Concerning Dinosaurs on a Space Ship
(DAVE) Steven… of all the sexual innuendoes you’ve put into the show… a honk really? Well actually it was brilliant. I loved it. Apparently Neffie did too! NEFFIE!!!! He calls her Neffie!!! Wait… isn’t the Doctor married??? What about RIVER????!!!
(BEA) No kidding!! Did he not just get married? Or…because they fixed time, did that not happen and they aren’t married? Actually, no, I refuse to believe that…so…did he not just get married? Where is RIVER??
(BEA) Even though I saw the preview for this episode about a million times and the internets are littered with the memes, there is a certain amount of…undefinable joy, a thrill of anticipation that goes through me every time I watch the Doctor say it. “Dinosaurs! On a spaceship!” Not gonna lie, I may have squealed like a tiny child. 😀
(BEA) Hey…isn’t that…the same beach…Bad Wolf Bay…?
(BEA) You know, Steven, I was wondering how you were going to justify dinosaurs on a spaceship. Not that I really needed justification…because…well…dinosaurs (!) but still, I appreciate that there was a sensible explanation. Tying in the Silurians was a great touch, especially to give Amy a chance to show off a bit. Well done.
(BEA) Well, I’m guessing that’s linked to the fact that the Doctor kind of doesn’t exist anymore. The Tardis is much synonomous with the Doctor in most people’s minds, so if the Doctor is no longer on record, the Tardis is no longer on record. Either that or the perception filter kept the scanners from recognizing that it was there.
(DAVE) NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! SOLOMON!!! NOT TRICEY!!!! NOOOOOO… STEVEN WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MY SOUL!!! Remember that +1 to inner child high five I gave you a while back Steven? Well… now my inner child is dead on the floor… Thanks Steven…
(BEA) I love that Rory and Brian get a chance to do something important. Something that no one else on that ship could have done. While Rory has had his share of shining moments, he’s always kind of in Amy’s shadow. And she is back in full force in this episode, but he is flying the space ship…with his Dad. It’s really perfect. Another great way he gets to show his Dad that he is competent and valuable.
(BEA) Steven. What just happened? I am shocked. I honestly did not think that that would happen. Did he really just kill Solomon? I mean…I understand the justice of it. Solomon massacred the Silurians, killed a dinosaur, treated Neffie like an object. He is pretty obviously an evil man…but that just…it goes against so much of what we have come to expect from the Doctor. He even says earlier in the episode that he doesn’t respond to violence. It’s an interesting choice, Steven. And I don’t know that it was wrong. But I am shocked. I think it would have been much more fitting if Solomon had been accidentally eaten or trampled by the dinosaurs.
(BEA) I love Brian. It’s great when you bring in an older character. The wonder and the excitement in the aged is…beautiful…to see Brian filled with energy and passion. Brian and Wilfred should totally be the next companions. Forget Jenna. Let’s have the old men!
(DAVE) Steven, even though you ripped out my heart AGAIN. I love you. This was probably one of the best stand alone Doctor Who episodes I’ve ever seen. Its really fantastic, its got everything that makes Doctor Who… Well… Who. =]
Dave & Bea