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Let’s Kill Hitler

Let’s Kill Hitler

After the last episode, the Doctor goes off and leaves the Ponds for a bit, so they get his attention by creating a crop circle. I love that it says “Doctor”… Anyway, Eleven shows up and they catch up a tiny bit before hearing sirens in the background. Turns out Amy and Rory’s childhood friend, … Continue reading

The Vampires of Venice

The Vampires of Venice

Today’s episode is our first time travel adventure with Rory!  Well, we did see him in the Prisoner Zero episode, but he didn’t really go traveling with the Doc and Amy. The episode starts off with Amy trying to get it on with the Doctor – it is the night before her wedding, after all, … Continue reading

Historical Accuracy in Doctor Who

Today I was reading this article about (misused) historical vocabulary and it really hit a chord with me, especially in terms of how Doctor Who gets around it.  They very nicely explain why the TARDIS is forever a policebox even though they no longer populate the UK (damn chameleon circuit!) and how everyone seems to … Continue reading

Tooth and Claw

Tooth and Claw

This episode comes with werewolves!  Queens!  And ninjas! Ok, so I don’t think they’re actually ninjas, but they certainly know how to fight.  Anyway, our story begins with a takeover of a Scottish castle by some monks that turn out to have awesome fighting skillz.  But the Doctor and Rose don’t know that – they … Continue reading

New Earth

New Earth

Welcome to New New York! Well it’s more like New New New New New … New York, but it’s basically the same thing. Well, here is a beautiful hospital run by cat nuns, where miracles happen. And guess who shows up again? The Face of Boe! One of these days we’re going to find out … Continue reading

The Parting of the Ways

The Parting of the Ways

What happened last? Oh, right, Daleks… Anyway, in the conclusion to the last episode Bad Wolf, the Doctor says he’ll save Rose and the World. He might try to do that, but I think Captain Jack is more concerned with kissing everyone on the planet… ; ; What happened there? Well, the Doctor and Rose … Continue reading

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Rose, Rose, Rose…  Why do you have to go and make time paradoxes? Yeah, in the Doctor’s world, a time paradox is way more than a state of being, it’s a monster.  Because, why not?  In the episode,  we start out with Rose wanting to see her dad before he died, because her mom always … Continue reading

Aliens of London

Aliens of London

I apologize in advance that today’s episode ends on a cliffhanger. I mean, I’ve seen the episodes before, so I know what happens, but any of you who haven’t seen this set of episodes… Well, sucks to be you! Just kidding! Except we end the episode with the Doctor outnumbered and surrounded, the prone minister … Continue reading

The Unquiet Dead

The Unquiet Dead

As promised, today I give you ghosts! Zombies! And 19th century England! Wondering how all these things are connected? Let me show you: Okay, I guess I have to take about 10 steps back to get to this point (although this happens only 11 minutes into the episode). Rose and the Doctor are on their … Continue reading

The End of the World

The End of the World

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. Of all the songs they played on the “retro ipod,” they really should have played this.  Spoiler alert: they played “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell and  Toxic by Brittany Spears.  And it wasn’t an ipod, it was a jukebox.  Lovely. Anyway, this episode is … Continue reading