flowsoffire: (Liz Ten)
So BF is AMAZING ♥ As I already knew from the one adventure I'd heard before. But yes, it fully lives up to expectations.

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The Mutants!

That was a nice ep, and one that, again, dealt with a colony and humans being entirely dreadful to the native population. The villain was, once more, perfectly hatable. The Time Lords sent the Doctor and Jo about to do their bidding. Why they wanted to help the local population when they pointedly usually don't get involved in the politics of other planets, you ask? I do not know, but it made for a nice adventure. The characters were nice, with Ky the native, and the two guards who rebelled and helped the Doctor and Jo instead, one of which died, aw.

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Well, that is another much-belated review. But a delightful Master story! Seeing the Doctor and Jo pay a visit to an imprisoned Master was pretty much the best thing ever. I quite loved the two sides of that—first, the pretence of a reformed and pretty much overpowered Master, guarded by a staff that had been trained to resist his hypnosis. (His intense hypnotism face went almost cross-eyed. XD His frustrated face wasn't bad either.)

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So this review has been a bit overdue. I actually finished that ep over ten days ago, but I have been either too busy or too lazy to type and post this ;)

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flowsoffire: (Eyepatch)
Quick review, yes!

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flowsoffire: (Yellow jumper)
So. The Daemons! Well, that was not my favourite episode in the history of ever. It had several good things, and also several weird things, and I donʼt know, I was a bit confused and WTF for quite a bit of it. I guess one canʼt like everything ;)

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flowsoffire: (Yellow jumper)
That's right, here is an exceptionally fast review :D Five days for a six-part episode. Being up to date with fandom does that. ♥

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flowsoffire: (Flushed)
Hello! *waves* Here is a review!

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flowsoffire: (Jenny)
And I've reached it! Or I've reached them, I should say: Jo Grant, Mike Yates, and the Master :D The (new) cast pretty much made this episode. There is Jo, who is the adorablest little cutie. So different from Liz, enough that they just don't compete: Jo is the sweetest, Liz was epic and their brilliance just coexists. So yes, Jo makes quite the lovely new companion, and I want to squish her.

There is also Yates, so is great—very fun, and he has an excellent dynamic with Jo! I may ship them a wee bit. They are sweet together; she's already calling him Mike and he calls her "love" and calls her out on pouting like a child about things. And he made her cocoa; since the First Doctor and Cameca, we are aware of the implications of cocoa on one's love life. They are babies and that's it. (Also, the cocoa was plot-relevant! I love it when that stuff happens.)

Then, there was Delgado, who I'm quite enjoying so far :) Smooth, lots of presence, and I'm longing for more screentime between him and the Doctor but their one-liners about each other have been good so far. Also, we got to see his TARDIS! And it was a motor horse box! And now it's stuck on Earth! Squee. The Doctor seemed so pleased about tricking him like that, and so casually looking forward to seeing him again, it was rather cool.

Besides, the episode had Autons, and mostly plastic daffodils and a very ugly dwarf statuette as weapons of mass destruction. Yeah, the character made the whole thing. XD

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flowsoffire: (Jenny)
Hello! There hasn't been any updates really, simply because there was nothing very interesting to tell. I'm still working as much as I can, still trying to novel-edit and keep up with fandom and all the things. I came down with a bit of a cold today that had me feeling really sleepy, but still managed to get a few things done in the most energetic intervals so yay. And I finished s7! So you get a review! :D This is where you clap and cheer, yes.

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flowsoffire: (Two)
And I eventually finished watching this one! :D

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flowsoffire: (Martha)
Yessssssss, I finished that ep ^_^ Well, it was nearly-all recons. I'd lost the habit of that. XD Doesn't mean it wasn't nice though! Well, still, I don't have a lot to say about it. Mostly the second part stood out, and I was grateful this one was the only one available for real—I liked the clever thinking about how the explosions worked, breaking the magnetic pull so the beacons wouldn't be entirely destroyed but fragmented into parts, and the fact that this allowed the Doctor to try and pull the pieces together again. That was such a delightfully angsty part, the Doctor trying his hardest to save Jamie, Zoe and himself but knowing there were chances that they wouldn't make it. That moment when he told Zoe "Don't be a pessimist", with such a tired, tired look—desperate, but fighting on for all of their sakes… And that part when they were sharing oxygen and he gave his companions more because he didn't need as much as them. Alienness + selflessness. I loved it to bits. Also, the Doctor was practically sprawled across Jamie's lap with his head against his belly and I approved of that too.

Also, Milo was fun, if a bit shouty. ^_^

ZOE: There's one thing I don't understand.
MILO: Well you're very lucky, girl. There's about a hundred thousand things I don't understand, but I don't stand around asking fool questions about them, I do something useful.


^_^

Next up is The War Games. HOW DID THAT EVER HAPPEN?
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Trying to cross-post in HTML this time—fingers crossed!

The Seeds of Death! That was another pretty nice episode. I greatly enjoyed seeing the Ice Warriors again, though their hissy voices are honestly a pain; it made me think back on Cold War fondly, and enjoying all the Two-era references in s7. The GI, the Ice Warriors, the Brigadier's daughter! :D Plus the Zygons as far as classics are concerned. Lovely stuff.

The plot was nice, fungus is another recurring enemy. XD I really enjoyed Fewsham's role, it was quite emotional. His state of complete terror was obvious throughout the episode, of course he is being a coward compared to the more heroic members of the moonbase's crew, but we can't all be heroes. He had seen a colleague killed and was frantic and fearing for his life, and he followed the Ice Warriors because he was so terrified, but he also hated the idea of harming anyone, let alone the whole of Earth—and despite his cowardice, in the end he saved Zoe, delivered crucial information, and sacrifized himself in the process. If that is not redemption I don't know what is. ♥ So he was very good. I also liked Miss Kelly, though she was pretty much the opposite, very business-like, dutiful and a bit cold. And Professor Eldred and his passion for rockets, he was very fun!

Also, Zoe was very brave and super clever as usual and I love her. And Jamie and the Doctor, naturally. Jamie saved the Doctor twice, I think, go Jamie. And apparently the Doctor called Victoria and Jamie's names when he awoke after being knocked out by the deadly seeds' effects? Well.

Moral things: the Doctor apparently had no qualms against destroying the whole fleet of the Ice Warriors as long as he saved the Earth. No giving them a chance here, greater good in action. Maybe he tried to discuss earlier and I just didn't notice as much. They were hissy and not very prone to discussing anything with humans anyway.

Episodes always seem to end with side characters asking the Doctor's opinion about something or wanting to tell him thank you or whatever, looking up, and being like "where have they gone now?". This is fun. XD

Fun lines:

ZOE: At our present rate of drift and allowing for the usual gravitational influences, we'll be drawn into the heart of the sun in approximately five months and ten days.
JAMIE: No need to worry about that, then.
ZOE: What do you mean?
JAMIE: We've only got enough food and water for three days, remember?

ZOE: Are you all right?
PHIPPS: Oh yes, I'm fine. I've seen most of my friends killed. I'm being hunted by monsters.

Aw, baby. ♥

COMPUTER: Total breakdown of social order predicted. And this is so heart-lifting.

DOCTOR: Yes, but have you tried to understand [the fungus]?
GREGSON: Are you suggesting we should psychoanalyse it, Doctor?
ROFL.

Next up: The Space Pirates! And it's a recon! :( But it's the very last recon EVER I think, and then it's the War Games, yesssss! ♥
flowsoffire: (Some things never change)
So thanks to the amazing [livejournal.com profile] universaldogma, I got to listen to my very first BF audio adventure! :D

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flowsoffire: (Two and fanfic)
Right. Review time. The Mind Robber—pretty fascinating episode :D Pretty tricky, quite inventive. In a way it gave me Celestial Toymaker vibes, with the fictional characters in lieu of toys, and the presence at the core, pulling the strings, playing with the team TARDIS' minds. There are also Space Museum vibes somehow, because tricky and clever. I really enjoyed the beginning with the unknown presence trying to lure Jamie and Zoe out, showing them their home planets on the screen, they were so obviously entranced and longing—they might be happy traveling with the Doctor, but the draw of home is still ever so strong. They were so caught, they couldn't even think rationally and realize it wasn't normal that each of them had seen their home planet, and it was obviously a trick…


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flowsoffire: (Bullshit)
Here comes my review of The Dominators! Took me long enough ;)

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flowsoffire: (Two blue)
Soooo I was SO excited to begin watching Wheel in Space, because ZOE. I'd looked her up, and the whole idea of the character—superclever, socially/emotionally-awkward girl—just made me really excited. It wasn't a letdown; she's really great, that girl. First, her dynamic with Jamie is great—sibling-like indeed, like I'd read before, all that bickering, it's lovely. I was madly eager to see her meet and interact with the Doctor, the little genius—and that was delightful indeed. She was so certain about her deductions and knowledge, but the Doctor taught her some valuable lessons—"Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority" and "Simple common sense works wonders sometimes, Zoe". Loved how Two asked for Jamie's insight too. That team!TARDIS is pretty complementary (noticed that in The Dominators afterwards too)—Zoe and Two are the big brains, Jamie is solid common sense and practical plans. No one gets overlooked. Love it :D

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flowsoffire: (Two blue)
Look who's catching up with reviews now!

Sooo, Victoria's goodbye ♥ Read more... )
flowsoffire: (Two blue)
Trying to get shit done this evening, aka: good amount of work during the day, daily catching up with emails (struggling not to get TOO far behind is more like it…), loading the AO3 updates I have yet to read on my Kindle (thanks for the heads-up, [livejournal.com profile] elisi, that one is getting pretty handy ;)), typing a comment on Amazon for the ebook I've just finished reading—all checked, and now I'm eventually getting around to classic!Who reviews. Just so you guys know, this is the Web of Fear one but I've seen Fury from the Deep in the meantime and am halfway through Wheel in Space. Yeah. XD I AM SO IN LOVE WITH ZOE but that is a subject for another review. For now… yeah, I'll try to get this one started, at least. In the best of all worlds there would be fic-typing, icons and more Who after that, but LOL. No. Not happening ;P Eh.

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flowsoffire: (Two blue)
So The Enemy of the World was a pretty good serial too! ^_^ Doctor lookalikes ftw. Well, One had his, now Two has had his as well. The impersonating Salamander, the difference in accents and manners were very nice. I like the plot—more use of the theme of starvation and natural catastrophes, and ah, I just knew Kent might not turn out to be a good one in the end, either. :D Jamie and Victoria did nicely—Jamie especially—and the ending was great, I thought for a moment they were going to fall for Salamander impersonating the Doctor, and the struggle in the TARDIS/Salamander falling out into the vortex were thrilling! :D Besides, I liked Astrid (and her clothing), and loved Fariah. So sad she died :( But a good death can be a good fate too. ♥



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