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Old 9th September 2019, 06:18 AM
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Doctor Who over the years: Episode quotes
The Doctor's Daughter
Donna: What the hell's it doing?
The Doctor: The control's not working. (He gets thrown about and gets a look at the jar at the base of the time rotor.) I don't know where we're going, but my old hand's very excited about it.
Donna: I thought that was just some freaky alien thing. You telling me it's yours?
The Doctor: Well.
Martha: It got cut off. He grew a new one.
Donna: You are completely impossible.
The Doctor: Not impossible. Just a bit unlikely.


The Doctor: What on earth? That's just
(A pair of glass and metal doors open and a figure steps out from the steam of the brightly lit interior. She is a skinny blonde woman in combat boots and trousers, and a khaki t-shirt.)
Cline: Arm yourself.
(He hands the newcomer a rifle.)
Martha: Where did she come from?
The Doctor: From me.
Donna: From you?. How? Who is she?
(The woman checks the rifle is ready for use.)
The Doctor: Well, she's, well, she's my daughter.
Jenny: Hello, Dad.
Cline: You primed to take orders? Ready to fight?
Jenny: Instant mental download of all strategic and military protocols, sir. Generation five thousand soldier primed and in peak physical health. Oh, I'm ready.
(She takes her place with Cline and the other soldiers at a barricade.)
Donna: Did you say daughter?
The Doctor: Mmm. Technically.
Martha: Technically how?
The Doctor: Progenation. Reproduction from a single organism. Means one parent is biological mother and father. You take a sample of diploid cells, split them into haploids, then recombine them in a different arrangement and grow. Very quickly, apparently.


Cobb: Tell them to prepare to move out. We'll progenate new soldiers on the morning shift, then we march. Once we reach the Temple, peace will be restored at long last.
The Doctor: Er, call me old-fashioned, but if you really wanted peace, couldn't you just stop fighting?
Cobb: Only when we have the Source. It'll give us the power to erase every stinking Hath from the face of this planet.
The Doctor: Hang on, hang on. A second ago it was peace in our time. Now you're talking about genocide.
Cobb: For us, that means the same thing.
The Doctor: Then you need to get yourself a better dictionary. When you do, look up genocide. You'll see a little picture of me there, and the caption will read, over my dead body.


The Doctor: What, what are you, what are you, what are you staring at?
Jenny: You keep insisting you're not a soldier, but look at you, drawing up strategies like a proper general.
The Doctor: No, no. I'm trying to stop the fighting.
Jenny: Isn't every soldier?
The Doctor: Well, I suppose, but that's, that's. Technically, I haven't got time for this. Donna, give me your phone. Time for an upgrade.
Jenny: And now you've got a weapon.
The Doctor: It's not a weapon.
Jenny: But you're using it to fight back. I'm going to learn so much from you. You are such a soldier.
The Doctor: Donna, will you tell her?
Donna: Oh, you are speechless. I'm loving this. You keep on, Jenny.


The Doctor: Jenny was the reason for the Tardis bringing us here. It just got here too soon, which then created Jenny in the first place. Paradox. An endless paradox. Time to go home?
Martha: Yeah. Home.
Donna: Are you sure about this?
Martha: Yeah, positive. I can't do this any more. You'll be the same one day.
Donna: Not me. Never. How could I ever go back to normal life after seeing all this? I'm going to travel with that man for ever.
Martha: Good luck.
Donna: And you.
(The Doctor walks on with Martha.)
The Doctor: We're making a habit of this.
Martha: Yeah. And you'd think it'd get easier. All those things you've been ready to die for. I thought for a moment there you'd finally found something worth living for.
The Doctor: Oh there's always something worth living for, Martha.
(They hug.)
Martha: Bye, Doctor.
The Doctor: Goodbye. Doctor Jones.


Jenny: Hello, boys.
Cline: The shuttle. Jenny? What're you doing? Come back.
Jenny: Sorry. Can't stop. What you going to do? Tell my dad?
Cline: But where are you going?
Jenny: Oh, I've got the whole universe. (The shuttle takes off into the sky.) Planets to save, civilisations to rescue, creatures to defeat, and an awful lot of running to do.
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Old 9th September 2019, 08:03 AM
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Tried watching Curse of Peladon, which I've not seen for a very long time, the other day but turned it off, every bit as dull as I remember. I did see The Keeper of Traken today. Don't know why, haven't seen that for donkeys years either. It's... kinda dull. Not as dull as Curse of Peladon, but still pretty dull. There's a few good moments and performances (though the chick who plays Kassia plays her as so clearly off her rocker it makes everyone look an idiot for not tumbling her to straight off) but it's very plodding and stagy. There's a fair amount of irony in the fact that literally the only thing that makes this story at all memorable is the Melkur/Master revelation, which was actually an 11th hour insertion by JNT and not part of the original script...
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Old 9th September 2019, 09:34 AM
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Old 10th September 2019, 06:33 AM
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Doctor Who over the years: Episode quotes
The Unicorn And The Wasp
Chandrakala: Look sharp. We have guests.
The Doctor: Good afternoon.
Davenport: Drinks, sir? Ma'am?
Donna: Sidecar, please.
The Doctor: And a lime and soda, thank you.
Greeves: May I announce Lady Clemency Eddison.
(Lady Eddison is a petite older woman.)
The Doctor: Lady Eddison.
Clemency: Forgive me, but who exactly might you be, and what are you doing here?
The Doctor: I'm the Doctor. And this is Miss Donna Noble, of the Chiswick Nobles.
(Donna puts on a posh accent and drops a curtsey.)
Donna: Good afternoon, my lady. Topping day, what? Spiffing. Top hole.
The Doctor: No, no, no, no, no. No, don't do that. Don't. (The Doctor shows the psychic paper to Lady Eddison.) We were thrilled to receive your invitation, my lady. We met at the Ambassador's reception.
Clemency: Doctor, how could I forget you? But one must be sure with the Unicorn on the loose.
The Doctor: A unicorn? Brilliant. Where?
Clemency: The Unicorn. The jewel thief? Nobody knows who he is. He's just struck again. Snatched Lady Babbington's pearls right from under her nose.
Donna: Funny place to wear pearls.


Roger: Now, my lady. What about this special guest you promised us?
Clemency: Here she is. A lady who needs no introduction.
(A thirty-something woman is embarrassed by the applause.)
Agatha: No, no, please, don't. Thank you, Lady Eddison. Honestly, there's no need. Agatha Christie.
Donna: What about her?
Agatha: That's me.
Donna: No. You're kidding.
The Doctor: Agatha Christie. I was just talking about you the other day. I said, I bet she's brilliant. I'm the Doctor. This is Donna. Oh, I love your stuff. What a mind. You fool me every time. Well, almost every time. Well, once or twice. Well, once. But it was a good once.
Agatha: You make a rather unusual couple.
The Doctor: Oh, no, no, no, no. We're not married.
Donna: We're not a couple.
Agatha: Well, obviously not. No wedding ring.
The Doctor: Oh. Oh, you don't miss a trick.
Agatha: I'd stay that way if I were you. The thrill is in the chase, never in the capture.


(Agatha has retreated to a little wrought iron gazebo just outside the house.)
Donna: Do you know what I think? Those books of yours, one day they could turn them into films. They could be talking pictures.
Agatha: Talking pictures? Pictures that talk? What do you mean?
Donna: Oh, blimey, I've done it again.
Agatha: I appreciate you trying to be kind, but you're right. These murders are like my own creations. It's as though someone's mocking me, and I've had enough scorn for one lifetime.
Donna: Yeah. Thing is, I had this bloke once. I was engaged. And I loved him, I really did. Turns out he was lying through his teeth. But do you know what? I moved on. I was lucky. I found the Doctor. It's changed my life. There's always someone else.
Agatha: I see. Is my marriage the stuff of gossip now?
Donna: No, I just. Sorry.
Agatha: No matter. The stories are true. I found my husband with another woman. A younger, prettier woman. Isn't it always the way?
Donna: Well, mine was with a giant spider, but, same difference.
Agatha: You and the Doctor talk such wonderful nonsense.
Donna: Agatha, people love your books. They really do. They're going to be reading them for years to come.
Agatha: If only. Try as I might, it's hardly great literature. Now that's beyond me. I'm afraid my books will be forgotten, like ephemera. Hello, what's that? Those flowerbeds were perfectly neat earlier. now some of the stalks are bent over.
(Agatha picks up a small case.)
Donna: There you go. Who'd ever notice that? You're brilliant.


The Doctor: No. Something's inhibiting my enzymes. Argh! I've been poisoned.
(The Doctor is nearly doubled up in pain.)
Donna: What do we do? What do we do?.
(Agatha sniffs his drink.)
Agatha: Bitter almonds. It's cyanide. Sparkling Cyanide.
(The Doctor staggers in and grabs Davenport.)
The Doctor: Ginger beer!
Davenport: I beg your pardon?
The Doctor: I need ginger beer.
Hart: The gentleman's gone mad.
(The Doctor finds his ginger beer and drinks.)
Agatha: I'm an expert in poisons. Doctor, there's no cure. It's fatal.
(The Doctor spits out the surplus ginger beer.)
The Doctor: Not for me. I can stimulate the inhibited enzymes into reversal. Protein. I need protein.
Donna: Walnuts?
The Doctor: Brilliant.
(The Doctor fills his mouth with them.)
Donna: I can't understand you. How many words? One. One word. Shake. Milk shake. Milk? Milk? No, not milk? Shake, shake, shake. Cocktail shaker. What do you want, a Harvey Wallbanger?
The Doctor: Harvey Wallbanger?
Donna: Well, I don't know.
The Doctor: How is Harvey Wallbanger one word?
Agatha: What do you need, Doctor?
The Doctor: Salt. I was miming salt. It's salt. I need something salty.
Donna: What about this?
The Doctor: What is it?
Donna: Salt.
The Doctor: No, too salty.
Donna: Oh, that's too salty.
Agatha: What about this?.
Donna: What's that?
Agatha: Anchovies.
(The Doctor downs the contents of the jar.)
Donna: What is it? What else? It's a song? Mammy? I don't know. Camptown Races?
The Doctor: Camptown Races?
Donna: Well, all right then, Towering Inferno.
The Doctor: It's a shock. Look, shock. I need a shock.
Donna: Right then. Big shock coming up.
(Donna grabs the Doctor and kisses him long and hard. When she releases him, smoke comes from his mouth.)
The Doctor: Detox. Oh my. I must do that more often. I mean, the detox.
Agatha: Doctor, you are impossible. Who are you?
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Old 10th September 2019, 09:12 AM
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Old 10th September 2019, 10:46 PM
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Tried watching Logopolis last night, but by God it's even duller than Traken, as well as being basically incomprehensible nonsense (as someone else once sagely pointed out, the Logopolitans are basically performing magic with no real explanation as to how, and yet no one points this out, so much for Mr Science Bidmead). Adric is just about bearable on his own but then the other two blocks of wood arrive...
I made it to a few minutes into part 3 and was literally nodding off. Ended up turning it off and watching The Lodger. One of my least fave series 5 eps, but it was amusing enough and certainly less boring...

My part-season 18 (sort of) rewatch/marathon is not going well... Gimme season 17 any day!
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Old 11th September 2019, 08:56 AM
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Billie Piper as Rose Tyler in the series four finale Journey's End (2008)

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Old 12th September 2019, 05:55 AM
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Doctor Who over the years: Episode quotes
Silence In The Library
The Doctor: The Library. So big it doesn't need a name. Just a great big The.
Donna: It's like a city.
The Doctor: It's a world. Literally, a world. The whole core of the planet is the index computer. Biggest hard drive ever. And up here, every book ever written. Whole continents of Jeffrey Archer, Bridget Jones, Monty Python's Big Red Book. Brand new editions, specially printed. (They look over a balcony onto roofs below.) We're near the equator, so this must be biographies. I love biographies.
Donna: Yeah, very you. Always a death at the end.
The Doctor: You need a good death. Without death, there'd only be comedies. Dying gives us size. (Donna picks up a book and the Doctor takes it from her.) Way-a. Spoilers.
Donna: What?
The Doctor: These books are from your future. You don't want to read ahead. Spoil all the surprises. Like peeking at the end.
Donna: Isn't travelling with you one big spoiler?
The Doctor: I try to keep you away from major plot developments. Which, to be honest, I seem to be very bad at, because you know what? This is the biggest library in the universe. So where is everyone? It's silent.
(The Doctor uses his screwdriver on a nearby information screen, bringing it online.)
Donna: The library?
The Doctor: The planet. The whole planet.
Donna: Maybe it's a Sunday.
The Doctor: No, I never land on Sundays. Sundays are boring.
Donna: Well, maybe everyone's really, really quiet.


Donna: So, We weren't just in the neighbourhood.
The Doctor: Yeah, I kind of, sort of lied a bit. I got a message on the psychic paper. (It reads - The library come as soon as you can. x) What do you think? Cry for help?
Donna: Cry for help with a kiss?
The Doctor: Oh, we've all done that.
Donna: Who's it from?
The Doctor: No idea.
Donna: So why did we come here? Why did you
The Doctor: Donna.
(The lights behind them are going out.)
Donna: What's happening?
The Doctor: Run! (They can't get the nearest door open.) Come on.
Donna: What, is it locked?
The Doctor: Jammed. The wood's warped.
Donna: Well, sonic it. Use the thingy.
The Doctor: I can't, it's wood.
Donna: What, it doesn't do wood?
The Doctor: Hang on, hang on. I can vibrate the molecules, fry the bindings. I can shatterline the interface.
Donna: Oh, get out of the way.
(Donna kicks the door open.)


River: Thanks.
The Doctor: For what?
River: The usual. For coming when I call.
The Doctor: Oh, that was you?
River: You're doing a very good job, acting like you don't know me. I'm assuming there's a reason.
The Doctor: A fairly good one, actually.
River: Okay, shall we do diaries, then? Where are we this time? Er, going by your face, I'd say it's early days for you, yeah? So, er, crash of the Byzantium. Have we done that yet? Obviously ringing no bells. Right. Oh, picnic at Asgard. Have we done Asgard yet? Obviously not. Blimey, very early days, then. Whoo, life with a time traveller. Never knew it could be such hard work. Look at you. Oh, you're young.
The Doctor: I'm really not, you know.
River: No, but you are. Your eyes. You're younger than I've ever seen you.
The Doctor: You've seen me before, then?
River: Doctor, please tell me you know who I am.
The Doctor: Who are you?


The Doctor: What's in that book?
River: Spoilers.
The Doctor: Who are you?
River: Professor River Song, University of
The Doctor: To me. Who are you to me?
River: Again, spoilers


Node: Donna Noble has left the library. Donna Noble has been saved.
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Old 12th September 2019, 11:02 AM
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A great action style publicity still of third Doctor, Jon Pertwee.

I can't place it though. If anyone can say which story it's from i'd be grateful. I thought Terror of the Autons due to the bus but the bus in that is completely different. I'm pretty sure it's either his first or second series.
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Old 12th September 2019, 01:05 PM
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When i saw the still my brain said "Inferno" for some reason so i looked it up.
Found this image from an old dvd cover that uses the shot, not sure if it's the right story or just a pic they decided to use.

MIKE: I've got it! Peter Cushing! We've got to drive a stake through his heart!
VYVYAN: Great! I'll get the car!
NEIL: I'll get a cushion.

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