Doctor Who, S2E4. The Girl in the Fireplace. Written by Steven Moffat.
I know a lot of people love this episode, but I don’t think it’s all that. I think it’s disjointed and has some good parts and good characters, but the mash-up is both trite and awkward, and I don’t love this episode. I usually skip to my favorite parts.
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Doctor Who, S2E3 – School Reunion. Written by Tony Whithouse
At a high school, the principal,
Uther Pendragon Mr. Finch, daintily drums his finders together as he descends a stairwell and sees a student outside his office. She has a headache, but she can’t go home because she lives in an orphanage. Mr. Finch offers crappy sympathies: Aww.. You’re alone and unwanted. Then takes her into his office. The door closes, then there is a flap of wings, and the girl screams. (Trivia: Did you know that this dude, Anthony Head was screen tested for the eighth doctor in ’96? Where would Buffy have been?)
The Doctor (under the alias John Smith) and Rose “Not Again” Tyler are already working undercover in the school. (Oh! 21 Jump Street!)
Credits. A long esophagus.
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Doctor Who, S2E2, Tooth and Claw. Written by Russell T. Davies
All in all, I don’t mind this episode – I like hearing Tennent speak with his native accent, his reference to Rose in shorts as a “wee naked child” and “timorous beastie.”
There are are hooded men taking over a landed estate, harboring another man in a cage. So they’re a traveling prison guard, in a way. They have orange suits beneath their robes and are experts in a sort of martial art that make them hard to beat. Once they fight their way in, they say to the terrified occupants of the house, “May God have mercy on our souls.”
Credits. Blue and red fire tunnel.
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Doctor Who, S2E1, New Earth. Written by Russell T. Davies
The Doctor prepares the TARDIS for take off and outside Jackie looks like she’s sending Rose “Adventure Time” Taylor off to school, hugging her and her backpack and fussing over her, giving advice. Mickey’s standing there pouting. She gives him a long kiss good bye. “Love you.” He says, but she doesn’t say it back. Hmmm…
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