Sniff... It'sall over for another year (well 'til Xmas anyway).
"Tale as old as time..."
Yup, DOCTOR WHO came to its season finale on Saturday and while it wasn't as good as the previous two finales, it was still bloody good. There were a number of 'shocks' delivered in this episode, entitled "Last Of The Time Lords", and it all felt rather new as well as rather macabre in parts. Right from the off we get told the Earth (referred to as 'Sol' - a nice 'classic' series touch) is nearing extinction and it's also "One Year On" from the previous episode! Now that was new (although, apparently, if you were one of the dozen people who watch "Battlestar Gallactica" then it wasn't as new). We got another song by THE MASTER (again played with much joy by JOHN SIMM) as he carted THE DOCTOR about in a wheelchair - ironically, that was one of the more 'macabre' parts. Stick in his wife with a shiner and you've got some supreme nastiness. Not to mention the burning of Japan. All those poor "Hello Kitty's".
Doesn't he know not to look at the camera?
So, it was all up to MARTHA to save the day, and she did. Along the way, we discovered the Toclafane were, in fact, all those poor sods sent to 'Utopia' in, erm, "Utopia". Again, another shock seeing that head in the globe. Even more 'shocking' was seeing THE DOC as 900 year old, erm , thing. Some say Gollum, some say Dobby. That was new too and some fans don't like 'new' things in the show. Idiots. Gripes? Yes. I wasn't overly keen on the chanting of his name and the display of his psychic powers, a bit too Christ-like (or Jedi-like). Still, the Time Lords are meant to be Gods. THE MASTER's 'death' scene was well acted by TENNANT and SIMM. Stout work fellas. There were some nice nods to some of my favourite STAR WARS scenes in RETURN OF THE JEDI when he dies in the Doctor's arms and is then burnt. Sniff... But who took the ring I ask? I guess we'll never know.....
Insert Master's Ring being fingered gag here.
Even more of a shock (I am using that word incorrectly aren't I?) was Jack's throwaway remark that he was known as "The Face Of Boe"! Cripes. And then the shock-o-meter was further raised when Martha decided to leave! Bah! Then the aforementioned meter was rendered redundant when the flippin' TITANIC crashed into the TARDIS! How the flip did it do that? That's not meant to happen! "What?" indeed.
The fourth wall is broken, again...
WHO-news now, and the BEEB have revealed that FREEMA will be back as MARTHA for three episodes of TORCHWOOD and then for the second half of the next season of WHO! This means that there will be another companion joining the TARDIS from the start of Season 4 but who I hear you scream??!! Dunno. Apparently GMTV said it would be TOM ELLIS who was in the last episode but I would prefer little SALLY SPARROW from this year's "Blink". Start your bets now!
No! Not TORCHWOOD! Bah!
One final piece of WHO-news, the much-rumoured appearance of KYLIE has been confirmed. She will star in the Christmas special, VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED. Can't wait, I wonder if she'll do a song? Hope so, there's been a song in both specials already.
"... song as old as rhyme"
Elsewhere on TV, there's nothing. Nothing except a bleak landscape. WIMBLEDON started but poor TIM HENMAN valiantly went out in the second round which is better than ANDY MURRAY who had to pull out before it all began! LIFE ON MARS has started from the beginning again over on BBC FOUR so it's good catching up on that as I missed most of the first season. Music-wise, listened to the new albums from EDITORS and MAXIMO PARK. One word - yawn. So, onto this week's CUM DRENCHED WHORE OF THE WEEK and I'm afraid it's that CDW again - the PARASITE SOCIAL HILTON! Out of jail after twenty odd days (very odd) of a forty three day sentence. She describes her experience in some detail and has been paid well for it. It wasn't like you had to do hard work you daft cow! I'm also getting peaved at 'reporters' and 'commentators' excusing her with stuff like - "Ah well, she's only 26, it's understandable." 26, that ain't young! At what point do you become a responsible human being? Are we gonna start hearing, "Ah well, she's only 30, it's understandable."? If she was under-20 I would give her some leeway but for eff's sake, 26?? I mean really. I did like this response on US TV however...
How many Paris Hilton's does it take to put in a light bulb? None, she lives her life with blinkers on.