30 July 2012

Series 3 Episode 4: Daleks in Manhatten

Summary:
Martha and the Doctor travel to New York in the 1930s. After the financial crisis, many people live in Hooverville in Central Park. When the Doctor and Martha meet the people there, they soon discover that people are vanishing. They volunteer to go down into the sewers to repair something but down there they are confronted with strange things, half human and half pig. These beings chase them and Martha, the Doctor and Solomon can escape but Frank is taken. In the theatre they are in now, they meet Tallulah, who's boyfriend has vanished as well. When Martha is kidnapped by pig slaves, the Doctor chases after her with Tallulah. Down in the sewers they meet Tallulah's boyfriend who has been turned into a pig as well and he promises to help them to find Martha. Soon Martha finds Frank again but she is faced with the Daleks, an enemy the Doctor told her about. What do the Daleks want with all the humans and why do they need the Empire State Building for their plan?

It's always good to see the Daleks back in an episode and here we even have a two-parter. I love the bit when the Doctor tries to find out in which year they are and Martha is just reading it out loud from the paper. You can see that Martha and the Doctor are a better team now, although he's still not completely over Rose. The masks of the pig slaves are very cool but they are also a bit creepy because except for Laszlo, they can't talk. Every time you see the Daleks, you expect them to have some evil plan to take over the world and it's the same in this episode. We don't have normal Daleks in this story, which are bad enough, but here we have the cult of Skaro and they can make their own decisions. I think it's genius that the Daleks try to evolve to survive and the human Dalek is a really crazy mix of species. This episode is a great start for a two-parter and you can't wait to see the second to know what happens next.

29 July 2012

27 July 2012

Eleventh Frog

I found this drawing today and I think it's brilliant. Looks like a really strange regeneration of the Doctor.

25 July 2012

Quotes from "The Beast Below"

More quotes from the Eleventh Doctor today and it's the first trip of Amy Pond in the Tardis.

Amy: My name is Amy Pond. When I was seven, I had an imaginary friend. Last night was the night before my wedding, and my imaginary friend came back.

Amy: I'm in the future. Like, hundred of years in the future. I've been dead for centuries.
The Doctor: Oh, lovely. You're a cheery one.

Amy: So, is this how it works, Doctor? You never interfere in the affairs of other peoples or planets... unless there's children crying.
The Doctor: Yes.

The Doctor: Well, the difference being that the computer doesn't accept me as human.
Amy: Why not? You look human.
The Doctor: No. You look Time Lord. We came first.

Amy: I voted for this. Why would I do that?
The Doctor: Because you knew if we stayed here, I'd be faced with an impossible choice--humanity or the alien. You took it upon yourself to save me from that. That was wrong. You don't ever decide what I need to know.
Amy: I don't even remember doing it.
The Doctor: You did it. That's what counts.
Amy: I'm... I'm sorry.
The Doctor: Oh, I don't care. When I'm done here, you're going home.

The Doctor: Nobody talk to me. Nobody human has anything to say to me today!

Amy: What if you were really old and really kind and alone? Your whole race dead, no future, what couldn't you do then? If you were that old and that kind and the very last of your kind, you couldn't just stand there and watch children cry.

The Doctor: Big day tomorrow.
Amy: Sorry, what?
The Doctor: It's always a big day tomorrow; We've got a time machine! I skip the little ones.

Amy: In bed above, we're deep asleep. While greater love lies further deep. This dream must end, this world must know. We all depend on the beast below.

23 July 2012

Series 3 Episode 3: Gridlock

Summary:
The Doctor decides to grant Martha another trip in the Tardis and so he takes her to New Earth. They arrive in the under city where people sell drugs like "Happy" or "Forget". Martha thinks, that it's a bit strange that the Doctor takes her to the same places to where he took Rose to but she has no time to think about it before she is kidnapped. Two people drag her into their car and take her onto the motorway. The Doctor follows her onto the motorway and can't believe that so many people are there and that for already so many years. Meanwhile, Martha and her two kidnappers are on their way down to the fast lane which is only possible when three people are in a car. They hope to get into a better world when they come to the next exit but when they are on the last lane, something attacks them. The Doctor climbs down to the last lane but when he is there a cat nun takes him to the face of Boe. Can they save the people together?

I like this episode because we see the face of Boe again, which is one of my favourite Doctor Who aliens but it's so sad when he dies in the end because he gives his energy to save the people on the motorway. The whole episode reminds me a bit of "New Earth" when the Doctor visited the planet with Rose and I guess that's a way to connect the second and the third series. It's great that the Doctor and Martha sit together and talk about everything at the end of the episode because that changes something in their relationship. Martha is on a good way to become the new companion and the Doctor starts to notice her as something else than a replacement for Rose. A nice episode with a broad range of aliens and a really unusual setting.

22 July 2012

Yesterday I Died (video)

This is a sad Doctor/Rose video and I think it's perfect with the music. It was made by analeian and I hope you like it.

20 July 2012

Memories of you

I was finally inspired to do a Doctor Who wallpaper again. This one features the Tenth Doctor and Rose and is called "Memories of you". I hope you like it.

18 July 2012

Quotes from "The Eleventh Hour"

Today I have some quotes from the first episode of series five for you with a brand new Doctor.

The Doctor: Look at that.
Amelia: Are you okay?
The Doctor: Just had a fall. All the way down there, right to the library. Hell of a climb back up.
Amelia: You're soaking wet.
The Doctor: I was in the swimming pool.
Amelia: You said you were in the library.
The Doctor: So was the swimming pool.

Amelia: Who are you?
The Doctor: I don't know yet. I'm still cooking.

The Doctor: I'm the Doctor. Do everything I tell you. Don't ask stupid questions. And don't wander off.

The Doctor: Ah, you see. Beans. (tries them) Beans are evil. Bad, bad beans.

The Doctor: What's your name?
Amelia: Amelia Pond.
The Doctor: Oh, that's a brilliant name. Amelia Pond. Like a name in a fairy tale. Are we in Scotland, Amelia?
Amelia: No. I had to move to England. It's rubbish.

The Doctor: You know when grown-ups tell you everything's going to be fine and you think they're probably lying to make you feel better?
Amelia: Yes.
The Doctor: Everything's going to be fine.

The Doctor: Why does no-one ever listen to me? Do I just have a face that nobody listens to... again?

Amy: Will that door hold it?
The Doctor: Oh, yeah, yeah. Of course. It's an interdimensional multi-form from outer space. They're all terrified of wood.

The Doctor: You're Amelia!
Amy: You're late.
The Doctor: Amelia Pond, you're the little girl!
Amy: I'm Amelia, and you're late.
The Doctor: What happened?
Amy: Twelve years.
The Doctor: You hit me with a cricket bat.
Amy: Twelve years!
The Doctor: A cricket bat!
Amy: Twelve years and four psychiatrists.
The Doctor: Four?
Amy: I kept biting them.
The Doctor: Why?
Amy: They said you weren't real.

The Doctor: And what sort of job's a kiss-o-gram?
Amy: I go to parties and I kiss people. With outfits. It's a laugh!
The Doctor: You were a little girl five minutes ago.
Amy: You're worse than my aunt!
The Doctor: I'm the Doctor. I'm worse than everybody's aunt.

The Doctor: And the final score is no TARDIS, no screwdriver, two minutes to spare. Who da man?!? (everyone stares) Oh, I'm never saying that again.

Amy: Where are you going?
The Doctor: The roof. No, hang on.
Amy: What's in here?
The Doctor: I'm saving the world. I need a decent shirt. To hell with the raggedy. Time to put on a show.

The Doctor: The Doctor will see you now!
Atraxi: You are not of this world.
The Doctor: No but I've put a lot of work into it.

Atraxi: Is this world important?
The Doctor: Important? What that's mean, important? Six billion people live here, is that important? Here's a better question: is this world a threat to the Atraxi? Oh come on, you're monitoring the whole planet! Is this world a threat?
Atraxi: No.
The Doctor: Are the people of this world guilty of any crime by the laws of the Atraxi?
Atraxi: No.
The Doctor: Okay. One more, just one: is this world protected? 'Cause you're not the first one to attack it. Oh, they've been so many. And what you've got to ask is, what happened to them? (the Atraxi review their files of the Doctor's past) Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically, run.

Amy: You came back.
The Doctor: Of course I came back. I always come back. There's nothing wrong with that.
Amy: But you kept the clothes.
The Doctor: Well, I just saved the world. The whole planet, for about the millionth time. No charge. Yeah, shoot me. I kept the clothes.
Amy: Including the bow tie.
The Doctor: Yeah, it's cool. Bow ties are cool.

The Doctor: Amy Pond. The girl who waited. You waited long enough.
Amy: When I was a kid, you said there was a swimming pool. And a library, and the swimming pool was in the library.
The Doctor: Yeah, not sure where it's got to now. It'll turn up. So, coming?
Amy: No.
The Doctor: You wanted to come 14 years ago.
Amy: I grew up.
The Doctor: Don't worry. I'll soon fix that.

The Doctor: So, you okay, then? 'Cause this place, sometimes it can make people feel a bit, you know.
Amy: I'm fine. Fine. It's just... there's a whole world in here, just like you said. It's all true. I thought, well, I was starting to think that maybe you were just, like, a madman with a box.
The Doctor: Amy Pond, there's something you better understand about me, 'cause it's important and, one day, your life may depend on it: I am definitely a madman with a box.

16 July 2012

Series 3 Episode 2: The Shakespeare Code

Summary:
The Doctor has promised Martha one trip in the Tardis and so he takes her back in time to London during the Elizabethan time. Martha can't believe that she's really in the past and that she's able to see one of William Shakespeare's plays in the Globe Theatre. Soon she is able to meet him in person but he's quite different than she imagined him to be. When people around Shakespeare start to die, the Doctor wonders if this has something to do with an alien threat. They encounter creatures that look like witches who are able to influence Shakespeare, so he writes a different ending to his play than intended. When the actors come to the end of his play the gate to a different dimension starts to open. Can the Doctor close this gate with the help of William Shakespeare?

The fact that the Doctor is a time traveller and that the writers include so many historic characters is quite cool and a thing I really like in this series. I think Shakespeare is brilliantly played here and the aliens that look like witches fit the setting perfectly. When I first saw this episode, I didn't know that they actually filmed in the real Globe Theatre, which is amazing when you think about it. Martha starts to realize how it is when you travel with the Doctor and that he has other motives to take her along than she thought. She's a bit flattered when Shakespeare flirts with her but knows that she isn't the right person for him. I think it's brilliant that a bit of Harry Potter is included into this episode and that they are able to defeat the aliens when Shakespeare shouts "Expelliarmus". That's a nice little storyline inside the episode, which is definitely worth watching.

15 July 2012

The First Question (video)

This is a 50th anniversary trailer of Doctor Who and I think it captures perfectly what Doctor Who is about. It was made by LastWhovian and I hope you like it as much as I do.

11 July 2012

Quotes from "The End of Time (2)"

Now I have quotes from the second part of "The End of Time" for you, which marks the last episode with David Tennant as the Doctor.

The Partisan: This is only the furthest edge of the Time War. But at its heart, millions die every second, lost in bloodlust and insanity, with time itself resurrecting them, to find new ways of dying over and over again. A travesty of life. Isn't it better to end it at last?
Lord President: Thank you for your opinion (disintegrates her) I will not die!

The Master: Tell me, where's your TARDIS?
The Doctor: You could be so wonderful.
The Master: Where is it?
The Doctor: You're a genius. You're stone-cold brilliant, you are. I swear, you really are. But you could be so much more. You could be beautiful. With a mind like that, we could travel the stars. It would be my honor. 'Cause you don't need to own the universe, just see it. To have the privilege of seeing the whole of time and space... that's ownership enough.
The Master: Will it stop then? The noise in my head?
The Doctor: I can help.
The Master: Don't know what I'd be without that noise.
The Doctor: I wonder what I'd be, without you.
The Master: Yeah.

The Doctor: The Gate wasn't enough. You're still dying.
The Master: This body was born out of death. All it can do is die.

Wilfred: God bless the cactuses!
The Doctor: That's cacti.
Rossiter: That's racist!

(The Doctor is strapped down to an armature with wheels)
The Doctor: Not the stairs! Not the staaaaaaiiirrrrsss!!! (Bam) Oh! (Bam) Ahhh! (Bam, Bam) Ehhh! (Bam) Worst rescue EVER!!!

Wilfred Mott: I think I'm lost.
The Woman: And yet, you are found.

Wilfred Mott: Eh, you don't wanna listen to an old man's tales, do you?
The Doctor: I'm older than you.
Wilfred Mott: Get away.
The Doctor: I'm 906.
Wilfred Mott: Oh, really though?
The Doctor: Yeah.
Wilfred Mott: Nine hundred years. We must look like insects to you.
The Doctor: I think you look like giants.

The Doctor: I'd be proud.
Wilfred Mott: Of what?
The Doctor: If you were my dad.

The Doctor: It's not like I'm an innocent. I've taken lives. I got worse, I got clever. Manipulated people into taking their own. Sometimes I think the Time Lord lives too long.

Wilfred Mott: But you said your people were dead, past tense.
The Doctor: Inside the Time War, and the whole war was time-locked. Like sealed inside a bubble. It's... it's not a bubble, but just think of a bubble. Nothing can get in or get out of the time bubble. But you see, nothing can get in or get out except something that was already there.
Wilfred Mott: The signal. Since he was a kid.
The Doctor: If they can follow the signal, they can escape before they die.
Wilfred Mott: Well, then, big reunion! We'll have a party!
The Doctor: There will be no party.
Wilfred Mott: But I've heard you talk about your people like they're wonderful.
The Doctor: That's how I choose to remember them, the Time Lords of old, but then they went to war. An endless war, and it changed them right to the core. You've seen my enemies, Wilf. The Time Lords are more dangerous than any of them.

Addams: This is my ship, and you're not moving it. Step away from the wheel!
The Doctor: There's an old Earth saying, Captain. A phrase of great power and wisdom. A consolation to the soul, in times of need.
Addams: What's that, then?
The Doctor: Allons-y!!

The Master: But, this is fantastic isn't it? The Time Lords restored!
The Doctor: You weren't there, in the final days of the war. You never saw what was born. That if the time lock's broken, then everything is coming through. Not just the Daleks but the Skaro Degradations. The Horde of Travesties. The Nightmare Child. The Could-Have-Been King with his army of Mean-Whiles and Never-Weres. The war turned into Hell. And that's what you opened right above the Earth. Hell is descending.
The Master: My kind of world.

Lord President: We will initiate the final sanction; the end of time will come... at my hand. The rupture will continue until it rips the time vortex apart!
The Master: That's suicide.
Lord President: We will ascend, to become creatures of consciousness alone. Free of these bodies, free of time, and cause and effect, while creation itself ceases to be.
The Doctor: You see now? That's what they were planning, in the final days of the war... I had to stop them.

Mickey Smith: I told you to stay behind!
Martha Smith-Jones: Well, it looked like you needed help. Besides, you're the one who persuaded me to go freelance.
Mickey Smith: Yeah, but, we're being fired at by a Sontaran. A dumpling with a gun. This is no place for a married woman.
Martha Smith-Jones: Well then, you shouldn't have married me.

Captain Jack Harkness: So, Alonso, going my way?
Midshipman Frame: How do you know my name?
Captain Jack Harkness: I'm kinda psychic.
Midshipman Frame: Really? Know what I'm thinking right now?
Captain Jack Harkness: Oh yeah.

Nerys: You made me wear peach.
Donna Noble: That's 'cause you are a peach! Furry skin, stones inside, going off...

Ood Sigma: This song is ending, but the story never ends.

(The Doctor has just regenerated for the tenth time)
The Eleventh Doctor: (first words) Legs! I’ve still got legs! Good. Arms, hands, ooh, fingers! Lots of fingers! Ears, yes, eyes, two, nose, I’ve had worse, chin...blimey! Hair... I'm a girl! No! No, I'm not a girl. And, and still not ginger! And something else, something important, I'm ...I'm ...I'm... ha! Crashing! Ha-ha-ha! Whoo-hoo-hoo! Geronimo!

09 July 2012

Series 3 Episode 1: Smith and Jones

Summary:
Martha is on her way to work when a strange man appears in front of her and takes off his tie before disappearing again. She comes to the hospital and sees the man again when she is on the ward round with the chief physician but he doesn't recognise her. When she listens to his heartbeat, it sounds like he has two hearts. Shortly after that a strange storm starts around the hospital and the whole building is teleported onto the moon. The Judoon appear in their spaceships and it seems that they are searching for an alien being that is hiding in the hospital. Martha soon finds out that the strange man with the two hearts is an alien as well and tries to help him to save all the people in the hospital before they run out of oxygen. They are able to trick the alien to drink the Doctor's blood and so the Judoon are able to find the shape shifter. The hospital is sent back to earth and the Doctor vanishes. Will Martha see him again?

I think this episode is a great start to the third series of Doctor Who and a great introduction for Martha. She is so different than Rose but nonetheless a great companion for the Doctor although he doesn't appreciate that at the beginning. The special effect are amazing especially when you look out of the hospital and there is the surface of the moon. It really looks like the whole building was placed onto the moon. The Judoon are a strange alien race in their armour and with their rhino heads. "Smith and Jones" is a funny story with the alien who drinks blood through a straw. The episode has many funny moments and somehow you know that the Doctor will manage to save the people somehow. I like the way how the first minutes of the episode are connected to the last scene when the Doctor shows Martha that he really is a time traveller and he promises her a trip to thank her for her help. Well, we all know that she doesn't get only one trip.

08 July 2012

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - River/Eleven (video)

I found a funny video of River Song and the Eleventh Doctor. It was made by Allumie and I hope you like it too.

Happy Birthday, Eve!

Today is the birthday of Eve Myles, a Welsh actress. We all know Eve best from her role Gwen Cooper in Torchwood and Doctor Who. She also appeared in many other British TV shows and films. Eve was a part of several theatre plays and has done some work for the radio.
Happy Birthday, Eve Myles!

06 July 2012

Dalek wallpaper

I think I haven't posted many monster wallpaper here, so I will start today with one of the Daleks.

04 July 2012

Quotes from "The End of Time (1)"

Today you get some quotes from the first part of "The End of Time" from series 4.

The Narrator: It is said that in the final days of planet Earth, everyone had bad dreams. To the west of the north of that world, the human race did gather in the celebration of the pagan rite to banish the cold and the dark. Each and every one of those people had dreamt of the terrible things to come, but they forgot because they must. They forgot their nightmares of fire and the war and insanity. They forgot... except for one.

The Doctor: I'm going to die.
Wilfred Mott: Well, so am I one day.
The Doctor: Don't you dare.
Wilfred Mott: All right, I'll try not to.

The Doctor: I can still die, if I'm killed before regeneration, then I'm dead. Even then, even if I change it feels like dying. Everything I am dies. Some new man goes sauntering away. And I'm dead.

The Narrator: And so it came to pass that the players took their final places. Making ready the events that were to come. The madman sat in his empire of dust and ashes, little knowing of the glory he would achieve. While his savior looked upon the wilderness in the hope of changing his inevitable fate. Far away, the idiots and fools dreamt of a shining new future, a future now doomed to never happen. As Earth rolled onwards into the night, the people of that world did sleep... and shiver, somehow knowing that dawn would bring only one thing. The final day.

The Master: I had estates. Do you remember my father's land back home? Pastures of red grass, stretching far across the slopes of Mount Perdition. We used to run across those fields all days, calling up at the sky.

The Doctor: You can't come with me.
Wilfred Mott: Well, you're not leaving me with her.
Sylvia Noble: Dad!
The Doctor: Fair enough.

The Doctor: (about the TARDIS) Ah. Right. Yes. Bigger on the inside. Do you like it?
Wilfred Mott: I thought it'd be cleaner.
The Doctor: Cleaner? I can take you back home right now.
Wilfred Mott: Listen, Doctor. If this is a time machine, that man you're chasing, why can't you just pop back to yesterday and catch him?
The Doctor: I can't go back inside my own timeline. I have to stay relative to the Master within the causal nexus. Understand?
Wilfred Mott: Not a word.
The Doctor: Welcome aboard.
Wilfred Mott: Thank you.

The Master: I like you.
Joshua Naismith: Thank you.
The Master: You taste great.

(after transforming every human on Earth into himself)
The Master: The human race was always your favorite, Doctor. But now, there is no more. There is only... the Master race!

The Narrator: And so it came to pass, on Christmas Day, that the human race did cease to exist. But even then, the Master had no concept of his greater role in events for this was far more than humanity's end. This day was the day upon which the whole of creation would change forever. This was the day the Time Lords returned. For Gallifrey!
Time Lords: For Gallifrey!
The Narrator: For victory!
Time Lords: For victory!
The Narrator: For the end of time itself!
Time Lords: For the end of time itself!

02 July 2012

Christmas Special: The Runaway Bride

Summary:
The Doctor has just lost Rose but suddenly a bride appears in his Tardis and he doesn't know how she got there. Donna finds out soon, that the Doctor is an alien and demands that he brings her back to her wedding. They land in London but nowhere near the church and Donna takes a taxi to get there. The Doctor sees that the taxi is driven by a robot Santa, which he knows from last Christmas and knows that Donna is in great danger. He saves her from the taxi and gives her a bio damper, so nobody is able to find her. The Doctor brings Donna to her reception but soon the robot Santas appear again and he finds out that she has huon particles in her, which also brought her into the Tardis. Donna and Lance accompany the Doctor to their working place and the find a secret passage that was build by Torchwood. Under London's flood barrier they find a hole and come in contact with the Racnoss. Lance works for the aliens and he was the one who gave Donna the huon particles. What do the Racnoss want and can the Doctor save himself and Donna?

Donna is just the perfect person for the Doctor to meet after he has lost Rose. She is feisty and a mystery to him and that is exactly what he needed. You feel a bit sorry for Donna because the guy she wants to marry doesn't love her and has used her as a key for the aliens but she is a person who will get over this. It's just not her thing to live in the past and even if she's a bit dumb from time to time she often hits the nail on the head with what she's saying. The Doctor needs people like Donna to tell him when he has to stop, people who say it's enough when he fights someone. The spaceship of the Racnoss is perfect for Christmas because it looks like a star and supports the Christmas feeling a bit. I think it's quite cute when the Doctor lets it snow for Donna just to let her feel a bit more Christmassy. It's an interesting idea that a Racnoss ship is the core of earth and that earth only exists because of this ship. In this episode we also get the first hint about Harold Saxon, who will play a big role in series 3.

01 July 2012

She knows (video)

I have a beautiful Doctor/Rose video for you today, which is a bit sad as well. It was made by Liisakee and has the title "She knows".