I was going to do Sam's Three Things about Doctor Who 7.05, having just seen it, but that was horrible. And it's okay if people like it or thought it was interesting, but ye gods am I tired of talking about this show. (This is written in a fit of pique which I will no doubt regret later.)

It's not like I'm departing fandom and I'll keep watching the show and probably do Three Things, but I've decided I don't have to do Three Things about Awful Things or justify why I think it's awful, so I am not for this one. I know people like to congregate to talk about it here, though, so feel free to comment.

I won't bite, I promise. :D
It's Sunday, and time for Sam's Three Things About Doctor Who!

I think I missed doing this for A Town Called Mercy. Er, sorry.

Spoilers for 704, The Power Of Three )

3a. I love Dad Pond. Dad Pond wins every episode he is in by virtue of being DAD POND.



Time for Sam's Three Things About Doctor Who!

Spoilers for 7.02: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship )

3a For Real: Triceratops are my favourites. I don't have to explain myself to anyone.

It's a September miracle!

And now it's time for Sam's Three Things About Doctor Who, 7.01: Asylum Of The Daleks )

3a. My entire reaction to this episode could basically be summed up as OH RORY.

In all, the second half of last season was fairly bland. I was hoping this would knock it out of the park, and it...didn't. Still, if it's not a stellar episode it's at least a solid one.


I kind of had some issues with the pre-hiatus finale and thus never got past A Good Man Goes To War because of plot stupid. But I finally managed to watch the rest and I have Twenty One Things About Doctor Who! (Because 3a never counts.)

Spoilers for Episodes 6.08 to 6.13 plus Christmas Special )

So...if I sound rather cranky about the second half of the season, I think I kind of was. It's nothing personal, Doctor Who; it's just that half your plots pissed me off for personal reasons and the other half were held together with bailing wire and spit. (Yes yes I know...it's Doctor Who.)

At least now we're through it. I shall enter the new season with a clean heart and high hopes. Try not to destroy them.

(Yes yes I know...it's Doctor Who.)
Okay, I am not prepared for meta this week, so you're going to have to put up with the dumbest ever

Sam's Three Things About Doctor Who! (Actually six.) (Actually eight.)

Spoilers for 6.06, The Almost People )

3a. Wow. Well, I am truly and properly horrified by the last ten minutes of that episode. Something that starts with that only ends one of a few ways and none of them good, in this particular universe.

I actually viscerally do not want to watch the next episode.

But I will, I suppose. Spoilers for 6.07, A Good Man Goes To War )

3a. For an episode where I knew going in it couldn't end any way but horrible, up until about thirty minutes in, that was a great episode.
See? I'm doing better this week! Because it is already time for Sam's Three Things About Doctor Who!

Spoilers for Doctor Who 6.05: The Rebel Flesh )

3a. I couldn't figure out any particular reason to be using a castle for this episode, but that's because for a while I forgot a cardinal rule of Doctor Who: WE DON'T NEED A REASON FOR A CASTLE.
I am so remiss. I'm trying to be better!

Which is why it's time for Sam's SIX things about Doctor Who.

Spoilers for Doctor Who 603: Curse Of The Black Spot )

3a. Dear Doctor Who: if you do the is she/isn't she in a mental institution episode, I might set the entire BBC on fire. I fucking hate those episodes and EVERY SHOW DOES THEM. You've gone nearly fifty years without one, you don't need one now!

And now, spoilers for Doctor Who 604: The Doctor's Wife )

3a. Rory gets all the awesome costumes. And he is pretty, Gaiman doesn't lie.

Belated, I know, I know. Pretend I was savouring the anticipation of Special Agent Crowley Badger Dutchman L'ively the Third.

Spoilers for Doctor Who 6.02: Day Of The Moon )

3a. Moffat has a certain genius for plot points that are interactive -- things that people can do and see in the real world which link back in and make them feel a part of the canon. Like the epilogue to Blink, where he points out that any statue could be a Weeping Angel, or the hatchmarks in this episode, which I've already read about one child drawing on herself. I wonder if it's unconscious, or if he does it on purpose, or if it's a-purpose but merely part of his personal philosophy of What Makes Things Scary. It's true that if we can relate menace to something in our own reality, we're more likely to "believe" at least as long as it takes to scare the shit out of us.

This is why The Amityville Horror is the scariest movie I've ever seen, because THE HOUSE IS EVIL. AND I AM IN A HOUSE.
The Doctor is very uncertain about this whole business, especially the lack of Jammie Dodgers.

I know it's late, but it's here: Sam's Three Things About Doctor Who!

Spoilers for 6.01: The Impossible Astronaut )

3a. ...look, I'm not happy about the way I felt about this episode. I really am not, and I genuinely don't know if I'm making a valid value judgment or if I'm just irritable and taking it out on Doctor Who. But I don't even have four things to say about it. So I am going to end this in the traditional way I have ended Three Things for a few months now:

Oh Mozzie.
David Tennant and Georgia Moffett are engaged.

Oh man, gloriously messed up till death do they part.

*dead of lol*
So remember when I posted the fender bender t-shirt and the image of Marty and Ten looking all startled?

Well, [livejournal.com profile] brewsternorth pointed out that Marty and Ten might be funny, but One and Doc Brown would be way funnier, and [livejournal.com profile] infiniteviking proved it:

This is currently my favourite thing in the universe.

PS: Squid can fly. We're all fucked.
I am awake! Wrung out, but awake and no more headache, thank christ. It's still blustery here, but nothing really that untoward, though I know there's been storm damage outside the city and probably some downed branches and things inside it.


What I really want to talk about is that I had just about enough energy to watch Death Of The Doctor, the new SJA two-parter with the Doctor in. And I probably wouldn't have talked about it (I'm catching up on SJA later, once I've done with Classic Who) but hey, there was stuff to talk about!

So, to prevent spoilers as always, you may find Sam's Three Things About Death Of The Doctor behind the cut! )

3a. Nice shout out to Metebelius III. It was a running joke in Three's era (and actually an important plot point to his regeneration) and I LOLed when they mentioned it. Someone has been paying attention anyhow.
It is so late at night to be posting the Three Things! But not only did I have to watch the episode, I kind of had to sort out how to vocalise what I thought of it.

But yes, it is time for Sam's Three Things About Doctor Who, 5.13: The Big Bang )

3a. I will say that as season endings go, as two-parter conclusions go, and as doorways to future seasons go, I think this was really well done, and well above the usual standard for modern Who. And I'm really, really glad the next season is already in planning...
It's Saturday, and I have brownies, and I have slept.

Must be time for Sam's Three Things about Doctor Who, 5.12: The Pandorica Opens )

3b. It's very hard to come up with something non-spoilery to put outside the cut. I will say that I think this is because the episode was really tightly-woven; everything knotted into everything else nicely, and if I find fault with the logic of some of it, it's not because the writer wasn't serving the plot. This story could have gone really stupid in a lot of ways, and I appreciate that it didn't.
It's Saturday, and the World Cup bores me, so it's time for...

Sam's Three Things About Doctor Who, 5.11: The Lodger )

3a. All I will say here, so as not to spoil, is that this episode made me think of an old fic of mine (if you don't want spoilers don't read it till after the episode) and I'm not above admitting I went back and read my own fic for the sheer pleasure of it. I love that story.

OHAY, in other fandom news:

[livejournal.com profile] spiderine has opened a fan-centric shop, Fandom On Top, with some lovely Coffee Club coffee mugs and very amusingly labeled underwear. :D Check it out! She's adding new stuff all the time, and I believe fairly soon one or two of my own designs will be up there.

[livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox has a caption contest going with a slightly naughty manip I did for her, involving a bathtub and a smug looking Jack.

And [livejournal.com profile] writerinadrawer is back! I'm not participating but the crop of fics is pleasing to the eye; you can read them here (don't forget to hit page two!) and vote here.
And now for the not-fun post about Doctor Who.

Trigger warning for discussion of depression and suicide.

This episode was all about me. )
It's Saturday, and apparently my flat's plumbing is fine, so it's time for Sam's Three Things.

There will be a second post about this episode, because wow, personal issues much, but this one is just the usual fanstuff, and the other one will be triggery as fuck, so let's just have fun here :)

Sam's Three Things About Doctor Who, 5.10: Vincent And The Doctor )

3a. Between her criminal skills and her love of art, I think Amy should have been an art thief, Y/Y? I said to [livejournal.com profile] cruentum that she should have hooked up with Lady Christina and he replied "Or Neal Caffrey" and my brain kind of shorted out at the hotness of that idea. YES PLEASE.
You know what the nice thing about Three Things About New Who is? I don't have to summarise what's going on like with Classic Who, 'cause you all know what went on. It makes it much easier to talk about stupid stuff I'm interested in.

Three Things About Doctor Who, Episode 5.09: Cold Blood )

3a. Matt Smith is so bendy. He must be really good at Twister.


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