Monday, April 28, 2014
Doctor Who--X is for X-tra!
Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! My theme is Doctor Who because its the topic my kids voted we do together. We're sticking with people, places, creatures, and episodes from the newer series starting with Christopher Eccleston's (#9) simply because we haven't watched all the Classics...yet.
You can find the list of other participants HERE. I'm #149.
I asked my seven year old son what he thought of when he thought of Doctor Who. Here is his list in the order he gave them:
David Tennant, TARDIS, Rose, Daleks.
I've already covered all of those, but I thought you'd like to see what's important to a 7 year old boy. For this post I'm going to talk about a few other characters or episodes that I didn't talk about earlier.
Astrid Peth--She was a waitress on the Titanic in Voyage of the Dead. She signed up to see other planets but sadly had not been able to do so because of her job. The Doctor decides to take her on a little excursion to earth. Shortly after they learn that the star ship Titanic is just as doomed as it's namesake and they have to save the day.
Wilfred Mott--Oh how I love Wilfred! He's Donna Nobles maternal grandfather. He's in several episodes and even though he witnessed many Christmas invasions, he chose to believe that one day humans would peaceably reach out to the stars and interact with alien races. For his clip I wanted to share the day Donna lost her memory, but I couldn't find one. Instead I'll have to share the last time he saw the Doctor.
The Girl in the Fireplace--Series 2, Episode 4. I recently re-watched this one and it was so sad! I believe the Doctor really made a connection with Reinette. Whether it was just the romantic notion of her needing him, the fact she looked into his mind and saw how lonely he was or something else, he appeared so sad at the end.
My kids favorite line is about a horse he finds on the spaceship. When Rose sees it she says, "You're not keeping the horse." And the Doctor replies, "I let you keep Mickey."
We're getting close to the end, what character, species or episode did you love that I've forgotten?