29 December 2012

Happy Birthday, Bernard and Mekhi!


Today we have two birthdays to celebrate.
The first one is Bernard Cribbins and English actor and voice-over artist whom we know as Donna's grandfather Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who. He has been in show biz more than half a century now and during this time he has played in several movies, TV series and theatre plays. In 2011 he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
The second is Mekhi Phifer is an American actor who played Rex Matheson in Torchwood: Miracle Day. He played in TV series like ER or Lie to Me but he had also roles in movies like 8 Mile.
Happy Birthday to the boys who couldn't be more different.

26 December 2012

Christmas Special: The Snowmen

Summary:
Clara works as a waitress in a pub and when she goes out a snowman appears suddenly. The Doctor walks past but he isn't very interested in the snowman. Somehow Clara is really fascinated by him and follows the Doctor's coach. They encounter the snowmen again but when Clara envisions them melting, they really do. The Doctor tries to erase her memory of the events but he isn't able to do so, so he just puts her in his coach and Strax should bring her home. Clara still follows him and there she sees the Tardis on a cloud. The next morning she returns to her duties as a governess but something strange happens on the grounds of Captain Lattimer's house. There is a pond that is still frozen where the old governess died. Clara tries to find the Doctor again but Jenny finds her first and brings her to Madame Vastra where she has to answer some question why the Doctor should help her. It seems that Clara has found the exact right word and soon the Doctor is back in the game. The old governess appears again as an ice woman who is wanted by Dr Simeon. Can the Doctor save the world from ice people and more important, can he save Clara?

I think this really was a great Christmas Special. It gave me some of the Christmas feelings with the snow and everything that I miss in reality. Yes, I know the snow was an alien life form but it looked pretty nonetheless. Vastra, Jenny and Strax are a brilliant trio and it's just great to see them all together. Strax is just funny in an unintentional way and he often makes you smile. We've met Clara before as a Dalek but after this Christmas Special it's still not clear who she really is. I think this puzzle is also the reason why the Doctor starts to travel again after the loss of the Ponds. Vastra, Jenny and Strax tried their best to keep him company but he needed Clara to get him out of his Scrooge mood. The Snowmen are really terrifying and maybe we will see them again in the future because the Doctor hasn't really defeated them in the end. The Great Intelligence is still out there somewhere and it probably wasn't the last time we have encountered it. Well, you can argue about the new design of the Tardis as well. I don't know what to think about it right now because it looks so totally different than before but I guess I'll get used to it. It has a kind of modern touch to it now and some parts look a bit futuristic. I'm really looking forward to the rest of series 7 and I want to know what the mystery behind Clara is.
You can watch the episode online here.

24 December 2012

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Dear all,

I wanted to thank you for a great year and for all the visits on my blog.
I'll take a short blogging break over Christmas (except for a review of the Christmas Special of course) and I hope to see you again at the beginning of 2013.

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
May all your dreams come true.

Thank you.


23 December 2012

19 December 2012

Quotes from "A Good Man Goes to War"

Amy: I wish I could tell you that you'll be loved. That you'll be safe and cared for and protected. But this isn't the time for lies. What you are going to be, Melody, is very, very brave. But not as brave as they'll have to be. Because there's someone coming. I don't know where he is, or what he's doing. Trust me, he's on his way. There's the man who's never going to let us down. And not even an army can get in the way. He's the last of his kind. He looks young, but he's lived for hundreds and hundreds of years. And wherever they take you, Melody, however scared you are, I promise you, you will never be alone. Because this man is your father. He has a name, but the people of our world know him better as the Last Centurion.

Thin One: Hello, I'm the Thin One. This is my husband, he's the Fat One.
Lorna Bucket: Don't you have names?
Fat One: We're the thin fat gay married Anglican marines. Why would we need names as well?

Thin One: But what's he like? The Doctor.
Lorna Bucket: He said, "Run."
Thin One: Just "Run"?
Lorna Bucket: He said it a lot.

Madame Vastra: Send a telegram to Inspector Abberline of the Yard. Jack the Ripper has claimed his last victim.
Jenny: How did you find him?
Madame Vastra: Stringy, but tasty all the same. I shan't be needing dinner.

Arthur: Will I be okay?
Commander Strax: Of course you will, my boy. You'll be up and around in no time. And perhaps one day, you and I shall meet on the field of battle and I will destroy you for the glory of the Sontaran Empire.
Arthur: Thanks, nurse.

Commander Strax: Captain Harcourt, I hope some day to meet you in the glory of battle, when I will crush the life from your worthless human form. Try and get some rest.

River Song: Oh, are you boys dressing up as Romans now? I thought nobody read my memos.
Rory: Doctor Song, it's Rory. Sorry, have we met yet? Time streams, I'm not quite sure where we are.
River Song: Yes, yes, we've met.

Rory: I've come from the Doctor, too.
River Song: Yes, but from a different point in time.
Rory: Unless there's two of them.
River Song: No. That's a whole different birthday.

River Song: Why on earth are you wearing that?
Rory: The Doctor's idea.
River Song: Of course. His rules of engagement: float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Rory: Look ridiculous.
River Song: Have you considered heels?

Dorium Maldovar: No! No, no, please, not me! You don't need me! Why would you need me? I'm old, I'm fat, I'm blue! You can't need me!

Colonel Manton: He is not the Devil. He is not a god. He is not a goblin or a phantom or a trickster. The Doctor is a living, breathing man, and as I look around this room, I know one thing. We're sure as hell going to fix that.

The Doctor: Ha-ha. Hello, everybody! Guess who! Please, point a gun at me if it helps you relax. (the soldiers and monks prepare their weapons) You're only human.

The Doctor: I'm not a phantom.
Colonel Manton: Doctor.
The Doctor: I'm not a trickster.
Colonel Manton: Doctor.
The Doctor: I'm a monk.

The Doctor: No, Colonel Manton, I want you to tell your men to run away.
Colonel Manton: What?
The Doctor: Those words, "run away." I want you to be famous for those exact words. I want people to call you "Colonel Runaway." I want children laughing outside your door because they found the house of Colonel Runaway. And when people come to you and ask if trying to get to me through the people I love... is in any way a good idea, I want you to tell them your name.

The Doctor: Oh, look, I'm angry. That's new. I'm really not sure what's going to happen now.
Madame Kovarian: The anger of a good man is not a problem. Good men have too many rules.
The Doctor: Good men don't need rules. Today's not the day to find out why I have so many.

Amy: Who's that? Who's there? You watch it, because I am armed and really dangerous, and... cross.
Rory: Like I don't know that.

The Doctor: Euu. Kissing and crying. I-I-I'll be back in a bit.

(to baby Melody) 
The Doctor: That's okay, she's still all yours. And really, you should call her "Mummy," not "Big Milk Thing."
Amy: Okay, what are you doing?
The Doctor: I speak Baby.
Amy: No, you don't.
The Doctor: I speak everything. Don't I, Melody Pond? (adjusts his bow-tie) No it's not, it's cool.

Amy: She doesn't like the TARDIS noise. I asked him to turn something off, but it was all "But I don't want to punch a hole in the space-time continuum."

(as Melody cries) 
Jenny: Is she all right?
Amy: Yes, she's just crying.
Commander Strax: Give her to me, human fools. She needs changing.
Amy: I just changed her. I think she might need a feed.
Commander Strax: A feed? Of course. I'll take care of everything.
Rory: Uhh... I really don't think you will, actually.
Commander Strax: I have gene-spliced myself for all nursing duties. I can produce magnificent quantities of lactic fluid!

Madame Vastra: How did this baby....begin?
The Doctor: Oh, you mean...
Madame Vastra: Quite.
The Doctor: Well, how would I know? That's all human and private stuff. It just sort of goes on. They don't put up a balloon or anything.
Madame Vastra: Could the child have begun on the TARDIS? In flight, in the Vortex?
The Doctor: No, no, impossible! It's all running about; sexy fish vampires, blowing up stuff, and Rory wasn't even there at the beginning.Then he was dead, then he didn't exist, then he was plastic, then I had to reboot the whole universe. Long story. So, technically, the first time they were on the TARDIS together in this version of reality was on their...
Madame Vastra: On their what?
Dorium Maldovar: Hmm?
The Doctor: On their wedding night.

Amy: Rory, no offense to the others, but, uh, you let them all die first, okay?
Rory: You're so Scottish.

The Doctor: The child is not a weapon!
Madame Kovarian: Oh, give us time. She can be. She will be.
The Doctor: Except you've already lost her, and I swear I will never let you anywhere near her again.
Madame Kovarian: Oh, Doctor, fooling you once was a joy. But fooling you twice, the same way, it's a privilege.

River Song: Demon's Run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun,
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies,
Night will fall and the dark will rise.
When a good man goes to war.
Demon's Run but count the cost.
The battles won but the child is lost.

Commander Strax: It's strange. I'd often dreamed of dying in combat. I'm not enjoying it as much as I'd hoped.
Rory: Come on, Strax. Don't give up.
Commander Strax: It's all right. I've had a good life. I'm nearly twelve.
Rory: Listen to me. You'll be back on your feet in no time. You're a warrior.
Commander Strax: Rory, I'm a nurse.

The Doctor: You think I wanted this? I didn't do this, this--this wasn't me.
River Song: This was exactly you. All this. All of it. You make them so afraid. When you began, all those years ago, sailing off to see the universe, did you ever think you'd become this? The man who can turn an army around at the mention of his name. "Doctor." the word for healer and wise man throughout the universe. We kept that word for you, you know. But if you carry on the way you are, what might that word come to mean? To the people of the Gamma Forest, the word "Doctor" means "mighty warrior." How far you've come. And now they've taken a child, the child of your best friends, and they're going to turn her into a weapon just to bring you down. And all this, my love, in fear of you.

17 December 2012

Series 4 Episode 4: The Sontaran Stratagem

Summary:
Martha phones the Doctor and calls him back to Earth. Something strange has happened and 52 people have died at the same time all over the planet. The thing they all had in common was the Atmos device in their cars. When Martha and Donna meet for the first time, the Doctor thinks that they won't get along very well but they seem to be the best mates from the start. The Doctor investigates the Atmos device but can't find anything unusual at first but he has this feeling that there has to be something more. So while he goes to the Rattigan Academy  Martha stays with UNIT at the Atmos factory and tries to find out more about the workers who seem to work for 24 h a day. Donna visits her family and can share her adventures with the Doctor with her grandfather. The Doctor finds a teleport device when he visits the Rattigan Academy and now he knows that the Sontarans are behind the strange happenings but what do they want to achieve. With a clone of Martha and all of the Atmos devices activated, the plan of the Sontarans seems to work.

I think it's great to have Martha back who's now working as a doctor for UNIT. The fact that you don't know who's behind of the Atmos device and everything else is very clever and gives you some time to ponder which alien it could be. The Sontarans have appeared before in Doctor Who but I think this is the first time they are back in the episodes since 2005. They really look a bit like potatoes when they take their helmets off but they are interesting although they live for the war. In this first part of the two parter you still don't really know what their plan is, only that they've activated all the Atmos devices and a gas comes out of the cars. They call it a weapon but nobody knows what it'll do on Earth. Even the Doctor is a bit clueless and doesn't know what to do to help the people but we know he'll find a way.

Happy Birthday, Bill!


Today is the birthday of the actor Bill Pullman who played Oswald Danes in Torchwood: Miracle Day. He was born in Hornell, New York and started his acting career in the 1980s on stage in different theatres. Bill played in different movies and television shows but people will probably remember him as the President in "Independence Day". He is a creative writer as well.
Happy Birthday, Bill!

12 December 2012

Quotes from "The Almost People"

The Doctor/Ganger: Rory and Amy, they may not trust both of us.
The Doctor: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
The Doctor/Ganger: Inevitably.
The Doctor: See, I'm glad we're on the same...
The Doctor/Ganger: Wavelength. You see, great minds...
The Doctor: Exactly. So, what's the plan?
The Doctor/Ganger: Save them all, humans and Gangers.
The Doctor: Tell you what, that sounds wonderful.
The Doctor/Ganger: Is that what you were thinking?
The Doctor: Yes. It's just so inspiring to hear me say it.

The Doctor and Doctor/Ganger: Hello. Sorry.
The Doctor/Ganger: But we had to establish...
The Doctor: ...a few ground rules. For later. Protocol.
The Doctor/Ganger: Protocol? Very posh.
The Doctor: Protocol between us. Otherwise...
The Doctor/Ganger: ...it gets horribly embarrassing.
The Doctor: Potentially confusing.
Amy: Well, I'm glad you solved the problem of confusing.
The Doctor/Ganger: That's not helpful.
The Doctor: She's very good at sarcasm.

The Doctor: Yowsa! An escape tunnel. You know, I'm starting to get a sense of how impressive it is to hang out with me.
The Doctor/Ganger: Do we tend to say "Yowsa"?
The Doctor: That's enough, let it go. Okay? We're under stress.

Cleaves: Can you really get the power back?
The Doctor/Ganger: Oh, there's always some power floating around.
The Doctor: Sticking to the wires like bits of lint.
Amy: Would you stop finishing each other's...
The Doctor: Sentences.
The Doctor/Ganger: No promises.

Amy: Come on, okay, how can--how can you both be real?
The Doctor/Ganger: Well, because... we are. I'm the Doctor.
The Doctor: Yeah, and so am I. We both contain the knowledge of over 900 years of memory. And it's apparent we both wear the same bow-tie, which is cool.
The Doctor/Ganger: Because bow-ties are...
The Doctor: ...and always will be.

Amy: Hang on.
Cleaves: You can't let him go. Are you crazy?
The Doctor/Ganger: Am I crazy, Doctor?
The Doctor: Well, you did once plug your brain into the core of an entire planet just to hold its orbit and win a bet.

Dicken/Ganger: You don't look good.
Cleaves/Ganger: Monsters never do.

The Doctor: This place is going to blow sky-high.
Cleaves: Exactly how long have we got?
The Doctor: An hour. Five seconds. Uh, somewhere in-between.

The Doctor: This is going to overheat and fill the room with acid. Just as a point of interest.
Cleaves: And we can't stop it?
The Doctor: Just as a point of interest... no.

Jimmy: It'll never hold up.
The Doctor: If you have a better plan, I'm all ears. In fact, if you have a better plan, I'll take you to a planet where everyone is all ears.

The Doctor/Ganger: Ha! Hello. Adam, I'm the Doctor. Well, I'm the Doctor, or Smith. It's complicated and boring. Anyway, who cares? It is your birthday.
Adam: Yay!
The Doctor/Ganger: Yay! Now, have you been getting up very early and jumping on the bed?
Adam: Yes, really high.
The Doctor/Ganger: I expect chocolate for breakfast. If you don't feel sick by mid-morning, you're not doing it right.

Jennifer/Ganger: You tricked him into an act of weakness, Doctor.
The Doctor/Ganger: No, I've helped him into an act of humanity. Anyone else like the sound of that, act of humanity?

Amy: I never thought it possible.
The Doctor/Ganger: What?
Amy: You're twice the man I thought you were.

The Doctor: Dicken, remember, people are good. In their bones, truly good. Don't hate them, will you?
Dicken/Ganger: How can I hate them? I'm one of them now.

The Doctor: I needed to see the Flesh in its early days. That's why I scanned it, that's why we were there in the first place. I was going to drop you off for fish and chips first, but things happen and stuff, and... shenanigans. It's a beautiful word, "shenanigans."

10 December 2012

Series 4 Episode 3: Planet of the Ood

Summary:
The Doctor takes Donna to her first alien planet and they land on a snowy world where they encounter a dying Ood. Soon they find a factory where the Ood are "produced" and sold into the galaxy as servants. Donna can't understand why the Ood don't want to be free but she and the Doctor soon find out that there is more going on in the Ood-Sphere than they are allowed to see. They watch the humans treat the Ood like slaves and some of the Ood get red eyes and turn wild. The situation gets out of control and the humans start to shoot the Ood. Donna and the Doctor are on their list too because they know too much but they still need to find out why the Ood turn against the humans. When they enter hangar 15 they know how the humans could enslave the Ood and help to free them, so they can live in peace on their planet.

I think it's great to have the Ood back in an episode because they are some of my favourite aliens so far. It's interesting that they are all connected to each other and are a peaceful race. This episode shows the darker sides of humanity and I guess it will always be a problem that humans think they are better than others. Maybe we need TV shows to remind us of the fact that we are not better than other humans, animals or aliens. Although this is a more serious episode than the ones before, it still has some funny moments, especially because everybody thinks that Donna and the Doctor are a couple. In this episode we get the first hint that the Doctor doesn't have a lot of time left before this incarnation ends and he doesn't react very good to it. We will see how he proceeds from now on.

06 December 2012

Happy Birthday, Noel!


Today is Noel Clarke's birthday whom we know as Mickey Smith in Doctor Who. Noel is an English actor and has appeared in different TV shows and films but he also writes and directs.
Happy Birthday, Noel!

05 December 2012

Quotes from "The Rebel Flesh"

Rory: My mom's a massive fan of Dusty Springfield.
The Doctor: Who isn't?

The Doctor: You see this weather vane, the cock-a-doodle-doo? It's a solar vane, feeding the entire plant with solar power. When that wave hits, ka-boom. I've got to get to that cockerel before all hell breaks loose. I never thought I'd get to say that again.

Rory: Oh. For want of a better word, "Ow."

The Doctor: How long would you say we were unconscious for, Cleaves?
Cleaves: Not long. A minute, two minutes.
The Doctor: I think we've been out a teensy bit longer.
Cleaves: For how long?
The Doctor: An hour. I've seen whole worlds turn inside-out in an hour. A lot can go wrong in an hour. 

Jennifer: I couldn't get out of my harness. I thought I was going to die.
Rory: Welcome to my world.

Rory: Uh, the Doctor's always saying "Don't wander off." First rule with him, actually, "Don't wander off." 

Amy: Doctor, Rory.
The Doctor: Rory?
Amy: Rory!
The Doctor: Oh, Rory. Rory! Always with the Rory!

The Doctor: Exit?
Jimmy: Keep going straight, can't miss it. But you're never going to get your vehicle in here.
The Doctor: I'm a great parker.

The Doctor: Hello. How are we all getting on?
Ganger Cleaves: Why don't you tell us?
The Doctor: Well, we have two choices. The first is to tear each other apart, not my favorite. The second is to knuckle down and work together. Try to work out how best we can help you.

Jimmy: This is insane. We're fighting ourselves.
The Doctor: Yes, it's insane. And it's about to get even more insanerer. Is that a word?

03 December 2012

Series 4 Episode 2: The Fires of Pompeii

Summary:
The Doctor wanted to take Donna to Rome but soon they find out that they landed in Pompeii instead. On the next day, the volcano will erupt but the people in Pompeii don't know about it. Donna wants to save them but the Doctor tells her that Pompeii is a fixed point in time that can't be changed. When they want to leave, the Tardis is gone which leads them into the house of a Pompeiian family. There they find out, that many people in Pompeii are able to make predictions and that these are always true. The Doctor soon thinks that some kind of alien has to be the reason for that and that turns out to be the truth. Soon the Doctor is faced with a horrible decision between the destruction of Pompeii or the destruction of the world but he has Donna at his side who supports him. Is everybody in Pompeii doomed to die?

Somehow the episodes with Donna as a companion always have some funny moments in them. There is just this great chemistry between her and the Doctor especially when people think they are a couple. I think Donna would go everywhere with the Doctor but she is nobody who holds her tongue when she thinks the Doctor is wrong in his decisions. This also happens in this episode when she persuades him to save the family. The episode has an interesting story and I think it was a great idea that the Doctor was the one who decided that Pompeii had to fall. He didn't knew about it before but I guess even a Time Lord can't know everything. An interesting episode in a historical setting.

28 November 2012

Happy Birthday, Karen!


Today is the birthday of lovely Karen Gillan. The Scottish actress is best known for her role Amy Pond in Doctor Who. She has appeared in several TV shows and movies but her role in Doctor Who is her biggest success until now. Karen worked as a model before she started her acting career.
After Doctor Who Karen stars in different movies.
Happy Birthday, Karen!

Quotes from "The Doctor's Wife"

The Doctor: Oh, it's the warning lights! I got rid of those, they never stop.

Rory: What is happening?
The Doctor: We are leaving the universe!
Amy: How can you leave the universe?
The Doctor: With enormous difficulty.

Rory: What is this place, the scrapyard at the end of the universe?
The Doctor: Not end of. Outside of.
Rory: How can we be outside the universe? The universe is everything.
The Doctor: Imagine a great big soap bubble with one of those tiny little bubbles on the outside.
Rory: Okay.
The Doctor: Well, it's nothing like that.

Idris: Biting's excellent. It's like kissing, only there's a winner.

The Doctor: I see. This asteroid is sentient.
Auntie: We walk on its back, breathe its air, eat its food...
Amy: Smell its armpits.
House: And do my will.

Amy: What do you need from me?
The Doctor: My screwdriver, I left it in the TARDIS. It's in my jacket.
Rory: You're wearing your jacket.
The Doctor: My other jacket.
Rory: You have two of those?

Amy: I told you to look after him.
Rory: He'll be fine. He's a Time Lord.
Amy: It's just what they're called. Doesn't mean he actually knows what he's doing.

The Doctor: You gave me hope and then you took it way. That's enough to make anyone dangerous. God knows what it will do to me.

Idris: I'm the... oh, what do you call me? We travel. I go (makes dematerialization noise).
The Doctor: The TARDIS?
Idris: Time and Relative Dimension in Space. Yes, that's it. Names are funny. It's me. I'm the TARDIS.
The Doctor: No, you're not. You're a bitey mad lady. The TARDIS is... up and down, it's a big blue box.
Idris: Yes, that's me. A Type 40 TARDIS. I was already a museum piece when you were young. And the first time you touched my console...
The Doctor: I said you were the most beautiful thing I'd ever known.
Idris: Then you stole me. And I stole you.
The Doctor: I borrowed you.
Idris: "Borrowing" implies you eventually planned to return the thing that was taken. What makes you think I would ever give you back?
The Doctor: You're the TARDIS.
Idris: Yes.
The Doctor: My TARDIS.
Idris: My Doctor. Oh, we have now reached the point in the conversation where you open the lock.

Idris: You're the Doctor. Focus.
The Doctor: On what? How? I'm a madman with a box, without a box. I'm stuck in a black hole at the end of the universe in a stupid old junkyard! Oh.
Idris: Oh what?
The Doctor: I'm not.
Idris: Not what?
The Doctor: Cause it's not a junkyard. Don't you see, it's not a junkyard.
Idris: What is it, then?
The Doctor: It's a TARDIS junkyard. Come on. Oh, sorry. Do you have a name?
Idris: Seven hundred years and finally he asks.
The Doctor: What do I call you?
Idris: What you call me. Sexy.
The Doctor: Only when we're alone.
Idris: We are alone.
The Doctor: Oh. Come on then, sexy.

The Doctor: Burial field of half-eaten TARDISes. You thinking what I'm thinking?
Idris: I'm thinking all of my sisters are dead, they were devoured, and we are looking at their corpses.
The Doctor: Ah, sorry, no, I wasn't thinking that.
Idris: No. You were thinking you could build a working TARDIS console out of broken remnants of a hundred different models. And you don't care that it's impossible.
The Doctor: It's not impossible as long as we're alive. Rory and Amy need me, so yeah, we're going to build a TARDIS. 

The Doctor: Yes, I have actually rebuilt the TARDIS before, you know. I know what I'm doing.
Idris: You're like a nine-year-old trying to rebuild a motorbike in his bedroom. And you never read the instructions.
The Doctor: I always read the instructions!
Idris: There's a sign on my front door. You have been walking past it for seven hundred years. What does it say?
The Doctor: That's not instructions.
Idris: There's an instruction at the bottom. What does it say?
The Doctor: "Pull to open."
Idris: Yes, and what do you do?
The Doctor: I push!
Idris: Every single time. Seven hundred years, police box doors open out the way.
The Doctor: I think I have earned the right to open my front doors any way I want.
Idris: Your front doors? Do you have any idea how childish that sounds?
The Doctor: You are not my mother.
Idris: You are not my child.

Idris: You ever wonder why I chose you all those years ago?
The Doctor: I chose you. You were unlocked.
Idris: Of course I was. I wanted to see the universe so I stole a Time Lord and I ran away. And you were the only one mad enough.

The Doctor: You're doing it, you sexy thing.
Idris: So you do call me that! Is it my name?
The Doctor: You bet it's your name!

The Doctor: Uh, Amy, this is, well, she's my TARDIS. Except she's a woman. She's a woman and she's a TARDIS.
Amy: She's the TARDIS?
The Doctor: And she's a woman. She's a woman and she's a TARDIS.
Amy: Did you wish really hard?
The Doctor: Shut up, not like that.
Idris: Hello. I'm... Sexy.
The Doctor: Oh, still shut up.

House: Doctor. I did not expect you.
The Doctor: Well, that's me all over, isn't it? The lovely old unexpected me.

House: We are in your universe now, Doctor. Why should it matter to me which room you die? I can kill you just as easily here as anywhere. Fear me. I've killed hundreds of Time Lords.
The Doctor: Fear me. I've killed all of them.

Idris: Doctor, are you there? It's so very dark in here.
The Doctor: I'm here.
Idris: I've been looking for a word. A big, complicated word but so sad. I found it now.
The Doctor: What word?
Idris: "Alive." I'm alive.
The Doctor: Alive isn't sad.
Idris: It's sad when it's over. I'll always be here, but this is when we talked. And even that has come to an end. There's something I didn't get to say to you.
The Doctor: "Goodbye."
Idris: No. I just wanted to say... Hello, Doctor. It's so very, very nice to meet you.

Amy: Are you going to make her talk again?
The Doctor: Can't.
Rory: Why not?
Amy: It's spacey-wacey, isn't it?
The Doctor: Well, actually, it's because the Time Lords discovered that if you take an eleventh-dimensional matrix and fold it into a mechanical... (Rory shorts something out) Yes, it's spacey-wacey!

The Doctor: Two more minutes and we're off. The Eye of Orion's restful, if you like restful. I never really got the hang of "restful." (to the TARDIS) What do you think, dear, eh, where should we take the kids this time?
Amy: Look at you pair. It's always you and here, isn't it, long after the rest of us are gone. A boy and his box, off to see the universe.
The Doctor: Well, you say that if it's a bad thing. But honestly, it's the best thing there is.

The Doctor: The House deleted all the bedrooms. I should probably make you two a bedroom. You'd like that, won't you?
Amy: Okay, um, Doctor, this time could we lose the bunk bed?
The Doctor: No, bunk beds are cool. A bed with a ladder. You can't beat that.

26 November 2012

Series 4 Episode 1: Partners in Crime

Summary:
Donna tries to find the Doctor and that is the reason why she investigates strange happenings. This time she is on the trail of Miss Foster and her diet pills. She can't believe that the people who take the pills loose their fat over night. At the same time, the Doctor is investigating the same case and soon he and Donna are reunited. Together they find out that the diet pills create new babies for the Adipose race. When they try to stop Miss Foster, who is the nanny of the Adipose, she turns on her machine and the people on earth who have taken the diet pills loose their weight faster than they want to. Miss Foster is willing to kill thousands of people just to give live to new Adipose but the Doctor and Donna are able to stop her. Will Miss Foster get away with murder?

I have to say I really love this episode. It's so brilliant when you watch how the Doctor and Donna miss each other time after time and how happy they are both when they finally find each other. I love the scene where the Doctor and Donna are on different sides of the room and have to pantomime so they could understand each other. That's such a funny moment. This episode totally brings Donna back into the show and it's a bit like she was never really gone. There's a great chemistry between the Doctor and Donna because she is never really impressed of what he does and doesn't see him as a love interest like his other companions before. In this episode you have action packed but also funny moments and I think it's a great mixture for an episode. Another point is, that you just can't resist to love the Adipose because they are just so cute. A brilliant first episode for series 4.

25 November 2012

21 November 2012

Quotes from "The Curse of the Black Spot"

The Doctor: Yo-ho-ho! Or does nobody actually say that?

The Doctor: Is laughing like that in the job description? 'Can you do the laugh?' Check. Grab yourself a parrot, welcome aboard.

Henry Avery: Take the doxie below, put her to work.
Rory: Hey!
Henry Avery: Set her to work, she won't need much feeding.
Amy: Rory! A little help.
Rory: Yeah, hey, listen, mate, she's not a doxie.
Amy: I didn't mean just tell him off. Thanks anyway.

Henry Avery: She can smell the blood on your skin. She's marked you for death.
Rory: She?
Henry Avery: A demon, out there in the ocean.
The Doctor: Okay, groovy. So you're just not pirates today, we've managed to bag us a ship with a demon popping in. Very efficient. I mean, if something's going to kill you, it's nice that it drops you a note to remind you.

Henry Avery: She's been hunting us ever since we were be calmed, picking off the injured.
The Boatswain: Like a shark. A shark can smell blood.
The Doctor: Okay, just like a shark. In a dress, and singing, and green. A green, singing shark in an evening gown.

Amy: Sure you want to go?
The Doctor: We have to get Rory and Toby away. She's out there now, licking her lips, boiling the saucepan, grating the cheese.
Amy: Okay, we'll remember. If you get an itch, don't scratch too hard.
The Doctor: We've all got to go sometime. There are worse ways than having your face knocked off by a dodgy mermaid.

Henry Avery: By all the...!
The Doctor: Let me stop you there. Bigger on the inside. Bit faster if you skip to the end of that moment. And sorry I lied, by the way, when I said yours was bigger. Kitchen that way, choice of bathrooms there, there, there.

(examining the TARDIS controls) 
Henry Avery: What's this do?
The Doctor: That is very, very complicated. That does sophisticated. That does... whoa, amazing. And that does whiz, bang, far too technical to explain.
Henry Avery: Wheel?
The Doctor: Atom accelerator.
Henry Avery: It steers the thing.
The Doctor: No. Sort of. Yes.
Henry Avery: Wheel. Telescope. Astrolabe. Compass. A ship's a ship.
The Doctor: Uh-huh.

The Doctor: Umm, it's stuck. Not responding.
Henry Avery: Becalmed?
The Doctor: Hmm-mm. Apparently. That's new. You have to gloat, didn't you?
Henry Avery: I'm not gloating.
The Doctor: I saw that look just now. 'Ha ha, his ship is rubbish.'
Henry Avery: True.

The Doctor: It can't get a lock on the plane.
Henry Avery: The what?
The Doctor: The space we travel in. The... ocean. Sort of ocean, but not water. The TARDIS can't see it. It's sulking because it thinks the space doesn't exist. Without that, we're not going anywhere.
Henry Avery: I'm confused.
The Doctor: Yeah, well, it's a big club. We should get t-shirts.

Amy: How can two ships be in the same place?
The Doctor: Not the same. Two planes, two worlds, two cars parked in the same space. There are lots of different universes, nested inside of each other. Now and again they collide, and you can step from one to another.
Amy: Okay. I think I understand.
The Doctor: Good, because it's not like that at all, but if that helps.
Amy: Thanks.

The Doctor: That's what killed it,didn't get its jabs... oh, look.
Amy: What is it?
The Doctor: Sneeze. Alien bogeys.

Amy: I thought I was an excellent pirate.
Rory: I thought you were an excellent nurse.
Amy: Easy, Tiger.

Amy: Good night, Doctor.
The Doctor: Good night, Amelia.
Amy: You only call me "Amelia" when you're worrying about me.
The Doctor: I always worry about you.

19 November 2012

Christmas Special: Voyage of the Damned

Summary:
After a ship has crashed into the Tardis, the Doctor materializes on board and finds himself on a cruise ship. The people on it are from a far away galaxy and they have come to earth to celebrate Christmas. The Doctor mingles with the crowd and soon meets Astrid, who is a waitress on board. Together they go down to earth because the Doctor wants to show Astrid another planet. He wonders why London is so empty and soon finds out that nearly everyone has left the city because of the alien attacks the years before. Back on the ship, the captain lowers the shields and draw some asteroids towards it. The ship is hit and many people die but now the Titanic is moving towards earth. With the help of Astrid and some others, the Doctor tries to stop the crash of the ship but they are attacked by the hosts, angel like figures. Who is behind all this and can the Doctor save the lives of his friends?

The episode starts with such a brilliant moment when the Titanic crashes into the Tardis and the Doctor is just surprised how this could have happened. He looks very good in a smoking and he totally fits into the group of guests on the spaceship. It wouldn't be a normal Christmas episode of Doctor Who if there wasn't someone who wants to destroy the earth and this time it's the former leader of the cruise ship line who wants to retire comfortably. The hosts who are under his control are a quite scary version of the Christmas Angels but at least you are able to blink when you look at them. In Astrid the Doctor finds a new companion and it's sad to see that he has to loose her again so soon. I think Kylie Minogue plays her brilliantly and it would have been great to see her more often. The bit close to the end with the Queen is great and always makes me smile when I watch it. In the end we have another snowy Christmas in London with snow from the ashes of a space ship.

Happy Birthday, Naoko!


We have another Torchwood birthday this month and this time it is the one of Naoko Mori. Naoko has appeared in different movies and TV series including "Absolutely Fabulous", "Casualty" and of course "Torchwood". She also appeared in the musical "Avenue Q" in the role of Christmas Eve.
Happy Birthday, Naoko!

16 November 2012

Amy and Rory Fan Art

This is so cute. Made by xleeloo.


Happy Birthday, Alexa!


Today is Alexa Havins' birthday, the actress we know from Torchwood: Miracle Day where she played Esther Drummond. Before she became an actress, Alexa was a professional dancer. The American actress started her second career in 2003 and already got a Daytime Emmy Award for her role Babe Cary Chandler in the series "All my children".
Happy Birthday, Alexa!

14 November 2012

Quotes from "Day of the Moon"

The Doctor: These bricks--what are the made of?
Canton Delaware: She ran. Off the 50th floor.
The Doctor: I'd say zero-balance dwarf-star alloy. The densest material in the universe. Nothing gets through that. You're building me the perfect prison. And it still won't be enough.

(emerging from a body bag) Rory: These things could really do with air holes!
Canton Delaware: Never had a complaint before.

Canton Delaware: What about Dr. Song? She dove off a rooftop.
The Doctor: Don't worry--she does that.

Canton Delaware: How long have they been here?
Amy: That's what we've spent the last three months trying to figure out.
Rory: Not easy if you can't remember anything you discover.
Canton Delaware: How long do you think?
The Doctor: As long as there's been something in the corner of your eye, or creaking in your house, or breathing under your breath, or voices through a wall.

Canton Delaware: Are you armed?
The Silence: This world is ours. We rule it through the will and the fire. We have no need of weapons.
Canton Delaware: Yeah. (shoots it) Welcome to America.

Rory: Amy, can you hear me? We're coming for you. Wherever you are, we're coming, I swear.
The Doctor: She can't hear you. I'm so sorry, it's one-way.
Rory: She can always hear me, Doctor. Always. Wherever she is, she always knows that I'm coming for her, do you understand me? Always.

Rory: Can't you save her?
The Doctor: I can track that signal back, take us right to her.
Rory: Then why haven't you?
The Doctor: Because then what? I find her and what do I do? This isn't an alien invasion, this is their empire. This is kicking the Romans out of Rome.
Rory: Rome fell.
The Doctor: I know. I was there.
Rory: So was I.

The Doctor: Personal question.
Rory: Seriously? You?

The Silence: You are Amy Pond.
Amy: You're ugly. Has anyone mentioned that to you?

The Doctor: Now, stay where you are. Look at me, I'm confident. You want to watch out for me when I'm confident. Oh, and this is my friend, River. Nice hair, clever. Has a new gun, and unlike me, she doesn't really mind shooting people. I shouldn't like that, kind of do a bit.
River Song: Thank you, sweetie.
The Doctor: I know you're team players and everything, but she'll definitely kill at least the first three of you.
River Song: Well, the first seven, easily.
The Doctor: Seven, really?
River Song: Eight for you, honey.
The Doctor: Stop it.
River Song: Make me.
The Doctor: Maybe I will.
Amy: Is this really important flirting, because I feel I should be higher on the list right now.
The Doctor: Yes, right, sorry.

Rory: So what kind of doctor are you?
River Song: Archaeology. (shoots down an alien) Love a tomb.

The Doctor: You can let me fly it.
River Song: Or we could go where we're supposed to.

President Richard Nixon: So we're safe again.
The Doctor: Safe? No, of course you're not safe. There's about a billion other things out there, just waiting to burn your whole world. But, if you want to pretend you're safe just so you can sleep at night, okay. You're safe. But you know, really.

President Richard Nixon: This person you want to marry. Black?
Canton Delaware: Yes.
President Richard Nixon: I know what people think of me, but perhaps I'm a little more liberal...
Canton Delaware: He is.
President Richard Nixon: I think the Moon is far enough for now. Don't you, Mr. Delaware?
Canton Delaware: I figured it might be.

Amy: I traveled with you in this TARDIS for so long. All that time, if I was pregnant for some of it, wouldn't it have had an effect? I don't want to tell Rory the baby might have three heads, or like a time head, or something.
The Doctor: What's a time head?
Amy: I don't know, but what if it had one?
The Doctor: A time head?
Amy: Shut up.

12 November 2012

Time Crash: Children in Need Special

Summary:
Martha leaves the Doctor and the Doctor wants to travel somewhere on his own. Suddenly the Tardis goes crazy and he faces his fifth incarnation. He knows exactly who is in front of him but the Fifth Doctor doesn't and he thinks that Ten is a fan who somehow got onto his Tardis. While Five tries to solve the problem of two Tardises in one place the Cloister bell rings. Then Ten whirls around the console and he manages to separate the two time stream because he has watched himself doing it before. Now the Fifth Doctor accepts that he's facing his future self and warns Ten to not forget to put up his shield again.

This episode is just brilliant when the two incarnations of the Doctor meet and one knows exactly who the other is but the other one doesn't. I really like the part when Five thinks that Ten is a fan and that he somehow sneaked into the Tardis to be close to his idol. Another great part is, that there would be a hole in the fabric of time of the exact size of Belgium when they can't solve the problem with the colliding timelines. That always makes me giggle. You don't need to watch the episode to know what happens in the Doctor Who universe but it's a great extra and very funny.

07 November 2012

Quotes from "The Impossible Astronaut"

Amy: "The personal intervention of the King, the unnamed Doctor was incarcerated without trial in the Tower of London."
Rory: Okay, but it doesn't have to be him.
Amy: "According to contemporary accounts, two nights later a magical sphere some 20' across was seen floating away from the Tower, bearing the mysterious Doctor aloft."
Rory: Okay, it's him.

Rory: Hey, nice hat.
The Doctor: I wear a Stetson now. Stetsons are cool.

Amy: So what's been happening? Because you've been up to something.
The Doctor: I've been running. Faster than I've ever run. And I've been running my whole life. Now it's time for me to stop.

Rory: So when are we going to 1969?
Amy: And since when do you drink wine?
The Doctor: I'm 1103, I must've drunk it sometime. (spits it out) Oh, white's horrid. I--I--I thought it would taste more like the gum.
Amy: 1103? You were 908 the last time we saw you.
The Doctor: And you've put on a couple of pounds. I wasn't going to mention it.

Amy: You're okay. How can you be okay?
The Doctor: Hey, of course I'm okay. I'm always okay, I'm the King of Okay. Oh, that's a rubbish title, forget that title. Rory the Roman, that's a good title. Hello, Rory.

The Doctor: Now, then, Canton Everett Delaware the Third. That was his name, eh? How many of those can there be? Well, three, I suppose.

The Doctor: I'm being extremely clever up here and there's no one to stand around looking impressed. What's the point in having you all?

The Doctor: Time isn't a straight line, it's all bumpy-wumpy. There's loads of boring stuff, like Sundays and Tuesdays, and Thursday afternoon. But now and then there are Saturdays. Big temporal tipping points when anything's possible. TARDIS can't resist them, like a moth to a flame. She likes a party, so I give her 1969, NASA, because that's space in the 60s. And Canton Delaware Everett III, and this is where she's pointing.

Amy: Trust me.
The Doctor: Okay.
Amy: You have to do this. And you can't ask why.
The Doctor: Are you being threatened? Is someone making you say that?
Amy: No.
The Doctor: You're lying.
Amy: I'm not lying.
The Doctor: Swear to me. Swear to me on something that matters.
Amy: Fish fingers and custard.
The Doctor: My life in your hands. Amelia Pond.

President Richard Nixon: You were my second choice, Mr. Delaware.
Canton Delaware: That's okay. You're my second choice for President, Mr. Nixon.

River Song: Richard Milhouse Nixon. Vietnam, Watergate. Some good stuff, too.
The Doctor: Not enough.
River Song: Hippie.
The Doctor: Archaeologist.

President Richard Nixon: Who are they? And what is that box?
The Doctor: It's a police box, can't you read? I'm your new undercover agent, on loan from Scotland Yard. Code name: The Doctor. (indicates Amy, Rory, River) These are my top operatives, The Legs, The Nose, and Mrs. Robinson.
River Song: I hate you.
The Doctor: No you don't.

Canton Delaware: How'd you get it in here? I mean, you didn't carry it in.
The Doctor: Clever, eh?
Canton Delaware: Love it.
Carl: Do not compliment the intruder!
Canton Delaware: Five minutes?
The Doctor: Five.
Carl: Mr. President, that man is a clear and present danger.
Canton Delaware: Mr. President, that man walked in here with a big blue box and three of his friends. (indicates Carl) And that's the man he walked past. One of them's worth listening to. I say we give him five minutes. See if he delivers.
The Doctor: Thanks, Canton.
Canton Delaware: If he doesn't, I'll shoot him myself.
The Doctor: Not so thanks.

The Doctor: I'm going to need a SWAT team ready to mobilise, street maps covering all of Florida, a pot of coffee, twelve Jammie Dodgers, and a fez.
Canton Delaware: Get him his maps.

The Doctor: Jefferson isn't a girl's name. It's not her name, either. Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, River!
River Song: Surnames of three of America's Founding Fathers.
The Doctor: Lovely fellows. Two of them fancied me.

The Doctor: And Doctor Song, you've got that face on again.
River Song: What face?
The Doctor: The "he's hot when he's clever" face.
River Song: This is my normal face.
The Doctor: Yes, it is.
River Song: Oh, shut up.
The Doctor: Not a chance.

Amy: Okay, but why would anyone want to trap us?
The Doctor: Ah, let's see if anyone tries to kill us and work backwards.

Amy: But why? If you can make it all the way to Earth, why steal technology that could barely make it to the Moon?
The Doctor: Maybe because it's cooler. Look how cool this stuff is.
Amy: Cool aliens?
The Doctor: Well, what would you call me?
Amy: An alien.

The Doctor: Be careful.
River Song: Careful. Tried that once. Ever so dull.
The Doctor: Shout if you get in trouble.
River Song: Don't worry. I'm quite the screamer. Now there's a spoiler for you.
Canton Delaware: What's going on?
The Doctor: Uhh, nothing. She's just a friend.
Rory: I think he's talking about the possible alien incursion.

The Doctor: Rory, would you mind going with her?
Rory: Yeah. A bit.
The Doctor: Then I'd appreciate it more.
Rory: Hang on, River. I'm coming too.

Rory: What's through there?
River Song: No idea.
Rory: Something bad?
River Song: Almost definitely.
Rory: You're going to open it, aren't you?
River Song: Well, it's locked. How's a girl supposed to resist?
Rory: Is this sensible?
River Song: God, I hope not.

Rory: What did you mean, what you said to Amy? "There's a worse day coming for you."
River Song: When I first met the Doctor, a long long time ago, he knew all about me. Think about that. Impressionable young girl, suddenly this man just drops out of the sky. He's clever and mad and wonderful, and knows every last thing about her. Imagine what that does to a girl.
Rory: I don't really have to.
River Song: Trouble is, it's all back to front. My past is his future. We're travelling in opposite directions. Every time we meet, I know him more, he knows me less. I live for the days when I see him. But I know that every time I do, I'm one step further away. The day's coming when I'll look into that man's eyes, my Doctor, and he won't have the faintest idea who I am. And I think it's going to kill me.

05 November 2012

Series 3 Episode 13: Last of the Time Lords

Summary:
The Master rules the earth and has the power to decide who lives and who dies. The Doctor, Jack and Martha's family are his prisoners and he likes to torture him because they won't tell him where Martha is. Meanwhile Martha has travelled the world to find a weapon to fight the Master and now she has returned to England. There she meets with Professor Docherty to find out what's inside the metal shell of the aliens. Soon they see, that the humans from the future who wanted to find Utopia are inside and that the Master has made them into what they are now. The Professor betrays Martha and soon she is captured by the Master as well. Now the Master thinks he has won the war but the Doctor reveals to him that Martha wasn't travelling the world to find a weapon but to tell the story of the Doctor. Is that the way to save the world?

The year that never was is a great idea in my opinion, although there have been some rewrites of time in the Doctor Who universe before and after this episode. It's a brilliant final part for this three-parter and a great series finale for series 3. Martha is really the saver of the world because without her the Doctor couldn't have won the war against the Master. I think it's sad to see that she leaves him now but she has to stay with her family after everything that had happened. Martha is one of the companions who leave because she wants to and not because she is left behind or killed or something like this. The Doctor had finally found another Time Lord who is gone now too. This is definitely a hard episode for the Doctor because he is left alone by all of his companions. I love the moment when they reveal that jack is the face of Boe though. Really brilliant.

04 November 2012

Truning Tables (videos)

This is a Rose & The Doctor video, which was made by xdarkwizardcatcher09. I hope you like it.

31 October 2012

Quotes from "Time"

The Doctor: Okay, when does this Amy step inside the box? We need to maintain a timeline.
Amy-2: Ah, as soon as she slapped Rory.
Amy: Okay.
Rory: Huh. No, why do I get slapped?
The Doctor: Because we have to stick to the established chain of events. One mistake and the whole timeline could collapse. We'd end up with two Amy Ponds forever, and then what would you do?
(Rory thinks about it, Amy slaps him) 

Amy: Do I really look like that?
Amy-2: Yeah. Yeah, you do.
Amy: Umm. I'd give you your driver's license.
Amy-2: I bet you would.
The Doctor: Ohhh, this is how it all ends. Pond flirting with herself. True love at last. Oh, sorry Rory.
Rory: Absolutely no problem at all.

The Doctor: Okay, we're back in normal flight. The TARDIS is no longer inside itself, the localized time field is no longer about to implode and rip a hole in all casualty. But just in case... Pond, put some trousers on.

29 October 2012

Series 3 Episode 12: The Sound of Drums

Summary:
The Doctor, Martha and Jack manage to get back to earth with the help of Jack's vortex manipulator. There, Martha finally recognises the voice of the Master, who is no other than Harold Saxon, the new Prime Minister of Great Britain. He seems to know that the three are back because there is a bomb in Martha's flat and they have to go into hiding. Martha's mother has helped Saxon to find her daughter but when they are all taken, she shows some bravery and tells her daughter to run. Jack reveals that he's the leader of Torchwood but he can convince the Doctor that the organisation has changed. The three are able to follow the Master with a perception filter in form of the Tardis key and soon land on a UNIT spaceship. There they find the Tardis but the Master has turned it into a paradox machine and the Doctor has to find out what it is for before he can do anything. The Master is able to rip a whole into time and imprison everyone on board of the ship except Martha, who uses Jack's vortex manipulator to teleport back to earth.

The interaction between the Doctor and the Master is just brilliant in this episode. They are perfect enemies because they know each other so well and you just feel that there was a good chemistry between the actors. This episode leads to the final episode of the tree-parter and produces just the right setting for a brilliant series finale. There are so many hints about what will happen but not so many that you can find out everything easily. We can see what a cruel person the Master is but maybe he would have been different without the drumbeat in is head. I think the Doctor, Martha and Jack are great together and it just feels right that they are fighting together. David Tennant in the mask of an old man looks amazing and he still manages to keep the essentials of the Doctor in this form. A great episode, which wants you to know what happens next

28 October 2012

All of this is all that I can take (video)

Here's a Captain Jack Harkness video for you, which was made by xOnceEAgainx.

Happy Birthday, Matt!

Matt Smith turns 30 today.
We all know him as the current Doctor in Doctor Who or as everybody calls him: Eleven. Meanwhile he also appeared in a couple of films like "Bert&Dickie".
So Happy Birthday Matt!

26 October 2012

24 October 2012

Quotes from "Space"

Amy: Listen, can we talk?
The Doctor: Rory!
Amy: No, shut up, I just got a quick question, that's all.
Rory: I didn't get that.
The Doctor: Yep, fine, no problem.

The Doctor: It's fine, we're entering conceptual space. Imagine a banana, or Ithaca. Well, actually, don't, because its not curved or like a banana. Forget the banana.

Amy: How come he gets a go? You never let me have a go at it.
Rory: Uh, Doctor, don't. Seriously, I let her drive my car once.
Amy: Yeah, to the end of the road.
Rory: Where, according to Amy, there was an unexpected house.

Amy: He's jealous because I passed my test first time.
Rory: You cheated. You wore a skirt.
Amy: I didn't wear a skirt. (the Doctor glances at her legs)
Rory: Luck would have worked to.
Amy: No, no, I did wear a skirt. But it was any old skirt.
Rory: Have you ever seen Amy drive, Doctor?
The Doctor: Nope!
Rory: Neither did her driving examiner.

The Doctor: How did you do that? I told you, don't drop them. I specifically mentioned not dropping them.
Amy: It-it was my fault.
The Doctor: Of course it wasn't your fault.

Rory: It kind of was her fault.
The Doctor: How could it be her fault?
Amy: Because it was my skirt, and my husband, and your glass floor.
The Doctor: Ohhh, Rory!
Rory: Sorry.

Amy: Doctor, what's happened?
The Doctor: Safest spot available. The TARDIS has materialized inside of itself.
Rory: Is that supposed to happen?
The Doctor: Take a guess.
Rory: No?
The Doctor: That's the one.

22 October 2012

Series 3 Episode 11: Utopia

Summary:
The Doctor and Martha land in Cardiff to refuel the Tardis. Jack jumps at the Tardis when they are just leaving and suddenly the Tardis brings them to the end of the universe. They land on a strange planet where humans are hunted by the Futurekind. The three of them manage to get to the silo where they meet Professor Yana, who tries to make the rocket work. In the silo are the last humans who want to leave the planet and find Utopia. Even the Doctor doesn't know how to fix the engine of the rocket at first but then he just tries something out and it helps. One of the Futurekind has managed to get into the silo and sabotages the start and now the only man who can help is Jack, who can't die anymore. Martha sees the same watch the Doctor owns at the Professor and knows that he has to be a Time Lord in human form. Unfortunately the Professor opens the watch and knows again who he is, the Master. He lets the Futurekind into the silo and leaves in the Tardis. Martha, Jack and the Doctor are stuck at the end of the universe.

"Utopia" is the first part of the final three-parter of series 3. I think it's great to have Jack back. He just brings another dynamic into the show. It's great to see that he is able to talk to the Doctor and that they can settle some of the things that stand between them. I like the idea of an episode at the end of the universe and that the humans still try to find a way out, that they still try to survive. The Futurekind are really creepy and I wonder if they were humans once or if they are a totally different race. I don't think that's ever really explained. The Master is also kind of scary with the drum beats in his head and that he's so ruthless when he finally knows who he is. You can see that the Doctor knows him from the past and that he's not really happy to have him here, especially when the Master steals the Tardis and leaves the others at the end of the universe. Definitely a great start for a three-parter.

21 October 2012

A Study in Blink (video)

I felt like posting a Wholock video today and this is a great combination of Sherlock and the Weeping Angels. It was made by EllenRebecca3.

17 October 2012

Quotes from "A Christmas Carol"

Kazran Sardick: On every world wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact midpoint, everybody stops and turns and hugs. As if to say, "Well done! Well done, everyone! We're halfway out of the dark." Back on Earth, we call this Christmas, or the Winter Solstice. On this world, the first settlers called it the Crystal Feast. You know what I call it? I call it expecting something for nothing!

The Doctor: Ah. Yes. Blimey. Sorry. Christmas Eve on a rooftop, saw a chimney, my whole brain went, "What the hell?" Don't worry, fat fellow will be doing the rounds later. I'm just scoping out the general chimneyness. Nice size, good traction. Bit tick.
Eric: Fat fella?
The Doctor: Father Christmas. Santa Claus. Or, as I've always known him, "Jeff."
Boy: There's no such person as Father Christmas.
The Doctor: Oh, yeah? (whips out a photo) Me and Father Christmas, Frank Sinatra's hunting lodge, 1952. See him at the back with the blonde? Albert Einstein, the three of us together. Rrrmm. Watch out. Okay? Keep the faith.

The Doctor: Ooh, now what's this then? I love this. A big flashy lighty thing. That's what brought me here. Big flashy lighty things have got me written all over them. Well, actually, give me time, and a crayon.

The Doctor: Who's she?
Kazran Sardick: Nobody important.
The Doctor: Nobody important? Blimey, that's amazing. Do you know, in 900 years of time and space, I've never met anyone who wasn't important before.

The Doctor: Tamed the sky. what does that mean?
Kazran Sardick: It means I'm Kazran Sardick. How can he possibly not know who I am?
The Doctor: Well, just easily bored, I suppose.

Kazran Sardick: Whoa, look at you, you're tough now.
The Doctor: There are four thousand and three people I won't allow to die tonight. Do you know where that puts you?
Kazran Sardick: Where?
The Doctor: Four thousand and four.
Kazran Sardick: Was that a sort of threaty thing?
The Doctor: Whatever happens tonight, remember... you brought it on yourself.

Amy: Have you got a plan yet?
The Doctor: Yes, I do.
Amy: Are you lying?
The Doctor: Yes, I am.
Amy: Don't treat me like an idiot.
Rory Williams: Is he lying?
Amy: No, no.

The Doctor: Okay, the good news. I've tracked the machine that accesses the cloud belt. I can use it to clear your flight corridor and you can land, easily.
Amy: Hey, hey, that's good news.
The Doctor: But I can't control the machine.
Amy: That's great.
The Doctor: But I met a man who can.
Amy: Ah, well, there you go?
The Doctor: And he hates me.
Amy: Were you being extra charming and clever?
The Doctor: Yeah, how did you know?
Amy: Lucky guess.

The Doctor: Oh, I won't bother calling your servants. They quit. Apparently they won the lottery at exactly the same time. Which is a bit lucky when you think about it.
Kazran Sardick: There isn't a lottery!
The Doctor: As I say, lucky.

Kazran Sardick: Who are you?
The Doctor: Tonight... I'm the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Young Kazran: Who are you?
The Doctor: Hi! I'm the Doctor. I'm your new babysitter.
Young Kazran: Where's Mrs. Montebuoni?
The Doctor: Ahh, you'll never guess. Clever old Mrs. Montebuoni. She only went and won the lottery.
Kazran Sardick: There isn't any lottery!
Young Kazran: There isn't any lottery.
The Doctor: I know! What a woman!
Young Kazran: If you're my babysitter, why are you climbing in the window?
The Doctor: Because if I was climbing out the window, I'd be going in the wrong direction. Pay attention. 

The Doctor: Cupboard! Big cupboard! I love a cupboard! Do you know, there's a thing called a face spider. It's just like a tiny baby's head with spider's legs. And it specifically evolved to scuttle up the backs of bedroom cupboards. Which... I probably shouldn't have mentioned.

Young Kazran: Are you really a babysitter?
The Doctor: I think you'll find I'm universally recognized as a mature and responsible adult. (flashes his psychic paper) 
Young Kazran: It's just a lot of wavy lines.
The Doctor: Yeah, shorted out. Finally a lie too big. Okay, no, not really a babysitter. But it's Christmas Eve. you don't want a real one. You want me.
Young Kazran: Why? What's so special about you?
The Doctor: Have you ever seen Mary Poppins?
Young Kazran: No.
The Doctor: Good. Because that comparison would have been rubbish.

The Doctor: You want to see one fish? We can do that, we can see a fish.
Young Kazran: But aren't you going to tell me it's dangerous?
The Doctor: Dangerous? Come on, we're boys. And you know what boys say in the face of danger.
Young Kazran: What?
The Doctor: "Mummy!"

Adult Kazran: Abigail's crying.
The Doctor: Yes.
Adult Kazran: When girls are crying, are you supposed to talk to them?
The Doctor: I have absolutely no idea.

Adult Kazran: I've never kissed anyone before. What do I do?
The Doctor: Well, try and be all nervous and rubbishy and a bit shaky.
Adult Kazran: Why?
The Doctor: Because you're going to be like that anyway, you might as well make it part of the plan. Then it'll feel on purpose. Off you go, then.
Adult Kazran: Now? I kiss her now?
The Doctor: Kazran, trust me. it's this or go to a room and design a new kind of screwdriver. Don't make my mistakes.

Captain: Sir, I understand you have a machine that controls this cloud layer. If you can release us from it, we still have time to make a landing. Nobody has to die.
Kazran Sardick: Everybody has to die.
Amy: Not tonight.
Kazran Sardick: Tonight's as good as any other night. How do you choose?

Rory Williams: Uh, got anymore honeymoon ideas?
The Doctor: Well, there's a moon that's made of actual honey. Well, not actual honey, and it's not actually a moon. And technically, it's alive and a bit carnivorous. But there are some lovely views.
Rory Williams: Yeah. Great. Thanks.

Amy: It'll be their last day together, won't it?
The Doctor: Everything's got to end sometime. Otherwise nothing would ever get started.

15 October 2012

Series 3 Episode 10: Blink

Summary:
Sally Sparrow enters an old abandoned house and finds a message on the wall, which warns her about the Weeping Angels. The message is signed by the Doctor and dated 1969. The next day, Sally takes her friend Kathy to the house who vanishes and she gets a strange letter from her, saying that she was transported back into the past and lived a good life. Sally doesn't know what to think about this and therefore she goes to the police where the cop Billy tells her about the empty cars, which were found in front of the house. There is also a police box and Sally comes back when she remembers that the key she has found could fit. The police box is gone and Billy as well but then she gets a call from an old Billy who tells her what happened and that she has to save the phone box from the Angels to save the Doctor. Sally returns to the house to find the phone box but can she really defeat the Angels? How can the Doctor know what will happen?

I think this is the first Doctor-light episode in the show but it's one of the best ones nonetheless. The Weeping Angels are just creepy creatures and you see statues in a totally different light when you've watched this episode. The episode has a dark feeling about it and it's a bit of holding your breath before the big three parter at the end of the series starts. Maybe that's also a reason why we don't see a lot of the Doctor and Martha because the actors were busy filming other scenes and they didn't have enough money left. Well, putting this aside I can only say that this is a brilliant episode and the explanation of time which the Doctor gives on the DVDs is just great. Definitely an episode you have to watch.

14 October 2012

Happy Birthday, Katy!

Today is the birthday of Katy Manning who played the Doctor's companion Jo Grant. She was born in the UK but is now a citizen of Australia.
Beside her TV and film career she also worked for different audio plays connected to Doctor Who.
Happy Birthday, Katy Manning!

Skinny Love (video)

This is a Doctor & Rose video by WIRWENxx. I think the music fits perfectly.

12 October 2012

Jack Harkness Wallpaper

I thought you wanted a change from Doctor Who, so here Is something from Torchwood. The wallpaper was made by Kaito42.


10 October 2012

Quotes from "The Big Bang"

Rory: What are they?
The Doctor: History has collapsed. Whole races have been deleted from existence. These are just like afterimages. Echoes, fossils in time, the footprints of the neverwhere.

Rory: How could I leave her?
The Doctor: Why do you have to be so... human?
Rory: Because right now, I'm not.

Amy: What are we doing?
The Doctor: Well, we are running into a dead end, where I'm going to have a brilliant plan, which basically involves not being there anymore.

River Song: Amy! And the plastic Centurion?
The Doctor: It's okay, he's on our side now.
River Song: Really? I dated a Nestene duplicate once. Swappable head. Do keep things fresh.

River Song: Right, then, I have questions, but number one is this. What in the name of sanity have you got on your head?
The Doctor: It's a fez. I wear a fez now. Fezs are cool.

The Doctor: When you wake up, you'll have a mom and dad. And you won't even remember me. Well, you'll remember me a little. I'll be a story in your head. That's okay. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? Because it was, you know. It was the best. A daft old man who stole a magic box. Anyway, did I ever tell you that I stole it. Well, I borrowed it, I was always going to take it back. Oh, that box. Amy... you'll dream about that box. It'll never leave you. Big and little at the same time. Brand new and ancient and the bluest blue ever. And the times we had, eh? We had, never. In your dreams, I'll still be there. The Doctor and Amy Pond. And days that never came.

Amy: Do you feel like you've forgotten something really important? Do you feel like there's a... great, big thing in your head, and you feel like you should remember it, but you can't?
Rory: Yep.
Amy: Are you just saying "yes" because you're scared of me?
Rory: Yep.
Amy: Love you.
Rory: Yep. I mean, I love you, too.

The Doctor: Hello, everybody! I'm Amy's imaginary friend! But I came anyway.
Amy: You absolutely, definitely may kiss the bride.
The Doctor: Amelia, from now on I shall be leaving the kissing duties to the brand new Mr Pond.
Rory: No, I'm not Mr Pond. that's not how it works.
The Doctor: Yes. it is.
Rory: Yeah, it is.

The Doctor: River... who are you?
River Song: You're going to find out very soon now. And I'm sorry, but that's when everything changes.

08 October 2012

Series 3 Episode 9: The Family of Blood

Summary:
The Family of Blood has found the Doctor and now war breaks out a year too early. John Smith, Joan and Martha get back to the school and prepare the boys for a fight but Joan doesn't know if they do the right thing. She doesn't want to loose John through the war like her first husband. The Family of Blood reaches the school with an army of scarecrows that can't be killed and soon everyone tries to escape and not to fight anymore. Martha still tries to convince John Smith to turn back into the Doctor when they find the watch again which holds the essence of the Time Lord. Finally, Joan is the one who convinces him to do the right thing and the Doctor is able to trick the Family and defeat them. When he returns to Joan he isn't John Smith anymore and so he leaves her behind and travels on with Martha.

I liked the second part of this two-parter because it was a good closing to the story. The Doctor is finally himself again but at the same time it was a bit sad to see Joan in this situation. He's the second man she loved and lost in such a short time. It was a great idea to have a narrative of Son of mine for this episode and it gave it another feeling. The short trip into the future was great too when Martha and the Doctor visit their old friend again when he's an old man. Martha was really great in this episode and she was able to fight back. She's now a real companion of the Doctor and I think he trusts her, which you can see when he puts his life into her hands. A great two-parter close to the end of this series.

07 October 2012

04 October 2012

Happy Birthday, Daniel!

Today is the birthday of Daniel Anthony, best known as the actor of Clyde Langer in "The Sarah Jane Adventures".
He played different roles in several TV shows but he also appeared on stage in musicals and he works as a voice actor as well.
Happy Birthday, Daniel!

03 October 2012

Quotes from "The Pandorica Opens"

The Doctor: You graffitied the oldest cliff face in the universe.
River Song: You wouldn't answer your phone.

The Doctor: One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down the world.
Amy: How did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards and fairy tales. They always turn out to be him.

Amy: That was my favorite pick when I was a kid. What's wrong?
The Doctor: Your favorite school topic. Your favorite story. Never ignore a coincidence. Unless you're busy, in which case always ignore a coincidence.

The Doctor: Yes, okay, okay, okay, okay. Dalek fleet, minimum 12,000 battleships, armed to the teeth. Ah, but we've got surprise on our side! They'll never expect three people to attack 12,000 Dalek battleships. 'cos we'd be killed instantly, so it would be a fairly short surprise... Okay, forget surprise.

River Song: Doctor, this once, just this one time, please, you have to run.
The Doctor: Run, where?
River Song: Fight, how?

Amy: It's weird, I feel.. I don't know, something.
The Doctor: They fall out of the world sometimes, but they always leave traces. Little things you can't quite account for. Faces in photographs, luggage, half-eaten meals. Rings. Nothing is ever forgotten, not completely. And if something can be remembered... it can come back.

The Doctor: Hello again.
Rory: Hello.
The Doctor: How've you been?
Rory: Good, yeah. Good. I mean, Roman.
The Doctor: Rory, I'm not trying to be rude. But you died.
Rory: Yeah. I know. I was there.
The Doctor: You died and then you were erased from time. You were never born at all. You never existed.
Rory: Erased. What does that mean?
The Doctor: How can you be here?
Rory: I don't know. It's kind of fuzzy.
The Doctor: Fuzzy?
Rory: Well, I died and turned into a Roman. It's very distracting.

Doctor: Come on, look at me! No plan, no back up, no weapons worth a damn, oh, and something else I don't have, anything to lose! So, if you're sitting up there in your silly little space ships with all your silly little guns, and you've got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who's standing in your way! Remember every black day I ever stopped you, and then, and then, do the smart thing! Let somebody else try first.

The Doctor: Go get her.
Rory: But I don't understand. Why am I here?
The Doctor: Because you are. The universe is big, it's vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles. And that's the theory. Nine hundred years, never seen one yet, but this would do me.

Amy: Why am I crying?
Rory: Because you remember me. I came back. You're crying because you remember me.

01 October 2012

Series 7 Episode 5: The Angels take Manhattan

Summary:
A private detective in Manhattan gets the job to search for living statues. When he comes to the address he was given, he sees himself dying and is zapped back in time. The Doctor, Amy and Rory are in Central Park in New York and enjoy a day off but then Rory doesn't come back and they start to search for him. Soon they find out, that the book the Doctor was reading is true and was written by River. Rory was zapped back in time and meets his daughter there who works as a private detective and investigates the angels. They get kidnapped but the Doctor can lock into Rivers signal and he and Amy land in the correct time. When they get there River is held captive by an angel and Rory was brought somewhere else. Soon they find out that the angels rule Manhattan and that they can only save Rory when they create a paradox. So, he and Amy jump off a house and therefore save everyone else. When everyone thinks all is normal again, a single angel appears and takes Rory back in time. Is the Doctor able to fix everything this time?

Wow, what a brilliant episode and such a great way for Amy and Rory to leave. I was a bit surprised at the beginning because the episode doesn't start like a normal Doctor Who episode but it's kind of cool to first get a look at the story and then add the Doctor into it. It's totally crazy that all statues in New York are alive and it's really a creepy thought. The Weeping Angels are as scary as ever, maybe even scarier if that is still possible. I don't know if I can look at the Statue of Liberty no than I did before. I'll probably remember this episode when I see a picture of it in the future. I think it was a good decision that River is in this episode but that the main focus isn't on her but on Amy and Rory. Now we also know why she isn't in prison anymore and that she's really married to the Doctor. I don't know if that's only my impression but it feels like the Doctor and River are heading in the same direction in time right now but I'm not so sure about that. I really loved the ending although it was very sad and now we also know whom Amy really loved. She still loves the Doctor but she loves Rory more and in the end she can't live without him. A very sad but also a great ending for the Ponds.
You can watch the episode online here.

30 September 2012

26 September 2012

Quotes from "The Lodger"

The Doctor: I'm the Doctor. Well, they call me the Doctor; don't know why. I call me the Doctor, too. I still don't know why.

The Doctor: Dry rot?
Craig: Or damp, or mildew.
The Doctor: Or none of the above.
Craig: I'll get someone to fix it.
The Doctor: No, I'll fix it. I'm good at fixing rot. Call me the Rotmeister. No, I'm the Doctor, don't call me the Rotmeister.

Craig: Why am I telling you this? I don't even know you.
The Doctor: Well, I've got one of those faces. People never stop blurting out their plans while I'm around. 

Craig: Where did you learn to cook?
The Doctor: Paris, in the... 18th century. No, hang on, that's not recent, is it? 17th. No, no, no, no. 20th. Sorry, I'm not used to doing them in the right order.
Craig: Has anyone ever told you that you're a bit weird?
The Doctor: They never really stop.

Craig: Listen, Mike and I had an arrangement where if you ever need me out of your hair, just give me a shout, okay?.
The Doctor: Why would I want that?
Craig: Well in case you want to bring someone round, a girlfriend or a... boyfriend.
The Doctor: Oh, I will. I'll shout... If that happens. Something like... I was not expecting this!

The Doctor: All I've got to do is pass as an ordinary human being. Simple. What could possibly go wrong?
Amy: Have you seen you?
The Doctor: So you're just going to be snide? No helpful hints?
Amy: Hmm. Well, here's one... Bow tie, get rid!
The Doctor: Bow ties are cool. Come on, Amy. I'm a normal bloke. Tell me what normal blokes do.
Amy: They watch telly, they play football, they go down to the pub.
The Doctor: I could do those things. I don't, but I could.

The Doctor: I thought you might be in trouble.
Craig: Thanks. Oh, if I ever am, you can come and save me with my toothbrush.

Amy: Football. Okay, well done, that is normal.
The Doctor: Yeah, football, all outdoorsy. Now, football's the one with the sticks, isn't it?

Sean: You are so on the team! Next week, we've got The Crown and Anchor. We're gonna annihilate them!
The Doctor: Annihilate? No, no violence, do you understand me, not while I'm around? Not today, not ever. I'm the Doctor, the Oncoming Storm... and you basically meant beat them in a football match, didn't you?
Sean: Yeah.
The Doctor: Lovely. What sort of time?

24 September 2012

Series 7 Episode 5: The Power of Three

Summary:
One day small black cubes land everywhere on earth and even the Doctor doesn't know why they are here. He stays with the Pond's for a while but he's just too restless to monitor the cubes for a longer time. So he leaves Amy, Rory and Brian, Rory's Dad, in charge of monitoring the cubes. UNIT also shows an interest in them and contacts the Doctor. For a couple of months nothing happens and the people get used to these cubes and take them into their homes. Suddenly all the cubes show some signs of activity but they all behave differently and still the Doctor doesn't know what happens. Then there is a count down and when some of the cubes open, people suffer from cardiac arrest. The Doctor's left heart stops as well but soon he finds a portal and he Amy and Rory are on board of a ship in orbit. The cubes shall destroy humanity but will they manage to do so?

Maybe I have to watch this episode again but right now I don't think it's as good as the other ones before, which doesn't mean that it hasn't got an interesting story. The slow invasion is a great idea and I liked to see some of the daily Pond life. It showed again how the Doctor and the Pond's are connected and how they kind of depend on each other. There were many funny moments and I liked how the Doctor played tennis or made some other normal stuff, which looks so crazy when he does it. I can't put my finger on it but somehow I missed something in this episode. I really don't know what but the other episodes before were a bit better in my opinion. Nonetheless, "The Power of Three" is another good episode of series 7 and I hope the next one will be a smasher with the Pond's leaving and the Weeping Angels.
You can watch the episode online here.