Monday, May 08, 2006

Dr Stu on... y'know

I still have no TV, at least until the SHiT hits the fan tomorrow, but conveniently I just happened to be packing the last of my stuff from Casa Al when Doctor Who came on. Convenient that...

Good stuff. Doctor Who seems to be going through some sort of Highlander phase at the moment with all the lost loves the Doctor seems to have suddenly popping up over the place and aging. Despite everyone getting up in arms with the Doc snogging Dr. Grace in the tragically cut short McGann hour nary an episode goes by without Tennant playing tongue-hockey with (usually) someone of the female persuasion.

Nice story, though again they need to explain the rules of time-travel. The Doctor has a tardis, why can't he use it to rescue the maiden fair or travel to another time and build a Dalek-only destroying device. He keeps mentioning something about being caught up in events already, but it doesn't make a lot of sense. As far as I can tell the Tardis is simply a vehicle to get the Doctor into the episode. He can't however time travel back to the first 5 minutes of the episodes and fix his mistakes.

Clockwork robots, not scary. Madame de Pompadour, very tasty. Mickey as a companion is good as finally there's someone on the Tardis who doesn't want to hump the doctor. I just hope they don't kill him like a punk. Overall it felt like a traditional Doctor Who story.

4 comments:

steve said...

I'm becoming increasingly suspicious that you went to all the trouble of spending 3 and a half years gaining a doctorate purely so's you could rhyme 'Doctor Stu' with 'Doctor Who'.

I still think they should have let David Tennant keep his Scottish accent, and changed the title for this series to "Doctor Wha".

Stuart Kerrigan said...

That sound you hear is me laughing like a movie villain as the hero stumbles upon my grand design.

Doctor Sordid said...

Didn't Father's Day go some way to explaining this one? Something to do with the Blinovitch Limitation Effect, no?

Stuart Kerrigan said...

I guess, but he already changed Pompadur's future by keeping her head attached. He wouldn't be going back and running into himself if he'd taken the Tardis back after he went through the mirror without her.