Doctor Who Liveblog: S06E09 – Night Terrors, by Mark Gatiss

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 ninth episode of Season Six (or Thirty-Two depending who you ask), called Night Terrors. BBC Page

Well hello slab of apartments.
The thing?
Five times?
Poor little kid. It’s hard when they don’t believe you and you’re actually scared.
He needs a Doctor? Oh hey, I know a guy…
How’d that happen? Psychic paper?
Oh house call. That’s cute.
Soggy. Hm.
Planets and history and stuff, that’s what we do. Really?
Scariest place in the universe is a child’s bedroom? I can believe it.
I wonder what he’s so scared of though.
Yeah, that’ll go over well, random doorknocking.
Landlord’s a treat, isn’t he?
Well hello there kiddo!
Why would the Doctor send them away?
Um. Where are they?
Yes please tell us about George, I don’t know what his deal is.
That’s a lot of garbage bags…
Old lady alone at the trash bins, this won’t end well.
Oh look, I was right.
What if George is right too? What if the place really is haunted? Or possessed? Or …?
Oh, there they are. But where is there?
“We’re dead. Again!” Hee!
Are they gonna come out in George’s closet or something?
My heart is breaking for George right now. Poor little kid.
A painted wood copper pan?
All this stuff is fake?
A switch? Huh.
Giant glass eye? Eek.
How is George’s switch running Rory’s light?
I’m glad Amy’s thinking. Better than nothing, a wooden copper pan.
The three little sontarans
The emperor dalek’s new clothes
snow white and the seven keys to doomsday.
Cool, let’s see what’s in the cupboard!
Oh wait no.
Does Amy even own a pair of trainers!?
And other stuff?
He does have a rather nice bunch of robots.
Seriously, I don’t like the landlord. Whatever it is, he’s not right.
Off the scale? What scale? And if it makes HIM freak out, oh noes.
George’s monsters are real!?
Did they get in the lift and end up in the Overlook Hotel?
“You’re not from Social Services are you?”
Ah yes, the Jammy Dodger.
So whatever it is from the lift got the old lady too. What’s it doing with them?
I think they’re in the closet but I can’t figure out how.
Oh that’s not ok.
“So’s a time travelling nurse.” Heh.
Why can I hear the elevator or something really loud. Hrm.
Ick. Icky landlord and icky ponytail.
What the what!?
How is the floor eating him?
Is it the lift I hear?
That’s it! They’re in the house in the back of the cupboard! Explains the wood.
He doesn’t remember when George was born?
Claire can’t have kids?
So George is…
Oh no.
The room shrank?
Who the crap IS George?
Now he’s one too?
Oh help.
Help help help.
If he did this, what’s he scared of?
“It’s bigger in the cupboard!” “More common than you’d think.”
So I figured it out a bit early. Yay!
Those things are creepier all the time.
Why do we still hear the lift?
Why’s it matter about the lift? And how is his room back to normal?
Surprise them? OK…
This won’t end well. I have a hunch.
Now Amy’s one?
That’s the creepiest song too. Oh help.
“I’ve got to invent a setting for wood, it’s embarrassing!” Heh.
Come on George, you can do it!
Oh geez. FINALLY!
But now what?
Oh that. Goody.
Come on Alex, he is your family whether he’s alien or not!
That’s better.
That was kind of sweet, actually.
Hey look! Old lady!
I hope the landlord’s nicer now.
Oh yeah, Mum works the night shift, she missed the whole thing.
Now I wonder how I feel about kippers too.
I hope he’s really ok now.
Oh creepy song.
Even for the Doctor?

Overall I liked this one. A bit creepier than most. Seemed to be more exciting and have a lot going on. I’m disappointed we never actually got a good explanation of what exactly George is, though.