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.