Where’d you get the milk?” The question we all should’ve been asking.  
  • “The Asylum forcefield is impenetrable.” Can’t be that impenetrable is Oswin’s ship got through it. 
  • “Don’t be fair to the Daleks when they’re firing me at a planet.”
  • “Scared? Who’s scared. Geronimo.” She’s so missed this. 
  • “Soufflé girl?”
  • Don’t touch the Daleks Rory. 
  • Rory brought a torch. He’s always prepared. 
  • “How’d he get all Daleked?”
  • “Oi, what is wrong with my chin?” "Careful, dear. You’ll put someone’s eye out.” The Doctor is insecure about his chin. 
  • Nothing? The Doctor will not do nothing to save his ship, Amelia. 
  • The world famous Dalek who lived.
  • What did I say about touching the Daleks, Rory. It’s like you want to die. Again. 
  • “Eeeegggsss….”
  • Why bother having a Special Weapons Dalek there if you’re not going to use it? 
  • Slide, Rory, slide!
  • You’re bi, Oswin, there was no phase.  
  • “The nose and the chin. You two could fence.”
  • Awww, little ballerina Daleks. She just wants to dance.
  • “Without a gun you’re a tricycle with a roof.”
  • KABOOOMMM!!!
  • “Do you know how you make someone into a Dalek? Subtract love, add anger. Doesn’t she seem a bit too angry to you?” “Well, somebody’s never been to Scotland.”
  • “In no particular order, we need to neutralise all the Daleks in this Asylum, rescue Oswin from the wreckage, escape from this planet and fix Amy and Rory’s marriage.” Like I said, nothing more important to him than saving his ship.
  • “…the basic fact of our relationship is that I love you more than you love me..” That was just mean, Rory. No one wants to be told by the person they love more than anything in the world that they don’t love them enough.  
  • “Don’t you dare talk to me about waiting outside a box, because that is nothing, Rory, nothing, compared to giving you up.” This entire scene just kills me.  
  • “Spiridon, Kembel, Eridius, Vulcan, Exxilon. Ringing any bells?” A lot. 
  • First time that Clara (sort of) ends up inside a Dalek.  
  • “You are a Dalek” God, the loathing in his voice when he says this.
  • “I’m human. I am not a Dalek, I am human. I am not Dalek, I am human!”  
  • Even if Oswin had been a one off character with no connection to Clara I still think I would be fighting back the tears during the scene.  
  • “Why do they hate you?” Well, he does kinda kill them a lot. Plus that one time he made fun of their inability to climb. They never forgive shit like that.  
  • “Run, you clever boy. And remember.” *Claire Danes scale ugly crying*
  • She looks at the camera. Normally the Doctor is the only character who is allowed to break the fourth wall. Whether it was intentional or not, this is our first hint of Clara’s ultimate destiny. 
  • “How long can we wait?” “The rest of our lives.” "Agreed.” *Shipper uncontrollable sobbing*
  • Doctor, if you are going to play marriage counselor you are going to have to put up with a serious amount of kissing. 
  • “Suckers” He’s been waiting centuries years to make that joke.   
  • “DOK-TOR WHO?! DOK-TOR WHO?! DOK-TOR WHO?!” 

Next Time: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

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You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, when you meet them you think, “Not bad. They’re okay.” And then you get to know them and… and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality’s written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful. Rory’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.