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July 28th, 2008


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05:14 pm - Doctor Who: "The Stolen Earth"
Uh.

Whoa.

*belated flailing commences*


Mostly I really loved this ep. Yes, I did.

Dislikes:
--The growing sense of foreboding that Something Bad is going to happen to Donna. NO, I say. Donna must stay and be the Doctor's companion for a long, long, happy time.
--Daleks again? Although...they're still scary. And when I saw the hand, I somehow knew it was Davros (though I have yet to see any of the Old School Dalek adventures in full), and that was kind of crazily awesome.
--Martha didn't mention her fiance, though she's wearing the ring the whole time. At least Gwen called Rhys, and Luke called Sarah-Jane's other "kids."

Other than that? Love.

--Donna. Is one definition of awesome, yes.
--Grownup, fighting Rose with her Dalek-killing gun is another. :-) (Although I was a bit peeved with her jealousy of Martha, I probably would have reacted no differently in that situation--wanting to help but unable to communicate.)
--Shooting Daleks with paintball guns! :-)
--Companions and former prime minister Harriet Jones working together. Oh yes.
--"EXTERMINATE" will never not be creepy.
--References to the Time War! The Doctor talking about something that happened in it, and that the War is (well, should be) locked in/out of time somehow! The look on his face when he saw Davros (omg, and Donna trying to snap him out of it, "It's all right. We're in the TARDIS. You're safe...." *hugs Donna*).
--Watching Sarah-Jane react to the Daleks, whom she has met before if I am not mistaken.
--Donna trying to remember what Rose said to her in the alt. universe, and then seeing Rose herself and telling the Doctor to ask her. So quiet, but so knowing; so aware of how happy this must make the Doctor. A gift that she's tickled to give (despite the circumstances). Oh, I <3 Donna so very much.
--I may not be in the Rose-is-special camp, but it was delightful to see her grin, to see the Doctor start to run towards her. It took so long I knew something was about to happen....

But I thought Rose was going to die.

DOCTOR? No! You have to be okay....

--Uh...if that's a full regeneration, how the heck did that stay out of the spoilers?
--Rose, for heavens' sake, there had better be some reason you're so freaked out about the Doctor regenerating. Donna doesn't know what's going on, she has some excuse, it's freaky. You've seen this before! It can't possibly just be that he's changing his face. That would be remarkably petty for you, Rose. I shall assume you know something we don't before I judge.
--The Doctor needs to start telling his companions about this whole regeneration thing. Seriously.

Current Mood: shockedshocked

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From:honorh
Date:July 29th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
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Sarah Jane was there at the beginning of the Daleks, when the Time Lords sent Four back to keep them from ever being created. Needless to say, that didn't work out so well. So not only does she know what the Daleks are capable of, she's quite possibly the only human who's ever met Davros--and survived.

The thing about Rose freaking out about the regeneration, I think, is that you have to remember her one-and-only experience with it, i.e. the Doctor being out of commission for up to sixteen hours while things went to hell. Things are already at "hell"; the Doctor being out of it now? Not good!
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From:izhilzha
Date:July 29th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
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Sarah Jane was there at the beginning of the Daleks, when the Time Lords sent Four back to keep them from ever being created.

That's what I thought! As I said, I haven't seen any Old School Dalek adventures, but somehow I ran across the information that it was Four and SJ in that particular storyline. So I LOVED that she was so terrified.

Re: Rose's reaction: yeah, true enough, it just seemed a little more personal than that.
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From:feliciakw
Date:July 29th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
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When Sarah Jane saw Davros, Geo said, very forebodingly, "Oh, she knows who *that* is . . . "

I think I was in too much shock, trying to hold on to the ride, to flail at all. Just stunned, "Can we find the 2nd part?"

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From:scionofgrace
Date:July 29th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
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"Genesis of the Daleks", the story with Four and Sarah, and which introduced Davros, is one of the best Old Who serials out there. Well worth your time to find. (Also, as some may point out, it features Harry Sullivan getting his foot stuck in a giant clam, but that's not relevant here...) Sarah also met the Daleks in an earlier story, "Death to the Daleks", while travelling with Three. Not nearly as good as "Genesis", though.

I kinda wanted to smack Rose around when she freaked out about the regeneration, 'cause it seemed to me that she wasn't so much worried about the Doctor being out of commission as she just didn't want him to change. And... okay, one can get attached to an incarnation (I love Ten and will cry when he's gone), but she does know that he's essentially the same man!

Donna is awesome. Oh yes.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:July 29th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
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The growing sense of foreboding that Something Bad is going to happen to Donna. NO, I say. Donna must stay and be the Doctor's companion for a long, long, happy time.

(points to icon)

Daleks again?

I know, I am sick to death of Daleks. (sigh)

Martha didn't mention her fiance, though she's wearing the ring the whole time.

The whole "Martha's fiance" thing is really annoying to me, because the total and utter lack of screen-time for said fiance means that we cannot see sufficient motive for Martha wanting to marry him; that this particular plot-point is not character-driven at all, but just TPTB pushing the characters around. Unlike with Gwen and Rhys, where we've seen their interaction and we know how awesome Rhys is. I mean, yes, we did see that Tom Mulligan had the potential to be awesome, but the Tom Mulligan that Martha started going out with is not the same man who we saw die for her.

The other telling thing about Martha's relationship with Tom, which I realized just this minute, is that when Martha teleported for the first time, she went where she wanted to go, and where she wanted to go was... to her mother, not to her fiance.

Shooting Daleks with paintball guns!
My idea!

The Doctor needs to start telling his companions about this whole regeneration thing. Seriously.

Why break the habit of a lifetime? 8-P
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From:izhilzha
Date:July 29th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
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*looks at your icon*

Aw, dammit, now I'm getting preemptively sad!

I agree with you about the fiance thing, although I was kind of willing to let it slide until now. But Martha went to her mum's place instead? Wow. She should not be marrying this guy.

Shooting Daleks with paintball guns!
My idea!


OMG! That's right! *g*

As for the Doctor's habit of a lifetime, well, hey, maybe now would be a good time to change, buddy! I'm just saying.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:July 29th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Aw, dammit, now I'm getting preemptively sad!

When you have seen the next episode, cheer yourself up by popping over to season4b and reading various fixes, which were doubly impressive because most of them were written within a few days of the episode airing.
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From:lizamanynames
Date:July 31st, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Rose, for heavens' sake, there had better be some reason you're so freaked out about the Doctor regenerating. Donna doesn't know what's going on, she has some excuse, it's freaky. You've seen this before! It can't possibly just be that he's changing his face. That would be remarkably petty for you, Rose.

Uh, no, I'm afraid Rose realy is just that petty. As they say in the Confidential: she wants her Doctor. *SIGHS*

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