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Picspam Reaction: Doctor Who 5.11
Well, why not? Posting in a bit of short order, I'll edit things in the morning.

Contains profanity and speculation based on things I think I know about future episodes.

Doctor Who 5.11 - The Lodger

...Wherein the Doctor hangs around pretending to be human for a while without the benefit of a Chameleon Arch and plays football. At least from what I've seen.

-"No Amy, it's definitely not the fifth moon of Calista, I think I can see a Ryman's" *googles* Ryman's is the UK equivalent of Staples/Office Depot. Good to know for if I ever win the lotto and find myself in London needing toner cartridges.

-Ah, Amy's learning how to fly the Tardis? Looks like a fairly standard early driving lesson to me. One of mine involved stalling the car across two lanes of traffic in front of a speeding dairy tanker. Not quite so sparkly and explodey, but similar facepalm level.
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-And it's taking off again... So, she's managing to abandon him like he did her? So it seems.
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-Houses that talk. Never a good sign. Particularly if they have fuschia doors that open themselves. That's just a sign of evil right there.
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-*facepalm* Foolish boy. Admittedly very nice boy, to want to help some random person in their ill-lit (FLICKERING LIGHT! Demons, ghosts, weeping angels...) house/duplex thing, but very very dumb. Best to find out what kind of help first, and whether the better idea would be to stay out on the street and ring the ambulance or police, rather than going inside and probably becoming something's dinner. Which is still helpful to the old guy if it's keeping him from being dinner, but it's a rather final kind of help.
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-GLAAAAAAAAH! SPEEDY MILDEW EW EW EW EW EW EW! And I am trying very hard not to think about the creepy ceiling bug incident from years back thank you, Moffat. *cringes*
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-"Otherwise you'll have to settle for me."/"You'll have to settle for me first." *headdesk* Right. I'm about the last person who should say anything about awareness of romantic interest, but seriously these two are painfully obtuse.

-There's a weird visibly growing thing on your ceiling. DON'T GO POKE IT! Actually, I did poke my weird ceiling thing, so I'm not one to talk, but I'm not living in an episode of Doctor Who am I?

-"It's just pizza."/"Yeah, it's just pizza." *headdeskheaddeskheaddesk* Do you people not have mutual friends that might hit you over the head with a clue bat of some kind?

-Provided one or both of you doesn't get eaten by whatever's in the upstairs flat.
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-"'Hey, I dunno if you knew...' *headfridge*" Craig is a bit adorable actually.

-"I love you!"/"Well that's good, 'cause I'm your new lodger." Hah. Cute. What has he got in his ear, though? He knows Earth English, among many other languages, it's not like the Tardis being out of range would make him need an improvised translation thing. Hm.
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-"Less of a young professional, more of an ancient amateur." True. *nods*

-"Have some rent." HAhahahahaha. Well, the new sonic screwdriver can still influence bank machines, apparently.

-"Take me to my room." All through this bit here with the babbling at Craig, ...it's quite interesting. The Doctor calls his own name into question, a few times, and seems more scrambled than usual. I'm not sure whether it's something to do with the thing in his ear, or whether he's just that out-of-sorts from the apparent loss of Amy and the Tardis. Like his identity's gone a little unstable without it. But I'm probably reading too much into that.
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-"Is that a reference from the Archbishop of Canterbury?!" Hee! The psychic paper gets a bit cracky on the quick changes.

-Eleven is... cooking. Or making a huge mess. Quite often the same with anyone's cooking, really.

-"Well, I've got one of those faces. People never stop blurting out their plans while I'm around." HA! XD

-Right, so it's two eggs, ham, cheese and mayo? ...could work? I've never fried mayonnaise myself but who knows?
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-"It'll materialize if all goes to plan." Hehe. How many months later though?

-"Has anyone ever told you that you're a bit weird?"/"They never really stop." Also true.

-"Earth to Pond." Oh it's a comm device. Why not.

-Are they phoning each other's bedrooms in the same flat? Or did she stay over at her friend's? Either way, they're too adorable for words.
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-"I need your help." Looks like she could use a hell of a lot more help than some talking house might need.
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-Ah, now it's a young man instead of an old man... or is it the previous victim? *ponders*
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-"To anyone else hearing this conversation, I'm talking absolute gibberish."/"Practical eruption in chicken..." Ha! Oh I love it. Not that a random one-sided conversation about temporal mechanics, sonic screwdrivers and so forth wouldn't make just as little sense to the average person and make you seem just as insane.

-Ooo. Spinning clocks. That's not good. Probably.

-"Take two steps to your right and pull it again." Hee! Remote Tardis control instructions. Not like the console isn't complicated enough to figure out without having to relay instructions from a distance without visual input.

-I'm not surprised that the Doctor's a shower hog. How many bathrooms, showers, pools, saunas, etc, does the Tardis have? Theoretically? You could probably evacuate a small planet's population in the Tardis and no one would ever need to queue for the bathroom. Why would he ever need to think about how long he took in a shower?

-Oh dear. I can see this one coming. Why keep the sonic screwdriver in the bathroom though? Is he just packing it around to every room with him, maybe? Or maybe it works as a toothbrush too? Meh, why not.
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-I suspect that towel-dropping sequence has been exhaustively screencapped and gif'd by now. It's just a flesh-coloured Speedo. Not that I looked or anything.

-Hee! Yep.
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-"Blokes play football! I'm good at football I think." You used to be pretty good at cricket several regenerations ago, but it's worth a shot.

-Seems to me like Eleven's lost a lot of general Earth knowledge on this regeneration, but he hasn't quite had this intensive an experience as an average Earth person before either, so maybe all the mind-numbingness of daily life is getting to him? Also, he's missing the Tardis... I don't know.

-"I can't take a date."/"I didn't say I was your date."/"Neither did I." Oh poor Craig. Bet he wishes he could blend into that bizarre wallpaper just a little bit more. *pats*
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-"You've got two sets of keys to someone else's house. You must like it here too." Ohhhh. She doesn't live there too, she lives somewhere else. Okay. I was having Spaced flashbacks, I guess. They are too damned adorable though. They really are.
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-"Football's the one with the sticks, isn't it?" HA. No. That might be cricket. Or lacrosse. Or field hockey. And yes, very cute jersey number. Eleventh Doctor, eleventh Episode, eleventh jersey.

-"I can't go up to these guys and go 'hey, this is my new flatmate he's called The Doctor'."/"Why not?"/"'Cause it's weird!" True, normally people the Doctor introduces himself to are too busy plotting or scheming or running to worry too much about the full name of the person saving or thwarting them.

-Yeah, the kissy-face greeting isn't likely to go over smoothly with the blokey crowd. However, it will suffice to distract them from how weird your name is.
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-Hey, stealing the penalty kick from Craig, not cool. Also possibly not allowed in the rules. Not that the Doctor's been too worried about those his entire existence.

-Awwww, poor Craig. *pats*
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-And now the house has the voice of a younger girl, so yes, it is using the victims in serial somehow... for something. Or is it? The silhouette doesn't look much like the prior victim. Could just be victim-targeting the bait, too, but it would be creepier if it was re-using the victims for some nefarious purposes. Also more environmentally friendly. See, kiddies? Even evil space monsters recycle! Although given the trend this season, it's probably not evil at all, just misunderstood or malfunctioning.
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-Also also; "I've lost my mummy." *shivers* Why does every show I watch have creepy children?

"Annihilate, no, no violence, do you understand me, not while I'm around, not today, not ever, I'm the Doctor, the Oncoming Storm." Dude. Chill. It's football game, not a Sontaran invasion fleet.
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-"And you basically meant beat them in a football match, didn't you." Eleven does catch up, eventually.

-Aaaaand we have a time loop.

-And the Tardis has very helpfully switched from Gallifreyan number displays to Earth numerics, very helpful that. Also easier for shouting:
"What does the scanner say?"
"I've got no bloody clue! Swirly things, lots of circles with bits of the edges chewed off and more circles flipping around inside them!"
"That's... not helping."
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-Amy is capable of some very impressive faces. Like this one. The 'you didn't bother telling me I might blow everything up?' face. Sort of.
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-Too. Damned. Adorable. Of course something is going to interrupt them.
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-"Where's the on switch for this?" *headdesk* YOURS IS IN THE WASHROOM WITH THE TOOTHBRUSHES YOU TWIT, GO GET IT.

-"Six billion people. Watching you two at work I'm starting to wonder where they all come from." *snerk* The rest of the planet doesn't have you as an unwitting chaperone though, do they?

-"Everybody's got dreams, Sophie, very few are going to achieve them, so why pretend?" Ah yes, there's Eleven with his negative outlook again.

-What is up with Eleven and spitting things anyway?

-"Of course it's not true, I'm not staying in a call centre all my life, I can do anything I want!" Smug Eleven is smug. The negative outlook does sometimes help.
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-"What's happening? Are you going to live with monkeys now?" Awww, poor Craig. He's really getting the short end of everything. But he's not been eaten by the monster upstairs yet, so that's something.
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-"Work out what's really keeping you here, eh?" D'awwwww.
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-As well as being a 'monster upstairs scanner-thingamawhatsit', the device Eleven has built also functions as a limbo dance training machine. Sort of.
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-So much for the not being eaten by the monster upstairs. Poor Craig.
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-Or just getting zapped a little. For now.

-And then blood poisoning! Yay!
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-"Reverse the enzyme decay, excite the tannin molecules." In other words, use all the tea. Yes. Kind of wonder why the almost empty teapot was on the tray in the first place, (and I've just noticed it's a Charles and Diana teapot, I think) but whatever. ALL THE TEA! \o/
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-Well, not the ones from the trash. Ew. XP

-Aw. Not often we see the Doctor being doctory. Even if it is with used teabags. :-P
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-Oh dear. *facepalm*
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-"Can you hold, I have to eat a biscuit." It is going to be so hard, SO HARD, not to do that exact thing at work tomorrow.

-The Doctor getting an eyewitness statement from a cat. *grins mightily*
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-"First, general background." Exposition via headbutting. This needs to catch on. *nods*

-Oooo, pretty montage.
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And Four and Three and Two and One. Totally skipped Seven, Six and Five though.

-Don't mind me, I'm just going to laugh my face off for a while. This must be a new thing that Eleven can do. There were a hell of a lot of people would have been headbutted otherwise. Particularly by Three and Four.
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-That's the trouble with telling someone everything. They might talk about it loudly enough for the evil thing upstairs to hear.
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-She didn't change bait for Sophie, so the monster isn't recycling victims as bait. Oh well.
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-Ah, and the headbutt disconnected the... whatever it was. Obfuscation circuit on the earphone. At least for Craig. Craig's having a very interesting day.
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-"Someone's dying up... there..." Oh crap. Yeah. Craig just got a serious dose of motivation, I think.
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-"There is no upstairs!" Oooo. Cool.

-Wahey! That's looking a bit like a console room (at least a New Era one) only eviller. What with the coffin shaped control panels and whatnot. And there was a killer robot in a video game in the mid-nineties with legs like that.
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-Um, guys? The door behind you's flickering... should you maybe stick a wedge in it or something?

-"Hi I'm Captain Troy Hanson of International Rescue." HA! Well it's Troy Tempest, not Hanson (not sure what that's from. Maybe he said Handsome?), in the old UK puppet series Stingray and International Rescue is from Thunderbirds but yeah. Go Supermarionation! \o/

-"Seventeen people have been tried, six billion four hundred thousand and twenty six remain." ...yeaaaah. Have fun with that. Not all of them are anywhere near Colchester, you know.

-"The correct pilot has been found." Of course he has. *facepalm*
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-"I'm way too much for this ship! My hand touches that panel the planet doesn't blow up, the whole solar system does!" Well. No self-esteem issues there then.

-"It wants people that want to leave." Really. That's interesting... in that case, the Doctor probably is way too much 'wanting to leave' for it.

-"Geronimo!" Headbutt side-effect; transfer of catch-phrase. *nods sagely*

-"I love Sophie!" Nothing like getting electrocuted by an alien spaceship and slapped by a Time Lord to get you to admit your feelings.
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-"I love you too, Craig, you idiot! *handmash*" ...You know, that's one of the most badass declarations of love I've seen in a long while. Wonder if this alien timeship electrocution thing counts as a marriage ceremony. A really weird hand-fasting?
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-*giggles endlessly at the wittering back and forth about 'do you mean it?'*

-Yes, escape the imploding ship now, snog later.
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-"I've been in your head, remember. I still want you to keep 'em." Oh. To give the Doctor a kind of home to come back to, even if he never does, or something. Aw. CRAIG IS AWESOME!!! \o/

-Aw, letters on the fridge. Aw, football photo... OH GO TO HELL, CRACK!! But I suppose time's up on the Crack now isn't it?
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-OH CRAP, RING-BOX! DUCK AND COVER! ...maybe? You know, I don't think that note's going to get written after all.
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-...oh crap. O.O
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Next two episodes, it's Crack-time. ...I think I'm going to need a longer weekend. O.o

All questions and ponderings are rhetorical, please don't answer them, and please no discussion of episodes I haven't got to yet, aka, nothing after DW 5.11. :-)

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lurkingwombat From: lurkingwombat Date: September 6th, 2011 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey. How about some info about Matt Smith that ties into this episode. Would that count as spoilers?
Cause i read a couple of cool things that they did here in this episode :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 6th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
As long as it doesn't connect to a future episode, I'm okay with hearing it. I have heard he was planning on being a professional football player before he was injured and went into acting, and I noticed the Van Gogh exhibit post-card on the fridge but couldn't get a decent cap so I left it out.

I'm off to bed now, (stupid work in morning arg), but I'll look forward to reading your comments in the morning.

*clings to you*
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: September 6th, 2011 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I was about to add the RL references regarding Matt Smith too, but you can certainly find those out. They did leave out a few Doctors in the montage, dammit--oh well probably took too much time, or something. Craig and Sophie were very awww-worthy weren't they? Also rather hopeless for a while there. But I really shouldn't judge social ineptitude..lol The conversation with the cat and head-butting almost killed me too;) Now bring on the crack!!!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 6th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes it's hard to see what's right in front of you, and sometimes it seems like the thing in front of you is just in your head. And sometimes you have no idea where 'front' is to even look for something to be there.

In short, yes, I'm not one to judge either.
earlgreytea68 From: earlgreytea68 Date: September 6th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
You just reminded me how much I ADORE this episode. Yes, it's a bit overboard with how clueless the Doctor is, but at the same time he's so very Doctor-y and adorable, I can't help but love it.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 6th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is a very cute one, for sure.
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