Another season down! Spoiler tags just in case:
= Can we say the reason Doctor has companions is because (1) it works for the show, and (2) he's kinda lonely?
= Hated Donna's first ep (actually, the Christmas episodes are kinda 'iffy'), but I'm loving her now. After three sort-of "love interests", and even though I love some romance, I'm glad Donna is just good fun.
I am looking forward to the Amy/Rory saga though. Sounds like they have enough plot even on their own.
= "I'm waving at fat..." -Donna
= Blink was freaking *awesome*. MAN! That was an intense 45 minutes -- a surprise for a "stand-alone", mid-season episode. The concept was simple, the results were fantastic. I hear it's not the end we see of them, but I loved how well it ties up loose ends as well (despite the parado--..eugh, whatever, it is what it is by this point in the show). ...And ironically very little of the Doctor and Martha. It was well filmed, well developed, and the suspense and solution were perfect.
Any other episodes you guys are especially keen on?
= Speaking of Martha: Egh. She has more spunk than Rose, I think, but was weighed down by her unrequited love for The Doctor which came up way too often, and kept going on with the same results. Immediately after Rose, he was mourning, but after Martha he was happy to see Astrid! I think it's because Martha was black and the Doctor was racist. >:(
= Loved the "Gridlock" episode as a great satire on what it is to be stuck in traffic. I am freaked out by a human woman and a cat-man having actual "KITTEN" children....Is that racist/xenophobic of me? D:
= I LOOVE Captain Jack. And I love his "sexual preference": If it's hot, it's good enough.
= A huge "omg" face went to revealing him as the Face of Boe. Amazing! Does that mean if humans live to 5 billion years we just turn into giant heads? ...stunning
= The idea with the "organic sun" was interesting, but probably would have played better if it played BEFORE the "Impossible Planet/Satan Pit"; they were somewhat similar in atmosphere but the latter played out much better.
= This show uses henchmen on a more ridiculous level than Batman's villains do.
=...was that Peter Capaldi in the Pompeii episode? *uses internet* ...yes, yes it is.
This show is wonderful because almost anything goes. I'd love to see a time chart of all of the Doctor's adventures. I love how things seem to work out in strange ways or have peculiar continuities.
I've watched some Adventure Time recently, and I love both for creating a simple concept that allows for ~whatever~ to happen. Place, event, then adventure! Good going Doctor Who!
Also have any of you all been through the older seasons? I doubt I'd watch; old sci-fi just....won't jive with me, I think. But I'm curious for impressions.