I’ve finally managed to catch up with Doctor Who on BBC’s iPlayer. Instead of writing a full review about it, I’ve decided that I’ll just live blog it because I don’t think I’ve got time to write a proper review and I’ve already reviewed the script here along with the scripts of the other four episodes (so don’t click on the link unless you don’t mind spoilers for episode 2-5)
Anyway, here goes. Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 1:
00:40 JENNY AND VASTRA!! And Strax. I love how Strax is always the punchline.
02:10 Wait, the doctor flew the TARDIS into a dinosaur?! Geesus. Well at least he remembered how to fly the TARDIS?
03:25 aw strax you adorable potato thing.
03:30 “SHUSH”?! The Doctor told Strax to shush? Gee doctor you’re just as rude to strax as ever. Also, is this a reference to episode 4, “Listen”? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
03.43 aw poor Clara… poor dear she has to deal with a grumpy old man after witnessing his rather traumatic transformation, AFTER watching him battle daleks and cybermen and all the monsters you can think of.
06.10 i do actually like the timey wimey and spacey wacey things in the opening but what is the opening theme?!
07:32 “you’ve all developed a fault”…throwback to “the hammock’s developed a fault”? /sigh/ i loved that episode. I miss Matt so much. The Doctor really doesn’t prance about very much right now and I miss that. I miss puppy bowtie Doctor. I miss the Doctor was so good with kids cause he’s just a big baby really. Except a really old big baby.
08:31 “No dear, people are apes, men are monkeys.” I’m not sure why I find this so amusing because it sounds rather misandric. No moffat, making a misandric comment doesn’t make up for the misogyny in your writing thank you.
12.14 Well that was pretty upsetting, I just wanna hug clara right now. She’s sad and confused and she has the right to be but Vastra’s being pretty mean to her.
13.38 Call me a matt smith fangirl but yes i can totally understand what Clara’s going through right now. I do suppose this episode’s written for people like me who can’t let go of the previous Doctor just yet.
15.56 Woah Clara’s getting mad. That’s for anyone who says that she’s placid and doesn’t have character. There’s character for you.
16.04 He’s writing on the ground?! no wonder he needs chalkboards in the Tardis
16.14 “Door? Boring, not me.” Alright, fine I like this Doctor already.
16.56 Clara just stood up to Madame Vastra. Is it possible to like her more? (I’m a little confused about Jenny and Vastra’s relationship though. It doesn’t seem all too healthy to me.)
17.40 Yep Doctor I’m pretty darn sure you’re flirting with the dinosaur.
18.15 Holy shiz the T-rex is on fire. You don’t just burn a T rex!! Geesus someone call PETA.
21.26 “The question is, have there been any similar murders?” Hold on there Doctor since when did you turn into Sherlock?
22.45 Aw Clara’s back in her Victorian clothes. I love Victorian Clara. Also she sounds a little different in this scene. I like her voice.
22.56 “And we will melt him with acid.” Yes Strax, of course you would. Gee Strax.
23.22 Aw Clara’s theme! I thought we’d never hear it again.
27.06 No Doctor that scarf’s not stupid, I liked that scarf.
28.55 “Independent state of eyebrows”. I feel like this is something I’m going to say a lot soon.
29.18 Doctor why are you so mean to that poor homeless man? Why are you so mean to everyone? You used to be nice! Alright fine popping into a little girl’s house and raiding her fridge and then telling her you were going to come back quickly but not coming back until 12 years later wasn’t very nice either. Neither was sleeping through a Christmas invasion.
30.52 Okay I don’t like this thing between Jenny and Vastra. It’s so unnecessary, just stop it Moffat. If you’re incapable of writing a proper relationship, then don’t do it.
31.44 “The game is afoot”? Moffat you’re writing Doctor Who, not Sherlock. Not that I’m complaining.
34.12 Clara’s got sass. And the Doctor and Clara are arguing like a married couple right now. I love this.
36.08 “Nothing’s more important than my egomania” ahahahahahahah. I do like that line, but please Moffat please don’t shelf that character into a box labelled “self-obsessed control freak” because Clara is much more than that THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
41.20 “It’s times like this that I miss Amy” :< I miss Amy too. And RAWRy. Oh that doofus Rory, he’s the best.
42.45 “Captain my captor”? Reference to “Captain, my captain”?
45.24 The Doctor ditched Clara?! Eleven would NEVER ditch Clara. He’d make sure that he’s got her before anything and everything else.
48.20 This scene looks trippy.
53.08 “If the Doctor is still the Doctor, he will have my back.” I am not tearing up.
54.40 Kickass Vastra and Jenny. And Strax being the punchline, as always.
59.38 Argh Doctor why can’t you remember?! SS Madame de Pompadour? Madame de Pompadour? Why don’t you remember?! Ugh this is so frustrating I’m doing the thing where I yell at the screen a lot again.
62.09 “You probably can’t even remember where you got that face from.” No, the Doctor’s expression after he realised what he’s said. This hurts my poor little heart.
64.13 Woah that scene was intense. Also, I just realised they rearranged Clara’s theme!
65.30 Doctor, how many times do you have to leave Clara behind?! Stop leaving Clara behind. Actually, stop leaving all your companions behind. You left Amy for TWELVE YEARS and I’m still not over that.
67.00 The Tardis! We’re finally going to get to see the Tardis interior!!! Ehehehehe they made a reference to the round things. Seriously, what are the round things?
71.06 I don’t know anything anymore what are these tears what are feelings no Matt don’t go…no. That’s my doctor, right there and he’s gone. Tweet suit. Bow tie. Floppy hair. Puppyish grin. That voice. No. Matt’s no longer the Doctor? But he looked like the Doctor just now. He was the Doctor. Help, someone fill this void in my life Matt is no longer the Doctor I am lost and confused. Capaldi’s not the same Doctor. I like Capaldi a lot but he’s so different from Matt that I can’t see him filling Matt’s shoes, which is probably good since his character is independent of Matt’s but I really want Matt to come back.