Everyone’s Least Favorite Doctor

Happy Whuesday! So, I’ve watched a couple of the Sixth Doctor’s serials, and except for the outfit (Jesus Christ, that coat though), I don’t get why people hate on him so much. I mean, yeah, he’s kind of an asshole (especially compared to his sweet, polite predecessor), but hell, Nine was sassy and rude sometimes, and he still rocked as the Doctor!

Okay, I’ll be honest, I only watched some Six episodes for research for my fan fiction…so basically, all I watched were the two Master serials, The Mark Of The Rani, and Trial Of A Time Lord. But from what I saw, Six honestly wasn’t a terrible Doctor. I mean, I wouldn’t want to travel with his Doctor per se, but I wouldn’t necessarily dislike having to watch his episodes. I don’t see why Colin Baker was fired…

*checks Wiki*

“Too violent”?! Bitch, are you kidding me?! How can you call the Sixth Doctor violent? Well, okay, yeah, there was that time he almost choked Peri to death. But it’s not like the Doctor’s never been violent! Three was a ducking ninja James Bond mother ducker; Four was just insane; and Five, sweet, gentle, innocent little Fivey, just let the Master die in Planet Of Fire, and almost killed Davros in Resurrection Of The Daleks (before he pussied out)! Since when has Doctor Who not had some element of violence? Dafuq?!

Stupid freaking BBC…Oh, well. We have to give kudos to Colin Baker for being a good sport and not holding it against them personally. I mean, he always seems willing to come back for special occasions like the 50th anniversary. Unlike some actors who think they’re too good for all that…

Anyway, that’s my rant for today. Come back in seven days for next week’s Whuesday. See ya later!

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DW Review: “Survival”

Hello, nerdy ones! If you weren’t aware, there were eight other Doctors before Christopher Eccleston. We call this era “Classic Who”. Try to keep up, my dears.

I guess I’m working backward, because “Survival” is the absolute last TV serial of Classic Who. However, it was a good story to end on. Nothing absolutely spectacular, but it does end with a great quote from Sylvester McCoy, the Seventh Doctor:

There are worlds out there where the sky is burning. Where the sea is asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke, and cities made of song. Somewhere, there’s danger. Somewhere, there’s injustice. And somewhere else, the tea is getting cold. Come on, Ace! We’ve got work to do.

In my opinion, this quote appreciates the basis of Doctor Who without all the grandiosity of some of the NuWho’s monologues.

Not only did we get to see Ace in her wild, rambunctious, Ace-yness, but we also saw the return of one of my favorite characters, the Master. Anthony Ainley is my personal favorite incarnation of the character (Sorry, Delgado!), and I swear, this episode was written specifically for the purpose of bringing him back for one last bow. It’s the perfect context for him, too. Ainley’s Master was always so…predatory. Making him into basically an overgrown cheetah (or panther, maybe?) was the perfect move. Although, seeing him and the Doctor in a literal fight was quite unnerving, considering that the most physical activity they’d ever engaged in previously was swordplay.

As usual, the special effects were terrible, but hey, it was the ’80s, after all. The story line is interesting, and as I said, the ending shades into a fair farewell for the 26 year old series. It was Ace’s last story, and really, the last story for the Seventh Doctor as well, considering that all he did in the TV movie was stupidly walk out of his TARDIS and get shot. It was a good sign off.

Come back next week for another Whuesday review!