27 March 2013

Doctor Who stamps

I've received my Doctor Who stamps today and they are just amazing!

Quotes from "The Angels Take Manhattan"

Sam Garner: New York. The city of a million stories. Half of them are true. The other half... just haven't happened yet. Statues, the man said. Living statues that moved in the dark.

River Song: The Angels are predators. They're deadly. What do you want with them?
Grayle: I'm a collector. What collector could resist these? I'm only human.
River Song: That's exactly what they're thinking.

River Song: Turns out the person I killed never existed in the first place. Apparently there's no record. It's almost as if someone's gone around deleting himself from every database in the universe.
The Doctor: Umm, you said I got too big.
River Song: And now no one's ever heard of you. Didn't you used to be someone?
The Doctor: You might be the woman who killed the Doctor.
River Song: Doctor who?

The Doctor: But how did you get your wrist out without breaking it?
River Song: You asked, I did. Problem?
The Doctor: You just changed the future.
River Song: It's called marriage, honey. Now hush, I'm working.

The Doctor: Why did you lie to me?
River Song: When one's in love with an ageless god who insists on the face of a 12-year-old, one does one's best to hide the damage.

The Doctor: It would be almost impossible.
River Song: Loving the almost.
The Doctor: But to create a paradox like that takes almost unimaginable power. What have we got, eh? Tell me, come on. What?
Amy: (takes Rory's hand) I won't let them take him. That's what we've got.

Rory: I always wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty. I guess she got impatient.

Amy: Rory, stop it, you'll die.
Rory: Yeah, twice. In the same building on the same night. Who else could do that?

The Doctor: What the hell are you doing?!?
Amy: Changing the future. It's called marriage.

River Song: What matters is this. Doctor, don't travel alone.
The Doctor: Travel with me then.
River Song: Whenever and wherever you want. But not all the time. One psychopath per TARDIS, don't you think?

Amy: And do one more thing for me. There's a little girl waiting in a garden. She's going to wait a long while so she's going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she's patient, the days are coming that she'll never forget. Tell her she'll go to sea and fight pirates. She'll fall in love with a man who'll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she'll give hope to the greatest painter that'll ever live. And save a whale in outer space. Tell her this is the story of Amelia Pond and this is how it ends.

25 March 2013

Easter Special: Planet of the Dead

Lady Christina steals a valuable object from a museum but before the police can catch her she jumps onto a bus. The Doctor gets onto the same bus because he is following some strange readings. The police has sealed off a tunnel to stop the bus but the bus never reaches the end of the tunnel and ends up on an alien desert planet instead. There, the bus is stuck in the sand but they need it to return to Earth through the wormhole. On Earth, the police calls UNIT for help and soon they have sealed off the area and are ready to face whatever comes through the wormhole. When the Doctor notices a huge sandstorm coming closer he calls UNIT on Earth and together they try to bring the bus back. The Doctor and Lady Christina explore the planet and are captured by the Tritovores. Soon, they find out that these beings aren't dangerous and that they can help them to go back home. It becomes obvious that it's not a normal storm that's coming their way but an alien life form that can destroy whole planets. The Doctor can't save the Tritovores but with some of their technology he is able to bring the bus back to London and UNIT can close the wormhole. After saving the people, the Doctor leaves alone in his Tardis.

The Doctor really has fun in this episode and he has found an equal in Lady Christina. It's just fun to watch their banter but he is just not ready for another companion in his life after he has lost Donna and Rose. I'm also not sure if I would have liked Lady Christina to be a companion for more than one episode. For me, she is more a self-centred person than somebody who helps others. I don't know if it would have worked between her and the Doctor for a longer time. The swarm is a quite scary monster because they just eat everything that is in their way. They aren't evil but I think their natural habits make them scarier than some other monsters. The Tritovores are not the most beautiful aliens we have seen so far but they are quite interesting nonetheless. I like it that the Doctor has kind of more companions than the normal one in this special and they all work really good together. The moments when the Doctor finally meets the people from UNIT are great as well and it's nice that he helps Christina to escape in the end. One thing that's amazing is that they've filmed most of the stuff on the alien planet in a real desert which gives the episode a bigger scale.

20 March 2013

Happy Birthday, Freema!

Happy Birthday, Freema Agyeman!

Quotes from "The Power of Three"

The Doctor: Invasion of the very small cubes. That's new.

Brian Williams: What if they're bombs? Billions of tiny bombs. Or transport capsules, maybe, with a mini-robot inside. Or deadly hard drives. Or alien eggs. Or messages needing decoding. Or... they're all parts of a bigger whole. Jigsaw puzzles that need fitting together.
The Doctor: Very thorough, Brian. Very, very thorough. Well done. Stay here. Watch these. Yell if anything happens. 

Rory: What do you think we do when we're not with you?
The Doctor: I imagine mostly kissing.

Rory: There are soldiers all over my house and I'm in my pants.
Amy: My whole life I've dreamed of saying that. And I miss it by being someone else.

Rory: You said we had to be patient.
The Doctor: Yes, you. You, not me. I hate being patient. Patience is for wimps.

Amy: Secret base beneath the Tower. Hope we're not here because we know too much.
Kate Stewart: Yes, I've got officers trained in beheading. Also ravens of death.
Amy: I like her.

The Doctor: I need to think, I need some air. Who has an underground base? Terrible ventilation.

The Doctor: I'm not running away. But this is one corner, of one country, on one continent, on one planet, that's a corner of the galaxy, that's a corner of the universe that' is forever shrinking and growing and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much--so much to see, Amy. Because it goes so fast. I'm not running away from things, I'm running to them before they flare and fade forever.
Amy: And why do you keep coming back for us?
The Doctor: Because you were the first. The first face this face saw. And you are seared onto my hearts, Amelia Pond. Always will be. I'm running to you and Rory before you... fade from me.
Amy: Don't be nice to me. Don't want you to be nice to me.
The Doctor: Yeah, you do, Pond. And you always get what you want.

18 March 2013

Christmas Special: The Next Doctor

The Doctor lands in London in 1851 ad finds himself right in the Christmas spirit when he hears a woman calling his name. Soon he finds out that the woman didn't call him but another man who says he is the Doctor. To unravel this secret and also different deaths he follows the next Doctor. It seems that the Cybermen are in London but it's not really clear what they want or how they came here. While the Doctor investigates the strange happenings with the other Doctor, he finds out that the other man is human with the information of himself in his head. Together they find the place where the Cybermen bring all the children who shall work for them. The Cybermen turn Mrs Hartigan into a Cyberking but they haven't expected that she would be stronger as they are and now she has the intelligence of the Cybermen and the feelings of a human. The Doctor and his companions are able to save the children before they are killed and the Doctor faces Mrs Hartigan. He gives her a chance to retreat to another planet but when she refuses he does what he has to do to save London and the people.

"The Next Doctor" is a great Christmas Special and for a time you don't really now if you see a future Doctor or not because he so much like the Doctor himself. I liked the Cybermen in this episode and how they tried to take over London. Mrs Hartigan is quite spooky as Cyberking because she still has all her emotions which is not normal for the Cybermen. In the end the Doctor doesn't kill her but she destroys herself. It just isn't like the Doctor to kill someone and he gives everybody a chance. The Doctor is lonely again in this Christmas Special after he had to wipe Donna's memory. He seems to be a bit sad again but he finds a great companion in Jackson and it's so lovely to see them go together for a Christmas dinner at the end. The special effects are amazing again, especially when you look at the Cyberking. The episode has a lovely Christmas feeling and it definitely doesn't lack the action you expect from Doctor Who.

17 March 2013

I could do most anything to you (video)

It's time for another video and this week I have some Wholock for you. The video was made by LadyMumblekins.

15 March 2013

13 March 2013

Quotes from "A Town called Mercy"

The Girl: When I was a child, my favorite story was about a man who lived forever, but whose eyes were heavy with all he'd seen. A man who fell from the stars.

Amy: Look at this. It's a load of stone and lumps of wood. (the Doctor scans it) What is it?
The Doctor: A load of stone and lumps of wood.

Rory: Uh, the sign does say, "keep out."
The Doctor: I see "keep out" signs as suggestions more than actual orders. Like "dry clean only."

The Doctor: Anachronistic electricity, "keep out" signs, aggressive stares. Has someone been peeping at my Christmas list?

Amy: Oh, so you're not even a tiny bit curious?
The Doctor: Why would I be curious? It's a mysterious space cowboy assassin. Curious, of course I'm not curious.

The Doctor: Can I borrow your horse, please? It's official marshal business.
The Preacher: He's called Joshua. It's from the Bible. It means "The Deliverer."
The Doctor: No he isn't.
The Preacher: What?
The Doctor: I speak horse. His name is Susan and he wants you to respect his life choices.

Computer: Thank you for choosing Abaraxas Security Software, incinerating intruders for three centuries. 
The Doctor: We can end this right now. We can save everyone right now.
Amy: This is not how we roll and you know it. What's happened to you, Doctor? When did killing someone become an option?
The Doctor: Jex has to answer for his crimes.
Amy: And what then? Are you going to hunt down everyone who's made a gun or bullet or a bomb?
The Doctor: But they keep coming back, don't you see? Every time I negotiate, I try to understand. Well, not today, no. Today I honor the victims first. His, the Master's, the Daleks', all the people who died because of my mercy.

The Doctor: Frightened people. Give me a Dalek any day.

Kahler-Jex: In my culture, we believe that when you die, your spirit has to climb a mountain carrying the souls of everyone you wronged in your lifetime. Imagine the weight I will have to lift. The monsters I created, the people they killed. Isaac. He was my friend. Now his soul will be in my arms, too. Can you see now why I fear death? You want to hand me over, there's no shame in that. But you won't. We all carry our prisons with us. Mine is my past. Yours is your morality.

11 March 2013

Happy Birthday, Alex!

Happy Birthday, Alex Kingston!

Happy Birthday, John!

Happy Birthday, John Barrowman!

I've watched all the episodes

Wow, I can't believe that I've watched all of the episodes in my Doctor Who DVD Series 1-4 box now and that I've written a review for every episode in there. Now I've only got to watch the Doctor Who Confidential episodes for Series 4 and then I'm done.
I'll move on to the David Tennant Specials then but after that the time of the Eleventh Doctor starts. I'll probably edit my reviews of the following Series a bit and repost them, so you have them all in a bit of an order.
When you click on the links in my Doctor Who episode guide it will lead you to my reviews. My timeline is growing continuously too and I hope you enjoy it.
Well, on to the David Tennant Specials then.

10 March 2013

06 March 2013

Quotes from "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"

The Doctor: I'm riffing. People usually stop me when I'm riffing or carry on without me. That's also an option.

Rory: Doctor... that's my dad.
The Doctor: Well, frankly, that's outrageous.
Rory: What?
The Doctor: You think you can just bring your dad along without asking? I'm not a taxi service, you know.
Rory: You materialized around us.
The Doctor: Oh. Well, that's fine then. My mistake, then.

Brian Williams: I'm not entirely sure what's going on.
Rory: You know when Amy and I first got married and we went travelling.
Brian Williams: To Thailand.
Rory: More the entirety of space and time. In that police box.

Riddell: Not possible.
The Doctor: Run.
Amy: Doctor!
The Doctor: I know. Dinosaurs. On a spaceship!

Riddell: I could take one of them. Short blow up into the throat.
The Doctor: Or not. We just found dinosaurs. In space. We need to preserve them.
Riddell: Who's going to preserve us?

Rory: Dig with what?
Brian Williams: Ah. Well.
Rory: Did you just have that on you?
Brian Williams: Of course. What sort of man doesn't carry a trowel? Put it on your Christmas list.
Rory: Dad, I'm 31, I don't have a Christmas list anymore.
The Doctor: I do!

Brian Williams: Are those pterodactyls?
The Doctor: Yes. On any other occasion, I'd be thrilled. Exposed on a beach, less thrilled. We should be going.
Brian Williams: Where?
The Doctor: Definitely away from them.

Rory: What do we do now? There's no way back out there.
The Doctor: Through the cave, come on. (something large moves ahead) That suggestion was a work in progress.
Brian Williams: We're trapped.
The Doctor: Yes, thanks for spelling it out.
Rory: Doctor, whatever's down there is coming this way.
The Doctor: Spelling it out is hereditary, wonderful.

Queen Nefertiti: Only an idiot denies the evidence of their own eyes.
Riddell: An Egyptian queen or not, I shall put you across my knee and spank you.
Amy: Oh lord.
Queen Nefertiti: Try and I'll snap your neck in a heartbeat.
Riddell: Umm. Well, they certainly bred firecrackers in your time.
Amy: Oh, no no no. Please don't start flirting. I will not have flirting companions.

Rory: I will take you apart cog by cog and melt you down when all this is over.
Robot 1: Oh, I'm so scared! Actually, I might be. A little bit of oil just came out.

The Doctor: Piracy and then genocide.
Solomon: Very emotive words, Doctor.
The Doctor: Oh, I'm a very emotive man.

Queen Nefertiti: You and the Doctor, are you his queen?
Amy: No, no, I'm Rory's queen. Wife. Wife. I am his wife. Please don't tell him I said I was his queen. I'll never hear the end of it.
Queen Nefertiti: And the Doctor, does he have a queen?
Amy: I thought you had a husband.
Queen Nefertiti: The male equivalent of a sleeping potion.
Riddell: You clearly need a man of action and excitement. One with a very large weapon.
Amy: So, human sleeping potion or walking innuendo. Take your pick.

The Doctor: You won't get your precious cargo on board. There'll just be you and your metal tantrum machines.
Robot 1: We do not have tantrums!
Solomon: Shut up.

The Doctor: Parallel pilot compartments, bio-configured. Needs two operators of the same gene chain. That's why Solomon couldn't change the ship's course and neither have we. What?
Brian Williams: We can. Me and Rory. We must be the same gene thingy you just said.
The Doctor: Brian Pond, you are delicious.
Brian Williams: I'm not a Pond.
The Doctor: Of course you are. Sit down, both of you, lickety-split. Ship does all the engineering. The controls are straightforward, even a monkey could use them. Oh, look, they're going to. Guys, come on, comedy gold. Where's a Silurian audience when you need one?

The Doctor: Right. Phase Two sorted. Now for Phase One.
Amy: Oh no no. Phase Two comes after Phase One.
The Doctor: Humans, you are so linear.

Riddell: Doctor. This is a two-man job. (Amy grabs a gun) What are you doing?
Amy: I'm easily worth two men. You can help too if you like.

Riddell: You know what I want more than anything?
Amy: Lessons in gender politics?
Riddell: A dinosaur tooth to take home. Dinosaurs ahead, a lady at my side, about to be blown up. Not sure I've ever been happier.
Amy: Shut up and shoot.

04 March 2013

Series 4 Episode 13: Journey's End

The Doctor heals his body but is able to put the rest of his regeneration energy into his hand, so he doesn't change into another person. The Daleks find the Tardis and bring it to their ship. With everyone out of the Tardis except Donna, the Daleks try to destroy it. But when Donna touches the Doctor's hand a human version of him grows out of it and saves the Tardis from destruction. Martha has reached Germany and activates one of the Osterhagen stations. Sarah Jane, Mickey and Jackie are on board the Dalek ship and are barely able to escape the Reality bomb. There they meet Jack and try to destroy the Daleks. But the Daleks are able to bring all of them to the vault. They haven't expected to see the human Doctor and Donna appear out of nowhere and suddenly Donna turns into a human Time Lord. Together they manage to defeat the Daleks and bring all the planets home. The human Doctor destroys all the Daleks, a thing the Doctor wouldn't have done. After the Earth is at it's normal place, the Doctor says goodbye to his companions and leaves the human Doctor with Rose in the parallel world. Is there a future for him and Donna?

This is such a beautiful and, at the same time, sad ending for a series. We have all of the (mostly new) companions of the Doctor in one episode and we even have a human Doctor that grew out of Ten's hand. I Don't think that Davros is right that the Doctor has turned his companions into weapons because the creator of the Daleks just doesn't know what people do for each other when they love someone. It was a great surprise that Dalek Caan helped the Doctor and that he was the one who brought Donna to all the right places, so she was able to save the universe. It's so cool to finally see why Donna is so special and she makes a great Time Lord. Then there are the sad goodbye scenes where all the companions leave the Doctor and get back to their own lives. Rose now has a chance to grow old with the human Doctor but it's sad nonetheless that we probably won't see her again. The most heartbreaking moment is when the Doctor has to take away Donna's memories because she would die otherwise and now he has to travel alone once more.