Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Turn Left, Stolen Earth, Journey's End 6 October 2008

Davros is back, and watch out, he has a reality bomb!

We had worked our way through the library two-parter and had seen Midnight, so it really was time to see TURN LEFT, the awesome counterfactual what might have been story about if Donna and the Doctor had not met, if she had turned right instead of left one day while driving.

Jacob Klein, Nicole Colston and Sam Young had dropped in to see it. TURN LEFT had a big effect on them and after It was over they just sat there. The dvd player in my Mac Mini just went ahead after a few minutes and started to play STOLEN EARTH. I paused it and asked if people were really into it, and they said yes. So, forward we went.

The two-parter that ends the most recent season is one of the most amazing Doctor Who stories ever, and I remember how difficult it was to wait a week for the conclusion, not knowing which companion would die, whether the Doctor would regenerate and a whole lot more.

The Doctor takes a real hammering in this story, especially from Davros, who accuses him of turning his friends into weapons and being the greatest destroyer ever. Rose is back and that is great, and the whole crew gets together -- Torchwood posse, Sarah Jane's crew and everyone else except Rose's father. They all have a part to play.

What happens to Donna is sad, but at least I like it when the Doctor tell's Donna's mother that she should treat her with some respect.

I am now compiling Sarah Jane Adventures from this new season, so perhaps we will watch that next time. But, for sure, this was a real fun Doctor Who Theater and the end of an awesome season.

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