I'm sure it's a fun show assuming I had to watch from the beginning of the season...it's what, season 6 now? :P
I'm a House fan mosty. :P
I'm a House fan mosty. :P
There's a big blue box. It's bigger on the inside than the outside. It can go anywhere in space and time, sometimes where it is supposed to go. Something will go wrong, and there's some bloke called The Doctor who'll make it all right because he's awesome. Now sit down, shut up and watch Blink.
"Don't play games with me. Don't ever, ever think you are capable of that."
"I'm being extremely clever up here, and there's no one standing around looking impressed. What is the point of having you all?"
"Fellas, the guns, really? I just walked into the highest security office in the United States and parked a big blue box on the rug. You think you can just shoot me?"
And honestly, the Doctor is far worse than House. @Aaron, if Blink doesn't get you into watching Dr Who, nothing will. It's easily one of the best *ever written* in my opinion.
That, and the Silence in the Library episodes, quite good ones.
"You're building me a perfect prison and it still won't be enough."
We're getting closer to the point where River's first meeting with the Doctor (and his last with her); they've had her last/his first kiss. Though I thought the whole 'out of order' thing was not quite so literal in the fact that they're headed in opposite directions.
How is Amy both pregnant and not pregnant? Non human child? Part Time Lord, perhaps?
More interestingly, who the hell is that (at least part) Time Lord child? The actress has played a young Alex Kingston in other things, so there's definitely a tick in the box for 'Young River Song'. Plus all the stuff with Amy seeing photos of herself with a child, so another tick goes in the 'Amy's Child' box. Perhaps that's the same box, but even that's too obvious for Moffat: Amy being River's mother? Bonus points for the conspiracy fans with Pond -> River at least.
Still, we found the swimming pool in the TARDIS now!
So, the Lodger's quasi-TARDIS is operated by the Silence. What, exactly, is it? Is it a TARDIS? Is it a stolen, bastardised attempt at a TARDIS? Or is it something else, that's just left to give us an uncomfortable familiarity?
The most important question still to be resolved, is who exactly is River Song.
I have the episode but can't watch it. Girlfriend too busy speaking with her friend. Ahhhhh >_<
...on board the pirate ship!
And since I already own a big-ass pirate ship of Lego... the TARDIS may just have to land on deck for a photo-op...
They were the ones who drew the TARDIS to where it was at the end of Season 5, and as far as we know, the ones who caused it to blow up. The Pandorica trap was designed to snare the Doctor, but what none of the Alliance realised was that it wasn't the Doctor himself that caused the end of the Universe, but his TARDIS exploding, but it wasn't explained in the Big Bang why the TARDIS exploded.
We've already had a spoiler of that; it's the scene that happens right at the start of S6E1 where the Doctor is hiding, I think you'll find. But I think it'll be more back to being playful.
Gaiman's original draft called for very expensive effects, and even after 'shaking down and stealing the lunch money of other episodes', they decided they couldn't afford it. So they're using the Ood again, this time with green eyes. And a character called Idris, who by all speculation seems like it might be someone we already know. Moffat hasn't been against meta references to Old Who; since S5E1 we have seen the faces of the First Doctor three times, the Second Doctor twice, and all other Doctors at least once, plus the writing on the oldest cliff face in the Universe, where River writes 'Hello Sweetie', the first two characters on the second line were Theta Sigma, the Doctor's "nickname" when at school going way back. So, maybe there's more to this yet.
There is a mid-season break. We're basically 1/3 the way through this half the season already, and the consequences of what's happened are still going to be felt. We haven't seen the last of any of it yet. Not the Silence, not the you-know-what at the end of the episode. Not of the FBI dude. Not of any of it. The Doctor is going to rise high, and then fall further than he has ever fallen. That's still to come. And who River Song is.
6x01-6x02 waste time on stupid things like Mr. President Oh You're Gonna Love Your Future, they're not developed enough, should have been thrown out entirely and replaced with longer exposition scenes because really, they could have used those. Heck, even Canton could have been thrown out because in the end he's underused and has just become gimmicky by episode 2. I'd have loved to see better integration for him... But too many characters, I guess.
And even after a good night's sleep, I still don't give a freakin' damn that the doctor has a daughter. Sigh.