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01 April 2007 @ 03:32 pm
Doctor Who 3.1  
Doctor Who is back! While I don't usually post on Who, today's eppy warranted some major squee, I felt.

I need a Martha icon STAT! I LOVE HER. I really liked that she was contrasted to the whimpery girl who freaked out when they arrived on the Moon, and that she demonstrated her intelligence and unflappability immediately. And she has that all-important sense of wonder! She marvels at the beauty of the situation, wonders about how it could be possible, while also regretting missing her brother's twenty-first... she's wonderful! And she reassured the Doctor! She told him there had to be a way back to Earth. I love that she immediately constructs herself as the capable one. Which of course she is combining her medical skills, her deductive reasoning and her heroic nature to resuscitate the Doctor in the nick of time. \o/

She had chemistry with the Doctor even in the first scene where she listened to his heart(s). But I liked that she also didn't seem to be crushing on the Doctor in an annoying way (though his kiss left her breathless--yay!). And when he showed up again and ran through all the formalities with her super-fast (Time Lord, TARDIS, time travel, bigger on the inside... got it? Ok, let's go!), I was so squeeful. I liked her crazy family too, and how it's obvious that she's the level-headed one.

As usual, I loved Ten's mania: his impersonation of a daft human was hilarious. 'Laughing at the darkness' was a great call, and I liked that it was obvious that he was rushing to fill a Rose-shaped hole (despite his transparent protests to the contrary), but deliberately choosing differently this time.

In short, Martha's earned the title of Companion in my eyes. She's my kind of girl, and the Doctor's my kind of Doctor, and I think I'm going to love this season!
 
 
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Procrastinator extraordinaireficchica on April 1st, 2007 06:42 am (UTC)
Martha's great isn't she? I really like her. Rose took sometime for me to warm up to. But by the end she was really rather tedious and I was glad to see the back of her because I could not stand her mother or Mickey.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Madame Pompadourbop_radar on April 1st, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
*nods* I had similar feelings about Rose. I felt they had limited plots they could explore with her. Her family and Mickey never did much for me, so while I did like Rose, I also wanted to see the show work with a Companion who could open up more possiblities and I'm very optimistic that Martha's a good choice from what I've just seen.
Moonwitch Iconsmoonwitch on April 1st, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
Wait, what? When's it on? I MISSED IT? WHAT THE FUCK? ;________;
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on April 1st, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
Oh, not on TV in Aus. :-( Sorry for false alarm! I'm getting it... the other way.
Moonwitch Iconsmoonwitch on April 1st, 2007 07:39 am (UTC)
Oh, haha, phew. God I was scared for a moment. XD; I've been waiting for new DW for ages and the thought that I'd missed it just threw me. Plus have you seen the TV guide for this week? There's hardly anything on, and most of what is on are repeats. D:< Crazy.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark and Chloe reportersbop_radar on April 1st, 2007 07:41 am (UTC)
Don't miss it when it does come! It was a fantastic ep!

And yeah, TV here is SO uninspiring right now. I've given up completely...
Moonwitch Iconsmoonwitch on April 1st, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
Let's just hope it's soon. :3

I've told myself not to download anything but anime/music and the occasional movie, so I still mostly have good viewing. (For example, on Wednesdays I usually get to see House, Medium, Heroes, Prison Break and 24. Which is slight overkill, but makes me happy. XD;) But this week just sucks. Hah.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on April 1st, 2007 11:23 am (UTC)
Oh, you are very good! Wednesday nights have a great line-up by the sounds of it. But I'm too impatient. ;-)
SJ: doctor who - tardissarahjane12 on April 1st, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
I really liked Martha! I loved the looks Ten kept giving her throughout the episode, noticing that she was handling the situation better than everyone else.

In short, Martha's earned the title of Companion in my eyes. She's my kind of girl, and the Doctor's my kind of Doctor, and I think I'm going to love this season!

I can't wait to see what this season has to bring!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Tenth Doctor geekbop_radar on April 1st, 2007 07:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I liked those looks too! And when he complimented her on her thinking about them trespassing on the moon: 'no, but good thinking! I like that!' It was obvious that the Doctor was 'shopping' for a Companion, but I'm fine with that and think she's a great choice. I'm so excited!
Cris: Torchwood - Jack - handduskwillow on April 1st, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
How cool is Martha?
The episode rocked!!
She saved him!! She even remembered he has two hearts! Hee!!
They make a good team. :)

Her family is insane. Poor girl on the cell in that first scene. lol
Can you image the scene if she ever brings the Doctor home? After her father left her mother for that crazy chick. Mwa ha. Oh the drama.

Plus - banana and sonic screwdriver jokes! We can never have enough of those!!
The lady with the straw slayed me. lol
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on April 1st, 2007 10:18 am (UTC)
I know! Her family does seem insane. But it's good that there's a different family dynamic to that of Rose's family. And I loved her saving the Doctor. That was too wonderful!
Parul: Torchwood - Harknessnakhrewali on April 1st, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
Oh fun! I wonder did season 3 *just* start or have there been heaps of eps out already?

I used to like Rose but am glad to hear Martha is cool!

Where there is a doctor there is a companion haha.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW woebop_radar on April 1st, 2007 10:16 am (UTC)
It just started on Saturday in the UK. So this was the very first episode with Martha.
Parul: James Bond - for tears in the rainnakhrewali on April 1st, 2007 10:37 am (UTC)
LOL no it's not *woe* it should be *glee* cause this means I can for once actually catch a show as it starts instead of having to watch backlog episodes!

Thanks for the info =D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Yay!bop_radar on April 1st, 2007 11:12 am (UTC)
Oh, that is very good, yes! It's always more fun watching in time.
Parul: Becoming Janenakhrewali on April 1st, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
ha I was so expecting you to use that icon! And yes it is.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Nathanbop_radar on April 1st, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)
Darn, you know me too well already! ;-)
president of the back seat: TV: DW Ten/Rosevibrantharmony on April 1st, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
Wasn't it just so good?? I loved Rose, but I really like Martha too, so I'm really excited for this season. I loved the Doctor mouthing "bigger on the inside," it was so cute.

I just smiled the whole way through, I was so happy it was back! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Tenth Doctor geekbop_radar on April 2nd, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
It was wonderful! I think Rose would like Martha if she could get past the jealousy. ;-) And yes, the episode had all the things that make DW great! \o/
hazy: Dr. Who: Made of Stars by mehazyshade on April 1st, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
Hi, I hope you don't mind that I friended you here as well as imeem! I love your meta :)

I'm glad I had faith in RTD regarding Martha, because I knew he'd pull it off. I adored Rose, but I like Martha a lot, too - and I'd honestly expected it to take a few episodes to get to that point. I think the coup de grace was her comment about the "tight suit". ;) I can't wait for next week.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on April 2nd, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
Oh, hi! *waves* I love your vids! (Seven Nation Army is one of my top ten all-time favourites.) Good to meet you! *friends back*

I thought it might take me an episode or two too, but I found myself in near-instant love. I don't know the actress at all but I thought she showed good range in this episode and yeah, she was very cute when she was 'calling' the Doctor on chasing her around and acting all coy and alluring! ;-) I'm super-excited about the series now!

(And it's good timing with BSG just gone on hiatus.)
hazy: Buffy: Buffybot Chihazyshade on April 2nd, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
*waves back* Aww, I get so thrilled when people like my vids! *blush*

I haven't come across the actress either, but she fitted right in with the tone and flow of the show. And yes, I'm so glad Season 3 started now, as I was beginning to bite my arm off thinking of the dreaded 9-month BSG hiatus! :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Martha Jonesbop_radar on April 2nd, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
I know! The BSG hiatus is terrifying. I think I'm going to overcompensate by acquiring even more fandoms than I already have. *headdesk*

You're right--the actress did fit the tone of the show very well. Good casting! And already I can't wait to see more of her.
decisively indecisive: doctor hmmmmmbouncymonkey on April 2nd, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
I *loved* Martha. More than Rose I think, already - she's more confident and mature. <3
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Martha Jonesbop_radar on April 2nd, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
I love her more than Rose already too! (I feel so nervous saying that though!)
decisively indecisive: tardis - quarkzbouncymonkey on April 2nd, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
Hee, me too! It can be our little secret :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW converse lovebop_radar on April 2nd, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
OK!
stardust_20stardust_20 on April 2nd, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your show overview! I have to say I agree with most of what you've said, though I was a bit wary - I couldn't stand Mickey or Rose's family but by about the middle of season 2 I was really enjoying the Doctor/Rose chemistry and I was sad to see her go. I wasn't sure how well I was going to like the new companion and was figuring it'd take me a while to warm to her - not so! I really liked her personally.

The story was a bit thin in my opinion, but as it's just the first of the season I'll look forward to it getting better. :)

""In short, Martha's earned the title of Companion in my eyes. She's my kind of girl, and the Doctor's my kind of Doctor, and I think I'm going to love this season! "" ~~ I liked this quote - sums it up aptly!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Martha Jonesbop_radar on April 2nd, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Hi there! I agree the story wasn't the episode's strong point, but as a standalone establishment ep, I thought it worked well enough. I hope they'll get into some more interesting stories now that we've been introduced to the new Companion.

Thanks for commenting! *g*
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Martha Jonesbop_radar on April 7th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Eeeee!! It is, it is! I am SO HAPPY it's back. And I can't wait for this week's episode. I've been thinking about Martha all week, and I think she's going to be really really fun to watch with Ten.
darenothope: Doctor Who. Cheap tricks.darenothope on May 16th, 2007 07:08 am (UTC)
I LOVE Martha. She's just so awesome. Just instant love. I love the end scene with Martha's Theme playing over the top where she sees the Doctor again and the TARDIS for the first time.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Martha Jonesbop_radar on May 16th, 2007 09:41 am (UTC)
Great icon! And yes, it was so wonderful, that sequence, wasn't it? I love Martha's Theme too. She's just awesome!