Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Space Museum, Part 1

Since there will be such a long wait for more new Doctor Who, I have decided to watch the odd classic episode here and there and then watch and comment on the odd new series eisode as well. In that vein, I am watching an episode I have never seen before, The Space Museum. The DVD restoration of this episode is phenominal. The video and sound quality are great, approaching modern digital quality.

The TARDIS materializes and Ian is concerned because they are n longer in the clothes that they dematerialized in. Vicki gets a glass of water for the Doctor and drops it, and the glass returns to her hand intact. The travelers realize they are at museum, and they are baffled by the fact that they are not leaving any footprints in the dust. They are further baffled by a lack of soounds, and a pair of guards walk within a few feet of them and don't take notice of them despite Vicki sneezing loudly as they walked by.

Inside the museum two museum staff walk by talking, but the travelers did not hear any sound. Vicki discovers that they can't touch any of the displays, and a cuple more museum staff walk by and look right at the travelers but don't see them. They find a display containing the TARDIS and their bodies. Vicki realizes that they are out of time, ahead of their own time track. The Doctor deduces that they should wait for themselves to arrive, and then they will be back in synch. Once they are in synch, they need to prevent whatever occurance end with them as a museum display. Suddenly, the display vanishes, and they are back on track with the time stream...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Wedding of River Song

Time for a new episode, and I am actually going to watch it live.  Woohoo!  I am watching the final few minutes of Closing Time, and something just hit me, when River sees the Silence, she says who are they and eye-patch lady tells her that they are "her owners."

Wow, what is with time being all mixed up?  WTF?????  The Doctor?  OK, this will be an interesting trip!  OK, so the Doctor goes on a quest to find out why the Silence want him dead.  OK, talking to Dorium Maldovar's head ...  weird.

OK, the mention of the Brig dying ... that was great, kind of a tribute to Nicholas Courtney.  Amy with the eyepatch?  And she shoots the Doctor in the head??? Moffatt is starting to piss me off.  OK, stun gun!  I am not that pissed any more .... The eyepatch is actually a time filter (?) ... interesting.  And the Doctor REALLY needs a haircut!  OK, so it is an eye-drive.

So the Doctor is trying to fix time by getting back to the moment where River kills him and make it happen.  Looks like the Silence are about to break free ... and the eye-drives start to zap the hell out of people.  The Doctor and River get married!  Booyah!

Then my screen froze and I missed everything until Rivere and Amy are drinking wine.  The Doctor Lives!

OK, waiting for Christmas!  Maybe I will go back to my idea of watchign classic Who until it comes back in the Fall (less the specials).  Christmas and from what I hear, an Easter special, then new Who in the fall of 2012.