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.

22 September 2012

Happy Birthday, Billie!


Today is Billie Piper's birthday. She started her career as a singer and then changed to acting. We know her best as Rose Tyler on Doctor Who but she also had roles in other TV series and a couple of films.
Happy Birthday, Billie!

21 September 2012

19 September 2012

Quotes from "Vincent and the Doctor"

Vincent: It seems to me there's so much more to the world then the average eye is allowed to see. I believe, if you look hard, there are more wonders in this universe then you could ever have dreamed of.
The Doctor: You don't have to tell me.

Amy: I'm sorry you're so sad.
Vincent: I'm not. These moods torment me for weeks, for months, but I'm good now. If Amy Pond can soldier on, then so can Vincent Van Gogh.
Amy: I'm not "soldiering on." I'm fine.
Vincent: Oh, Amy. I hear the song of your sadness. You've lost someone, I think.
Amy: I'm not sad.
Vincent: Then why are you crying? It's all right. I understand.
Amy: I'm not sure I do.

Amy: You do have a plan, don't you?
The Doctor: No, I have a thing. It's like a plan, but with more greatness.

The Doctor: I remember watching Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. Wow, what a whinger! I kept saying to him "Look, if you're scared of heights, you shouldn't have taken the job then." And Picasso, what a ghastly old goat! I kept telling him, "Concentrate, Pablo. It's one eye, either side of the face."

The Doctor: Is this how time normally passes – really slowly, in the right order? If there's one thing I can't stand, it's an unpunctual alien attack.

Vincent: But you're not armed.
The Doctor: I am.
Vincent: What with?
The Doctor: Overconfidence, this, and a small screwdriver. I'm absolutely sorted.

The Doctor: Amy, only one thought. One simple instruction: Don't follow me under any circumstances.
Amy: I won't
(the Doctor enters the church)
Vincent: Will you follow him?
Amy: Of course.
Vincent: I love you.

Vincent: Hold my hand, Doctor. Try to see what I see. We're so lucky we're still alive to see this beautiful world. Look at the sky. It's not dark and black, without character. The black is in fact deep blue. And over there, lighter blue. And blue and through the blueness and the blackness, the wind swirling through the air. And then shining, burning, bursting through through the stars. And you see how they throw their light. Everywhere we look, complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes.
The Doctor: I've seen many things, my friend, but you're right. Nothing... quite as wonderful as the things you see.

Vincent: (seeing the TARDIS interior) How come I'm the crazy one, and you two have stayed both sane?

The Doctor: Between you and me, in a hundred words, where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?
Dr. Black: Well... um... big question, but, to me Van Gogh is the finest painter in the world. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved, his command of color most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world's greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.

Amy: We didn't make a difference at all.
The Doctor: I wouldn't say that. The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. Hey. (hugs her) The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.

17 September 2012

Series 7 Episode 3: A Town Called Mercy

Summary:
The Doctor, Amy and Rory land in a western town with a border around it. The first unsettling thing they encounter is electric lamps and then there is an alien doctor who is hunted by the Gunslinger. The marshal and the people of the town won't give the alien doctor to the Gunslinger and therefore they are trapped in their town. When the Doctor hears this story he decides to evacuate everyone in his Tardis but for that he has to ride out of town. On his way, he finds the ship of the other doctor and soon finds out that he isn't as good as he thought. He was one of the people who built the Gunslinger, who's a cyborg and now wants revenge. Amy can convince the Doctor that he can't be the judge of the other alien and then it comes to a showdown at noon with a surprising ending.

This was another great episode with many funny moments. I loved the part when the Doctor said he could speak horse and the horse wanted to be called Susan. These lines are just brilliant and hey the Doctor was allowed to wear a Stetson again. Ben Browder looked so different in this episode than in Stargate but I liked his character as well. It seems that some time has passed between the dinosaurs and this episode because the Doctor shows some of his ruthless signs he always does when he travels alone for too long. That's a thing that doesn't change with the regenerations. The costumes and make-up, especially for the Gunslinger, were brilliant again and everything really added up to this western feel, although the episode was filmed in Spain. The story was not as complex as some other stories but I didn't mind because in between you need some episodes with a calmer pace and straight forward story telling. I really love the new series so far.
You can watch the episode online here

16 September 2012

12 September 2012

Quotes from "Cold Blood"

Eldane: This is the story of our planet. Earth. Of the day a thousand years past when we came to share it with the race known as humanity. It is the story of the Doctor, who helped our races find common ground, and the terrible losses he suffered. It is the story of our past, and must never be forgotten.

Amy: Okay, sorry. As rescues go, it didn't live up to it's potential.
The Doctor: I'm glad you're okay.
Amy: Me too!

Restac: Do you understand who we are?
Rory: Sort of. A bit. Not really.

Rory: Amy, I thought I'd lost you.
Amy: What, 'cause I got sucked into the Earth? You're so clingy.

The Doctor: There are fixed points through time where things must always stay the way they are. This is not one of them. This is an opportunity. A temporal tipping point. Whatever happens today will change future events. Create its own time line, its own reality. The future pivots around you, here, now. So do good. For humanity, and for Earth.
Amy: Right. No pressure there, then.

The Doctor: Okay. Bringing things to order. The first meeting of representatives of the human race and homo reptilia is now in session. Ha! Never said that before. That's fab. Carry on.

Elliot: But where are we?
Mo: Well, I've got to be honest with you, son. We're in the centre of the Earth and there are lizard men.

Amy: You'll end up killing your own people.
Eldane: Only those foolish enough to follow Restac.
The Doctor: Eldane, are you sure about this?
Eldane: My priority is my race's survival. The Earth isn't ready for us to return yet.
The Doctor: No.
Amy: Ten minutes, Doctor.
The Doctor: But maybe it should be.

10 September 2012

Series 7 Episode 2: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Summary:
A spaceship is on it's course to Earth and the Doctor tries to find out how he can stop it. For this mission he brings a whole gang with him including Queen Nefertiti and Ridell. He also picks up the Ponds including Rory's Dad who has to warm up to the thought that he is on a spaceship. They soon find out that the spaceship is carrying dinosaurs and that it was an arch of the Silurians who are gone now. The Doctor is brought to Solomon who boarded the ship and wants to sell the dinosaurs. He also was the one who killed all the Silurians on board. Can the Doctor save the dinosaurs and everyone else before the ship is destroyed by missiles from Earth?

What an amazing episode. I love the idea of dinosaurs and it's cool to see that the Doctor has some new temporal companions not only the Ponds. It was a cool idea to include Rory's Dad as well, which leads to a new dynamic of the episode. I loved the bad guy as well. The episode had exciting, funny but also sad moments and maybe the Ponds will here a bit more from the Doctor now. A really great episode and I hope there will be more of this kind.
You can watch the episode here.

05 September 2012

Quotes from "The Hungry Earth"

The Doctor: Oh, look, a big mining thing. Oh, I love a big mining thing. See? Way better than Rio. Rio doesn't have a big mining thing.

The Doctor: "Restricted access. No unauthorised personnel." Hmmm. (opens the gate with the sonic screwdriver)
Amy: That is breaking and entering!
The Doctor: What did I break? Sonic-ing and entering; totally different.

The Doctor: What are those?
Ambrose: Like you say, every little helps.
The Doctor: No, no weapons. It's not the way I do things.
Ambrose: Well, you said we're supposed to be defending ourselves.
The Doctor: Oh, Ambrose, you're better than this. I'm asking nicely. Put them away.

The Doctor: Lovely place to grow up, round here.
Elliot: I suppose. I'm going to live in the city one day. Soon as I'm old enough, I'll be off.
The Doctor: It was the same where I grew up.
Elliot: Did you get away?
The Doctor: Yeah.
Elliot: Do you ever miss it?
The Doctor: So much.

Elliot: Have you met monsters before?
The Doctor: Yeah.
Elliot: Are you scared of them?
The Doctor: No. They're scared of me.

Ambrose: (trying to open a church door) I can't open it. It keeps sticking, the wood's warped.
The Doctor: Any time you want to help!
Rory: Can't you sonic it?
The Doctor: It doesn't do wood.
Rory: It doesn't do wood? That is rubbish!
The Doctor: Oi, don't diss the sonic!

Alaya: You had to come and see me.
Rory: We are going to keep you safe.
Ambrose: Your tribe are going to give us back our people, in exchange for you.
Alaya: No. Shall I tell you what's really going to happen, apes? One of you will kill me. My death shall ignite a war, and every stinking ape shall be wiped from the surface of my beloved planet.
Tony Mack: We won't allow that to happen.
Alaya: I know apes better than you know yourselves. I know which one of you will kill me. Do you?

Nasreen Chaudhry: This is like every day to you.
The Doctor: Not every day. Every other day.

04 September 2012

Happy Birthday, Kai!

Today is the birthday of Kai Owen, an actor who plays Rhys Williams in Torchwood. He's a Welsh actor and he appeared on screen but also on theatre stages. You can hear him in different radio plays and on audiobooks as well.
Happy Birthday, Kai Owen!

03 September 2012

Series 7 Episode 1: Asylum of the Daleks

Summary:
The Doctor is called to Skaro but it's a trap and he's taken prisoner by the Daleks. The same thing happens to Amy and Rory and soon all three are together on a spaceship. They are facing the council of the Daleks who send them down into the Asylum, which is like a prison for all the mad Daleks. Down there they find Oswin, who helps them to avoid the Daleks who want to kill them but why does Oswin do this? She crashed on the planet a year ago and the Doctor wonders why she is still human and not a Dalek puppet. While they try to drop the force field so the planet can be destroyed, Amy slowly turns into a Dalek as well. Is the Doctor still able to save everyone or will he perish with the Asylum?

The first episode of series 7 and it was amazing. I didn't expect it to be that good and I surely didn't expect to see Jenna-Lousie Coleman in it who will become the new companion of the Doctor later in the series. I wonder how they will resolve this problem with her being a Dalek who has been destroyed now. Maybe it's her past version who will be travelling with the Doctor. Oh, I don't know and I don't want to speculate about it right now. I thought it was so sad to see Amy and Rory sign the divorce in the first couple of minutes of the episode but you  already knew of their problem when you've watched "Pond Life". Well, I'm happy they are back together. It's kind of cool that the Daleks have forgotten the Doctor now, I definitely wouldn't have expected that. I'm still a bit flashed from the first episode and I'm so looking forward to the next one.
You can watch the episode online here.

01 September 2012

Happy Birthday, Burn!

Today's the birthday of Burn Gorman whom we all know from his role as Owen Harper in Torchwood.
Burn is an American-born English actor who has played many roles in different TV shows and films but he could be seen in musicals as well.
Happy Birthday, Burn Gorman!