30 December 2013

Christmas Special: The Time of the Doctor

Clara phones the Doctor because she needs a date for her family Christmas dinner. When he's finally there, Clara asks him to help her with the turkey and they go off in the Tardis. The Doctor is interested in a planet from which a signal is sent through the whole universe and all the foes of the Doctor are there. His old friend Tasha Lem brings him and Clara down onto the planet and they arrive in a town called Christmas. They soon find out, that the signal comes from the Time Lords and the Doctor only has to speak his name and they would come back. The only thing is, that he can't bring them back because the planet the Doctor is on is Trenzalore and the Time War would break out again. The Doctor sends Clara away to keep her save and guards the planet for centuries. When his end is near, Tasha brings Clara back and she begs the Time Lords to help the Doctor. Will they do what she's asking for?

This was another brilliant Doctor Who Christmas episode and I liked how Steven Moffat explained so many loose story ends concerning the silence, the Time Lords and the crack in the wall. Although this episode has many funny moments like the one with the turkey or when the Doctor suddenly has no hair anymore but it's also very sad. For me it had a sad touch all the time because it's the last episode of the Eleventh Doctor and it kind of broke your heart to see him age like this. The Doctor gave us the explanation about his regenerations and that he doesn't have one left, so this is his last face. Luckily Clara's speech meant something to the Time Lords and we have still more episodes to come. All in all, this was a great Christmas episode, although some of the ones before were more Christmassy than this one. Really worth to watch.

25 December 2013

Quotes from "Immortal Sins"

Jack: You should save your money, Angelo Colasanto. Next couple of years, earn as much as you can. Save it all up. Because you're going to need it, bad times ahead.
Angelo Colasanto: Why? What's going to happen?
Jack: Oh. So many things. Don't worry, it gets better. Then it gets worse again.
Angelo Colasanto: You talk funny.
Jack: I'm a very funny man.

Jack: What are you looking for? I mean, in America.
Angelo Colasanto: Speed. Change. New things. People moving so fast they're not looking at me, so I can move faster on my own. Faster than anyone.
Jack: Spoken like a true American.

Angelo Colasanto: Where are you from? American visa, British passport.
Jack: A magical island called Torchwood.
Angelo Colasanto: What does that mean? You keep saying things that don't make sense.
Jack: You'll learn to love it. Makes me more interesting.

Jack: Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. So many times. And that's just today. It's been about, oh, 700 years since my last confession. Where do I start? How about the triplets? Or the naked circus? Or that Sapphic leapfrog jamboree?

Young Priest: The Volstead Act makes an exception for sacramental wine. And the brothers upstate produce more than we can use.
Jack: The extra income feeds a lot of widows and orphans, I'm sure.
Young Priest: Yes. We're doing this entirely for charity. Every last cent.
Angelo Colasanto: It's not very good.
Jack: It's the blood of Christ, Angelo. I'm sure it's good enough.

Gwen: I don't remember. Just east.
Jack: Did they say get on the Ten going east? Or on the eastbound 10 Freeway? Or what? If they said highway, they could be from back east. If their grammar was wrong, it could mean that English is not their first language.
Gwen: I didn't notice anything wrong with it.
Jack: You're Welsh, you wouldn't notice if the vowels were missing.
Gwen: Button it!

Gwen: That's what I'm saying, have you got what I'm saying to you, Jack? What I'm saying is "no more." Because I know exactly what you're thinking, Jack Harkness. I know it. "She won't do this, not really. Not my Gwen. Oh Gwen, she can't hurt me. Gwen loves me, she'd never hand me in." Well this is about my daughter, and I swear, for her sake, I will see you killed like a dog right in front of me if it means her back in my arms. Understood?
Jack: Understood. And let me tell you, now that I'm mortal, I'm going to hang on to this with everything that I've got. I love you, Gwen Cooper, but I will rip your skin from your skull before I let you take this away from me. Understood?

Angelo Colasanto: Besides, I always hoped... if God is love, maybe He loves me, too.
Jack: That's blasphemy.
Angelo Colasanto: That's Christianity.

Jack: It's a species of brain spawn treated as vermin on more than one hundred and fifty planets that I know of. And valued as dinner one other. they taste like oysters.
Angelo Colasanto: You did not.
Jack: I had to be polite.

Jack: I came back, Angelo. I came back for you. Believe me, I have never done that before. I--I even got us that same old room.
Angelo Colasanto: You came back for me?
Jack: Yes. Yes I did. You don't know whether to hit me or to kiss me, do you? Come on, you can try both. 

Gwen: What's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen? Not just on Earth.
Jack: I'm not doing this, I'm not giving final speeches.
Gwen: Understand me, anywhere in the universe.
Jack: I saw a firebird once. A tiny little thing, even smaller than a humming bird. Literally made of fire. It only lives for a minute. It blazes different colors. It sings. It gets so bright you have to close your eyes. And when you open them, it's gone. But the image stays behind your eyelids for longer than it was alive.

24 December 2013

50th Special: The Day of the Doctor

It's the last day of the Time War and everything seems to be lost. The War Doctor steals a deadly weapon and tries to destroy Gallifrey but the weapon has a conciousness and shows him his future. This brings him together with his Tenth and Eleventh incarnation who are trying to save Earth from the Zygons. During the time of Elizabeth the First, the Zygons enter paintings that are like stasis cubes and so they have time to wait until Earth is more advanced. Elizabeth helps the Doctors to get back into the present and there they are confronted with two versions of Kate Stewart. The real one would destroy Earth to save all the other people from the Zygons but the Doctors wipe their memory so nobody knows who's a Zygon and who isn't. The War Doctor has seen enough and is willing to destroy Gallifrey for the future he has seen but this time he is joined by two of his other incarnations. Will they do it again or will the Doctors change their own past?

What came into my mind when I first watched this episode was "wow". It was just totally brilliant and I loved it. I still love it after watching it a second and a third time. You still pick up so many details that you haven't seen on the first go. I don't want to say too much because there are probably still some people out there who haven't seen the episode yet. The little nods to the past of Doctor Who were lovely and I liked Billie Pipers role a lot even if she didn't come back as expected. There were so many funny moments between the Doctors and I loved the scenes with the fez. It made me smile. The ending was just totally amazing and I wouldn't have expected that. This was truly a celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who and I'm looking forward to the next 50 years.

18 December 2013

Quotes from "The Middle Men"

Zheng Yibao: I asked my uncle what happened. He told me to never to question a miracle. You may not like what you find.

Rex: My name is Rex Matheson. I'm with the CIA. I'm on an operation inside the San Pedro Overflow. No, strike that. I'm not with the CIA or any U.S. government authority. I'm with Torchwood.

Ralph: We murdered her.
Maloney: No, no. The modules were designed to kill. Therefore death within this compound is legal.
Ralph: How does that work?
Maloney: Because I say so.

Gwen: They built a concentration camp here in Britain today and you--you, you are one of the staff.
Dr. Patel: The entire healthcare system is about to collapse. What else am I supposed to do?
Gwen: You say no. You say no, that's what you do. For the love of God, you say no.
Dr. Patel: I can't.
Gwen: Don't you dare. Don't you dare. Don't you dare look at me and tell me you're obeying orders. Don't you bloody dare. Oh, one more thing. Don't call yourself a doctor, not anymore. Shame on you.

Jack: Your name is Janet Rae Tanner. You're 27 years old, 5'9", 119 lbs. The youngest daughter of Gerald and Elaine Tanner of Nantucket, Massachusetts. You moved to California to attend college where you earned a bachelor's degree in art history. You currently reside in a Westwood apartment. You go to the gym three times a week. And you drive your hybrid downtown every day to an administrative assistant position at Phicorp Industries.
Janet: And you're some creepy stalker dude last seen on America's Most Wanted.
Jack: I may be wanted, but it's not what you think.

Hat Check Boy: Love the vintage coat.
Jack: Thanks. Maybe the three of us should have a drink sometime.
Hat Check Boy: The three of us?
Jack: You, me, and the coat.

Gwen: Where the hell were you?
Rhys: I was on time, only this officious bastard held me up.
Gwen: Well, why didn't you just run him over or something?
Rhys: I'm not the run-over type and you know that.

11 December 2013

Quotes from "The Categories of Life"

Gwen: Yvonne Pallister.
Rhys: Yes indeed, madam. I'm your driver. Might I ask, is there any luggage to pick up?
Gwen: No. The only thing you'll be picking up is me.
Rhys: That'll be a pleasure.
Gwen: I don't think I like the tone of your voice.
Rhys: And what are you going to do about it?
Gwen: Many things. (kisses him)

Gwen: Who's with Anwen?
Rhys: No one. I left her with petrol and a cigarette lighter.

PC Andy: It might be chaos but at least it works.
Gwen: Andy, don't be so thick.
PC Andy: Well, it's nice to have you back.

Gwen: I need to move a patient. It's urgent.
Guard: Then you really need to speak to one of the care workers over there. They can tell you how to process your claim.
Gwen: It's not a claim. I haven't bumped my car. We're talking about my father.

Gwen: Bloody categories. All the things I fought with Torchwood and what stops me? Red tape.
Rhys: We'll find another way, Gwen.
Gwen: Yes, and I'll tell you what it is. We're gonna break in here, we're going to find my father, and we're going to get him out. Tonight.

Vera: So this name, Torchwood. You're like investigators?
Jack: More like freedom fighters.
Vera: That makes you sound like terrorists.

Rex: Look, Torchwood's gone, okay? It's just a name these days. Just kind of works as a codeword to connect us, that's all.
Vera: So am I Torchwood now?
Jack: Welcome aboard.
Vera: Not sure if that's good or bad.

Jack: All I get is a kiss?
Esther: You look after yourself. You're unique. You're Category Jack. So don't you go getting into trouble. 

Colin Maloney: Ah, look at you. You're thin as a twig. Bet you'd snap easily.
Vera: I'm getting there, yeah.

Colin Maloney: This is my first tour but I think we might get some important people wanting to visit, you know?
Dr. Vera Juarez: Hmm.
Colin Maloney: I've got a line on Hilary I'm feeling really good about.
Dr. Vera Juarez: Hilary Clinton?
Colin Maloney: Nah, Hilary Duff.

04 December 2013

Quotes from "Escape to L.A."

Gwen: Wow, look at the horizon. We've reached the edge of America.
Jack: It's been decades since I've seen the Pacific. Must be about 70 years.
Esther: Are you kidding me, you say things like that?
Jack: Oh-ho-ho. I wonder.

Landlord: I don't suppose it's any good asking who you are.
Jack: We're traveling circus folk.
Rex: Yeah, and he's the clown.
Gwen: I'm the bearded woman but I've shaved.
Jack: Yeah, you missed a bit.

Landlord: By the way, if you get hungry, there's a cafe on the corner that does a guava jalapeno cheese tart that's just fabulous. Laters.
Rex: Fabulous? What is it with you? You make everybody around you gay?
Jack: That's the plan.

Gwen: No, you know what Torchwood's like. It's terrible. I mean, we're living in this... shed thing. And there's no electricity, there's no water, it's dark and cold and damp.
Rhys: I thought it was boiling hot in Los Angeles all year round.
Gwen: Yeah, well, they lied, Rhys, they lied.

Gwen: Anyway, so how's my little girl?
Rhys: Don't call me that, Gwen.
Gwen: You're very funny.

Jack: George Eliot wrote this chapter in Middlemarch. She said that if you take a piece of metal with random scratches written all over and hold a flame up to the metal, the scratches look like they're forming patterns, circling around the light. And that's Oswald. He's blazing away, and patterns are starting to revolve around him and all we have to do is keep watching.

Jilly Kitzinger: Listen, clear the schedule. It is Oswald 24-7 from here on out. Dr. Juarez!
Dr. Vera Juarez: This is disgusting.
Jilly Kitzinger: I know!

Gwen: Who the hell are you?
The Gentleman: Names aren't important right now.
Gwen: Oh, great, he's cryptic.

The Gentleman: It's got to be said Miracle Day has hardly been advantageous for those in my line of work-- the day the killing stopped. But I can't tell you, Jack, how wonderful it is, how truly wonderful it is to meet somebody who's mortal. It's my holy grail.
Gwen: If he's the only one that can die, then it's in your interest to keep him alive.
The Gentleman: That's exactly what I'm doing. Haven't you noticed the absence of killing?

Gwen: He was just about to tell us.
Rex: Thanks? Anybody? Thanks?
Gwen: And you shot him in the throat!
Rex: Well, dead is dead.

Jack: Thanks again for saving my ass yesterday.
Rex: I was saving her ass. You were just gravy.

27 November 2013

Quotes from "Dead of Night"

Rex: We both know I can't "kill" you. But you see, the beauty of this miracle is, if I shoot you just right, maybe you'll live in agony for, who knows how long, maybe a thousand years? Now you think about that. Because I've always wondered what part of the brain is memories, or personality, or... what lets you control your own bladder.

Gwen: And food, everybody is panicked by. So I had to go to the petrol station and all they had was crisps.
Esther: Oh, I think you mean "gas station" and "chips." Crisps are called "chips" over here.
Gwen: Thank you, Mrs. Translation.

Jack: You should be in the hospital.
Gwen: Hey, less of the sympathy. He can keep working, the bastard.
Rex: You're gonna keep just going on and on about your kid, huh? Do you want her here with us? Hmm? Maybe she can go play in that corner where the lead paint chips look, uh, extra tasty.

Gwen: And this lemonade--this lemonade is flat.
Esther: It's lemonade, it's supposed to be flat.
Gwen: What, fizzy fizzy lemonade?
Esther: It's fizzy in the UK and flat in the U.S.
Gwen: Hmm, just about sums it up.

Rex: All right, so we've got a mission. First thing we need to do is steal a new car.
Jack: Uh, hm-mm. So who's giving the orders?
Rex: Okay, Torchwood. What do you say?
Jack: We need to steal a new car.

Rex: There's somebody's dry-cleaning back here. And it's my size. I'm taking these. My clothes are stinking. Ladies, avert your eyes. That includes you, World War II.
Jack: See, these new phones aren't bad. The camera's good quality, too.
Rex: I know you didn't just take a picture of me changing my pants.
Gwen: You're changing your pants?
Esther: Pants mean trousers.

Esther: (seeing Gwen knock out a guard) You've done that before.
Gwen: So many times.

Dr. Murphy: No baby is a mistake.
Dr. Vera Juarez: What hospital are you from?
Dr. Murphy: Providence. Dr. Carey Murphy.
Dr. Vera Juarez: Yeah, I was a Catholic too once. I got better.

Jack: My arm is itching.
Gwen: Poor baby.
Jack: I think it's infected.
Gwen: You know you're worse than Rhys. It's itching because it's healing. Now stop it, Jack.

Jilly Kitzinger: Now we have a very important meeting to go to. So you can get cleaned up on the plane to Dulles.
Oswald: Dulles, why?
Jilly Kitzinger: These are the times that make men, Oswald. So it's your choice. Stay where you are, or stand up tall and stride across the skin of the world. Which is it?

Jack: I'm loving this hangover. I knew mortality would make life more intense. Ow!
Rex: Hey, don't touch my pills. I need that for legitimate pain.
Jack: I need them too.
Rex: You weren't impaled.
Jack: You should have seen the other guy. Oh, that face. Rex doesn't like his jokes too gay.
Rex: No, Rex doesn't like men in their 40s acting like they're 20.
Gwen: Oh, we've got a winner. Now hush.

24 November 2013

The Day of the Doctor

The 50th anniversary special was so amazing that I had to watch it a second time right after the live screening. Here are just my first thoughts because I guess I have to watch the episode again to write a proper review.
The dynamic between the different Doctors was brilliant and the episode had some surprise appearances as well. There were some nods to classic Doctor Who as well which I really liked, although I haven't seen lots of these Doctors.
I can't say much more than that I totally loved the episode.

What about you?

Don't get too close, it's dark inside

This video of a darker Doctor is from Liisakee.

20 November 2013

Quotes from "Rendition"

Gwen: They can't do this! I'm a British citizen on British soil.
Rhys: Yeah? Well, you've been too busy watching aliens. The fact is the Americans have been getting away with this for years.
Rex: Hey hey hey hey, what is that supposed to be? Criticism? What are you gonna do, write your MP? 

Rex: No no no. This operation is mine. I thought of it. It's my idea, my execution.
Lyn Peterfield: You want to piss on the plane? Make that yours too?

Gwen: How's that cut on your arm?
Jack: I'll survive. I'm mortal, not dying. Well, technically I guess I am dying, but slowly.

Gwen: This thing that's happening to the world, this miracle. It must have something to do with you.
Jack: Great, so it's my fault.
Gwen: Can't be a coincidence, Jack.
Rhys: Of course it's not coincidence. Doesn't mean to say it's his fault.
Jack: Rhys, are you defending me?
Rhys: Well, actually it all got switched, didn't it? Nothing to do with Jack if the wires got crossed. Everything mortal becomes immortal. so everything immortal becomes mortal. See? I can be useful.

Rex: It's, uh, Danny, right? Now, listen, I'm not gay, but, uh, I'll let you feel me up if you go get me a vodka.
Danny: Oh, I'm not gay either.
Rex: All right then, well, I'll let you feel her up if you get me a vodka.

Gwen: I started to think it'd be like some kind of fairy tale. It'd be an old woman and you'd just turn up out of the blue, visit my granddaughter. I'd be ancient and you'd be exactly the same. Where did you go, Jack?
Jack: A long way away.
Gwen: And did it help?

(examining Jack's vortex manipulator) 
Rex: Hey, lovebirds. Let me ask you a question. What the hell is this thing? Huh? All it does is go bleep.
Jack: So give it back to me.
Rex: Yeah, I'm sure you'd like that. What does it do, measure how mortal you are?
Jack: Still don't believe me?
Rex: Please.
Jack: The whole world can't die, but I'm the one who's being ridiculous.

Rex: Dr. Juarez, it's your favorite patient here and you have something that I want.
Dr. Vera Juarez: You sound like my ex-husband.
Rex: Really? So does he call wanting drugs and sex?
Dr. Vera Juarez: Yes.
Rex: Good man. But for now I'll just settle for the drugs.

Jack: Hey, can we have something to drink?
Danny: I am not allowed to talk to you.
Jack: Give it to us silently.
Danny: I am not allowed to talk to you.
Lyn Peterfield: They can have water. It's okay, I can supervise it.
Jack: Water? I'm American, too. Can't I contribute to our global cultural hegemony with a nice frosty cola? 

Jilly Kitzinger: I'm needed in Washington. You hold onto my card, sir. Cause there's a reason the churches are empty. People don't want to hear about Heaven. They'd rather hear from a man who has gazed into Hell itself, and that's you. And frankly I think if the Devil himself were to walk this earth, he'd need representation.
Oswald: If the Devil himself walked this earth, he'd surely be working in PR.

Gwen: You went to supervise him, that's what you said. Supervise. Who needs supervising pouring a drink? What did you supervise, exactly?
Lyn Peterfield: So now you're accusing anyone.
Gwen: It's either you or the big gay steward. So that means only you.
Danny: I'm not gay.

Rex: This is the mortal man, the one I was telling you about. Seriously, I think this man can die.
Jack: Now you believe me.
Rex: You shut up.

Danny: Be careful, its my good tie.
Gwen: You're definitely not gay.
Danny: It was one time, okay?

Gwen: That was your last chance.
Lyn Peterfield: Yeah? What are you going to do about it? If you're the best England has to offer, God help you.
Gwen: I'm Welsh. (punches her unconscious)

Rex: Hey, uh, I just remembered, there's one final piece of legislation necessary to make this a full and proper rendition. And according to recent amendments to U.S. Code Section 3184 and Section 3185 in transferring prisoners from air side to land side, the law clearly states that, ah, once they touch down on American soil, they have free and easy access to one very important thing.
Gwen: And what's that?
Rex: Bullshit.

Rex: Now come on and follow me.
Gwen: Hey! You get us arrested, okay? You break up my family, you nearly get Jack killed. Why should we go anywhere with you?
Rex: Because I have a car.

Esther: What the hell was that? Was that Lyn? What the hell is going on?
Gwen: Welcome to Torchwood.

13 November 2013

Quotes from "The New World"

Esther: The paramedics, they said he didn't stand a chance.
Dr. Vera Juarez: Looks like someone changed the rules. Miracles got... easy. It's not just Rex who's still alive. It's everyone else.

Oswald: I can guarantee, Mr. Peterssen, that when I talk of lawyers, I mean the team who will be suing the Governor. And I mean the Governor himself, not his office, but the actual man. They will be suing him for wrongful imprisonment. And I promise you that they will sue his ass to high heaven, 'til angels sing songs of him in their laments.

Rex: Do I get better? Do I heal? Do I just hurt for the rest of my life? Because of this thing keeps going, the rest of my life is for forever, right?
Dr. Vera Juarez: Rex, now listen to me. Because you might want to take something into consideration. Maybe you were lucky. You should have died last night. But when this... thing happened, the miracle, it gave me time to fix you. Without the miracle, you'd be dead.
Rex: It's like someone cast a spell on the whole world. But what happens when it stops? What happens to me then? Do I die?

Esther: Oh my God. Is he going to die?
Jack: Don't worry about it. No one dies these days.

Geraint Cooper: There she is. Princess.
Mary Cooper: Look at her, love. She's huge.
Gwen: She's perfectly normal, Mum.
Mary Cooper: But you've been frugal. What you feeding her, lard?
Gwen: Yes, Mum. I'm feeding her lard. Keep telling her that and by the time she's 13, she'll have a complete psychological complex.

Rex: And what the hell is this bridge? The Severn Bridge?
Esther: It connects England to Wales.
Rex: You mean Wales is separate? Uh. It's like the British equivalent of New Jersey.

Gwen: So much for tying him up.
Rhys: I've never tied up a person.
Gwen: Men are good at knots. How many times have you told me that?
Rhys: Yeah, at Christmas.
Rex: Hey. Hey, hey, hey, hey. I had a pole through my chest. I was dead, then I wasn't. I had to pay for this bridge. And now I want to know what the hell is going on, all right? Because I was dead and now I'm not.

11 November 2013

Season 5 Episode 13: The Big Bang

The Eleventh Doctor is locked into the Pandorica, Rory has shot Amy and River is trapped inside the exploding Tardis. The universe stopped to exist and only Earth is there in the eye of the exploding Tardis. Somehow the Doctor manages to jump back in time and give Rory instructions how he can get him out of the Pandorica. They leave Amy in the Pandorica and Rory guards her for 2000 years. Young Amelia still remembers the stars and she is able to resurrect Amy. Amy, Rory and the Doctor are reunited but they don't have much time to save the universe before it collapses totally. The Doctor is able to save River and brings her out of the Tardis. When a Dalek shoots the Doctor everything seems to be over but the Doctor is still alive and the last thing he does is piloting the Pandorica into the exploding Tardis. The universe is saved but will someone remember the Doctor?

This season really ended with a bang. The story is sometimes quite complicated with the many time jumps and everything but so many puzzle pieces are put together. Some scenes from the former episodes make more sense now when you know how they are connected and you are really amazed how Steven Moffat has mapped it all out. That's just some brilliant writing he does and I like that everything is somehow connected. The Doctor is able to save the universe and all the people in it but they also forget him because he has to be on the other side of the cracks, so they are able to close. I always wonder if River is the only one who truly remembers the Doctor. Her diary is empty but she has to know who he is or she wouldn't have given it to Amy. Well, we probably never know that for sure. I love the last scenes when Amy finally has a family and she marries Rory. The best thing of course is that she is able to bring the Doctor back cause what would we do without him?

06 November 2013

Quotes from "Children of Earth (5)"

Gwen: There's one thing I always meant to ask Jack. Back in the old days. I wanted to know about that Doctor of his. The man who appears out of nowhere and saves the world. Except sometimes he doesn't. All those times in history when there was no sign of him. I wanted to know why not. But I don't need to ask anymore. I know the answer now. Sometimes the Doctor must look at this planet and turn away in shame. I'm recording this in case anyone ever finds it, so you can see. You can see how the world ended.

Colonel Oduya: Mr Dekker, I take it. You managed to survive.
Mr Dekker: I just stood back, sir. A strategy that's worked all my life.

Rhys: Hey, she's pregnant.
Gwen: Oh, thank you. Who's she when she's at home?
PC Andy: Bloody hellfire. Who's the father?
Rhys: Oh, I'm slapping you, yeah.

PC Andy: You know Ianto?
Gwen: Mmm-hmm.
PC Andy: Was he gay?
Gwen: Shut up.
PC Andy: They might not know
Gwen: Well, in which case, do not say.
PC Andy: Well, that proves my point.

Gwen: Couldn't have just chosen a pub, could you?
Rhys: It's bloody freezing. My feet.
Jack: Oh, I miss that, the Welsh complaining. You look good.
Gwen: I look huge.
Rhys: She's bloody gorgeous.

Gwen: They died. And I am sorry, Jack, but you cannot just run away. You cannot run away.
Jack: Oh, yes I can. Just watch me.

30 October 2013

Quotes from "Children of Earth (4)"

Jack: How many children do they want?
Venessa: Twelve. It's like a sacrifice to the ancient gods. Twelve virgins.
Jack: Just 12? Sounds like a good deal. What do they want them for?
Venessa: They say they'll live forever.
Jack: Yeah. Sure. Why do you need me?
Venessa: Well, assuming 12 children can be found, then we need someone to deliver them.
Jack: What, in case the aliens are hostile? You need someone who can't die?
Venessa: Actually, we need someone who doesn't care.

Alice Carter: I can only assume that you're holding me here as insurance against my father. But let me warn you, if you've angered him, then God help you.
Johnson: This from the woman who spent her life running away from him.
Alice Carter: And why do you think I did that? A man who can't die has got nothing to fear. So you watch it and you keep watching.

Jack: There's a saying here on Earth. A very old, very wise friend of mine taught me it. An injury to one is an injury to all. And when people act according to that philosophy, the human race is the finest species in the universe.
Ianto: Never mind the philosophy. What he's saying is you're not getting one solitary, single child. The deal is off.
Jack: Uh, I like the philosophy.
Ianto: I gathered.

Jack: It's all my fault.
Ianto: No, it's not.
Jack: Don't speak. Save your breath.
Ianto: I love you.. I...
Jack: Don't. Ianto. Ianto. Ianto, stay with me. Ianto, stay with me, please. Please.
Ianto: Hey... It was good, yeah?
Jack: Yeah.
Ianto: Don't forget me.
Jack: Never could.
Ianto: A thousand years' time, you won't remember me.
Jack: Yes, I will. I promise. I will.

28 October 2013

Happy Birthday, Matt!

Happy Birthday, Matt Smith!

Season 5 Episode 12: The Pandorica Opens

Vincent van Gogh has painted a picture that shows an exploding Tardis. River tries everything to contact the Doctor and show him the picture. When they finally meet, it's in a Roman camp in Britain and River is disguised as Cleopatra. Together with River and Amy, the Doctor travels to Stonehenge where he finds the Pandorica. He always thought that it was a fairy tale but now it's standing in front of him and it starts to open. Soon, they notice that Stonehenge is transmitting a message and River finds out that thousands of different alien ships are around Earth. It seems that every race in the universe came together to form an alliance. River tries to bring the Tardis to Stonehenge but she has problems with her and lands in Amy's time. There she finds a book with Amy's favourite stories and also a book with Romans with a picture of Rory in it. Meanwhile in the past, Rory saves Amy from a Cyberman but she doesn't recognise him first. The Doctor wonders how Rory can be there but soon he has other problems because it seems that everything what is happening, is a trap for him.

This episode is quite exciting and we are able to see River again. I don't know, I just love the character of River Song, so I'm always glad to see her again. It's brilliant how many connections to other episodes are made in the first couple of minutes and that the characters reappear. That shows that everything is connected in a way. This episode brings the return of Rory as well, although he isn't human anymore. It's just great to have him back and Amy is able to remember him in the end. They have put so many different alien races into this episode, which I find really amazing. Who would have thought that Daleks, Cybermen and all the others would form an alliance to save the universe but they blame the wrong person for it. I love the little action scenes in this episode when Amy fights the Cyberhead or when River pilots the Tardis. This episode is a great first part of the season 5 finale but it's somehow very depressing because there seems to be no hope that everything will be alright again.

23 October 2013

Quotes from "Children of Earth (3)"

Gwen: So what do we do? Hmm? Just sit here?
Jack: Worse than that, do I have to stay in these clothes? I mean, come on, tracksuit bottoms? Not a good look. 

Jack: I'm a fixed point in time and space, that's what the Doctor says. I think that means it's forever.

Jack: So, we've got guns. Okay. And a pen knife, laptop, now dead, credit cards and a phone, which they can trace, Lemsip, book of stamps, pair of contact lenses and 15 quid.
Gwen: Plus 25 pence. With some bloody alien thing turning up today.
Ianto: We've still got some of the Torchwood software, though. We've lost the Hub, but the software still exists on the server. Trouble is, we're gonna need some more equipment. Not to mention electricity.
Rhys: And how are we gonna manage that, hidden away like criminals?
Gwen: Well, that's it. Brilliant.
Rhys: What?
Gwen: Criminals. Thieves. Us. Well, they're treating us like criminals, let's be criminals. Listen, I trained with the police. I know every trick in the book. Seen the lot. Come on, boys. You're gonna learn some tricks. 

456: We have a request.
John Frobisher: By all means.
456: We want a gift.
John Frobisher: Of course. But, uh, what nature of gift, exactly?
456: A gift.
John Frobisher: Gladly. But what do you want?
456: We want... your children. We will take your children.

16 October 2013

Quotes from "Children of Earth (2)"

PC Andy: If she's anti-terrorist, I would not mind being Uncle Terrorist.

Johnson: Now do you believe (Gwen's) a terrorist?
PC Andy: She shot your wheels. What kind of terrorist shoots your wheels?
Johnson: A clever one.

Soldier: We're looking for Ianto Jones!
Johnny Davies: You're not going to find him in my bed, will you? I'm a married man.

John Frobisher: Sir, sir. I just, um... I just, um, wanted to say how grateful I am, sir.
Brian Green: What for?
John Frobisher: Well, I know that I"m something of a middle man in these affairs, but I just wanted to thank you for trusting me with the responsibility.
Brian Green: All I've done is put you on the front line. That's what the front line's for, John. First to fall. 

Gwen: You sure he's going to London?
Rhys: I don't question how you defend the world against extraterrestrial infiltration, don't you question my knowledge of the hauling industry, right?

Rhys: How are you, love?
Gwen: My best friend's belly had a bomb go off in it last night. Someone's been trying to kill us ever since. I'm travelling at 70 miles an hour on top of a bed of potatoes and I think I'm going to be sick.

Rhiannon Davies: Seriously, how'd you get in that state?
Ianto: A bomb. It was meant for me and the people I work with.
Rhiannon Davies: My God, why?
Ianto: I don't know.
Rhiannon Davies: What sort of civil servants are you?
Ianto: Unappreciated ones.

(to Gwen)
Colonel Camara: You don't look like an undertaker. If more undertakers looked like you, there'd be more of a demand for bereavement.

14 October 2013

Season 5 Episode 11: The Lodger

Through a mysterious force the Tardis can't land and Amy is trapped inside it. The Doctor tries everything to find the source of this force and comes across a strange house. He becomes the new lodger of Craig Owens and tries to behave human but he's not very good at it. Meanwhile, people go up to the upper floor of the house but they never come back. Every time that happens there is a sort of time loop and Amy feels the forces inside the Tardis. The Doctor manages to fit into Craig's life and Craig starts to get jealous because Sophie, his friend whom he is in love with, seems to fancy the Doctor. When Craig wants the Doctor to leave, the Time Lord shows him what he is and why he is there and suddenly Craig understands why the man is so strange. Sophie is lured up the stairs as well and she shall be tested as a pilot for the spaceship that hides up there. When the Doctor enters, the ship thinks it has found the perfect pilot and tries to force the Doctor to help it. Can Craig save the planet before it explodes?

I like the character of Craig. He's a bit like a big Teddy bear and you just want to hug him all the time or slap him because he doesn't tell Sophie that he loves her. The Doctor seems to be quite fond of him too and it's just great to see their interaction. I guess Matt Smith has loved the football scenes where he was allowed to play again. It's also an interesting story with the Tardis not able to land and the Doctor has to rely on his intelligence and solve the problem without the technical gadgets he normally uses. The scene where he talks to the cat is also great and just typically for Eleven. We don't see a lot of Amy in this episode but I don't mind that. From time to time you just need an episode where the Doctor can act alone and the companion is more in the background. I enjoyed watching this episode and the moments between Craig and the Doctor are always fun.

Happy Birthday, Katy!

Happy Birthday, Katy Manning!

08 October 2013

Quotes from "Children of Earth (1)"

Gwen: Who's back?
Jack: What's he doing?
Ianto: Waiting, just like you said. He's been there 20 minutes.
Jack: Persistent.
Ianto: Good sign.
Jack: Dogmatic.
Ianto: Always a plus.
Gwen: Oh, Christ, never work with a couple, you two talk like twins!

Dr. Rupesh Patanjali: My first case, my first death, was a suicide. Do you know why she did it? 'Cause she had written all these letters. She'd been a Christian all her life, and then alien life appears. She wrote this bit, she said, "It's like science has won."
Gwen: Lost her faith.
Dr. Rupesh Patanjali: More than that. She said she saw her place in the universe, and it was tiny. She died because she thought she was nothing.
Gwen: I went through that, even now I get terrified. But at the same time, it is brilliant. And beautiful. And completely bloody magic. It's bigger, you know. It's like... it's like the whole wide world is bigger. My life is bigger. 

Dr. Rupesh Patanjali: What's in there?
Gwen: Big science-fiction superbase. Honestly! See you.

Gwen: Oh my God, Severn Bridge. I'm going in to England, farewell forever.
Rhys Williams: Good luck, have you got currency?
Gwen: Yes, and I've had my injections. See ya.

(to Jack)
Alice Carter: Yeah. I just can't stand it, Dad. I look older than you do and it's never going to stop. I get older and older and you stay the same. One day you're going to be standing at my funeral, looking just like you did when you were standing at Mum's. No wonder she was so furious. You make us feel old.

Timothy White: What's that thing?
Gwen: The technical name is a gizmo.

Dr. Rupesh Patanjali: He was dead.
Johnson: Now he's dead again. And we'll keep killing him till he's ready.

02 October 2013

Quotes from "Exit Wounds"

Jack: I was the only one who could ever control him. That's why the Time Agency partnered us.
Rhys: Did you just say time agency? Don't tell me that is based in Cardiff, too.

Captain John Hart: Come on! Sing along. It's our song.
Jack: We don't have a song. And if we did have a song, it wouldn't be this song.

PC Andy: This is a crime scene, and a confidential crime scene at that. If it gets out what happened here, there'll be a city-wide panic.
Gwen: Rhys isn't gonna go blabber.
Rhys: I'm keeping more secrets than you'd ever believe.
PC Andy: Oh, like what?
Rhys: Like a time agency based in Cardiff.
Gwen: Oh, it's not based in Cardiff.
PC Andy: Brilliant secret. I ask, you tell. Well done.

Cowled Leader: Devils! Blasphemers! Pray to your heathen god, while in the Lord's name, we cast out.
(Ianto and Tosh casually gun them down)
Ianto: There we are, then.
Tosh: Sorted.

Jack: This is a little extreme, don't you think?
Captain John Hart: Oh, what, suddenly you're anti-bondage?

Ianto: Put Jack on right now!
Captain John Hart: Eye-candy! That was so masterful, so bossy, so basically powerless.

Captain John Hart: You took your time.
Gwen: On your knees!
Captain John Hart: Honestly, it's just sex, sex, sex with you.
Gwen: Now!

Owen: I'm gonna rage my way to oblivion!
Tosh: Please don't.
Owen: Why? Give me one good blood reason why I shouldn't! One good reason why I shouldn't keep bloody screaming!
Tosh: 'Cause you're breaking my heart.
Owen: I'm sorry.

Owen: We never did get that date, did we? You and me? We sort of missed each other. It was my fault. I didn't... I didn't notice until it was too late. I'm sorry.
Tosh: Me, too.

Tosh: (played after she died) So, if you're seeing this, I guess it means I'm, well, dead. Hope it was impressive. Not crossing the road or an incident with a toaster. I just wanted to say, it's okay. It really is. Jack, you saved me. You showed me all the wonders of the universe and all those possibilities, and I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Thank you. And, Owen. You never knew. I love you, all of you. And... I hope I did good.

Jack: Now we carry on.
Gwen: I don't think I can, not after this.
Jack: You can. We all can. The end is where we start from.

25 September 2013

Quotes from "Fragments"

(pulling a bottle out of his gut) 
Jack: Ladies! Torso of steel, a shilling a feel. Any takers?

Jack: Silent types? That's okay. I used to date a guy with no mouth. Surprisingly creative.

Jack: Hey, when you joked about the millennium bug, I didn't realise it was gonna have 18 legs stacked with poison. Anyone home? Hey! You know you're supposed to party like it's... (finds his teammates dead) Alex?
Alex: Jack! Just in time.
Jack: Alex? What happened? Who did this?
Alex: Me.
Jack: What? Why?
Alex: We got it wrong, Jack. We thought we could control the stuff we found. And what's it brought us? So much death.
Jack: What happened to them?
Alex: It's good you're here. Always did have great timing. This place, it's yours. Torchwood Three. My gift to you, Jack, for a century of service as field operative. Fill this place with purpose. Before it's too late. Please.
Jack: Alex, listen. It's going to be okay.
Alex: No. It's not. It's really not. I looked inside. It showed me what's coming. They were mercy killings. It's the kindest thing I could do. So none of us see the storm. I'm sorry I can't do the same for you. 21st century, Jack. Everything's gonna change. And we're not ready. (shoots himself) 
Jack: Alex!

Tosh: Who are you?
Jack: Nobody. I don't exist. And for a man with my charisma, that is quite an achievement.

(tracking a pterodactyl) 
Jack: Yeah, it's quite excitable.
Ianto: Must be the aftershave.
Jack: Never wear any.
Ianto: You smell like that naturally?
Jack: Fifty-first century pheromones. People have no idea.

Ianto: What exactly is your plan?
Jack: I'm gonna be the decoy.
Ianto: And it won't rip you to shreds?
Jack: Dinosaurs? Had them for breakfast. Had to. Only source of food protein after the asteroid crashed. Long story.

Katie: It's like being lost in a place you know really well, you can't get your bearings. Sometimes it comes back to you. and sometimes... I'm sorry, Owen.
Owen: What've you got to be sorry for?
Katie: I don't want to put you through this. Last night, I dreamt that you left me.
Owen: Come on. Nobody's leaving anyone.

Owen: You're not a figment of my imagination and I don't know what's happening any more. Maybe this is what a mental breakdown feels like.
Jack: You're fine. It's the rest of the world that's delusional.

23 September 2013

Season 5 Episode 10: Vincent and the Doctor

The Doctor takes Amy to different places after she has forgotten Rory and they end up in the Musée d'Orsay where they have a look at the exhibition of Vincent van Gogh. In one of Vincent's pictures, the Doctor sees a monster and he decides to visit Vincent to find out what he has seen. Amy and the Doctor find Vincent in a café, where he can't pay for his drinks. When Amy buys him a bottle of wine, they try to find out what Vincent knows about the monster but he is more interested in Amy. Then a young girl is attacked and killed and the villagers blame Vincent for it. Soon they find out that the monster is invisible and that only Vincent can see it. Back in the Tardis, the Doctor tries to find out what kind of alien is in the village with a strange gift from his godmother. He identifies the alien as a Krafayis, which is deadly and so they decide to hunt it. Therefore, they go to the church and in the evening, the alien appears in the window. Are they able to defeat it? Has Amy changed Vincent's life?

I like this episode, although the alien is a bit boring and more like a side story. The main focus is on Amy and that she can't remember Rory after he vanished in the crack but there is still some part of her that feels sad. That's also one thing that Vincent sees and maybe that's the reason why they connect so easily. I think Vincent is portrayed brilliantly and it's strange to see his different moods but it fits what we know about the painter. Today you would be able to treat something like that but not in his time. It's fascinating how they explain why he paints like he does and how he sees nature around him. Vincent's death is probably a fixed point in time and that's the reason why Amy couldn't change the time of his death. Nonetheless, she has changed something for him and he has painted the sunflowers for her. A really nice episode to catch your breath a bit before the finale hits us.

18 September 2013

Quotes from "Adrift"

Gwen: Do you think I've changed?
Rhys: Eh?
Gwen: Since I joined Torchwood, am I different?
Rhys: Why?
Gwen: It's just something Andy said. Okay, let me just tell you this one thing, okay?
Rhys: Okay, go on.
Gwen: He still fancies me. (Rhys laughs) Don't laugh, Rhys. That's why he didn't come to the wedding.
Rhys: Bloody hell, poor sod.
Gwen: Oi! I'm a very sexy lady and you are a very lucky man. Just remember that, okay?
(starts removing clothing)
Rhys: We're not going to talk about kids tonight are, we?
Gwen: We could do some practising.

PC Andy: How's Rhys? Other than hungry.

Gwen: So, is that it, then? We just sweep it under the carpet?
Owen: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change."
Gwen: Oh, bollocks to serenity!
Owen: For a lovely girl, you've got a very dirty mouth.

Rhys: You save this city. Well done. You save the world. Whatever. What for?
Gwen: Sorry?
Rhys: Why are you doing it? What are you trying to protect? What are you fighting for?
Gwen: Because if I don't...
Rhys: Shut up, I'm talking now, right? You do it so people can live their lives. And there's nothing more important than that. Falling in love, getting married, buying flats, having kids or not. But real life, that's what you're protecting. And if you're starting to think that your shit is more important than real life, then we're not going to last very long here, love.

(Gwen walks in on Ianto and Jack having sex)
Gwen: Ianto, hi, I'm sorry. I didn't realise...
Ianto: It doesn't matter.
Gwen: And I wouldn't have come in if I'd known.
Jack: Always room for one more. We could have used you an hour ago for a naked hide-and-seek.
Ianto: He cheats. He always cheats.

15 September 2013

11 September 2013

Quotes from "From Out of the Rain"

Ianto: You were up there on the screen. Large as life.
Jack: What was I doing?
Ianto: You were on some sort of stage, outside a big tent. You seemed to be part of a travelling show.
Jack: I heard it. Heard its music. Just a snatch of it.
Ianto: That film was beautiful. All those acts performing for us. Part of history, trapped on film forever.
Jack: Their days were numbered. Cinema may have saved their images, but it finished off the travelling shows. Killed them. 

Pearl: Make her cry.
Restaurant Owner: You what?
Pearl: I want to drink her tears.

Gwen: You did stand-up.
Jack: I never did stand-up.
Gwen: Okay, then. A song and dance.
Jack: I was sensational!
Tosh: I don't believe this, Jack. What were you doing there?
Owen: He was part of this freak show.
Jack: Yeah, some things never change.
Owen: Are you being rude about me?

(describing the Night Travellers) 
Jack: I didn't work with them, I never knew anyone who did. They only performed in the dead of night. Anyway, it was just a tale that was around at that time. A ghost story. "They came from out of the rain". That's how people described them.

Jack: Ianto, you're with me. I need your local knowledge.
Gwen: Oh, is that what you're calling it these days?

Christina: Your eyes are older than your face.
Jack: Is that a bad thing?
Christina: Yes. It means you don't belong. It means you're from nowhere.

(trying to steal Owen's breath)
Ghostmaker: What are you? There's not a breath in your poor, sad body. You're no use to me.

09 September 2013

Season 5 Episode 9: Cold Blood

The Doctor and Nasreen are captured by Silurian soldiers when they enter the city. Meanwhile Amy and Mo are able to escape from the lab and discover just how many Silurian soldiers live beneath the earth. They also Mo's son Elliot but they can't wake him up. When they try to free the Doctor and Nasreen, they are captured as well. The military leader threatens to kill them, when Rory and the others don't return Alaya but they can't because Ambrose has killed her. Amy is saved by the leader of the Silurians and she and Nasreen negotiate with him about the future of the humans and Silurians on the surface of the Earth. Everything seems to be lost when Rory and the others bring Alaya's body down into the city of the Silurians but the Doctor and all humans are able to escape into lab. They are searching for a way to get back up onto the surface before the drill explodes but do they have enough time?

This episode is a great second part for this story although it has a quite sad ending. It seems like it wasn't the right time yet for the humans and Silurians to share the surface of the Earth. They are quite similar in many ways but the difference are still to big to live together peacefully. I liked the Silurian doctor a lot and was a bit sad when he was killed while he tried to save the humans. You can see that the Doctor wants to think the best of humanity but sometimes he gets disappointed by what they do. Compared to the Doctor, humans are still children and have to learn so much before they can accept other races. The Silurians looked brilliant again and their city under the earth is an amazing place. A really great episode where the cracks appear again. That's another big mystery for the Doctor to solve.

04 September 2013

Quotes from "Something Borrowed"

Owen: She's going ahead with the wedding.
Jack: Which is fine, as long as she doesn't go into labour at the altar. Rhys might forgive her for going down the aisle pregnant, but not giving birth to a razor-toothed monster that eats half his family.

Gwen: We're not postponing the wedding. No way.
Rhys: Forget the money, I want you where they can look after you, right? Getting married today doesn't matter.
Gwen: It matters to me! It's not about the money, Rhys. I want to marry you! Today. Whatever happens. If the skies suddenly fill full of spaceships, or an army of Weevils climb out of the drains on St. Mary's Street, you fool! Do you not understand what I'm saying, Rhys Williams? All I want to do today is marry you. That's all I want to do.

Geraint Cooper: I was with Rhys and his mates all night last night. No one said anything about Gwen being pregnant.
Mary Cooper: Well, Rhys was probably under orders. Gwen knows how to control her man.
Geraint Cooper: Studied under the mistress.

Banana: I'm Banana. I suppose you can tell why.
Tosh: You come up in spots and go soft quickly?
Banana: I'm actually the best man.
Tosh: Evolution is full of surprises.

Banana: So do you fancy a little drink later?
Tosh: I'm sorry. I'm intolerant to vasoactive amines.
Banana: Huh?
Tosh: Bananas make me vomit.

Ianto: I estimated Gwen's size from the Hub security laser scans. As you know, my dad was a master tailor. He could size a man's inside leg measurement by his stride across the shop threshold.
Jack: Ah, the family eye. Remind me to test it some time.

Owen: Besides, with that Nostrovite around, we really don't have too many options.
Ianto: He's got a point.
Jack: What is it with you? Ever since Owen died, all you ever do is agree with him.
Ianto: I was brought up never to speak ill of the dead. Even if they still do most of the talking for themselves.

Jack: What I don't understand is if people are going to make such a big deal about getting married, why come all the way out into the middle of nowhere where no one can find you to do it? That, to me, suggests inner conflict.
Ianto: It's because the happy couple want everything to be perfect.
Owen: An alien egg in your belly and its mother coming to rip you open. Yeah, perfect.

Jack: Get back, you ugly bitch!
Rhys: What the hell do you think you're doing? That's my mother!

(about Gwen) 
Owen: That's the kind of daughter every mother must dream of. Cool as ice, packing an automatic.

Rhys: Hey, are you all right?
Gwen: I'm running around in a wedding dress with what feels like a keg of lager stuck up my skirt. What do you think, Rhys?

Gwen: What will you do while I'm gone?
Jack: Oh, the usual. Pizza, Ianto, save the world a couple of times.

Ianto: That's what I love about Torchwood. By day chasing the scum of the universe. Come midnight, you're the wedding fairy.

Happy Birthday, Kai!

Happy Birthday, Kai Owen!

02 September 2013

Season 5 Episode 8: The Hungry Earth

The Doctor wants to take Amy and Rory to Rio but instead they land in Wales in 2020. When he sees a big drill, he and Amy go off to investigate. Rory wants to follow them after he has put Amy's engagement ring into the Tardis but when he gets out Ambrose and her son think he's a policeman. He goes with them to look at a empty grave that has been emptied from below. Amy and the Doctor discover that someone vanished from the mine the night before and now there is a patch of earth in the floor. The drill is started again and it seems that the ground is fighting back. When the Doctor, Amy and the two workers from the mine try to flee, Amy is sucked into the ground. Suddenly there is a shield over the village and they all can't leave. Something is coming up to the surface and when it gets dark Ambrose's son vanishes as well. The Doctor and Rory can capture one of these beings and the Doctor now knows that they are Silurians. He goes under the earth to find the rest of them but what will he find?

I really love the Silurians. They just look amazing when they don't wear their battle masks and it's interesting to see how human they are. The first part of this two-parter starts really interesting and the way the people go missing, including Amy, is a bit spooky and you really don't know what happened with them. Then you see the Silurians for the first time and you think they are aliens but it's so strange to hear that they come from Earth as well. They were sleeping all this time and were now woken up by the drill. The Doctor is on a quest to bring Amy back and he will do anything to find her. He wouldn't be the Doctor though when he would use weapons. The Doctor always tries to talk to other beings and we will see if he succeeds this time as well. I think it's a cute seen when Rory leaves the ring in the Tardis and maybe that will play a role later on. A great first part of this two-parter.

28 August 2013

Quotes from "A Day in the Death"

Owen: My name is Dr Owen Harper and this is my life. A life that is full of action and violence and work and wonder. Secrets and sex and love and heartbreak and death. My death. The death I survived. The death I am now living through. Except this isn't living. Every day is the same. I get up. Get ready for work, same as everyone else. The thing is, I'm not the same. I get to work and everyone's doing the same old thing. Babbling away about aliens and weddings. I'm not real. Three days ago, I died. And they think I'm fine, but they're wrong.

Owen: Yeah, I was brought back. Like Jesus really, but without the beard, you know. Shit, I'm never gonna have a beard. Not that I wanted one, you understand, but you know, one day I...

Maggie Hopley: If you are dead, then wh...why are you here. You can't be wanting to jump. You can't die twice.
Owen: Sorry, are you an expert?
Maggie Hopley: Sorry, are you an idiot?
Owen: Yeah, I'm a dead idiot.

Martha Jones: There is no sign of any muscle decay. You're in great shape, as ever.
Owen: No use coming onto me, Jones. I'm a changed man.
Martha Jones: And no stiffening anywhere?
Owen: Well...
Martha Jones: Just answer the question.

Maggie Hopley: So she offers to help you and you push her away. Charming.
Owen: Yeah, hole in the chest. Sorry if I don't follow social niceties any more.
Maggie Hopley: You mean you did before?
Owen: God, you're a pain in the arse, aren't you?

Owen: What exactly do I do when I get there?
Jack: Watch TV, chill.
Owen: Jack, I'm dead. I'm permanently chilled. You know you get to live forever. I get to die forever. It's funny that.

(Owen tries to drown himself without success)
Jack: Thirty six minutes, not bad.
Owen: You were watching?
Jack: Skinny guy in tight jeans runs into water? I was taking pictures.

Owen: Heat sensors. I am literally too cool for school.

Farrington: Okay, stop! Stop, or I'll shoot.
Owen: No, you won't. You're a security guard. That's gun just for show, isn't it? Do you know what a bullet does to a living person? It's not like a knife through butter. No, no, no, no. It rotates, tears into the flesh and the gooey stuff behind. Rips into the organs, ooh, it's not nice. But, anyway, I haven't got any body heat, you must know what that means. You can't kill a dead man.
Farrington: What are you?
Owen: I'm wrong.
Farrington: What are you?
Owen: I'm broken. I'm Dr Owen Harper. And I'm having one hell of a day.

Owen: Martha.
Martha Jones: Owen!
Owen: If it destroys me, they're going to need a new doctor. You've got all the credentials. Medical skills and a cracking arse.

Owen: We all assume that life's gonna be shit, don't we? That it's all just darkness. But you know what? Sometimes it's not.

Owen: Tosh, I'm scared. I'm scared that if I close my eyes, I'll get trapped. In the darkness.
Tosh: I'm here.

Maggie Hopley: What do I do now?
Owen: You've got a choice. If you think that the darkness is too much then go for it. But if there is a chance, just some hope... It could be having a cigarette, or that first sip of hot tea on a cold morning. Or it could be your mates. If there is even a tiny glimmer of light, then don't you think that's worth taking a chance?

26 August 2013

Season 5 Episode 7: Amy's Choice

Amy and Rory now live in a small and calm village and Amy is pregnant. One day the Doctor visits them by accident and they show him around. When they fall asleep on a bench, they are suddenly back in the Tardis and find out that they all had the same dream. Something is wrong in the Tardis but before they can find out what, they are back in the village. They flip back and forth between the Tardis and they don't know what is real anymore. Suddenly there is someone else in the Tardis who call himself the Dream Lord. He tells them that they have to decide which world is the real one or they die. In the Tardis, they are falling into a cold sun and start to freeze to death and in the village they are attacked by the old people who are aliens. It's up to Amy to choose which world is the dream and when Rory dies in the village, she knows how to decide. Are they in the real world now?

This is a great episode for the relationship between Amy, Rory and the Doctor. Here, Amy has to decide whom her heart belongs to and in the end she chooses Rory. That doesn't mean she won't flirt with the Doctor anymore but now we know who her true love is. The story is quite interesting because the Doctor and his companions have to find out what the real world is and what the dream and that is not an easy thing to decide. When you see that the old people in the village are aliens, that's a bit strange but it fits into the world of Doctor Who. This eye thing in their mouths is just a bit gross. I think the explanation in the end, that the Dream Lord was no one else as the Doctor is interesting. It has to be some of his darker parts which he normally prevents to bubble up. In this episode we can see that there is more to the Doctor than the eye can see, especially from his dark side which he doesn't show often.

21 August 2013

Quotes from "Dead Man Walking"

Owen: You've stopped flirting with me. I mean, it's all right. I wouldn't flirt with me in my condition either, but... Is it still necrophilia if I'm conscious?

Owen: I'm a headless chicken. I just haven't stopped running about.

Martha: You had the power to bring people back to life and you never told UNIT. Why?
Jack: They would've wanted to use it.

(as Owen mass-vomits alcohol) 
Jack: Oh! Oh, that is the single most disgusting thing I have ever seen, and I know disgusting.

Owen: But eventually that will stop too. I'll fart my last fart. God, I'm going to really miss farting. and sex.
Jack: Sex more than farting, I hope.
Owen: You take these things for granted. It's only when they're slipping away you realise how amazing they are. This could be the last time I see these flecks or, you know, feel these bricks underneath my hands.
Jack: "Only in suffering do we recognise beauty".
Owen: Yeah, yeah! Who said that?
Jack: Proust.
Owen: You've read Proust?
Jack: Yeah. Well, no. We dated for a while, he was really immature.
Owen: You know, none of us know whether to take you seriously when you say those things.
Jack: When you've lived as long as I have, you don't make any more up.

Owen: I can't sleep, I can't eat, and I can't shag. And they are three of my favourite things.
Gwen: Owen!
Owen: I'm not the same, Gwen. I came back different. Hollow. Like I'm missing something. And I do not want to be like this. Okay? I'm ready.

Ianto: I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers.

Owen: Jamie, they got you in for a round of chemo, have they?
Jamie Burton: Had that, it didn't work.
Owen: So why are you here?
Jamie Burton: They're trying to make me have it again. It didn't work though, the cancer just comes back, just makes my hair fall out. I'm gonna die. I might as well do it with eyebrows.

19 August 2013

Season 5 Episode 6: The Vampires of Venice

The Doctor tells Rory that Amy has tried to seduce him, which makes Rory quite angry but then the Doctor takes him and Amy back in time to Venice. Shortly after their arrival, they witness a strange scene with a man who searches for his daughter in a bunch of pale girls. Interested, the Doctor runs off and starts to investigate what happens in Venice. Amy wants to help by going into the school but Rory is against it. As it is the only chance to find out what is going on, Rory can't say anything anymore and Amy goes into the school of Rosanna Calvierri. She opens a trap door for Rory and the Doctor but is taken to an underground room shortly afterwards by Rosanna and the girls. They want to turn her into one of them and now Amy know that they aren't facing vampires but aliens. Rosanna starts the transformation of Venice into a world under the ocean to give her family a new home. Can the Doctor stop her and save the people of Venice?

This is the first episode in which Rory travels with Amy and the Doctor and Amy isn't very happy about it first. Rory as addition in the Tardis brings some new conflicts with him because there is this connection between Amy and the Doctor and the fact that Amy and Rory are engaged. This leads to some great moments in this episode especially when the Doctor comes out of Rory's cake instead of a stripper. Rory also gives the Doctor some things to think about when he tells him that he makes people dangerous to themselves because they want to impress the Doctor. The story with the vampires is interesting but maybe not one of the best in the history of Doctor Who. It gives us some interesting facts about the cracks and it mentions the Silence again. "The Vampires of Venice" is a fun story with creepy alien fish and some tiles for the big puzzle.

14 August 2013

Quotes from "Reset"

Jack: Suddenly, in an underground mortuary on a wet night in Cardiff, I hear the song of a nightingale. (Martha Jones enters) Miss Martha Jones.

Jack: Dr Jones is from UNIT.
Gwen: Oh, I'm sorry, sorry. I get a bit confused. Which one's UNIT?
Jack: Intelligence, military, cute red caps. The acceptable face of intelligence gathering on aliens. We're more ad hoc, but better looking.

Jack: me on, Martha. Be honest. You just came all this way to see me.
Martha: Still struggling to conquer your shyness, Jack?

Martha: God, I am so glad to see you, Jack.
Jack: See, you did come all this way to see me. It's the jaw line, once seen, always yearned for.

Jack: So do you think you can get me one of those red caps for personal use? I'm thinking Ianto might look good in it.

Gwen: Um, so... you know Jack pretty well, then?
Martha: Oh, we were only together for a few days, but it was pretty intense.
Gwen: You mean...
Martha: Oh, God, no, no! No! Not that sort of intense! No, nothing like that. Why, are you and him...
Gwen: No! No! Not at all!
Martha: We must be the only two people on the planet.
Gwen: I know. What are we doing wrong?

Owen: So you and Jack go back a long way?
Martha: Forward and back, really.

Jack: I'd rely on Martha if the world was ending. In fact I did.

(discussing Jack) 
Martha: So am I right in thinking that you and he...
Ianto: We... dabble.
Martha: Yeah?
Ianto: Yeah.
Martha: So, what's his dabbling like?
Ianto: Innovative.
Martha: Really?
Ianto: Bordering on the avant garde.

Tosh: Ianto, what have you done with Billy Davis's body?
Ianto: Um, I was just about to dispose of it. Why?
Tosh: I thought of a way we can use him to get us into the Pharm. (shows Ianto her plan) Clever, huh?
Ianto: Oh, you are warped on the inside. How do you think of these things?
Tosh: I'll take that as a compliment.

12 August 2013

Season 5 Episode 5: Flesh and Stone

The Doctor, Amy, River and the Clerics have managed to get into the Byzantium but the Angels are close behind them. While they try to find a way out, Amy starts to count and nobody knows why she does it. They find the forest behind the secondary flight deck, which produces the oxygen for the ship. The Doctor talks to Angel Bob and find out through him that there is something in Amy's eye and that the Angels let her count to scare her. Soon the Weeping Angels have entered the flight deck when a crack appears in the wall that looks exactly like the crack in Amy's wall. With the Angels shortly distracted, everybody is able to flee into the forest but soon Amy feels bad and seems to die. The Doctor tells her, that there is an Angel in her head and it tries to come out but when she closes her eyes it freezes the Angel. He leaves her behind with some Clerics while he searches for the primary flight deck with River and Octavian. Octavian is caught by an Angel and tells the Doctor that River has killed someone and is in prison. Meanwhile, the crack comes closer and the Clerics who want to investigate it just vanish and Amy is alone in a forest with Angels surrounding her. Can the Doctor save her and does he trust River enough to help him?

The second part of this two-parter was somehow scarier because the Weeping Angels now look like real Angels. It's also the first episode where you can really see them move when they know that Amy can't see them, which looks really scary. In this episode we learn a bit more about the mysterious crack that first appeared in little Amy's wall. The Doctor finds out that it rewrites time and lets people forget about certain events or even persons. They just don't exist anymore because there is an explosion somewhere in time and space, that rips the whole universe apart. We also learn a bit more about River and that she is a prisoner because she killed someone. I guess it's a bit of a shock for the Doctor to hear this and he doesn't really know if he should trust her or not but she's River and you can't deny that there's a bond between them. "Flesh and Stone" is a really scary episode, which answers a couple of questions or at least gives you some hints. A great episode.

07 August 2013

Quotes from "Adam"

Tosh: What's that.
Owen: It's a screen cleaner. I thought you might like it. Do you like it?
Tosh: Just what I need. A small rodent looking at me as I work. Think I'll call it Owen.

Ianto: I'll have a look in the diary. I like to log the interesting stuff.
Tosh: You write about artefacts in your diary?
Ianto: Among other things.

Owen: Because I love you.
Tosh: What?
Owen: Oh yeah, there we are, I've said it. I love you! Yes, I always have, actually, ever since we started working together and, in fact, um, actually, I ache for you. Physically, when you're in the room, I just want to reach out and touch you...
Tosh: Owen.
Owen: No, no, I can't keep the secret any more. My mum said to me "Seize the day", so I am seizing it and, you know, I've got so much love to give you, Tosh, and you know, you won't know that unless I tell you. So here I am, telling you that I love you!

Jack: Our memories define us, Adam changed those memories, he changed who we are. Now I have to help you all go back. Find a memory that defines you, rediscover who you are. If I'm wrong, he'll still be here when we've done this. Let me take you back to before we all met. Feel around for anything that makes you what you are. The hidden and the forgotten. Tell me where you are.

Gwen: I love him. But not in the way I love you.
Jack: Take this.
Tosh: Knowing there has to be more to life than this. Knowing I'm special. Waiting for someone to see it.
Jack: I saw it.
Owen: You save one life, 100 lives, but it's never enough. Who'll save me?
Jack: I will.
Ianto: Coming here... it gave me meaning again. You. (Jack kisses him)

Jack: Found your diary.
Ianto: Yep, been looking for that.
Jack: And for the record, measuring tapes never lie.

06 August 2013

The Twelfth Doctor is here!

Probably all of you know that Peter Capaldi will be the Twelfth Doctor but I wanted to share my thoughts about him.
I think, my first thought when I saw him was "Wow, he's really quite a bit older than Matt" but that doesn't have to mean anything. At the moment, I can't really visualize him as the Doctor because there are still two specials with Matt to come. On the other hand, that leaves us enough time to get used to the thought that he'll be the next Doctor. I think it will be different when they've found the right costume for him and everything.
One thing that bothers me though is how they want to explain that he has appeared in Doctor Who and Torchwood already. I wonder if they'll give an explanation at all but we will probably know more when the time is there.