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I finally saw the two most recent episodes of Dr Who last night.

So good! SO good! Yesterday I got spoiled by bloody Heat magazine for last Saturday's episode (it was my own fault, I was looking at the TV highlights and there was a reference to Derek Jacobi morphing into John Simm), but luckily I didn't know anything about the watch or that the Professor didn't know he was a time lord so that was genuinely surprising. My jaw may have dropped when I saw the watch. And I actually clapped with gleeful excitement when he announced "I...am...the Master!" I may have stamped my feet a bit too. Also, David Tennant looked almost too hot for words when he was looking through the window at Jack in the radiation chamber. And Jack's flirting with pretty much everyone attractive on the planet was fabulous. Not sure about depiction of docile Asian insect girl, but it wasn't enough to spoil what was, in general, an absolutely amazing episode with a fantastic ending. TV hasn't made me so bouncy and excited for ages.

And Blink scared the bejaysus out of me (I actually did get up and watch from a distance when our heroes were trying to get in the Tardis and the angels were getting closer), and was a really brilliant time-travel story as well. Loved it. In fact, in general I have loved all of this season. I think it's the best so far of the new batch.

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cangetmad
Jun. 21st, 2007 10:12 am (UTC)
I am a dimmity, because I was trying to work out how the watch could be the same actual one the Doctor used. Everyone else got it straight away, didn't they?
stellanova
Jun. 21st, 2007 10:18 am (UTC)
No! I didn't realise it was meant to be the exact same actual one - I thought it was just another example of a certain sort of distinctive device. Did you figure out how it could be the same watch?
cangetmad
Jun. 21st, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
No! I mean, I now think it wasn't the same one, and of course it was exciting because it showed he was a Timelord with a chameloen arch thing.
glitterboy1
Jun. 21st, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
No, it took me *ages*: it wasn't really until Martha went to tell the Doctor that I finally twigged what was happening - and who he was. At first, like you, I was trying to work out how the Doctor's watch had survived *mumble* trillion years and ended up in the hands of the Professor!

For all that we *know* about time travel, I was convinced that the Master was busy being evil back on Earth in the 21st century, so it didn't even occur to me to be looking out for him here.
cangetmad
Jun. 21st, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
I want to know, though, how this "you are not alone" thing works with time travel - the Doctor senses other Timelords if they exist anywhere in time and space - but of course they <>do</i> exist elsewhere in time, before they all died. So how did he know he knew there weren't any others, if he would have detected the Master had he not been human at the time, even though he was always trapped at the end of time, where/ when the Doctor had never been?
glitterboy1
Jun. 21st, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
I know - it all feels rather hand-wavy! The Doctor has said that he can't ever see Gallifrey and the other Time Lords again, as though somehow it's been destroyed for all of time. Ok, let's buy that for a moment. But even then, I agree: why hasn't he detected John Simm, alive and well, with (as listersgirl put it) his Time Lordiness fully restored? Methinks we may be due for some more hand-waving.
blue_monday
Jun. 21st, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)
I didn't. Is it supposed to be the same one or is it a different one that looks the same?
listersgirl
Jun. 21st, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, see, I was thinking that all Time Lords have a watch just like that -- some sort of symbol of their Time Lordiness, and the thing that would hold their Time Lordiness if needed. So it wasn't the Doctor's watch, but something that he would recognize.

Although, didn't he give the watch to the young boy a few episodes back? Maybe it just got passed down through the (many, many) years.
glitterboy1
Jun. 21st, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
Gah to being spoilt for Jacobi -> Simm! That was a brilliant coup, and I think they'd done some very cunning misdirection, too, while not actually hiding anything at all. There really have been some fabulous episodes recently. And I can't wait for this week's!
stellanova
Jun. 21st, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
It was so annoying! It was the blurb about this Saturday's episode - which I shouldn't have been stupid enough to read, I might have known it would refer to previous events. Anyway, it said something about how great the previous episode had been, what with the Jacobi-Simm transformation - I didn't read another word, but alas that was enough! Still, the ending of the episode was brilliant anyway. I just kept thinking how it would be even more brilliant if I didn't know what was coming!
glitterboy1
Jun. 21st, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
Ah, I see. Bah! Heat do that, don't they? I think they once spoiled me for a Life on Mars episode, too. Hmmph.

Not long till this week's - but then we'll have a whole nother week to wait!
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