Posts Tagged ‘amy pond’

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Doctor Who Insta-Reaction — The Big Bang

June 28, 2010

Reviewed by Alicia Glass

Warning! Total Spoiler Review!

So where did we leave off, from the two-parter episode The Pandorica Opens, where at the end the Doctor got tossed into the Pandorica by a whole lot of Big Bads, since yknow it’s his fault the cracks are appearing in time and all. Rory the Roman robot has killed poor Amy, and the redoubtable River Song made an epic FAiL trying to fly the TARDIS. But but but but, wait, sealing off the Doctor means time and space is gonna do a polka dance into nothingness!

And here we are, with little Amelia getting her older more grim self out of the Pandorica, that managed to keep Amy Pond alive even after the Rory-bot took her out. And that’s the start of the episode. Squee!

I feel bad for the TARDIS, it had to perma-explode for awhile in order to fix space and time. Amy Pond finally gets her wedding to Rory, but just has to stop right in the middle of it to bring back the guest of honor – the Raggedy Doctor. And bring him back she does, cuz you know, before that the Doctor was just a vague memory held by a very precious few. And yet here he is, in a top hat and tails for her wedding, exiting that wonderful blue box!

And for those of you confused folks just like me, who kept panicking when they heard BBC talking about the Doctor Who Series finale, fear not – the end of Big Bang promises a return of Doctor Who at Christmas 2010!

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The Next Doctor Who!

April 13, 2010

 

The Eleventh Doctor Who is here! Matt Smith stars as the newest Doctor, and with two brand new episodes gracing BBC already, the response is overwhelmingly positive. Fans are flocking to the web to give their opinion, so here’s mine!

The next Doctor strikes me as an interesting mix of the two previous modern-take Doctors: the dark melancholy and sense of humor of Christopher Eccelston, and the sprightly determination of David Tennant. Smith’s brunette pompadour and dark eyes give a nice contrast to the awful wardrobe selected for this latest Doctor, all tweeds and a bow-tie that in all honesty, needs to go. And this new Doctor, after accidentally destroying the last one, gets a brand new Sonic Screwdriver that’s green!

The latest Doctor companion is one Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillian, sporting long red hair and a very passionate personality – perfect counterpoint for an admittedly darkly countenanced Doctor. And while she’s certainly doing a fine job thus far, let’s face it, we’re all here to watch the wacky and wonderful new Doctor!

And, with the advent of everything new, the show has received a brand new title sequence, with new music too! The inside of the TARDIS has gotten a makeover, you can go check it out on the BBC website. Every last thing is new, and BBC’s effort to make things as nifty (and hopefully popular) as they were before, that gave DW such a huge fanbase, is nothing short of a miracle.

I do think it’s a bit of a shame that the TV writer Gods decided to bring the Dalek storyline back in to DW so quickly though. Yes, we know it had to be in there someplace, given Doc’s history with the Daleks, but it doesn’t need to be the third freaking episode.

Whether you’re a fan of the very-old series, the modern-take Doctors, or a first-timer to the Doctor Who universe, the 11th Doctor is a surprise and delight for most, with many surprises for the fans new and old, up his tweed sleeves!

 Written by Alicia Glass