Was someone kissing me?

Just watched this episode and I was really pleasantly surprised.

Didn’t know this was the first part of a three-part finale and so had just been expecting a filler episode which reintroduced the character of Captain Jack, but damn me was that good stuff even with the paper thin plot.

The plot was really just a shallow backdrop for what was an excellent character piece.

I love the character of Captain Jack Harkness and that the Doctor is both terrified of and attracted to him. Every piece of interaction between the two of them in this episode was brilliant from the bit where Jack talks about the Battle of Canary Wharf and the Doctor reveals that Rose actually survived to their talk when Jack was in the radiation room.

Derek Jacobi was rather bloody good as the tragic Professor Yana and wonderfully sinister Master. It seems so cruel that the almost saintly Professor who was willing to sacrifice himself to save what little remains of the human race would contain that monster.

Wasn’t too sure about John Simm’s version of the Master but then I think that they are trying to strongly establish him as the evil version of the Doctor as he has the same kind of insane exuberance that Tennant’s incarnation of the Doctor has.

Human Nature/The Family of Blood

That was really rather bloody good wasn’t it.

Perhaps I’m just still on the high from having just watched it but I’m currently thinking that this was the stand-out story of not just season three but of the new series entirely.

Very moving and awfully dark.

I thought what the Doctor did to the Family of Blood at the end was almost too dark for Doctor Who.

The K9 bollocks

The second of the BBC’s Doctor Who spin off series The Sarah Jane Adventures has gotten off to a great start with their special pilot episode. Let’s just hope that they can keep up this level of quality for the series proper and not go the way of Torchwood.

Coincidentally a half-year review of the Torchwood team has been leaked on to the interweb.

To: All Staff
From: HR Director
Importance: High
Subject: Half-Year Review – Some Essential Reminders

As we are all aware, we at Torchwood have undergone a drastic downsizing and restructuring exercise during Q1 and Q2 of the current period. Painful as the process has been, the Board is confident that we have now turned the corner and that the organisation is poised to build on its strengths over the coming months to emerge as a strong and vital entity with continued assured growth potential.

Brilliant stuff.

The Runaway Bride

Well briefly this year’s Christmas episode of Doctor Who was in my opinion a load of crap and Catherine Tate was even more bloody annoying than I’d expected her to be. Yet another proof that RTD shouldn’t fucking write these episodes as if we needed more proof.

And yet I was still excited by the trailer for the forthcoming Third season of the show. I’m a fucking lost cause really.

“I was a dad once.”

The Doctor dropped the bombshell that he was once a dad during tonight’s episode of Doctor Who.

I guess this is an allusion to the fact that he had a granddaughter named Susan in the William Hartnell episodes of the TV series and in the Doctor Who movies that starred Peter Cushing.

So it follows that if he has a granddaughter then he must at one time have had a child. The subject of whether he has sex is one that has been alluded to but never really expanded upon and as what is a family show it probably never will.

However I have an alternate theory to explain the existence of a granddaughter, especially given that she appears to be human rather than Gallifreyan. She may in fact be the daughter of a human that The Doctor picked up and adopted as his child much in the same way that Death adopted a child in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series of books.

Coincidentally the name of Death’s granddaughter is Susan.

"I was a dad once."

The Doctor dropped the bombshell that he was once a dad during tonight’s episode of Doctor Who.

I guess this is an allusion to the fact that he had a granddaughter named Susan in the William Hartnell episodes of the TV series and in the Doctor Who movies that starred Peter Cushing.

So it follows that if he has a granddaughter then he must at one time have had a child. The subject of whether he has sex is one that has been alluded to but never really expanded upon and as what is a family show it probably never will.

However I have an alternate theory to explain the existence of a granddaughter, especially given that she appears to be human rather than Gallifreyan. She may in fact be the daughter of a human that The Doctor picked up and adopted as his child much in the same way that Death adopted a child in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series of books.

Coincidentally the name of Death’s granddaughter is Susan.

Who no Billie

BBC News: Billie Piper to leave Doctor Who

Actress Billie Piper is to leave Doctor Who at the end of the current series, the BBC has confirmed.

But the corporation refused to comment on reports that her character, Rose Tyler, would die in the final episode.

“It has been an amazing adventure and I can confirm it comes to an end, for now at least, as series two climaxes,” the former pop star said.

Not really that much of a surprise as I’m pretty sure it was said that Billie would only be staying on for the second series back at Christmas. It has also been heavily hinted at that something dark and sinister is to befall her character, but I bet she doesn’t die and will make cameo appearances in episodes of future series.