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Just a few quick thoughts...

Oh, RUSTY.

There. That's out of the way. This one actually made a bit more sense than usual for him, requiring slightly less beating of the rational brain into submission, and there was so much that was Just Plain Fun.

The Adipose-babies were beyond silly for a million reasons that I couldn't help hitting me as the story was happening (I'm really not a nitpicker by nature, and make it a policy to forgive anything that doesn't occur to me until later), but I'm actually okay with that because they were SO DAMN CUTE. Really, what other show could get away with a horde of little Shmoo-like creatures made of sentient fat waving endearingly at you? The crackitude is just off the charts.

Liking Donna so far, which doesn't surprise me a whole lot. I really had no fear that we were going to get a whole season of the full-throttle one-shot version of her from last year's Christmas special. She's still a bit bull-in-a-china-shop, which is fine by me, and still more than willing to give the Doctor an earful when she thinks it's called for, which is more than fine by me. I'm steeling myself for some portion of the fandom to continue to define her by that OTT first impression, which would be annoying but unfortunately in keeping with human nature. (Luke Skywalker = whiny, forever and ever amen, QED.)

I'm weirdly ambivalent about her setting out to find the Doctor. On the one hand, it's something I don't recall them having done before, and I can admire the perseverance and resourcefulness in her going "Okay, I'm going to check out weird happenings because he's bound to turn up at one of them sooner or later." But on the other, I felt a bit like it was saying she had failed in her determination to make her own life more interesting, and couldn't do it without him. Which makes me all kinds of uncomfortable.

But on the other other hand, she was trying to go from zero to Grand Adventure all at once without an instruction manual. Going to Egypt disappointed her because she did it in a touristy way, but it was the only way she knew how. Flying by the seat of your pants isn't as easy to get into as it looks. The Doctor is the one way into that world that she's sure of, so looking for the Doctor is the logical course of action. And I like to think, had she not found him, that all that checking out of weird happenings would eventually have become an end in itself, and she would have gotten the hang of this adventure business on her own.

Love the Doctor catching himself explaining things to the empty console room. Think he's on crack for just tossing that sonic pen in the trash. Love Donna noting that he's in the same suit as when she met him -- "Don't you ever change??" Love him resignedly schlepping her luggage into the TARDIS.

All in all, a fun ride, that hopefully bodes well for more fun to come. They could use some fun for a while.

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nycdeb
Apr. 6th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Really, what other show could get away with a horde of little Shmoo-like creatures made of sentient fat waving endearingly at you?

and the winking! I actually "awwwww"ed out loud at the winking.

Think he's on crack for just tossing that sonic pen in the trash.

yes, that's gonna come back and bite the story arc in the butt. I mean, if not - why have Miss Foster possess one in the first place. And given that - why throw it in a bin and then make a big thing about the keys being in the bin as well if not to bring it all back in some french farce leading to "OMG! The end of everything!"

Yes, that pen will come back and likely right exactly where we left it (and the keys).

Edited at 2008-04-06 03:20 pm (UTC)
wiliqueen
Apr. 6th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, the winking.

And given that - why throw it in a bin and then make a big thing about the keys being in the bin as well if not to bring it all back in some french farce leading to "OMG! The end of everything!"

Yes, exactly. Gun in the drawer in Act I, blahblahblah.
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wiliqueen
Apr. 6th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
*snerk* I don't think so, but I'd have to watch it again to be sure.

Then again, there's nothing to prevent Donna's mum from looking in the wrong bin (since Rose isn't there to point it out to her) and going "Ooh, nice pen! What idiot would throw this away?"

My impression, though, was that the walk'n'talk where he chucked the pen was a bit away from where the car was.
thanatos_kalos
Apr. 6th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
Think he's on crack for just tossing that sonic pen in the trash.

I remember thinking 'y'know, there are some people on Earth who might like to have a nice sonic pen, who could use it responsibly and could do with someone doing something nice for them. I can think of three off the top of my head...'
wiliqueen
Apr. 6th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Indeed! Or, heck, give it to Donna. Not that he might not end up regretting that too, but that would be part of the fun. *eg*
thanatos_kalos
Apr. 6th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
I can just Donna getting frustrated with it in a crisis and simply throwing it at the villain-- thus saving the day. ;)
diannelamerc
Apr. 13th, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
Oh, yes. Exactly! (yes, I finally saw the ep) If I were Donna I would *so* have commandeered the pen as mine!
sanitylapse
Apr. 6th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
"I'm waving at fat."
The Adipose are ridiculously cute. They're mini-Staypuft marshmallow men, but made out of fat.

And that one sliding down the hood of that car going "eeeee!"? So adorable, but so wrong.

Think he's on crack for just tossing that sonic pen in the trash.

Yeah, for an alien super-genius, sometimes he's not so smart. Hey, what if Rose took it!

Love him resignedly schlepping her luggage into the TARDIS.

"They never used to have this much luggage. Come to think of it, they hardly ever had luggage at all. Time was, a companion was content with the clothes on their back and whatever the TARDiS' wardrobe provided. But *now*..." *sigh* ::pats console:: "Don't you mind them, *I* like the clothes you put out for me."

Doktar/TARDIS 4 eva!
wiliqueen
Apr. 6th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Re: "I'm waving at fat."
Sliding baby marshmallow Shmoo = brain-melting cuteness!

I could be on board with Rose having the sonic pen. Makes as much sense as anything else. ;-D
allmightybecca
Apr. 6th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
Fun is good
Adipose babies are Killer Cute at its finest. I had to smile at them even after they killed poor Stacey.

As for throwing away the Sonic Pen, that was just strange. I think you're right he was definitely on crack because it seemed out of character. Could he have done it on purpose? (I'm over thinking it, I bet)
wiliqueen
Apr. 6th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Fun is good
(I'm over thinking it, I bet)

I'm thinking yes. *wry g* But that can be fun too.
darkmagess
Apr. 30th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
This is the first time I've ever seen Donna. She strikes me as... uhm... not very bright. Determination she's got. But I kind of feel like she's a goof and not very witty.

The image of The Doctor standing there with luggage under his arm made me laugh so much... It was so WRONG, so... pedestrian, perhaps even domestic. It's like they went from zero to old married couple, and she's just got to hit the shop for a big old sun hat with flowers.

Also.. Hi, Rose! I can't wait to see you throw the Doctor for a loop!
wiliqueen
Apr. 30th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Mmmm. No, witty isn't her strong point. Though not short on snark, which isn't quite the same.

If you can get hold of "The Runaway Bride" (last year's Christmas special), it's worth it for the intro and a basis for where she's coming from in re-encountering the Doctor now. It didn't help people's expectations of her much, even above and beyond Catherine Tate's image in the UK from a particular sketch comedy character she's known for. (Short version: Lots of people hate her. A LOT.)

It was a Very Very VERY Bad Day that put her at the center of all manner of alien bizarritude. Consider that you're meeting her now after she's had a year to digest that and...well, it's not exactly a flattering picture. But it's good to have anyway, to know where she came from and what point she first hit in the Doctor's life.

I don't know yet what to think of the Rose business, which I'm counting as a good thing since it means I don't know where they're going with it. And since they're typically not so much with the subtle, I rather like not knowing.

Edited at 2008-04-30 04:32 pm (UTC)
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