Doctor Who Recap & Review: A Good Man Goes To War

Creepy Eye Patch Lady

Written By: Steven Moffat
Directed By: Peter Hoar

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All will be revealed at last!

Just kidding.

But seriously, we get a major reveal at the end of the episode as well as at least a hundred more questions as to what the heck is going on. What did you think of the episode? Were you thrilled by the turn of events or turned off by them? Was Rory a badass or what? As always, our thoughts about the episode are immediately following the synopsis. And feel free to chime in with your own thoughts as there’s quite a lot to mull over.

Synopsis and thoughts after the jump!

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Doctor Who Recap & Review: The Almost People

Ganger Doctor

Written By: Matthew Graham
Directed By: Julian Simpson

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This week sees the conclusion of the latest Doctor Who two-parter, unless of course you rely on BBC America for your Doctor Who needs. If that’s the case, you’ll probably want to wait until next week to read this as you’ll be a week behind. In fact, you’ll probably have to read the rest of these posts a week behind now. Sucks to be you, ha ha ha.

But seriously, there’s some interesting stuff here so let’s jump in without further ado.

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Doctor Who Recap & Review: The Rebel Flesh

The Doctor, Rory and Amy

Written By: Matthew Graham
Directed By: Julian Simpson

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This week sees the beginning of another two-parter, which marks the second for the season and which will be followed by the mid-season cliffhanger. I’m pretty sure this means we’ll all be in a state of agitation until about September when the series resumes. Unfortunately for legal viewers in the US, the BBCA is delaying The Almost People by a week due to projected low numbers on Memorial Day. We’re not going to let that deter us, however, and will have next week’s episode recapped and reviewed as per usual.

Now let’s begin!

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Doctor Who Recap & Review: The Doctor’s Wife

The Doctor and Sexy

Written By: Neil Gaiman
Directed By: Richard Clark

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The episode begins with a scrappy bunch lead along a rather pensive young woman named Idris to her doom. They place her upon a pedestal and an Ood emerges to drain her life force from her. Before she dies, she’s told the Doctor will come for her. Meanwhile, the Doctor regales Rory with tales from a previous adventure. He doesn’t get very far when there’s a knock on the door. This wouldn’t be strange except for the fact that they’re in deep space.

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Doctor Who Recap & Review: The Curse of the Black Spot

DoctorOnThePlank

Directed By: Jeremy Webb
Written By: Stephen Thompson

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How can one follow up such a mind-bending two-parter as Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon? Simple. They can’t, and they don’t in the third episode of the new season. Instead, the overall arc takes a backseat to a simple pirate story, which we’ve outlined below in this week’s Recap and Review!

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Doctor Who Recap & Review: Day of the Moon

Rory And Amy

Directed By: Toby Haynes
Written By: Steven Moffat

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You can be certain of one thing when it comes to a Moffat led two-parter: you’re in for quite a ride. There’s a lot to sum up, so let’s get right into it, shall we?
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Doctor Who Recap & Review: The Impossible Astronaut

The Impossible Astronaut

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Directed By: Toby Haynes
Written By: Steven Moffat

It’s safe to say that most of us here at Technicolor Commentary are big fans of the BBC sci-fi romp Doctor Who. Last year, Steven Moffat took over the reigns from Russell T. Davies and made perhaps one of the better seasons yet, following closely behind season three (TCC opinions may vary). This year Moffat starts the first episode of the new season off with a bang…literally.
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Battle Royale: Martha vs. Donna

This week I want to bring a new series of posts to the TCC table in which two figures in fiction are pitted against each other in a battle royale of nits and picks. Who wins is pretty much determined by whoever

argues better. To start things off, I figured I would pit two Doctor Who titans against each other: Martha and Donna!

Personally, I find Donna atrocious based on the acting choices of Catharine Tate and despite all the good Donna as a character does for the Doctor, the fact that it’s Tate ruins the whole thing for me. In fact, Martha did a much better job at trying to dig at the Doctor’s wall and managed to not be shrill or “just another hottie.”

What say you?

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Welcome Back TCC

Is it hot in here or is it just my regeneration?

Let’s compare TCC to Doctor Who for just a moment here. Whenever the great Doctor dies, he goes through a regeneration and becomes a completely different actor. That’s pretty much what’s happening here. We’re transforming from a podcast/blog to a blog. What this means is that things are going to be changing throughout this week. The design will be completely different and the types of posts you’re going to see here will be changing as well. The biggest difference is that we’re no longer limited to film in our scope. Now, we’ll be writing on a variety of topics such as television, anime, and web video(i.e. Legend of Neil, The Guild, and future web series).

I hope you rejoin us in the coming days for a new and improved Technicolor Commentary! Allonsi!