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It's the second time I've seen The Runaway Bride and I liked it even more this time around. Donna is loud and brash and noisy but she was also oddly reflective and perceptive. And saw the humour in it all. And slapping the Doctor will never not be fun to watch. Plus any woman who can run around through all of that mess and still keep her wedding dress white is possessed of some superhuman talent which needs to be patented and marketed.

The funny thing is that I think that as a companion she worked really well because she was the emotional lynchpin of the episode, the one that points out the consequences and flaws of the doctor - in much the same way that Sarah Jane worked last season. The Doctor needs someone who really has no idea of what is going on so he can explain things to the audience them. If the companion knows a lot that's not going to happen. But if they can combine that with the companion also being a reflection of what the Doctor is and how scary his life is and how damaging he can be, then that is a situation made of win. Yes.

And as for Martha and the moon bound hospital of Space Rhino Infestation, she was quite lovely. Though I am not sure I needed it said out loud quite so often how smart she was. I get it! I am quite sure she is smart: please do not hit me over the head with it.

Space Rhinos are great, too. But Space Bunnies would be better. Why you not give me Space Bunnies, Doctor Who? Is it prejudism? I bet it is.

Also my little [livejournal.com profile] doctard heart was warmed by the way the Doctor tossed that slut the sonic screwdriver aside when it broke. He'd never do that to the TARDIS.

Date: 2007-07-07 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenthesixth.livejournal.com
I really enjoyed The Runaway Bride myself when it aired and I watched it a few times since. I especially loved the way Donna was all "you wha?" when the Doctor is telling her she's in the TARDIS and then starts shouting "That doesn't mean anything, you're just saying words!" Hee hee.

Date: 2007-07-07 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
And the slapping bit. The slapping bit will never get old.

Why, yes, I am five. :)

Date: 2007-07-07 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morwen_peredhil
I saw "The Runaway Bride" for the first time last night, and was puzzled by all the Donna hate I've seen lately. I kind of liked her, shallow silliness and all.

I haven't watched the first Martha ep yet, because we had a houseguest last night and I thought that one episode of DW was enough to inflict on him for one night. (Luckily I discovered that he likes The Deadliest Catch as much as we do, so we watched that for the rest of the night.)

Date: 2007-07-08 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I stay off most of the Who communities so hear about the Donna hate secondhand most of the time. I am guessing some of it is because she isn't a young, pretty thing whose clothes (like some of the old school companions) aren't likely to magically get smaller and smaller. Or as they always said on Old Who she isn't 'something for the dads.' (That phrase comes up a lot on commentaries).

Martha seems nice and cute and I am sure she will be an excellent companion, though I think Donna and David Tennant were more fun to watch in how they acted to together. Given how much I've enjoyed the casting for New Who I doubt that they'll screw up now. Actually, I really don't think that there's enough credit given to how well cast this show is as a rule: even if I don't like a character I usually think the actor/ress is pretty good.

Date: 2007-07-20 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kittenscurious.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm EggSpreader from SF, and I'm friending you, if you don't mind!

Date: 2007-07-20 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
*waves and friends back*

Sadly, this journal is a bit boring, so hope you don't mind that! :)

Promoting a community on your lj comm?

Date: 2007-07-24 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyricalviolet.livejournal.com
Hi there. Sorry to stalk you to your personal journal, but I couldn't find a way to contact you otherwise.

I was wondering if I could promote my community [livejournal.com profile] oncoming_recaps in your community [livejournal.com profile] doctard.

The [livejournal.com profile] oncoming_recaps community was created to attempt to reverse the regrettable decision by the website Television Without Pity (aka TWoP) to cancel their recaps of Doctor Who.

Seemingly a business decision that affects the global community of fans who avidly read the recaps by TWoP staff writer Jacob Clifton, the cancellation of the recaps, we fear, is a change in the tone of the site, as directed by their new owner, the Bravo Television Network.

We hope to reverse Bravo/TWoP's decision and bring back the recaps not just because we love them, but because we see this as a larger issue, skulking in the shadows: the death of smart, intellectual television (and all its inherent discussions) in favor of cheaper (and more revenue producing) reality shows.

The Oncoming Recaps Team has already launched a letter writing campaign and the Great Recap Reread (which we do every Tuesday, as part of our "Tuesday is WHOSday" campaign), but we are looking for communities with whom to affiliate, and from among whose members we might add to our own ranks. I would like to recruit from your community's members to help us protest this decision and keep TWoP as we love it and have known it to be: snarky, smart, unapologetic and uncompromising.

Thank you for you time and consideration.

Re: Promoting a community on your lj comm?

Date: 2007-07-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
No problem. If you could stick in a doctard line in your post that would be lovely (for we are nothing if not *committed* insane shippers).

Re: Promoting a community on your lj comm?

Date: 2007-07-24 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Oh anything is fine - we're not picky. Well, we can't afford to be, really, not with a 'ship like ours. *g*

Maybe a ps. with a bit about how this will surely help promote the true eternal love of doctard. Because clearly that his what the series is about. :)


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