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Blarg Blarg Blargity Blarg.

Someone keeps putting their dog out on their patio and leaving it. So what does it do? It barks ALL NIGHT LONG. and that upsets my dog and he starts huffing and puffing back at the dog. *sigh*

Nathan is going to drag me to see "Race to Witch Mountain" or "Fast and Furious" tomorrow. I'm scared.

In other news! Its time for Doctor Who Recaps/Comments!! Yayayaya!



Doctor Who:

4x01 - Partners in Crime: Catherine Tate!! I enjoyed Donna in the Runaway Bride so I was interested in seeing her character return. This episode entertained but it wasn't anywhere near the best episode yet. Donna and The Doctor were fantastic in the episode but the plot and Adipose (though so adorable!) weren't really that thrilling. It definitely felt like one of the episodes they aim more toward children. But it was a step up from that Christmas Special on the Titanic! whew.

I liked how it dropped right into Donna and The Doctor on separate paths both going to the same place to investigate. Both mirroring each other in their actions but completely unaware the other was there. And then when they finally see each other through the glass and across the room. That is a classic scene, HILARIOUS. And I just love after a few minutes of Donna having a silent conversation with The Doctor through the window he kinda just stares at her, dumbfounded. And then the evil Adipose woman sees them, teehee.

Donna was kind of adorable in this episode. She had changed her mind about going off with The Doctor and had a lovely conversation with her grandfather to shout for her if he ever saw a "Little Blue Box" flying around in the sky. And she was out investigating strange things in hopes of finding The Doctor.

But I still miss Martha!! Arrr! The Doctor's couple mentions of her made me sad. And not just at the loss of Martha but just cause he was of course out traveling alone again, and he and the TARDIS need people around. It makes things better. *pets*

And there was a Rose at the end of this episode. And her head looked really big. LOL. But Rose is magically appearing. :/ Doomsday music!





Wilfred Mott: one day; 100 years time we'll be striding out amongst the stars. Dueling about with all them aliens. Just you wait.
Donna Noble: You really believe in all that stuff, don't you?
Wilfred Mott: All over the place these days. If I wait here long enough...
Donna Noble: I don't suppose you've seen a little blue box?
Wilfred Mott: Is that slang for something?
Donna Noble: No. I mean it. If you ever see a little blue box fly up there in the sky, you shout for me Gramps. Oh you just shout.


The Doctor: The last time, with Martha, it got complicated. And that was all my fault. I just want a mate.
Donna Noble: You just want to mate?
The Doctor: I just want a mate!
Donna Noble: You're not matin' with me Sunshine!
The Doctor: A mate! I want a mate!
Donna Noble: Well, just as well, because I'm not having any of that nonsense! I mean, you're just a long streak of nothing, y'know, alien nothing!


Donna Noble: I'm waving at fat.

4x02 - The Fires of Pompeii: I liked everything about this episode except for the very very end with the family praying to The Doctor and Donna. That was just...silly. But other then that this episode had a bit of everything, good time travel story (Doctor causing the destruction of Pompeii), humor, action, and drama. Ooh...Sci-Fi/Fantasy how I LOVE YOU!!!

*hugs it close*

The Doctor and Donna bickering is quite amusing. Loved the "TARDIS-Time Lord-Yeah. Donna-Human-No" argument. haha And the water pistol!! Best thing EVER!!!! What other show is there a hero saving themselves from death with a Water Pistol? Doctor, you are fantabulous. And I agree with Donna, I bloody love you!

And I wasn't annoyed with Donna so much as just disagreed with her in this episode. How could she really expect herself or The Doctor to stop Pompeii from happening and not have serious repercussions on the world and future? Its a famous event of human history. But in the end it doesn't matter what side of the argument you are on. Which maybe is why I enjoyed this episode so much. Because events play out in a way that end up leading to The Doctor and Donna to make a choice...the world or Pompeii. And I loved that Donna put her hands on The Doctor's to let him know he wasn't making this choice and acting alone.

Catherine Tate was rather heartbreaking too in the end. Begging The Doctor to save somebody. He's determined not to get involved any further but she sways him. They got back and save the one family they had been interacting with. Donna thanks The Doctor and he admits that she was right, he does need someone sometimes.





Donna Noble: Plenty of time. We can get everyone out, easy.
The Doctor: Yeah, except we're not going to.
Donna Noble: But that's what you do. You're the Doctor. You save people.
The Doctor: Not this time. Pompeii is a fixed point in history. What happens, happens. There's no stopping it.
Donna Noble: Says who?
The Doctor: Says me.
Donna Noble: What, and you're in charge?
The Doctor: TARDIS, Time Lord-yeah!
Donna Noble: Donna, Human-no! I don't need your permission. I'll tell them myself.
The Doctor: If you stand in the market place, announce the end of the world they're just gonna think you're a mad ol' Soothsayer. Now come on; TARDIS, we're getting out of here.
Donna Noble: Well, I just might have something to say about that, Spaceman!
The Doctor: Oh, I bet you will!


Donna Noble: You fought her off with a water pistol. I bloody love you!

4x03 - Planet of the Ood: I enjoyed this episode a ton. I love the Ood. They creeped me out in the Season 2 episodes. I'm glad they were brought back again, and this episode does them justice.

The opening of the episode was beautifully shot and the special effects to create the world were fantastic. I thought David Tennant and Catherine Tate played wonderfully together in this episode. I also like that they seem to be keeping it more of a friendship. I think they fit well together that way. Awwww Doctor Donna.

The Ood are apparently not so much a race that wants to serve but a race that is passive by nature and has been put into slavery for hundreds of years. They are born with little brains they carry around, and it all has something to do with the telepathic abilities they have and the bid daddy brain that is imprisoned. But the humans have cut away that second brain and put in a translator orb thing instead. Poor Ood.

The scene in the little Ood Prison cage was heart wrenching. Donna was so torn up by what was being done to the Ood and The Doctor gives her the ability to hear the Ood's sad song and she becomes even more depressed over it and asks for him to take it away.

I don't think The Doctor gave Donna the explanation on how his adventures usually go. Yes, you get to see wonderful fantastic and lovely things but its usually while running for your life or while having your heart wrenched out of your chest(figuratively).

The DoctorDonna scene was both hilarious and tense at the same time. The Ood were approaching to kill them and The Doctor and Donna just keep shouting "Doctor Donna Friend" over and over again to try and get through to them. Eventually they do, and the Ood stop, their visit to the imprisoned Ood doing good.

Eventually the baddie is found and The Doctor, Donna and the Ood corner him. The Ood have apparently been planning his downfall for a long time and have slowly been poisoning/drugging him, turning the guy into an Ood.

The Doctor and Donna leave the planet with a lovely send off from the Ood. Having freed them from slavery. :)





Donna Noble: Rocket. Blimey, a real proper rocket. Now that's what I call a spaceship. You've got a box, he's got a Ferrari.

Donna Noble: But look at us. We're everywhere. Is that good or bad though? Are we like explorers, or more like a virus?
The Doctor: Sometimes I wonder.


In conclusion. David Tennant has Amazing Hair. I can ruffles?

No, seriously, in conclusion. I'm enjoying this season so far. I think I'm going to like this relationship between The Doctor and Donna. Its nice to get something that isn't seemingly going to end up in at least someone in love. But at the mention of that, I still miss MARTHA!!

BUT!! I saw zee Martha in the next episode preview! MARTHA MARTHA!! *does happy dance of awesome* MARTHA! The Doctor is totally her bitch, coming whenever she calls. Yeah! I need to watch!

gah, I'm sorry for all the exclamation points in those last few sentences. I got a little carried away. lol

But I do find it strange. At the end of Season 2 I was so heartbroken at the loss of Rose. But a couple episodes into Season 3 and I didn't really miss her that much. And now I don't care much if I ever see her again, really. Though she's magically showing up, so I'm guessing I'm going to see her again. But here I am a few episodes into Season 4 and I still miss Martha. Yeah, she's my favorite so far.

Doctor Who is taking over my icon space. The problem is...there are so many loveable characters. And so far 2 Doctors of AWESOME SAUCE! And so much potential Fangirly shippy-ness. This show is EVIL. But in a GOOD way.

Date: 2009-04-04 06:43 am (UTC)
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)
From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
Please tell me you photo edited the water gun screen cap for Fires of Pompeii?? Otherwise... O.o that is a very strange look the Doctor has.

I really, really love these first three episodes of season 4. Partners in Crime has a few moments that are just like, "riiiiighhhtt..." and the ending to Fires is, as you said, odd (why do they keep insisting on putting godhood metaphors on the Doctor?? it doesn't do anything but make the audience... meaning me... feel mildly uncomfortable)

but yes, over all, teh win is muchies abundant. Donna is by far my favourite regular NuWho companion, and her interactions with Ten are all just golden.

Erm... maybe I'm being a bit of a spoil-sport for the next run of episodes, but don't raise your hopes too high for Martha's return; though she is awesome, they don't really use her as well as they should. Wilf, however, is fantastic!

Date: 2009-04-04 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbriton.livejournal.com
LOL, No, that face is all of David Tennant's making. In no way altered by me. :) I think he's in mid-freak out.

Maybe Donna will grow on me some more but at the moment, Martha is still my favs. But I really do love this relationship Donna seems to have with The Doctor at the moment.

And no no no, I will not hear this Martha of un-awesome. It can't be true. I hope your wild accusations are proven untrue when I watch the episodes. ;)

Date: 2009-04-04 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tempertemper77.livejournal.com
Heeeee! So glad you like Donna... and you are mirroring me with your was-heartbroken-over-Rose-now-don't-really-care thing!

Enjoy the rest of Season 4!

Date: 2009-04-05 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbriton.livejournal.com
Donna is very entertaining. :)

I'm looking forward to the rest of season 4. :)

Date: 2009-04-05 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 65pigeons.livejournal.com
Oh, cool! I just finished rewatching DW not too long ago. I sort of love Donna liek whoa. I mean, Rose was great in all her wonder and her shippiness, and Martha was excellent in her badassery. But Donna? She doesn't take the Doctor's crap, and like you say, she isn't going to fall in love with him (at least not like that). I sort of adore it. I think, of the three companions in NuWho, she's the one that feels most human, and that's why I like her. Which is to say, I hope you enjoy her! And if not, you will def get to see the other companions again.

Date: 2009-04-05 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbriton.livejournal.com
hehe, I actually just finished the 4th season. I'm a new Who viewer and I'm falling head over heals in love with this show.

I loved Donna. Oh, poor Donna. She was brilliant and beautiful. And I loved her relationship with The Doctor. It was refreshing not getting any shippy feelings. I had 3 seasons of those. lol

But I do think after taking a little thinking time after the finale I still like Martha the best out of the companions I've seen so far. She was just so very strong. And in a lot of instances she was actually The Doctor to The Doctor.

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