30 January 2012

Series 1 Episode 7: The Long Game

The Doctor, Rose and Adam land on Sattelite 5, which broadcasts many news channels to the Earth Empire. First they all think it is a fun trip into the future and Rose likes to show Adam around but soon they find out that something is wrong. Mankind is not as advanced as it should be and the whole thing with people being used to broadcast the news is strange for the Doctor. He also wonders about the promotion of some journalists to floor 500 from where they never return. Soon he takes a trip up there with Rose and they meet the Editor who controls the news. They are captured and are about to find out who really controls humankind but they won't like it? Can they save the day without Adam's help who is far too fascinated by the superior technology?

The episode has another dynamic than the episodes before because it is not only the Doctor and Rose who are travelling together but this time they have brought Adam as well. We soon find out that Adam is more interested in the new technology than what is happening around him and that doesn't make him a good companion. Rose and the Doctor have to save the day again and release mankind from slavery but this time they aren't able to do it alone and that is something what I like about this episode. Normally the Doctor always saves the people and this time he has to be saved. The Jagrafass is a great monster and Simon Pegg as the editor is brilliant. I think it's a fun episode even with the monster and it is the first one in which the Doctor leaves one of his companions behind. He has a good reason for it because I think you can't know what Adam would do when he is confronted with still more advanced technology.

29 January 2012

Outtake of Human Nature (video)

I really could watch this video a thousand times. It is just brilliant how fast David Tennant can talk. I hope you enjoy it too.

27 January 2012

Bad Wolf Wallpaper

I've found a beautiful "Bad Wolf" wallpaper for you. I hope you like it too. Click on the picture to go to the original page.

doctor who bad wolf 31000 pictures, backgrounds and images

25 January 2012

Quotes from "The Family of Blood"

Today you get quotes from the second part of the two-parter "The Family of Blood".

Baines/Son of Mine: Would you really pull the trigger? Looks too scared.
Martha: Scared and holding a gun's a good combination, do you want to risk it?

Baines/Son of Mine: We are the Family of Blood.

Baines/Son of Mine: All your little tin soldiers. But tell me sir, will they thank you?
Rocastle: I don't understand.
Baines/Son of Mine: What do you know of history? What do you know of next year?
Rocastle: You're not making sense.
Baines/Son of Mine: 1914, sir. Because the Family has travelled far and wide looking for Mr. Smith and oh, the things we have seen! War is coming. In foreign fields, war of the whole wide world, with all your boys falling down in the mud. Do you think they will thank the man who taught them it was glorious?!

Tim Latimer: (describing the Doctor) He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the centre of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And...he's wonderful.

Jenny/Mother of Mine: He didn't just make himself human. He made himself an idiot.
Baines/Son of Mine: Same thing, isn't it?

Baines/Son of Mine: (narrating) He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing - "the fury of the Time Lord" - and then we discovered why. Why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden...He was being kind. He wrapped my father in unbreakable chains forged in the heart of a dwarf star. He tricked my mother into the event horizon of a collapsing galaxy to be imprisoned there, forever. He still visits my sister, once a year, every year. I wonder if one day he might forgive her, but there she is. Can you see? He trapped her inside a mirror. Every mirror. If ever you look at your reflection and see something move behind you just for a second, that's her. That's always her. As for me, I was suspended in time and the Doctor put me to work standing over the fields of England as their protector. We wanted to live forever...so the Doctor made sure we did.

Joan: Where is he... John Smith?
The Doctor: He's in here somewhere.
Joan: Like a story...could you change back?
The Doctor: Yes.
Joan: Will you...?
The Doctor: No.

Joan: (to the Doctor) Answer me this, just one question, that's all: if the Doctor had never visited us, if he had never chosen this place, on a whim.. would anyone have died?

24 January 2012

Happy belated Birthday, Tommy Knight!

I totally forgot the birthday of Tommy Knight, which was on January 22nd.
He is an English actor best known for his role Luke Smith in the Sarah Jane Adventures. Tommy appeared in different theatre plays, films and a couple of different TV series.
Happy Birthday Tommy!

23 January 2012

Series 1 Episode 6: Dalek

The Doctor and Rose follow a signal and land in a museum full of alien artefacts. Soon they meet Mr van Statten who has collected everything and is especially proud of his one living alien. The Doctor wants to talk to it but he recognises the alien as his biggest enemy: a Dalek. The Dalek fell through a hole in time during the Time War and crashed on earth. The Doctor tells van Statten to destroy the Dalek as long as it's weak but van Statten doesn't want to hear anything about it. Rose touches the Dalek and he regenerates because of her DNA. It starts to kill people on its way out of the base. Can the Doctor stop the Dalek or not? Will he loose Rose?

This is the first time in the new series that we see the Daleks again, one of the enemies of the Doctor. It is interesting to see how the Doctor changes when he is in the company of the Dalek. Sometimes it seems that he is not better than his enemy and that the only thing he wants to do is kill it. I think Rose speaks for the whole audience when she asks him, "What is wrong with you?"
Rose can see the Dalek with different eyes because she hasn't been in the Time War and doesn't know what has happened there. I think the moments between Rose and Adam are quite nice and it is good to see Rose and the Doctor interact with other characters than with each other. The episode still has its funny moments and I always like the scene when the Doctor looks for a weapon and has a hair-dryer in his hands. In the new series the Daleks have evolved as well because they are able to levitate now and are able to climb stairs as well. So, Stairs are no help anymore when you meet a Dalek.

22 January 2012

Doctor Who/Sherlock - We are young Video

I recently watched the first episode of Sherlock and now I really like this series too. Still have to watch the other episodes but meanwhile I have a Doctor Who/ Sherlock video for you, which is really great. I hope you enjoy watching it.

20 January 2012

Doctor Who Wallpaper

I have found a page where you can download different Doctor Who wallpapers with either Matt Smith or David Tennant as the Doctor.
The link is: http://www.entertainmentwallpaper.com/tv/doctor_who/index.html
Below is an example of an Eleventh Doctor wallpaper. Happy browsing.

18 January 2012

Quotes from "Human Nature"

It is quote time again and I'm still in the third series (quote-wise) and therefore you get some from the episode "Human Nature" today.

John Smith: (to Martha) I dream I'm this adventurer. This daredevil, a madman. The Doctor, I'm called. And last night, I dreamt that you were there. As my companion.

Joan: It's all becoming clear. The Doctor is the man you'd like to be, doing impossible things with cricket balls.
John Smith: Well, I discovered a talent, that's certainly true.
Joan: And the Doctor has an eye for the ladies...
John Smith: The devil.
Joan: A girl in every fireplace.
John Smith: Aha now, there I have to protest Joan, that's hardly me.
Joan: Says the man dancing with me tonight!

Headmaster: You need to be better than the best. Those targets are tribesmen from the dark continent.
Latimer: That's exactly the problem, sir. They only have spears.
Headmaster: Oh dear me. Latimer takes it upon himself to make us realise how wrong we all are. I hope, Latimer, that one day you may have a just and proper war in which to prove yourself.

Hutchinson: Permission to give Latimer a beating, sir?
Headmaster: It's your class, Mr. Smith.
John Smith: Permission granted.

John Smith: Mankind doesn't need warfare and bloodshed to prove itself. Everyday life can provide honour and valour. Let's hope that from now on this country can find its heroes in smaller places. In the most ordinary of deeds.

Joan: Where did you learn to draw?
John Smith: Gallifrey.
Joan: Is that in Ireland?
John Smith: Yes, it must be.
Joan: You're not Irish?
John Smith: Not at all, no. My father Sydney was a watchmaker from Nottingham, and my mother Verity was -- well, she was a nurse, actually.

Jeremy Baines/Son of Mine: (to Jenny; very quickly) Just shut up, stop talking, cease and desist, there's a good girl!

(Martha and Joan are being held at gunpoint by the Family of Blood)
Jeremy Baines/Son of Mine: Have you enjoyed it, Doctor, being human? Has it taught you wonderful things? Has it made you better, richer, wiser? Then let's see you answer this: which one of them do you want us to kill? Maid or matron? Your friend or your lover? Your choice!

16 January 2012

Series 1 Episode 5: World War Three

The Slitheen have killed all the alien experts but the weren't able to kill the Doctor. Now he is on the run from them, as well as Rose and Harriet Jones. Soon they find together again and lock themselves into the cabinet room, which is build like a panic room with steel doors and walls. From there they try to find out what the Slitheen want but the Doctor needs Mickey's help for that. Mickey has saved Jackie from one of the Slitheens but it followed them back to Mickey's flat. It will kill them if the Doctor can't find a way to save them, which he luckily does. Now they know that the Slitheen send a signal into space because they first want to destroy earth and then sell it piece by piece. Can the Doctor stop them?

In the second part of this two-parter we see that the Slitheen can't kill the Doctor but they have him in a trap in the cabinet room. The Doctor doesn't really know what they are up to and it is fun to watch him when he tries to find an answer to how to kill them when Jackie and Mickey are in danger. You can see that he doesn't like Rose's mother or boyfriend very much but he kind of starts to tolerate them in this episode, especially because he needs their help. We also see, that he doesn't want to put Rose in danger but that he has to when he wants to save the world. I think it's funny that after everything is over the public doesn't believe that the blown up Downing Street 10 has something to do with aliens. People always deny what they can't understand.
The chemistry between the characters is brilliant in this episode and I really like the energy Christopher Eccleston brings into his Doctor. I think the Slitheen are also some of my favourite aliens in the show.

15 January 2012

"Love the way you lie" video

It is Sunday and therefore it is video time again. Today I have a River/Ten/Eleven video for you, which has the title "Love the way you lie". It was made by firelightjen.

13 January 2012

River Song Avatars

I felt like creating some Doctor Who Fan Art and therefore you get some River Song avatars today. Feel free to use them.

11 January 2012

Quotes from "42"

More quotes from the third series and today they are from the episode "42".

Martha: Can’t you override the doors?
Orin: No. ‘Sealed closure’ means what it says. They’re all deadlock sealed.
The Doctor: So a sonic screwdriver’s no use.
Orin: Nothing’s any use. We’ve got no engines, no time and no chance.
The Doctor: Oh, listen to you! Defeatist before you even started! Where’s your Dunkirk spirit?

Riley: The oldest and cheapest security system around, eh, Captain?
Kath McDonnell: Reliable and simple. Just like you, eh, Riley?
Riley: Try and be helpful, get abuse. Nice.

Riley: Find the next number in the sequence: 313, 331, 367... what?
Martha: You said the crew knew all the answers!
Riley: The crew's changed since we set the questions.
Martha: You're joking.
The Doctor: 379.
Martha: What?
The Doctor: It's a sequence of happy primes. 379.
Martha: Happy what?
The Doctor: Just enter it!
Riley: Are you sure? We only get one chance.
The Doctor: Any number that reduces to 1 when you take the sum of the square of its digits and continually reiterate until it yields 1 is a happy number, any number that doesn't isn't, a happy prime is a number that's both happy and prime, now type it in! I don't know, talk about dumbing down. Don't they teach recreational mathematics anymore?

The Doctor: Martha, be careful. There may be something else aboard the ship.
Martha: Anytime you want to unnerve me, feel free.
The Doctor: Will do, thanks.

The Doctor: Humans! You grab whatever's nearest and bleed it dry. You should have checked! You should have check if it was alive!

09 January 2012

Series 1 Episode 4: Aliens of London

The Doctor takes Rose back home and tells her that just 12 hours have passed. They soon find out that a whole year has passed and not just a couple of hours. Rose can't tell her mother where she has been because she wouldn't understand it. Right then a spaceship crashes into the Thames and the Doctor wants to find out what kind of alien was in the ship. He soon finds out that the alien has been a fake and Jackie discovers who the Doctor really is. After she sees the inside of the TARDIS and The Doctor tells her that he is an alien, she calls a hotline and soon Rose and the Doctor are brought into Downing Street 10. What is behind the fake alien and is Earth facing an invasion?

"Aliens of London" is the first part of a two parter and it isn't the last one in this series. The open ending often makes everything more exciting and you have to wait for at least a week to find out what happens next.
I just love the character of Harriet Jones in this episode. Every time she tells somebody who she is and flashes her ID at them, I have to grin. I guess that's a bit of a running gag because she still does that in later episodes. The Slitheen are an alien race that is funny and a bit scary at the same time. With their human disguise the always look like fat people who are farting too much and then there is this zipper on their forehead when they want to take their skin off.
You can see that Rose is torn between going with the Doctor and staying with her Mum and her friends and we don't know how she will decide yet. The Doctor gives her the TARDIS key and I think that's a sign that he trusts her and wants to have her around him. With Doctor Sato, the woman in the morgue, we have another person who we will see again later in Torchwood. I really don't know if Tosh already works for Torchwood at this point, so if you know, please drop me a line.

08 January 2012

Doctor Who credits X-files style video

I found this cool Doctor Who credits video in X-files style. It was made by FanaticalWhovian. I hope you'll like it too.

06 January 2012

New Doctor Who T-shirts

Well, I have looked around Redbubble today and I have found these cool new Doctor Who T-shirts. Do you like them?

04 January 2012

Quotes from "The Lazarus Experiment"

More quotes from series 3 for you today from the episode "The Lazarus Experiment".

Lazarus: That's an interesting perfume. What's it called?
Tish: (clearly disgusted) Soap.

The Doctor: Oh look, they’ve got nibbles! I love nibbles!

Tish: (referring to the Doctor) He's a science geek, I should've known. Gotta get back to work now, I'll catch up with you.
(Tish leaves)
The Doctor: Science geek, what's that mean?
Martha: That you're obsessively enthusiastic about it.
The Doctor: (pleased) Oh, nice.

The Doctor: Lovely to meet you, Mrs. Jones. I've heard a lot about you.
Francine: (coldly) Have you. What have you heard, then?
The Doctor: Oh, y'know, that you're Martha's mother, and...Uhm...no, actually, that's about it. We haven't had much time to chat. You know, been... busy.
Francine: "Busy?" Doing what, exactly?
The Doctor: Oh, y'know...stuff.

Lazarus: I am Professor Richard Lazarus. And tonight, I'm going to perform a miracle...

Martha: It’s impossible.
The Doctor: And that’s two impossible things we’ve seen so far tonight. Don’t you love it when that happens?

Martha: (referring to Lazarus) Tish, he's a monster!
Tish: I know the age thing's a bit freaky but it works for Catherine Zeta-Jones!

Martha: You mean you don’t have a plan?
The Doctor: Yes, the plan was to get inside here. Well, then I’d come up with another plan.
Martha: In your own time, then.

The Doctor: Really shouldn't take that long just to reverse the polarity...Must be a bit out of practice.

(The Doctor and Lazarus are in Southwark Cathedral)
Lazarus: Came here before. A lifetime ago. Thought I was going to die then. In fact, I was sure of it. I sat here, just a child, the sound of planes and bombs outside.
The Doctor: The Blitz.
Lazarus: You've read about it.
The Doctor: I was there.
Lazarus: You're too young.
The Doctor: So are you.

Lazarus: I changed the course of history.
The Doctor: Any of them might have done too. You think history's only made with equations? Facing death is part of being human. You can't change that.
Lazarus: No, Doctor. Avoiding death is being human. It’s our strongest impulse. To cling to life with every fibre of being. I’m only doing what everyone before me has tried to do. I’ve simply been more... successful. I'm more now than I was. More than just an ordinary human.
The Doctor: There's no such thing as an "ordinary human."
Lazarus: You're so sentimental, Doctor. Maybe you are older than you look.
The Doctor: I'm old enough to know that a longer life isn't always a better one. In the end, you just get tired. Tired of the struggle. Tired of losing everyone that matters to you. Tired of watching everything turn to dust. If you live long enough, Lazarus, the only certainty left is that you'll end up alone.
Lazarus: That's a price worth paying.
The Doctor: Is it?

Francine: (over the phone) Martha, it's your mother. Please, phone me back, I'm begging you! I know who this Doctor really is! I know he's dangerous! You're going to get yourself killed! Please trust me! This information comes from Harold Saxon himself. You're not safe!

02 January 2012

Series 1 Episode 3: The Unquiet Dead

In episode 3 the Doctor and Rose travel again but this time the go into the other direction, into the past

Strange things happen in Mr Sneed's funeral home in Cardiff in 1869. The dead come back to life and he has to get them back with the help of his maid Gwyneth. The Doctor and Rose land accidentally in this time and start to investigate these happenings. Charles Dickens is in town and helps them to find out what is behind the walking dead. They find out that the dead are inhabited by an alien race called the Gelth who come through the Rift in Cardiff to save themselves. The Gelth ask the Doctor for help and he tells them that he will do everything to keep them alive. Gwyneth is the key to open the Rift but are the Gelth really the harmless aliens they pretend to be?

When I watched the episode for the first time, there was no sign of Torchwood yet and we didn't know that Eve Myles, who plays Gwyneth in this episode, come back later as Gwen Cooper. It is quite fun to watch her in this episode and know that she will be back later as her own descendant.
I liked the story with the ghosts who turned out to be aliens who turned out to be bad aliens. In this episode Rose and the Doctor disagree about what to do with the aliens and I guess the Doctor wants to save them because he feels guilty about the Time War and that he was the reason that many planets and races have been destroyed. Rose distrusts the aliens because she had some bad encounters with aliens before even if she hasn't travelled with the Doctor for a long time. I loved Charles Dickens in this episode. The actor who played him was just brilliant and it gave the episode a feel like it was really playing in the past. I really enjoy the episodes of Doctor Who when they include characters from the past and this episode was no exception.

01 January 2012

Let me love you - A Ten/Martha video

It is Sunday and the first day of the new year. I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year and I have a beautiful Ten/Martha video for you today. It was made by LisaintVeen.