Dr Who Liveblog: S07E02 – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, by Chris Chibnall

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.

This episode is the episode of [Season Seven](http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Series_7_(Doctor_Who)) (or Thirty-Three depending who you ask), called Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. [BBC Page](http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mm5c9)

Well hello lady!
Oh, Queen Nefertiti
His psychic paper honked at him? I want that for my SMS notification now.
A ship the size of canada? Damn.
Riffing. Heh.
African Plains? Licorice?
“What is it?” “I’ve no idea. Do you want to find out?” That sounds awesome.
Brian? Rory’s dad looks familiar…It’s Mister Weasley!
Whoa! He just scooped em up!? Does he know he got Pa too?
“Tell him something. QUICK.”
Ten months? Hrm.
Nefi? Ridell?
“They’re people, they’re not Ponds…” That entertains me more than it should.
Oh hello big blinky door. What’s in there?
wait what? WHAT?
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship? Uhh. But it…I just…
True, someone should be preserving them…
What on earth are they doing? How did the door get opened?
It sounds like he’s being alerted.
Wait what? They just…
That was a VERY Tennanty “What?”
“What sort of man doesn’t carry a trowel?”
“I don’t have a Christmas list.” “I DO!!!” Oh me too, Doctor. Me too.
After all this time? Who is that?
That’s a T Rex? Ohhhhhh crap.
I am sort of loving Amy and Neffie.
“Are you queen?””Yes. Yes I am.” Go Amy!
I swear I keep hearing Siri’s tones.
Pterodactyls? That sounds bad too!
“Spelling it out is hereditary oh wonderful.”
It’s the duckhead monsters from The Fifth Element! WHAT!?
Yay! I’d push buttons too.
Silurians? Is that the Doctor from before?
The robots have a naughty step? Nanny Duckbots?
“You’re not carrying any vegetable matter in your trousers are you?” Oh Doctor. I bet you use that line on all the girls.
No Silurians? That’s bad.
Back to Earth? It’s headed here? What now?
Is it weird I’m happy for Amy since she’s not wearing an impossibly short skirt?
“Say hello to hands three and four!” …and that’s the line The Doctor uses on everybody else.
System malfunction? HARDLY.
I don’t trust Solomon.
“Injure the older one.” I told you Doctor!
This isn’t going well and I don’t see that changing.
“I’m a Sagittarius. Probably.”
Yeah, what is the Doctor worth? Still doesn’t exist huh?
Why do I get the feeling that bolting legs on Solomon is like giving a Dalek a ramp up the stairs?
Solomon ejected the Silurians? That’s horrible.
Now THAT is a Geronimo.
“How do you start a Triceratops?” Hee!
Look me in my eye and tell me those three didn’t have a complete blast riding about on a dinosaur (even if it’s fake).
I kind of want to see a webisode about the robots.
Why would she launch missiles? Why why why?
I like watching Rory be revolted by Doctor Smooch.
Wait. How does the Doctor not know?
Metal Tantrum Machines? Awesome.
Solomon wants Neffie? I’mma go ahead and tell him where to stick it.
And so did the Doctor. Good.
Solomon is horrifying. What a terrible man.
I think they were friends, so now the Doctor is mad.
There is a very good chance it’s now on.
Why would she go with him?
Possessions? Oh how it is on.
“It’s sort of the opposite of obvious.”
I want Neffie to choke Solomon out, Jabba style.
“I’m not a Pond.” Hee!
“I’m easily worth two men.” Well that’s it then. I want to be Amy Pond when I grow up.
OK, I like Brian. He’s no Grampy Wilf, but I’m liking him.
Oh I like Neffie. She’s pretty fab.
Yeah, I think the Doctor will leave him flat.
That sort of wasn’t very Doctory.
Aww. Home.
A favor?
I love that now his dad does nothing but travel. That’s AWESOME.
Now all I want in life is someone to mail me a Silurian Postcard.

Overall, I think it could have used a bit more character advancement. This would have been a killer two parter last season, we could have spent a bit more time with Brian and learned more about Ridell. I have a feeling Solomon will be back but I don’t have any credible reason to think so.