This episode is the ninth episode of Season Five (or Thirty-One depending who you ask), called Cold Blood. BBC Page
So we’re reviewing what happened. Wave at future us, Amy in the hole, we got an alien, it says one of them will kill her, Amy gets a shot, Doctor says “nobody dies today.”
“This is the story of our planet Earth…It is the story of our past and it must never be forgotten.” Interesting.
I do like Nasreen. She’s got a bit of Donna’s attitude, how this is all interesting and such.
Oh, the warriors are awake? This could be bad…
Too early in the episode for them to actually harm Amy.
“You never picked a lizard man’s pocket?” Heh.
Elliott! Oh noes!
Weapons? Oh good. He and Ambrose really are a matched pair aren’t they?
Maybe Rory should remind Ambrose that someone he loves is down the hole as well.
What’s with decontamination? Why is it bad for the Doctor?
Oh, all the germs, oh that’s how it works? Yikes!
“Got any celery?” Hee!
“There’s always a military isn’t there?” I wish he was wrong.
“I don’t negotiate with apes.” HE’S NOT AN APE!
I bet the point is that humanity is like these creatures; some are kind and lovely and some are awful and set in their ways.
“Door at the end.” “You sure?” “Nope!” That’d be me. I’m going for it but I have no idea if it’s right.
Oh good, Ambrose is about to get another reason to hate them. Wonderful.
Interesting. So they were here when the Earth and the Moon lined up? Wow, that was long ago.
Oh yay, Ambrose and the taser. This will end well.
Yup. There it is.
“I thought sooner or later she’d break.” Oh after two minutes? Please.
O HAI AMY!
I like Malakay, or however you spell it.
“I didn’t know it would go like that Dad.” HOW THE HELL ELSE DOES IT END WHEN YOU BLOODY BUGGERY TASE SOMEONE???
Oh goody. Ambrose shot her mouth off. Annnd all of humanity is brought down by a horrible woman.
STOP! Who was that?
O hai elderly fellow!
“We’re not monsters and neither are they.” I hope so.
Nice little message. “Gotta dash!” Heh.
“Who has more fun than us?” Hee!
There are fixed points in time where things must stay the way they are…this is NOT one! Cool!
What is it she wants him to do? Sounds…shady.
“I never meant to harm your child.” Oh I rather love him too.
I do like that the Doctor apologized to Elliott.
What’s Malakay up to?
Oh what’s Tony Mack up to?
“What benefit does humanity get?” What does it matter? Fair is fair, innit?
I do hope his “first session” is correct.
Oh no no no. Don’t end him!
Dammit. I need to stop liking characters, they always get the axe.
Oh look, speaking of “so much less than the best”…
This is what she did? Started the drill and this is how it works? This is awful.
In a chamber, impossible odds, how can this possibly work? Oh wait. The Doctor.
Squeaky bum time indeed.
Eldane? Is that his name?
I am sad that he has to do this. Kill his own people.
A thousand years. Oh I hope this works Doctor.
I like that idea. The planet is to be shared.
What about Tony Mac?
Awww. I hope Tony Mac makes it. Maybe Nasreen will stay with him! She could stay down there and do awesome stuff!
Poor Eldane. I hope he’s right too.
Nasreen is staying!? AWESOME!
“Come and look for us.” I hope he does. I’d like that very much.
Another crack! And another flashback?
It’s the same crack. Again.
He’s right, WHY DOES EVERYBODY KNOW!
I love that he has a hanky for it.
Rory! Again? NO!
He’s right, they were on the hill, how’s that work?
I’m sorry? Oh noes.
It’s taking him away? Oh yikes.
This time it’s true, huh? That’s not fair!
Can she hold on to him or not? Uh oh.
Make him the best of humanity in a way you couldn’t be.
Too bad the ones I liked best are all gone now.
Oh no! It’s her and…just her.
That was awful. I’m actually going to miss Rory. Quite a lot. I hope she does too.
I liked this story because it was a bit of what I particularly like about Star Trek: An alien race reflecting humanity back at itself. For those in other countries, when you watch this episode and you feel a bit sad and embarrassed for humanity, and you know in your heart that it could have gone SO much better than it actually did, this is a little bit of what it has felt like to be American for the last decade.]]>
This episode is the eighth episode of Season Five (or Thirty-One depending who you ask), called The Hungry Earth. BBC Page
2020 AD? Hrm.
Hory Clap I swear that was Felicia Day for a minute.
Cute kid. I wonder why he has trouble.
Further than anyone’s drilled into the Earth before? That won’t end well.
Storeroom’s out? Oh all the cameras are out?
They couldn’t be more obvious if Mo was wearing a red shirt!
Oh look, the hole got him. This here is my shocked face.
Why is Amy wearing a coat if she is “dressed for Rio”?
Oh I love a big mining thing. Hee!
He’s worried about the ring? Aww.
So bossy little Ambrose called…the cops for something?
No body in a grave? Hrm. And not from above?
“How is that possible”? I’m pretty sure Rory knows a guy who can help. (:
Of course Amy went to help. And of course it got her too.
Shutting down the drill doesn’t seem to help.
And there she goes. What’s he going to do about it?
Oh and Elliott is a cute kid with an adorable accent and headphones. This could be bad, or maybe not.
Still hearing drilling? Thaaaat’s not a…GOOD sound…
Hoo boy. This looks serious.
What is WITH the sky!? That looks….creepy.
Oh good, everyone’s trapped.
I have to say, I do like Rory and the Doctor a bit. This might be fun.
Covering with sensors eh? I guess we’ll see what these are, huh?
Ambrose is better than this? Oh I doubt it.
I like Elliott better when he’s not making his serious face.
“They’re scared of me.” I like that. He does not appear to be pleased about it. Much.
He let the kid leave? Oh here we go.
Smooches! You go Tony!
DON’T DISS THE SONIC! Good advice.
More shaking? And no power. Lovely. They’re learning aren’t they?
Please tell me the don’t want the kid.
So it’s a Predator?
What is it?
And it got him.
Oh good. Ambrose wanted to shoot/tase them, and now they’ve got her son, and her husband and injured her pa. It is SO on.
Hostages? That’s not usually the Doctor’s MO either…
So they’re keeping her asleep? Why keep her at all? It’s not for information.
Wow. And it’s a mask?
Hey look a face!
“No, because I’m the last of my species and I know how it sits in a heart, so don’t insult me!” Beautiful sentence.
What will he sacrifice? His entire species if I recall.
So they were here first? Interesting. I rather like this.
“If she lives, so do Elliott, and Mo, and Amy…” She’s so dead. And Ambrose will be the one who kills her.
“We return their hostage, they return ours…” I was waiting to hear “EVERYBODY LIVES!” http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Doctor_Dances
If you are the best you can be. Oh Doctor. You put such faith in humanity. And you get shafted every time, don’t you darling?
Nasreen applauded him. Oh I do like her.
“It’ll be dangerous.” “Eh, so’s crossing the road.” Yes. I like her a lot.
Oh I like her better now that she didn’t exclaim it was bigger on the inside. (:
At least she gave me a “Fantastic!”
Hijacked? Oh noes! Sucked into the Earth? At least they’ll get a good look round, right?
“One of you will kill me.” She’s right. I’m sad for her because it’s true.
Ack! He’s green!? That’s where Alaya got him right?
I think I’d like Nasreen as a companion. She’s fun like Donna was.
Is that Mo? It is! And he got dissected? YIKES!
A dozen? Oh it’s worse. The music tells me it’s a LOT worse. And the music is SO right about it!
I like this one overall. Creepy, funny bits, and humanity. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!]]>