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When the doctor met rose, that was a very different doctor, that was a lonely, damaged man; his entire planet had been wiped out. Rose helped him move on from his terrible grief he’s been dealing with. She knocks off the time lord edges and humanizes him just as he time lords her. They were what the other was lacking, they are inseparable. - Russell T Davis
Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by someone who is fucking bored, so bored they can’t even write a real post, so please feel free to ignore it, unless you’re fucking bored too.
- I’m all caught up on last weeks shows.
- It’s still summer hiatus so my regular shows won’t be back for another few weeks to keep me entertained on weekends.
- The new season of Doctor Who still has one more week left before it starts.
- The one show I had a left to watch (it will remain unnamed) which I was saving for when I’m feeling this bored, I ended up watching all 4 seasons in less than 24 hours…this was yesterday.
- I downloaded and watched the 2 episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures where The Tenth Doctor appears in.
- Hell I even watched all my movies that were piling up.
I am really really trying my best not to re-watch Doctor Who’s first 4 seasons for a 5th time…well I only watched season 3 twice cos I can’t stand how whiny and jealous Martha is of Rose when The Doctor made it very very clear to her that he’s not interested in her romantically because he’s obviously still in love with Rose. Yes Martha, you’re the rebound companion.
I miss Bunheads, I miss Doctor Who, I miss David Tennant as the 10th Doctor….I swear if my flash drive wasn’t out of reach I would have copied season one on right now and started watching again.
Maybe I should just get up and bake some apple bread…cook for the week…format and install windows 7 on my laptop…clean my closet (which probably isn’t a really good idea because I’ll just end up throwing most of my stuff out and regretting it in a few days)…but first I think I’ll go make myself some coffee.
Finally they get to this wrecked, deserted, night-time, battered, Dalek-invaded street – civilization gone. Across the greatest possible distance, there they are, her with a great big gun, him with the Tardis, and they run toward each other like the biggest romance you’ve ever seen in your life…And, as in all great love stories, he’s cut down by a Dalek. I think that’s what should happen in most films, really. Gone With The Wind, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting hill – they all should have had the hero cut down by a Dalek, and they would have been vastly improved. - Russel T. Davies
“Oh, it’s SO love. I don’t care what anyone says. The Doctor and Rose love each other. HOW could they not? You can’t have the best times in the world – in the universe, go on all those journeys, have that much fun, sacrifice yourself to save each other. They absolutely love each other.” - Julie Gardner
I seem to have a case of writers block…it’s either that or I’ve been distracted watching too much TV, well mostly re-watching Doctor Who, and since I haven’t posted anything this month I’m going to go ahead and post some of my all time favorite Tenth Doctor quotes.
Rose: Oh, look at what the cat dragged in. The Oncoming Storm.
The Doctor: Mm. You sound just like your mother.
Rose: What have you been doing? Where have you been?
The Doctor: Well… among other things I think I just invented the banana daiquiri a couple of centuries early. Do you know they’d never even seen a banana before. Always take a banana to a party, Rose. Bananas are good.
Rose: You’re NOT keeping the horse!
The Doctor: I let you keep Mickey, now lets go!
The Doctor: Oh Lumic. You’re a clever man. I’d call you a genius except I’m in the room.
The Doctor: I’m not really a cat person. Once you’ve been threatened by one in a nun’s wimple, it kind of takes the joy out of it.
Cyber Leader: Daleks, be warned. You have declared war upon the Cybermen.
Dalek Sec: This is not war – this is pest control!
Cyber Leader: We have five million Cybermen. How many are you?
Dalek Sec: Four.
Cyber Leader: You would destroy the Cybermen with four Daleks?
Dalek Sec: We would destroy the Cybermen with one Dalek! You are superior in only one respect.
Cyber Leader: What is that?
Dalek Sec: You are better at dying.
Rose: [crying] I… I love you.
The Doctor: [with a weak smile] Quite right too.
The Doctor: And I suppose… if it’s my last chance to say it… Rose Tyler… [fades away]
Lilith: Oh, but your heart grows cold. A north wind blows and carries down the distant… Rose?
The Doctor: Oooh, big mistake! Because that name keeps me fighting!
William Shakespeare: How can a man so young have eyes so old?
The Doctor: I do a lot of reading.
The Doctor: Queen Elizabeth I!
Queen Elizabeth: Doctor!
The Doctor: [surprised] What?
Queen Elizabeth: My sworn enemy!
The Doctor: What?
Queen Elizabeth: Off with his head!
The Doctor: WHAT?
The Doctor: Fascinating race, the weeping angels. The only psychopaths in the Universe to kill you nicely. No mess, no fuss. They just zap you into the past and let you live to death. The rest of your life used up and blown away in the blink of an eye. You die in the past and in the present they consume the energy of all the days you might have had. All your stolen moments. They’re creatures of the abstract. They live off of potential energy.
The Doctor: Tracked you down with this. This is my Timey-Wimey detector. Goes ding when there’s stuff. Also, it can boil an egg at thirty paces. Whether you want it to or not, actually. So I’ve learned to stay away from hens. It’s not pretty when they blow.
The Doctor: Your life could depend on this. Don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead. They are fast. Faster than you can believe. Don’t turn your back, don’t look away, and don’t blink! Good luck.
The Doctor: Listen, gotta dash. Things. Happening. Well, four things. Well, four things and a lizard.
The Doctor: You two! We’re at the end of the Universe. Right at the edge of knowledge itself. And you’re busy blogging!
Jack: The last thing I remember, back when I was mortal, I was facing three Daleks. Death by extermination. And then I came back to life. What happened?
The Doctor: Rose.
Jack: I thought you’d sent her back home.
The Doctor: She came back. Opened up the heart of the TARDIS and absorbed the Time Vortex itself.
Jack: What does that mean exactly?
The Doctor: No one’s ever meant to have that power. If a Time Lord did that he’d become a god—a vengeful god. But she was human. Everything she did was so human. She brought you back to life. But she couldn’t control it. She brought you back forever. That is something, I suppose. The final act of the Time War was life.
Jack: Hey, I need that!
The Doctor: I can’t have you walking around with a time traveling teleport. You could go anywhere. Twice! The second time to apologize.
Jack: And what about me? Can you fix that? Will I ever be able to die?
The Doctor: Nothing I can do. You’re an impossible thing, Jack.
Jack: Been called that before.
The Doctor: Just looked like a “thing”, didn’t it? People don’t question “things”. They just say, “oo… it’s a thing.”
The Doctor: Know what’s interesting about my screwdriver? Very hard to interfere with it. Practically nothing strong enough. Well, some hairdryers but working on that. So, there is a very strong signal coming from somewhere. And it wasn’t there before. So what’s new, what’s changed? C’mon! What’s new? What’s different!
Dave: I don’t know. Nothing. It’s getting dark.
The Doctor: It’s a screwdriver. It works in the dark.
The Doctor: Daleks. Aim for the eyestalk. Sontarans. Back of the neck. Vashta Nerada. Run. Just run.
The Doctor: Oh no no. What are you doing? That’s my job!
River: Oh and I’m not allowed to have a career I suppose.
The Doctor: Why am I handcuffed? Why do you even have handcuffs?
The Doctor: You see? Used the regeneration energy to heal myself, but as soon as that was done I didn’t need to change. I didn’t want to. Why would I? Look at me! So to stop the energy from going all the way, I siphoned off the rest into a handy biometric receptacle. Namely, my hand. My hand there. My handy spare hand. Remember Christmas Day Sicorax. Lost my hand in a sword fight. That’s my hand. What do you think?
Rose: You’re still you.
The Doctor: I’m still me.
The Human/Doctor: But you made me.
The Doctor: Exactly. You were born in battle. Full of blood and anger and revenge. to Rose. Remind you of someone? That’s me, when we first met. And you made me better. Now you can do the same for him.
Rose: But he’s not you.
The Doctor: He needs you. That’s very me.
Rose: Alright both of you, answer me this. When I last stood on this beach—on the worst day of my life—what was the last thing you said to me? Go on, say it.
The Doctor: I said “Rose Tyler.”
Rose: Yeah and? How was that sentence gonna end?
The Doctor: Does it need saying?
Rose: And you, Doctor? What was the end of that sentence. he whispers in her ear and she turns to kiss him as The Doctor and Donna slip away into the TARDIS
Part Two – The Doctor Explained
First of all, Doctor Who is a British show (for those of you who love the fake British accent, of course their accents are real, not fake..this little note is dedicated to one person I know who will totally get this while everyone else who reads this will be thinking WTF).
Secondly, Doctor Who is a science fiction program, full of aliens, space travel, as well as time travel and there even is a parallel universe.
Third of all, Doctor who is like a really really old show, originally running from 1963 – 1989, there are probably over 700 episodes out there (no I didn’t watch all 700+, come on, when would I find the time for all that!)…and to date there have been eleven doctors (I’ll explain the bit about 11 doctors later on)…but they “rebooted” the show in 2005, and so far it’s been on for six seasons, a seventh on the way later this year.
So basically the show is about the adventures of a Time Lord, a time travelling 903 year old alien, who looks *gasp* human. He travels through time and space, almost always with a companion, in his TARDIS, which stands for Time and Relative Dimensions in Space. It’s a small blue wooden policebox (the one in the picture –> ) and don’t let the size of it fool you, it’s bigger on the inside, and when I say bigger I mean it’s HUGE…swimming pools, stairs, corridors, bedrooms..you name it the TARDIS has it. If you want to get to the closet you have to take your first left, 2nd right, 3rd on the left, go straight ahead, under the stairs, past the bins, and it’s the 5th door on your left. Kinda makes you wish they really existed and that you had one of your own.
Time Lords come from the planet Gallifrey and The Doctor (no his name is not Doctor Who, just “The Doctor”) is the last of them…the rest of the time lords were all killed along with the Daleks during the Time War. The Doctor looks completely human except that he has two hearts.
Time Lords have this awesome little trick. They have the ability to regenerate whenever they’re near death, which means they come back to life looking completely different, in a brand new body and with a whole new personality. They can end up being older, younger, thinner, fatter and they can even come back as the opposite sex, (now THAT would be interesting) anything is possible. All the incarnations of The Doctor share the consciousness, memories, experience and basic personality of the previous incarnations. This actually brings a question to mind, if Time Lords can regenerate just before they die, then how the fuck did a whole planet of them get killed off? To quote River Song, “Spoilers.” So I guess you’d need to watch to know exactly what happened to them.
As annoying as it might be when The Doctor has to regenerate, it’s probably the reason why Doctor Who’s been so successful. I love how they made something so complicated as a main actor leaving the show into something so simple and normal and part of the show. Of course the downside is that you need to get used to a whole new actor and character, but it does get easier after a few incarnations. So far there have been 11 incarnations of The Doctor, The 2005 reboot has already had three to date and so far I have to say that Ten is my favorite.
The Doctor has a lot of enemies, but he’s not evil and he’s not a murder, he’s actually a pacifist (he hates guns and doesn’t carry one around with him, his only weapon is his sonic screwdriver, which is really really cool by the way) and will try his best to reason with the enemy, yes even the Daliks who killed off all his people, but we still see a lot of alien deaths.
And now that you know who The Doctor is, and a little about the show, I can move on to the third and final post in my Doctor Who Review (I swear the rhyming was accidental).
TBC in the third and final part: A Review of Doctor Who – Part III