Thursday, October 15, 2015

Update and a NuWho Review: The Christmas Invasion

First off, I'm finally ready to write something. Classes went well: B in Creative Writing (mainly due to a couple missed discussion posts) and an A in Shakespeare, because the final was "talk about Shakespeare plays" which is what I basically do all the time anyways. Work is crazy, Frenzy is fixed (Less yowling! Less rolling around like an idiot! Mostly.), Tiny is indeed a "he", and we're preparing to move to Virginia this December.

THAT'S RIGHT BACK TO THE SOUTH WHERE FOOD IS FRIED AND TEA IS SWEET

Anyways. Moving on. Let's get back into review mode, shall we?

The Christmas Invasion

Yeah, I realized I'm only on the Tenth Doctor in my reviews. Which is okay, because David Tennant is amazing and talking about David Tennant is the best occupation I can find right now.

When we last left, the Doctor had just regenerated. The TARDIS crash lands outside Jackie's apartment, where he wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and passes out. Unfortunately, while the Doctor recovers, nonsense is happening: Santa robots are attacking, and a spinning Christmas tree of death nearly kills Jackie, Rose, and Mickey.

Just as ridiculous as it sounds.


Meanwhile, Prime Minister Harriet BAMF Jones is about to go live when the Sycorax (and writing that in this context directly after a Shakespeare class is odd), an alien race, demands the world's surrender-or they will force a third of the world to commit suicide. Harriet and her staff arrive on the ship for "negotiations".

The Sycorax discover the TARDIS, transport it aboard their ship, then moan and complain that Earth has cool technology and that's totally unfair, you guys. Rose tries to BS their way out of it, but the Sycorax are too busy whining about life being unfair. The Doctor is revived by tea.

I AM BEING COMPLETELY SERIOUS. THE DOCTOR IS REVIVED BY TEA. This show is so British.

Upon reviving, the Doctor challenges the Sycorax leader to a swordfight, then winds up defeating him with fruit, because that's the kind of show this is.

But the best is yet to come. While the Sycorax slink off, embarrassed by the Doctor, Harriet calls Torchwood and tells them to BRING THE RAIN. The Sycorax are blown up, the audience cheers, the Doctor...is not so happy.

"But Harriet, they just want to go invade other planets, why can't you just..."
"ALIENS BE CRAZY. BLOW THEM UP."


See, he doesn't like this "violence" stuff, and promptly insists that Harriet looks tired, somehow ending her career. Somehow. Because he's the Doctor, that's how.

So, what to think of it? It's an amazing first episode for 10. The show will obviously be much wackier, but the Tenth Doctor also has a very serious (and somewhat self-righteous) side, as evidenced by his reaction to the Sycorax being blown up. It will eventually come back to bite him, first when the new Prime Minister comes to power (without the use of plastic daffodils, THANK YOU VERY MUCH), and also when he eventually reaches a crisis where he realizes he can't save the day.

But for now, let's focus on the joy that is David Tennant.

2 GANGSTER 4 U

2 comments:

  1. You realize the irony of this post coming directly after your last one.
    Oh Ten!

    They broke the cutie so hard he ended up spending his next life as a dysfunctional child, and then turned into an angry Scotsman.

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    1. Oh, I am aware.

      Poor Doctor. But he's been Scottish, and he's been angry, but never both at the same time before, so I guess he had to try it at least once.

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