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Doctor Who: Doomsday + the one before it, whatever it was called
I've been remiss about posting ep reactions ever since I was overwhelmed by the awesomeness that was Lumic. And I've had this half-written since Sunday.

First off: I was happy, so happy to see the Cybermen last episode. I only regret that Lumic does seem to have been killed off. I was hoping we'd see him again because Lumic is my king! (Only I do plan to defeat him.) As you may have gathered, I love me a vast robot army.

And then when the Daleks arrived. Well. I may have needed a moment to myself. It's hard to overstate how much I love them. I love their squat, funny bodies, I love their screamy voices, I love how they should be completely ridiculous but yet are so menacing. Especially when they fly. Seeing the ranks of them flying through the air filled me with such creepy happiness I almost cried. So glad at least one of them seems to have escaped the void. I can only hope he will triumph in the end.

Dalek vs Cyberman was funny and beautiful and of course the Daleks are superior.

And I guess there were some people too. Jackie kicked so much ass in these episodes. I'm going to miss her like burning. She's so real. And Mickey -- you're so fine, you blow my mind. Great to see him all grown up and someone that Rose can build a life with now. Great to see the Doctor give him the respect he deserves. And vice versa -- when Mickey called the Doctor "boss", I smiled almost as much as if they had both been robots.

Pete -- good to see he's still a bit of a jerk. I think I could watch a whole series about him and Jackie negotiating their way through married life. They spark in a good, good way.

The Doctor was less manic than he has been recently, I guess because the situation was rather more grave. The 3-D glasses were a nice touch.

Rose, honey, I do love you but I'm glad it ended. It was never going to be forever. I've said this to a few people already: I think she and Ten enabled each other too much. They were too hyper, too self-congratulatory too much of the time. The beach ending was a bit over the top, but I think necessary for Rose to have closure and get on with her life. Which I would very much like her to do.

Whoever the new companion is -- and I don't know and I don't want to know, not yet -- I hope s/he can dampen the Doctor a bit. He needs a little sarcasm now and again. Hmm, how about Snape?

And now the wait: for Torchwood, and for more Who. With robots, lots of robots.

eta: Now with Ten - Snape comment fic by bethbethbeth!

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"Alpha Centauri? There's a little planet there which..."

"No." The response was immediate and final.

"Then how about Mercaxten 65? The fishing this time of year is..."

"No." The word alone sounded like a scowl and a sneer rolled up into one.

'Well, all right." The Doctor frowned for a moment, then flashed a wide smile. "I know! We can go re-visit the scenes of your childhood! Everybody likes that!"

Severus Snape looked down his exceedingly long nose at the man standing by the controls of the TARDIS.

"Do I look like someone who was shaped by a happy childhood?"

"Ah," the Doctor said dejectedly. "I suppose not. So...okay, where would you like to go?"

"Had I not made myself clear earlier?"

"But...you're my companion! We have to travel around together, have adventures, sing karaoke, fight lots of robots...you know the sort of thing I mean. It's all in the Companions Guide that I gave you last week."

Severus shook his head and pulled his robes tightly across his narrow chest. "I would be more than glad to cease being your companion. Just say the word."

"But you can't just stop being my Companion. None of my other Companions wanted to leave me, just like that," the Doctor whined. "We haven't even encountered any slimy sea monsters together yet!"

Severus raised one eyebrow. "There's a perfectly servicable Giant Squid at the lake near Hogwarts, as I'm sure I told you."

The Doctor scowled, and his normally boyishly handsome face looked surprisingly like his Companion's for a moment. Then he shrugged his shoulders. "Fine. You win."


What is it that the Doctor's new Companion wanted? Tune in next week, at which time I might have come up with a punchline all will be revealed!

Oh, I love you. And Snape.

I would tune in next week. And continue tuning in for as long as you want to continue this. Years, even.

Just saying.

You? Are so sweet. :)

(If you want to see my real virgin DW story - i.e., the one that took at least twice as long as commentfic to write *g* - it's here. Sadly, it includes no Snape)

: tunes in next week

Can Time Lords regenerate in the belly of a giant squid?

Hee! I don't know, but I'll bet the TARDIS could look like a squid.

I'm very with you on the new companion dampening the Doctor down now and again. He and Rose made such an unlikeable pair of know-it-alls at times. I loved Rose and the Doctor against the wall, but was less keen on the Norway coda, although I can see your point about closure. I hope she DOES get on with her life now!

I totally agree re Jackie and Pete! I loved them so much!

And oh god - now you've started me thinking which *other* fictional characters would make good (or terrible) companions...*g*.

I don't think I'd say I enjoyed the Norway scene, but without it, Rose would have spent all her time waiting for the Doctor, like
Sarah Jane.

And oh god - now you've started me thinking which *other* fictional characters would make good (or terrible) companions...*g*.

Well, since you're the SGA girl, how about Rodney? :) I can just imagine *that* clash of intelligence.

Or Elizabeth Bennett. That I would really like to see.

I have to admit I did think of Rodney *g*. Especially as David Hewlett is such a Dr Who fan. I can imagine the Doctor would find him very wearying to have around - always challenging him about temporal physics wherever they go. Although it would be nice to have someone more the Doctor's equal onboard in that respect.

As for Elizabeth Bennett - she would be a superb companion! Bright and sparky and witty - the only trouble is the Doctor would fall in love with her very quickly!

*agrees with absolutely everything*

I was smiling like an idiot at the Daleks. They have so much attitude, I just love it. :3
I also love just how much Mickey has changed... the first time he saw the TARDIS he wibbled and collapsed. Now he's a freedom fighter. ♥

Mickey rocks my world. And when I have my vast robot army, well, that will be a very good day.

And for dessert you love Doctor Who and your friends write you perfect ficcomments with Snape as the new Companion! I seem to have fallen down the rabbit hole and I don't want to climb out; it's cracktastic fun here...

I can't wait until the new seasons starts. (Even if Snape isn't there.) It does get a bit cracktastic around these parts at times. :D

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